Werterauschen – Value Noise

Exhibition from September 5, 2021 to November 14, 2021
Opening on September 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. "Muted Piano Man" - Concert/Performance with Jacu

Participating artists: Sven Kalden, Michaela Schweiger, Binelde Hyrcan, Johanna Kandl, Thomas Ravens, Ingeborg Lockemann, Anna Jermolaewa, Stefan Panhans, Gunter Reski, Heidrun Holzfeind, Roswitha von den Driesch und Jens-Uwe Dyffort, Timm Ulrichs, Simon Mullan

The exhibition project "WERTERAUSCHEN" revolves around the concept of value as an economic, social and technological construction: what has value for us and how can values come into being?

The works of international artists shown in the exhibition deal with current economic value systems and ask about human decision-making possibilities within these systems. Space-filling installations, video works, paintings, photography and sound works occupy all exhibition areas of Schloss Biesdorf.

A large number of the artworks were newly created for the exhibition. Among others, the dystopian paintings of Thomas Ravrens can be seen, Sven Kalden installs a "bank room", Roswitha von den Driesch and Jens Uwe Dyffort show a sound installation made of smartphones on the subject of self-optimisation, Simon Mullan develops a space-dominating "curtain" made of work clothes. Gunter Reski will also show new works. Timm Ulrichs is represented with photographic works, Johanna Kandl with paintings.
Binelde Hyrcan will show his video Cambeck (2012), it shows four Angolan boys playing rich adults and driving around in their limousine made of sand. Stefan Panhans is represented with his video If a Store Clerk Gave Me Too Much Change from 2009. Heidrun Holzfeind describes three micro-communities in California, Austria and Slovenia in her 3-channel video installation "never neverland" from 2014.
"Go! You go!" is a video by Ingeborg Lockemann from 2017. The film deals with two particularly frequented shopping streets in Accra and London that have the same names: Oxford and Commercial Street. The film installation "Vierundzwanzig Stunden und ein Arbeiterlied" (Twenty-Four Hours and a Worker's Song) by Michaela Schweiger fragmentarily parallels the daily routines and working worlds of seven precariously employed people. Anna Jermolaewa shows her video installation "Political Extras", which describes a paid mass demonstration (on the occasion of the Moscow Biennale 2015) organised by the artist herself.

The programme accompanying the exhibition will be available on the Schloss Biesdorf website from September.

Exhibition concept by Ingeborg Lockemann, Sven Kalden, Roswitha von den Driesch and Karin Scheel.

An event of the Department of Culture Marzahn-Hellersdorf.
More information on culture in Marzahn-Hellersdorf can be found on the internet at www.kultur-marzahn-hellersdorf.de. 


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Bangkok / Berlin – Painting by Christine Falk

Exhibition in the basement

Christine Falk's paintings in this exhibition are thematically linked to the cities of Bangkok and Berlin. In her paintings, the artist arranges the existing urban architecture, concentrating it on a clear composition. Monochrome colour surfaces, lines and structures show the essence of architectural forms. Her painterly description of the cities of Bangkok and Berlin is based on a compositional simplification of what is seen, which, despite the abstracting form, describes concrete places. The titles of the paintings build a bridge to the respective place, but even without it, the origin of the motif can be guessed.


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