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KubaParis presents

Hard - Lines - Fairytales

31 07 2021 — 05 09 2021
Isabelle Fein, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIsabelle Fein, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderJens Braun, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIsabelle Fein, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIsabelle Fein, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIsabelle Fein, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIsabelle Fein, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderJens Braun, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIstihar Kalach & Jens Braun, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIstihar Kalach, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIstihar Kalach, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIstihar Kalach & Jens Braun, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderIstihar Kalach, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderJens Braun, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent SchneiderJens Braun, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021. Photo: Vincent Schneider
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with Isabell Fein, Jens Braun, Istihar Kalach
curated by Saskia Höfler-Hohengarten for KubaParis invited by MÉLANGE

When the pandemic struck, we were lost. Slowly getting drained by the ever lasting maelstrom of thought. Perpetual motion towards an uncertain trail of thoughts. But then a glimmer of hope started shining on the horizon. We gathered energy from the small waves of light climbing the mountains, flowing through the valley. The light felt slow. First the forests got a little bit brighter, allowing us to breathe. Then the small river got a little bit warmer, allowing us to rest. What felt like an eternity of imprisonment was finally breaking away. The eternal slumber – like in a fairytale – but different. We got not cursed, no charming heroine came to our rescue. Just the slow light, warming our thoughts – drenching us – holding us with imaginary arms. A welcoming embrace. One got to find the softness in those brittle hard moments in life. To play with the contrast of the colourful and dimm; the softness in poignancy. We got hurt, and we are hurting. Vulnerability surrounds us. Like a fairytale everything feels slightly out of place and the magic that is reentering our lives is slowly building up. Letting those magical moments reside in our bodies gives us strength. Strength to grab a sword to hack and slay, to warn and intimidate our monsters.
The light now reaches ourselves. Our distorted views tardily get better. We can see the magic, mythical creatures and people. It has been a while, but it feels like everything can heal. We will definitely try.

Sylbee Kim

Catacombs of Love

03 09 2020 — 27 09 2020

Who Am I

A group of Work analysis

24 07 2020 — 30 08 2020

Elif Saydam

Selfing

05 03 2020 — 26 04 2020

Reading with Lina Sommer

23 02 2020 — 23 02 2020

Lina Sommer

2 - 1 - 0

09 01 2020 — 23 02 2020

Tramaine de Senna

Snakes in Paradise

07 11 2019 — 05 01 2020

Unttld Contemporary

Exit II (Prolog)

08 04 2019 — 12 04 2019

Marie Munk

A Nice Day for a Run

11 01 2019 — 10 02 2019

Patrick Fabian Panetta

CAFE DURBAN

01 12 2018 — 05 01 2019

Bertrand Flanet

Colorful Maladies

11 10 2018 — 03 11 2018

Aline Bouvy & Nicolas Pelzer

Late Dawn

10 05 2018 — 03 06 2018

Edition

BOX THREE

25 04 2018 — 28 04 2018

Luca Trevisani

Hot

24 03 2018 — 22 04 2018

Benjamin Brett

Orrlando

19 01 2018 — 18 03 2018

Jonathan Monk

Name Used To Fill Space

09 11 2017 — 14 01 2018

Joachim Coucke

Strength in Numbers

07 09 2017 — 01 10 2017

Edition

BOX TWO

08 05 2017 — 08 05 2017

Zuzanna Czebatul

Away

10 03 2017 — 02 04 2017

Klaus Kleine

Elephant in the Dark

26 01 2017 — 28 02 2017

Amy Ball

Third Eye Blind

14 10 2016 — 29 10 2016

Atlas Economy

Don't Dust

31 08 2016 — 30 09 2016

DSCTHK

Up Close, Nothing Personal

09 07 2016 — 28 08 2016

Misael Soto

Solo Show

28 06 2016 — 06 07 2016

Edition

BOX ONE

17 05 2016 — 31 05 2016

Anders Clausen

Straight Lines

31 03 2016 — 01 05 2016

Patrick Fabian Panetta

SCALE OF RATING

02 02 2016 — 06 03 2016

Paul Czerlitzki / Piotr Łakomy

20 11 2015 — 04 12 2015

Ellen Yeon Kim

Within Our Time

15 10 2015 — 31 10 2015

Joshua Sex

Ass's Bite

01 09 2015 — 04 10 2015

Compliance / Non-Compliance

23 07 2015 — 09 08 2015