October 4, 2013 - January 5, 2014
The works by the Swiss painter Christine Streuli (b. 1975, Berne) deal with advertising, courtship and seduction. She appropriates the strategies of contemporary as well as historical media and materials, condensing and exaggerating images and patterns into a space-devouring plethora holding entirely new visual experiences. At Haus am Waldsee, Streuli‘s first institutional solo show in Berlin, she will place her emphasis on a kind of painting that unfolds, layer by layer, into space.
Fig.: Christine Streuli, Smash it, 2013, Courtesy: die Künstlerin, photo: Bernd Borchardt
January 19 – March 16, 2014
Stefan Panhans reflects on the state and the effects of digital media on the formation of identity in younger generations in his video works. The artist, who was born in the Rhineland in 1967, mostly stages his video sequences in confined spaces: in cars, train compartments, studios or the seclusion of a campfire site at night. His focus lies in texts and body languages that poetically condense the day-to-day lunacy of our over-informed society with a fine sense of humour and pace. Panhans’s primary source is his perception of blogs, chats, facebook and all other media that draw on the business of consumerism, wellness and showbiz. "Too much change is not enough" is his first institutional solo exhibition in Berlin.
Fig.: The Long Goodbye (Pre-Afterwork-Ok-Clubset)V, Video, 2013, Videostill, © Stefan Panhans