September 9, 2010 - KW Institute for Contemporary Art - Renata Lucas and Dor Guez
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September 9, 2010

Renata Lucas and Dor Guez

Renata Lucas.
Ernst Schering Foundation
Art Award

Dor Guez. Al-Lydd

12 September – 7 November 2010

Opening:
September 11, 2010, 5 – 10 pm

Press Preview:
September 10, 2010, 11 am

Renata Lucas
Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award

Brazilian artist Renata Lucas usually works with already existing situations. Based on fictions, she intervenes into found landscapes and architectures making the background become the main character. Her displacements cause spaces to become the main focus of attention revealing their deeper structures and proposing meaningful transformations. In her new work she creates a geometric alteration at the extremes of the terrain of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, destabilizing its boundaries and crossing its thresholds.

Renata Lucas (born 1971 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) was awarded the Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award 2009. With the presentation of two artworks specially made for KW she will debut her work in Germany.

Since 2005, the Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award has been awarded biennially by the Ernst Schering Foundation, in 2009 for the first time in cooperation with KW.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Ernst Schering Foundation and KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Dor Guez. Al-Lydd

A Greek Orthodox church in Lod, a wedding, a ghetto, Israel 1949. A café in Jerusalem in 2009. Three generations, two Samiras in conflict between ethnic groups, borders, and religious beliefs.

With his video works and photographs, Dor Guez creates direct access to a narration, which embodies Israel’s past and present at once. Guez questions ideas around ethnic identity by exploring the history of his family; a family in which elements of Christian, Arab, Jewish, Palestinian and Israeli history merge. Very personal, yet mediated through the camera, the protagonists move between the levels of the narration, thus, multi-layered and split identities surface and internal and external points of views become apparent.

In his first large-scale solo exhibition in Europe, Al-Lydd, Dor Guez, who was born in Jerusalem, conceived three new works, the two photo series Al-Lydd and Scanograms # 1, as well as the video work Watermelons Under the Bed.

The exhibition Al-Lydd is supported by Artis – Contemporary Israeli Art Fund and the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

Special Appearance
Mircea Cantor: Vertical attempt, 2009

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69
10117 Berlin
Germany

www.kw-berlin.de

For press inquiries, please contact:
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Denhart v. Harling
T: +49. 30. 24 34 59 42 . press@kw-berlin.de . www.kw-berlin.de

Ernst Schering Foundation
Martina Schrammek
T: +49. 30. 20 62 29 66 . schrammek@scheringstiftung.de . www.scheringstiftung.de

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