Ariel Schlesinger, Okazaki. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin. Courtesy Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin/ Ljubljana. Photo: Marcus Schneider
Ariel Schlesinger, Okazaki. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin. Courtesy Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin/ Ljubljana. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Radio Arty mit Ariel Schlesinger

▷ Letzte Änderung: 2014-03-22
By Frank [FluxFM] |
Im Radio:
20. März 2014, 19 Uhr
24. März 2014, 24 Uhr

Der Künstler Ariel Schlesinger ist diesmal zu Gast bei Radio Arty. Und ihr könnt ja alle englisch, oder?

ARIEL SCHLESINGER – Okazaki
March 15 – April 26, 2014
Opening on March 14, 2014, 6-9 pm

Galerija Gregor Podnar Berlin is delighted to announce Ariel Schlesinger’s new exhibition Okazaki. Schlesinger’s third exhibition at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin takes its name from a small city in Aichi prefecture, Japan, where the works for this show were conceived. Referring neither to a battle cry nor a suicide attempt, the name seeks to evoke a far off place, where actions seem to have already taken place. As in a Dantesque reversal of his former potentially „explosive“ presentations, Schlesinger will show selections from the series „The Kid“ and „Inside-out Urns“, as well as new works.

„The Kid“ is inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s silent film of the same name. Photographs of fractured windows are framed with broken glass which replicates the fractures in the photos. No longer a destructive action, this mise-en-abyme becomes rather a removal, a change of perspective, a reference to the issue of duality often examined by Schlesinger, and also a game of duplicity, where the subject of the work is integrated as a structural element into the form of the work itself. If the fragile and minatory aspect of these works seem to be predominately of the order of cinematic fiction, „Inside-out Urns“ would seem to offer a safer, even more reassuring approach: these consist of shattered urns which have been carefully reconstructed and restored to their original form, only with inner surface turned outwards. Not a ruin, but a feeling of risk being thwarted. At least for now.


Born in Jerusalem in 1980, Ariel Schlesinger lives and works in Berlin. He attended the Columbia University, New York, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. For more information, please write to berlin@gregorpodnar.com.

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