Exhibition at the Galerie of Kunsthaus Dahlem
- Susan Connolly. Wandering Things
- Curator: Mirjami Schuppert
- 24. January – 30. March 2020
Wandering Things is an exhibition in response to the Kunsthaus building originally designed as an artist’s studio. The artist Susan Connolly works with paint as a method of exploring »site« and »space« that goes beyond the canvas support in an expanded field.
Layer by layer Connolly applies paint on her chosen ground, creating a thickness, which is then peeled off again. In that way she gains a skin of paint detached from the surface onto which it was applied, but still containing its traces. Working often site-specific, Connolly’s interventions reveal visual traces of the building’s past and present. Moreover, her works visualize the possibility of a venue becoming both the support and ultimately a painting holding all kind of fragments and traces of the artist’s activity.
The paint skins exhibited at Kunsthaus Dahlem have been created and presented in art venues and cultural institutions in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Wandering Things brings to Berlin literal traces of the history of each object’s production site and of the context in which they were first made.
The exhibition is generously supported by Culture Ireland.
Susan Connolly: Y, M, C, C, Y, M, M, C, Y, YMCCYMMCY, YMC, CYM – The Golden Thread Gallery (Detail), 2018. Foto: The Golden Thread Gallery + Simon Mills.