L187, Offenbach am Main, 2020
“Suddenly a rustle and whistling, then a deafening detonation, everyone screamed and the whole basement was full of dust.”
My father about his experiences as a child around 1943.
Karwath + Todisko on Heritage, 2021 at L187
Peter Wöllert (*1937), neighbour’s house, 1963, slide film print, 10 x 15 cm,
Installation view, Heritage
Karwath + Todisko, Heritage 4, 2020, inherited photography and acrylic on wood, 145 x 90 cm
Karwath + Todisko, Heritage 4, 2020, detail, inherited photography and acrylic on wood, 145 x 90 cm
Installation view, Heritage
Inna Todisko, untitled, 2001, photography, silver gelatine print on RC-Paper, inherited frame, 32 x 25 cm
Karwath + Todisko, Heritage 5, 2020, installation view, inherited photography, acrylic on wood, 145 x 90 cm
Karwath + Todisko, Heritage 5, 2020, detail, installation view, inherited photography, acrylic on wood, 145 x 90 cm (Karwath+Todisko)
Ingrid Wöllert, The Youth I,II and III, 1992, installation view, monotype, linoleum ink on paper, 21 x 20 cm
Ingrid Wöllert, The Youth I,II and III, 1992, monotype, linoleum ink on paper, 21 x 20 cm
Karwath + Todisko, Mother Lists, 2020, installation view, paper lists in display table, 160 x 80 x 75 cm
Karwath + Todisko, Mother Lists, detail, 2020, paper lists in display table, 160 x 80 x 75 cm
Inna Wöllert, Mess, 2011, photography, found frame, 23 x 17 cm
Inna Todisko, At Home, 2000, installation view, silver gelatine print on RC-Paper, 70 x 50 cm
Inna Todisko, Missed, 2006, installation view, MiniDV video, 3:58 min.
Inna Todisko, Missed, 2006, videostill, MiniDV video, 3:58 min.,
The title of the exhibition refers to the artist’s deeply autobiographical approach to her practice which is presented here as an overview of her development as an artist so far. Her conceptual practice comprises room installations, mixed media collages, moving image work and the use of documentation in the shape of found and reappropriated objects. Some of her early works have never been shown publicly before and now tie in as an intimate insight into her personal history, also illustrated through her changing artist signatures from Ingrid Wöllert to Inna Todisko to Inna Wöllert and finally to Kawarth + Todisko.
Architectural photographs taken by her father are reworked, extracted and pasted onto large scale surfaces, showing a profound connection to her roots. The video installation of her now deceased mother discusses themes of mortality, identity as well as memory.
It is accompanied by a photograph alluding to her mother’s tendency of hoarding, which stands in stark contrast to the meticulous documentation of her everyday life. The artist’s early drawings and photographs from her time at art school allow a vulnerable insight into the exploration of her own – the female – body. The works shown revisit various stages of the artist’s emotional and physical heritage which could be seen as an illustration of her search for identity both as a human being and as a creative practitioner until today.
Text by Vivien Kämpf & Lucy Rose Nixon
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