SUNSETS NEVER LOOKED AS STUNNING AS THROUGH THE HAZE OF FACTORY SOOT
An exhibition with Alexandra Navratil, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Vincent Vulsma
3D-rendering, CNC-milling and an advanced aerospace polish technology are techniques applied by Alexandra Navratil, Vincent Vulsma and Pieter Paul Pothoven in this exhibition. The artists bring together projects that investigate the tension between historical labour and distribution processes, and contemporary, often immaterial forms of artistic labour.
Alexandra Navratil uses both the pollution of the soil around a former AGFA-plant and the labour involved in the production of light sensitive film, as starting points for her work. Vincent Vulsma researches 17th century ship routes used by the Dutch East India Company, in relation to the ongoing exploitation of plantation workers, as part of the indigo production in India. Pieter Paul Pothoven brings ancient bronze Egyptian mirrors to life by exploring the interdependence between their symbolic, economic and use value.
10.09 – 14.10.2016
Mon – Fri 9:00 – 18:00
Alexandra Navratil, Bitterfeld (detail), 2016
polyester, aluminum, silver nitrate, laquer 230 x 140 x 5cm
courtesy of the artist and Dan Gunn, Berlin