DOWN TO EVERYTHING28.03.2021 - 27.04.2021
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OPENING: Sunday March 28th, 12:00-18:00
+ LIVESTREAM EXHIBITION TOUR: March 28th @ 18:00 (Berlin time) via Instagram: @hew_berlin / @kwadratgalerie
DANIEL M.E. SCHAAL
Just a few days after Berlin’s 1st COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, House for the End of the World opened its first exhibition — via livestream. This project space, a cooperation between Elana Katz and Galerie KWADRAT, has run a program over the past year through all stages of the pandemic, functioning as a dystopian sanctuary for artists in these surreal and uncertain times. In DOWN TO EVERYTHING artists Daniel M.E. Schaal, Dario Srbic, Fernanda Trevellin, Elana Katz and Julia Wolf present work in dialogue with <the house>, pertaining to the action/ notion of the SLICE, in reference to everything, as well as the downfall of everything. This exhibition marks the 1 year anniversary of the opening of House for the End of the World, and is curated by Elana Katz and Dario Srbic.
/About the Artists/
Elana Katz is a conceptual artist working primarily in the medium of performance art. Katz’s work confronts cultural conventions, critically examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to provoke experiences of “unlearning” the assumed. Katz has exhibited/ performed at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium (2011), Diehl CUBE, Berlin (2013), P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York (2013), DNA Berlin (2015), ROCKELMANN&, Berlin (2016 -19), IEEB 7th of Bucharest (2017), Gallery KWADRAT, Berlin (2017-20), DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, Chicago (2019), and the Museum of Sundsvall, Sweden (2019-20), where her work has been recently acquired into the museum’s permanent collection. In 2020, in cooperation with Gallery KWADRAT, she founded the Berlin contemporary art space House for the End of the World (HEW), where she curates a program focused on site-specificity. Katz has been based in Berlin since 2008. www.elanakatz.eu
Daniel M. E. Schaal tells diverse narratives within different materials and techniques, focused on products and biproducts that are involved into several consumption/industrial processes. He thinks and acts in layers and transcends their rolls and functions. He always questions the original purpose of surrounding things and tries to reinvent the main context the used materials and objects are based on. In this approach he investigates the phenomenon, how the smallest things shape the individual and society. Daniel has exhibited in Germany, France and Denmark. Institutions and galleries: Torstraße111 (2017), Bar Barbette (2018), uy.studio (2019), Galerie Burster, Galerie Martin Mertens, HB55 (2020), Galerie Friese (2021) and is represented in several collections (Sascha Dornhöfer, Niklas Bolle). He is also part of ActaODEM and studies at UdK Berlin in the class of Valérie Favre since 2015. www.danielschaal.net
Dario Srbic, born in the former Yugoslavia, lives in Berlin, Germany and London, UK. Dario started coding as a twelve-year-old and always felt that the machine was not merely executing the code, but also emanating an inexplicable sensuousness. Initially fascinated by the dark arts of algorithmic trading in the business world(s) he transitioned through philosophy into the equally dark sciences of algorithmic art. His current practice examines the embodiment of desire (arousal, pain, excitement) into code and expresses it in artificially (ready)made sculpture and performance. Dario holds an MA in Photography from Central Saint Martins and is currently studying for a practice-led PhD at Royal College of Art supervised by Professor Johnny Golding and Graham Hudson. Dario’s work has been exhibited in Science Museum - London in 2019, Angewandte Innovation Lab - Vienna in 2019, Austrian Cultural Forum - Berlin in 2019, The Victoria & Albert Museum's Digital Futures - London in 2018, Assembly Point and Asylum - London in 2018, MAK Museum - Vienna in 2017, and Seen Fifteen Gallery - London in 2016 amongst others. Dario’s work has been published in numerous publications, his MA thesis published in Journal of Philosophy of Photography, and his video work is held in Ursula Blickle Videoarchive. www.dariosrbic.com
Fernanda Trevellin, originally from São Paulo, Brasil, works on a symbolic and perceptual level through a collection of images and materials: earth, minerals, water, and synthetic resources. All of these components function as a secular iconography, aiming to lead one’s relationship to these cultural and/or natural elements to gain a solemn and primordial meaning. She plays with the notion of feeling her studio to be a laboratory, and an uncertainty of whether she is an artist or a scientist. Trevellin earned a Meisterschülerin title from the University of Arts Berlin, in the class of Olafur Eliasson. She was nominated for the UdK Berlin 2011 Meisterschülerpreise, and continues to work with Eliasson’s UdK-affiliated interdisciplinary project “Institut für Raumexperimente”. Her work has been exhibited at the Central Gallery of São Paulo (2013), Neue National Galerie Berlin (2014) Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017), and Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin (2018). Trevellin lives and works in Berlin. www.trevellin.com
Julia Wolf is a performance/ visual artist who lives and works in Vienna and London. Wolf is a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art (UK) whose practice engages with choreographic poetics, machinic devices and current philosophical questions about artificial intelligence. Her practice comprehends choreography as a field of relation augmented by algorithmic alliances and concentrates on the contingencies between non/human agents, collective improvisation, and intimacy in the 21st century. Wolf has shown artworks and performed at globally leading cultural institutions, including The Science Museum, London, UK (2019); Independents Biennal, Liverpool, UK (2018); Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi, GE (2018); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2017); and Tate Gallery, London, UK (2017).