Katja Pudor – The Inner Voice

Harriet Groß

Collapsing Orders  

Exhibition duration: April 12 – May 11, 2024

Vernissage:  Thursday April 11, 8  – 9 p.m.

Finissage:    Saturday, May 11, 4  – 7 p.m.


Opening hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4 – 6 p.m. or by telephone arrangement


Gallery Weekend: Fr 4 – 6 p.m, Sat 4 – 7 p.m, Sun 3 – 6 p.m

Harriet Groß is a draftswoman. Using the line as a starting point, she examines boundaries as thresholds, which she expands into spaces of possibility.


In her new works for the exhibition Collapsing Orders, she once again focusses on the concept of disruption: the disruption of orders that are faltering all around us to the point of breaking. The crack remains visible, but Groß would like to counteract a hardening of emotions, such as driven by hatred, with mental flexibility, away from the consequences of emerging social polarization and black-and-white thinking.


Her lenticular prints from the “Fratzen” series were created as a reaction to the massacre and atrocities of the wars. Grimaces of dehumanization, developed from photographs of her work group “Interferences”, are superimposed on breaking surface grids.

Depending on the viewer's point of view, different legible images emerge from the gray tones. Like a glitch, this describes our feeling of no longer being able to find our grounding. The monier grids of the spatial drawing can follow their original purpose and serve as stabilization, protection; But they can also represent rigid orders and exclusion, depending on the viewer's interpretation.


How can chaos and order be brought back into balance when everything is in flux? Both are only conceivable with the concept of the Other. Of great interest are the nuances that can become visible through disturbances; a mental oscillation, an acceptance of each other, the ability to let things stand for themselves in reflection. This would be “being in the flow” in a positive way, in the spirit of Michel Serre.

Work list:

Fratze 001,c2023

Lentikulardruck auf Aludibond, (Aufl.3 +1AP), 70 x 105cm

Fratze 003, 2023

Lentikulardruck auf Aludibond, (Aufl.3 +1AP), 105 x 70cm

Fratze 004, 2023

Lentikulardruck auf Aludibond, (Aufl.3 +1AP), 78  x 105cm

Riß, 2024, Raumzeichnung mit Metallgittern

Metallstrings und Metallgaze, Größe Raum abhängig.

Side Effect 002, 2023

Lentikulardruck, (Aufl.5 +1AP), 42x21,7cm.

Side Effect 003, 2023

Lentikulardruck, (Aufl.5+1AP), 42x21,7cm. 


Harriet Groß is a Berlin-based visual artist who works in the fields of drawing and installation. She received her master's degree in fine arts from the Berlin University of the Arts in 2002 and a degree in medicine from the Free University of Berlin in 1994. She is co-founder of the Axel Obiger project space, which she has been running since 2009 together with artist friends. She received numerous funding for her work: 2023 Paperresidency House of Paper, 2021 Presentation funding from the Senate for Culture and Europe, 2020 Re-Start Culture Work Grant Foundation Kunstfond Bonn, 2015 research grant from the Senate for Culture and Europe,1998 Erasmus Royal College of Art London, 1987 European Heritage Days, Kiev, Ukraine.


Her works are part of numerous private and public collections, including the Kupferstich Kabinett and the Graphic Collection of Berlin State Museums, the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, the Berlin Broadcasting House, the Centro Galego de Arte Contempora nea Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the House of Paper, Berlin and in the art libraries of the NBK and the Kommunale Galerie in Berlin.