Mathias WeinfurterGermany

Mathias Weinfurter (b. 1989 in Frankfurt am Main, DE) prefers to work with ordinary materials that are familiar to us from everyday situations and intentionally do not serve the common ideas of value in art.
For his experiments around the glitch he uses an industrially manufactured fence that draws its grid across the landscapes of Central Europe.

Weinfurter is fascinated by the function and meaning of fences in terms of content. They sometimes border, define areas of power and are so integrated into everyday lives.
And yet border issues make up a large part of neighbourhood conflicts, both private and political, with a corresponding impact on humanitarian issues.

Another aspect of his work is the engagement with socially relevant questions of remembrance culture and politics. In this context, he is particularly interested in ideas and possibilities of preserving memory and public discourses around it. In addition to the representation of historical heritage, his work also addresses individual forms of memory and associated aspects of identity formation.