18.6 — 25.8 21
18.6 — 25.8 21
Opening | June 18th 2021 | 6 pm
A plus A Gallery presents Doppel an Exhibition by Beth Collar and Jesse Darling. The two UK artists who are currently living in Berlin are presenting in Venice a series of new drawings confronting the finite biological reality and the fragility of the human body. At the same time, as ever, questions arise about relationship and language.
Sexuality and Mortality, Sensitivity and Pain, Religion, Myth and Mystery and their intrinsic incommunicability appear in the realm of the current data and image economy as something we have to undergo collectively, but also to encounter with your own body and your own mind. Both artists committed themselves in the last months to a collaborative process in order to produce new work for their audiences.
Jesse Darling is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, drawing, text, sound and performance. They live and work in Berlin. Jesse Darling has received commissions from MoMA Warsaw, The Serpentine Gallery and Volksbühne Berlin among others.
Jesse Darling’s recent projects include: Gravity Road, solo show at the Kunstverein Freiburg (2020); Prize of the Böttcherstrasse, Kunsthalle Bremen (2020); Haunted Haus, Swiss Institute, New York, (2020); Studio Berlin, Boros Foundation, Berlin (2020); Selva Oscura solo show at Galerie Sultana, Paris (2019); 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live in Interesting Times, Venice (2019); Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2019); Crevé, solo show at Triangle France, Astérides, Marseille (2019); The Ballade of Saint Jerome, Art Now, solo show at Tate Britain, London (2018); A Cris Ouverts, Biennale d’art contemporain, Rennes (2018); Support Level, Chapter Gallery, New York (2018)
Beth Collar is an artist working predominantly in performance and sculpture and in the shared ground between them. She was recipient of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2016/17. Her work has been shown at KW, Berlin, The Serpentine Gallery, London, Cell Project Space, London among others.
Beth Collar’s recent projects include: Basher Dowsing solo show, von ammon co, Washington DC (2021), a performance for Why Words Now at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Art Hub Copenhagen, Denmark (2021), Scatter Cushion, audio work for Pogo Bar podcasts, KW, Berlin (2021), “End Quote”, solo show, stadium, Berlin (2020), Daddy Issues, solo show, a Matt’s Gallery commission at Dilston Grove, London (2019), Thinking Here Of How The Words Formulate Inside My Head As I Am Just Thinking, solo show, Matt’s Gallery, London (2019) Cloaked Output Vol 2: Spirals of Focus, solo show, Primary, Nottingham, (2018), Seriously, solo show for the Mark tanner Sculpture Award, Standpoint, London (2017).