20.05.2022 - 15.07.2022
Between vulnerability and blunt realism, Vitalij Frese presents the human body in his antique-like ceramics as a fluid, mythical, highly politicised and ever-searching entity. The prominent position of sexual characteristics, which have become the interface of bio-philosophical concepts of social selection, seems inescapable. In connection with this, the black and beige ceramics address fundamental questions of self-perception, body image and personal identity. Thus, Vitalij Frese challenges our traditional definitions of being a body and questions dichotomous notions of gender. Thousands of years of hierarchical vision have distorted and disoriented the naked human being, but also constantly reinvented it. Frese juxtaposes this historical gravity with his hand-shaped ceramics without forcing their classification: neither as an art form nor as gender. Fragile and smooth, the earthen body shells want to be carefully filled - with meaning without dogma, with all that animates them.
RAPHAEL ADJETEY ADJEI MAYNE
Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne's work is a visceral assemblage of diverse facets of Ghanaian and African sociocultural experiences. His paintings evoke political, emotional and practically psychoanalytical connections and cut-aways weaving private and public space realities unbound by time. He uses an active compositional storytelling technique where historical contexts make tangents with the present, and traditional influences fuse modern aesthetics to explore gender politics, social marginalisation and African rural/urban distinctions.
This volume is published on the occasion of the exhibition Martin Werthmann - CATASTROPHE AS SPACE at HELDENREIZER Contemporary, Munich
Andrew Berardini, Sandra Diefenthaler, Hubertus Günther, Norman Rosenthal, Barbara J. Scheuermann und Marcus Trautner
24 × 28 cm, 168 p., 88 illustrations, hardcover
Published by HIRMER Publishers
Distributed by HELDENREIZER Contemporary, Hirmer Publishers an in bookstores
First Edition (Release date: March 30, 2021)
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