City in Reverse: Paintings on Plastics | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0779-7397
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The limestone quarry at Rüdersdorf close to Berlin provides the capital with stone that is then transformed in mortar, cement and concrete. In this way the geological landscape forms the basis of the city, with the raw materials being absorbed into cartographies. The stones pass the boundaries of the site and move via structures, ladders and nets to settle into the new grid of the city. The painter Karen Vermeren uses her research to question traditional ideas about landscape art. Her work seeks new representations of the geological landscape in two-dimensional in-situ installations.


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