mz project room maia zinc – Urban art in Berlin

» Transducer « by Efraín Mojica

as i n t e r Mz z o between the exhibitions

we present this Friday, October 19th, at 8 pm
Efraín Mojica

» Transducer «

immersive light and sound installation

THE BRIDGE BETWEEN ART AND SCIENCE

In his show, Efraín explores the relation between the internal vibrations of bodies and their connection to viewer and context. It is composed of iterations of continuing light and sound effects. In the process he utilizes sculptures and glass objects which react to the presence of the viewer. The result are melodies of light and sound which fill and surround the space between us.

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After his degree, he moved to Seattle, where he discovered the local Underground scene of experimental music. He became an integral part of this scene as artist, he created light shows for other artists on stage and produced music videos and covers for labels like “Hardly Art” und “Sub Pop”, the label of the infamous Grunge Band “Nirvana”.

During his time in Seattle, Efraín began to explore sound by utilizing contact microphones in forests. He was amplifying the inner vibrations of trees and transformed their interaction with the wind into sound and colored light.

In 2016, Efraín was selected for a residency in the renowned sound institute “CMMAS” (Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts). There, he created a 8,1-Channel Sound Installation, which created a sculptural sound landscape in which life and rhythm of the city played a central role. The installation was based on amplified vibrations of a quarry which is part of the historic town.

Efraín has been living in Europe for more than one year. He has presented his works in Barcelona,Brügge, Florence and Berlin, where he currently lives.

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Eitan Vitkon at the Schöneberger Art 2018

We further present for the Schöneberger Art (November 3rd to 4th), in our atelier, the former Art Space of “Großgörschen Str. 35”, the Schöneberg Artist from Israel; Eitan Vitkon 

He also shows form November 3rd to November 11th in our ateliers Photographs and Video Art from his cycles „Absent“, „Wonder Fool“ und „Sea“ (2011 – 2017).

Vitkon’s photographs and video art are about memory, subject, perception, and above all time.

In his artworks, time could be reversed or stretched, or it simply stands still. Seen through the technologically sharpened or alienated eye, the natural components as well as human experiences appear almost detached from context, thus extracting fragility and vulnerability.

Vitkon’s large-format works captivate due to their high precision and strong aesthetics. None of his pictures undergo any computerized post-processing.

About the artist

Vitkon, born in 1967, grew up in the South of Israel, and completed his architectural studies at the American Pratt Institute in New York. During his studies he was already fascinated by photographic possibilities, and later he made his hobby his profession. He has been working as a photographer for over 15 years, exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions, e.g. on Israeli identity, and has become an internationally sought-after artist.

Together with his wife Lila Chitayat, an installation artist and his three children, Vitkon, whose grandfather Alfred Vitkon emigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1935, came to Berlin about one year ago.

Eitan Vitkon Sea-Ing

Peer Kriesel at the Schöneberger Art 2018

On occasion of the Schöneberger Art that happens on the weekend of November 3rd to 4th, we invite you to our atelier at the former famous art space of “Großgörschen Str. 35” in Kreuzberg where we will present selected works of Peer Kriesel, a young Berlin trend setter in art. Typical for Peer Kriesel’s works are grimaces, swarm pictures and multiple paint-overs.

“As a highlight, the artist presents five painted over New York Metro Tickets, which were designed with “David Bowie“ motives for the „David Bowie Is“ exhibition, which took place this year at the Brooklyn Museum. These are now inspiring the artist Peer Kriesel.

After all, David Bowie had good relations with Schöneberg: Bowie lived there on Hauptstrasse until 1978. From this time originate his albums “Low”, “Heroes” and “Lodger”, also known as “Berlin Trilogy”.

Join us at the raffle
of a Peer Kriesel Artwork
on Sunday, November 4rd, at 2 pm

and win one “BVG-Ticket” painted over by Peer Kriesel

Peer Kreisel BVG Fahrschein

Print of an over-painted BVG-ticket (public transportation) ! Limited edition of 30.
titel: “180615 0223“, 2017

(raffle tickets available from 2.11 – 3.11 until 1pm-in the gallery or at our studio Großgörschen 35.)
Join in!

In addition to the above, his art on fashion items and wall papers are on show as well as his sculptures and design pieces.
The exhibition in our atelier will be extending the Schöneberger Art, and last until November 11th.

About the artist

Peer Kriesel, born 1979, is a born-and-bred Berliner. He worked already in the publishing and media design industry before he studied Design, Typography and Illustration as well as Marketing at Fachhochschule Potsdam.
His Bachelor Thesis with the title “How Art and Design meet” is a study in Marketing of Art.
In 2009 he became the Art Director of the PR agency PEPERONI in Berlin. He advanced further to become Managing Partner of the same company in 2016. He also owns the label strictlyfucked.com. Today he works as an independent artist.

» Keep going ! – Amnon David AR

For the Schöneberger Art 2018 in Berlin-Schöneberg, we present » Keep going ! « – Amnon David AR 3. November – 18. November 2018 Figurative Malerei von Amnon David Ar

  1. The exhibition
  2. Style
  3. About the artist

The exhibition

For the 10th anniversary of the “Shiff Prize for Realist Art“, the Tel Aviv Museum will honour all past winners in an exhibition. On the occasion of the Schöneberger Art 2018 in Berlin-Schöneberg, we are honoured to present a preview of works of our artist Amnon David Ar

From November 3rd

to November 18th 2018

in the mz project room maia zinc

in Schöneberg
Kyffhäuserstr. 16 | 10781 Berlin

Opening on November 2nd 7:00 pm

Amnon David Ar was the first winner and we are pleased to be able to show a preview of his contributions to this unique exhibition. His subject matters and light accentuation captivate. People, ordinary objects and situations are set up in a way that makes it very difficult to escape their emotions. His extraordinary technical skills and the resulting depth of his works stand in contrast to today’s rhythm. So, they trigger in the viewer emotional as well as intellectual tension. Amnon is a unique voice in today’s painting scene. His works have been presented in solo exhibitions in the Vielliers Gallery in Amsterdam, The Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, the Ramat Gan Museum of Arts, and in Bernard Gallery the Mika Galleries in Tel Aviv and others. He also participated in numerous group exhibitions, for example in Forum Gallery New York, Medici Gallery  London, The Cube Gallery London, Arkansas Art Center, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Ramat Gan Museum and the Haifa Museum His works appear in many important collections, such as The Tel Aviv Museum of Art,  Len Balavatnic Collection, Shiff Collection, Druck Collection,  Sabag Collection, Braun Collection, Shabtay Collection, Brandais Collection, Sir Ronald Cohen and others.

Style

Ar paints portraits, still lives and sketches. His extraordinary technical skills and the resulting depth of his works stand in contrast to today’s rhythm. Through the process of his work and through its encryptions, the paintings aim at evoking the viewer’s senses and emotions. His meticulous analysis of light echoes the great masters’ handling of the subject. 

In his new cycle “Keep Going !” the artist reflects on his extended experience of friendship, life, hope, and the changing light while painting during the past few years in Berlin. “I suddenly became aware of the finitude of (secular) life,” Ar says, “and therefore I want to show the life of now and encourage others to participate in my contemplation.”

About the artist

Amnon David Ar was born in in Herzliya, Israel. He studied Anatomy of Art with the painter Oswald Adler, visited the Art Academy Bezalel in Jerusalem. From there he changed to Abraham Bykov to study painting.Later he worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for magazines including publications like Maariv, Yedioth and Davar. In 2008 he designed a special Abba Eban stamp edition for the Israel Post Office.

Since 1998 Ar exhibits in single as well as group exhibitions, for example in the Tel Aviv Museum for Contemporary Art, the Dada Museum in Ein Hod and the Art Museum in Bat Yam, as well as galleries and art fairs in New York, London, Paris and Amsterdam. 

His works appear in the collections of Shiff, Druck, Sabag, Braun, Shabtay, Brandais, Balavatnik and Sir Ronald Cohen. 

Since 2014, Amnon David Ar resides in Berlin Charlottenburg where he paints and teaches techniques of Oil Painting. 


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