EXILE, Berlin

April 27 – June 2, 2018

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Dear Visitor,

self-reflection, or the contemplation of our inner state, may seem to be a preppy practice of detachment for the most average person imaginable.

Though somehow, to reach the divine level of self-reflection is difficult and unlikely in this world: A world where constructing and consolidating comfort is what interactions within society are essentially based on. Facing comfort can be an encounter of high gravity – and of great boredom.

Most humans are forced into the deepest state of self-reflection when arriving from a different world, sphere or community, finding themselves in an under-privileged position. Caught in there, they are forced to reconsider the value they embody and represent.

The exhibition combines self-made paintings and vintage posters of political and social demands. Together they turn into metaphors for the struggle of self-determination, that existential exercise that paves the consciences of our time.

Here, and at some point, this question might rise: Is there any other event beyond the exhibition that could retaliate the relation of truth and nature for us as a radical force of togetherness and singularity?


In THEMOVE, Lena Henke turns outside in and inside out. Urban space merges with the female body and New York street signs lead the way through the artist’s inner life. Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
South London Gallery, London
The Gallery Apart, Rome
The exhibition War Games at Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart features early and recent works by Martha Rosler and Hito Steyerl. Earlier as well as recent works appear in a dialogical arrangement conceived in collaboration with both artists. At Kunstmuseum, Basel
NICODIM, Bucharest
Galerie Emanuel Layr, Rome
Antoine Levi, Paris
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp