‘Friendship. Nature. Culture’
Over the course of the exhibition, a digital archive will be created with background information on the works on display, interviews with the artists and much more.
A Retrospective Diary
Isabell Heimerdinger & Ivan Marković look back at the making of “Soon It Will Be Dark,” 2020, shot on the island of São Tomé in the Gulf of Guinea. The film (22:49 min) can be seen in a site-specific installation at Mercedes-Benz Contemporary. A Retrospective Diary, 2020 (6min) complements this film with some thoughts on its creation.
The Big and the Small
In his artist statement, Teruya writes, among other things, about his Notice-Forest series. One of the series’ wall objects is also featured at the group shop at the Mercedes-Benz Contemporary. The text is about tensions between individuals and society, our own responsibility and position. You can read the text here.
Haris Epaminonda’s Japan Diaries:
Introspection and Image Memories
Renate Wiehager, head of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, analyses Haris Epaminonda’s Japan Diaries which was created in Tokyo during her time there as recipient of the 2019/2020 Mercedes-Benz Art Scope scholarship. The film, which has been transferred to video, was created by the artist using an 8mm camera. It presents an admixture of direct recordings Epaminonda took from real life as well as footage of various screens and monitors which the artist happened upon and spontaneously documented. You can read the text here.