Tales of the haunted and the body @ Casa Cristea Schneider


Tales of the haunted and the body

It feels like hurting and being hurt simultaneously. Everything feels like a hard edge now, without seeing the lines in between. I see a curtain: it is punctured and pricked and stabbed with metal-piercings, things that normally would not hurt a curtain, objects, that are meant to decorate, not to destroy. They mark the curtain like codes and signs from a language I cannot speak.
I turn my head around and press it against the wall, there is a knife beside me, fully stuck into it. A little part of the blade is still lurking through, and I see the image of my face bleeding into a grotesque grimace. It starts to stick its tongue out, gnash its teeth. Who are you?’’, I ask the appearing grimaces. It doesn’t answer, how could it? It’s a monologue.
There is a cut through a body, through soft contours of a delicate neck. I don’t want to come near, but I do. I feel the urge to look and come closer, even though all of this, every piece of work feels like delicate violence.

Text: Seda Pesen
Curated by Saskia Höfler-Hohengarten

Hallway 1

Louise Giovanelli
Billyo V, 2019
Oil on canvas 80 x 50 cm

Bathroom

Duda Bebek
Mirror selfie, 2018
Acrylic on canvas 79 x 15 cm

Immanuel Birkert
Crown of Cups (4), 2019
Bronze 30 x 20 x 15 cm

Birke Gorm
Norms, 2018
Hammer handle, 3D prints 31 x 24 x 4 cm

Living room

Tenki Hiramatsu
Untitled, 2018
Oil on paper 97,5 x 82 cm

Duda Bebek
Mirror selfie, 2018
Acrylic on canvas 79 x 115 cm

Agnes Scherer
Pferd, 2012
Pencil on paper 59 x 79,5 cm

Leon Höllhumer
Untitled, 2017
Aluminium cast, steel 35 x 5 x 8 cm

Untitled, 2017
Aluminium cast, steel 49 x 5 x 8 cm

Untitled, 2018
Aluminium cast, acrylic paint 45 x 42 x 2,5 cm

Nona Inescu
Skin becomes stone III—I, 2016—2019
Water-washed stone, black leather 48 x 18 x 9 cm

Our flesh surrounds Us with its own decisions, 2017
Latex, surgical steel piercings, chrome-plated steel 148 x 77 x 70 cm

Immanuel Birkert
Untitled, 2019
Glazed ceramic 65 x 42 x 47 cm

Hallway 2

Leon Höllhumer
Untitled, 2017
Aluminium cast, steel 40 x 5 x 8 cm

Bedroom

Agnes Scherer
Gegenstaende, 2019
Pencil on paper, 59 x 42 cm

Tenki Hiramatsu
Untitled, 2019
Oil on paper 57,5 x 55 cm

Kitchen

Sebastian Riemer
Flash (Flowers), 2016/2019
Pigmentprint 125 x 101 cm

Louise Giovanelli
Marker V, 2019
Oil on linen 50 x 40 cm

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