This catalogue was produced for the ‘Limbo 2013’ exhibition at the Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris. It contains reproductions of all the works on display, an introduction by Marian Goodman and an article by Christine Mehring.
War, soldiers, helicopters and military aircraft are the themes of the pictures by Sabine Moritz collected here and which have been created in numerous variations over the past few years. As in Lobeda and Jena-Düsseldorf, her biography has determined the artistic work. In this case it was the experience of flying to New York on September 11, 2001. From that point on she has dealt intensively with the nature of war, with the inability of humanity to prevent it and its effect on the human soul. Moritz does not illustrate the horror, but she evokes it in her pictures - the fear of that which may come, the state of being in limbo that is caused by uncertainty.
Published by Buchhandlng Walter König, Cologne/Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
‘With Limbo, Sabine Moritz offers a very personal vision of the representation of war. Focusing on recent events like the Iraq war, and their emblematic weapons such as the helicopter, she explores the technological and ideological subtleties “new wars” have brought. Indeed, a strong sense of uncertainty emerges from these works. The artist does not depict the confrontation, but transitional moments, where it becomes difficult to distinguish the good from the bad, the aggressor from the victim.’
Pressetext Marian Goodman Galerie, Paris