Upcoming group exhibition, open-ended photography, August 7th-28th, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin
seven berlin-based artists are contributing works that transcend documentary approaches commonly associated with photographic images.
while the main activities of the gallery are on hold during the summer break, robert morat galerie is pleased to present an exhibition project organized by its director tobias kappel.
open-ended photography aims to expand the gallery program through a multiplicity of new forms and possibilities, all rooted in photography but interested in a conversation about the mutability of the medium as a defining condition.
seven berlin-based artists are contributing works that transcend documentary approaches commonly associated with photographic images. their experimental access manifests itself in digital, abstract as well as material transformations of the medium. building on the notion that a translation of reality into another medium will always change that reality, the exhibition guides its audience away from the predominant memorial aspect of photography to open up a more independent way of looking and thinking in images.
david hanes, nora heinisch, tobias kappel, victoria pidust, susanne schwieter, stefanie seufert, juliane tübke
On August 6, the multimedia exhibition “The Gaze” opens at GlogauaAIR at 6 pm. Nine artists will present their gaze on sexuality, gender and the body.
A wig on a sheet, ripped tights, a piece of pizza on a body. And in between, again and again, the image of a woman. Her gaze meets that of the viewer, rests on him. She is aware of the presence of the other, it seems, and one almost feels caught in the voyeuristic viewing of the photo. The history of art is marked by female bodies, in imposing scenes, in everyday situations, in rapture, suffering, struggling, and again and again – naked. It is a look at the woman. She becomes an object, placed on a pedestal, unsuspectingly presenting herself to unsparing gazes. The stories of women affected by gender-specific violence are also heard and have their place in the exhibition.
And now, all at once, she looks back. Is not shown, but shows herself, shows her world. Clears the lowest to the top, analyzes, sorts anew. Like a double exposure, the images overlap, many bodies become one, and the boundaries between outside and inside dissolve.
The old, familiar images blur and new ones emerge. But, also the stories of women affected by gender-specific violence are heard and have their place in the exhibition.
In the rooms of the Project Space, the artists present their view of the world in which they live. The artists of the exhibition: Anna Fritsche, Bahar Kaygusuz, Celine Yasemine, Ksenia Apresian, Nadja Ellinger, Nora Heinisch, Lisa Strautmann, Rebecca Rütten and Ria Rwayitare. The works are multimedia: photographs, moving images and audio-visual installations will be shown.
Admission is free, there will be a donation-based Bar with drinks from Mio Mate and BRLO Craftbeer. The vernissage will be held in compliance with the current Covid rules, it is requested to show a test or proof of vaccination at the entrance. The exhibition will run until August 8.
Why can't I hold all these projections?, Installation view, Studio H18, Spinnerei, Leipzig, July 2021
In July I presented my project Why can't I hold all these projections? in Spinnerei Leipzig in Studio H18 in a group exhibition. For this show I worked on a first sound for the project together with the musician Skelesys.