May 22nd, 2019

Anna-Sophie Berger at Cell Project Space

20. The Wearer of Clothes, 2019, Anna-Sophie Berger, Cell Project Space

Artist: Anna-Sophie Berger

Venue: Cell Project Space, London

Exhibition Title: A Failed Play

Date: April 12 – May 26, 2019

Note: A text associated with the exhibition can be downloaded here.

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3. It won’t rain, 2019, Anna-Sophie Berger, Cell Project Space

9. A Failed Play, Anna-Sophie Berger, Installation View, 2019

26. What The Turtleneck Is To The Shirt, 2019, Anna-Sophie Berger, Cell Project Space

Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump.

Images:

Images courtesy of Cell Project Space, London. Photos by Rob Harris.

Press Release:

A Failed Play is Anna-Sophie Berger’s first solo exhibition in London. The new installation includes wall mounted prints drawn from archival material documenting the production of the artist’s 2013 project ‘fashion is fast’ (a 36 piece fashion collection) as well as two new individual sculptures. ‘It won’t rain’ repurposes industrial material – composed of 36 steel ladders connected to form a cage-like structure. The traditional use value of the objects used to reach and mount is therefore prohibited as they are used to create an obstacle or confinement. The second sculpture, ‘The Wearer of Clothes’, is the shape of a classic ballgown with an iron skeleton akin to historic crinolines. The centre front opening of the dress as well as its material visually reference outdoor gear and tents.

Anna-Sophie Berger (b.1989, Austria) lives and works in New York and Vienna. Berger has presented solo exhibitions at: MUMOK, Vienna; Kunsthaus Bregenz; 21er Haus, Vienna; JTT, New York and Emanuel Layr Vienna and Rome. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at: Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; MUMOK, Vienna; S.M.A.K, Ghent; Kunstverein Munich; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger; Salzburger Kunstverein; 9th Berlin Biennial; KM– Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz. She is the recipient of the ars viva Prize 2018 and the 2016 Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize.

Link: Anna-Sophie Berger at Cell Project Space

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