Space Odyssey beyond Material Confinements

Opening Reception: Sep 15th
Exhibition Dates: Sep 15th – Oct 27th, 2017 
Curated by Nadja Verena Marcin

“I’m sorry, Frank, but I don’t think I can answer that question without knowing everything that all of you know.” (HAL 9000)

Suggesting that the age of globalization has brought new invisible walls, harmful to society, the exhibition stages manifestations that perforate existing and search for invisible walls. The exhibition is based on the idea that the four artists form a Monolithic mastermind who stirs and produces consequences via a think tank of Keren Benbenisty, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Shanjana Mahmud, Nadja Verena Marcin and Ann Oren. Space Odyssey will turn the Radiator Gallery inside out, looking from the center towards the walls and symbolically beyond the material confinements into the world.

Whereas the Monolith in the movie represents and triggers epic transitions in the history of human evolution from ape-like beings to civilized people, in Space Odyssey beyond Material Confinements the artists take responsibility for ‘advancing intelligent life’ and creating ‘something that has no shape’ but meaning. (Wikipedia: Interpretations of 2001: A Space Odyssey). Playing the alien, the other coming to earth, and experiencing the dawn of mankind as thought experience in the 21st century.

Themes of the show will entail artificial intelligence, explosion of movement, HAL goes Athena, reversed gravity, feminine architecture, fingerprints on displays to be explored by Keren Benbenisty, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Shanjana Mahmud, Nadja Verena Marcin and Ann Oren.