until 10.12. | #3705ARTatBerlin | ARTCO Galerie Berlin presents from 18. November 2022 the exhibition “Family” by the artist Jonathan Apelbaum.
“To me, family means two things: the biological family and the family you choose, my family in France, and my family in Berlin. The two are fundamentally different, the Berlin family is queer and kinky, it’s the family you can fuck with. Then there is the family that witnessed your birth, the family you grew up with, where you came from. Both are inescapably intertwined and for a brief moment, a minute or a month, I would like to put these two opposing ideas of what constitutes a family into one single space.”
Emerging from his background as a mechanical engineer, the artistic work by Jonathan Apelbaum aims for creation through collaboration. Those bearing witness to his large-scale oil portraiture in framework of the exhibition „Family“ are invited to engage with a synergy of diverse elements embedded within their production.
Alongside a team of engineers, the French-Algerian artist has developed Al sensory hardware that, when paired with the paintings, change their composition in response to certain external stimuli, such as motion or the pulse of a nearby body. With nearly 2000 LED lights behind each cognitive painting, stories unfold that are constantly evolving, influencing and being influenced by their peripheral environments. As meditations on gender, intimacy, family, religion and technology, they are in constant conversation with themselves and their audiences.
On display are works by Jonathan Apelbaum that react to certain external stimuli such as movement or the pulse beat of a nearby body.
With nearly 2000 LED lights behind each “cognitive painting”, stories thus unfold, constantly evolving, influencing and being influenced by their surroundings. As meditations on gender, intimacy, family, religion and technology, they are in constant dialogue with themselves and their audience.
For the duration of the exhibition until 10.12, each weekend the artist will invite a member of his chosen “family” to collaborate with him and unite their art with his paintings. The aim is to show their very own version of what family means.
Updates on the programme also on my website: https://www.thxagain.com
Opening: Freitag, 18. November 2022 – ab. 18 Uhr
Exhibition dates: Freitag, 18. November 2022 – Samstag, 10. Dezember 2022Go to Gallery
Image caption: Courtesy of ARTCO Galerie, Jonathan Apelbaum
Exhibition Jonathan Apelbaum – ARTCO Galerie Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin