|At Yellow Solo, Danziger Straße 162a Berlin, until 11th of July 2020. |
“Exorcising Ancient Ghosts” is a sensual, bilingual audio sculpture based on Castro & Ólafsson’s research into the rights of women and foreigners in ancient Greek society. The work started in the ancient greek region of Naples during the project “Il Ventre di Napoli” in 2010, and it was finalized for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. After being exhibited in several international institutions, the installation will be shown for the first time in Berlin by Yellow Solo.
Libia Castro (Spain) & Ólafur Ólafsson (Iceland) are an artist collective formed in 1997 in The Netherlands, living in Rotterdam and Berlin, and residing regularly in Reykjavik and Málaga. They represented Iceland at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and their works have been seen in other major international exhibitions such as Manifesta 7 (2008), the 7th Liverpool Biennial (2012) or the 19th Sydney Biennial (2014).Their practice is collaborative, conceptual, socio-politicly engaged and interdisciplinary. They work with a variety of media, often collaborating with other people and groups – activists, artists, composers, musicians and other professionals.