- We 13.09, 12:00h
- Th 14.09, 10:00h
- Fr 15.09, 10:00h
- Sa 16.09, 10:00h
- Su 17.09, 10:00h
NATHALIE DJURBERG & HANS BERG with works by Willem de Kooning from the Frieder Burda CollectionMore
Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin
30 JUN—30 SEP 2017
MUSEUM FRIEDER BURDA
Salon Berlin inaugurates its enlarged galleries with a new presentation that initiates an extraordinary correspondence. The animated films with hypnotic soundtracks and installations of the Berlin-based Swedish artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (both b. 1978) are shown in dialogue with selections from the late work of Willem de Kooning, a master of abstract expressionism and American postwar art.
Djurberg & Berg’s “dreadful” women, seductresses, demons, witches, and overweening mothers are reminiscent of de Kooning’s famous “Woman” cycle from the early 1950s. As in de Kooning, the artistic transformation and deformation of the body brings repressed psychological states to light—but the premises are very different: Djurberg employs disfigurement for a very deliberate reflection on stereotypical roles and power relations in a male-dominated world. Djurberg & Berg’s creative process, like de Kooning’s, is informed by intuition, by the immediate and physical engagement with the creative medium.
Opening hours Berlin Art Week 2017: 13 SEP, 12—22 Uhr, 14—17 SEP, 10—8 Uhr