Kathrin Böhm

Kathrin Böhm, When Decisions Become Art, 2019-ongoing. Installation view: Kunstbunker Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Nürnberg. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Johannes Kersting

Kathrin Böhm, When Decisions Become Art, 2019-ongoing. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Johannes Kersting

Kathrin Böhm, When Decisions Become Art, 2019-ongoing. Installation view: Kunstbunker Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Nürnberg. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Johannes Kersting

Kathrin Böhm and collaborators, Culture is a Verb, 2018, Mansions of the Future, Lincoln (poster and pamphlet cover). Design: Kathrin Böhm together with An Endless Supply, 2018

Kathrin Böhm suggests that art is just one form of culture, and frames her work within the idea of cultural democracy, where culture is understood and practiced as a continuous everyday activity that constitutes itself through the way we do things, be it an economy, a reading group, an art world, or a community garden. Böhm’s multifaceted collaborative practice embraces a lifelong interest in the usership of art, interconnecting the rural with the urban, and creating routes based on mutual interest between art and non-art spaces. Believing that art does not need to look like ‘art’, she sees herself as part of a ‘critical mass of artists who don’t want to comment on or decorate the world we live in, but actually to shape it.’

 

Kathrin Böhm‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1969,‌ ‌Bamberg,‌ ‌Germany)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌London.‌ Böhm‌ ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌Goldsmiths‌,‌ University of ‌London‌ ‌and‌ ‌Academy‌ ‌of‌ ‌Fine‌ ‌Arts,‌ ‌Nuremberg, Germany.‌

Kathrin Böhm and collaborators, Culture is a Verb, 2018, Mansions of the Future, Lincoln (poster and pamphlet cover). Design: Kathrin Böhm together with An Endless Supply, 2018

I have for a long time called myself an artist, called what I do art, not to distinguish myself, but to explain it. My aim is societal, but my job is art.

– Kathrin Böhm

 

Kathrin Böhm and collaborators, There are as many cultures as there are people, 2019. Installation view: Mansions of the Future, Lincoln (Reception Room), 2019. Courtesy Mansions of The Future. Photo: Fiona Allen

Kathrin Böhm and collaborators, There are as many cultures as there are people, 2019. Installation view: Mansions of the Future, Lincoln (Reception Room), 2019. Courtesy Mansions of The Future. Photo: Fiona Allen
Company Drinks, Family Portrait, 2018. Photo: Jennifer Balcombe

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Company Drinks, Family Portrait, 2018. Courtesy Company Drinks, Barking and Dagenham. Photo: Jennifer Balcombe