GEH8 Kunstraum & Ateliers e.V. invites you to FALL, an international group exhibition by the artists Svea Duwe (Dresden) and Fabien Zocco (Lille/Fr).

In the space-related synopsis, the two artists reflect uncertainty, change and dissolution as current feelings of life in society and represent this through contradictory or tense new relations between virtual and real material. In his media installations, Zocco connects our reality in a concrete poetic way with contents of virtual space. Duwe transfers materials and motifs from everyday life into new contexts in her installations and photographs, focusing on orientation – ruins of the future – patterns.

Opening: September 29 at 8 p.m. Introduction by Catherine Nichols (English)
Exhibition period: Sept. 29-Oct. 22.
Opening hours: Sat. – Sun. 3 – 6 p.m.

Uncertainty and change in society

The title of the exhibition is Fall – as in the subject of an investigation, falling, or in English, “autumn.”

Rapid technological development, the social challenge of migration, the entanglement of political responsibility and show business are just three aspects of our life reality that create a sense of insecurity in society. This felt reality seems to lead to a delimiting and hedging attitude in all areas of life, undermining moral standards. The exhibition finds images for this constricting in-between state, in which time-honored structures dissolve and change must take place.

The exhibition concept: a space-related exhibition event.

In the exhibition, installations and photographs by Svea Duwe (Dresden) and media installations by Fabien Zocco (Lille/Fr) are presented in a space-related manner as a coherent exhibition event.

Zocco develops media installations from contents of virtual space, while Duwe transfers materials and motifs from everyday life into new contexts in her installations and photographs. She will show several recent installations, as well as photographs on the themes of orientation – ruins of the future – patterns. Patterns can be found in her works as ornaments, architectural structure but also as role patterns. Fabien Zocco will contribute three media installations that create poetic references between reality and the content of the Internet.

The exhibition program:

Opening: September 29, 2017/ 8.00PM

Exhibition: 30.09. to 22.10.2017/ Thursday to Sunday/ 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

The artists

Svea Duwe

After studying sculpture in Bonn and free art at the HfbK Dresden, she works as a freelance artist in Dresden. The master student of Professor Monika Brandmeier had scholarships abroad in Oslo and Wroclaw. Svea Duwe has received various prizes and scholarships and regularly participates in exhibitions at home and abroad. In addition to her artistic work, she works as a lecturer for sculpture-object-space in the department of art education at the TU Dresden.

Prizes and scholarships:

2016 Nominated for the KUWI Prize 2016, Dresden Center for Science & Art, 2015 Winner of the Ideas Competition “Transformation of the Mural “Family” by Siegfried Schade”, Freie Akademie Kunst & Bau, Dresden.
2007 Hegenbarth Scholarship, Foundation Art and Culture of the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden

Various exhibitions:

Kolektyf Wroclaw (Poland), Kunsthaus Dresden,Stadtmuseum Dresden, Galerie Ursula Walther in Dresden, Albertinum der staatlichen Kunstsammlungen in Dresden, European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Centro de las Artes in Guanajuato (Mexico), “Prisma” Performance/Dance Festival in Norrköpping (Sweden), Galerie im Elysee & Galerie 21 in Hamburg, Edge Zones Art in Miami (USA), Galeri BOA in Oslo (Norway).

Webseite: www.sveaduwe.de


Fabien Zocco

After studying history in Lyon, he went on to study art in Angouleme-Poitiers and was subsequently awarded a scholarship at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des artes contemporaines. Working scholarships and lectures took him to Poland, Belgium, Canada and Mexico, among other countries. His work “Form the sky to the earth”, also featured in this exhibition, was purchased by the public collection FRAC Poitous-Charentes in 2016.

Various exhibitions and residencies:

In France: Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing, Twitter France Office in Paris, Vision at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Hors-Sol at FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Jeune Creation in le 104 in ParisTransnumeriques in Mons (Belgium), UQTRgallery in Trois-rivieres (Canada), Kolektyf and A-I-R Wro in Wroclaw (Poland), Institut Francais d’Amerique Latine (Mexico).

Webseite: www.fabienzocco.net

The exhibition is supported by:
Landeshaupttadt Dresden – Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen


Images: FALL, ROUTINE von Svea Duwe