Opening: 06 February 2008, 7 p.m.
In the small exhibition room of the Salzburger Kunstverein Catrin Bolt staged an exhibition in different acts. In it, mattresses formed a changing picture; an old table was converted into an unsteady sculpture and towels into abstract images. An installation of cigarette packs acted as a bad miniature model of a city, a record player was combined with a pillow, while 10 monitors are a cross between sculpture and a reduced video installation. Oil paintings also contributed to the plot of this exhibition; an abstract painting became figurative, while the figurative unveiled its abstract qualities.
Catrin Bolt elevates the works of art to actors and at the same time makes them props. She presents them in complex, ultimately fictional exhibitions, fed from the endless possibilities that the art as well as the film medium have to offer.
Catrin Bolt was born in 1979 in Friesach; she lives and works in Vienna. From 1997 to 2003 Bolt studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has already had numerous single exhibitions, for example at the Hubert Winter Gallery in Vienna and the National Art Center in Tblissi among others.
Exhibiton view, Catrin Bolt, Salzburger Kunstverein 2008
Photo: © Andrew Phelps