Le Cercle Infernal

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Scan, 2008 Loop, Colour, No Sound, 3:4 © Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Akinci
Le Cercle Infernal
Curated by: Hadassah Emmerich

Lijnbaansgracht 317
1017 WZ Amsterdam
February 19th, 2010 - March 20th, 2010

Museum Area
+31 (0) 20 638 0480
Tue-Sat 1-6
video-art, sculpture


Galerie Akinci presents Le Cercle Infernal, with new Works by Hadassah Emmerich. Hadassah invited Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez and Veronica Brovall and they will present their work for the first time at Galerie AKINCI.


Hadassah Emmerich (Heerlen, The Netherlands, 1974, lives and works in Berlin) shows her own piece Le Cercle Infernal  (2009). The work is a reference to the movie ‘2001, A Space Odyssey’ this movie takes the viewer along on a journey from the beginning of times to a world ruled by computers. The second reference is the 1946 work Le Cercle Infernal by Picabia. His work takes the viewer on a different journey; trough the styles of  painting. Emmerich wants to take the onlooker of her own Le Cercle Infernal a visual journey in time, her work show the primitive as well as the cultured, the raw and the refined. These concepts are the two points between which all the works exist. Hadassah Emmerich graduated at Goldsmiths College, London in 2005. This year she contributes to the group show Global Design at Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich. Her works can also be seen during the Amory Show at Hendershot Gallery, New York, and by the end of 2010 at Palais für Aktuelle Kunst in Glückstadt, Germany.

The impressive and compact Works of Veronica Brovall have a special quality: they could be seen as bricolage, but at the same time they stand apart in space as they were futuristic alienated beings. The sculpture Cut Trough View (2007) could be seen as an intersection, an object cut in two in order to reveal it’s inner part to the viewer. Raw and direct in it’s finishing, the work beholds  a mysterious aura in a self-assured way. Veronica Brovall was born in Falun, Sweden in 9175. She graduated  at the Academy of Arts Umeå in 2002. Lately her work was to be seen at a solo expo  ‘Lebenstreppe and other new Works’ in Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin. Brovall lives and works in Berlin since 2003.

Especially for this exhibition Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez created a new series of Fräuleins: objects constructed from vases with different historical styles and decorative patterns. Unified by their sprayed matt black surface into single free standing, chess-like figures, these neutral monoliths are interrupted by a revealing, single strip of unsprayed surface – a Newman zip – that runs down the sculpture like a sedimentary timeline.  Fernandez also shows the video Scan (2008), a soundless loop. The neon light is following the patterns and vice versa, the light fills the image and behaves like a scanner. Tatiana Echeverri Fernandes was born in San Jose, Coasta Rica in 1974. She graduated at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and Royal College of Art London. Fernandez works and lives in Berlin since 2003.

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