Homecomings opens in HORSE | GRÜNDERZEIT
Homecomings / opening 18 September
19 September – 27 October
HORSE | GRÜNDERZEIT
Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch
Annabelle von Girsewald
Hreinn Friðfinnsson‘s House Project (1974- ) & Georges Perec‘s Espèces d‘espaces (1974)
Homecomings features works by Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Elín Hansdóttir and Hreinn Fridfinnsson, amongst others.
What can it mean to return home? “homecomings“ brings together international artists living in Berlin to investigate the various facets of coming home. No one definitive denotation of the term exists. In its plurality, “homecomings“ can be understood as a multi-layered experience of locality, coated in time. Every return loosens the stability of the singular—through repetition a home is traced in its absence.
The concept and presented works are inspired both by Georges Perec‘s Espèces d‘espaces (Species of Space, 1974)—exemplary of Perec’s poetic explorations of space and language—and the Icelandic artist, Hreinn Friðfinnsson‘s House Project (1974). Based on a myth, Friðfinnsson built an inside-out house in a lava field south of Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. With the wallpaper on the outside and the façade on the inside, he conceptually encapsulated the universe within his structure. Over the years Friðfinnsson returned to this original concept in making a series of structures that successively dematerialize the house.
“homecomings“ will take place in a recently inaugurated art space—a former horse and carriage stable under historic preservation.
Rather than a definitive end, the show will come to a close through the sequential deinstallation of the works alongside events aimed at opening up the discussion surrounding what it can mean to leave and return to a place as both emotional and conceptual journey.
benandsebastian GB; DK Anton Burdakov UA/GB Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson ES; IS Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez CR/DE
Eric Ellingsen US Jean-Pascal Flavien FR Hreinn Friðfinnsson IS Elín Hansdóttir IS Florian Neufeldt DE Sophia Pompéry DE/HU
Picture: Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Dein Land existiert nicht (Your Country Doesn‘t Exist), 2013
The exhibition runs through October 27
HORSE | GRÜNDERZEIT
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