Henrike Naumann`s Furnishings between Interior and White Cube
Wall units, mirrors, and coffee tables. What seems striking at the first glance, is the opulent variety of shapes, surfaces and patterns that cover the floors and walls. (…) Even an audience that did not experience the 1990s itself would unlikely doubt the historical classification: these are exclusively interior relics from the time. Henrike Naumann`s installation for the exhibition 2000. Man, Nature. Twipsy at Kunstverein Hannover (2019) is partly reminiscent of furniture shops of the 1990s. However, this continuity is repeatedly interrupted by video works, loans from the local Expo 2000 museum (Exposeeum) or exaggerated sculptural gestures. Maybe the existing artefacts can hardly be overdrawn – they already are. (…)
Published in (German): Irene Nierhaus/Kathrin Heinz (ed.), Ästhetische Ordnungen und Politiken des Wohnens. Häusliches und Domestisches in der visuellen Moderne, transcript Bielfeld 2023, pp. 519-537.