June 12-23, 2019, Selections from the J series of my (In)/Animate Objects collection were on view at Rosalux in Berlin as part of the group show, “Didn’t you know what you were carrying on your back?”.
In (In)/Animate Objects, I tasked myself to create over a thousand handmade decaying rag dolls for an installation that focused on the obsessions of a doll-hoarding grandmother. (In)/Animate Objects formed the second half of a diptych with Object of Her Affection, a performance about a woman who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Sunday June 23, 2019
Wriezener Straße 12,
Rosalux is an artist-run space in which artistic production, presentation and reflection take place independently of commercial or institutional criteria. Its main objective is to follow, support and present the latest developments in terms of research and artistic practice.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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Marsian De Lellis
DIDN’T YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WERE CARRYING ON YOUR BACK?
The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Goya’s drawing called “Didn’t you know what you were carrying on your back?” which pictures a rotund Dominican friar pleasantly sitting on the back of a peasant working in a field. Each of the artists included is driven to make works that explore the personal and collective baggage that weighs on human existence. The weight of experiences and histories adds depth and meaning to our lives, but – like a fat friar – too much baggage becomes oppression. It is the obsession of these artists to make meaning of this oppression, to express the inexpressible, and to encode what can’t be spoken.Sean Meredith, curator
B-LA CONNECT is a platform to promote the cooperation and interlinking between the two sister cities’ creative communities. Over the next two years a major exhibition and exchange project is scheduled to take place between artist/curator run project spaces and collectives from Berlin and Los Angeles:
B-LA CONNECT understands itself as an international cultural exchange on a grass roots level. It brings together members of different art spheres and scenes from both cities. New opportunities for interacting and connecting with each other are created and extended locally inside and transnationally between the two cities.
The interdisciplinary program includes art exhibitions, film screenings, performances, talks, and more. The following year, in 2020, the Berlin art spaces will travel to LA for a return visit.
In the sense of a positive globality B–LA CONNECT seeks to advance the cultural partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles. B-LA CONNECT wants to celebrate urban diversity, show presence and stand against reactionary forces. Berlin and Los Angeles share the urban self image of being the world in small, a place of cultural diversity and individual freedom. In light of the rising authoritarian and regressive currents worldwide the two cities stand for a liberal and cosmopolitan openness towards the world. B-LA CONNECT wants to build bridges where others erect walls.
Tour #3 included:
Wolf & Galentz: LAVA Projects
rosalux: TRACK 16
L’oiseau présente & Botschaft: Dalton Warehouse
Kronenboden: Monte Vista Projects
Track 16 is an art gallery located in downtown Los Angeles in the fashion district at the Bendix Building, where I previously exhibited works in Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, Debra Broz.