RAPHAELA VOGEL: OUTSIDE FORM by Marie-France Rafael
110 x 170mm, 72 pages, full colour printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2023
In the relationship between artistic genres and mediums—the temporality of video against the relative stasis of sculpture—there is an inherent tension. In this interview, Marie-France Rafael and the artist Raphaela Vogel ask: What is the relationship between form and time?
How is time experienced in an installational space? And how can the limitations of specific forms be overcome? In their conversation, Rafael and Vogel contemplate the potential of putting artistic mediums in dialogue with one another, proffering a new vision of what form can achieve.
Raphaela Vogel is a Berlin-based artist working primarily in video, installation, and sculpture. She studied at the Städelschule with Peter Fischli and graduated in 2014; before that Vogel studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Nürnberg with Michael Hakimi. Her work has been exhibited at, among other places, Kunsthalle Basel, Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Berlinische Galerie, and the 2022 Venice Biennale.
Marie-France Rafael is a tenure-track professor at the Zurich University of the Arts. She studied art history and film studies in Berlin and Paris, and holds a PhD in art history. From 2011 to 2015, she was a research associate at the Free University of Berlin and until 2019 taught at the Muthesius University Kiel, Department of Spatial Strategies/Curatorial Spaces.