Carte Blanche

With the installation Get the Sequence, Katharina Stumm (*1987) presents her diploma exhibition at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich, class of Gregor Hildebrandt. The site specific paper work stretches as a woven open space from the ceiling. The different heights of the fragile walls blowing in the wind allow access for the viewer. They are supported by the ceiling anchorage and are sewn at the ends with white or red thread.

The material fax paper is marked by creases and cracks in the process of creation, like the melody of a poem.

On the adjacent bench there are five books that represent an archive of over 1000 postcards that the artist sent to friends and acquaintances between 27 April 2015 and 7 July 2019. The works, which were brought onto paper with various media – collages, prints, drawings, acrylic, thread, varnish, oil, ink, etc. – form her main work of recent years, which is scattered all over the world.

Her diploma work Get the Sequence is a structure of 32 carte blanches that are unhinged at the end of the exhibition. They stand for new postcards that are still waiting to be realized and can be purchased for 480 euros in the form of subscription: Each subscription consists of 12 postcards sent to the recipient every month. The work is limited to 32 subscriptions.

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After the exhibition was over and the 32 cards were released

The end is important in all things