EVERYTHING CRUMBLES INTO DUST: THE BURSTER GALLERY PRESENTS MASTER STUDENTS AT THE UDK BERLIN ART AWARD
How does art get from the academy to the gallery? Who builds the bridge between the university and the art world? One place where you can always find young artists is the Galerie Burster. The team has been associated with the Berlin University of the Arts for many years. This year, the gallery presents master students awarded the UdK Berlin Art Award – a prize awarded to outstanding students from the Fine Arts and Design Departments. Following the opening exhibition by performance artist Finja Sander, Mateo Contreras Gallego will be using photography and moving images from this week onwards to tell stories of farewells and absence. He repeatedly refers to his Colombian origins and the experiences of his family.
Shinoh Nam, whose works will be on display from 22.11.2023, also deals with change and dissolution: he breaks buildings down into fragments, and architecture appears as mere artifacts – as fragments of memories of something that once was. From 29.11., Seungjun Lee will also be questioning how we remember. In his search for a language of memory, he chooses materials that will forever be linked to history: Dust and sand. He forms miniature houses from refined grains, which are already in the process of disintegrating and slowly crumbling at the beginning of the exhibition. Lee creates fragile spaces from the remains that are wiped away and disposed of – and in doing so, finds poetic images for the passing of time. This show proves just how much awaits these four newcomers in the future.
Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Silke Briel / Credit: Galerie Burster
Galerie Burster, Ludwigkirchstr.11, 10719 Berlin–Wilmersdorf; map
Wed–Fri 12–18h & Sat 12–16h. Solo Shows: UdK Berlin Art Award until 02.12.2023
Mateo Contreras Gallego
22.–25.11.2023. Opening 22.11.2023 18–21h
29.11.–02.12.2023. Opening 29.11.2023 18–21h