until 15.04. | #1108ARTatBerlin | Galerie burster presents from 3rd March 2017 the exhibition “living in your heart” by Mwangi Hutter.
„Fingerprint after fingerprint, we leave our trace as the symbol of our inner map. Following it through should lead to the essence one day. If we could tell our story without words, sounds or images we would, but that is impossible for now. Indeed, we don’t know our story ye t. We are drawing it out in painting, revealing it in video and sound, making a photo of it to render it visible. We have an inkling of what it might be about, but without having embarked on this journey, we would never have begun to find out what there is to know.“
Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter (*1975) were born in Naorobi, Kenya and Ludwigshafen, Germany. Both studied at the Hochschule der bildenden Künste Saar . After several years, they merged their names and biographies and became one artist: Mwangi Hutter. Working with various media such as sound, photography, installation, scuplture, painting and performance, they often use their own bodies as sounding board to reflect on social interrelationships. Mwangi Hutter deal with the subjects of border-crossing and finding identitiy, which both can be understood in a political, as well as very personal, intimate sense oscillating between violence, nature, dualism, individuality and love.
Their work has been shown across Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and South America, at the Bienal de São Paulo, Venice Biennale, the Brooklyn Museum, Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Dak’Art Biennale, Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of African Art and the Mori Museum Tokyo amongst others. Mwangi Hutter live and work in Berlin, Ludwigshafen and Nairobi.
Mwangi Hutter will be part of this year’s documenta 14 I Athens, 8 April – 16 July I Kassel, 10 June – 17 September 2017 and 57th Venice Biennale I Viva Arte Viva I 13 May – 26 November 2017.
Vernissage: Friday, 3rd March 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 3rd March to Saturday, 15th April 2017Zur galerie burster
Image caption: Mwangi Hutter Twinshipping 2016 C-print 110 x 84 cm
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