Upon entering Galerie im Turm, the exhibition space appears to expand beyond its walls rendering visible the massive columns of the so-called working class palaces of Karl-Marx- Allee. At every hour of the day, during the progression of the chilly autumn months, the columns are bathed in the warm light of what turns out to a lying sun – one that shines but gives no warmth.
In their collaborative work Anna Mirkin and Katharina Trudzinski integrate the immediate surroundings of A Lying Sun‘s two exhibition venues: Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Berlin, Friedrichshain. The artists playfully allow the two urban landscapes to merge, disrupting and expanding them with their sparkling glitches. In doing so, they explore the potentials of digital three- dimensionality, specifically in regard to the individual shaping and appropriation of public space and urban architecture.
A Lying Sun is a collaboration between Almacén Gallery and Galerie im Turm. The continuation of the exhibition will be shown at Almacén in March 2023.
curated by Yolandé Gouws and Helen-Sophie Mayr