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2019/05/18

Der Rote Faden, 2014 – Frankfurt / Darya von Berner⁣
Light Installation⁣


Der Rote Faden (the red line) is a German phrase (Goethe „Elective Affinities“) that refers to a track, a path or a guideline. A Roter Faden connects distant things that belong together.⁣

The building in Saalgasse 18, Frankfurt, by architect Charles Moore and Norbert Moest, is an example of an emotional and pluralistic post-modern architecture. The two houses are in reality just one. A red light tape joins the two seemingly different house-halves and repeats in it’s movement the circular elements of the architecture.⁣

2019/05/16

In Love with Unreality, 2009⁣
Madrid, Galería Moriarty⁣


An art installation at the Moriarty gallery in Madrid with the collaboration of the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti known for his poems inspired by the New York subway, and the underground company of Metro de Madrid, that installed generously an access control turnstile at the entrance of the gallery.⁣

Whilst physically passing the barrier with a Metro ticket with a line of the poem In Love With Unreality by Ferlinghetti, he recited it (https://vimeo.com/38096965)⁣

2019/05/14

Años luz (un instante), 1999 – Barcelona⁣
Light Installation, Darya von Berner⁣

Site-specific installation at Gallery Metropolitana (Barcelona) for the occasion of the millenium change. For each year of the past millenium a date was written on the gallery wall and every century was marked with a neon tube.⁣

Art at the turn of the millenium.⁣

Photo: Pere Soldevila⁣

2019/05/10

¿Qué significa orientarse en el pensamiento?, 2010⁣
GALERÍA MORIARTY, Madrid⁣

Sight-specific installation at the Gallery Moriarty. For this installation, the basic architectural structure of the exhibition space, was redrawn with the help of a new lighting technology (Light Tape). The title of the exhibition was inspired by the work of Immanuel Kant (1786) ‘What does it mean to orient oneself in thinking?’⁣

2019/04/23

Este jueves día 25 de abril, en el ámbito del programa cultural “En torno al 8M y la marea feminista”, tendrá lugar a las 18.30h en la Sala de Protocolo del @museoreinasofia, la séptima edición de VOCES SITUADAS, donde hablaremos de maternidad y cuerpo – maternidad y trabajo – maternidad y psique.⁣

Cuando en el 2014 comencé mi proyecto “Maternidad Politica” no me imaginaba todo lo que aprendería en estos cinco años.⁣

2019/04/08

breathe( )red, Light Installation 2015 by Darya von Berner⁣

breathe( )red redraws – from sunset to midnight – the architectural structure of the pavilion with artificial light. Darya von Berner thus transforms the completely transparent pavilion into a floating mirroring object. Harry de Wit composed a soundtrack that interacts with the travelling of light coming from the inside of the pavilion. His sound waves originate in the trees that surround the pavilion and are sent from the trees to the glass panels of the pavilion, which then resonate with them.⁣


breathe( )red was commissioned by Tschumipaviljoen, with the kind support of Light Tape, the City of Groningen, Kunstraad Groningen, GasTerra, Beringer Haezewinkel Fonds and Time Shift.⁣

2019/03/23

Madrid, 2007⁣
Technique: water and air⁣

La nube de la Puerta Alcalá, was a temporary site–specific intervention in a public space of Madrid. It was created for the Noche en Blanco´07 (Madrid) and consisted of a real cloud, which was installed in front of the historic monument ‘Puerta de Alcalá’. The cloud was created with the help of a new nebulisation technology and consisted of nothing else but pulverised water particles suspended in mid-air. The installation offered almost a million visitors the possibility, to experience a natural phenomenon in the heart of the city.⁣

Curated by: Pablo Berástegui⁣

Sponsored by: Noche en Blanco’07⁣

Technical realization: Reyes Abades⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #atmospheres #madridart

2019/03/22

Ceci n’est pas un nuage, Brussels, 2009⁣
Technique: water and air⁣

Ceci n’est pas un nuage, was created for the Nuit Blanche Brussels ’09. It consisted of the temporary installation of a ‘real’ cloud at the Place Royale in Brussels (next to the Musée Magritte). The cloud was created with the help of a new nebulisation technology and consisted of nothing else but pulverised water particles suspended in mid-air.⁣

Homage to: Jan van Helmont, René Magritte y Marcel Broodthaers⁣

Curated by Sabine Cornu⁣

Sponsored by: Nuit Blanche, European year of creativity and innovation 2009 (European Comission)⁣

Technical realization: Fog Systems⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #brussels #madridart #nuage #atmospheres

2019/03/20

Cordova mosque, Cordova, Spain, 2009⁣
Technique: water and air⁣

For the occasion of ‘Cordoba, European Cultural Capital 2016’, four different artists were invited to create a public intervention each. Every artist represented a different element: air (Darya von Berner), fire (José María Soler), water (Jeppe Hein) and earth (Miquel Barceló and the dancer Josef Nadj).⁣

Von Berners La nube de Córdoba, was a temporary installation of a cloud in front of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba’. The cloud was created with the help of a new nebulisation technology and consisted of nothing else but pulverised water particles suspended in mid-air.⁣

Curated by Carlota Álvarez Basso⁣

Technical realization: Fog Systems⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #cordoba #madridart #nube #atmospheres

2019/03/14

Fuera de lugar, 2009 – Sculpture – Darya von Berner⁣

⁣Carole Pateman definition of ‘prostitution’ as an institution that involves the exchange of money for sexual services (property in the person) and, as an institution, has nothing to do with women’s desire, but has a lot to do with women’s survival – and the very large profits of those who control the global sex industry.⁣
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#feminist #feminism #8M #madrid #art #painting #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #madridart #criticalart #money

2019/03/13


Deviation on the basis of the standard, 1997 – Painting, Darya von Berner ⁣

Paul Klee’s drawings about the “abnormal movements within the normal internal construction” are useful also to open the configurative possibilities of “abnormal” or “irregular” on some social norms.⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #arcomadrid

2019/03/12


Deviation on the basis of the standard, 1997 – Painting, Darya von Berner ⁣

Paul Klee’s drawings about the “abnormal movements within the normal internal construction” are useful also to open the configurative possibilities of “abnormal” or “irregular” on some social norms.⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #arcomadrid

2019/03/11


Deviation on the basis of the standard, 1997 – Painting, Darya von Berner ⁣

Paul Klee’s drawings about the “abnormal movements within the normal internal construction” are useful also to open the configurative possibilities of “abnormal” or “irregular” on some social norms.⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #arcomadrid

2019/03/09

Deviation on the basis of the standard, 1997 – Painting, Darya von Berner ⁣

Paul Klee’s drawings about the “abnormal movements within the normal internal construction” are useful also to open the configurative possibilities of “abnormal” or “irregular” on some social norms.⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #arcomadrid

2019/03/04

The history of the Motherhood, 1999 – Painting: Acrylic on velvet and fluorescent light – Darya von Berner. ⁣

Rosa Luxemburg: “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains”⁣
Silvia Federici: “In only three centuries women have suffered episodes as bloody as the witch hunt.”⁣


#motherhood #feminist #feminism #8M #madrid #art #painting #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #madridart #rosaluxemburg

2019/02/24

Ceci n’est pas un nuage – Brussels, 2009⁣
Darya von Berner⁣

Ceci n’est pas un nuage, was created for the Nuit Blanche Brussels ’09. It consisted of the temporary installation of a ‘real’ cloud at the Place Royale in Brussels (next to the Musée Magritte). The cloud was created with the help of a new nebulisation technology and consisted of nothing else but pulverised water particles suspended in mid-air.⁣

Homage to: Jan van Helmont, René Magritte y Marcel Broodthaers⁣

Curated by Sabine Cornu⁣

#madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #arcomadrid #brussels #installation #cloud #cloudinstallation #performance #museemagritte

2019/02/23

Series November Boughs , Photography ⁣⁣
NB2 03º 40´w, 40º07´ , Darya von Berner⁣⁣
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The photographic series November Boughs, comments on the controversial urbanization project in Seseña. 2006 is the year in which the European parliament requests to reconsider the volatility of the housing market, and the effect it has on business cycles, creating potential systemic risks.⁣⁣
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#artistbook #madrid #art #contemporaryart #daryavonberner #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #arcomadrid #photography #photos #seseña #spain #critica #artecritica #system #systemrisks

2019/02/19

Transfer 2, 2004 – Darya von Berner. Photography .

The photographic series ‘Inversiones’, documents the imposing buildings of Frankfurt’s financial district. They are represented, tilted on their head, in a symbolical attempt, to shake the truth out of them.
Von Berner began this work in 2002, the same year in which the Euro was introduced as the single currency, only ten years after the Maastricht treaty was signed. In 2003, the record year of mortgage loans in Spain, the photo ‘S.O, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya’ was created.

#art #contemporaryart #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #photography #investments #inversiones #frankfurt

2019/02/18

L´Oiseau dans l´espace Remake (Brancusi), 2008 – Darya von Berner . Sculpture: Recycled plastic and wood.

L’Oiseau dans l’espace, or Not, is a replica of the original, wrapped in crocheted recycled plastic.

L’Oiseau dans l’espace, is a series of sculptures by Constantin Brancusi. In 1927 it became the centre of a heated legal debate, redefining the meaning of art. The lawyers had to decide whether it was an ‘original sculpture’ or a metal article. It was not clear whether the ‘Bird’ could be called art, because it looked like nothing anyone had ever seen before.
#art #contemporaryart #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #sculpture #brancusi #recycledplastic #wood

2019/02/16

S. F. Frascos de Gel: Historía De Extinción, 2003 – Darya von Berner. Photography
The analogue photographs, of two shampoo bottles in the shape of two Barbie dolls, wandering solemnly indifferent in distinct environments, like an airport, a mud field, or a greenhouse grove, belong to the Flusser series, which is dedicated to the philosopher Vilém Flusser (1920-1991). Behind these seemingly banal scenarios, hides a thematic tension, which is enhanced by their large format.

The fiction of the world we live in becomes apparent in this consumer product, which doesn’t merely show a picture on its label, but the whole bottle has the shape of the blond doll. The magical image of the container triumphs over the actual product, the shampoo is hidden behind the artificiality of the packaging.
Fictitious images are models of behaviour, regardless whether they are showing something real or not. The distinction between fake, real or artificial, does not exist in this case. They are solidified abstractions, by means of calculation. This is the reality/fiction we live in. The system works through inertia and is based on computer calculations, which often show absurd chance results, finally they take our foundations away and we find ourselves in the abyss.

#art #contemporaryart #culture #artist #daryavonberner #arco19 #madridart #photography #barbie #shampoo

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