Exhibition by Berlin Artist Group "Die Kette"
06.11.2019 2pm - 16.11.2019 7pm
In the Empathische Tribunale (“Empathetic Tribunal“) members of the Berlin artist group „Die Kette“ (“the chain”) may interchangeably act as judge, jury or defendants.
Not ones to apply any kind of victor’s judgement or dire Stalinist reckoning however, the group casts a gentle but not uncritical gaze on today’s society and its inhabitants, as they weigh and consider their themes, looking at them from unexpected angles and allowing varying narratives.
Inspired by Berlin’s long history of artist collectives, salons and clubs, “die Kette” rejuvenates such traditions, creating a nourishing and supportive multi-generational network in which the various disciplines influence each other. Using a wealth of creative ingenuity and energy, absurdist exaltation, poetics and perceptiveness, the group draws on the traditions of painting, drawing, photography, comics, sculpture, installation, and performance, united by an interest in sub-, club-, and pop culture.
In the exhibition, empathy converges with personal and aesthetic impulses, the artistic results are chained together in a fragmented but wholly contemporary narrative of urban life.
Ultimate judgement is suspended in this empathic tribunal however, with the proof consisting of many varying points that all articulate their own truth convincingly, we may all get away with probation.
Tata Christiane, J.Jackie Baier, Reinhard Kleist, Miriam Glinka, Thomas Korn, Florian Trümbach featuring Ben Bela Hautmann & Marianne Enzensberger, Gabriele Gysi, Thomas Götz von Aust, Emmanuelle Hubaut, Filomena Nightingale, Bertil Thomas, David Maars, Andreas Schwarz
Painting, Drawing, Photography, Comic, Tape-art, Sculpture, Installation, Performance
The Empathische Tribunale is curated by David Maars and Andreas Schwarz
About Die Kette
Opening Reception November 5th 2019 6-9pm
with “The Joy of Waterboiling,“ a cooking performance by Thomas Götz von Aust
Midissage November 12th:
19:00 Uhr Performance “Object Trouvé: Der einsame Krieger”
Marianne Enzensberger singt für Florian Trümbach
20:00 DIE FRITTATE by Thomas Götz von Aust
Performed by Gabriele Gysi
Finissage November 16th:
19:00 Uhr Performance Bertil Thomas & Andreas Schwarz “HALLOO ICH“ & MC Thomas Korn