Artists: Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho
Venue: Mathew, Berlin
Exhibition Title: Who Do You Love?
Date: May 2 – June 28, 2014
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of Mathew, Berlin
Representing: Lisa Jo, Margaret Lee, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Carissa Rodriguez, Amy Yao, and Anicka Yi
On view in the gallery are nine stand-alone panels that bisect the room in a curvilinear configuration. Composed of polyester foam padding, bamboo sticks, batik-dyed cotton, rice glue, clear vinyl, papier-mâché, canvas and other materials, these panels collectively evoke the polarizing barrier between East and West Berlin from 1961-1989.
It’s difficult to imagine a scenario of impossible exchange, now that data has become the global general equivalent. The two artists present will play the multicultural diplomat, but whose power does this serve, really? If connectivity defines the paradigm that continuously disappoints, perhaps it’s because we forget that a point of contact is also a point of separation. To view a wall begs the question of how you stand in relation to it. Who do you love?
1989 the number, another summer…