Exhibited Artist

Mika Schwarz

Exhibition | ASAP | 13.01.23-10.02.23

Studio Hanniball Artist Mika Schwarz

Exhibition | ASAP | 13.01.23-10.02.23

Exhibition "Shrine"

Some of the depictions cast in bismuth derive from a drawing (around 1500) for a wooden dagger sheath by Hans Holbein the Younger, on which a depiction of "The Dance of Death" can be seen – to defend oneself against the symbolic figure of death that seizes one, is on the threshold of no longer completely giving in to this idea of an image, resisting its destined path. The figure defends itself against the attacker, who only thereby becomes real.

Exhibition "ASAP"

In MAGNA MAGMA, the temporal dimension of archived photographs enters into a dialogue with the formal principle of crystal. Contrary to its spiritual charge and its promise of healing, however, the focus here is on the rulebook of its growth: as a kind of pre-programmed mechanism. Just as the atoms of the crystal here take possession of trivial objects, the photographs become the resonating bodies of a view of the past that repeatedly covers the present. […] What opens up here as a period of time has neither result nor origin, is intuitive and yet regulated; it does not follow chance or a self-imposed authorship, but the rules of atomic growth. By thus showing the past as a process of growth and a moment of transition - exemplified by the life phase of youth - MAGNA MAGMA ultimately formulates an archaeology of the present; an exploration of moments of identification that do not lie completed in the past, but are always in transition. 
Excerpt from the exhibition text by Agnieszka Roguski

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