Exhibition

underSTOOD

30 Nov 2018 – 12 Jan 2019

Event times

Thursday - Saturday 1-6pm

ROCKELMANN & PARTNER

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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  • U8 Schönleinstraße

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We are happy to invite you to “underSTOOD", our first Exhibition as ROCKELMANN & PARTNER, co-curated by Priscilla Fusco and Ben Peterson. “underSTOOD” is a traveling exhibition that started at Hunter College, New York.

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OPENING

Nov. 29, 2018 | 7-9 PM

DURATION

Nov. 30, 2018 - Jan. 12, 2019

GROUP SHOW

Abdolreza Aminlari, Claire Ashley, Marnie Bettridge, Zack Benson, Alex Bienstock, Virginia Chinana, Julia Colavita, Sonja Dahl, Mark Demuro, Abby Deneau, Kate Starbuck Elliot, Rachel Frank, Kai Franz, Priscilla Fusco, Sean Gerstley, Tahnee Godt, Nicki Green, Stephen Hawks, Christian Hendricks, Ben Harle, Joanne Howard, Johanna Jaeger, Florian Japp, Kristiane Kegelmann, Sam Kelly, Rachel Kling- Hoffer, Paul K Krause, Ryosuke Kumakura, Sarah Leber, Rebecca Manson, Sana Musasama, Thomas Natseway, James Payne, Ben Peter- Son, Praveena Christine Pichini, Cochait Pueblo, Valerian Roewer, Bailey Romaine, Katy Rush, James Schenck, Nadja Schütt, Stacy Jo Scott, Michael Stablein Jr., Mark Stafford, Megan Stroech, John Souter, Noah S. Thompson, Kathleen Vance, Brit Wegmann

CURATED BY

Priscilla Fusco and Ben Peterson

Gulliver’s Travels, A Voyage to Lilliput

We are happy to invite you to “underSTOOD", our first Exhibition as ROCKELMANN & PARTNER, co-curated by Priscilla Fusco and Ben Peterson. “underSTOOD” is a traveling exh3ibition that started at Hunter College, New York, before making its way to our Berlin location. The exhibition will then make its final stop at our new location in Albuquerque, NM, early next year.

The curators were Inspired by Gulliver’s first two voyages and playfully explore and honor the egalitarian by presenting a selection of miniature artworks by over fifty artists.

“The emperor stipulates to allow me a quantity of meat and drink sufficient for the support of 1728 Lilliputians…his majesty’s mathematicians, having taken the height of my body by the help of a quadrant, and finding it to exceed their’s in the proportion of twelve to one…concluded from the similarity of their bodies, that mine must constitute at least 1728 of theirs and consequently would require as much food as was necessary to support that number of Lilliputians.”

--Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, A Voyage to Lilliput

Jonathan Swift brought his explorer Lemuel Gulliver into the land of Lilliput, where the satirist symbolically reduced early 18th century British political and religious concerns to absurdist trivialities. Swift used Gulliver’s large stature to simplify the complex anxieties and concerns of the tiny Lilliputians and their world.

In Gulliver’s second voyage he accidentally encountered the inhabitants of Brobdingnag. The giant Brobdingnag people towered over Gulliver, his diminutive stature was now a device for understanding society’s corruption from below. Through Gulliver’s mirrored and contrasting narratives, Swift both encapsulated and expanded the reader’s awareness of England’s cultural dysfunctions.

Inspired by Gulliver’s first two voyages, we playfully explore and honor the egalitarian by presenting a traveling exhibition of miniature artworks by over fifty artists. When standing over the exhibition, we are granted a dubious view, the unlimited ceiling simplifies the qualities between the individual pieces below. Comparatively, the artworks are also looking up at us to see our magnified flaws and imperfections in the understructure of the gallery. Like Swift’s comparisons, the different perspectives within the exhibition’s design allow for a multitude of interactions between the artworks to be imagined and understood.

Priscilla Fusco and Ben Peterson, 2018

You and your friends are invited to join us for the Opening on the 29th of November, from 7-9pm. If you need more information about the show, just E-mail us bln@rockelann-partner.com.

Curators

Priscilla Fusco

Ben Peterson

Exhibiting artists

Valerian Roewer

Nicki Green

Claire Ashley

Rachel Klinghoffer

Florian Japp

Mark Stafford

Rebecca Manson

Abdolreza Aminlari,

Alex Bienstock

Zack Benson

Sana Musasama

Rachel Frank

Kristiane Kegelmann

Joanne Howard

Kathy Rush

Sarah Leber

Thomas Natseway

Kate Starbuck Elliot

Sam Kelly

Virginia Chinana

Abby Deneau

Stacy Jo Scott

Kathleen Vance

Julia Colavita

Ben Harle

Christian Hendricks

Brit Wegmann

Johanna Jaeger

Praveena Christine Pichini

Megan Stroech

Mark Demuro

Cochait Pueblo

Noah S. Thompson

Priscilla Fusco

Kai Franz

Bailey Romaine

Ben Peterson

Sean Gerstley

Michael Stablein Jr.

Stephen Hawks

James Schenck

Nadja Schütt

Ryosuke Kumakura

Marnie Bettridge

James Payne

Paul K Krause

Sonja Dahl

Tahnee Godt

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