until 30.09. | #1460ARTatBerlin | Die Photo Edition Berlin presents from 8th July 2017 the exhibition of the venezuelan artist Antonio Briceño “The skin of Mars” and the series “Omnipresence” from the years 2015 – 2017.
It is his second solo exhibition held in the gallery.
A catalog will be published.
Violence leaves indelible traces. There is no small war. This is the field of Mars, the god who lives in our minds as an archetype since time immemorial. War haunts and consumes us cyclically. Violence, with its thousand faces, explodes everywhere; also within ourselves.
Mythology runs alongside astronomy, and so we can see, clearer than ever before, the traces of violence on Mars, the planet that resembles ours the most: impact craters, abysms, dunes, cracks, mudslides, cannons and volcanoes, like Mount Olympus, crowned the tallest one of the whole Solar System. It is presumed that life existed on that small planet under different circumstances, but all we can see is its scars: the remains of past cataclysms, unceasingly eroded by furious winds.
These wounds are both the consequence and the cause of Mars’ epiphany. He is an extraordinarily emotional and impetuous god, who has a tendency to lose control and whose wounds are highly exposed, though deeply rooted. Just like ours.
That neighbouring planet has a striking resemblance to Earth, or rather to us, on our propensity for violence. Mars comes to us and reveals, as in a mirror, what its skin is made of. Perhaps, we’ll be able to understand, opportunely, what uncontrolled forces destroyed it.
Vernissage: Saturday, 8th July 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 8th July to Saturday, 30th September 2017Zur photo editon berlin
Image caption: Antonio Briceño, Haut 1, Serie: Die Haut des Mars, 2016
Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Antonio Briceño – Die Haut des Mars + Omnipräsenz – Photo Edition Berlin | ART at Berlin