Nora Schultz, major rivers running underground / Courtesy of Nora Schultz
Nora Schultz: major rivers running underground
Apr 28 – Jul 21, 2024
Kunsthalle und Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven, Germany

Nora Schultz’ multidimensional practice includes not only sculptural, filmic and appropriative elements but also typographic, performative and linguistic ones. For her shows, she assembles them to expansive installations, setting individual parts in relation to each other. Her works mostly refer to the space, so that they can be understood as a kind of speaking with and about the space, for example, by inscribing themselves in it, taking up its structures or completely occupying it. Key moments consist in shifting, destabilizing and transforming. Therefore, her pieces frequently appear to be in a precarious and fragile state – somehow out of balance, swaying or hovering. But only to the extent that they still “hold.” Nora Schultz is not intent on destroying things, but instead on softening, unsettling, questioning, and disorienting them – be it architectures, structures, surfaces, borders, or realities. For only when something is dissolved can it be exposed, thus allowing it show itself from a different, unknown perspective. Although Schultz’ works use the exhibition space, a very specific space, as a starting point, they refer beyond it and weave innumerable threads that raise a physical, sensual, social, and political awareness of relations, systems, structures, circumstances, and conditions.

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