Saara Ekström’s Amplifier (2017) and Elina Brotherus’s Nu montant un escalator (2017) are included in the exhibition “Liquid Modernity” at Gallery Persons Project, Berlin. Curated by Asia Zak Persons The exhibition is held both on-site and online until July 29.
In Saara Ekström’s Amplifier, time inevitably moves from past to future, passing the present moment. Mankind encloses to time its marks, stains and ruins. On the verge of vast changes time acts abnormally. It leaks, folds and fractures, allowing things belonging elsewhere, to the otherworldly, topermeate itself. In the 8mm film the Helsinki Olympic Stadium represents a historical paradigm shift. Completed in 1938 the building outlines pure functionalist architecture and stands as a landmark for optimistic utopia and the oblivion on man’s neglect of history.
Shot in Centre Pompidou, Paris, Elina Brotherus’s Nu montant un escalator (2017) is an hommage to Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase (Nu descendant un escalier), 1912
Liquid Modernity, Gallery Persons Project, June 25 – July 29 2021, Berlin and online
More information: Persons Project