post-title Mischa Leinkauf | Trans-Scenic Practice | alexander levy | 16.09.-29.10.2022

Mischa Leinkauf | Trans-Scenic Practice | alexander levy | 16.09.-29.10.2022

Mischa Leinkauf | Trans-Scenic Practice | alexander levy | 16.09.-29.10.2022

Mischa Leinkauf | Trans-Scenic Practice | alexander levy | 16.09.-29.10.2022

until 29.10. | #3564ARTatBerlin | alexander levy shows from 16. September 2022 the exhibition Trans-Scenic Practice by the artist Mischa Leinkauf.

Mischa Leinkauf’s interventions, videos and photographs deal with the hidden and forbidden possibilities of so-called public spaces and practice appropriation and subversion of just those spaces through artistic activity.

ART at Berlin - alexander levy - Mischa Leinkauf - Phyisical Dialects III - Foto Mischa Leinkauf VG Bild Kunst Bonn 2022
Mischa Leinkauf, Physical Dialectics III, 2022, Archival Pigment Print, 150 x 200 cm,
courtesy of the artist and alexander levy, copyright Mischa Leinkauf, VG Bild Kunst, Bonn, 2022

His latest series of works, entitled Physical Dialectics, was produced in the Ruhr region, Germany’s former coal and steel centre. For the series, Leinkauf gained access to the colossal architecture of the former and contemporary industry, cultural buildings and residential complexes and became an observer of a multi-layered juxtaposition of human labour over the last 100 years hidden vertically from deep underground to high up behind the modern glass and steel facades of post-industrial employment sectors. The connecting element is a figure seen from the back, less a romantic reference to the “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” and more to the “Angel of History”, described by Walter Benjamin as one driven by the storm of the future looking back onto what happened in the past. In film, this contraction of space and time is called the vertigo effect. And in Leinkauf’s work, there is a constriction and compaction of space and times, a focus on what is called structural transformation in this region. The man looking down over the plain can be seen as the focal point for the questions that arise in this context: the relationship between humans and work, humans and architecture, the term landscape and how it relates to nature, and how society manifests itself as living space.

ART at Berlin - alexander levy - Mischa Leinkauf - Phyisical Dialects IV - Foto Mischa Leinkauf VG Bild Kunst Bonn 2022
Mischa Leinkauf, Physical Dialectics IV, 2022, Archival Pigment Print, 150 x 200 cm,
courtesy of the artist and alexander levy, copyright Mischa Leinkauf, VG Bild Kunst, Bonn, 2022

The photographic series will also be on show throughout the Ruhr region and NRW in public spaces as a series of posters during this year’s Ruhr Triennial (https://www.ruhrtriennale.de/).

ART at Berlin - alexander levy - Mischa Leinkauf - Phyisical Dialects VII - Foto Mischa Leinkauf VG Bild Kunst Bonn 2022Mischa Leinkauf, Physical Dialectics VII, 2022, Archival Pigment Print, 150 x 200 cm,
courtesy of the artist and alexander levy, copyright Mischa Leinkauf, VG Bild Kunst, Bonn, 2022

Opening: Friday, 16. September 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition dates: Friday, 16. September to Saturday, 29. October 2022

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Image Caption: Mischa Leinkauf, Physical Dialectics I, 2022, archival pigment print, 150 x 200 cm, courtesy of the artist and alexander levy, copyright Mischa Leinkauf, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022

Exhibition Trans-Scene Practice – Galerie alexander levy | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – Exhibitions Berlin Galerien – ART at Berlin

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