Wednesday, February 17
12:10-2:00 pm EST
This will be a conversation with three artists who have left their home countries to live and work in Berlin. We will discuss why they came, how they manage life abroad, and whether living in Berlin has influenced their work.
Billie Clarken was born in 1992 in Fairfax, Virginia USA. She now based in Berlin, Germany. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose work directs referential signs and objects in a satirical performance of the immortal image. Often returning to tropes in television culture, Clarken points out the paradoxes of a projected identity in the search for inauthenticity. Their work captures and appropriates use-objects and borrowed memory in combination with exaggerated forms, to install the evolving narrative of the Western consumer.
Tina Braegger was born in 1985 in Zurich, Switzerland. She lives and works in Berlin and teachers at ECAL, Lausanne. Education: 2015 MA Arts visuels, ECAL, Lausanne / 2010 BA Fine Arts ZHdK, Zurich Recent exhibitions include: Ich werde bei Dir sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten, Société, Berlin, The Dead Don’t Die, Meredith Rosen, New York, The Other Dream Team, LUMA, Zurich, I’ve used all my sick days, so I called in dead, Charly M, Berlin, Zu Besuch bei den Träuschlingsverwandten, Weiss Falk, Basel Upcoming exhibitions: Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Erika Landström is an artist, writer, and performer based in Berlin. She attended the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program in 2019, and received an M.F.A. from Städelschule in 2015. She has presented performances and exhibitions at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York; Schiefe Zähne in Berlin; the Sprengel Museum and Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover; the Montréal Biennial, and Galleria Federico Vavassori in Milan. Her writing has been published in Bomb Magazine, Flash Art, Spike Magazine, and Texte Zur Kunst.
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