December 19 2013. The warm winter night saw the opening reception of «Mille Crêpes», a salon presentation by House of Tiny Egos (H.O.T.E) featuring recital, fine art and photography, serving up a slice of the human condition.
Centered around a short novel of Edgar Allan Poe, the salon engaged participants to reflect collectively on individual arrangements.
“The external world could take care of itself. In the meantime it was folly to grieve, or to think. The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure. There were buffoons, there were improvisatori, there were ballet dancers, there were musicians, there was beauty, there was wine. All these and security were within. Without was the „Red Death.“ (Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death, 1842)
As the last guests departed, the lone candlelight that flickered and danced burned steadily, echoing the laughter and joy of every participant, both artists and patrons. Fear had made way for love and innocence, at least for that night.
EDGAR ALLAN POE, THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH – A COLLABORATIVE READING
(with ANDREW CAMPBELL and DMITRY KUZNETSOV)
is an art historian and curator based in Berlin.
She is currently investigating “reading” as a concept of collaboration.
3 PAINTINGS FROM THE “FOLD SERIES”
is a visual artist based in Queens, New York.
She was born in Busan, Korea. She holds a BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has received the Edward E. Ryerson Graduate Fellowship for the Excellence in Art, the President’s Education Award in Art, and the Contemporary Artists Center Residency Fellowship. She has shown her work in exhibitions in Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, LA, London, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
“For me, painting is a way to unsheathe the layers of reality, its elusiveness, of a language to understand the humanitarian endeavor, of creative impulse, and to acknowledge the need for my subconscious to interpret its own reality.”
HOCH AUF DEM GELBEN WAGEN (High on the Yellow Wagon ) -OF STEEL, GLASS, STONES, GARBAGE, AND THE PEOPLE BETWEEN
Anton Bo Matzke
is a visual artist based in Berlin.
He is currently studying at UdK Berlin and Cooper Union, New York. He has shown his work in exhibitions in Hamburg, Berlin and New York.
“Questions arise for me concerning how we live together as a society and the role I take in it. The investigation of these questions is what I intend to express. That is to say: Allow it to take form. Form varies from one to many objects arranged, here and there with a projection, sometimes layered with text, also spoken. The place is part of the cake as well. As I‘m mostly on the run, there is no such thing as domestic space for me. The house is the space to capture time while I move forward. With every new space, the clothes take on a new smell.“
Fabio Enes de Oliveira
is a photographer based in New York.
He was born in São Paulo, Brazil.
“I was first exposed to photography at the age of 12. A friend of mine showed me a 35 mm film camera. After that I started to shoot sports and portraits. I‘m passionate about watching people’s expressions and what they are wearing on the streets. I‘m always trying to capture the feeling of each subject that I shoot.”
The House of Tiny Egos is an experimental think tank in art, science and communication based in Brooklyn, New York.
Dec 19 2013 – Jan 30 2014, view by appointment
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