The Exhibition we recomend:
And Berlin will always need you. Art, Craft and Concept made in Berlin
Gropius Bau, in Berlin. 22.3.19-16.6.19
A connection to the ideal of the Bauhaus, which considered art, craft, design, pedagogy and architecture on an equal footing, is recognisable in this exhibition.
There is a further subject that is dealt with in that, some artists traces deeper legacies of colonialism, collective work and craft knowledge, flow into the artworks of the 16 selected artists, who live and work,in Berlin, by the curators, Natasha Ginwala and Julienne Lorz.
We have chosen the installation of Chiharu Shiota. Threads woven into nets enable her to explore the space, as a line would do on a canvas. In the atrium of the Gropius Bau, at the heart of the building, the artist has interwoven a structure using 780km of white yarn. Integrated in the installation are referents to historical documents that relate to the early history of the exhibition house.
We also want to talk about Haegue Yang. Her work combines various elements into a holistic, cognitive experience: the wallpaper Incubation and Exhaustion opens up a panorama of narrative references that oscillates between the technical and the organic. Yang’s handmade sculptures The Intermediates emerge from this backdrop and populate the space, with this sculptures constructed from knotted artificial straw that reminiscent of pagan traditions.