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The sculptures and sitespecific installations Katja Strunz (b. Ottweiler, 1970; lives and works in Berlin) fashions out of bent sheet metal, steel plates, or wood are minimalist constructions unfolding into space. The rigorous and nonrepresentational canon of forms grows out of her assimilation and reframing of various abstract tendencies, from grows out of her assimilation and reframing of various abstract tendencies, from constructivism to Minimal art. By inserting found objects and highlighting traces of their production and ageing, the artist reveals the fragility and impermanence of wowkrs of art and the stuff they are made of. Her objects and collages sometimes look like isolated parts of a utopian machine that an earlytwentiethcentury avantgarde movement shot into outer space and whose battered and splintered fragments, a former vision of a new and better future world, now penetrate and populate our reality. The catalogue traces the evolution of Katja Strunz's art from the early wall objects of the late 1990s to her folded works and collages and hence to the expansive sitespecific installations of the past few years. With essays by Guido Fassbender and Thomas Kohler.