Hošek Contemporary is pleased to invite you to the opening of SPACELAB - Into the Unknown, an exhibition by Artist on the Moon. Curated by Gloria Aino Grzywatz and Peggy Schoenegge from peer to space.
SPACELAB - Into the Unknown creates a laboratory situation, which invites a comprehensive scientific consideration of Borghildur Indrida’s project. In a site-specific installation at the ship hold of Hošek Contemporary, visitors are immersed into the artistic discourse. The artist confronts us with fundamental questions of systems of power and ownership interests. What claims are being made in relation to unmanned territories? What hierarchies and systems emerge? How can women assert themselves within patriarchal structures? In the artist's peaceful gesture of restitution, the complexity and insanity of nationalized power relations clarify and remind us of our position in the solar system. With the gaze toward and the journey to the moon, the focus of our being is directed to the essential – an equalized, respectful and participatory society without exploitation.
About the Artist:
Borghildur Indrida is an artist born in Reykjavík and partly raised in Berlin. She studied at the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts: visual art, painting, drawing and analogue photography and received her Bachelor degree from Listaháskóli Íslands (LHÍ; Iceland Academy of the Arts). Afterwards, the artist worked as a performer in well-known performance expos such as Schaubühne and Volksbühne in Berlin. She obtained her Masters at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK; Berlin University of the Arts) in architecture. Her artistic practice involves the dimension of directing, dealing with architecture and performance through sound, color, light, and atmosphere. Within this framework, her site-specific works implement different discourses effectively to the respective space. Her research on gender, social structures and power roles is combined with cinematic elements. From a young age, Borghildur Indrida worked in collaboration with various artists, curators and directors mainly in Europe. Borghildur Indrida developed exhibition series such as HAH Editions, Terminal Exhibitions and the newly formed Terminal X operated from Berlin and is known for her performance exhibition “Demoncrazy” on the program of the Iceland Arts Festival.
About the Curators:
peer to space curators Gloria Aino Grzywatz and Peggy Schoenegge collaborate with Borghildur Indriðadóttir for her next solo show at Hosek Contemporary in Berlin to give their artistic work an appropriate setting. With a general focus on the conditions of the (post)digital age and a specific interest on gender-relevant topics as well as performance art, the curators’ expertise expands the artist's practice and discourse on these topics.
peer to space is an independent exhibition platform, which is not an actual place but collaborates with other spaces to realize exhibitions and projects related to art dealing with effects of the digital and Internet on our personal environment, culture and society.
With friendly support by the Icelandic Art Center.
near Fischerinsel 3
+49 1525 7486496