until the ice melts | #2768ARTatBerlin | The Association for the support of art and culture at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz) shows from 26. Juni 2020 on the public green between Almstadt- and Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße the work Death Letter Blues by the artist Paula Döpfner. The exhibition can be seen around the clock.
The Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz hosts Paula Döpfner’s new Work Death Letter Blues on the public green between Almstadt- and Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße. It is part of the exhibition DAS BLATT by Curated Affairs which due to the current situation does not take place in the original space in Düsseldorf but was moved to the artist’s home base and can be followed at http://curated-affairs.de/das-blatt
I am myself
I am the enemy
These three lines, written by hand, stand on a piece of paper encased in a slowly melting block of ice. This is a work of art by Paula Doepfner, Death Letter Blues, from 2020; it has just been installed in the open air on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. The quotation is from a collection of poems by the female poet Joyce Mansour (1928–1986), Déchirures, from 1955. Doepfner’s art installation is a sculptural response to that collection of poems. Mansour is generally associated with the French Surrealists. Yet this poet, who was born in England to Jewish-Egyptian parents and later moved from Cairo to Paris, has a very particular and personal style of writing. She writes from the perspective of an emancipated woman, a perspective that combines love, violence, death and pleasure. The three lines that Doepfner has chosen for this work deal with the self and with solitude.
Poetry and works by Paula Doepfner have much in common. They seem to speak the same language. It’s an approachable, narrative language, though its meaning is never straightforward or obvious. It has too many layers for that, and it’s always subject to change.
Special thanks to Simon Mullan for inviting us to show Paula Doepfner’s sculpture alongside his work Popularis (Tresen).
Opening: Friday, 26. June 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 Uhr, kindly regard social distance regulations.
Exhibition period: Friday, 26th June 2020 at any time until the final melting of the iceZum Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Image caption: Courtesy by Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz – Paula Döpfner
Exhibition Paula Döpfner – Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | Zeitgenössische Kunst | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Galleries Berlin – ART at Berlin