Helicopter

Sabine Moritz

Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Poetry by Adam Zagajewski and Friedrich Holderlin

  • September 2014  
  • 978-0-9930103-0-9  
  • 210 × 283 mm | 8.2 × 11.2 in  
  • HB | 136pp  
  • 72 colour 

£25.00

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Memory as a dynamic process has been the underlying theme of Sabine Moritz’s drawings and paintings since the early 1990s. In her work the Cologne-based artist has captured remembered images from her childhood in the GDR; drawn flower compositions; and in recent years has engaged with the motif of war. This publication presents Moritz’s latest work: a collection of drawings and paintings of helicopters created between 2002 and 2013.

The Helicopter series has arisen from Moritz’s interest in the shift in their symbolic meaning. They are based on images of helicopters from newspapers and television that the artist transferred into her own language.The outcome is a series of beautiful drawings and paintings that range from objective depictions of helicopters to more poetic compositions. The works are accompanied by poems by Adam Zagajewski and Friedrich Holderlin, alongside a text by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Sabine Moritz is a German artist based in Cologne, Germany. Her work is a manifestation of indelible memory and its release, creating works that portray the personal and collective history and passing of a period in time.