• My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2 Curated by Arturo Herrera at Arratia Beer Gallery

    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Marauding Days, Acrylic, stainless steel and mirrored Plexiglass, 350 x 1500 cm, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Marauding Days, Acrylic, stainless steel and mirrored Plexiglass, 350 x 1500 cm, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer

    In 2010 My Lonely Days Are Gone brought together ten contemporary artists to explore the potential of a given physical space to generate wall works that commented on the role of abstraction.

    Part 2 of My Lonely Days Are Gone continues to explore the connection among edge to edge images and the ready-made architectural set-up of the space. Each of the commissioned works in this exhibition focuses on a number of approaches to painting, drawing, collaging and printing. These non-permanent, site specific pieces juxtapose, at times, several techniques to probe the impact of specific interventions interacting with each other and within the space.

    In rethinking the usual passive role of the wall as an area where to hang works, the artists have created artworks exclu­sively for each of the public walls as well as the floor of the gallery. My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2 proposes both an active dialogue among the pieces and a special awareness of architecture as a receptacle for temporary images.

    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Friederike Feldmann, dust, Acrylic and masking liquid maker on wall, variable dimensions, 2015 / Caroline Kryzecki, floor piece #1, 500 serigraphs on paper á 50 x 70 cm, 150 sq. meters, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Friederike Feldmann, dust, Acrylic and masking liquid maker on wall, variable dimensions, 2015 / Caroline Kryzecki, floor piece #1, 500 serigraphs on paper á 50 x 70 cm, 150 sq. meters, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer

    From its inception abstraction has had many meanings. Its history, ramifications and impact on our visual culture are still essential to contemporary art and artists. In this exhibition an emphasis on nonfigurative works considers the ef­ficacy and potential of the practice of abstraction, and its complex relation between its autonomy and interdependency with references in the world. The differences between abstraction and figurative art are today less defined, more frag­mented, openly cross-contaminated. It is precisely this pliable language that informs the exhibition allowing represen­tational, theoretical and abstract pictorial strategies to be juxtaposed in interconnected ways. In this age of fundamen­tal changes, abstraction continues to represent alternative sources and realities that address the visual investigation and conceptual research of contemporary artists. An underlying temporality is part of My Lonely Days Are Gone, as all works will be painted over after the exhibition ends.

    Participating artists: Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Claudia Comte, Tatjana Doll, Friederike Feldmann, Caroline Kryzecki, Matt Mul­lican, Christine Streuli, Lily van der Stokker.

     

    Exhibition organized by Arturo Herrera

    At: Arratia Beer Gallery, Potsdamer Str. 87, 10785 Berlin, Germany

    1. July – 1. August, 2015

    Opening Hours l Tuesday – Saturday l 12 pm – 6 pm

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    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Marauding Days, Acrylic, stainless steel and mirrored Plexiglass, 350 x 1500 cm, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Marauding Days, Acrylic, stainless steel and mirrored Plexiglass, 350 x 1500 cm, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Friederike Feldmann, dust, Acrylic and masking liquid maker on wall, variable dimensions, 2015 / Caroline Kryzecki, floor piece #1, 500 serigraphs on paper á 50 x 70 cm, 150 sq. meters, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Friederike Feldmann, dust, Acrylic and masking liquid maker on wall, variable dimensions, 2015 / Caroline Kryzecki, floor piece #1, 500 serigraphs on paper á 50 x 70 cm, 150 sq. meters, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2, Installation view, 2015 / Photo © by: Nils Steinke courtesy of the artists and Arratia Beer
    Tina Sauerlaender

    Tina Sauerlaender

    Tina Sauerländer is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin. With her label peer to space she has been organizing and curating exhibitions in different fields of contemporary art for several institutions and galleries since 2010, e.g. PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés (2015), Dark Sides Of… (2015), Across the Lines (2014), Visual Noise (2014), Money Works Part 2 (2014) or Entering Space (2013). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists for catalogs, magazines or journals, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Carsten Nicolai or Anselm Reyle for the Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. Her website is www.peertospace.eu.

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