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Last Friday, April 9th, was the opening of “Edge of Love”, with “Asylum” in the Vault. “Edge of Love” was co-curated by Strychnin Gallery and Artsprojekt, and featured both Strychnin artists and those from the Artsprojekt roster.
The artists involved came from all over the world – Europe, America, Asia and Australia. It is great to have such an international group show, as it gives Berliners a chance to discover new artists.
Visitors fascinated by SIT’s piece “Doggystyle”
Checking out work by Palehorse and Ginger Che
Gallerist Yasha Young was interviewed by the Berliner Kunstkontaker, whose reports on the Berlin (and international) art scene are fast becoming famous. Here is the link to the interview, which features some great shots of the artwork hanging in the gallery!
Perth-based artist Kid Zoom, who has previously worked with “the father of agit-pop” Ron English, produced an enormous 2 x 3 meter canvas especially for the show. The sight of it through the gallery windows certainly diverted a number of passers-by inside for the opening.
Also grabbing peoples attention outside the gallery was Buff Diss’ tape installation which spread from the pavement outside, up the walls, and continued inside onto the gallery walls and floor. During the night Buff mentioned that he had some more ideas for the installation, and might well come back during the month to add some more to it…
As always, the hallway was filled with artwork from the permanent collection and past shows, as well as some sneak previews from artists who will be showing in the future.
This month The Vault was transformed into “Asylum”! The show consists of new sculptures and masks by Belgian artist Tim Roosen, along with photographs of his work taken by Ansgar Noeth.
Fans of Tim’s work admire his piece “Scanner”
Along with Tim, who made the trip from Belgium for the opening, many of the Berlin-based artists in the show were present to talk to visitors about their artwork. This was especially interesting for “Asylum” as Tim has created a narrative for the series, explaining the history of each piece in the show.
Tim Roosen in the “Asylum”, with his sculpture “Sentinel”
Ansgar Noeth next to his photograph of “Judge”
Mimi S. with “Lover”, one of her pieces in the show
Christian Rothenhagen, and his piece “My Love”
It was a great night, with a large number of first time vistors to the gallery, along with those who try to make it to every opening. Thanks are due to all the artists involved with the show, and to our sponsors – Pilsner Urquel, C.O.P. Magazine and Aloha Lemonade!
Coming up next month is “Conquistadores” – a Latin American and Spanish group show – on May 14th. Keep an eye on the blog for more details closer to the time.