Solo-Exhibition by Outsider-Artist Isa Tabasuares at „F92 Gallery“ 14. 01. - 11. 03. 2023, curated by Anika Krbetschek
The way that we address mental health issues is crucial to a fairer society. The wider world now accepts how important this is, but there are still many steps to be taken: People with mental illnesses continue to live with stigmatization, confronted with prejudice and animosity in their everyday lives. In "Kaleidoscope – Snapshots of a Mind" Isa Tabasuares shares how she faces this stigma: with an array of images unique to her own personal way. With sharing her particular story she reaches out to those who have similar journeys to take. Making use of both gentle and bold surfaces, Tabasuares creates the vision of a multifaceted world. There is a dreamy optimism woven into the diversity of these images as you see through her eyes into the kaleidoscope, revealing the potent complexity of a neurodivergent perspective.
Molding into the Fabric
Group exhibition project at „Kulturfabrik Moabit“ 08. - 28. 07. 2023, curated by Lars Sorger and Anika Krbetschek
Rooms are carriers of their storys. They are bodies of unliving material. The rooms of the former slaughterhouse have always been in the ambiguity of living and dying. Their history has laid over their skin like a patina. "Molding into the Fabric" combines the history and aesthetics of a former Slaughterhouse with the works of young artists from Moabit and Wedding. Thereby the materiality of memories will become visible and a new layer will be woven into the patina of the spaces. But instead of covering it up, it will make visible the very layers that reveal memories. The intersensory nature of the artworks creates a reaction space in which recipients are able to interact with the works and the space and thus become part of the new story-layer. Thus, the exhibition also contrasts with the art industry's inherent characteristics of distance and boundaries and, in its overall extent, represents a Counter-Design to the principle of the "White Cube".
Group Exhibition at „Gaswerksiedlung“ , 09. 07. - 03. 08. 2022, curated by Marco borowski, anika krbetschek midissage programme: anika krbetschek
„In search of inspiration, photographers inevitably come across male col- leagues who have one motif in common: half-naked women, 90-60-90, blah, blah, blah. Often these colleagues are very successful, be it commercially (Helmut Newton) or artistically (Helmut Newton). Nothing against Helmut Newton and nothing against half-naked women, but neither this patriachal photographer-model relationship, nor the image of the woman transported by it are at the height of this time. Probably out of envy of success, but mainly to distance myself, I am preoccupied with the ques- tion of how to photograph in a „masculine“, „feminine“, or „queer“ way and how the understanding of gender roles is reflected in my own photography. To answer this question, it was obvious for me as a cis-man to deal with a motif that is often served by female photographers: Plants and flowers. That this is a female sujet is a purely subjective perception that I take from my environment, workshops, Instagram, etc., but surely some share this experience with me. Can you tell the gender of the photographer* from a photograph? Is the same image interpreted differently if there is a male or female name underneath? Why do men get less bouquets for their birthday than women? With this exhibition, I invite you to critically question whether and how your perspective on photography is shaped by gender. And if you are now thinking: „Boah, what a bullshit, I‘ve been a photographer for 23 years and regularly sell pictures at Grisebach auctions of naked muscular men posing lasciviously in flowerbeds!“, then give me a call, I want that picture!“ written by Marco Borowski
Bewegung als Denke
Art Collective since 2021, Project founded and curatedby Anika Krbetschek, Esra Woite
Bewegung als Denke is an interdisciplinary art collective that aims to artistically strengthen subculture, implementing collaborative and participatory art projects in offspaces. Additionally to it‘s independend practive in organising art events, it took over the art direction of the cultural Festival „MITDIR“ - bringing etablished and emerging artistist together in visual works, (live) paintings, installations, film screenings , artistic construction projects or interventions as well as happenings and performances.
Participative Art Project since 2020, project founded and curated by anika krbetschek and laura korinth
„Lawunda“ means to see is to create wonders, is to become wonders. In „Lawunda“ projects for an artistic creation nothing is needed but the artist himself. The subject, the self, is the starting point of every artistic reflection of the world outside. Therefore, every person can create artistically in lawunda-projects, which are implemented as workshops, courses and projects, in which possibilities of wondering are explored through artistic expression in a process-oriented and experimental way. Here, artistically experimenting means to take the world in oneselve and oneselve out in the world. Wondering thus becomes an artistic-reflective act, which expands the the possibile realities percieved.