post-title Jenny Michel | Soloshow | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 11.02.-04.03.2023

Jenny Michel | Soloshow | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 11.02.-04.03.2023

Jenny Michel | Soloshow | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 11.02.-04.03.2023

Jenny Michel | Soloshow | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | 11.02.-04.03.2023

until 04.03. | #3742ARTatBerlin | FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph (FWR) presents from 11. February 2023 The exhibition Soloshow by the artist Jenny Michel.

“Nature is Data – Data is Nature. This thought runs through my work. (…) ” (Jenny Michel).

The artist Jenny Michel (born 1975 in Worms; lives and works in Berlin) looks back on a biography with numerous institutional exhibitions as well as awards. Thus, 1.5 years ago, a representative catalog was published on the occasion of her comprehensive solo show at the Kunstmuseum Reutlingen. This was followed in early 2022 by the solo exhibition “Leaves of Eden versus Fleurs du Mal” at the Kommunale Galerie Pankow.

With her sixth solo show at Galerie FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph, the artist presents an excerpt from her current series of works “Leaves of Eden – Leaving Eden”. This encompasses various forms of expression such as her enigmatic poetic drawings and the filigree collages with multi-layered printed texts. In her works on paper, objects, and expansive installations, Jenny Michel examines the signs and messages that are meaningfully inscribed in the artifacts of human civilization and uses them to create her utopian stories of a post-anthropocentric age.

The large-format works such as “My plant demiurgi” show an interweaving of manifold leaf and plant forms imprinted in black and white intaglio. They seem like the fossilized relics of a bygone world that have tattooed themselves into the skin of the paper. Collaged onto this is an all the more colorful rectangular field consisting of snippets of posters found in public spaces such as construction site barriers or billboards. They show the texts of our present – fragments of warnings and notices, advertising slogans and the like.

“(…) The Leaves of Eden could be alternative forms of existence that have escaped from paradise and have taken a different evolutionary path – (…). Plants with unimagined abilities that combine with technologies and inhabit a completely new world – (…)” (J.M.)

Jenny Michel’s series of works “Hidden Encyclopedias” are collages of text fragments, found objects, emblems, symbols, technical schematics and handwritten notes, which are applied to the papers of book pages erased with the help of adhesive tape. In this way, new systems of order are created, which seem to reflect a confusion of languages and formulas. Because human knowledge, as the artist impressively shows us, sometimes becomes “civilization junk,” whose legibility is lost under layers of meaning, paraphrases, and under the superimposition of attributions. In contrast, “paradise” for Jenny Michel is a place like an act of redemption. The artist understands “(the) paradise as an unattainable space of possibility, as a place that is not yet lined with our ideas”. (J.M., 2022)
With her artistic strategy of recycling, weaving and transforming material and knowledge, Jenny Michel makes an impressive contribution within the framework of a scientific-artistic movement that is committed to the continuation of the planet and its inhabitants.

Jenny Michel (*1975, Worms) first studied communication design, followed by fine arts in the classes of Prof.Bjørn Melhus, Prof. Ursula Panhans-Bühler and Prof. Norbert Rademacher at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. She completed her postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has already received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Else-Heiliger-Fonds-Stipendium of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (2008) and the HAP-Grieshaber-Preis of the VG Bild-Kunst (2010) for outstanding artistic achievements.
Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Galerie FELDBUSCHWIESNER Berlin (2011, 2013, 2015, 2019), together with m. Paule Hammer at Thaler OPriginalgrafik, Leipzig (2022), at Kunstmuseum Reutlingen (2021), at Kasseler Kunstverein (2021), at Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin (2019), ANTENNA DIARIES at Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin (2019), IMAGINE WOLKEN at Kunstverein Augsburg (2018), FALLEN GARDENS at Museum Wiesbaden (2017), TRASH THOUGHT CRONICLES at Kunstverein Wiesbaden (2015), and in the group exhibitions Privacy, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt/Main (2012), Chaos! Komplexität in Kunst und Wissenschaft, ERES Stiftung, Munich (2012), Drawing a Universe, KAI10 Raum für Kunst/Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf (2013), System und Sinnlichkeit, Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (2013), Netz. Vom Spinnen in der Kunst, Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2014), WissensArten at Museum König, Bonn (2017), Grenzüberschreitend at Draiflessen Collection (2018), Mettingen, at Galerie Nothelfer, Berlin (2022) and many more. The artist lives and works in Berlin.

Opening: Saturday, 11. February 2023, noon – 6:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Saturday, 11. February to Saturday, 4. March 2023

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Image caption title: Jenny Michel, Installationview Kunstverein Berlin-Pankow, 2022, photo: Stefanie Feldbusch

Exhibition Jenny Michel – FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin

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