[rohrpost] On Frail Ground - Exhibition curated by Art Claims Impulse

Melanie Zagrean - ACI melanie at art-claims-impulse.com
Fr Mai 29 10:11:04 CEST 2020

On Frail Ground
Video Art & Bio Art
Exhibition curated by Art Claims Impulse

Last three days of the exhibition: 29.05, 30.05, and 31.05. Opening 
hours: 12:00 - 20:00.

Location: felfdfünf
 Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 7-8,
10969 Berlin

In the exhibition "On Frail Ground", works by the artists Petja Ivanova 
and Mihai Grecu are placed in dialogue.

The tenor and the undertone could be described as the 'creation of an 
existential feeling', a feeling of fragility, of imminent collapse. 
Rigid monuments of an ideology expressed in cement are attacked by 
forces of nature and show their last absurd steadfastness. Barren 
surfaces show fragile shining traces of human existence. Delicate derma 
structures are clothed and protected by a polysaccharide material 
inherent to fungi, arthropods, and molluscs, which leads to the creation 
of a new hybrid. Are we at the beginning of a changing materialism and 
repositioning in the Anthropocene?

Bio: Petja Ivanova
Born in Shumen, Bulgaria and based in Berlin, Petja graduated from the 
University of Arts Berlin in the class for Computational Art/Generative 
Art in 2015. In her trans-disciplinary practice she combines 
archaeology, biology, physics, computation and the poetic in order to 
promote the ‘poetic method’ as a counterweight to the socially 
dominating ‘scientific method’, understanding this  practice in 
non-linear relation with Fluxus & Avantgarde. She runs Studio for Poetic 
Futures and Speculative Ecologies out of a little caravan in Berlin. 
Early in her artistic work with electronics and sensors she began to 
include mythological approaches, the magical and non-quantifiable to 
analyses these connections in terms of deep time of media/technology. 
Being a bit frustrated by the simple causalities in quantification she 
turned to overcoming the conceptual divide of what is natural and what  
is  technological by working with crystals and electronic circuits and 
later on also with plants, microorganisms and now insects and bacteria.

Bio: Mihai Grecu
Mihai was born in Romania in 1981. After studying art and design in 
Romania and France, he has been pursuing his artistic research at the 
Fresnoy Studio of Contemporary Arts. Recurring topics such as 
environmental crisis, political allegories, new technologies and 
catastrophes articulate the whole of his exploration of mysterious and 
subconscious beginnings. These visual and poetic trips mix several 
techniques and may be seen as propositions for a new dream-oriented 
technology. His work has been shown and awarded in numerous film 
festivals (Tribeca, Locarno, Rotterdam, Festival of New Cinema in 
Montreal) and exhibitions ("Dans la nuit, des images" at the Grand 
Palais, "Labyrinth of my mind" at the Cube, "Video Short list: the Dream 
Machine" at the Passage du Retz, "Studio" at "Les Filles du Calvaire" 

Art Claims Impulse is a gallery and platform in Berlin founded in 2006 
specialised in video art, performance, and installations. Its main 
interest is in art with an unusual approach, innovative from a thematic, 
technical, and aesthetical point of view.

-----Important Information!!!!---
Rules for visiting the exhibition:
Only enter with mouth and nose protection.
No more than 4 persons are allowed in the room at the same time.
The 1.5 meter distance rule to the next visitor applies.

Melanie Zagrean

Art Claims Impulse
Contemporary Fine Art
Markgrafenstr. 86
10969 Berlin

+49 172 759 6896

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