It seems as if, since no man is an island, some works are better suited to blossom as wallflowers. In discussing mutual swaps, positions are shuffled and reshuffled on the parceled ground plan. The aim is to give each work the best possible home base. But just as in real life, neighbourhood conflicts are inevitable.

The parceling of the exhibition space, so far existing only on the groundplan, designed by imagination, is being measured for real, at Kunstpunkt. With chalk, the planned allocations are marked on the floor, and reviewed for sustainabilty. Here and there, surprises turn up, when space so convincing to the imagination is cut short by the tape measure of reality. Amendments are in order.

With sweeping gaze, Rahel Goetsch roams the cityscape, collecting drawing fragments that turn up on her walkabouts. Armed with a stack of small format paper, she embarks – absorbed and attentive at once. She speaks of play, of borders, of a ping pong kind of an interplay between paper and world, which she attempts to capture with her drawing pen. The work, which she is presenting today in a dense block, does not shy away from a sporting gesture.

In October 2016, our professor Pia Linz initiated a study trip. We left for the countryside with an aim to bring the group and the work closer together, and to get a feeling for the ways in which we can work together, as a class, far from the distractions of Berlin. It’s not unusual in such circumstances for the main issues to arise by themselves.Also, Professor Pia Linz has a vision: a group exhibition!

Also, Professor Pia Linz has a vision: a group exhibition!

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