Roswitha Berger-Gentsch, DEU, 2012

Corrugated card, in single, double or triple layers, taken primarily from waste cardboard boxes from discount supermarkets like Lidl and Aldi, are cut into rings with very thin edges and then glued together in layers. Depending on how this is then used in the finished amphora, the edges can be continuously straight, slanting or just slightly angular. But always very precise. This work is done by hand, to exact measurements, with a great deal of patience. Over weeks and months. The result: a Roman-Germanic Federal-Republican.
Completely unique.


Conical Neck Vessel, 2012
Waste cartons (Lidl, Aldi & co.), contact glue
H 31x W 40 cm
Series of Antique Pots


Roswitha Berger-Gentsch

Roswitha Berger-Gentsch studied graphic design at the German Master School for Fashion and at the Graphic Academy Munich, Germany. Her art objects are based on liberating waste packaging, dispensers from discount stores and industrial packaging from their predetermined designs and then creating new shapes and forms with them. She merges the short-termism of packaging at discount supermarkets like Lidl and Aldi with the constant forms of ancient pots. This raises questions of appreciation and ennoblement, and is a form of active midwifery.

Roswitha Berger-Gentsch *1949

Studies: 1969 - 1972 Architecture at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Exhibitions: Musée de Charmey, Schweiz; Museum der Dinge, Berlin; Stilwerk Wien; Museum Marta, Herford; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Gera; Galerie im Oberen Tor, Karlstadt; Städtisches Museum, Kitzingen; MUSEUM MODERN ART Hünfeld; Museum Barockscheune, Volkach; LOREM IPSUM, München; Kulturstationen Kitzinger Land, Prichsenstadt; Papiermuseum Homburg, Homburg/Main; Galerie Villa Streccius, Landau in der Pfalz; Kunst -Karrée, Schweinfurt; Mainzer Kunstverein; Brunswiker Pavillon, Kiel; Kunsthaus Wiesbaden; Kunsthalle Kempten; Vulkan Galerie, Mainz
Cooperations: BMW, Fjäll Räven, Telekom, Helly Hansen, Arrow Amsterdam
Status: Product Design Professor and Curator
Lives/works: Karlsruhe

Contact: www.berger-gentsch.de