February 26, 2020, 2 PM
Many thanks to Stefanie Seidl introducing our participants to the concept, program & history of the project space BERLIN-WEEKLY and the artist Dagmara Genda guiding us through her solo exhibition Making bad on history, or, drawing blood from the same old stone. The visit is part of the BAI Studio Program | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.
Exhibition Dates: February 13, 2020 –
Opening Hours: Window installation 24/7 accessible from the street, work in the back room by appointment
Address: Linienstr. 160, 10115 Berlin
“Drawing from classical sculpture has formed the basis of art education ever since the formalisation of academies. This in turn generated a feedback loop whose echoes reshaped sculptural tradition, subtly contorting the proportions of bodies and their repertoire of gesture over time. Eventually this birthed the Baroque, with its swollen drapery, gaping mouths, and its multitude of grasping hands.
Baroque garden sculpture forms the basis of Dagmara Genda’s recent drawings, thus refocusing history through another distorting lens. Inky lines bleed Greek gods into comic super heroes, their ideal bodies not far removed from today’s gym selfies, and the goddesses from before our common era have swelled into lubriciously lit Instagram queens. Perhaps the more we “make bad on history,” the truer we are to its meandering path.” (Text by courtesy of Dagmara Genda & BERLIN-WEEKLY)