"On Recognition" by artist Katarina Burin honors the contributions of female designers and provides a public platform on and for feminist conversations. A suite of versatile, colorful concrete and wooden objects provide an active space by the Charles river for leisure, contemplation and public dialogue. Different from the benches currently found in Boston parks, these structures invite a variety of uses and reveal forgotten histories. Through inscriptions, the project tells commemorative stories that point to under recognized and overlooked women designers, architects, and artists that have helped shape our visual world.
Katarina's artistic practice consists of drawings, models, collages and installations. Burin has recently published the first monograph of the work of Petra Andrejova-Molnár a fictitious character who Burin conceptualizes as deeply involved in the development of architectural movements during the early 20th century. Recent solo exhibitions include the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Ratio 3 and P! (New York). Group exhibitions include the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Aspen Art Museum. A recipient of a Schloss Solitude fellowship, a Graham Foundation publication grant as well as the 2013 James and Audrey Foster Prize, Burin is currently Lecturer of Visual Art at Harvard University and a 2017 Radcliffe Fellow.