Reinbeckstr. 29, B 12459
Thu – Fri 11 – 17h, Sat 11 – 16h
u. n. V.
The presented works explore the body in relation to a spatial context. Whether it be real, or imagined, the artists deal with possible symbolisms the figure can take on within a space. How can an artist interpret our physical existence in relation to what we consider to be reality & what has been processed through subconscious? The exhibition presents pictorial approaches of an international group of voices that are all connected through this concern for the body.
Bode Projects collaborates with a diverse range of contemporary artists, working across different media and disciplines which engage with new and challenging forms of expression. Bode Projects works with partners, curators and institutions since 2016. The gallery created an international program and platform including an artist-in-residence program in Berlin.
Dexter Wimberly is an American curator based in Hayama, Japan. Wimberly has organized exhibitions around the world including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, The Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, KOKI Arts in Tokyo, and The Third Line in Dubai. His exhibitions have been featured by The New York Times and Artforum, and have received support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Cinthia Mulanga (b. 1997, Democratic Republic of the Congo) has participated in lots of exhibitions, including her solo show In The Becoming at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2022). She has worked with international galleries such as Bill Brady Gallery, Miami (2021), and The Artroom Gallery (2020). Mulanga has received the Normal Sovereign African Art Prize (2023); and collaborated with Gucci, to reimagine the iconic Diana Tote Bag. Cinthia Mulanga lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Chris Watts is an abstract painter and mixed-media artist. At the center of this artistic approach lies the creation of momentum; of disruption. The artist addresses the figurative and abstract role of the black body. The abstract paintings overturn prescribed modes of figurative representation, placing a sense of absence instead. By totally erasing the figure, the paintings emphasize the act of disappearance, emancipating notions of blackness from the Western imagination.
Paul Verdell is a painter based in Detroit, Michigan. Verdell experiments freely with gesture and application through a constant cycle of creation and modification, working mutually with his material to allow it to reveal its desired form. Influencing the artist’s conceptual root is both internal discourse—an ongoing attempt to understand himself within a shifting and uncertain world through the act of painting—as well as his Black American heritage.
José Yaque is a Cuban contemporary artist. He explores the relationship between man and nature, as well as everything that surrounds and accompanies the human – from the sky to the earth’s center. The indistinction between material and medium together with the origin of colour mark the strong experimentation within his practice. It is painting that led him to learn about the geological universe and further explore types of minerals, which permeated his production within other disciplines.