From July 23 to August 20, 2011 – KWADRAT – Berlin
Carly Fischer (Melbourne, Australia 1978) is a visual artist who currently works between Berlin, Germany and Melbourne, Australia. She completed a BA Honours in Fine Art Sculpture at RMIT (Melbourne, Australia) in 2000 and has since exhibited in a variety of group, collaborative and solo projects and exhibitions in Germany, Australia, the US, Japan and Austria. Recent exhibitions include Gippsland Art Gallery and Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne/Australia, Kwadrat and MICAMOCA Berlin/Germany, Kunstraum Pro Art, Hallien/Austria, Next2010 Art Chicago and Swimmingpool Projects, Chicago/US. Fischer was a recipient of the Australia Council New Work Grant in 2008 and has recently been featured in Vogue Living Australia. She is represented by Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne/Australia and Kwadrat, Berlin/Germany and and has been collected in Germany, Japan, Australia and the US.
Fischer’s installation-based practice focuses on the idea of reproduction and how our world is being slowly stolen and sold back to us through irony as replica and commodity. Much of her work deals with replicating mundane objects from surrounding urban environments as paper models. This replication attempts to both mimic and mock the processes of hyper-production and gentrification which surround her. As pointless reproductions of pointless stuff, her sculptures reflect on their and therefore our own futility and insecurities in a world that is increasingly streamlining and commodifying the relationship between objects, spaces and people.
Fischer’s practice has been influenced by the gradual gentrification of spaces in Melbourne, Tokyo and Berlin, where she has lived. While the objects referenced and reproduced have been site-specific to each city, their banal, mass-produced and ultimately interchangeable nature reflects on a certain placelessness, a result of increasing globalisation.