Five artists, five nations, three artistic mediums, and one goal: The Body Language exhibition reveals the different ways we relate to our bodies. It is about strength, alienation, suffering and identity. Physicality becomes (again) perceptible as a human quality in a time in which digital experience and artificial intelligence are becoming more prevalent. Ultimately, Body Language refers to the perception of one's materiality both as a physically tangible aspect and as the sensations associated with our corporeality.
About the artists
Born 1968 in Tbilisi, Georgia
Lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamara Kvesitadze achieved international appeal through her work with kinetic sculpture, making movement the essence of her creativity. Her artistic practice focuses on the tension between the human and its world, with the body always being at the centre of her exploration. Her way of understanding the body is ambiguous and always in flux. Her sculptures are dynamic and often with a deliberately unfinished quality to them. Bordering on the grotesque, they reference classical sculptures and allude to playful games between the subconscious and conscious worlds.
Born 1981 in Giarre, Italy
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
In her pictures, Murabito creates "in-between-creatures" that do not fit into any determined category, hybrids between man and woman, human and animal. She plays with gender roles and questions the term of identity. She experiments with analog photography, for instance, by dissolving the photographic surface in order to mold it like a skin or break it like dry earth.
Born 1982 in Santiago, Chile
Works and lives in Berlin
Following purist directives, with objects represented as powerful, pure forms devoid of excessive detail and ornamentation, Pablo Benzo’s practice appears preoccupied with human interaction, reduced to the aesthetically pleasing relationships of its geometric angles and shapes, further emphasized through color, in order to achieve a unified effect that reviews the simple beauty of our modern world.
Born 1984, in Halle (Saale), Germany
Lives and works in Berlin
Gard’s works range from space-filling installations to three-dimensional wall paintings. His pieces cite – sometimes ironically – artistic, cultural and design-related codes which he reinterprets and places in different contexts, stripping them of their original meaning.
Born 1980 in Gangneung, South Korea
Lives and works in Munich, Germany
In her multifaceted artistic language, Youjin Yi unites objective references and abstract, painterly structures. Her works depict landscape spaces occupied by persons, animals, objects or hybrids. Seemingly dematerialized they fuse with their environment, emerge or take shape