Charlotte von Poehl: The Notepiece

25 August – 19 November 2006

Exhibition in Gallery 4

Drawing on the personal writings and diaries of artists Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, von Poehl has created an exhibition that reflects on their thoughts, engaging the viewer in a personal dialogue.

An Institute fellow in 2004, Charlotte von Poehl is a young Swedish artist fascinated by Minimalism and its legacy to young artists today.

Repetition and seriality have been a recurrent focus of von Poehl’s work, and this exhibition has developed in response to parallel notions of seriality in the work of Hesse and LeWitt.

During her fellowship, von Poehl turned the library into a kind of studio, making hundreds of notes that incorporated transcriptions, annotations and drawings taken from writings by and on Hesse and LeWitt. This exhibition presents just a small selection of the notes she made during this period.

The serial nature of von Poehl’s work means that it can expand and contract according to the limits of the gallery space. The selection here, confined to Gallery 4, might similarly be thought of as representing a number of units taken from a seemingly endless body of work. There is therefore a sense that the installation is at once random and determined, a duality that is reflected in the notes themselves: each represents an individual piece, yet each looks similar to the next, making their uniqueness a condition of their repetitiousness.

Born in Lund, Sweden, in 1966, Charlotte von Poehl studied at Goldsmith’s College in London before moving to Paris, where she now lives and works. She has exhibited in her home country as well as across and beyond Europe, including De la représentation - l’action at Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris (2002), 7000 Newton at Malmo Konstmuseum (2002) and Rotating Realities at the Centre Culturel Su‘dois, Paris (2004).

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment

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