steel, stainless steel, paint
160 x 99 x 71,5 cm (63 x 39 x 28 1/4 in.)
With her folds of paper, cardboard and metal, Katja Strunz has found a completely independent artistic language, which can nevertheless not deny its reference to Constructivist art, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art and Land Art. Strunz herself refers explicitly to Land Art in many of her works, and Constructivist approaches are not only formally at the beginning of her oeuvre, but she herself describes her works as not only influenced by, but also as explicitly belonging to Constructivism. However, Katja Strunz clearly refines this Constructivism in her folds further by extending spatial references and geometric orders by the concept of time and, in addition, raises a completely different set of problems. This is comprehensible in many ways in the sculpture "Einfalt und Ort". The spatial relationships created by the folding of the metal are quite precarious, as they are not directly comprehensible. The folding as such suggests stability and fragility at the same time, as the stable materiality is obscured by the neutralising black colour. It could also be a far lighter and thus more unstable paper object, especially since the association with paper folding and the art of origami is immediately apparent.