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SpaceTime. A critical review of Katja Toporski exhibition

Article  /  CriticalThinking   Review   Exhibiting
 
Published: 07.12.2017
Katja Toporski, SpaceTime exhibition view.
. Photo by Robert Batey Photography..
Katja Toporski, SpaceTime exhibition view.
Photo by Robert Batey Photography.

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Intro
On August 25th 2017, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts opened SpaceTime, a solo exhibition of works by jewelry artist Katja Toporski. While also operating in the field as professor and writer who lives outside of Washington DC, Toporski’s artistic career has included numerous national and international exhibitions as well as many publications. This specific exhibition showcased a variety of brooches and necklaces from two bodies of work, Chauvet from 2016 and Angelus Novus from 2015. In its whole, the work of Katja Toporski views time in its existential context. With SpaceTime, this is done in two-fold by questioning humanity’s contemporary existence in relation to the past (and inevitably the present) as well as examining the unknown transitional moments when histories are unwritten and imminent possibility is sustained.