Goethe Satellite @ Or: Sciences of Observation by Annika Rixen
Solo show by Berlin visual artist Annika Rixen
Curated by Jonathan Middleton
January 14 - February 18, 2012
Opening: Friday, January 13, 2012, 8 - 11pm
Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
A project by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the Or Gallery and Revised Projects
Using plants as the subject matter in her installation and visual elements reminiscent of 19th century science laboratories, Rixen weaves a loose framework of visual and textual references connected to the nature of light, both in terms its role in the photosynthetic process of plant life and in the history of color photography. Through the pairing of a 19th-century natural philosopher's approach to the subject of light with Hauron's discovery of the tri-color carbon principle in photography, a (supernatural) connection between these developments (fields) is proposed.
The exhibition, curated by Jonathan Middleton, is the fourth in a series of projects presented by Goethe Satellite Vancouver, a two-year initiative of the Goethe-Institut Toronto to create a programming framework where artists and curators are invited to develop German-Canadian projects.
Annika Rixen received a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the Emily Carr Institute in 2006 and completed a Master's Degree from the Universität der Künste Berlin in 2010. She shares a collaborative practice with Canadian artist Laura Piasta and lives and works in Berlin.
Tuesday, 27. December 2011
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