WISH YOU WERE HERE

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 to Saturday, 29 July 2017
Opening: 
Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 6:00pm

In WISH YOU WERE HERE, three painters take down their studio walls and invite audiences to step inside these mysterious spaces and become creative collaborators. Sarah Arriagada, Silvia von Pock and Maria Schoof have each set up a version of their studio inside the gallery and will be in residence throughout, working with visitors to co-produce new artworks. The exhibition will evolve as visitors generate new work, to be celebrated at a closing night event.

The artist’s studio can be a retreat, a private paradise, a solitary even a lonely place where the magic of making work unfolds. This exhibition highlights the distinct, complex and changing relationship each artist has with their studio. Von Pock describes, “escaping into a private wilderness where inner and outer worlds connect for a timeless while”. She provides a shamanistic tent made from rubber bands and filled with art materials where visitors can work in a sheltered atmosphere.

As the mother of a small child, Arriagada recently found herself making work, “at home, in the night and developing ideas increasingly in her head rather than while handling materials”. Craving companionship and the togetherness that comes with sharing ideas, Arriagada invites visitors to add their marks to her designs for hand-knotted rugs. These will be reworked and made into rugs for a future exhibition, creating a sociable space where the artist’s domestic and creative lives are united.

Schoof adapts two small rooms to involve visitors in the meditative process that precedes the act of painting. The first room is a place for quiet introspection where visitors can connect with their “inner space of remembrance or spiritual connection”. The second room, filled with powerful personal objects, photographs, figures and dreams lays out Schoof’s individual mythology, the ‘personal cosmos’ she draws on when making paintings.

Like a postcard from a faraway place, WISH YOU WERE HERE is an invitation to join these artists in their creative spaces where their working processes are revealed, demystified and shared.

Artist: 

Sarah Arriagada was born in Hamburg, studied fine art in Berlin and has exhibited in France, Germany and the UK. She lives and works in London. saraharriagada.com

Silvia von Pock studied art in Bremen and Berlin. She has curated and exhibited widely in Germany and lives and works in Hamburg. silviavonpock.de

Maria Schoof was born in Hamburg where she now lives and works. She studied Cultural Studies in Bremen and Illustration in Hamburg and has exhibited in Germany and the USA. mariaschoof.de

Other Info: 

For the Facebook event listing, please click here.

For the German press release, please click here.

Other Contact: 

For further information, images or interviews please contact Sarah Arriagada, contact@saraharriagada.com or Christine Preuschl, raumlinksrechts@das-gaengeviertel.info.

Venue: 

Raum Linksrechts is open Thursday to Saturday, 5 – 8 pm.

 

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