post-title Bjørn Melhus | [dramatic music continues] | EBENSPERGER BERLIN | 28.04.-17.06.2023

Bjørn Melhus | [dramatic music continues] | EBENSPERGER BERLIN | 28.04.-17.06.2023

Bjørn Melhus | [dramatic music continues] | EBENSPERGER BERLIN | 28.04.-17.06.2023

Bjørn Melhus | [dramatic music continues] | EBENSPERGER BERLIN | 28.04.-17.06.2023

until 17.06. | #3903ARTatBerlin | EBENSPERGER BERLIN presents the exhibition “[dramatic music continues]” of the artist Bjørn Melhus .

“The exhibition title [dramatic music continues] is a so-called closed caption, an audio description from feature films for people who cannot hear, a service provided by most streaming services. Thus the title is paradigmatic for the present time and not least also a reference to my artistic practice, which in the last three decades has been based predominantly on the extraction of mass media audio material.”
Bjørn Melhus

The title also describes a privileged state in which the sound of the ongoing catastrophe can be muted and the doom is only perceptible as an abstract description in closed captions.

Embedded in a temporary overall installation, the exhibition contains various video works from between 2020 and 2023 that explore, among other things, transistoric narratives of dystopia and utopia.

The series GATEKEEPERS (2023) is a new production for this year’s Gallery Weekend. They are mutating, fictional guards; watchmen or bouncers from another world who ambivalently stand guard at the threshold of an apparent transition. It remains open whether they are concerned with the control of spatial borders, which are becoming increasingly impermeable due to global distribution struggles, or an immune defence that prevents the invasion of new kinds of diseases into one’s own organism.


“After having done the first solo show at Ebensperger’s premises in the former Crematorium Wedding ten years ago, this will now be the last one at this location. However, the gallery programme will of course continue at other locations here in Berlin but also in Vienna and Graz. In so far, the title [dramatic music continues] does also lead the way into the near future …”
Bjørn Melhus

Reception for the artist: Sunday, 30. April, 3pm – 8pm

Exhibition dates: Friday, 28. April until Saturday 17. June 2023

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Image caption: Bjørn Melhus, GATEKEEPERS, 2023 (production photos)

Exhibition Bjørn Melhus – EBENSPERGER BERLIN | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin

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