KATJA NOVITSKOVA - LIFE UPDATE, KUNSTHALLE LISSABON

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Installation view, Life Update, Kunsthalle Lissabon

Life Update is the current solo exhibition by the Tallinn born and Amsterdam based artist Katja Novitskova. Her work focuses on issues of technology, evolutionary processes, digital imagery and corporate aesthetics. Novitskova is interested in investigating how media actively redefines the world and culture, and everything, related to art, nature and commerce. Key themes in her practice have evolved from an interest in post-internet art practices, technology and the biological evolution within the current geological era (the Anthropocene). A re-occurring theme in her works are images of animals sourced online which appear larger than life in her installations and are digitally printed onto aluminium.  She reassembles images from online search engines by filtering them into recombinations influenced by advertisement and corporate branding. By lifting images from their natural habitat she demonstrates the evolutionary processes of technological advancement, economic expansion and positivistic adaptations to flora, fauna and humankind.

Simultaneously with her exhibition at the Kunsthalle Lissabon, Katja is also exhibiting her work at the MNAC - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, in a group exhibition titled Hybridize or Disappear

Photography by: Bruno Lopes

Katja Novitskova - Life Update
Kunsthalle Lissabon, April 11 - June 13
www.kunsthalle-lissabon.org