“Emancipation begins when we dismiss the opposition between looking and acting and understand that the distribution of the visible itself is part of the configuration of domination and subjection. It starts when we realize that looking is also an action that confirms or modifies that distribution, and that ‘interpreting the world’ is already a means of transforming it.” (from The Emancipated Spectator by Jacques Rancière.)
Jesse Wine (b. 1983) lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include “Big Pictures” at Limoncello, London; “Chester Man” at Mary Mary, Glasgow and “Young Man Red” at BALTIC, Gateshead. Upcoming solo presentations will be on view at Gemeentmuseum, Den Haag and at Tate St. Ives. Wine’s sculptural practice is based on the interplay of humour, art historical- and autobiographical references. His approach to the traditional medium of clay is generated by its use in history, its alliance with craft and its placement within the context of contemporary visual arts by underlining issues of form and display, often being reminiscent of abstract-expressionist ceramics. Wine will show for the first time in Berlin with a presentation of new work.
Melissa Canbaz (b. 1986) is a writer based in Berlin. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013, where she developed a research project on ‘dialogical’ approaches within the field of contemporary curatorial practices. A selection of her curatorial projects are “Slide to Unlock (stretch back)” in collaboration with Hella Gerlach, at the Goethe-Institut, Glasgow; “Sculpting 2D” at CCA Glasgow, a photographic slideshow with works by Rachel de Joode, Barbara Kasten and Roman Schramm (i.e.) and “hoop the loop (step2)” at Basis, Frankfurt a.M. with works by Sofia Duchovny and Hella Gerlach. Canbaz is a regular contributor to various art magazines and artists’ publications.