Exit Athena

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Publ. 10.11.2020

From November 19, 2020 Selma’s solo exhibition Exit Athena can be seen at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. With her surreal-looking multimedia installations, Selma Köran questions traditional power structures and gender relations. For her first institutional exhibition, Exit Athena. the young artist has taken a canonical text of European culture and transformed it into an exuberant cinematic spectacle: Hesiod’s Theogony tells the story of the Greek deities. The artist adds a fictional final chapter to this text, in which she turns the hierarchy of the world of gods upside down. The heroine in Köran’s feminist new version is the wise and rebellious Athena, who competes against her own father Zeus. Selma Köran creates her alternative mythology in a visual language of exaggeration. She brings out the sensuality and aggressiveness in Hesiod’s cosmos and stages it in a colorful and anarchic way. The linear narrative structure of the text gives way to a fragmentary juxtaposition of grotesque film scenes and animated sequences with clay figures.

Selma has been part of the Your Art Beat network from the very beginning and took part in the accompanying program of events at the 2019 group exhibition in Berlin Kreuzberg as part of an “audiovisual dialogue”. She holds a Master’s degree of fine arts and design from the Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute Amsterdam.

“Inselgalerie” – The everyday life of a gallery

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Publ. 04.14.2020

On my way to Inselgalerie in Friedrichshain, close to Frankfurter Tor, the area does not seem like a typical place where I would find a gallery. According to gallery director Eva Hübner, galleries must be located in every district of the city. “[…] This part of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district has less cultural and creative offerings than, for example, the area around Warschauer Strasse, and as a result, there are not so many people who often go to galleries without fear of contact“, so Hübner. What does fear of contact mean? There is a certain fear of entering a gallery, but are somehow afraid to enter. I was one of them – but why? Perhaps because a visit to a gallery is not as anonymous as a visit to a museum? “Maybe, but I don’t exactly see it this way”, says Mrs. Hübner. Continue reading “Inselgalerie” – The everyday life of a gallery

Susanne Britz – Digitale Fotodrucke

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Publ. 03.23.2020

Same place, different artist.  I’m still at the Inselgalerie and visiting the exhibition “transformer” because another artist is presenting her artwork here.

Susanne Britz has focused on photographs, pigment prints, and installations of everyday objects. The working process behind these works is exciting and is based on each other, so Susanne Britz runs through different phases during her creative process: it probably starts with an idea, then a spatial installation follows. Here she uses everyday objects from the household, sports equipment, tools from the studio or children’s toys. Once the installation is finished, she takes a photo of this work. Afterward, the photo gets digitally overdrawn.

Many of her artworks that are exhibited here seem like instructions to me, even if I am not sure for what exactly.  But if I am honest, it probably doesn’t matter.

I like the strong colors and the general idea behind this artwork. It’ s funny to see all the things and to realize what you can do with everyday objects.

Usually, I would recommend a visit to the gallery, as the exhibition has been extended.  But nothing is normal these days: Unfortunately during the Corona COVID-19 Pandemic, it is not possible. If you are interested in the art of Susanne Britz, please have a look at her homepage or check the Instagram account of the Inselgalerie.

Homepage Inselgalerie Berlin
https://www.instagram.com/inselgalerieberlin/
Susanne Britz Homepage

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See you soon!

Carsten

Mia Hochrein – Fremde 1 & Fremde 2

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Publ. 03.10.2020

The artist Mia Hochrein works with many different tools for her art. She decides in the creation process which creative tools she uses for her work. As a result, she creates photographs and also installations or performances.

When I stood in front of these two photographs, it was instantly clear to me that I would write about them. Why? Well, let’s start:

Mia HochreinWhat do I see immediately? Two people wearing different textiles and always several of them. The textiles look like old towels, shirts, tablecloths or window curtains. In both pictures, the faces are covered. In my opinion, this gives the photographs anonymity and something mysterious.

Gender is also not directly interpretable. Is it the artist herself, or is it a woman and a man? The hands in the right picture seem a little more masculine, but the feet in the left picture seem more feminine. Perhaps this is too much stereotypical thinking. In the left photograph, the toes also point towards the wall. The rest of the body, however, appears as if the person is looking at me with his or her face. I start thinking and I have to find out what these photographs represent.

Mia HochreinI take a look at the titles of the photographs. They are called “Strangers 1” and “Strangers 2”. The exhibition has the title “transformer” and the gallery manager Eva Hübner tells me that the textiles are garments. Clothes that were once worn by the artist’s mother and grandmother. Several generations are thus connected, quite inconspicuously. Thus the photos express the following for me: Even if some of them are no longer with us, we still carry them with us throughout our lives.  They are a part of us.

Because of the anonymity, I can identify myself more easily with the basic idea. Do you?

The exhibition is on until 23 of march at Inselgalerie Berlin. Have a look!

Marie Kirchner – When Objects Speak Back 1-3

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Publ. 03.4.2020

I’m in the house Schwarzenberg visiting the Neurotitan Gallery. First of all, I walk through the first large room to get into another, a little smaller one. In front of me, there are three overhead projectors. On top of them, white objects that at this point I can’t quite make out yet. I walk closer to the installation. Many small pieces of paper are spread on the floor. I stand directly in front of them and realize that different sentences are written on them. Questions, answers, quotations – it reminds me of a dialogue.

I don’t understand the installation yet, but I think it is exciting and I would like to learn more about it. At one of the overhead projectors, I can see a big elephant tusk.  Not real, of course, just fake. So, what is this installation about?

The artist, Marie Kirchner, is working with colonial objects and with all the questions they raise. Why were they kept in families, and not in museums, for hundreds of years, many generations, and two world wars? The object performance was created in the context of her research on colonial heirlooms.

In the performance, the objects are also meant to become actors, a game with perspectives takes place: am I looking at the objects?  Are the objects looking at me?  Since overhead projectors were used in the Neurotitan Gallery for the first time (normally the objects were always at the eye level of the viewer), I have the feeling of “looking down from above” – which makes me feel more superior.

In this gallery, Marie Kirchner focuses on the object in light and the shadows it creates.  This light/shadow play triggers me. There is something threatening and at the same time mysterious about it, and I ask myself, what the elephant tusk must have seen or experienced? If he were able, he could tell me perhaps so many things. Here it happens: the feeling of superiority disappears and the object becomes an actor. A dialogue takes place in my head. I have to smile a little when I think about it because I imagine myself talking to an elephant tusk. A little fun is necessary.

Now that I know the whole background of this installation, the meaning of the objects and how they treated me in the way of thinking and seeing,  I like this installation really much. Unfortunately, there was no piece of paper in the gallery itself through which one could have learned more.

Marie Kirchner was born in 1980 and grew up in Hamburg. She studied fine arts and has her studio on the RAW GELÄNDE in Berlin. She belongs to the “Freie AusstellungsKollektiv FAK Berlin”.  Come and have a  look at it.

 

Exhibition Introspective in Perspective

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Publ. 05.10.2019

Lita Poliakova
Introspective in Perspective
WerkStadt Kulturverein Berlin e.V.
May 5 through June 9, 2019

Lita Poliakova’s portraits exceed all expectations regarding the genre. Each single work turns both inwards and outwards. We are able to recognize the sketch of a face looking at us like an expressive character in a science-fiction comic. At the same time it seems to turn its interior soul toward the outside at each point of its shaping and color rendering: Like some kind of psychogram which merges associations of different moods and expressions.

On another level, the exhibition is constantly blending humans and nature like some sort of hologram. It is an astonishing and fundamental common ground that comes into view: the elements that all organisms are composed of and dissolve into. These elements are the same in humans and plants. The artist makes use of these micro-components in her splendid organic recycling: She extracts color pigments from organic materials, such as left-over fruits, and applies them to her paintings. There might be unpredictable further variations of these organic colors. Finally, it is the solid, yet expanding crystal structure that could be understood as an anorganic and dynamic complement of the paintings.
Thus, between screen and crystal, the colors continue the play of depiction on a material level.

Is this a human face, whose sense of self, affections, facets and transformations shows up in the emergence of colors? Or is it a landscape or even a singular plant that can be depicted as a human with the help of our gaze? Do we identify the ongoing metamorphosis of a single individual or rather a huge family album or chemistry of humans, flora, and fauna?

Jule Böttner
WerkStadt Kulturverein Berlin e.V.

YOUR ART BEAT MEETS MUSIC

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Publ. 04.5.2019

Kühlspot Social Club is a venue for creative music, theatre, art and culture in Berlin Weissensee. They emphasize “social” in their perspective on cultural development and try to promote an inspiring community of artists and art lovers. In the field of music, the main focus is on improvised music, jazz, dance music of all kinds, including improvised dance music, tango, balfolk, and everything always live. In the course of the season – there is a break in late summer and in winter – they have one to three events per week, two to four art exhibitions per year and occasional dance parties. Performance art, theatre events, and action painting with improvised music are also part of the spectrum of the program. The room can accommodate up to 70 people.
Kühlspot is the former studio of the Berlin artist Siegfried Kühl, who died in 2016. His son, the artist Christoph Kühl, runs the Kühlspot. The art of Siegfried Kühl is permanently exhibited and contributes essentially to the great ambiance.
For more information see www.kuehlspot.com/kalender.html
YOUR ART BEAT is happy to be part of the Kühlspot community and exhibit some of its artists, among them Christoph Kühl.

YOUR ART BEAT EXHIBITION

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Publ. 01.21.2019

…where the digital becomes physical. Artists of the YOUR ART BEAT MARKET

-EXHIBITION – GROUP SHOW-

…where the digital becomes physical

is not only the moving motive behind the YOUR ART BEAT MARKET, now it also becomes an active program in a non-virtual form! For the first time, YOURARTBEAT is presenting its artists offline and exhibits the works that were previously only available for viewing and buying in the online shop.

In addition to a lovingly compiled and eclectic selection of original works, as well as specially produced art pieces, also a variety of materials are demonstrated with which we not only experiment and create alternative forms of artistic manifestation, but in particular transform the digital and media arts into physical shape.

Individual media contributions by the artists themselves not only open up new perspectives or give background information, they also enable a more personal encounter with the creators.

YOURARTBEAT look forward to an inspiring interplay of the polarizing textures of the digital-virtual and the analogue-physical, to the exploration of various materials and consistencies in combination with digital art and interactive media stations, creating personal approaches, highlighting and deepening specialized backgrounds.

During the two-week show, there will also be accompanying programs of virtual reality and audiovisual design.

 

Exhibition Opening: 14 Febuary 2019 – 7 PM

Duration: 15 to 28 Febuary 2019

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 4 to 8 PM // Saturday: 1 to 6 PM

Galerie Salon Halit Art – Kreuzbergstr. 72 – 10965 Berlin

 

Digital Collage, Mixed Media, Multimedia Installation, Photography, Fine Arts

  • Group show of the YOURARTBEAT Artists with original artworks and alternative productions of art pieces
  • Demonstration and exploration of a variety of materials used to give digital arts a physical medium
  • Interactive Media Stations with individual contributions of the artists themselves
  • Accompanying programs of Virtual Reality and Audiovisual Design

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Online Shop YOURARTBEAT Market   II   Official Exhibition Teaser

! Download the official Press Release here !

 

Coding Da Vinci Hackathon 2017

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Publ. 10.29.2017

Coding Da Vinci, Hackathon October- December in Berlin, attended by Matthias

This is a project with tremendous merits. Since 2014 Coding Da Vinci Hackathons bring more or less hidden digital treasures from cultural institutions to life.
Mere Digitization of Cultural Heritage may save representations of physical objects for future generations but stored in computers, displayed on homepages with few visitors, it’s a saving like on a bank account or in a graveyard.
Coding Da Vinci brings people into HACKATHONS to design new approach to the cultural digital Space, to combine data in corresponding projects and themes or to gather additional information from the crowd, shaping the memory of Cultural Heritage.
In the Berlin Hackathon 19 cultural institutions Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums (GLAM) opened Databases (Creative Commons Licence) for legal hacking by more than 100 netizens. The project is running for 6 weeks, in a contest with final presentations on December 2nd in the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
To bring these tasks to visual impression, lets start with a snapshot from the database of FHBX museum Kreuzberg.

The hyperlink leads to an etching from Erhard Gross, 1990, “Trommler für den Goerlitzer Park”. Goerlitzer Park was the site of a prewar Railway Station now vanished.

Sammlung Künstlerkreis Kreuzberger Boheme

Berlin history may lead to a photograph collected in the Wall Museum. The photographer, Wolfgang Schubert, is known but the exact site of the shooting is unknown. Perhaps you can help us find additional information.


Inventarnummer: F-020583 | Direkter Link: http://www.mauer-fotos.de/fotos/f-020583/

Goerlitzer Park may lead us to think about gentrification in Berlin. A snake of strangling development projects spanning from the Center of Berlin to the southeast of the city.
Thanks to the database of the Museum of Natural History Berlin we get a 3D insight into the skull structures of such predators.

http://gbif.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/hackathon/3D-Daten/
https://codingdavinci.de/events/berlin/

Miet Pondrian: Wasserschaden?

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Publ. 10.23.2017


Am Freitag, dem 6. Oktober 2017 hat Kartenrecht im Kunstverein Neukölln die Ausstellung „Miet Pondrian: Wasserschaden?“ eröffnet.
50 Jahre nach Fluxus und 100 Jahre nach Dada startet der Kunstverein Neukölln mit Kartenrecht in seine neue Ausstellungsreihe „Überraschung!“. Die Reihe widmet sich dem Potenzial kooperativer Improvisation in der bildenden Kunst. Es geht um die Erweiterung individueller Vorgehensweisen und Inhalte durch die improvisierte künstlerische Arbeit im Team. Damit ist die Zeit reif für Miet Pondrian. Den Wasserschaden bekommt man gratis dazu – handfest, flüssig oder verdampft. Die Theosophie und der Kunstgott Mondrians winkt aus der Moderne hinterher, und der Moment im kartenrechten Machen dehnt sich in die Vertikale.
Noch zu sehen bis 5. November 2017.