Isabel Sierra y Gómez de León
The exhibition Candid Berlin will take place at the University of the Arts in Berlin (UdK, Berlin) between 3rd and 18th May 2012. It is an exchange programme between Candid Arts Trust in London and the University of the Arts in Berlin that allows each partner to use the other’s gallery space for a fixed period.
Candid Berlin showcases a handpicked selection of the finest recent UK graduates working across various fine art disciplines including painting, sculpture and photography as well as time-based media and installation. Many of them have studied at the most prestigious art schools in London including the Slade School of Art and the Royal College of Art.
This is an opportunity for emerging artistic talents to show their work abroad and to engage in an alternative cultural experience whilst offering Berlin a chance to see what UK art graduates have to offer. Candid Berlin includes a wide range of exciting new work, some of which has been specially commissioned for the show. Olly Fathers is making an optical installation and Rebecca Turner’s sculptures will be connecting spaces in an uncanny way; Greta Alfaro’s video puts a new meaning on socializing over a nice meal while Emma Critchley’s films place her subjects underwater to deal with an unnatural environment. Ernesto Canovas’s paintings reveal and conceal the various appropriated elements within them and Gracjana Rejmer’s canvases are a sumptuous convergence of colour, shapes and objects . There are also intriguing photographs from Annett Reimer that are both playful and surreal.
A second exhibition will follow in London next year when Candid Galleries hosts UdK’s selection of artists from Berlin.
Universität der Künste Berlin
Hardenbergstrasse 33, Berlin-Charlottenburg
Private View :
Thursday 03 May 6-10pm
Daily 12pm – 6pm
Friday 18 May 6-10pm
Underground and Metro:
Stop: S+U Zoologischer Garten
Lines: S5, S7, S9, S75, U2, U9