Alexandra Hopf

Berlin, Germany
APT Berlin
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  • “Worldmaking as we know it always starts from worlds already on hand; the making is a remaking.” – Nelson Goodman Alexandra Hopf’s new solo show ‘The Night’ takes place in a rather unusual exhibition space: Home, a residential flat located in Schöneberg. The exhibition marks the first episode of the home project, curated by Annabelle von Girsewald, in the context of the residency ABA Air Berlin Alexanderplatz. Three works are displayed in the flat’s corridor and living room and refer to the œuvre of sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti.

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Working with the ideology of construction, Alexandra Hopf makes key chronicled art figures her sources. As if to uncover the directory of influential male artists, Hopf traces a century of art in her own seemingly timeworn works. Although her works are contemporary, they bear a surface of antiquity. This antiquity is manifested in Hopf`s complex surfaces, and is an aspect of her practice of questioning time and art systems. Hopf`s media include work on paper and acrylic glass, relief, sculpture, and textile. Alexandra Hopf reconstructs the avant-garde with an idiosyncratic museological approach. She is interested in the history of display and how we see; and creates exhibitions as collections, houses and even as stages with respective titles "A Private Collection", "Maison Tatlin", "Screen Memories".

Hopf obscures the rich art historical sources through which she questions frames of references. She reawakens the pictorial consciousness from a contemporary artist`s point of view; one of a pluralistic standpoint: we are both here and there. Her work imaginatively returns to 20th century successes and failures, oscillating between beginnings and endings. 

Alexandra Hopf lives and works in Berlin. She has shown her work throughout Europe as well as in international solo and group shows. She is represented by Gallery Sobering

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