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Katinka Bock

Since the early 2000s, Katinka Bock (b. 1976, Frankfurt am Main) has been developing a sculptural practice that is intimately linked to questions of space, time and material.

With a sharply bordered, paper-thin area of sand and the solid body of a wooden stele of anthropomorphous appearance, she generates a silent landscape that is given a narrative undertone by the title Atlantic, Personne (2012).

The sculpture Kalender (Calendar, 2018) emphasises the durational aspect of Katinka Bock's work. The work exists in several versions, each varying in colour and the quantity of unique, glazed ceramic cubes resembling cobblestones. This fifty-part iteration, glazed with bleu de Sevres glaze, forms a line along a wall which is altered on a daily basis, translating the advance of time into a movement in space. Each day, one stone is carried from one end of the line to the other, so that the sculpture moves slowly through the space during the period that it is exhibited.


  1. Katinka Bock Atlantic, Personne, 2012

    Chêne, sable et colle
    Dimensions variables
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2012
    © photo : Kristien Daem pour Culturgest, Lisbonne

  1. Katinka Bock, "Dead Cactus", 2016, Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Katinka Bock Dead Cactus, 2016

    Impression noir et blanc sur papier
    45 x 30 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2019 – de l’artiste

  1. Katinka Bock, "Je te tiens", 2018, Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Katinka Bock Je te tiens, 2018

    Diptyque photographique noir et blanc
    31 x 41 cm chacune
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2019 – de l’artiste
    © Katinka Bock

  1. Katinka Bock, "Kalender", 2018 (détail), Collection Mudam Luxembourg. Vue de la présentation, "Les 25 ans de la Collection Mudam", Mudam Luxembourg, 21.11.2020 – 03.04.2022
    Katinka Bock Kalender, 2018

    50 cubes en céramique, bleu de Sèvres
    12 x 12 x 12 cm chacun
    Dimensions de l’ensemble : 12 x 12 x 600 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2019
    Vue de la présentation Les 25 ans de la Collection Mudam, Mudam Luxembourg, 21.11.2020 – 03.04.2022
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

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