Exhibition // Sinta Werner’s The Operation of Displacement at Alexander Levy

Berlin-based artist Sinta Werner recently opened her solo show ‘The Operation of Displacement’ at Galerie Alexander Levy. The exhibition features new collage and installation works by Werner, who is known for her architectonic and illusory style.

Sinta Werner, Alexander Levy Gallery

Werner’s fascination with geometric structures and architectural facades is noticeable throughout her oeuvre, and her new pieces at Galerie Levy are no exception. What appear at first sight as regular, well-composed black & white photographs of Kreuzberg-style housing blocks, are in fact infinitely meticulous and imaginative spatial reconstructions, done by cutting, folding and weaving along chosen architectural lines. As somewhat of an ‘architect-after-the-fact,’ Werner manages to combine giants of monumental architecture into playful and effortless, invented hybrid buildings.

Sinta Werner, Alexander Levy Gallery

Besides the collage series – from which the exhibition takes its name – the show also includes two larger 3D façade installations. The far window of the gallery is covered with a photograph of another window, pasted slightly off-centre, revealing its topographical differences from the real window underneath. The repetitive doubling – a window upon a window – is characteristic of Werner’s work and she succeeds at giving us the uncanny feeling of witnessing a world just like our own but distorted by small, almost imperceptible adjustments.

Sinta Werner, Alexander Levy Gallery

Sinta Werner, Alexander Levy Gallery


Additional Information

Berlin Art Link 2012 Studio Visit with Sinta Werner:

Additional Information:

“Die Operation der Verschiebung” – SINTA WERNER
Exhibition: Sep. 07 – Oct. 26, 2013
Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 26 (click here for map)

Blog entry by Alison Hugill in Berlin; Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013.

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