Sunday, June 26, 2016

Upcoming Exhibit


August 1-7, 2016

Auguststraße 35, 10119 Berlin

Embodiments is an exhibition that brings together art, philosophy, and cognitive science.  The exhibition features 8 international artists, whose work explores the body, and a day-long workshop with presentations by scholars who study the philosophy, psychology, and history of art.  In addition, there will be opportunities for visitors to participate in psychological studies that measure aesthetic experiences while viewing the art on display.

Opening: August 1
Afternoon of lectures and conversations: August 6
Exhibition on display and interactive experiments: August 1-7


Rachel Bernstein (New York). Rachel Bernstein seeks to redefine and challenge ideas about what is beautiful, what is grotesque, what is natural and what is unnatural. She combines images of human body part, animal innards, insects, and other living things into forms that are both unsettling and alluring. 

Valentina Berthelon (Berlin, Chile, Mexico). In her artworks Valentina Barthelón has always been interested to work in the intersection between visual arts, music, science and technology. Influenced by the world of science, Valentina often takes concepts and aesthetic elements from this field to create audiovisual installations that evokes different forces of nature in relation to human body and perception. 

Gen Eickers (Berlin). Gen Eickers explores the very possibility of bodies by reducing them to assemblies of forms, shapes, features they seem to consist of.  Their work explores the geometry of the body, but in a way that transgresses against the coolness normally associated with geometrical abstraction.

Julia Elsas (New York). Julia Elsas is a mixed-media artist who has always been interested in body language and in the awkward, charged tension that can be evoked by isolating the small gestures we make when we interact with each other. She explores aspects of this tension through embroidery, printmaking collage, sculpture, installation, and performance.

Muriel Gallardo (Berlin, Chile). The artworks of Muriel Gallardo represent an ongoing discovery of space from bodily experience. She highlights the instability and composite nature of space by the use of diverse materials and techniques.

Fernanda Antolá Porto (Brazil). Fernanda Angola Porto’s project "EXCESS of Contemporary Life" questions the impact of the excessive use of mobile phones and computers on our society, and how it affects the limits between body and technology.

Katarina Riesing (New York), Katarina Riesing is a mixed media artists whose work explores the body in various ways.  Her recent silk paintings are represent different parts of human anatomy as well as spaces and devices that contain and constrain bodies, such as instruments of punishment.

Veronika Witte (Berlin). Veronika Witte is interested in the role our bodies play in our present society, and the limits of the body, in the ending of its up to now given 'fatality' and in the desire to reinvent oneself over and over again.

Elena Agudio (Artistic Director, AoN, a platform for Neuroscience and Art)
Joerg Fingerhut (Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow; Humboldt-Universität, Berlin School of Mind and Brain)
Jesse Prinz (City University of New York, Graduate Center; Einstein Visiting Fellow, Einstein Foundation Berlin & Berlin School of Mind & Brain)

Curatorial team: Gen Eickers (chief organizer), Muriel Gallardo, Simon Guendelman, Jesse Prinz

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