Review daadgalerie: 11° Berlin Bienale
The presentation at the daadgalerie brings together works by Edgar Calel, Francisco Copello, FCNN – Feminist Collective With No Name (Dina El Kaisy Friemuth/Anita Beikpour), Neda Sanai, Andrés Fernández, Delaine Le Bas, Dana Michel und Tracy Maurice, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Solvognen (The Sun Chariot) Theater Group, and a work developed especially for the exhibition by a current fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program Osías Yanov. The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is a cooperation partner of the 11th Berlin Biennial and has supported the production of the work „Servicio de Escuchasión“ [Listening Service] by Osías Yanov and Sirenes Errantes.
To frame the exhibition at the daadgalerie, the curators of the 11th Berlin Biennale write: «Cities are not made of buildings, but of soft bodies in movement and their cartographies of affect. The clothing we wear helps us make, inhabit, and transform space. Is it possible to wear a place one wants to go to? Is it possible to dress oneself into the collective bodies we desire? Welcome to the storefront for rebel bodies and their choreographies of disarmament. Prêt-à-porter architecture for vulnerable movements and their politics of fashion, tearing down the hypersexualized normalcy of department-store season collections.
Clothing as a second skin of protection and care, exposing the masquerades of birth and biological givens. Dress and costume as a caressing flexible fortress, a room of one’s own. Trojan geese and opossums as gentle organic vessels from which to jump out of and dismantle the peddlers of corporate profit and rip apart the uniforms they impose. Outfits and prostheses as acts of love, ways of listening and being with each other and our surroundings. Clothing, coverings and uncoverings, as language and territory. White walls are softened, veiled, made light-reflexive, embracing all in their shimmery drag. This is a storefront for queer and dissident bodies and their fierce promenades», said María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado and Agustín Pérez Rubio.