culturia cordially invites you to the opening night of artists in residence show at João Cocteau on 20th of April. Participating artists hanna goldstein Laurianne Bixhain Ruth Le Gear Jacob Brooks
20 April, 7pm
Kienitzer Straße 98,
12049 Berlin – Neukölln
U8 - Leinestraße | Boddinstraße
Here are some words from the artists about their work that will be shown
In goldstein’s project "adding to the archive" the artist set out to find a missing exhibition of her dead father. The project has taken her to many different places and interesting meetings. During the last 3 months she has in various mediums documented this process. While searching for 17 massive stones and 12 large images, which is what the exhibition consists of, goldstein has continuously been questioning the role of authorship and the meaning of working with an archive. On April 20th she will present the first stage of the project.
My work consists of appropriating common gestures and popular practices and transforming contemporary art exhibition methods and transplanting them into a “living” space. The action of appropriation results in collecting, assembling and reinterpreting by means of photography, bookmaking, installation and curatorship. In inviting people to contribute to my work is a way of enabling the artwork to exist in different networks. The book, which is a recurring form in my work, embodies the idea that an artwork has a social life.
Ruth Le Gear
My work is involved with the nature of trans-disciplinary practice based research. I am interested in the concept of subtle energies and the hidden aspect of substances.
I have been collecting experience; collecting peoples tears over the past months, trying to make the intangible tangible.
“I would say that the moment an object appears in a narrative, it is charged with a special force and becomes like the pole of a magnetic field, a knot in the network of invisible relationships. The symbolism of an object may be more or less explicit, but it is always there. We might even say that in a narrative any object is always magic.”
italo calvino, six memos for the new millennium
Jacob Brooks is a multimedia photographer from the United States. His new project, 'secret shrine' is an exploration of the fences of berlin, the fields they enclose, and the objects inside.
Exhibition is open for visitors through
21st - 24th April
between 1pm - 4pm