CLEANSE




HANNE LIPPARD
AT mAsA BERLIN #10 HOSTED BY
APARTMENT PROJECT BERLIN
HERTZBERGSTRASSE 13 • 12055 BERLIN 

OPENING • SATURDAY • 12 APRIL 2014 • 7 pm

• PERFORMANCE 8 pm
ORGAN by PAUL ARAMBULA

• EXHIBITION • 14-15 APRIL 6-9 pm

mAsA BERLIN is curated by Göksu Kunak

CLEANSE

It is a fact. People today lead toxic lifestyles. The food we eat is loaded with chemicals, the air we breathe is polluted, and our daily lives are riddled with so much stress, doubt, and anxiety that our bodies just deal with it. Corrupted souls suffer from bad digestion, ending up stealing years off your life. As there’s no guarantee for an afterlife, this bodily possession is not lightly to be taken for granted Take a tip: Exorcise enough to avoid this happening. Ginger, anger, blender, soul, no salt, stir, add a little water, a drop of oil, then serve immediately. It’s time for a cleanse.

http://hannelippard.com/

MYTHOGRAPHS





OFRI LAPID
AT MASA BERLIN #9 HOSTED BY
APARTMENT PROJECT BERLIN
HERTZBERGSTRASSE 13 • 12055 BERLIN 

OPENING • SATURDAY • 29 MARCH 2014 • 7 pm
EXHIBITION • SUNDAY • 30 MARCH and 2-3-4 APRIL 2014 • 5-8 pm
ARTIST TALK • 5 APRIL 2014 • 5 pm

MASA BERLIN is curated by Göksu Kunak

Berlin based artist Ofri Lapid (*1983) created a display, a part of a larger body of works, which concerns the Amazon region as a terrain for entanglements of myth in history. Through a nonchronological observation of historical documents and objects, she exposes the bipolar character of Western material culture. 
Mythographs makes a special use of the historic wet plate collodion photographic technique, to create ambrotypes, hybrid images of positive and negative on glass.
http://www.ofrilapid.com/

















FLORIAN WÜST

AT MASA BERLIN #8 HOSTED BY

ARCHIVE BOOKS

DIEFFENBACHSTRASSE 31 • 10967 BERLIN

U8 Schönleinstrasse


OPENING • SATURDAY • 14 JANUARY 2012 • 7 pm

EXHIBITION • SUNDAY • 15 JANUARY 2012 • 3-7 pm


MASA BERLIN is initiated and organized by Isabel Schmiga and Sandra Teitge.


Florian Wüst's (*1970) ongoing artistic research project DIENST AN DER NOTWENDIGKEIT

[SERVICE TO NECESSITY] examines shifting forms of political protest. The story of Hartmut

Gründler, a West German teacher and anti-nuclear energy activist who burned himself publicly

in 1977, hereby functions as a vantage point. Besides the tragic course of this swift path to

self-immolation, set as an example of resistance against "continued governmental

misinformation" in nuclear policy, Gründler stands out as a great communicator and author of

countless pamphlets and open letters. For MASA BERLIN #8, Wüst presents various artefacts,

fabricated and real, that reflect and actualize Gründler's manic writing, verbal sophistication

and critique of technocratic language. For more information please click here: www.fwuest.com

UNVERMEIDBAR



























ASLI SUNGU

AT MASA BERLIN #7 HOSTED BY

WEST GERMANY

SKALITZER STRASSE 133 • 10999 BERLIN

U1 Kottbusser Tor


OPENING • SATURDAY • 3 DECEMBER • 7 pm

EXHIBITION • SUNDAY • 4 DECEMBER 2011 • 3-7 pm


MASA BERLIN is initiated and organized by Isabel Schmiga and Sandra Teitge.


For MASA BERLIN #7, the Berlin-based artist Asli Sungu (*1975) presents her video installation

UNVERMEIDBAR [INEVITABLE]. The films show four daily domestic situations, in which the

artist loses control; the viewer is tempted to prevent these mishaps by wanting to physically

intervene. The surface of a mirror captures the reflections of the little accidents and

simultaneously represents the boundaries of intervention. The theme of UNVERMEIDBAR is

helplessness, a feeling that we try to manage and control by intervening in situations in order

to withstand the uncontrollable emotional experience. The intentional actions and the attempt

to intervene metaphorically reveal futility and loss in the form of familiar activities.

VIRUS/SUPERSTAR














YUKI JUNGESBLUT

AT MASA BERLIN #6 HOSTED BY

tamtamART

WEICHSELSTR. 8 • 10247 BERLIN

U5 Frankfurter Allee


OPENING • SATURDAY • 19 NOVEMBER • 8 pm

EXHIBITION • SUNDAY • 20 NOVEMBER 2011 • 3-7 pm


MASA BERLIN is initiated and organized by Isabel Schmiga and Sandra Teitge.


For MASA BERLIN Berlin-based artist Yuki Jungesblut (*1974) explores the metaphoric power

of the concepts virus and superstar in our everyday life. Originated in the sciences in the last

century, the term virus has since entered other fields (»computer virus« p.e.). The superstar is

also a creation of the 20th century and closely linked to mass media. In a growing mental map

of associations, the artist invites the audience at MASA BERLIN to either draw, write down, or

verbally communicate ideas concerning notions of VIRUS/SUPERSTAR. Jungesblut will

subsequently structure and model the collected remarks in the further development of the

project. More info you can find here: yukijungesblut.net and www.tamtamart.de.

110x150+140cm















WILEY HOARD
AT MASA BERLIN #5 HOSTED BY

GRIMMUSEUM
FICHTESTR. 2 • 10967 BERLIN


OPENING • SATURDAY • 1 OCTOBER 2011 • 7 pm

EXHIBITION • SUNDAY • 2 OCTOBER 2011 • 2-7 pm


MASA BERLIN is initiated and organized by Isabel Schmiga and Sandra Teitge.


For MASA BERLIN US-American artist Wiley Hoard (*1984) relates the dimensions of the MASA (Turkish for „table“) to his own working table. Adapted to the size of the MASA, Hoard‘s work 110x150+140cm shows the humble abstract beauty of the traces and remnants of artistic work and recognizes the unforeseen possibilities of a banal object. In line with his other works, Hoard investigates, challenges, and elaborates on existing systems. Installed in the office of the Grimmuseum, a non-profit artist-run exhibition space, MASA BERLIN #5 is a grateful guest of the simultaneously occurring exhibition, Never Odd or Even‘ curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen.

RAJ









































NATALIA STACHON

AT MASA BERLIN #4 HOSTED BY
MISCHEN
ERKELENZDAMM 11-13 • 10999 BERLIN

U8 KOTTBUSSER TOR


OPENING • SATURDAY • 9 JULY 2011 • 7 pm

EXHIBITION • SUNDAY • 10 JULY 2011 • 2-7 pm


MASA BERLIN is initiated and organized by Isabel Schmiga and Sandra Teitge.


NATALIA STACHON (*1976 Katowice, Poland) shows her installation RAJ. “‘Rajis Polish forparadise’, but in everyday use the termjak w rajudonates something that is too good to be truewrites Dorothea Strauss. Stachon chose very thin copper sheets in A4 size and, in a laborious almost meditative process, hand-polished them to a high gloss. The sheets are so thin that they really seem almost like sheets of paper. Stachon crumpled each of these copper sheets like letters one wishes to rewrite. Here, the act of crumpling additionally turns into a sculptural gesture. Time is one of the themes this poetic work touches uponthe successive oxidation through air, breath, or touch. In parallel with RAJ, Stachon presents her new catalogue Natalia Stachon. Matter Shifted, edited by Dorothea Strauss for the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich and designed by Vera Rammelmeyer from MISCHEN, the July-host of MASA BERLIN.


Special thanks to: Barbara Bättig, Sven Holm, Harri Kuhn, Mardo Ohanoğlu, Jens Teitge, Vera Rammelmeyer and Vahit Tuna