We are glad to announce Pola’s upcoming Show PLAKATIEF that will be on display from March 11th to April 23rd in the communal gallery Alte Feuerwache in Berlin.
We warmly invite you to the opening on Friday, March 10th, at 7 pm.
Friday, March 10th, 7 pm
Introduction by Britt Janina Heinker.
Duration: March 11th – April 23rd, 2017 . Tue-Thu 11 am – 7 pm and Fr-Sun 12 – 8 pm
alte Feuerwache. Marchlewskistraße 6 . 10243 Berlin . U5 Weberwiese
Here is the full exhibition text:
PLAKATIEF is an archeological study about the coalescence of artificial and natural evolution which is usually neglected in our cities.
Brändle follows in the footsteps of the affichistes continuing what her male colleagues have begun more than 60 years ago. However the artist goes one step further: Brändle does not only work with posters from her immediate environment but has collected diverse poster material on her travels through more than 26 countries which provide the bases of her expressive time- and culture-specific artworks.
An exhibition from the series “von mir aus” – presenting female artistic positions from Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
“For more than a decade now, I dedicate myself to the creation of collages/decollages. On my travels, I collect posters of local events such as theatre plays, concerts, festivals and other cultural happenings that later form the basis of my works. But not any random posters – placards tanned by wind and weather, amateurishly attached to the walls of buildings and bridges, partly smudged or rotted ones that from city to city, country to country, continent to continent bear their very own hallmarks. Rain, sunlight and sometimes even human vandalism transform the original advertising into something new, something unique. I’m looking for exactly these excerpts to capture them in my collages/decollages holding them for eternity and creating a new unity, layer by layer.”
Pola (*1980 in Aachen, Germany) studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Maastricht, Netherlands. Her work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Austria, Lebanon, Hungary and the US.