Full HD, Loop, 00:51 min
— Sarah Lehnerer's work navigates between methodological rigor and associative openness. The social and historical connections in which the works are created and presented are as important to the artist as are the traces of personal experiences and memories they contain. Her texts, images and spaces defy the oppositions of reality and fiction, of objectivity and subjectivity, operating instead in the interstices of such constellations.
As in her previous solo exhibition at Kunstverein Göttingen, here, too, Lehnerer presents her videos, drawings, textiles and sculptures as an open narrative. The exhibition’s title “Noland” invokes an indeterminate geography, which can be viewed from both a subjective and a socio-cultural perspective. “Noland” is not to be understood as the exhibition’s maxim or superstructure, but, rather, as a space of opportunity, which incorporates the relationships between context, materiality and installation of her works.
The exhibition also marks the release of Sarah Lehnerer 's book “SOFT. STRAND. CHICKS,” published by Kunstverein Göttingen in cooperation with Kirchgasse and Hammann von Mier Verlag.
Text: Leo Lencses