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Lindsay Lawson, Michael Ullrich
15.02.2018 19:00h
Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer
Lindsay Lawson, Michael Ullrich
Fotocredits: Der Denker, 2015 Neon, Plasticine
 
Lindsay Lawson
WOKENESS

B. 1982 in the United States and living in Berlin, Lindsay Lawson received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, her MFA in New Genres from UCLA, and attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Her work spans media such as film, video, installation, photography, sculpture, performance, text, and particular types of contractual legal agreements, she named "Arrangements".

Winter is always a state of hibernation. We all retreat into our own spaces. Just as Plato’s character returned to his cave, we return to ours, in an attempt to escape the chilly reality. In this state of hibernation there is no longer the desire to move, we become static.

This static reaction to winter is reflected in Lindsay Lawson’s show ‘Wokeness'. She - for the first time in a solo exhibition - is reshowing a previous work, ‘Der Denker.’ This neon sculpture exists in the permanently static state of contemplation. All these new figurative sculptures are pondering and all of them are featureless, reflecting a chosen blindness to reality that is told to us in the allegory of Plato’s cave. The title of the show refers to a more contemporary idea of enlightenment to one's surrounding, if obfuscated, reality. A generation discussing the idea of being ‘woke’ seeks an awareness of how the corporate structures that we rely on affect us individually and collectively.


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Michael Ullrich

Michael Ullrich b.1988 in Memmingen, Germany. He lives and works in Nuremberg and Vienna. His works include music, objects, photography and film. He graduated in 2017 as Meisterschüler from the Class of Professor Juergen Teller at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg.

Michael Ullrich's images always evoke a feeling of nostalgia, youth, lust, love, freedom & transience. A transient moment that occurs during the important experiences of our lives. He uses the camera to slow down the world and to archive the moment.

Desire & volatility.