Berlin Collective presents “To Deny Our Nothingness” Group Exhibition
Curated by Carolina Puente
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Closing Day: Sunday, March 24, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Brooklyn, 351 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Berlin Collective is pleased to present, “To Deny Our Nothingness”, curated by Carolina Puente, with selected Berlin Collective artists for a group exhibition at Gallery Brooklyn in Red Hook.
“To Deny Our Nothingness” is inspired by a book written in 1967 by Maurice S. Friedman. Focused on existentialism and contemporary images of man in the 1960’s, the book explores a 1959 MoMA exhibition titled “The New Images of Man”, a visual capsule of horrors and absurdities expressed through abstract and nonZobjective paintings and sculptures. “To Deny Our Nothingness” takes on these subjects in our current times, looking to strike a balance between “Being” and “Nature”. Each artist from the collective makes their own interpretation of “Being” and “Nature”, revealing the space between joy and sorrow, the continued renewal of humanity, and the willingness to preserve it.
Selected Berlin Collective Artists:
Aziz + Cucher (NYC)
Clay Calvert (NYC)
Amelie Chabannes (NYC)
Michele Colburn Washington, (D.C.)
Chris Cole (NYC)
João Enxuto NYC)
Moo Kwon Han (NYC)
Reuven Israel Tel (Aviv & NYC)
Elena Lyakir (NYC)
Margaret Maclean (NYC)
Katherine Miller (Boston)
Giada Ripa (NYC)
Brad Robson (Sydney, Australia)
Kate Shaw (Melbourne, Australia)
About the Curator
Carolina Puente’s curatorial origins began at a Museum of Natural History and further
developed while working for the CoZFounder/Director of Exit Art, the late Jeanette
Ingberman. Notably in 2011, she curated the exhibition Driving in Circles with artist Nicole Cohen, at the Katzen Arts Center at American University Museum in Washington, D.C. She currently curates for Berlin Collective and lives and works in NYC.
About Berlin Collective
Berlin Collective is a Global Arts Network/Artist Platform. It aims to support artists at all stages of their careers by combining emerging, midZcareer, and established artists into exhibitions, conversations with artists/art critics, through our internship program, Berlin Collective Artist Editions, our popZup shop, and special events/ performances.
The Small Hours – By Brad Robson, 2013