until 08.09. | #1571ARTatBerlin | Pavlov’s dog shows from 11th August 2017 the exhibition “Seeing Her Ghosts” by the artist Kirsten Becken.
David Shrigley, Roger Ballen, Angela Deane, Angela Becken, Kirsten Becken, Holger Becken, Sarah Illenberger, Martin Fengel, Marine Fisch, Johanna Dumet, Vera Kochubey, Faye Moorhouse, Nana Dix, Nina Kaun, Ute Klein, Julia Navarro, Clementine de Chabaneix, Silke Baltruschat, Ricardo Parker, Marta Claret, Sophia Weisstub
With her exhibition “Seeing Her Ghosts” the artist processes the struggles of her mother Angela Becken. It brings together works by various international artists to provide a platform for a new perception of psychological problems. Art plays a decisive role for Becken. In addition to her own photographs, which reflect the watercolors of her mother, she shows humorous and critical works by David Shrigley and deep-bodied and abstruse photographs by Roger Ballen. The result is a spectrum that reflects the human soul in all its facets on an eye level and adresses it with respect.
Kirsten Becken describes her work as a constant search for the otherworldly moment. She immerses into her counterpart with empathy and sensitivity and wants to touch the viewer with her work. With her photographic series “Seeing Her Ghosts”, Becken transports the unconscious watercolor images of her mother into a photographic reality. Her approach is based on overcoming distance, to observe without prejudice, and in this way to show the disturbing beauty of our world.
*1982, lives and works in Munich and the Lower Rhine Area. 2007 degree at Folkwang University of the Arts Essen. Publications: et al. AD Magazine, Vogue Deutschland, Iloveyou Magazine. Participant in group exhibitions: 2014 »A Process«, Neue Galerie at Höhmannhaus Augsburg; 2015 »Guest Room«, Galerie f5,6 München. 2016 solo exhibition “Ophelia” in Berlin.
*1968 lives in Brighton; studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1988-91. His work encompasses many media including drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, performance and music. He has produced animated pop promos for artists such as Blur and Bonnie Prince Billy and is also the author of over 30 books of drawings. In 2012 he had a retrospective exhibition at Hayward Gallery in London.
*1950 New York but for over 30 years he has lived and worked in South Africa. One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs span over forty years.
The book “Seeing Her Ghosts” ed. Kirsten Becken appeared in June 2017 at the VfmK – Verlag für moderne Kunst.
Vernissage: Thursday, 10th August 2017, 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 11th August to Saturday, 8th September 2017Zu pavlov's dog
Image caption: Marine Fisch/Kirsten Becken, Angela, 2017, Collage with embroidery / Mixed Media, 15 x 19 cm
Exhibition: Kirsten Becken – Seeing Her Ghosts – pavlov’s dog | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin