Exhibitions

modern. contemporary. art.

 
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Johanna Keimeyer

Drowning Trashure

The Berlin based artist Johanna Keimeyer shows a sculpture made of collected plastic trash with a video installation. The sculpture is a larger than life sea shell that consists of plastic packaging. A shell formed of polluting plastic materializes the drastic issue of environmental protection in the ocean.

Johanna Keimeyer studied design and digital media at University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, at TamaArt University Tokyo, and at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA and MIT Media Lab, Boston, USA.

Photo by Tammy Shell

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Yoann Pistermann

Jardin

Yoann Pisterman is a visual artist and multi-instrumentalist composer from the French riviera.

„Jardin“ is a study of landscape architecture, a series of visions and reflections put down on small format (ink on paper). It is a conversation taking place between floral elements and shades of grey. Nature takes over architecture and human creations; reminding us of a permanent instability. We perceive a melody floating around, an atmosphere, a place for meditation.

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DUMMY

Jedesmal neu. Jedesmal anders.

Photos, illustrations, cheeky copies and graffiti:

DUMMY Magazine took content from the last 16 years to visualize the variety of fundamental social topics and turned it into a series of collages which grab the attention of the viewer not only through great imagery.

 
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Maria Volokhova

Still Life Stories - The Golden Spittle

The new chapter in Volokhova's porcelain series "Still Life Stories".

The installation of different multifunctional food cases "The Golden Spittle" plays on the inconsistency, transitory and ephemeral nature of food and explores the impact of decay. Serving plates, bowls and cups take the shape of lively animals and cadavers at the same time. The vessels however show organic and abstract forms of the inner body. 

It is an experimental dinner party where the guests are nobody less than porcelain animals!

Challenging traditional practices, Maria Volokhova’s porcelain sits at the borderline between art and design as well as on the frontier between the functional and the figurative. Volokhova Porcelain has been based in Berlin since 2010. 

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FUKT #16

The Sex Issue

Fukt is an annual magazine for contemporary drawing, established in Trondheim, Norway in 1999 and based in Berlin since 2001.

Founded by editor Björn Hegardt, the magazine has featured the likes of David Shrigley, Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Raymond Pettibon, Louise Bourgeois and William Kentridge alongside new and exciting artists over its span of 16 issues. Ariane Spanier has been taking care about the design since 2006. She constantly pushed the aesthetic in a new direction.


Issue 16 entitled The Sex Issue, features the work of 23 artistic positions focusing on erotic contemporary drawing.

 

 

 

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Stini Röhrs

Waldungen

One third of Germany is covered by forest. 

A landscape of longing since German romanticism, a place for recreation and leisure but also a site full of legends and gloomy beings. 

The forest is a real place, still its true greatness is found in its symbolism. An inner place whose mysticism affects the subconscious of the beholder.

Its symbolic meaning becomes clear when one considers that 95% of the German forest is timber, a place where the last monster was slayn a long time ago. The forest as such, however hasn’t lost its mysterious spirit. Even though the density of forests in Germany is still quite high,
the German forest love can not relate to that alone. National identity and construction are closely intertwined and this seems to be independent
of concrete forest experiences.

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Björn Hegardt and Theo Ågren

Cabinet of Gravity

The idea and dream of levitation and weightlessness has followed mankind through the ages. Farther back in time, weightlessness was an almost mythical phenomenon with religious, magical, spiritual and psychic characteristics. Today we can achieve weightlessness in several ways, such as in free fall in planes or in a space station. If we walk on the moon, the same phenomenon occurs. Earth’s gravitation is partially nullified.
 
Cabinet of Gravity is part of the project A Study of Free Fall and Levitation, which the artists have been working with since 2014.


Björn Hegardt and Theo Ågren (works and lives in Berlin & Gothenburg, Sweden) have had an ongoing artistic partnership for nearly twenty years, with a common interest in exploring various natural and mythical phenomena. They explore space and the limits of space, often frozen moments in everyday surroundings that seem to have a life of their own. A recurring theme in many installations has been defying the force of gravity with the help of various tricks

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Camille Ledo Nibas

Drawings

After his studies in visual communication, camille decided to concentrate his communication more heavily on visual art. Forever fascinated by human anatomy, he is a continual observer of human faces most often during interminable post-work Berlin metro rides seeking to discover which details and expressions make a person look good or less good; more masculine or feminine.Thanks to these visual researches and thousand of sketches he manage to develop his own perception of the human body. At WoMA he presented a selction of his early works. The unfinished style engages the viewer to observe the image in a visceral way. It demands a creative and imaginative occupation within the picture.

 

Stephie Becker

The Assembly

Encyclopedias are full of words, terms and concepts. Full of knowledge about new technical or scientific achievements, about historical events - a product of its time.

While pointing out the ornamentally designed illustrations, Stephie Becker showes the richness of knowledge of the traditional encyclopedia Meyers Konversationslexikon.

The poster also deals with the question of whether knowledge can lead to prudence and clarification and thus to peace. An illusion Certainly. 

"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall;
the desire of knowledge caused men to fall."
(Francis Bacon)

Stephie Becker works and lives in Berlin. As an art director in design she was in charge of different types of media in the field of art and culture with a focus on editorial design such as books, catalogues and magazines. She also creates corporate identities, logos and websites for clients, partners and herself.

 
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Jan Poppenhagen

Deutsch-Rap
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Jan Poppenhagen provides an effective setting of the rough language of German rap culture. The pictures are taken at night after hip hop concerts. The black image playground directs the entire attention of the viewer while putting strong emphasis on performance of the protagonists: young people staging themselves in an authentic way. The perspective on the young people are always respectful, never condemning - rather descriptive.

 

Federico Testa

Acrylic, Marble and Paper

Federico Testa is an Italian visual artist, born 1982 in Bologna, based in Berlin since 10 years. He studied photography and raised a fascination with light, color and surrealism. He now reflects this enthusiasm in his works by playing with various media such as painting and photography.
At WoMA he presented a selection of his works: acrylic on marble as a high res photographic print and acrylic on paper as original paintings.
https://testafederico.com

 

Pakhom

True Yellow

Pakhom is showing a four-edition-series of multi-part paintings on wooden panels. The paintings contain a combination of text and image referring to old Russian traditions using signs in an expressionistic, chaotic and seemingly nonsense way.
Pakhom (real name Sergei Pakhomov) is a well-known blogger, TV and cinema actor and media artist in Russia and is one of the new upcoming European artists in the contemporary art heaven.

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DUMMY - DAS GESELLSCHAFTSMAGAZIN

Jedesmal neu. Jedesmal anders.

Photos, illustrations, cheeky copies and graffiti:

DUMMY Magazine took content from the last 16 years to visualize the variety of fundamental social topics and turned it into a series of collages which grab the attention of the viewer not only through great imagery.