BERLINROMA ROMABERLIN – Reverse Inequality
Being in a foreign place for the first time you are hypersensitive to all the new and unfamiliar impressions, sounds, and visions. BERLINROMA ROMABERLIN at Galerie Patrick Ebensperger explores these sensations with the help of curators and artists from Rome and Berlin. It is an attempt to see each other’s city through each other’s eyes in order to open up accustomed perceptions and to create an unfamiliar yet intimate setting.
Curated by Valentina Galossi and Amélie Grözinger BERLINROMA ROMABERLIN brings together artists inspired and influenced by living and working in Berlin or Rome. The two European capitals with their contrasting qualities and fabricated narratives both have exceptional pasts. Rome, the eternal and sensual city of illusions appears to be a monument of its past glories. Berlin, more of a monument of past doom and delusions, today is a worldwide magnet for artists and is considered to be a place for future visions. The show examines the common grounds and the diverse aspects of producing works in those two cities and how light, space, architecture, scenes, and social structures influence the works originating in each place. The exhibition is a search for similarities and distinctions and explores a common strangeness and peculiarity, a reverse inequality.
BERLINROMA ROMABERLIN marks the first part of an exhibition exchange. The second installment will take place in Rome in 2016. The Berlin show includes paintings, films, drawings, performative works, books, photographs, installations, sculptures, and wall paintings. Many works have been made especially for this show. In addition, and as an extension of its Rome issue, Flaneur Magazine will host a project room and a sound composition by Fabian Saul & Vittorio Giampietro at the gallery during the exhibition and two Rome themed evenings amid the show: “Questione Romana – Metropolis, Misery, Modernity,” a panel discussion on October 15th; the premiere of Nico D’Alessandria’s subtitled cult film “L’imperatore di Roma” (1987) will close the exhibition.
Participating artists are Elisabetta Benassi, Isabelle Borges, Alessandro Cicoria, Rä di Martino, Valerie Giampietro, Amélie Grözinger, Caroline Kryzecki, Philipp Lachenmann, Gemis Luciani, Bjørn Melhus, Olaf Nicolai, Max Paul, Andrea Sala, Guilio Squillacciotti, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Marlon Wobst, Peter Welz.