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Lena Marie Emrich

meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows

19 06 2021 — 25 07 2021
Lena Marie Emrich, meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, Mélange, 2021, installation viewLena Marie Emrich, Meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, 2021, detailLena Marie Emrich, Filing my fingernails in shape to assure the perfect first tap on your shoulder, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Filing my fingernails in shape to assure the perfect first tap on your shoulder, 2021, detailLena Marie Emrich, Longing for a strangers shoulder grazing my chest, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Longing for a strangers shoulder grazing my chest, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Longing for a strangers shoulder grazing my chest, 2021, detailLena Marie Emrich. A total Burnout, 2019Lena Marie Emrich. A total Burnout, 2019
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The inability to grasp the others’ presence is oftentimes unfathomable. A gentle touch, a simple caress seems impossible in certain moments, though we invent ever more tools to smoothen out the process of physical and emotional entanglement. We are trying to close the gaps between each other, but yet – willingly or not – more and more layers are added to it. But with the right filters, one might cope with it.


With her latest body of work Lena Marie Emrich (*1991, Göttingen, lives and works in Berlin) manifests a moment of distance that has been shaping everyday life in recent times. With adaptation comes the resilience to endure the given status quo, a hardended resilience towards the other and the self.
Independent of current events and yet indebted to them, Emrich explores the intersection of personal affections and sentiment, resulting in objects that radiate the cooled tranquility of industrial products opposing the viewer. Holding their poise, the works act as a barrier and gateway to somewhere else, leaving it up to the imagination of the beholder what to make of it. Emrich asks what it is that separates body, touch and thought from each other, in a time in which the other is approached with caution and to be kept at bay – for the sake of safety. Her new series takes on the notion of our recently protected environment, allowing us to face but also withhold the other. It is due to our time that we saw small forts of transparent walls being raised, helping to normalize what used to be normal. Look and feel, the latter postponed for the time being. Though the other person is clearly there, his or her gaze gazing at yours, the ties to each other are separated by just thin layers, sealed away, like a shrine. What’s right in front of you is, in fact, out of reach.
The shapes are based on dividers which lately have been made for i.a. for cabs “to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria”. Their soft, warm colors and the inscribed poetic titles such as longing for a strangers shoulder grazing my chest somewhat juxtaposes the reflective slick acrylic surfaces, allowing for a reassuring look upon oneself. The works appearance bear the code of solitude, yet, small anectodes to human interaction remain visible – here a small accessoir, there a
handle to give hold, or at least, pretending to.


In a haze of a constant drift towards and away from each other, Emrich marks the total wear and tear of today’s viable social visions of accumulation and acceleration.
But even so: if we are drifting, we better make sure we look good in it.


In collaboration with Smile Initial, Vélaverkstæõi Skagastrandar and Werbetechnik Göke

Jessica Gispert

Unseen

28 10 2021 — 31 12 2021
Jessica Gispert, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021Jessica Gispert, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021Jessica Gispert, Poinciana pod no.2, 2021, pewter, 60 x 5 x 1 cmJessica Gispert, Poinciana pod no.1, 2021, pewter, 55 x 5 x 1 cmJessica Gispert, Trae el tembleque (shakers), 2021, pewter, 76 x 5 x 1 cmJessica Gispert, Á Yemaya, 2021, Sublimation prints on chiffon and satin, 152 x 106 cmJessica Gispert, Á Yemaya, 2021, Sublimation prints on chiffon and satin, 152 x 106 cmJessica Gispert, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021Jessica Gispert, La Misa, 2021, rotating table with copper, book and chairs, dimensions variableJessica Gispert, La Misa, 2021, rotating table with copper, book and chairs, dimensions variableJessica Gispert, La Misa, 2021, rotating table with copper, book and chairs, dimensions variableJessica Gispert, installation view, MÉLANGE 2021Jessica Gispert, Fire god’s tools, 2019, etched machete, 40 x 14 x 3.81 cmJessica Gispert, Fire god’s tools, 2019, etched machete, 40 x 14 x 3.81 cmJessica Gispert, Oyá, 2019, etched machete and pollen, 38 x 9 x 2.5 cmJessica Gispert, Oyá, 2019, etched machete and pollen, 38 x 9 x 2.5 cmJessica Gispert, Á Oshun, 2021, Sublimation prints on chiffon and satin, 152 x 106 cmJessica Gispert, Á Oshun, 2021, Sublimation prints on chiffon and satin, 152 x 106 cmJessica Gispert, Á Oshun, 2021, Sublimation prints on chiffon and satin, 152 x 106 cm
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Raphael Weilguni & Viola Relle

Boolean Logic

16 09 2021 — 17 10 2021
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In mathematics and mathematical logic, Boolean algebra is the branch of algebra in which the values of the variables are the truth values true and false, usually denoted 1 and 0, respectively.[1] Instead of elementary algebra, where the values of the variables are numbers and the prime operations are addition and multiplication, the main operations...

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 Kalachcurated 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...

Lena Marie Emrich

meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows

19 06 2021 — 25 07 2021
Lena Marie Emrich, meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, Mélange, 2021, installation viewLena Marie Emrich, Meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Meanwhile evaluating doubt with our elbows, 2021, detailLena Marie Emrich, Filing my fingernails in shape to assure the perfect first tap on your shoulder, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Filing my fingernails in shape to assure the perfect first tap on your shoulder, 2021, detailLena Marie Emrich, Longing for a strangers shoulder grazing my chest, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Longing for a strangers shoulder grazing my chest, 2021Lena Marie Emrich, Longing for a strangers shoulder grazing my chest, 2021, detailLena Marie Emrich. A total Burnout, 2019Lena Marie Emrich. A total Burnout, 2019
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The inability to grasp the others’ presence is oftentimes unfathomable. A gentle touch, a simple caress seems impossible in certain moments, though we invent ever more tools to smoothen out the process of physical and emotional entanglement. We are trying to close the gaps between each other, but yet – willingly or not – more...