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Stephanie Senge

Stephanie Senge

Stephanie Senge engages globalization, consumption, and marketing in her art. She creates Ready-Made-Sculptures using the products of asian Mass production. Through her assemblance, she questions the quality of, the financial worth, as well as the importance that the individual suscribes to the utilized products. Senge ennobles objects that we usually give very little significance to, by presenting them in the thousand-year-old, japanese Ikebana, tradition. Her works are playful, but their playfulness does not deflect from their complexity.

Senge who works in the european tradition of still life through the utilization of old japanese flower arrangements, seems to target the global, or globalized, language of the consumption aesthetic by taking possession of exactly that. She combines the contention between history and cultural identity, whose geographic boarders she opens, with the products of our throw-away society. Simultaneously, her pictures and sculptures radiate a calm and timelessness; qualities that come from the focus on the materiality of the composition and through the strict rules of Ikebana. In contrast to, for example, Pop-Art, Senge goes farther than just the reproduction of media images. Rather, with the help of a plethora of personality-emphasizing attributes, she portrays different aspects of our modern and global society.

For her newest works, she has transcribed the Malewitsch Manifesto into a Consumption Manifesto and developed art works based upon those parameters.

Video link: Konstruktivistischer Supermarkt. Stephanie Senge vernissage 22.03.2017

15.09.2019 – 03.11.2019
Konsum Erkenntnisse – Ikebana und Konstruktivismus als Denkhilfen
Kunstverein Kunsthaus Potsdam
Ulanenweg 9
14469 Potsdam

26.06.2019 – 06.09.2019

DIE STARKE KONSUMENTIN stellt ihre Konsumprodukte vor

Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung
University of Bielefeld
Methoden 1
D-33615 Bielefeld

07.06.2019 – 09.06.2019
Workshop HEAVEN ON EARTH – DO IT YOURSELF
HKB University
CVA 312 – Communication and Visual Arts Building
5 Herefordroad, Kowloon Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

“Unsere Konsum Werte”
10.09.2017 at 2pm
An open-air art action from Harlaching – Hochleite 3 (near the Chapelle Marienklause)
Stephanie Senge will fill the shrine „Konsum-Werte-Madonna“ with her collected selection of consumer products. These products all campaign with values such as freedom, love, power and solidarity.

“Konsum – Werte – Madonna”
06.10.2017 starting at 12pm, procession at 5:40
Wiener Platz, Haidhausen, Munich
Lecture at 6pm from Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich
Stephanie Senge – Der starke Konsument Ikebana las Wertschätzungsstrategie
Published in Germen
2013
154 pages
ISBN-13: 978-3869843957
Published by VfmK

Erlösung beim Shoppen

Süddeutsche, 04.10.2017