Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, DE
July 16 - August 14, 2021

Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard / Elizabeth Ravn, Anna M. Szaflarski, Nigin Beck, Sayuri Chetti, Stephanie Comilang, Zora Mann, Philip Wiegard, Bob Kil, The Society for Matriarchal World Domination (featuring Selin Davasse & Zoë Claire Miller)

Merzbau-Garten is a collaborative project which is growing over the course of three modules by combining the work, concepts and labor of various Berlin-based artists, writers, and designers. Inspired in part by Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau, the space at Kinderhook & Caracas is organically accumulating architectural interventions, art works and plant life over the course of the year, meanwhile manifesting in a parallel, non-linear publication with contributions from all of the participants. A program of encounters accompanies the physical exhibition.
Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Elizabeth Ravn

painted floor, inserted acrylic paintings, sculptures, mixed media
site specific

Merzbaubrunnen transforms the entire space and its contents into a public fountain or wishing well. Replete with a watery floor containing objects dropped within as well as debris left behind, it's framed by several faux concrete ledges and sculptures of Narcissus, a pigeon, a trash can, and beer bottles, among others.  The trompe l'oeil paintings are of household objects, strewn about the wishing well floor perhaps in the vain hope of some kind of pandemic deliverance. 

photos by Joe Clark