until 06.07. | #2441ARTatBerlin | BQ Berlin currently shows a solo exhibition by the artist Raphaela Vogel.
Three years after her first appearance at Galerie BQ, Raphaela Vogel creates a close-meshed labyrinth of fear that is both a flashback and a gloomy vision. Across three rooms, she networks sound collage, sculpture, video and painting into a surreal odyssey that explores the dark sides of the career dream. Key elements from previous exhibitions return as accumulated fragments and are rearmed and released onto each other.
The most feared of her species, the tarantula, captures us between eight cool tentacles and her arachnid body. Hypnotized by spiral-shaped vortices and lulled by the gentle vibration of a cantilever, we witness how bird drives its own retrospective through the ship’s propeller – until all that remains are snippets and shreds. Creation and regression in the designed living room, accompanied by siren-like sounds.
A highly potent womb machinery, consisting of the martial set pieces of an untiring culture of experience and performance, attacks us from all sides with female role attributions. In the claustrophobic arena the mother ship fights to the knockout.
The artist confronts not only herself, but also the art world with confirmed phobias: the fear of loss of self and a state of exhaustion in the face of a constantly rotating production spiral and the multitude of social expectations of an artist; at the same time, the search for a shelter within an economy of visibility that incorporates everything is described.
After numerous institutional solo exhibitions, most recently at the Kunsthalle Basel (2017), Raphaela Vogel’s work can currently be seen at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. In October of this year she will perform at the Kunsthaus Bregenz.
Vernissage: Friday, 26 April 2019, 6– 9 p.m.
Exhibtion period: Saturday, 27 April – Saturday, 6 July 2019Zu BQ
Image caption: Courtesy of BQ Berlin – Raphaela Vogel
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