Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin
Mariah Garnett, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Neal Tait
curated by Caroline May
Opening Friday 19 May, from 20:00
19 May - 29 July 2017
Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 18:00 and by appointment
Vamiali’s gallery presents the exhibition “Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin”, curated by Caroline May. The exhibition borrows its title from Mariah Garnett's homonymous work and refers to “Peter Berlin” as a concept and as a metaphor to illuminate the notion of desire, highlighting the impulse to “meet with our heroes”. Through these encounters, as real or imaginary, intellectual or deeply personal as they may be, our sense of identity is reshaped and consequently, the process of art making is recharged, re-positioned and re-defined. Peter Berlin is a photographer, artist, model and filmmaker. Serving as his own photographer, model and fashion designer, Berlin redefined self-portraiture and became an international sensation.