EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
A group exhibition by pilote. After "the horizon looks different from afar." at Kunstquartier Bethanien in March 2019, pilote is now following the invitation of Dr. Sven Sappelt and will display an exclusively #2 at CLB Berlin at Aufbau Haus.
This opportunity of a second presentation of "the horizon looks different from afar." led to a deepening of the original theme about borders as well as the extension to include the so called "common ground" aspect. Therefore besides individual works from the first exhibition newly developed works will be shown by
BETTY BÖHM, CARLA MERCEDES HIHN, KATHRIN GANSER, KATJA PUDOR and SARAH STRASSMANN.
The confrontation with the ubiquitous theme of the border and the terminology of the correlating different perceptions that was strongly noticeable in the original exhibition remains significantly even now: What is a boundary, what are borders and which connotations go with their manifold use and contemplation? And how is their symbolism in the collective imaginary represented and understood in different socio-cultural areas?
For the exhibition at CLB Berlin, the artists are extracting theses that have already been established in the group show at Bethanien. But the current exhibition project also deals with the question of what basically holds a society together. What forms the "common ground" that the individuals of a fragmented society share with each other, that connects them, even if it separates them from each other? "Common ground" is not understood statically here, but dynamically. Thus the result are multiple considerations of the artists, based on personal experiences and individual reflections.
The artists extract differentiated dimensions and micro contexts of the topic that are most relevant to them and express their own assumptions in the fields of photography, film, painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. The new works that were developed for this second edition of the exhibition, which will be not only theoretical opposed to those previously seen at Kunstquartier Bethanien.
Curated by Monique Wysterski
BETTY BÖHM (*1979)
is an observer of socio-political spaces and structures as well as psychological phenomena arising from them, which force people into certain patterns of thought and action. A need to expand one's own horizon and, in encounters with strangers, discover original similarities as well as new commonalities in order to finally overcome boundaries is of particular concern to her.
Betty Böhm studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and at San Francisco State University and received awards such as the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship and the Landes-Graduierten Scholarship (BA-WÜ). In 2018 she was supported by the German Foreign Office/Kleiner Kulturfonds within the framework of a residency in Adiyaman, Turkey.
KATHRIN GANSER (*1977)
Kathrin Ganser studied at the Kunsthochschule Halle (class of Una H. Moehrke) and at the Universität der Künste Berlin (class of Katharina Sieverding). She received her Ph.D. Fine Art in 2014 from the Bauhaus University in Weimar with a thesis on the 'Media Space Image'. In addition to a scholarship from the Bauhaus University Weimar, the artist also received the Art Prize of the City of Kempten in 2017 amongst others. Her solo exhibition Performanzen can currently be seen in the Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus - Museums and Art Collections Augsburg until the end of April.
CARLA MERCEDES HIHN (*1981)
The Romanian-born artist studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she was a master student in 2008, and at the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon. Since 2017, artist residencies have taken her to Brazil, where a large proportion of her work was created in the Amazon region, for example, and is still being created today. A residence program sponsored by the Goethe-Institute Abu Dhabi also invited her to Dubai in 2013.
KATJA PUDOR (*1965)
Katja Pudor studied at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee with Katharina Grosse, among others, and was a master student in 2005. The artist has received numerous scholar-ships, including from the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg (2016) and the Hans Böckler Foundation (1999-2005). She took part in several artist residencies in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and was a participant in the Goldrausch Women Artists Project in 2008.
SARAH STRASSMANN (*1980)
Sarah Straßmann holds a Ph.D. Fine Art from the Bauhaus University Weimar (2018) She received numerous projects, travel, and studio grants and scholarships, and was the 2008/09 winner of "gute aussichten - junge deutsche Fotografie.
In July 2019, Sarah Straßmann's work will be honored in the solo exhibition Expanded Pictures at Kunstverein Konstanz.
Tue - Sat, 3 -7 pm
Sun, 1 - 6 pm
And by appointment
ARTIST TALK: 23 MAY 2019, 7 pm
The cultural scientist Dr. Anna-Lena Wenzel and Dr. Sven Sappelt (CLB) in conversation with the artists about their works, the context of the exhibition and the annual theme of the CLB "Commen Grounds".
Kindly hosted by:
Aufbau Haus at Moritzplatz
Prinzenstr. 84.2. (entrance via Oranienstr.)
at Köepenicker Str. 96
Friday 5 April 2019 at 19:00h
at Auguststrasse 68
Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 12:00h
at Stauffenbergstr. 1
Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 19:00h