German Tropical: What would this room be without plants? series.
This body of paintings was produced as part of the MYCELIA – Munich-Riga 2020 international artist project. My collaboration partner is Sandra Strēle and these works form part of our joint installation called “Tropical Exotic Network Express– Tropiski eksotiskā tīkla ekspresis” at PLATFORM München.
German Tropical painting series
My works within the installation are called “German Tropical: What would this room be without plants?”
The series explores the residues of a political system still found in our everyday lives in Munich. I shine a light on ecosystems of power by drawing the architectural interiors of previous National Socialist buildings which have now been repurposed (detoxified) as cultural institutions. By highlighting the exotic plants in these environments I wondered what invisible network they have. Can we transpose the word “plant” for “woman”? The plants somehow represent an unseen interconnectedness across the epochs. Silent witnesses. They are living residue and an exotic cliche in their environments.
New Artist Book and a short film for Mycelia Project
I made a short video of my artist book ‘What would this room be without plants?’ to give a feeling for the work and take you on a short journey into the ideas within my paintings ‘German Tropical’. The artist book is available in an Edition of 15 books for €45 plus postage. (email enquiries welcome)
Mycelia international collaborative project
Mycelia international collaborative project between artists in Riga and in Munich was originally planned as a gallery show and collaboration. Due to COVID-19 we changed our exhibition approach and have gone online. The exhibition launched online on the 22.4.20 and the real exhibition is on show at PLATFORM München until 10.5.20. (but nobody can see it because of the social distancing restrictions). So, our exhibition now also consists of film, artist interviews, workshops and panel discussions on our YouTube Channel “Mycelia: About Networking as a Female Artist” as well as the real exhibition installed at PLATFORM München (which is currently not open to the public).
MYCELIA is about networking, hidden interconnections and ecosystems of success. Strangely, although we began planning this project more than two years ago, it picks up on our current situation of living in Corona times. The digital exhibition is partly in English and partly in German and a little bit in Latvian.
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