Hello friends and colleagues,
I am happy to announce that I will be having one of my large-scale “Embryo Series” drawings included in “Magna Carta” at the Cain Schulte Gallery in Berlin. This exhibition will feature works on paper by international artists and will be running from March 18 – April 30th. If you are in Germany over the next few months please stop by and check it out! Below are some pics from the opening reception and an installation shot.
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The basis of the Magna Carta, like that of all legal systems, is essentially its binding nature. This bond encounters difficulties and challenges wherever it is unclear who is a participant in the system. Legal systems fray at their edges.
Cain Schulte Contemporary Art’s exhibition Magna Carta explores the diverse and innovative creations of international artists who work with and on paper. The artists involved have been asked to create pieces that are thematically anchored in an investigation of the 13th-century legal document the Magna Carta, which is widely considered a pivotal turning point in the attempt to establish individual liberties, and a key element in the radical transformation of constitutional thought. The works in this exhibition explore contemporary issues focusing on the protection of personal freedom, individual rights, and unlawful imprisonment. The exhibition seeks to highlight the universality and contemporary relevance of the issues emanating from the Magna Carta in today’s increasingly globalized world.
The artists involved hail from many countries, including Germany, Japan, Israel, The Netherlands, and across the United States. The breadth alone of the styles and visions they bring to the topic is inherently an illuminating study of cultural differences. The cadre of subjects addressed spans the Abu Ghraib torture atrocities, Japanese bondage techniques, illegal immigration, as well as the resilience of religious dogmas, the possibilities of Utopian organizations of space, and the visual codification of legal systems in medieval textile patterns.
The works on display range from small charcoal and ink drawings to large experimental sculptures. Some of the works offer novel perspectives on the deterioration and transgressions of the Magna Carta’s ideals by focusing on current interpretations of cultural colonialism. Other artists have conceptualized the literal translation of Magna Carta (“big paper”) as a basis for their thematic explorations within the limits of the medium of paper.
Anke Becker (Berlin, Germany), Matteo Bergamasco(Milan, Italy), Brad Brown (San Francisco, CA), Miri Chais (Tel Aviv, Israel), Max Diel(Berlin, Germany), Peter Foucault (Oakland, CA), Mark Fox (New York, NY), Daniele Girardi (Milan, Italy), Veronike Hinsberg (Berlin, Germany), Diane Jacobs (Portland, Oregon), Linda Karshan (London, UK), Ruven Kupermann (Tel Aviv, Israel), Juliane Laitzsch (Berlin, Germany), Werner Linster (Berlin, Germany), Koho Mori-Newton(Japan/Paris, France), Nadja Poppe (Dresden, Germany), Justin Quinn (St. Cloud, Minnesota), Susanne Ring (Berlin, Germany), Margot Schmitt (Berlin, Germany), Ben Sleeuwenhoek (Middelburg, Netherlands).