We spoke to James Ostrer during his studio residency at Melior Place, where he developed the exhibition ‘Post Apoca-Lips’. The space in Bermondsey will become Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery’s new London home in 2021. Ostrer’s work analyses sexuality and the body in society, through a focus on biopolitics. His repeated patterns and cartoon-like figures, made from various found objects, act as commentaries on late capitalism and rampant over-consumption. From a psychological viewpoint, Ostrer is interested in probing the limits of self-help and wellness ideology, positioning himself as both the therapist and the client. His interest in transgressive behaviours and examining our own place in the contemporary food-chain forms a crucial aspect of his practice.
- Berlin Art Week 2020 Announces Physical (and Digital) Program for 9th Edition
- Biopolitics and Coloniality in the Pandemic: An Interview with Luiza Prado de O. Martins
- Screenings and Artist Talk: Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo’s ‘Past, Present, Tense’
- Foundwork Artist Prize 2020: Seeking Contemporary Artists
- Against Extractivism: An Interview with Fannie Sosa
- Colonial Histories and Cultural Heritage: Barbara Marcel at Berlinische Galerie’s IBB Video Space
- Political Art for an Uneasy Time: ‘John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite’ at Akademie der Künste
- THE WEEK Aug. 03–23, 2020
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