Claudia Balsters and Hannah Goldstein
"Dear Käthe" finds Claudia Balsters and Hannah Goldstein interacting with the biographies of prominent female artists who have been an inspiration to them. Consciously working with a sense of positive appropriation, they produce independent photographic artworks, thereby transposing the other women's various ideas into their own present.
The careful design of the setting for the photographs--location, object, person, and gesture; the construction of installations--are an integral part of the artistic process. Balsters' and Goldstein's intimate associations with their artistic models give rise to new works that open up a resonating space and can be understood as the beginning of a conversation.