Landscape is still one of the main motifs in art history and a popular subject in contemporary art. Translateral Landscapes takes the artistic involvement with landscape and surrounding(s) as a starting point and questions them in terms of their spatial, aesthetic and social structures. Particular emphasis lies on the concept of the background - as an aesthetic dimension (in a picture, a room or a projection) and as a social, political and cultural scope of events.
Landscape is not a mirror image of reality, but always comes
with a particular configuration of the subject: pictures of landscapes always focus on a particular perspective. The artwork addresses such fragments, parts and scenes in landscapes that remain unnoticed and yet create special connections and coincidences with social, historical and cultural events.
What is the background and what is the surface of our truth and our reality? How do pictures arise in our collective memory? What stake does our memory has in constructing the images of our presence and our future?
The exhibition is divided into two cycles, in which each artist will be represented with another work in the exhibition of the other artist. The dialogue is accompanied by an artist talk during Berlin Art Week.
Curated by Lena Von Geyso