until 24.10. | #3211ARTatBerlin | König Galerie (Nave) currently shows the solo exhibition UNEARTHED by the artist Daniel Arsham. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Berlin.
With UNEARTHED, KÖNIG GALERIE presents Daniel Arsham‘s first solo exhibition in Berlin. The show combines two separate but interrelated bodies of work, that aim to create a scenario in which objects from ancient past, are contextualized in the future.
Arsham transforms the nave of the former brutalist church of St. Agnes into a hall of antiquities surrounded by three painted landscapes of rocky grottos. Being the largest paintings that the artist has made to date, they were inspired by the enormity and unusual scale of St. Agnes. Arranged on pedestals, an array of hydrostone busts appear within the nave, as if the first collection of antiquities had just been opened to the public. In the past, reproductions were often used in such presentations.
Arsham’s reinterpretations of works from classical antiquity are recasts in various geological materials, such as volcanic ash and quartz crystal. Busts of Apollo, Augustus Cesar, and Venus are all familiar figures from antiquity, which the artist has reimagined: broken, dilapidated, eroded. At the center of the exhibition stands the WINGED VICTORY, a reference to the famous goddess of victory Nike, which the Louvre holds in its collection, and whose original cast served as a direct model. It is the largest sculpture of its kind that the New York artist has made to date.
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 9th September until Sunday, 24th October 2021to the gallery
Image caption: Installation view: Daniel Arsham UNEARTHED, 2021, KÖNIG GALERIE NAVE / Photo by Roman März
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