Christiane Seiffert 12.04.08

Haus am Waldsee: now at Bikini Berlin
Budapester Strasse 46, 10787 Berlin

In the period from July 20, 2017, to June 15, 2018, Haus am Waldsee will remain visible as a museum shop at Bikini Berlin. During the refurbishment and extension of the exhibition house in Zehlendorf we will present shop window exhibitions, artist talks and book launches, while selling catalogues, books and small art objects, on the roof terrace at Zoologischer Garten.

We begin by introducing the musician and visual artist Christiane Seiffert, who shows postcard-sized photographs until September 9. For more than 30 years the Berlin-based Seiffert has collected picture postcards – into which she pours her body and soul. She re-enacts architecture, plants and paintings in expressive poses, employing fabrics, toys and other materials readily available at home. Only at the point of perfect conformity of feelings and objects does she operate the shutter release. Seiffert attempts to interpret and translate the core statement of a postcard into a performative body image. Presented here as diptychs, the works, just like those by Cindy Sherman or Erwin Wurm, are firmly based on a subtle, self-deprecating humour.

Photographs by Christiane Seiffert

July 20 – September 9, 2017
Opening: Wednesday, July 19, 6–8 pm
Admission is free

The artist talk with Christiane Seiffert takes place on August 25, 2017, in Bikini Berlin at 6:30 pm. The conversation is moderated by Katja Blomberg.

Christiane Seiffert (b. 1950) studied music in Bremen and Berlin from 1969 until 1975. Teaching assignments lead her from Rome via Cologne to Berlin where she has lived and worked since 1982. Since 1988 she has created “Nachstellungen” (re-enactments), which she has shown, so far, in galleries and group exhibitions in Rome, Vienna, Paris, Hamburg, Dresden and Berlin among other places.


Fig.: Christiane Seiffert, Müde Pflanze, , Ed. 11/30, 15 x 20 cm. Courtesy: Galerie Gebr. Lehmann


C. Seiffert Ausstellung 2017 07 26 um 13.15.24

Today at Haus am Waldsee: exhibiton Christiane Seiffert at Bikini Berlin ©Bikini Berlin








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172 pp, texts in German
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