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Die Versteinerten – Aaike Stuart (NL) & Esteban Rivera (COL)

7 - 26 September 2019

Opening Reception

When: 06 September 2019, 7 pm - 10 pm

Where: Exgirlfriend Gallery Lankwitzer Str. 14, 12107 Berlin

Artists: Aaike Stuart (Netherlands), Esteban Rivera (Colombia)

Die Versteinerten is a duo presentation of the Berlin based artists Esteban Rivera and Aaike Stuart. 

This exhibition proposes stones and digital media as a way to conserve reality in completely different pace and understanding of time. Central in both artist’s work are human efforts to get a grip on what is alive and therefore perishable. Be it technological mediations or ideological constructions, each work focuses on ways to preserve ideas, time, and life and uses geological/planetary temporalities as input to produce images.

Architecture, monuments, libraries and digital storage devices are all in charge of preserving ideologies and ideas of past times into the future. Stuart and Rivera revisit the way ideology presents itself and deal with the generation of images as a visible manifestation of cultural values and ideologies.

Exgirlfriend was founded by the multi-national curator Elena Feijoo in 2016 as an exhibition space for contemporary art bounded by no rules but oriented towards conceptual work dealing with digital technologies, posthumanism, and the representation of historically underrepresented groups. In 2019, Ms. Feijoo founded Human Esthetic Resources (HER) in order to create a 1000 m2 community that hosts artist studios and co-working spaces, a photo studio, and a larger and more flexible home for Exgirlfriend. Please join us September 6th for the second dual exhibitions of the 2019/2020 season.