Inspired by the world of wine, where the aromas are crucial to pleasure and wellbeing, Kille Enna has developed four aromas, the first designed for drinking. The Danish chef and author’s unique, certified organic perfumes, which come in exclusive flacons with misters and beautifully designed packaging, are based on handcrafted extracts from flowers, roots, herbs seeds and bark, such that it becomes possible to transfer the perfume out of its familiar universe into the culinary world of flavours. The four aromas – Green Cardamon / Lavender, Liquorice Root from Uzbekistan, Ginger / Rosemary from Uganda, and Damask Rose / Heather Flowers – are handmade from ingredients harvested in Kille Enna Aroma’s own garden and greenhouse, located on the southern coast of Sweden in an area surrounded by a protected UNESCO World Heritage Landscape. Spawning from Enna’s desire to arouse true feelings from genuine raw plant materials of exceptional high quality, each scent attempts to capture the beauty of the unexpected and create excitement in the surprise. Each scent is, as such, laced with unique flavours and associations.
01.05. – 06.06.2015
For Do Not Bench
, twelve benches and twelve lamps, materials from an urban surrounding, transform the exhibition site into a space encompassing installation. The works play with the difference between aesthetic and functional pieces, exploring the ways in which these quotidian objects, hand-made by the artist, can be recontextualised as works of art. By extension, the exhibition becomes an investigation in dualities: double meanings, simultaneous absence and presence, reality and fantasy, revealing and concealing. The objects within the exhibition appear to be plain, ordinary, but conceal behind their façades many things to think about.
Klara Lidén, photo: Stefan Korte
01.05. – 20.06.2015
Meyer Riegger presents Inside a Magnified Picture
, a retrospective into the life of Italian-German artist Rosa Barba. Based on radical experimentation with the medium of film, proposing a new language, Barbra's pieces not only dissect cinema itself (celluloid, light, colour, sound, image, movement, time) but also fragment narration into different layers, implying a level of abstraction in which imagination and a conceptual approach play a decisive role. The exhibition results from the desire to radically empty the gallery and transform it into an engine room. Time as Perspective
(2012) is shot in the desert landscape of Texas, revealing continuous scenery of rhythmically pumping oil derricks in which Barba explores the idea of a geological time. For the artist, time is as ‘a layered slab, with periods stacked on top of each other, more than as a single stretched line.’ The oil pumps are in an infinite looping movement which draws a parallel to the loop of the film itself: a double loop of sorts. They are also reminiscent of clocks or sewing machines. These mechanic devices that transform the landscape into a drawing field remind us of Rosa Barba’s own filmic sculptures, which transform themselves into drawing machines.
Photo: Time as Perspective
, 2012; 35-mm film, color, sound, 12:00 min; Film still, © Rosa Barba; Courtesy the artist, Meyer Riegger and Gio Marconi, Milan.
, Rosa Barbra
01. – 03.05.2015
Over the last decade, the perception of the gallery space has developed and changed: exhibition space and architecture increasingly merge into an integrated concept for the perception of art. The transformation of the gallery space takes a central role during this year's Gallery Weekend Berlin
, where highly diverse gallery spaces serve primarily to present works of art but also as settings for interaction between gallerists, artists, collectors and enthusiasts. For its eleventh edition, Gallery Weekend Berlin plays host to 47 participating galleries featuring contemporary works by established artists, as well as promising newcomers. Highlighting the important art metropolis that is Berlin, the participating galleries open their doors to a multifaceted art scene, showcasing the numerous internationally exhibiting artists who live and work there.
Photos (from top): absolut art award, Museu do Homem Diagonal / Museum of the Diagonal Man, 2014 (detail), Rio de Janeiro, BR, © Renata Lucas, courtesy of the artist and neugerriemschneider; Daniel Steegmann Mangrané Kiti Ka’aeté, 2011, © Aurélien Mole, courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin; untitled, Erik van Lieshout, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Guido W. Baudach; Metamorphosis 4, 1999–2009, Inge Bjørlo, courtesy of Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin; Approximation, Mario Pfeifer, courtesy of KOW.