Thus, the inversion of the impossible, the forgotten, and the unsaid has an effect on the level of reception: the extraordinary amount of effort and material that goes into her pieces play with the attributes of “laboriousness” and “being diligent”. These ascriptions are more likely to be applied to tasks that are female or domestic in nature, or to eager schoolgirls, in contrast to the narratives of artistic genius reserved for men. In Yakovleva’s work, this diligence becomes a destructive force and the medium a showplace for excess. In the exhibition, a large wall installation and paper cuts will be presented.
Sonja Yakovleva (b.1989) currently lives and works in Frankfurt and Berlin. Yakovleva studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach with Heiner Blum, Mariola Brillowska, and Juliane Rebentisch.
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