Canadian artist Patricia Coates works in performance, installation, video, living material (indigenous trees grown from seed), and social media. She weaves themes of entropy, enthalpy, and the absurd as a way to disclose a paradox of the human condition: our constructive and destructive selves. Her work attempts to uncover something about who we are and how we have come to a tipping point of crisis. The persona, the artist’s alter ego, is a woman refusing limits. Yet, her call for restitution plays out like a Sisyphean gesture: Tenacity and futility reign.
In her exhibition The Madness and the Mess, Coates will present two filmic works, Lucy Palustris and Winter, and a series of photos documenting Coates’s endurance performance work in Canada and, more recently, in Berlin.
28.02. – 24.03.2019
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm