Daydreams & Dark Sides


The exhibition ‘Daydreams & Dark Sides’ pays witness to our indefinable age – transitory moments as the counterpart to a reduction of art to simple functions and platforms of discourse that deliberate over the merely superficial.

Every person probably has his dreams, every night, but they evaporate with his first look into the mirror next morning. The exhibition searches for those obsessive experiences between night and day, for dark inner images and scorching daydreams. The dream has always played a great part in the work of many artists, although it is rarely found in a directly narrated form. Their works celebrate the material texture of dreams in painting, drawing and sculpture until it becomes a dream in its turn; in other words – it becomes a riddle, a mystery.

‘Daydreams & Dark Sides’  is presented as the reverse of (perhaps also a background, underground, counter position to) the Berlin Biennial 2008; rich in subtle, surprising insights, it appears as a textbook of emotions, deceptions and transformations. The participating artists aim to resist the commonplace, asserting a select personal language in the field of total communication.

‘Daydreams & Dark Sides’ presents works by:
ATAK (Georg Barber), Tilo Baumgärtel, Thomas Helbig, Andreas Hofer, Britta Lumer, Bernhard Martin, Sophia Schama, Markus Selg, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, and Ralf Ziervogel

Finissage on 30th April: open until 10 pm!

06.04. – 30.04.2008
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
Admission free

7 - 10 pm

‘Daydreams & Dark Sides’ is being realised with kind support from the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Offices – Cultural Affairs.

Studio 1, Bethanien