until 28.10. | #1593ARTatBerlin | Kuckei + Kuckei presents from 07th September 2017 the exhibition “ELEGIE” by the artist Miguel Rothschild.
Berlin-based, Argentine artist Miguel Rothschild borrows the title of his installation from one of Jorge Luis Borges’s later poems. Borges’s “Elegy” is a unified snapshot of an overriding sense of world-weariness. The general mood of the protagonist recalls the viewpoint of someone given the opportunity to encounter the famous Aleph, representing a point in space containing all other points in the world.
Rothschild is also concerned with a particular viewpoint that eludes definition. His elegy plays with the viewer’s perception. The image is several images, the sea is also the sky and vice versa; they are two sides of a coin seeking to be discovered. To move onward, Borges once wrote, is to change the form of one’s surroundings.
In his new work, Rothschild’s interest in German Romanticism is again present. He uses the theme of melancholy to also create a link to his earlier work: when contemplating Elegie through this prism, one also sees Memento Mori (2013) and Et in Arcadia ego (2009); his approach to Elegie is similar to that of his earlier, large-scale installation Melencholia A.D. (2007)—the first time the artist dealt with Albrecht Dürer. This work was presented at the Berlinische Galerie, the Akademie der Künste, as well as MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano Buenos Aires).
Vernissage: Thursday, 07th September 2017, from 06:00 p.m.
Exhibitionperiod: Thursday, 07th September until Saturday, 28th October 2017Zu Kuckei + Kuckei
Image caption: via Kuckei + Kuckei
Exhibition: Miguel Rothschild – ELEGIE – Kuckei + Kuckei | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin