In December 2021, Christopher Kadetzki accompanied Nicky Guerrero over the course of a week on a tour of indoor skateparks in Copenhagen and Malmö. During this week, the two got to know each other better after their first meeting in the summer with Rune Glifberg. Christopher was able to gather many important impressions for his painting process through the exchange with these two great skaters. Through his plein air painting in the context of the urban landscape, Christopher Kadetzki creates new and vivid references between people and different aspects of urban subculture. The art also serves as a bridge between the artist and the people behind the motifs, so this form of up-close and artistic experience of this vibrant skate subculture can be seen as an important form of contemporary documentation.
“Theres almost music inside the picture when i see it.“
Behind each of the works created there is a unique story and the mood of each session is intuitively absorbed by the painter and translated into coloring and line work. Based on these impressions and experiences Christopher is now planning a portrait series of Nicky and local skate stars from Copenhagen.
“Thats important to me, that i create a piece where the people can see themselves later on. Thats my goal. I want to portray the subculture.”
We are very excited to announce our new exhibition at Sankt Studio Berlin:
On December 11th & 12th 2021, Culture.Room invites the french multidisciplinary artist ANIDEto commence his new exhibition series: The Theatre of Reverie.
The artist from Lyon created the concept for these shows just a few months ago, wanting to explore our recitals, questions and our relationship to myths in contemporary society. This two-day exhibition will consist of live performances, music, artworks and delicious drinks provided by Kukumu Berlin.
Composed of different multidisciplinary shows, the “Theatre of Reverie” revolves around the theme of the imaginary. Through collaborations and the creation of bridges between different mediums, this series of exhibitions explores themes that experiment around the deeply human state of reverie:
Hypnosis and automatic creation, dreamlike performances, content around waking dreams, suggestive and meditative music, workshops on alternative realities, studies of recitals around memory, etc…
Closely linked to our perception of the world, our imaginations shape our way of approaching reality. The stories we have heard and those we tell ourselves inhabit and form us. Since the dawn of time, humans have been creating narratives, ranging from everyday stories to myths that span across the ages. All of these narratives are intended to convey messages, to maintain a memory or, above all, to build ourselves as individuals or as a society.
This series therefore aims to trigger this imagination’s automatisms through sensitive, generous, intimate and immersive experiences in different locations with different concepts. It was built around a desire to create bridges between people and their own stories and tries to offer a poetic vision of our daily lives, so we can maybe experience new perspectives on our own imaginations and therefore on ourselves.
//About the show:
In a world which seems to have reached the limits of the societal dynamics put in place in recent years, it seems crucial to invent new belief systems in order to create a more stable, sustainable and environmentally friendly society. To do this, we need to ask ourselves as individuals: what inhabits, drives and animates us? What do we want to defend and share?
This exhibition should be understood as a suggestion on how we might be able to do this: Reconnect with our inner world and create collective narratives based on what embodies us. Mythology has always had an important place in history. Through imagination and symbolism it serves as a reference point in our daily value system. It makes us believe and drives our thinking. But what are the myths of our modern and occidental societies?
The first show of the Theatre of Reverie revolves around these questions and invites the visitors to reflect on their own visions and myths. Lost between dreams and reality, this exhibition wants to inspire the audience to create new collective myths, which we need to re-establish in order to form new (inter-)personal imaginations about ourselves and our place in this world.
Arthur Rosset (who also signes ANIDE) is a multidisciplinary artist from Lyon, currently living and working in Berlin. Throughout his life he found inspiration in nature, poetry, philosophy, hypnosis and music. He has exhibited in London, Lyon, Megève and Berlin. In his recent body of work ANIDE wants to explore the imagination and its benefits to us.
Through different approaches, mediums, materials and experiences, he likes to create reveries that help us to reconnect with ourselves and others. His entire creative process is focused on creating a dreamlike world that invites you on a journey through it. Mediated by music, art and movements, his abstract language is full of figurative suggestions creating many different layers in terms of interpretation and feeling. The most recent expression of this desire to dive into these reveries together with his audience through his artistic examination of the imaginary is the exhibition series called “Theatre of Reverie”.
Born in Wuppertal, Marlon Nikolai has been painting since childhood. He found his current style while trying to answer existential questions through painting. Death and birth already occupy a large space in his life. These contrasting experiences also determine the different moods that transport his pictorial worlds…
The fact that art is a child of crisis is proven true in his urge to create and process, so in his work lightness and melancholy, great moments and everyday banalities, as well as naive ideas of the afterlife and detached images are juxtaposed. They invite the viewer to engage in a unique dialogue….
Images within images, visual dialogues spin the gaze in, engross the searching gaze. Ciphers and signatures, only imaginably designed hints at and immediately loses itself again, finds interpretations and stopping points. Contrast-rich and large-format, expressive colors, wild ductus and filigree forms lead the eye, suck interest and curiosity. When looking at them, one experiences an optimistic ecstasy that gives you the feeling that in all the chaos, there are laws that mean well with us. He is currently studying communication design in Hamburg with a scholarship in Poitiers, France.
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