The universal force of attraction acting between all matter, makes all bodies subject to the downward pull of their own mass.
For her exhibition in the backyard of Haus am Lützowplatz, Viviana Abelson has developed three new groups of works. These pieces, her first outdoor sculptures, continue Abelson's exploration into the materiality of contrast, force, and stability in relation to the potential and power of action. Especially for this occasion, Abelson has invited the artist Bitsy Knox to collaborate with a poem available at the exhibition.
Abelson's installation is composed of " Tambourine ", a large-scale percussion instrument made of metal, rubber and leather, is an open invitation to be performed and to incorporate sounds into the atmosphere of the natural surroundings of the garden space. Its leather surface is complemented by " Sticks ", a group of rubber and wooden drum sticks heralding the touch that activates rhythm. " Twins " the third body of work, is a pair of self-standing sculptures combining metal, rubber, water and paraffin denoting the weight of the water and the strength of low frequencies. Its mirror surface bears witness to the light of the open sky, in a reverberant call-and-response.
Viviana Abelson (Buenos Aires, 1985) graduated from Städelschule in 2018 from Filmklasse with Prof. Douglas Gordon. Previously attended Prof. Josephine Pryde's class at UdK. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Silver Glaze at Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (2019) Edible at Graf von Westphalen (Frankfurt, 2019) and Sol de Noche at Zmud Projects (Buenos Aires, 2018). Her work has been shown in group exhibitions such as And This is Us Frankfurter Kunstverein, (Un-) Real E-state 3HD Festival Berlin, Sinkhole TOR Art Space, After Rubens Städel Museum, Self bites Self Kunstverein Göttingen among others.
* The event takes place in accordance with the SARS-CoV-2 containment measures ordinance of the state of Berlin valid at that time.