Berlin Art Link presents:
Antinomies: Gegensätze at galerie OPEN

Berlin Art Link and galerie OPEN announce their premiere cooperative exhibition during the city’s annual Kunstherbst 2011.

Performance Allison Fall & Madeline Stillwell at galerie OPENAllison Fall & Madeline Stillwell at galerie OPEN” width=”590″ height=”193″ class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-14715″ />Madeline Stillwell (left) and Allison Fall (right), performances at the opening of Antinomies: Gegensätze on Sep. 9, 2011 at galerie OPEN

In Antinomies: Gegensätze, Madeline Stillwell and Allison Fall’s two-person performance exhibition, they explore the discomfort that comes when we push past what we know as rational, and reach a state which transcends empirical confines. Stillwell and Fall examine the antinomies inherent in the creative process through the media of performance, collage and sculpture. Breaking out of given boundaries, be they physical, social or personal, are themes which pervade both artists’ work. Stillwell invokes the city’s viscera and vital flows with her use of found materials, creating “action paintings” with clay and urban matter during her performances. Fall works with material contrasts – combinations of chocolate and clay, of mass and fragility, of the tenacious relationship between audience and performer.

Madeline Stillwell, “Pedestal Piece I,” 8 min, Sep. 9, 2011 from Madeline Stillwell on Vimeo, video footage by Peter Cairns; editing by Madeline Stillwell; performance at the opening of Antinomies: Gegensätze at galerie OPEN.

Their artistic approaches, while being distinctive, retain references in their related interests: clay and porcelain as key materials, an installative, stage-setting approach to performing, a dancer’s agility. Stillwell and Fall, drawing on their backgrounds as dancers and makers of sculpture and “sculptural graffiti”, go beyond the scope of the pre-determined White Cube, creating spaces for their performative actions, installations which are artworks in their own right.

The Antinomies: Gegensätze exhibition will feature collage, sculpture and four live performance events, the last of which will be collaborative. Ongoing actions in the sense of a “work in progress” will take place during gallery opening hours.

Through Berlin Art Link’s growing network and continued engagement with the Berlin and international art scene, Antinomies: Gegensatze was initiated in an ongoing effort to highlight Berlin’s emerging art sector.

Performance Allison Fall & Madeline Stillwell at galerie OPENAllison Fall (left) and Madeline Stillwell (right), performances at the opening of Antinomies: Gegensätze on Sep. 9, 2011 at galerie OPEN

Antinomies: Gegensätze
Curated by Jeni Fulton
Exhibition: September 10 – October 22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 7pm; *Performance begins at 7:30pm

Live Performance Schedule at galerie OPEN:

Friday, September 9, 2011; 7:30pm
Sunday, September 18, 2011; 3pm
Thursday, October 6, 2011; 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22, 2011; 7:30pm (Finnisage Collaboration)

Madeline Stillwell: madelinestillwell.com
Allison Fall: allisonfall.com
Berlin Art Link – berlinartlink.com
galerie OPEN – galerie-open.net

Performance Allison Fall & Madeline Stillwell at galerie OPENAllison Fall (left) and Madeline Stillwell (right), performances at the opening of Antinomies: Gegensätze on Sep. 9, 2011 at galerie OPEN

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Additional Information

For exhibition inquires or pricing please email galerie OPEN by Alexandra Rockelmann at galerie-open@galerie-open.net.

galerie OPEN
Legiendamm 18-20
10969 Berlin (Click here for map)

MEDIA CONTACT

Jeni Fulton
Writer/Curator
Berlin Art Link
jeni@berlinartlink.com


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