Through small and radical interventions in existing environments, the artist focuses the viewer’s gaze on the most overlooked aspects of daily life. The objects she creates are often testimonies to individual experiences and the specific conditions of its creation remain inseparable from the work itself.
In the Kunsthalle Wien exhibition at its Karlsplatz location, the artist continues her ongoing engagement with ephemeral situations that are often peripheral. She does so by explicitly taking into account the architectural specificity of the glass pavilion and the immediate environs presented by Karlsplatz square. For the exhibition, Kate Newby will create new objects, using materials that can be found locally, such as clayand glass. Inspired by aspects of everyday life, her works are immediate responses to existing sites. Often made by hand, the objects carry visible traces of the production procedure. Her works engage with the material as well as social textures of the specific location and will be showcased in settings located both indoor and outdoor at Karlsplatz. Newby is interested in transgressing the boundaries assigned to delimit the exhibition space and subtly challenges how art is exhibited, viewed, and archived.