Online Exhibition Featured Works:
Cloud and rain behind the glass (diptych), Daniele Bongiovanni, 50x50 cm each, oil on canvas, 2021
The work is inspired both by philosophy (Aesthetic Philosophy), but above all by the fairy tale of the evocation of rain: the arrival of rain ''beyond the glass'' perceived by cats. There is a fictional story about this, in practice in the distant past cats were welcomed in the village of Tashirojima (Japan) with the aim of evoking rain.
Unexplainable Series - I am Here, Iryna Calinicenco, New Media, Canvas Size: 60 W x 80 H cm
Alternate universes. For example, in quantum mechanics, particles have no definite properties as long as no one is looking at them. This idea is metaphorically portrayed in Schroedinge's cat paradox - where the cat, sitting in a box, is both alive and dead until you open the box to check. Your action turns the cat alive or dead. Sometimes I feel the powers that be bother me.... But I can't keep quiet!
Keepers, Sergei Dobrunov, size 30/40 centimeters, oil, glass, ink, 2021
This work shows the angels who protect the peace of mankind. This work uses the technique of layering paint to create effects.
Jessie, Christopher Gambino, short text. Untitled, Christopher Gambino, 35mm photograph
Jessie is a short story about an eBay listing for a haunted doll that I saw in 2018. I couldn’t stop thinking about her spirit being trapped in a little plastic thing, so I wrote this for her. I did not buy her, but maybe that’s for the best. Untitled (Jonathan putting on his elf ears) is a 35mm photograph I took of my partner on Halloween while we were getting ready to go to a party. He’s dressed as an apprentice to a dark elven priestess- I was dressed as the dark elven priestess.
Diseases on tree trunks, text. Prenuptial Agreement, drawing,Tobias König.
The text "Diseases on tree trunks" and the drawing "prenuptial agreement" are set in relation here. Both the text and the drawing play with the identification of medieval myths about romance, gender and descriptions of nature. The phantasm in the exaltation of Romanticism underlies the works.
Transatlantic Journey, Mazenett Quiroga, two-channel video, 3:15 min
Action/ritual of collecting soil from the Amazon rainforest and pouring it back into the desert. These two opposing places depend on each other to flourish and are invisibly interconnected: tons of sand from the desert travel thousands of kilometers to America, carrying with it phosphorus, which fertilizes the soil of the Amazon.
The Dark Hours, Henriette von Muenchhausen, 2021 Gouache and tempera on black paper 29,7 x 21cm
Dark Hours, I summon you. Lay your glowing fingers on my cheeks and whisper the words only me and you know. They won't comfort me now, but their presence will linger on and remind me of the lizards I found long ago.
Birdmen, Eva Pedroza, 2016 3-channel video installation. HD, color, sound
In Birdmen the focus is set on the infinite possibility of transformation and reinvention. By using the morph technique on fusible materials, as well as the endless loop in which the videos are played backwards and forwards; past, future and present merge into a chance of time-free transformation.
Panopticonthera Subobscura, Marco Schmitt, video, 17:43 min
Through a spiritual ritual, the indigenous shaman Jaguar Nocturno calls the aztec god Tezcatlipoca, in the form of a flying drone into presence. It arrives from the sun and dives towards the ouroboros temple. The drone becomes a spiritual tool of the shaman and flies away through the future past.
My Selves Dissolving, Danielle Wakin, 16mm, color, sound, 30min
My Selves Dissolving travels through the sensations during out-of-body experiences. Themes of dissociation are explored such as: sleep paralysis, autoscopy, and ecstatic moments. The abstracted images are visual adaptations of experiences that reflect the energy inside the unexplainable. This film was made possible by the 2019 Alison Doerner Fund for Women Pioneers in Filmmaking
A Prayer for Santa Colonia, Tina Wilke, Full HD Video with 3D models, 01:41 min, 2019/202
Developed within a residency at Montevideo, Uruguay, this piece of digital syncretism examines anticolonial and indigenous struggle and their relation to the myths and official narratives of the Nation State and its heroes. Interrelating these narratives and figures within a 3D video collage, the resulting polymorphic figures and sounds envisions today´s popular saints.
Putrefactio, Alejandro Zertuche, 2019 fotoperformance (3)
The "Frágil" project is developed as an objectual, symbolic and performative investigation around obsidian stones. That addresses the properties contained in it such as its sound or its very formation from a mystical as well as political position, the idea of the mirror, the heterotopia and the energetic movements through its use.
Daniele Bongiovanni studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo. Over the years, he realized several cycles that he presented in museums of major Italian and foreign cities. He exhibited also in numerous art events, one of which is the Venice Biennale. Additionally, he collaborated on projects of many academic institutions, including the Royal College of Art, London.
Iryna Calinicenco (Cairyna) was born and studied in Ukraine. But for 12 years he has been living and working in Moldova. Iryna works at the intersection of Mixed Media and New Media techniques - by combining drawing, photography, collage and exposure to chemicals on the drawing. Plus the final digital manipulation.
Sergei Dobrunov was born in the city of Lugansk (Ukraine). He is studying at the magistracy of the Lugansk Institute of Culture. He is a participant of exhibitions in Ukraine. He paints in oil, the specifics of my work are portraits, architecture. He writes in oil on glass.
Nurah Farahat (Cairo-Bremen) is a real-time media/technical artist and VJ. Her diverse collaborations range from visualising fashion to creating animations and graphics for artist M.I.A. to developing VR simulations at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence-Bremen
Christopher Gambino is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York who makes work about transcendence, beauty and ghosts. You can follow him on instagram at @christophergambino.
Tobias König (b.1987) lives and works as an artist in Berlin. His work practice combines sculpture, drawing and text.
Mazenett Quiroga is a Colombian duo-collective, in their work they bring together western scientific fields of geology, astronomy, and economy, alongside cosmological, ritual, and social knowledge. Mazenett Quiroga assert the equal importance of indigenous knowledge systems alongside western science in understanding the complexities of the world around us.
Henriette von Muenchhausen creates volatile communities of works which are out to seduce the viewer. Her works are fed by memories and absurd moments and tend to be of ambivalent nature. They possess the power of transformation and speak of joy as well as of darker elements of life.
Eva Pedroza is a multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. Her work has recently been shown at HibertRaum, Berlin, at feldfünf, Berlin (both solo, 2021) and with Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2020). From 2013-2017, she was awarded the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung study scholarship and the VG Bild-Kunst fellowship in 2021.
Marco Schmitt is a conceptual and interdisciplinary artist and his works combine a spiritual, political - poetical and social practice. Protagonists from different backgrounds are often involved in his artworks through a collaborative process. His works were shown at 70. Berliner Festspiele, Manifesta 11 and at international institutions and galleries.
Tina Wilke is a queer feminist media artist, filmmaker and activist from East Berlin who works with screens and projections within installations, stages and experimental film forms on the topics of collective memory, postmodern belief systems and decolonial methods of community building. She studied Art and Media at the University of the Arts (Udk) Berlin and has a master's degree in Theatre with New Media and Interactivity from the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA) Buenos Aires.
Alejandro Zertuche (Monterrey, MX, 1989) defined by movement, constant change and a self-pronounced Chaos Magician, he works from an autobiographical standpoint veiled by individual studies on occultism, rituals, and different magical traditions, mainly doing action-based projects, also experimenting with video, installation, and sound. His work has been presented in more than 25 countries, including Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art(Iran), Sofia Arsenal(Bulgaria), Lugar a Dudas(Colombia), Grace Exhibition Space(USA), and Hermann Nitsch Museum(Italy).