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

Ben Peterson

Priscilla Fusco

Exhibiting artists

Nicki Green

Brit Wegmann

Ben Peterson

Nadja Schütt

Sam Kelly

Stephen Hawks

Marnie Bettridge

Kathy Rush

Valerian Roewer

Ryosuke Kumakura

Mark Demuro

Thomas Natseway

Claire Ashley

Julia Colavita

Kai Franz

Joanne Howard

Tahnee Godt

Cochait Pueblo

Rachel Frank

Bailey Romaine

Mark Stafford

Priscilla Fusco

Alex Bienstock

James Schenck

Michael Stablein Jr.

Zack Benson

Rachel Klinghoffer

Virginia Chinana

Abby Deneau

Paul K Krause

Sarah Leber

Stacy Jo Scott

Johanna Jaeger

Megan Stroech

Praveena Christine Pichini

Florian Japp

James Payne

Sonja Dahl

Kristiane Kegelmann

Rebecca Manson

Sean Gerstley

Sana Musasama

Ben Harle

Kathleen Vance

Abdolreza Aminlari,

Noah S. Thompson

Christian Hendricks

Kate Starbuck Elliot

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