Katharina Sieverding artworks and editions
Katharina Sieverding is considered a pioneer of photographic art and is one of the most internationally renowned German artists. In her works, she explores themes such as society, gender and identity. Monumental photographs and political statements are considered the artist's trademarks. Today Sieverding lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin.
While Sieverding studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, she worked in parallel as assistant to Fritz Kortner at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus. She eventually moved to the renowned Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, where she first took Teo Otto's stage design class and then joined Joseph Beuys' class. In 1972 she graduated as a master student.
Her artworks and editions repeatedly refer to the expanded concept of art of her teacher Joseph Beuys. Early on, Sieverding pursued unusual pictorial inventions and renewed the potential of photography through her innovative media-based artistic practice. In her large-format photographs, the artist tests the limits of this medium anew. In doing so, she provides seemingly personal insights on the one hand and draws public attention to political issues or gender discourses on the other. In doing so, she bridges the gap between details and the big picture. Thus Sieverding's works can be described as visual, artistic "diagnoses". On the one hand, her artworks and editions function as a collective memory and knowledge store, and on the other hand, she transports her own subjective image of time through them.
Katharina Sieverding's works are part of many renowned international collections and are regularly presented in extensive exhibitions.
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