FLORIDA is a collaborative art space run by an alternating committee that occasionally publishes the magazine FLORIDA. The space is a platform for the exploration of urgent social issues, which are examined from artistic and cultural-political points of view in talks, conversations, screenings, readings, shared meals, workshops, and exhibitions. In the process, the team continues to discover which role an art space can play in today’s world.
FLORIDA is pleased to present work by the current recipients of its SYLA (Support Your Local Artist) residency: Anne Seiler’s work deals with global trade and the production of textiles and fashion. She dyes, prints, or embroiders fabrics using traditional handicraft methods and techniques. Narges Kalhor has been collaborating with Mascha Novikova on the production of the film Enki-Penki. Ein Super-Held aus der Osterwaldstrasse (Enki Penki: A Superhero from Osterwald Street), which is conceived in the manner of a traditional Asian shadow play and presents the superhero’s story in an experimental way. Claudia Holzinger works intuitively and freely between disciplines to create space-consuming installations in which photography transports the main narrative. During her time at FLORIDA, she has been working on two photo series entitled FIASCO.
In addition Constanza Meléndez will display a photographic work at FLORIDA Fenêtre, which is part of the window front that faces Lothringer Straße. Her work is based on the photographic image, mostly using documentary and journalistic esthetics, that focuses on the collective memory of her country of origin, Chile, and the migration discourse.
Curated by Laura Lang.
In Residence: Support Your Local Artists #2
and FLORIDA Fenêtre w/ Constanza Meléndez
12/09/20 – 19/09/20