Birne (Pear) 10
In her wide-ranging work in a variety of media, including sculpture, film, drawing or performance, Judith Hopf addresses socio-political questions with a quiet, complex humour that one often only notices on a second glance. In works such as “Waiting Laptops” or “Exhausted Vases”, she references defining issues of our time: conventions, role attributions, the functioning of the individual, in which the boundaries between man and machine, the private and the public, work and leisure, seem to have become increasingly blurred. In Blickachsen 13 Hopf is represented by three works reflecting her preoccupation with everyday items and materials – here, red bricks. The sculptures on display in the Schlosspark, “A hole and the filling of the hole”, “A pear with two bites”, and “Birne (Pear)”, appear – with the abstracted bite marks on one of the ‘pears’ and on the wall – almost comic-like, conveying an impression of lightness and heaviness simultaneously.
Judith Hopf studied at the Art Academies in Bremen and Berlin, and in addition to documenta (2012), has been invited to take part in many solo and group exhibitions internationally. Since 2008 she has taught as a professor of fine arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.