Ich freue mich sehr, dass ich in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Architektenteam von Raumlabor Berlin die Galerie des  Pictoplasma Festivals im ehemaligen Kaufhaus an der Ecke Brunnenstraße Invalidenstraße aufbauen durfte. Diskutieren, Abwägen, Testen, Umsetzen! Das alles in einem tollen Team und in einem geschichtsträchtigem Gebäude, dass ich schon immer mal von innen sehen wollte. Der Anblick der Menschenmassen beim Opening war eine sehr schöne Belohnung für die harte Arbeit, der wir uns gestellt haben. Noch bin zum 11.Mai ist das Gebäude zugänglich, jeweils von 12-20 Uhr.

Brunnenstr. 19-21, Berlin Mitte
Admission: 5,- Euro

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Pictoplasma is staging a vast group exhibition that brings together new works by the 100+ international artists, designers, illustrators, and filmmakers who have most influenced the project over the years. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery examines the genealogical dimensions of figurative aesthetics in the postdigital age. The installation is part of Pictoplasma’s ongoing investigation into the limits of face creation and animism. What are the minimum requirements needed for something to pass as a face and at the same time arouse maximum empathy in the viewer? The unifying format of the portrait has been chosen for a reason: even its classical manifestation portraiture has always been less about recreating a person’s appearance than bringing out their true personality as they “look back” at the viewer from inside the image. At the same time the genre has undergone constant change, through first analogue and then digital photography. The exhibition presents paintings, busts, sculptures, animated video portraits by today’s most influential creators of character-driven visuals – also extending this list to accommodate the current obsession with self-portraits taken on a cellphone, gathered by Pictoplasma in an open call for #CharacterSelfies. From September 2014 to January 2015 the Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery will be presented as part of an extensive Pictoplasma exhibition in the Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO in Monterrey, Mexico. Quelle: berlin.pictoplasma.com