Aktionen an Arbeiten von Verena Pfisterer
Donnerstag 28. April – 1. Mai 2016, 13 – 19 Uhr
Screenings start daily at 1:00, 2:30, 4:00 & 5:30 pm and last about 40 min.
As a special project for Berlin Gallery Weekend, EXILE presents rarely-seen Super8 films by Verena Pfisterer (1941-2013). These films were edited together onto 16mm by Pfisterer herself and are entitled Aktionen an Arbeiten von Verena Pfisterer. Although many of the artist’s actual objects were destroyed, some of these appear as Aktionsobjekte in these films with their stagnant physicality now fully activated through human intervention and hence their envisioned purpose fully realized.
Adjacent to the screening room, select furniture, photographs, drawings, paraphernalia, and specific art objects are installed with the aim to give an insight into how the line between life and art was purposefully blurry for the artist. For Pfisterer, her artistic practice was an integral part to her daily life, with the objects and drawings in constant use and interaction. In a sense, these works can only be seen as fulfilled or finally complete through such personal activation alone, hence diluting the line between artwork as utilitarian object, furniture as painting, drawing as decoration, or altogether as a form of performative practice itself.
„Please note that there is no specific Opening for this exhibition. You are cordially invited to stop by the gallery anytime between 1 – 7 pm. Screenings start daily at 1:00, 2:30, 4:00 & 5:30 pm and last about 40 min. Tea and Coffee will be served. If you like to make an appointment outside of opening hours please contact the gallery.“ (Text: EXILE)