Julia Murakami | André Werner | Fata Morgana Gallery Berlin

Encounters on Travel
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.

Julia Murakami, from the series Exercises in Levitation I–III, 2015. Photo print under acrylic glass mounted on Alu-dibond, 60 x 80 cm, Ed. of 5 (+ 2 AP), signed and dated on the reverse.
Julia Murakami, from the series Exercises in Levitation I–III, 2015.
Photo print under acrylic glass mounted on Alu-dibond, 60 x 80 cm, Ed. of 5 (+ 2 AP), signed and dated on the reverse.

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, Was vom Kino übrig bleibt | What Remains Of Cinema. #2 Autopoiesis 2018. Photograph based on an interactive video installation, 50x 70 cm, Chromogenic silver halide print. Ed. of 5 2AP
Was vom Kino übrig bleibt | What Remains Of
Cinema. #2 Autopoiesis 2018. Photograph based on an interactive video installation,
50x 70 cm, Chromogenic silver halide print. Ed. of 5 2AP

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.

 

André Werner, Circles | Interactive video installation for 13 monitors and a curious person, 2017
Circles | Interactive video installation for 13 monitors and a curious person, 2017

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 and André Werner

14.9. – 20.9. Fata Morgana

Opening 14.9. 7 pm

Finissage 20.9.  7 pm

Cosima Reif, 50 Jahre Aktionismus, 50 years of (Viennese) Actionism, stamp from the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service, 2018
Cosima Reif, 50 Jahre Aktionismus, 50 years of (Viennese) Actionism, stamp from the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service, 2018

Featuring an illustrated lecture by Cosima Reif : 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, Fata Morgana and Bürkle IT

Featured image by Joachim Seinfeld