Past 30. June until 25. August 19

Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland

  • Date Sunday 4. August 2019, 14:00 h

    Workshop for kids 2pm–5pm

  • Date Thursday 11. July 2019, 18:00 h

    Guided tour with curator Imke Kannegießer

  • Date Sunday 30. June 2019, 11:00 h

    Opening Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland

Anna M. Szaflarski deals with the porous boundaries of the physical body and consciousness, as well as, how the body is embedded in its environment and constituted by surrounding inanimate objects. With reference to microbiology, literature and art history and loaded with fantasy and science fiction narratives, the works alienate us and irritate our perceptual experience by transporting us into invented worlds. Sensory impressions are confused and body knowledge learned is questioned. This is Anna M. Szaflarski’s first institutional solo exhibition, which combines existing works and new productions created especially for the show. Comic-like drawings show utopian and apocalyptic scenes, a colorful textile mimics the animist illustrations of a Rorschach test, and ceramics imitating household objects animistically blur the relationship between object and subject.

Anna M. Szaflarski (*1984, St. Catharines, Ontario, CA) lives and works in Berlin. The textile is a collaboration with the artist Remko Van der Auwera. The ceramics were created in cooperation with Olga Milczyn´ska.

  • Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Installationsansicht Between Swimming and Dryland, 2019, Akryl, Gips, Holz, Stahl, 145 x 100 × 50 cm, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Installationsansicht Between Swimming and Dryland, 2019, Akryl, Gips, Holz, Stahl, 145 x 100 × 50 cm, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Installationssansicht Very Normal People, 2019, Tusche auf Papier, 13 × 13 cm, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Installationssansicht Very Normal People, 2019, Tusche auf Papier, 13 × 13 cm, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Installationssansicht Power is a familiar growth, 2019, Serie Nr. 1 – Nr. 7, Tinte auf Papier, 46 × 61 cm, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Installationssansicht Power is a familiar growth, 2019, Serie Nr. 1 – Nr. 7, Tinte auf Papier, 46 × 61 cm, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Installationssansicht Dwell in Possibility, 2019, Akryl auf Holz, Maße variabel, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Installationssansicht Dwell in Possibility, 2019, Akryl auf Holz, Maße variabel, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Dwell in Possibility (Detail), 2019, Akryl auf Holz, Maße variabel, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Dwell in Possibility (Detail), 2019, Akryl auf Holz, Maße variabel, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

  • Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

    Ausstellungsansicht Anna M. Szaflarski. Between Swimming and Dryland, Foto: Karolina Sobel, © the artist.

The exhibition is generously supported by the Embassy of Canada and LBBW Foundation.