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VBM 2O.1O Contemporary arts & design

Exhibition Detail
Lübbener Straße 23
10997 Berlin

May 12th, 2012 - June 8th, 2012
May 12th, 2012 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mercury, Rebecca AgnesRebecca Agnes, Mercury,
2011, Needle-work on cotton, embroidered by hand, 29.7 x 42 cm.
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rebecca agnes, vbm 2O.1O, Berlin installation, video-art, conceptual

The results of a study based on observation, analysis, and discovery that overcome the threshold of the real surface to creep into an artistic dimension is materialized into PLANETEN. It is a path on several levels, which, Rebecca Agnes, supported by her cultural visual and experiential background, passes through the physical and mental dimensions, developing a narrative aimed to evoke the connections between literature, science, personal and collective imagery. Since primitive society, the relationship between art and cosmos has been developed through allegories and symbolic forms, whose interpretation has been the primary source of inspiration for artists and writers. However, the demystifying strength of reason and progress has deprived objects and phenomena of their mythical aura, bringing the postmodern man to rely on a representation of the universe substantiated by scientific rationality. PLANETEN achieves a synthesis between subject matters that the dynamics of modernity have rendered irreconcilable. By using different expressive media, video and embroidery, the artist unveils an interesting analytic perspective that reconciles the prerequisites of science with those of literature. The works of Rebecca Agnes are physical and concrete, but also deceptive and illusory. They can be a depiction of abstract worlds inspired by literature or titles of sci-fi novels, or maps embroidered on canvas; they all reflect the impossibility of tracing an identikit of the universe by splitting the scientific discoveries from the multifaceted public imagination already consolidated by the narrative. (V. Marinone)

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