January 29, 2020, 2 PM
Many thanks to the senior director Christian Ehrentraut introducing our participants to the gallery concept, program and history of EIGEN + ART and guiding us through the solo exhibition IMAGES FROM ABROAD by Lada Nakonechna. The visit is part of the BAI Studio Program | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.
Exhibition Dates: January 09 – February 20, 2020
Location: Galerie EIGEN + ART
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM
Address: Auguststraße 26, 10117 Berlin
“The photograph of a riverine landscape lined with trees provides the prologue to the exhibition: a small bridge in the center of the picture, footpaths, and an artificial water inlet point to human intervention. But Nakonechna opens up another pictorial level by presenting the black-and-white photo as a screenshot taken during the digital processing, with scaling at the upper edge of the picture and the Photoshop hand tool, which now seems to float above the treetops.
This picture of a peaceful, but also manipulated landscape is to be understood as counterpoint to the exhibition’s central group of works, for which, on the end wall of the gallery, a situation was created in which the drawn contours of the individual picture formats serve as placeholders for many possible variations of how they could be hung.
In these works, Nakonechna takes recourse to themes she has been concerned with for several years: the political dimension of landscapes, the arbitrary shifting of borders and the conflicts associated with that, but also our relative distance from pictures from unknown contexts and the attempt to approach them through analytic questioning.” (Text by courtesy of Galerie EIGEN + ART & Bettina Klein)
More information on the EIGEN + ART Website.