Wir bitten Sie dazu, selbst als Star auf unserer Vernissage im Kunstpunkt zu erscheinen!
die Galerie Crystal Ball zu Gast im Kunstpunkt Berlin, Schlegelstraße 6
Eröffnung mit Happening und Performance am 14ten April, 19 Uhr
Ich bin Ich, ca. 12 min, film still, with “Pas de Costumes”, Berlin 2023 – exhibition and performance project, video, installation, 2019-2023
Am Freitag, 14. April 2023 um 19 Uhr eröffnet die Ausstellung ICH ICH ICH im KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN,
Schlegelstr. 6, 10115 Berlin-Mitte.
Together with another artist collective (Stay Hungry), Pas de Costumes is invited to explore the toxic effects of egomaniacal artist cult during Gallery Weekend at Kunstpunkt Berlin in April. In spring 2019, Natascha Frioud and Manfred Kirschner began the project of “I am I.” Since then, a loose group of female artists has formed around the Crystal Ball exhibition space in Pas de Costumes. The current presentation features works by Caren Sielaff, Miriam Jadischke, Berit Schneider, Stefan Ruf, Zoe Tomruck, Lydia Karstadt, Natascha Frioud, Gabi Garland and Frank Schoppmeier.
“I am I” comprises a group of works centered around the fictional artist-personality Arielle Schuberti. An exhibition opening, a series of artworks, accompanying performances and a documentary video, create the person Arielle. A strongly self-referential person who is convinced to be a very important artist. The video jumps between fiction; the vernissage with play scenes and reality, showing the artists working on the project. The complex of “I am I” aims to problematize the cliché, the narcissistic artist, in the form of over-individualization, which in its exaggeration can have a toxic effect on society.
Pas de Costumes has been working on the concept since 2019. In the process, an “Oneday Exhibition” with works by the artist “Arielle Schuberti” has been realized in the exhibition space Crystal Ball in Kreuzberg. This opening of the exhibition of “Arielle” was promoted with posters, internet presence and email invitations. Crystal Ball had, as usual, invited to one of her vernissages. Unknowing visitors were then confronted with a fake presentation and a highly performative evening. At the exhibition opening, fiction and reality collided, Arielle played on the keyboard of her self-absorption and egocentricity. After a few questionable performances, the situation was hardly tenable. Arielle destroyed one of her works when a buyer showed interest in it. It came to an éclat with the gallery owner and culminated in that the artist destroyed her works in front of the public.
In the exhibition ICH ICH ICH at Kunstpunkt, Pas de Costumes will show the film “Ich bin Ich” for the first time, as an official document of the project. The premiere will be accompanied by an installation of leftover artworks by artist Arielle Schuberti, as well as works by her friends. An extraordinary, introductory happening will accompany the performance group’s exhibition.
For this, we ask you to come as a star yourself to our vernissage at Kunstpunkt!
Vernissage: 14.04.2023, ab 19 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 15.04. – 01.05.2023
Öffnungszeiten: Fr 17–21 Uhr, Sa + So 15–19 Uhr
Finissage & GET-TOGETHER NETZWERK: 01.05.2023, ab 15 Uhr