Mind the Gap. An new exhibition by the Silence Project curated by Nina Backman
Sigurður Guðmundsson, Johan Zetterqwist, René Holm, Topi Ruotsalainen, Nina Backman, Lise Bjòrne Linnert, Jalal SepherSIGURÐUR GUÐMUNDSSON Self-portrait, 1978 c-print, text Framed: 89 x 70 cm Image: 45.5 x 36.5 cm, I8 - Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
opening: 22.November 2019
duration: 23.11.- 08.12.2019
opening hours: Thur-Sun 2-7 pm
Meinblau Projektraum, Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin (U-Bahn Senefelderplatz)
The Silence Project`s new exhibition Mind the Gap explores the cleft between polarities. It sets out to draw our attention to space between binary pairs – a space that is too often infused with tension, taboo and silence.
Mind the Gap represents a pertinent and timely opportunity to ask ourselves how we want to navigate across a landscape of gaps. Through engaging in a visual dialogue about difference and indifference, visibility and invisibility and between the version´s of contemporary masculinity, the exhibition invites us to reflect on our own attitudes as well as to foster an attitude of keen curiosity when contemplating the other side.
Over the years, the Silence Project has produced a series of rotating exhibitions broadly related to silence. Silence represents the frame, the connecting factor. And it is against this backdrop that nordic, as well as international artists, have come together to show their work.
The exhibition Mind the Gap curated by Nina Backman sets into relation works of artists Sigurður Guðmundsson, Johan Zetterqwist, René Holm, Topi Ruotsalainen, Nina Backman, Lise Bjòrne Linnert, Jalal Sepher together with limited edition prints by Marina Abramovic, Gilbert & George, Chiharu Shiota, Meret Oppenheim, John Cage and John Baldessari. The limited edition prints are provided by Berlin and Los Angeles-based artflash, an online-gallery offering bi-weekly new sought-after works from acclaimed contemporary artists and emerging talents. The exhibition includes an essay from Mika Hannula.
The exhibition`s special events will be announced on the websites
The Silence Project likes to thank all supporters:
The Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, Office for Contemporary Art Norway - OCA, Gallery i8 Reykjavik, The Icelandic Embassy in Berlin, Silkroad Art Gallery, The Finnish Embassy in Berlin.