In the right context, repetitions can be a beautiful thing – or to put it another way, less can indeed be more. So the tradition of the so-called “Three questions” – an easy way of finding out what it is that drives artists in their work – seems a natural fit for Coeur et Art. Accordingly we are asking artists, curators, designers, writers and other creatives three such questions.

Consider the three questions as a catapult into the mind and viewpoints of the protagonists. All you have to do is read, watch the images arising before your inner eye and let your heart go vroum! As Pablo Picasso once said: 

Everything you can imagine is real.

AUGMENTED DREAMS is the title of the group show opening September 10th at Kunstraum Bethanien during the Berlin Art Week. The exhibition is curated in collaboration with curator and art historian Carlota Ibañez de Aldecoaby by its artists which are: Stefano Bosis, Marion Fink, Michel Lamoller, Miguel Rothschild, and Gonzalo Reyes Araos. We have always admired the work and particularly the mindset of Stefano Bosis, an Italian painter who lives and works in Berlin. Bosis paintings will show reflections about our time as we find ourselves at the brink of an important change:  Digital creation coexists with a non-digital physical.

How will we think in the future? Will we be living in an augmented dream?

It makes total sense to add our three Mon Coeur Fait Vroum questions to this point of departure!

Today as I see it, emotions are generally discouraged; being emotional has become synonymous with being unstable and unbalanced.

I work with colours, space and irrational forms, I scream out all the miracle of life, everything that is special, unique and not repeatable.

This is because I want to give hope, to remind us that due to our habit of walking, we have forgotten our wings.

It is exciting!

 

Aesthetics and work processes aside, which emotions do you seek to trigger in your work, and why?

Surprise, empathy, compassion, hope, joy, nostalgia and similar emotions have to be as strong as the sound of a thousand children, and touch on that inner place within us that connects us all in a miraculous way. Why?

Because I want to make people fall in love.

Because I want my painting to be a bridge between the visible and the non-visible world, to suggest an irrational dimension that is not explorable by science or technology. Like an escape from megabytes. :-)I hope painting today will be able to replace tech applications with emotions.

If you could change something in the art market, what would it be?

More contents, less novelty. I would make viewers more connected to the artworks, and to do that the art world has to educate viewers in terms of sensibility and not of novelty. 

Actually the search for novelty is a paradox to me; the new is old as soon as it arrives. 

I would like to see more passion and less cold rationality.

The future is … ? 

The future is already happening. 

As the philosopher Armen Avenessian says: “The direction of time has changed. We no longer have a linear time in the sense of the past being followed by the present and then the future. It’s rather the other way around:

… the future happens before the present; time arrives from the future.”

AUGMENTED DREAMS

featuring Stefano Bosis, Marion Fink, Michel Lamoller, Gonzalo Reyes, Miguel Rothschild – curated in collaboration with curator Carlota Ibañez de Aldecoaby

Opening: September 10th, 7 – 9pm | Opening hours: 11 am until 7pm and on appointment

Kunstquartier Bethanien / Projektraum | Mariannenstr. 2, 10997 Berlin 

 

Photo Credit: Martin Peterdamm

Author: Esther Harrison