until 10.10. | #2122ARTatBerlin | galerie gerken currently shows the solo exhibition CANDY LAND with works by the artist Anja Fußbach. At the same time, galerie gerken will be showing the exhibition A Remix of Aesthetic Forms and their Opposites by artist Jan Bernstein and Peter Wackernagel at Cella Artis.
Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,
Please feel cordially invited to our upcoming exhibitions – the solo show CANDY LAND by Anja Fußbach and the double exhibition ‘A Remix of Aesthetic Forms and their Opposites‘ by Jan Bernstein and Peter Wackernagel will both open on August 24th 2018. Once again we participate at this year’s POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair with the artists Jan Bernstein, Helga Gerken-Grieshaber, Peter Tomschiczek und Peter Wackernagel.
Anja Fußbach commits her Berlin solo debut and presents a comprehensive work show in the form of a room installation. Most diverse media and materials are deployed, held together by the characteristic handling of Fußbach, who operates with a free combination of objects and merges them with her artisanal craft. On the one hand the title Candy Land reports on a curatorial overall concept, on the other hand it imparts a first access to the dimension of the show in terms of content. Artificially built places like amusement parks often use an exaggerated symbolic language of a deceived positivism, which turns quickly into fiction and disillusionment by its exaggeration. Places where enacted sweetness rules mostly contain just as much bitterness in reality and reflect human needs in a complex way along with their attached oddity. Fußbach transforms this vocabulary into her own language thereby using the formal capability and placing disconnected autonomic statements about the human in society. The contained ambivalence of pretence and being can be relocated within the stressed relationship which unfolds between the works and work groups.
Exhibition views CANDY LAND
Vernissage: Friday, 24th August 2018, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Introduction: Helene Bosecker
Exhibition period: Friday, 24th August – Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Midissage including Artist Talk and Performance: Saturday, 29th September 2018, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.Zur galerie gerken
Image caption: Anja Fußbach, The Mother of Mutation told you so!, 2018, Mixed media
Exhibition Anja Fußbach – Candy Land – galerie gerken | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin