Lena Henke: P7340LH

Owner’s Manual Model ‘82/2023

In Lena Henke’s exhibition “Good Year” at Museum Marta Herford, cars and kitchens collide, displaying middle-class ideals, marketing promises and concepts of home. In the large-scale installation P7340LH, Henke adapts a kitchen launched by Poggenpohl in cooperation with Porsche Design and presses tires into the grid order of a kitchen unit.

As a “manual”, the artist’s catalog expands the visual worlds of these extremes between lifestyle aesthetics and questions of imprinting, identity and role models. The productive work with research material and its implementation in comics or collages is part of Henke’s multifaceted practice, which extends from sculpture into further dimensions and is strongly influenced by spatial and environmentally oriented thinking.

Lena Henke was born in Warburg in 1982 and lives and works in Berlin and New York. She is the 5th winner of the Marta Prize of the Wemhöner Foundation.