Political journey

Katrin Ströbel – Reversion

Katrin Ströbel, Reversion, 2015 / 2016, drawing on mirror, 142 x 92 x 14 cm, Courtesy of the artist, © Katrin Ströbel, photo: unknown

The image of a woman of color, who looks at us, who is virtually put on display before us, as the result of a colonial policy that has not yet been dealt with, is not uncommon. Katrin Ströbel, however, lets us look into a mirror in which the drawing of the woman overlaps our own reflection. 

The penetrating gaze invites us to reflect on our Eurocentric perspective. With her work, originally shown as part of the exhibition Colonize my Mind (2016 at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken), Ströbel also questions her own position as a white, privileged artist in non-European countries.