Goddesses of Healing
A two-part group exhibition
15.11.2020 – 13.12.2020
at M.Bassy: 14.11.20 at 7 pm
at Âme Nue: 19.11.20 at 7 pm
The group exhibition 'Goddesses of Healing' presents video works by contemporary artists Tabita Rezaire, Berni Searle, Lorna Simpson and Buhlebezwe Siwani, each exploring the black body as a vessel for addressing cultural wounds, history, memory and place.
'Goddesses of Healing' is a powerful healing journey through historical and social injustice. It is the complex layers of displacement, identity and belonging that are subtly explored in these performative narratives. The relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, land, race and sexuality is evoked as are the timeless emotional, physical, and spiritual trials associated with the politics of cultural erasure and structural exclusion. By highlighting and embodying silent narratives, the artists seek to challenge the roles assigned by our societies as well as to change perceptions of Western notions of history. Accepting, incarnating and speaking about trauma and unresolved feelings of injustice is paramount to the healing process of individuals and collectivises.
M.Bassy, Schlüterstrasse 80, Hamburg
Hours: Wed-Sun, 2–6 pm
Âme Nue, Schaarsteinswegsbrücke 2, Hamburg
Hours: Thu-Sun, 5-8 pm
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Opening: 17.09.20 at 7 pm
Seeking a now that can breed futures
Participating artists: Aaajiao, Karo Akpokiere, Sylvie Fanchon, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Eythar Gubara, Moshtari Hilal, FelipeLippe, Stefan Marx, Sarah Naqvi & Hoda Tawakol
The group exhibition presents reflections on today’s society by artists whose communities have been experiencing discrimination, censorship and other institutional constraints as well as artists who identify as political allies. The artists' narratives, contextualized on wooden panels and made of paint, pencil or textile, are expressed in various forms and languages, abstract, figurative or textual. This exhibition is a space that wants to inhabit multiple perspectives on social inequalities without any attempt to create a uniform voice. In fact, it sees difference rather than sameness as a crucial resource for social change. The title of the exhibition is a tribute to the Afro-American writer and poetess Audre Lorde.⠀
Opening: 12.12.19 at 7 pm
The warm pillow was my mother.
The blanket my father.
Artist Talk: 11.01.20 at 5 pm
Moshtari Hilal in Conversation with Sinthujan Varatharajah
Moshtari Hilal works with the drawn line as a symbol and means of a new visual language that refers to the black-haired body. Her search for a visual expression narrates
the sensual experiences of those who exist beyond our aesthetic concepts and their political conditions — they birth a semi-autobiographical, archival, research work, which Hilal describes as a practice of reconciliation with negated beauty.
Opening: 11.10.19 at 7 pm
شرم و حیا
Sharam o haya (Modesty, shame and reserve)
'Sharam o haya' is a phrase Sarah Naqvi grew up with and was taught to embody in the formative years of her life. It translates to modesty, shame and a moral code of conduct, that is often personalised to control narratives in the Muslim female diaspora. In her household, the quote ''Tameez, tehzeeb ke daaire mein raho'' (Stay within the lines of your culture and sophistication) targeted specifically anything that strayed away from the 'perceived femininity'.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg & in the context of INDIA WEEK
Opening: 21.06.19 at 7 pm
Everything’s ok for now
Barcelona-based illustrator Cristina Daura explores the world, the love and the destruction from a very personal point of view. From a place where she had no trust nor experience to the opportunity of reaching an international audience via internet, her solo exhibition describes with bright colors the emotional states of a young artist. Her narrative panels are visual diaries of strange situations, reminiscent of doubts and opportunities which set her artistic journey.
The Suwalki Corridor, a 65-kilometer-wide strip of territory linking Poland with Lithuania, is considered NATO’s most vulnerable choke point along its eastern flank and Europe most potential conflict zone. Using this military “Achilles' heel” as a metaphor, Robin Hinsch presents a cinematic sequence of photographic artefacts, hints and thoughts about the future of the European Union.
Talk: Thursday, 13rd June at 6:30 pm
"Entering the Anthropocene"
Opening: 29.05.19 at 7 pm
Opening: 29.03.19 at 7 pm
Cartographies de L’inconnu
In Cartographies de L’inconnu (Cartographies of the Unknown), the Brazilian artist Filipe Lippe shows an installation, visual poems, paintings and drawings that reflect on the permanence of colonialism in the present and its psychosocial cartography.
Talk: „Entering the Anthropocene” hosted by Fritz Habekuß of DIE ZEIT, with the South America correspondent of DIE ZEIT Thomas Fischermann & the Brazilian artist Filipe Lippe.
Opening: 21.02.19 at 7 pm
Our exquisite replica of “eternity”
Âme Nue and DIE ZEIT journalist Fritz Habekuß launch „Entering the Anthropocene”, a new series of talks in which we will begin to explore this new epoch - the epoch of human impact - through the lenses of art and science. Speakers are artist Roman Moriceau and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Frank Fehrenbach (Art historian, Professor at Humboldt University Hamburg & former Senior Professor at Harvard University).
Opening : 06.09.18 at 7 pm
Lu Yang, a Chinese multimedia artist, leads us into a fantastical vision of neurological constructs, spirituality and superhero deities. “Electromagnetic Brainology” is a reference to the Buddhist and Hindu beliefs of the Four Great Elements – Fire, Water, Earth and Air – and the complex understanding of pain emergence in the nervous system. Lu Yang presents four divinities fighting for the upheaval of human existence by stimulating themselves with electromagnetic rays and magical tools.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg. CHINA TIME 2018
Opening: 25.05.18 at 7 pm
Goodbye Blue Sky
25.05.18 - 03.06.18
Âme Nue’s first curated group show is a contemplative series of daydreams and escapes, a carefully composed narrative of shifting romances.
It is the writing of ‘realities’ expressed for consideration, a succession of thoughts and images by artists who inspired us.
While constantly watching the world unfolding its realism before our eyes, we maintain distant to questions of existence or integrity.
Neither necessarily logical nor distant from the tangible world, this exhibition pictures the quietude of an eluded truth, merely worlds and societies gone with the streams of phantasmagorias, vices and follies.
Opening: 02.03.18 at 7 pm
From Iceland to Lalaland
02.03.18 - 24.03.18
With her sensitive style of expression, British painter Gill Button conveys the fascinating beauty of life in oil paintings, watercolours and ink drawings.
« From Iceland to Lalaland », her first solo show at Âme Nue, invites us to contemplate an adventurous story of the imaginary. A narrative exhibition to be experienced as a ballade through landscapes and portraits, including intimate views inside her travel sketchbooks. Opening with a colourful journey through souvenirs of people and places, toward an atmosphere of secrecy, a black and white portrait gallery, the viewer walks through Gill Button's moments of life, thoughts, and emotions.
Opening: 07.09.17 at 7 pm
I LIKE YOUR PROBLEMS
07.09.17 - 07.10.17
The exhibition « I like your problems » deals with Eike König’s own experiences, essential matters and objects of introspection, expressed as a visually striking language. These are presented to us (as an audience) through various forms of artefacts and manufactured items; a rhythmic succession of messages, arranged typefaces, sprayed words and letterpress prints.
Eike König emphasizes that the fundamental meaning is to be found in words – by creating strong images, grasps of instants and attitudes, of truths, faiths and confidences – as a form of reasoning and revealing a story within a composition.
Opening: 23.06.17 at 7 pm
Ruth van Beek
White Dog, Blue Ribbon
23.06.17 - 08.07.17
The exhibition “White Dog, Blue Ribbon” by the Dutch artist Ruth van Beek consists of a variety of poses, a meeting place for figures facing one another, a salon which one enters and where, visibly, a conversation is taking place.
Ruth van Beek shows individuals and the relationship among them. Midway between genre painting, group portrait and installation, this informal circle is an invitation to share discreetly in what we recognize as an interview, discussion, negotiation or sacra conversazione to which they are listening so attentively. A composition in which all the fragments (whether abstract or figurative) of collected images (collages, paintings, drawings, photographs, furnishings, etc) influence the space they occupy.
Opening: 31.03.17 at 7 pm
Stefan Marx & Alex Solman
31.03.17 - 15.04.17
Artists Thomas Baldischwyler, Stefan Marx and Alex Solman are connected by a particular genre of artistic practice accessible to everyone and visible on an day-to-day basis: they utilise collective information-distribution techniques (flyer, poster, vinyl record cover) to display their work, a fully-fledged channel of artistic communication for subcultures.
By appearing manifestly within urban and domestic spaces (they are distributed and released on walls and online, people collect and display them at home), they involve themselves in reality and claim their space in the sphere of popular influence.
Opening: 03.03.17 at 7 pm
03.03.17 - 18.03.17
Roman Moriceau, a contemporary French artist, generates a composition of thoughts and states of consciousness relating to the particular materiality from which things are made.
The gentle poetry of things and objects – suspended in his mixed media artistic narration, full of tender regrets and vague desire – invites us to contemplate a nature which we consider to exist by itself, protected against change, free from damage or decline. It presents a particular world of fragile beauty endangered by mankind : ephemeral flowers and animals, fleeting scents and insubstantial copper dust.