Scan is the first exhibition in Germany of works by Deni Horvatić, an artist born and living in Croatia in 1991. In his scan-like photographs, he removes the distance between himself and the portrayed by choosing a particular point of view: Taken from below, the images take as much as they give, for they deny the viewer a glimpse of the part of the body we most immediately associate with identity - the face.
Founded in 2016, nüüd.berlin represents painters, sculptors and photographers and organises exhibitions and supporting programmes. After five years of numerous pop-up exhibitions at various locations, a permanent space for art exhibitions was opened in Berlin-Mitte in September 2021. In the series "nüüd.berlin intimate spaces", artists and the art-interested public are brought together at irregular intervals in more intimate locations - artists' studios, artists' flats.
After two epically long pandemic years, we long for a summer of new freedoms and nights of revelry. But can we break out of the rehearsed crisis mode, of loneliness and emptiness, and surrender again to life, to sensuality that has become uncanny? Or do we have to think of the next morning and the busyness and distances of the day even in the liberating night? Artists of the gallery seek, find and give inspiration.
In the exhibition “Self Defense Made Easy (No. 1)” we present new works on paper, prints, and videos by the Berlin-based artist Philip Crawford (1988, USA). His study of Black American Orientalism and martial arts reveals the complex relationship between the self and self-defence, addressing our contradictory desires to elude, defend against, and embrace Enlightened definitions of Man.