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U-Bahn Station Rathaus Steglitz

Opening times: around the clock

Duration: 03.05. - 30.06.2024


Carolina del Pilar & Eliana Araque

Eliana Araque and Carolina del Pilar, two visual artists born in Colombia and living in Berlin, combine their passions in the exhibition "Transfiguration". Eliana's curiosity and expansion of knowledge meet Carolina's engagement with the medium and the play of light and shadow. Together they form a versatile spatial installation that resonates with its surroundings.

"Transfiguration" is inspired by the metamorphosis and adaptability of flowers. The artists create biomorphic sculptures from recycled paper that will be attached to the fences of Berlin Recycling GmbH as part of the Paper Futur Lab in Berlin. Inspired by nature's resilience to wind, rain and sun, the recycled material is "transformed" into aesthetically pleasing and at the same time resilient art objects. The installation reacts to the environment. The paper modules will show shadows and changes in their appearance due to the weather conditions. Sun and rain can discolor, color or blur the paper, visitors can view the installation from different perspectives and thus discover new shapes and patterns again and again. The transformation of the installation through meteorological influences and interactions is the focus of our interest in developing this artwork. "Transfiguration" is an example of sustainability and circular economy. By using recycled paper as the main material, its creators give new life to waste materials and address environmental awareness.

Oliver Otto Rednitz

Ever since Oliver Otto Rednitz intervened with posters in public space, he has had an enthusiasm for the countless layered advertising posters, which become three-dimensional reliefs through constant pasting over and changing weather conditions. The plasticity of the posters is highlighted, enhanced and sustainably processed in its complexity. Between abstraction and Pop Art, a symbiosis of the opposites of consumption and culture emerges.

In his series PAPERWORX, Rednitz uses fragments of other posters in the last level, whose motifs or slogans are freed from brands. The result is three-dimensional objects that invite discourse and critically question advertising strategies. Waste products or seemingly useless materials are transformed into objects of higher value. Resources are conserved and waste is reduced. Finally, the entire paper cycle will be reconsidered and critically examined.

Already during his studies of architecture in Braunschweig, Stuttgart, Barcelona and London as well as in addition to his practical work as an architect in Rotterdam, Budapest, Shanghai and Berlin, Oliver Otto Rednitz passionately dealt with artistic topics. Since 2003, he has been intervening with posters in public space to create spiritual sculptures and describe a social sculpture. His poster art regenerates the increasingly privatized public space and encourages viewers to discuss focal points of social life. Its goal is to promote social responsibility, love, respect and compassion. Through installations and happenings, he creates a basis for communication and conversation between people. Most recently, he has been intensively involved with large-format collages that critically question and neutralize advertising strategies.

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