until 05.07. | #2727ARTatBerlin | KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art shows since 22nd March 2020 the exhibition Der unerfreuliche Zustand der Textur by the artist Isa Melsheimer in the Maschinenhaus M2, as well as the double exhibition with Anna Barriball and Dirk Braeckman in the Maschinenhaus M1. The KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art reopens its exhibition spaces to the public starting on 6 May 2020.
In order to further contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the KINDL has taken a number of technical and organizational measures, which among other things limit the number of visitors* in the exhibition rooms. In order to avoid waiting times, it is possible to reserve time tickets for visiting the exhibition via the KINDL website. In addition, the wearing of suitable mouth and nose protection in the building is strongly recommended.
Also from May 6th, a kiosk will be open in the beer garden Babette’s Garden during the usual opening hours of the KINDL, offering drinks and small take-away meals. In addition, the private brewery on Rollberg now also offers its popular beer in cans for collection.
Isa Melsheimer: Der unerfreuliche Zustand der Textur (M2)
The exhibition focuses on three ceramic whale hearts, which were created under the impression of a scholarship stay on the Newfoundland island of Fogo. Starting from this, a grand narrative unfolds, bringing together different discourses from different periods, linking and questioning them from today’s perspective and thus pointing to the changes within our society.
The exhibition is curated by Kathrin Becker.
In her solo exhibition, Isa Melsheimer (* 1968 in Neuss, lives in Berlin) presents various groups of works from recent years, including concrete sculptures, ceramics, textile works and gouaches, as well as the video work Wasserballett für Marl (2017).
Her artistic cosmos revolves around urban themes, the architecture of modernism and postmodernism and their perceptions of man, built space, nature and society. Her work is inspired by literary sources, films, elements of popular culture and scientific texts, such as the book “Staying Restless” by the American science theorist and feminist Donna J. Haraway, who in the age of the Chthulucene foresees the necessity of new relationships and interferences between man, machine, animal and plant for life on the destroyed earth.
Isa Melsheimer gives an impression of her exhibition in four short video clips on the KINDL website.
Anna Barriball and Dirk Braeckman (M1)
The double exhibition by Anna Barriball and Dirk Braeckman brings together recent and most recent works by two artists* whose works are characterised by the processual, the special way they deal with surfaces and the tactile properties of paper.
In her work, the artist Anna Barriball (* 1972 in Plymouth, lives in London) combines various media such as video, drawing and photography. Barriball is particularly interested in the sculptural properties of paper, which are revealed in the relief-like imprints of her drawings. In the double exhibition at the KINDL, she will also present the space-consuming three-channel video installation Fade (2017), which transports viewers* into a sculptural environment.
The predominantly black-and-white photographs by Dirk Braeckman (* 1958 in Eeklo, lives in Ghent) have an enigmatic presence, which the artist achieves not least through the specific surface texture. Landscapes and interiors become timeless observations through experimental reworking in the darkroom – often months or years after the photographs were taken. In the KINDL Braeckman brings together works from the last two decades with his most recent works.
Guest curator: Eva Eicker
Exhibition period: Sunday, 22nd March – Sunday, 5. July 2020Zum KINDL Zentrum für zeitgenösische Kunst
Image caption: Isa Melsheimer, Der unerfreuliche Zustand der Textur, Ausstellungsansicht KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Foto: Jens Ziehe
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