Katrin Fridriks // Waste Solo Show – Gallery week end Berlin

Circle Culture

Gipsstrasse 11, 10119 Berlin

Opening: 26 Apr. 2018, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm . Followed by Berlin Gallery weekend: 27-29 Apr. 2018

Inaugurated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland
Mr. Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson
26 Apr. 2018 at 5.30

Exhibition running from 27 Apr. to 10 June 2018

Three years since her milestone exhibition Stendhal Syndrome, Katrin Fridriks is back in Berlin with a conceptual exhibition that’s been developed as an eye opener on the global pollution and waste disposal quandary. By taking the waste of her painting process as the very base for exciting new pieces and concepts, team of dedicated professionals lead by Fridriks Workshop and Avant Arte, are pointing at the importance of revaluation of what we consider waste and the possibilities of recycling practice.

Familiar with using the reflective surface to accent her creations and message, the new pieces are now employing emergency blankets as a canvas for the new pieces. Creating an instant sense of urgency and importance to the issues she’s touching, the artist and her team developed an elaborate narrative that starts with custom designed invitations as introduction, and concludes with an unparalleled gallery presentation.

Although her work always implied natural forms or the landscapes of her native Iceland, the use of silver and gold foil this time relates to the hi-tech times we’re living in, time of accelerated space exploration progress, as well as symbolizes the cold and warmth, two opposites which are shifting sides globally. The exhibition itself comprises of 68 examples of prints on foil, small scale sculptural pieces that will showcase the concept of Waste editions, as well as premiere the new Wasted Pills series that is bringing up the sensitive issue of pharmaceutical and biohazardous refuse disposal.

From its initial visualization, to the presentation that will be inaugurated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, every step of this team effort is a gesture that could possibly inspire global change. Coinciding with Berlin’s Gallery Weekend an exclusive painting showcase will be hosted simultaneously at the prestigious Hotel de Rome – Berlin, and both events will be part of Icelandic embassy’s program on the 100th anniversary of sovereignty.

Sasha Bogojev

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