Sara Issakharian, Dreamers, 2020, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastel on canvas, 208,28 x 259,08cm

Sara Issakharian’s new series of work draws on the difficulties people especially women are facing in her country of origin, Iran. Through the medium of painting and drawing, she attempts to shed some light on the many multifaceted destinies stemming from our turbulent times. By using the sometimes allegorical language of tales, she tries to depict a stage on which characters play different roles, just as in Dante’s Divine Comedy, there is a possibility for each character to move between light and dark. Nevertheless, the characters are constrained to the limits of the stage they are set upon. In the painting Dreamers the characters allude to seemingly known figures and tales of the collective memory, varying from folk stories such as the Little Red Ridinghood to the poetry of the Inferno.

OPEN WINDOW is a series of presentations by the artists-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, who currently don’t have the chance to show their work in the usual Open Studios and exhibitions. Their works can be seen from 4pm to 12am at the window front, Kottbusser Str 10 each day. Initiated by Arthur Debert.

18.11. – 29.11.2020
Mon - Sun: 4pm - 12am
Admission free