- Julius von Bismarck: Punishment #7, 2011
© Julius von Bismarck, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 / courtesy of the artist and Alexander Levy, Berlin
- Sascha Weidner: Flooding II, 2011
© The Estate of Artist Sascha Weidner / courtesy The Estate of Artist Sascha Weidner
- Simon Faithful: Going Nowhere 1.5, 2016 HD-Video, 9 Min., Videostill
© Simon Faithful / courtesy of the artist and Galerie Polaris, Paris
- Yto Barrada: Le Belvédère Tanger (Detail), 2001
© Yto Barrada / courtesy of the artist and Polaris Galerie, Paris
‘SEA PIECES | Facts and Fiction’ continues at Berlin’s Alfred Erhardt Foundation until July 18, 2021. The group exhibition of contemporary works, curated by Berlin-based art historian Harald F. Theiss, investigates our ever-changing perspective of the sea and challenges our familiar associations. Idiosyncratic aesthetic elements turn the sea into an artistic platform for simulations, manipulations and metaphors.
Rather than presenting traditional maritime scenes, the featured artists – among them Jessica Backhaus, Jochen Lempert, Moritz Hirsch, Sascha Weidner and Julius von Bismarck – investigate socio-political themes of our time, and pose questions as to what may be concealed beneath a seemingly idyllic surface.
For further information visit Alfred Erhardt Stiftung