• “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”

In her second solo show at Gallery Sobering entitled “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing.” Alexandra Hopf triggers the view into a future paradoxically envisioning the past. The show comprises paintings and objects resembling artifacts of a past avant-garde. Beyond its interest for individual memory and psychoanalysis, Alexandra Hopf’s work questions the construction of art history. By revisiting the œuvre of renowned artists of the Surrealist, Constructivist or Minimalist avant-gardes, it underlines the prevalence of male figures in its narrative and investigates the creation of myths, as well as the discourses that tend to define the identity of an artist.

 

“Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”,Alexandra Hopf, exhibition view, March, 2018
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
“Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf, exhibition view, March, 2018
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
“Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”,Alexandra Hopf, exhibition view, March, 2018
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
“Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”,Alexandra Hopf, exhibition view, March, 2018
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
“Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”,Alexandra Hopf, exhibition view, March, 2018
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
“Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”,Alexandra Hopf, exhibition view, March, 2018
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
“Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”,Alexandra Hopf, exhibition view, March, 2018
Exhibition view, “Tomorrow was so different, so appealing”, Alexandra Hopf.
Alexandra Hopf, Last Crop, 2018, oilstick, gouache on cotton, 70 x 57 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, Stella on Fire, 2018, acrylic, oilstick, gouache on cardboard, 70 x 45 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, Signs in the Forest, 2018, oilstick, gouache on cotton, 85 x 65 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, Misty Hour, 2018, oilstick, gouache on cotton, 60 x 48 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, White Flag, 2017, wax, gouache on canvas, 140 x 100 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, Lux 4, Lux 4, 2011, neon tube, wss, multiple dimensions.

 

Alexandra Hopf, Lazy Afternoon, 2018, oilstick, gouache on cotton, 74 x 57 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, Dot21stC #97, 2016, oil, acrylic, gouache on fabric, 112 x 145 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, Dot21stC #89, 2016, oil, acrylic, gouache on fabric, 120 x 87 cm.
Alexandra Hopf, Black Flag, 2017, oil, gouache on canvas, 140 x 100 cm.