Visitor adress: Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany.
Tuesday - Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
and by appointment
Phone: + 49 30 2888 3370
Anna Reivilä (b. 1988) is drawn to nature, its elements, and its forces. In her works, she actively intervenes into nature by tying and binding ropes to and in-between trees, stones, and rocks which she records subsequently. Her pieces remind strongly of 1960s Land Art on one hand but on the other they are as much closely linked to the Japanese believe of ropes and ties symbolizing the connections among people and the divine and are—inspired by the famous portraits of Nobuyoshi Araki—a sculptural, photographic study of the relationship between man and nature.
Santeri Tuori’s (b. 1970) fascination with time as a conceptual phenomenon has been the central theme throughout his entire career. Working with both video and still images Tuori’s compositions draw upon various sources for his raw material. Whether it be human portraiture or traditional landscape painting all his projects have a common factor in how he uses space and movement to alter our perception of the passage of time. Tuori’s slow minimal approach also reflects a meditative quality and a manifestation of self-contemplation. It is an artistic process that tries to create a state of being as well as a state of mind. This sense of awareness is most evident in his current Sky series. Here, Santeri Tuori conceptualises the volume of space by experiencing it through the imagery of clouds. His intention with this body of work is to use light as a means to collect time present and past. These images have the playfulness of William Turner’s cloud paintings and the soulness of El Greco’s heavens.