Exhibition

Arunrak / Benassi / Dor / Hoak-Doering / Thurau

24 May 2017 – 18 Jun 2017

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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We are very pleased to open the exhibitions by the artists: Orawan Arunrak, Riccardo Benassi, Ofir Dor, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, and Daniel M Thurau.

About

Orawan Arunrak | Exit – Entrance
Arunrak’s new series of works communicate through conversations that focus on elements and mixtures of Thailand, Germany, Vietnam, and elsewhere, encompassing religion, otherness and gender, as defined by customs, contexts, and environments. Presented as an installation titled ‘Exit – Entrance’, these works explore the juxtaposition of different states of being in the ‘real’ and in the spiritual world, with the ideas of nationhood and nationality.

Riccardo Benassi | Sleep’n’Spleen
In his frequently collaborative practice, Riccardo Benassi reflects on the impact of technology in our daily relation to space, and how technological devices have radically altered the structures for living and organizing the real, from architecture to politics and cultural production and consumption. With ‘Sleep’n’Spleen’ he focuses on the possibility for a piece of art of acting as a whispered suggestion, a direct yet impartial advice that - despite the minimal set up - intends to address the entirety of our human condition.

Ofir Dor | Woman with a Mirror, Man with a Camera
Ofir Dor’s recent paintings feature couples in erotic situations rendered through a language where symbolism, the esoteric and art history intermingle – an inexhaustible source to Dor for ideas and inspiration. In the male and female painted subjects’ knowing game of appearances and the uninhibited thrill of the gaze, they bring to mind a topic from art history – that of the artist and his model - which Dor tackles with a contemporary twist.

Elizabeth Hoak-Doering | psychopomp
Elizabeth Hoak-Doering's current artistic practice adopts and transforms signs and inscriptions of a past ‘condition humaine'. As an anthropologist, Hoak-Doering is particularly interested in historical sites of changes of political identities or individual lives. Her exhibition 'psychopomp' – which takes its title from its 'key' piece, a cylinder seal following antique clay models but made of glass and designed by the artist – is devoted primarily to Berlin’s recent past.

Daniel M Thurau | It's Only Rock’N'Roll | (But They Will Play It At Mc Donald’s)
“The paintings in this exhibition represent an attempt to work over things that seem unavoidable to me, without denying myself, although listing them proves almost embarrassing these days. The beauty of nature with its endless supply of colour and forms, coupled with our vain efforts to find a comfortable place in the world, serve as my excuse and the trigger behind the work; giving content to a contemporary form of painting in the hope that ultimately, a painting will come into the world, which has a present power. Its effects and outcomes, however, are beyond my future control.” (Daniel M Thurau)

Exhibiting artists

Daniel M Thurau

Orawan Arunrak

Riccardo Benassi

Elizabeth Hoak-Doering

Ofir Dor

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