Opening: Friday, May 2 | 6 – 9 pm
Guided Tours: Friday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 14 at 6pm
For the Gallery Weekend Berlin, BERLINARTPROJECTS is pleased to present the Three-Act exhibition with the artists Lukas Hoffmann, Ulrich Riedel and Claudia Vitari. Inspired by the Three-Act writing structure, the title refers to the different stages of the artistic process and emphasizes the storytelling aspect of an exhibition where each work brings its own narrative. Unlike a traditional gallery space where merely the finished works are being exhibited, Three-Act exhibition reveals insights and materials reflecting on the artistic process. In addition to photographs, installations and sculptures, the exhibition also consists of sketches and a small library of books selected by the artists, art books as well as publications on the artists. As part of the library, the reading corner inside the exhibition space not only provides information on the artists, but also shows up sources of their motivation. The Gallery Weekend visitors are welcome to sit back, read and reflect.
Turning the literary elements into sculptural objects, Ulrich Riedel works with space, text, letters and word games. With a room installation, a wall piece and a sculpture, Riedel participates at the exhibition with three different works, all representing typical characteristics of his practice. As a central work among the three, the floor-based installation “Tilted Space / Berlin” (2014) creates its own room and transforms the gallery space.
The photography series “Radicchio Rosso I- IX” (2013) by Lukas Hoffmann will be exhibited for the first time. “The photographer’s aim is to reveal the pictorial quality of the world. In discussing his work, Lukas Hoffman claims that he is interested in drawing attention to the forms and the light, rather than conveying knowledge about the subject of his photographs. What is at stake is not so much the object depicted – be it a tree or a house – but rather an ordered structure of the landscape that only comes forth in the picture."
Working in psychiatric hospitals, prisons and other marginal situations, Claudia Vitari´s socially engaged practice is based on long-term research and narration. She portraits people in the attempt to capture their history and personality, regarding the act itself a dialogue between the other person and herself. Therefore the picture of another person, as she realizes, will always remain unfinished and the point of view of another subject. Through the artistic process, she manages to transform heavy topics into delicate forms. For the Three-Act exhibition at BERLINARTPROJECTS, Vitari is exhibiting a selection of her sketches.
Lukas Hoffmann | b. 1981 in Zug (Switzerland) lives in Berlin. He studied Fine Arts at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (2003-2007) and followed the research program La Seine from 2009-2011 (ENSBA Paris). Hoffmann received studio grants in Antwerp (2008-2009) and Berlin (2011). His recent exhibitions include Paris Photo Los Angeles (Galerie de Roussan, Paris, 2014) Poppositions at Dexia Art Center (Brussels, 2014), Eine Quersumme at BERLINARTPROJECTS (Berlin, 2013) This Infinite World in Fotomuseum Winterthur (2013), Polderbos in Kunstmuseum Luzern (2011).
Ulrich Riedel | b. 1979 in Berlin (Germany), lives in Berlin. He studied philosophy and art history at Humboldt University in Berlin (2001-2002) and studied Fine Arts at UdK Berlin (2002-2007). In 2006, he was a Socrates Fellow at Sydney College of Fine Arts (Australia) He received a master degree in arts from UdK with professors Tony Cragg and Florian Slotawa. Riedel received various stipends and spent several semesters abroad 2012/2011 exhibitions including Kunstverein Trier/ Würzburg / Paderborn (solo exhibition), Museum Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Motorenhalle Dresden.
Claudia Vitari | b. 1978 in Turin (Italy), lives in Berlin and works between Torino, Barcelona and Berlin. She studied in Halle an der Salle at Burg Giebichenstein, Hochschule für Kunst und Design (University for Art and Design), where she graduated in 2004. She exhibited in the Mausoleo della Bela Rosin (solo exhibition), in Turin, Arts Santa Monica (solo exhibition), Barcelona and Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea in 2013 and in the Natural Science Museum of Turin and BERLINARTPROJECTS in 2012. Her project “The Invisible Cities” (2010-2012) was realized in Barcelona with the collaboration of “Radio Nikosia”, the first Spanish radio organized by people who have been diagnosed with mental diseases and “PERCORSOGALERA” (2007-2009) was realized inside Turin's penitentiary. For both exhibitions the artist had a grant of “Regione Piemonte”.
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