Berlin — Transart Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition Intermezzo #2 opening Saturday August 2 at Mila Kunstgalerie.
Intermezzo #2 is the second in a series of three exhibitions at Mila Kunstgalerie featuring Transart artists earning their MFA degree during the institute’s 2014 summer residency. Curated by Katharina Maria Raab, director of Mila Kunstgalerie, Intermezzo #2 presents socio-historical work by Rachelle Knowles, Caroline Künzle, Ato Malinda, Dyllan Nguyen, Gurpreet Sehra and Nethery Wylie. These six graduating Transart artists are placed in dialogue with Berlin-based artist Joachim Seinfeld whose work provides ironic commentary on German history.
Rachelle Knowles’s performance-based project considers relationships between people and places as a fluid, ongoing process of translation and interpretation. Concerned with orality and an interest in using popular forms of storytelling, Caroline Künzle engages with questions of representation and language in multicultural societies. Ato Malinda’s performance engages with African queer identities, giving voice to the perils faced by non-heterosexual individuals living in a society in which their identities are considered taboo. Dyllan Nguyen creates work as a way to feel in touch with being human, manipulating materials, objects, and machines as a form of communication. Using the history of Dutch wax prints (popularly referred to as African textiles) as a starting point, Gurpreet Sehra investigates cultural appropriation and the gendered Sikh-Punjabi body. And Nethery Wylie’s series of digital sketches based on early 1900 family photographs function as an index of that which can be seen and (mis)understood.
Katharina Maria Raab is a Berlin-based gallerist, independent curator and art educator. In addition to directing Mila Kunstgalerie, Raab organizes exhibitions on behalf of the international contemporary art organization artMbassy as well as the alternative contemporary art space The Wand. Since 2007, Raab has taught art history at the Center for Continuing Education at Freie Universität Berlin. She also currently lectures on modern and contemporary art at the Akademie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin.
Mila Kunstgalerie: Linienstraße 154, 10115 Berlin
12–6pm Tuesday through Saturdays
On view through August 8