In her artistic practice, Jasmin Werner juxtaposes symbols, rituals, and ambivalences from culture, religion, and sexuality in self-designed (reference) systems. The examination of the iconography and cultural history of stairs led Jasmin Werner to the field of research of Scalalogy, the science of the originalities and the appeal of stairs, and its founder Friedrich Mielke. Under the title The Wheel of Life, the artist presents new sculptures together with architectural models from the Friedrich-Mielke-Institut für Scalalogie, Regensburg. Modified conveyor belts, wobbly escalators, and roller belts made from roller stamps are part of a production cycle with a banal neoliberal motto at the end of it. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by Walther König.
Jasmin Werner (*1987 in Troisdorf) lives and works in Cologne. In 2016 she completed her studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions at M.I / mi1glissé, Berlin (2016) and RM, Auckland (2014) as well as in group exhibitions at Braunsfelder, Cologne (2018); Saloon, Brussels (2018); and the Folkwang Museum, Essen (2017). In 2017, Jasmin Werner completed a residency at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. The presentation in the Remise at the Kunstverein Braunschweig is the artist's first institutional solo exhibition.
Curator: Miriam Bettin
The exhibition The Wheel of Life and the publication has been made possible by:
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
Verein Ausstellungshaus für christliche Kunst e.V.
The publication by Jasmin Werner is being developed in cooperation with:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg Friedrich-Mielke-Institut für Scalalogie
The Kunstverein Braunschweig is supported by: