Julia Murakami | André Werner | Fata Morgana Gallery Berlin
14. – 20. September | Torstr. 170, Berlin-Mitte
Photography, mixed media and installations.
Opening Friday, September 14, 7 pm
Ahead of the Berlin art week the Fata Morgana gallery opens an exhibition of works by Julia Murakami and André Werner that is as subliminal as it is immersive.
What both artists unites is an artistic approach that does not only reflects an existing reality but rather transcends into the imagery of new realities.
The multiverse of Julia Murakami is filled with layers of Greek mythology, Marvel heroes and Hollywood icons, a world unbound to gravity where dreams and Chimeras lure in the dark. Julia Murakami depicts this strange and surreal realm with a casual implicitness that, like old family photographs, triggers a moment of déjà vu. And, in fact, private photographs, self-portraits and memorabilia are often the starting point in the works of Julia Murakami. Images from unknown, yet familiar worlds.
André Werner is rather an observer than a producer of pictures. Like an ornithologist with a camera, he is a hunter and collector in the realm of the images. What get caught in his machinery of TV sets, cameras, printers and copiers, is often already an image of an image of an image. The pictures that are freely floating in the net, constantly multiplying themselves, are frozen in a single moment of their metamorphoses, not to capture them, but to celebrate their autopoietic beauty.
The alchemical process of creating such images is as important as the final output and the interactive video installation “circles” offers the spectator a chance to become part of such a play in a game with his own image. Louise Blissett Julia Murakami und André Werner 14.9. – 20.9. Fata Morgana Opening 14.9. 7 pm Finissage 20.9. 7 pm
Julia Murakami und André Werner
14.9. – 20.9. Fata Morgana
Opening 14.9. 7 pm
Finissage 20.9. 7 pm
Featuring an illustrated lecture by
: The Vienna Collection
New stamps by the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service.
Fata Morgana Galerie Torstraße 170 | Berlin Mitte
Mo – Tues 4 pm – 7 pm
Sa – Sun 4 pm – 8 pm
and by appointment
The exhibition is kindly supported by Z-Bar, Directors Lounge and Bürkle IT
Images from above :
Julia Murakami and André Werner by Joachim Seinfeld
Julia Murakami, from the series Exercises in Levitation I–III, 2015.
André Werner Was vom Kino übrig bleibt | What Remains Of
Cinema. #2 Autopoiesis 2018.
André Werner, Circles | Interactive video installation for 13 monitors and a curious person, 2017
Cosima Reif, 50 Jahre Aktionismus, 50 years of (Viennese) Actionism, stamp from the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service, 2018