Josef Rapaj, Dresden

"Katharina Hinsberg. umeinander"

A project of the Kupferstich-Kabinett of the Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) in the Small Courtyard of the Dresden Residence Palace

Following the successful artistic intervention by Monika Grzymala in 2020 in the Small Palace Courtyard on the occasion of its 300th anniversary, the Kupferstich-Kabinett has again invited an artist to realize an extraordinary work of art in the Small Palace Courtyard of the Residenzschloss in 2021 as part of a project that will run until 2024.

In her works on paper and in space, the artist Katharina Hinsberg deals with the question of what all a drawing can be. For the Small Palace Courtyard, she has conceived the work around each other: Two 15-meter-long bands of fabric hang under the membrane roof, set in motion by an electric motor, creating drawings in the airspace in sweeps and turns. The dynamics under the dome find a counterpart on the ground, when visitors also draw figures in the air with a textile ribbon. The artist counters the element of movement with a static ensemble of five brass spheres, which also hang from the roof and anchor the movements of the ribbons in space. With the spheres and ribbons Hinsberg turns two fundamental components of drawing into elements of her installation: point and line.

„Drawing is always an activity of the whole body, through whose physical impulses a line is created on the paper. I would like to make these spatial movements visible as an essential part of the drawing, without them being drawn on a surface.“ (Katharina Hinsberg, 2021)



July 15, 2021 - January 09, 2022

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden | Residenzschloss


Josef Rapaj, Dresden
Katharina Hinsberg • Dr. Björn Egging
Josef Rapaj, Dresden
Josef Rapaj, Dresden
Martina de Maizière • Dr. Stephanie Buck
Josef Rapaj, Dresden


David Pinzer Fotografie

After studying fine arts in Munich, Dresden and Bordeaux from 1989 to 1996, she received scholarships from the Kunstfonds, the Dieu Donée Papermill in New York, the MUKA Printstudio in Auckland, New Zealand and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. From 2003 to 2009 Katharina Hinsberg was professor of drawing at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, and since 2011 she has been professor of conceptual painting at the Hochschule der Künste Saar.

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