Social Geometrism: Thresholds

21 Jul 2017 – 23 Jul 2017


Berlin, Germany


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  • U2 Senefelderplatz

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As an extension of Social Geometrism ( presented during the Gallery Weekend 2017 at Reinbeckhallen ), we introduce Thresholds, an exhibition hosting the work of Juan Varela and Gonzalo Reyes Araos.


Thresholds displays a set of geometrical forms based on social phenomena. These artists investigate topics related to the body, - presence, distance, physical experience -, and its encounter facing concrete or virtual spaces.

Gonzalo uses elements borrowed from the everyday means of communication, - screens, videoconference devices -, in order to share natural events on digital media. His observations amplify the relationships we maintain with spiritual experiences through the technology.

Via simple instructions accompanying his installations and site-specific modifications in the public space, Juan's work invites the audience to experience paths in an attempt to uprise sculptural forms through the act of walking. Therefore, he re-objectifies the artwork suggesting that it is built in the act of using it.

In the main room, we find both artists in a singular dialogue. This space has been immersed in a red, blue and green colored environment falling from the ceiling. This artificial environment varnishes an x-like shape structure which invites the audience to interact with other people. Both works, make a reference to an intangible reality experimented in the daily human life. This act of placing them together disguises a dual meaning, an arrangement in which virtual and physical references meet in a single space.

Exhibiting artists

Juan Varela

Gonzalo Reyes Araos


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