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CHRISTIANE BLATTMANN

Born in 1983, Stuttgart (GE). Lives and works in Brussels (BE) and Hamburg (GE).

Taking quotidian surroundings such as architecture, urban design or fashion as departure, Christiane Blattmann's sculptural practice aims to dissolve clear disciplines of creation and challenges the autonomy of those fields. Her works are less hybrids of art and vernaclar, but more thinking-figures designated as art-objects. Blattmann (inter-)weaves, ties, nets, connects - she creates convoluted joints of things, relations and characters. Her objects oscillate between "both-and" and "neither-nor". They elude themselves of normative definitions - dissolving appears as aesthetic strategy.

Christiane Blattmann graduated from Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg in 2013. She has recently exhibited at Neuer Essener Kunstverein, The Community (Paris), Kunsthaus Hamburg, Damien & The Love Guru (Brussels), Oracle (Berlin), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, and run a radio station at MoMA PS1, New York. She is part of the artist lead publisher Montez Press. A solo show at Kunsthalle Münster is forthcoming in 2019.


Christiane Blattmann, Augurus (détail), rattan, silicone, pigment, jute, exhibition view "Die Gehaltene Hand", Marwan, Amsterdam, 2018. Photo: Franzi Müller Schmidt. Courtesy the artist and Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels.


Christiane Blattmann, Blue Cutlery Bag, silicone, pigment, exhibition view "Die Gehaltene Hand", Marwan, Amsterdam, 2018. Photo: Franzi Müller Schmidt. Courtesy the artist and Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels.


Christiane Blattmann, Opera Shoes, ceramics, plaster, gesso, 2018. Courtesy the artist.


Christiane Blattmann, Hear (detail), silicone, pigment, jute, exhibition view, The Community, Paris. Collection Svenja und Mark Lüdemann. Photo: Aurélien Mole.