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Rise Berlin

Exhibition Detail
Poetic Madness and the Romantic Imagination
Hertzbergstrasse 27
12055 Berlin

December 12th, 2008 - January 25th, 2009
December 12th, 2008 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Madonna, Burak CingiBurak Cingi, Madonna, colour photograph
© Burak Cingi
Saved Under the Sign of Pisces, Oreet AsheryOreet Ashery, Saved Under the Sign of Pisces,
2008, film still
© Oreet Ashery
Skull, Alex BinnieAlex Binnie, Skull,
2008, pencil and marker pen
© Alex Binnie
, SilentropeSilentrope,
2008, Human skin, glass cylinder,formalderhyde
© Silentrope
Untitled (detail), Hector De GregorioHector De Gregorio, Untitled (detail),
2008, digital print, varnish and embossing
© hector De Gregorio
Fragment of a Collapsed Figure, Paul HodgsonPaul Hodgson, Fragment of a Collapsed Figure,
2008, mixed media on digital pigment print
© Paul Hodgson
For the Love Of Bradley, Barry HogarthBarry Hogarth, For the Love Of Bradley,
2008, mixed media tatto ephemera
Sudarium, Lee WagstaffLee Wagstaff, Sudarium,
blood, sweat and tears on tea towel
© Lee Wagstaff
Birds, Stephen DunneStephen Dunne, Birds,
2008, acrylic and screenprint on canvas
© Stephen Dunne
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Opening times: Thursday to Saturday 14.00 - 19.00 or by appointment
sculpture, figurative, pop, conceptual, performance, video-art, installation, digital, photography, mixed-media

poetic madness
and the romantic imagination

The second group exhibition at RISE Berlin featuring:

Alex Binnie, Barry Hogarth, Burak Cingi, Christophe Chemin, Hector De Gregorio, Jenus Kahmke, João Leonardo, Jon (Un Autre Corps), Lee Wagstaff, Matthew Brindle, no:sler, Oreet Ashery, Paul Hodgson, Ricardo Fumanal, Silentrope, Stephen Dunne, Tomi Paasonen, Vanda Playford, Wladd_Muta, Wolfgang Tillmans, Xavier Stentz
Poetic Madness and the Romantic Imagination' is an exhibition inspired by the book of the same title by Frederick Burwick, in his book Burwick explores the relationship between madness* and creativity in Romantic literature and art in Germany and England. (*Madness could be interpreted as a medical or chemically induced state, as obsessive or irrational behavior or as the tension between an artist's inspiration and the subsequent realization.)
RISE invited 20 artists to show work related to the ideas and themes in the book. Some artists have explored madness in their own work; in the subject of their art and the common social attitude that all ‘creative types' are a little bit crazy. Others have explored the notion of ‘artistic rapture' where artists find themselves in the moment of inspiration a time when they might be perceived as being out of their senses.
The exhibition features a wide selection of international artists working in painting, printmaking and photography, installation, performance and film. Works by artists that have previously had solo exhibition at the gallery are shown together with new artists invited by RISE who in some cases are showing in Berlin or Germany for the very first time.


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