Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Steffen Haug, Kai Kähler.
This catalog documents the exhibition of works by German painter Sabine Moritz (born 1969) at the Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst in Bremen, including installation photographs of Berlin, color lithographs from Sea Kings (2014–17), Ghost Town (2016) and her 2017 series Neuland.
Published by Heni Publishing. Foreward by Joe Hage.
Sabine Moritz: Sea King is published in conjunction with the book launch of German artist Sabine Moritz’s Helicopter at Serpentine Galleries and as a catalogue to a companion exhibition of the Sea King series. Originally derived from a simple black and white sketch, reproduced and painted over, the series comprises 41 individual works focussing on the global presence of the Sea King anti-submarine warfare helicopter, giving the series its name. Previously explored in Heni Publishing’s title Helicopter, Moritz’s fascination with these aircraft has arisen from an awareness of a shift in the symbolic meaning of air travel since 9/11. Her highly evocative paintings and drawings are interpretations of images from newspapers and television that range from objective depictions to more poetic compositions, with each of the 41 works featured in this book.
Published by Heni Publishing. Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Contributions by Adam Zagajewski.
Memory as a dynamic process has been the underlying theme of Sabine Moritz’s drawings and paintings since the early 1990s. In her work the Cologne-based artist has captured remembered images from her childhood in the GDR; drawn flower compositions; and in recent years has engaged with the motif of war. This publication presents Moritz’s latest work: a collection of drawings and paintings of helicopters created between 2002 and 2013. The Helicopter series has arisen from Moritz’s interest in the shift in their symbolic meaning. They are based on images of helicopters from newspapers and television that the artist transferred into her own language. The outcome is a series of beautiful drawings and paintings that range from objective depictions of helicopters to more poetic compositions. The works are accompanied by poems by Adam Zagajewski and Friedrich Holderlin, and a text by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Following her 2010 publication dedicated to roses, Cologne-based artist Sabine Moritz here turns her attention to lilies, which she first began depicting in the mid 1990s. Working on paper to produce fifty-nine charcoal, pastel and oil pastel drawings, similiarly she often approaches works as studies or exercises in observation and representation. During the development of this publication, which was originally conceived as a collection of Moritz’s drawings of lilies, the artist had the idea to introduce another ongoing body of work—drawings of objects—alongside the lilies. These objects are primarily statues, statuettes and figurines—hand-made works of art from different periods in history, such as a classical torso, an African figurine, and a Buddhist head. Moritz’s drawings of objects reflect a range of ideas and registers, moods and sentiments. Including the objects alongside the lilies opens up questions of time, life, death, belief, truth, human psychology and the very process of making art.What drives us to make art and what does it tell us about ourselves and the civilizations we create?
Published by Heni Publishing. Contributions by Adam Zagajewski and William Blake.
This publication presents thirty-seven charcoal, pastel and oil pastel drawings of roses created by Cologne-based artist Sabine Moritz between 2004 and 2009. The drawings are accompanied by poems by Adam Zagajewski and William Blake. With a regularity that approaches an everyday activity, Moritz makes studies of flowers in her home and studio—in part as a discipline to practise and explore observation and techniques of representation, in part a way to reflect, contemplate and simply enjoy the flowers.These studies are an important aspect of Moritz’s wider practice, which addresses themes such as man and nature, man and machine, and the military and the landscape.