The works of all three women reflect the issues arising from an intense inner conflict: the consequences of having two countries as a home, while continuing to search for a third, ‘inner’ homeland. They ask the question: how do I unite my longings and desires, and discover this ‘third’ home?
Hannah Parr is a British-Chinese painter and sculptor, Tatiana Nekrasov is a German-Russian actress and painter and Nigin Beck is a German-Persian artist whose sculptural focus is ceramic works.
The exhibition is hosted and curated by HoTo Berlin: Leopold Hornung and Andreas Tobias (curator, lighting design) www.hoto-berlin.de in co-operation with Collectors Club in Berlin. [German: http://www.collectorsclub.berlin/News]
We put the following questions to these artists. “In what way is your personality torn and divided, and how is your identity affected by that? What is unable to be reconciled in you? Where do you stand between the twin cracks of identity, or even between two entire worlds?”
The three artists are continually seeking out what they know and love, despise and reject, despite – or perhaps even because of – this personal conflict. All three reveal their innermost selves in their art, attempting to discover where they stand in their lives at the moment, what anchors them and how it affects them as a person. Which parts of their identity want to be seen, and which parts can only with difficulty be perceived and understood? How is it possible, in the minefield of unresolved inner turmoil, to find a parallel existence, a synthesis? “How can I reconcile and unite my longings and desires? How can I find a way to that third part of me?”
Or must this remain an unfulfilled dream?
Just as language consists of signs and symbols, so too is art a language of symbols reflecting our own intensely personal feelings and experiences, and where we currently stand in our lives.
Hannah Parr, Nigin Beck and Tatiana Nekrasov are trying to create a system of symbols that can express the inner conflict of their respective twin identities and trace that journey. Symbols of identity. Their goal is to give this conflict a personal language through an artistic dialogue. To realise the utopian dream of arriving at that third place and become a single, unified identity.
[PressRelease: Jana M. Noritsch // German: http://www.collectorsclub.berlin/News as well as http://hoto-berlin.de/ ]