Claudia Rogge - isolation
Segment 8: die Blasen der Gesellschaft
Claudia Rogge's latest series "isolation" consistently links with her former works from the Rapport and UNIFORM series developed between 2004 and 2007. The show is focused on the so called "foam pictures", which depict once more the artist's examination of the topics society, individual, and masses. People are mingling with the crowd, and yet each one of them is on their own. The foam symbolises both adjacencies and isolation of the individual. The bubbles' fragile texture implies transience, dashed hopes and, eventually, the finite existence. The foam series evokes images of a fun society enjoying themselves at foam parties as well as the daily news that refer to consistently bursting bubbles. At the opening of the exhibition on March 6th, 2009, the visitor will be part of a foam installation.
Additionally, the exhibition will show works from the mask series. All of the depicted people are wearing masks. They apparently turn towards each other and interact, but at the same time they seem to be imprisoned in their masks and isolated from the outside world. The question is, wether or not they show their inner self or just play a role. Undetected, they act according to certain patterns and rules.
Exhibiton date: March 6 - April 18, 2009
From May 19 to June 28, 2009, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) will show a cross section from Claudia Rogge's work in a solo exhibition.