until 20.06. | #3050ARTatBerlin | Esther Schipper currently shows the group exhibition L’Invitation au voyage and invites you on a journey by viewing the works of various artists from different eras.
The long tradition of escaping the shackles of a burdensome reality for a moment by travelling to distant places in one’s imagination, whether by means of fantasy or dream, is the theme of L’Invitation au voyage, an exhibition of paintings spanning several generations and artistic approaches, opening at Esther Schipper on the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin.
Starting with works from the historical avant-garde to contemporary practices, the artists represented include: Sarah Buckner, Cui Jie, Cordula Ditz, Almut Heise, Hannah Höch, Leiko Ikemura, Tala Madani, Isa Melsheimer, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Paula Rego, Shahzia Sikander, Tsai Yi-Ting, and Yeesookyung.
Sojourner Truth Parsons, Falling out of love with you, 2020-2021, Acrylic on canvas, 213,2 x 182 x 3,8 cm
Courtesy the artist and Foxy Production, New York © Sojourner Truth Parsons, Photo © Andrea Rossetti
At a time when real-life travel is becoming increasingly difficult and the ease, indeed recklessness, with which we have taken this freedom for granted is being questioned, the exhibition-the title L’Invitation au voyage is taken from a poem in Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal-evokes the freedom of such imaginary journeys to non-existent places.
In the last year, dream and fantasy have taken on a renewed importance as a release from the strain of the persistent uncertainty of everyday life. With its depictions of dreamlike or fantastic figures, scenes or landscapes, L’Invitation au voyage gathers works that refuse the limits of reality and give us glimpses of worlds that exist on the threshold of the real.
Walk through the exhibition:
Exhibition period: Wednesday, 28 April – Sunday, 20 June 2021
For a personal visit to the gallery it is necessary to book an appointment: via booking system, telephone +49 30 374433133 or mail rsvp (at) estherschipper.com
Appointments at short notice are possible depending on the current number of visitors. Wearing an FFP2 mask throughout the visit and maintaining a safety distance of 1.5 m from other visitors and our staff is required, as is the presentation of a negative Covid 19 test result issued within the last 24 hours.
Exhibition L’Invitation au voyage – Esther Schipper | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibition Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin