The skin of a place is much more than how it may appear to us. It tells about the people who have called it home and the memories that have been carved into its texture over time, the expe- riences that have shaped its history and the impact these have had on its soul.
How I forgot about the skin of the places 1 has brought together works by six artists who delve into the theme of architecture and the remembrance manifested in it, or question the relation of the inhabitant as a body in a space, in combination with the personal history of it.
Their art unveils stories that have been left behind the walls and pushes our imagination toward memories of places we have never been, or that never existed.
The entire installation intervention generated a spontaneous reaction to the spatial conditions: the GDR prefab store that Die Möglichkeit einer Insel once was, has became not only a space for the exhibition, but a part of it.
And just as places are shaped by history or the passage of time, the exhibition space itself seems to adapt or even evolve along with the art, changing its skin in the midst of its lifetime.
This is what leads to How I forgot about the skin of the places 2, the second chapter of the exhi- bition, which is enriched with artworks by four more artists. Their contribution establishes a further relationship with the previous work and – through cracks in reality, fragments and rem- nants of other locations, stratification of elements – they suggest a different way of questioning the true skin of things. The result is a living, breathing experience that mutates with time.
It is “the possibility of an island” and, through its windows, we are invited to think about the skin of the places. Can you remember it now?
Curated by Stephanie Kloss and Peter Welz
Supported by NEUSTARTplus Plattformen der Bildenden Kunst
Text by Silvio Saraceno
Die Möglichkeit einer Insel
10.02 – 16.04.2023