25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Preview: Saturday 25 July, 12–7 pm
‘In the meantime, water had begun to dry up, a huge salt marshland had appeared. Last melted snow dried and froze into the first salt. The white in the horizon kept coming back again and again. The wide spreading line in the horizon that separates ground from the sky is the last hope of our senses. After walking a few kilometres in the salted barren land, the midday sky began to reflect on the ground and ground reflected it back to the sky again. This exchange went on again and again until the line in the horizon disappeared.
One falls unconscious, only to be rescued in the Rann by villagers who live nearby or border security forces who were patrolling the border area. When they asked the unconscious person: Where is he coming from and where is he going? He uttered: “He is coming from point ‘A’ going to point ‘B’. Back in the village there are rumours about a terrorist in the Raan, who can say anything like a mad person”.’
‘Crust’, Goutam Ghosh’s first exhibition at Tanya Leighton, brings together a body of work that was inspired by the artist’s recent trips to the salt marshes of the Rann of Kutch, in India. In his paintings, sculptures and films, Ghosh synthesises ways in which humanity understands the world — through geology, myth and systems of measurement. His poetic approach does not seek answers, so much as provide a space for further reflection.
11 – 13 September 2020
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Christine Roland and Kara Hamilton
At Kurfürstenstraße 156
Preview: Friday 30 October 2020
Site-specific installation at Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington, Seattle
11 June 2020 – 7 February 2021
Suzanne Hudson, World of Art: Contemporary Painting, Thames & Hudson
Olomouc Triennale 2020: The Universal, curated by Gina Renotière
Diversity United. Contemporary European Art
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
11 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Undo Things Done Exhibition Tour
Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
26 July – 9 September 2020
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Barbican Centre, London; Luma Foundation, Arles, and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, trans-generational gallery programme with off-site projects, in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, artist’s film and video, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Director: Simon Gowing
Director: Patrick Armstrong
Gallery Manager: Melanie Isabel García
Finance Manager: Stefan Schuster
Tanya Leighton GmbH
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
Open Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment
Mother of This Domain
20 March – 29 May 2016, Oakville Galleries, Canada
One could say I am the mother of the Internet in Yugoslavia, the mother of this domain.
—Borka Jerman Blažič
Berlin-based artist Aleksandra Domanović has garnered international acclaim for her tangentially researched works on the history of media and technology. Titled after a turn of phrase by groundbreaking computer scientist Borka Jerman Blažič, Mother of This Domain presents a number of recent works by Domanović that use speculative narratives to reveal deeply personal connections between people and technology—specifically women and technology.
By weaving together the work of pioneering female programmers, the marginalized position of women in sci-fi and cyber-feminism, and her own personal narrative—a narrative that corresponds directly to the rise of the Internet and the collapse of her home in the former Yugoslavia—Domanović's works both reveal and obfuscate a sense of historical truth. While the artist is not quite of the “born digital" generation, the Internet forms the backbone of her process. Indeed, Domanović's research strategies and the narrative connections she develops—driven entirely by her own history and interests—reveal much about how we construct knowledge and public discourse, whether personal, political or historical, in the age of the Internet.
Aleksandra Domanović: Mother of This Domain is organized by Plug In ICA, Winnipeg and guest curated by Caitlin Jones. Presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.