Visit to LIEBESPERLEN by Larissa Aharoni & Julia Brodauf

May 18, 2016, 2 pm

Many thanks to the artist Jan Gottschalk and the managing director Hartmut Kurz introducing our new participants to the concept and history of the studio house and the artists Larissa Aharoni & Julia Brodauf guiding our participants through their exhibition “LIEBESPERLEN” at Pavillon am Milchhof.

Exhibition Dates: May 13 –22, 2016
Location: Pavillon am Milchhof
Opening Hours: By appointment
Address: Schwedter Str. 232, 10435 Berlin

“Larissa Aharoni finds often, and sometimes, collects text. Julia Brodauf collects often, and sometimes, finds text. If they are to work outside the scope of text-based art then they are to do it rather differently from one another. But if it is work is about paying attention and having respect for sentences, words, text fragments, and finding specific form for the content, then these two artists, who met in the late 90’s at the art academy in Düsseldorf, have a deep understanding of one another — Thus, the dialogue at the Pavilion at Milchhof in Berlin.

A dozen of Larissa Aharoni’s colorful pill-pillows are spread over the floor of the pavilion. Larissa, who since 2006 has lived on and off in Tel Aviv, Israel, collected religious jokes with the help of students from the art academy Bezalel (Jerusalem) and had them embroidered on several pillows. The title of the work is A Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian walk into a Gallery… Now the jokes of many voices show up here in Berlin – the war of religion becomes a pillow fight where the pillows look like over-sized pill capsules – a dose of humor  – just what the doctor ordered.

On the walls: planks and wood. Julia Brodauf collected from a different location found objects – old-fashioned house-blessings. They call in a flowery and fervent way for peace, health, prosperity, and divine blessing for the home and its inhabitants. Julia Brodauf mixes them all up – and with common phrases of separation. Because everything does not always go well. Floor planks of laminate serve as a printing device in order to duplicate the sentence fragments and to create an unholy wallpaper for the pavilion.” (Pavillon am Milchhof)

More information on the Pavillon am Milchhof Website.