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Almost there ! Our first solo exhibition with Laurel Nakadate opening this Friday!

Laurel Nakadate
Executive Order 9066
2018
180 C-prints mounted on board on wood rails
12,9 x 11,4 cm, each, 149 x 432 cm overall

Executive Order 9066 is a durational piece that connects the life of Nakadate’s child to that of her father who, from 1944–1945 at the age of one, lived with his family in the Minidoka War Relocation Camp in Hunt, Idaho. Entitled Executive Order 9066—after the presidential decree that forced the incarceration of Japanese American citizens in prison camps following the bombing of Pearl Harbor—the work consists of 180 daily snapshots of her son. Beginning at the age of one year and continuing through eighteen months, they correspond to each day of her father’s internment.

#laurelnakadate #thekingdom #executiveorder #galerietanjawagner #galleryweekend


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Laurel Nakadate - The Kingdom
Opening on Gallery Weekend April 27-29.
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Laurel Nakadate
The Kingdom #19
2018
C-print
20,6 × 14,6 cm
Framed Size : 37,3 × 30,3 × 2 cm
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Taking its title from the last words spoken to the artist by her mother, who died shortly after the birth of Nakadate’s son in the summer of 2016, the exhibition centers on a series of thirty-four snapshot-size photographs (also titled The Kingdom) in which Nakadate envisions a physical connection between her son and his grandmother who never had the opportunity to hold him. Strangers once again figure into the creation of her work as Nakadate hired anonymous technicians on the Internet to merge photographs of her mother, spanning the course of her life, with images of her infant son. Her only direction to these technicians was to place the baby in the woman’s arms. These altered photographs imagine a history and a future that cannot exist, and merge this reimagining with longing.
#laurelnakadate #thekingdom #opening #galleryweekend #galerietanjawagner


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Laurel Nakadate - The Kingdom
Opening Gallery Weekend April 27-29.
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Laurel Nakadate
The Kingdom #17
2018
C-print
20,6 × 14,6 cm
Framed Size : 37,3 × 30,3 × 2 cm
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Taking its title from the last words spoken to the artist by her mother, who died shortly after the birth of Nakadate’s son in the summer of 2016, the exhibition centers on a series of thirty-four snapshot-size photographs (also titled The Kingdom) in which Nakadate envisions a physical connection between her son and his grandmother who never had the opportunity to hold him. Strangers once again figure into the creation of her work as Nakadate hired anonymous technicians on the Internet to merge photographs of her mother, spanning the course of her life, with images of her infant son. Her only direction to these technicians was to place the baby in the woman’s arms. These altered photographs imagine a history and a future that cannot exist, and merge this reimagining with longing.
#laurelnakadate #thekingdom #opening #galleryweekend #galerietanjawagner


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Laurel Nakadate - The Kingdom
Opening Gallery Weekend April 27-29.
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Laurel Nakadate
The Kingdom #12
2018
C-print
20,6 × 14,6 cm
Framed Size : 37,3 × 30,3 × 2 cm
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Taking its title from the last words spoken to the artist by her mother, who died shortly after the birth of Nakadate’s son in the summer of 2016, the exhibition centers on a series of thirty-four snapshot-size photographs (also titled The Kingdom) in which Nakadate envisions a physical connection between her son and his grandmother who never had the opportunity to hold him. Strangers once again figure into the creation of her work as Nakadate hired anonymous technicians on the Internet to merge photographs of her mother, spanning the course of her life, with images of her infant son. Her only direction to these technicians was to place the baby in the woman’s arms. These altered photographs imagine a history and a future that cannot exist, and merge this reimagining with longing.
#laurelnakadate #thekingdom #opening #galleryweekend #galerietanjawagner


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Laurel Nakadate - The Kingdom
Opening Gallery Weekend April 27-29.
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Laurel Nakadate
The Kingdom #6
2018
C-print
9,1 × 12,7 × 2 cm
Framed Size : 37,3 × 30,3 × 2 cm
8 + 2 AP (2/8)
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Taking its title from the last words spoken to the artist by her mother, who died shortly after the birth of Nakadate’s son in the summer of 2016, the exhibition centers on a series of thirty-four snapshot-size photographs (also titled The Kingdom) in which Nakadate envisions a physical connection between her son and his grandmother who never had the opportunity to hold him. Strangers once again figure into the creation of her work as Nakadate hired anonymous technicians on the Internet to merge photographs of her mother, spanning the course of her life, with images of her infant son. Her only direction to these technicians was to place the baby in the woman’s arms. These altered photographs imagine a history and a future that cannot exist, and merge this reimagining with longing.
#laurelnakadate #thekingdom #opening #galleryweekend #galerietanjawagner


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Also happening on Gallery Weekend: Kapwani Kiwanga and Susanne M. Winterling on view at ACUD MACHT NEU! Opening on April 27. #kapwanikiwanga #galleryweekend #acudmachtneu #verysoon #🌟 #Repost @acudmachtneu
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Don't miss @karma_ltd_extended Chapter #3 next Friday for Berlin Gallery Weekend


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#❤️ #Repost @monopolmagazin
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30 Years After– das Selbstporträt der bosnischen Künstlerin Šejla Kamerić ist Teil der Art Collection Telekom. Der Schwerpunkt der Sammlung liegt auf zeitgenössischer Kunst aus Ost- und Südosteuropa.
#ArtCollectionTelekom #SejlaKameric #FragileSenseofHope #selfie
#contemporaryartist #contemporaryart
#telekom #kunstsammlung
#corporatecollection


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Transforming the gallery for Laurel Nakadate’s show The Kingdom ! Opening next Friday from 18-21h. We will stay open for Gallery Weekend next Saturday and Sunday from 11-18h. #laurelnakadate #thekingdom #galerietanjawagner #galleryweekend #comingsoon #🖤 #👑 #💪


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We are very excited to announce our first solo exhibition with Laurel Nakadate - The Kingdom, opening Gallery Weekend Friday April 27 from 18-21h !

For almost twenty years, Laurel Nakadate has created performative videos, films, and photographs that explore chance meetings and first encounters with strangers. In The Kingdom, she focuses inward on the depiction of intimate bonds and the creation of familial histories—both real and imagined.
Taking its title from the last words spoken to the artist by her mother, who died shortly after the birth of Nakadate’s son in the summer of 2016, the exhibition centers on a series of thirty-four snapshot-size photographs (also titled The Kingdom) in which Nakadate envisions a physical connection between her son and his grandmother who never had the opportunity to hold him. Strangers once again figure into the creation of her work as Nakadate hired anonymous technicians on the Internet to merge photographs of her mother, spanning the course of her life, with images of her infant son. Her only direction to these technicians was to place the baby in the woman’s arms. These altered photographs imagine a history and a future that cannot exist, and merge this reimagining with longing.
#laurelnakadate #thekingdom #galleryweekend #galerietanjawagner #upcoming #❤️ #✨


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Good news! Due to popular demand we will keep Nilbar Güres’ exhibition Jumping Bed and Female Lovers open for two more days! Visit us today, Saturday and next Tuesday from 11-18h!

Nilbar Güreş
Jumping Bed
2017
Mixed media on fabric
95 × 160 cm

#nilbargures #jumpingbed #femalelovers #closingsoon #lastdays #dontmiss #seeyou #galerietanjawagner #❤️ #⚡️


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Thank you Exberliner and Anna Larkin for interviewing Nilbar Güres!

Your work is often called “political” – what does that mean to you?
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I feel that racists and fascists are in power everywhere, some openly using religion as a weapon, and some more covertly. I am angry about this and I think a lot of people feel the same. I have a personal language for dealing with political issues. I don’t say things directly; I don’t present photographs of protests as art. It’s not my language. But my work does address the issues faced by oppressed groups, such as LGBTQA+ people. Most art lovers have a comfortable life and don’t want to be disturbed by these politics. I think it’s important to change this hard-hearted attitude.
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What are the politics at play behind the piece How I Met Your Mom, for example?
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The work is the silhouette of a woman at her window and a man, hiding his penis, trying to flirt with her from below. It’s about the idea that we all have bodies and how religions try to put distances between them, with cloth and rules. It also references animism and all the beliefs that existed before colonialism. The mother could be from any of the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam or Catholicism. I don’t like any of them.
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Your work crosses multiple mediums, and in pieces such as Snake: Violet you combine ready-made elements with high handcraft. How important is medium to what you produce?
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I think medium whispers to us about the artist. I would say I am a painter though, because I always start every work with a drawing. Works using fabric always hold something personal for me. A lot of the fabrics I use are those I collected as a child and asked my mother to keep for me. Cold elements don’t speak to me, I like a certain softness in my mediums: they can mould, integrate, change and move.
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Interview continues in the comments below:
#nilbargures #exberliner #jumpingbedfemalelovers #galerietanjawagner #❤️ #💥 #🌈


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