Marti’s installations included in the 27th edition of Rohkunstbau in Altdöbern, Germany

New sculptures and installations by Francesca Marti’ are included in the 27th edition of the Rohkunstbau, open to the public from August 7, 2022 at the Altdöbern Castle, in Altdöbern, 120 kms south east of Berlin. Curated by Dr. Heike Fuhlbrügge, the exhibition and catalogue are titled Zukunft – Ins Offene / Future – Into the Open, featuring work by 16 international contemporary artists. The official opening will be held on August 21. 

Participating artists: Thorsten Brinkmann (Germany – installation, sculpture and photographs), Patricia Detmering (Germany – augmented reality installation), Rainer Fetting (Germany – painting and drawing), Simryn Gill (Singapore/Malaysia/Australia – drawing), Graft (Germany – architecture), Anna K. E. (Georgia – video), Lawrence Lek (Germany/Great Britain – video and film), Francesca Marti’ (Spain/Sweden – sculpture and installation), Isa Melsheimer (Germany – sculpture and drawing), Zanele Muholi (South Africa – photographs), Ahmet Ögüt (Turkey – video), Chloe Piene (Germany/USA – drawing and action-based sculpture), Markus Schaller (Germany – video),  Brett Charles Seiler (South Africa – painting), Cindy Sherman (USA – photographs), and Katja Strunz (Germany – sculpture and installation).

From the curatorial statement:
The 27th ROHKUNSTBAU will be dedicated to the topic “Future – Into the Open“. In 2022, the exhibition will take place in the Altdöbern Castle in southern Brandenburg.  It is precisely against this background of a castle with such a diverse past, that the subject of the future will give visitors to the exhibition new access to a constantly changing world. Past and future are closely intertwined. Who are we?  Where are we going? 

The theme is underpinned by three sub-themes: technology/virtuality, self-presentation/staging and cooperative spaces. The theme of nature will play a role, so that elements from the previous exhibition Ich bin Natur (I am Nature – looking at vulnerability and survival, Rohkunstbau 26 in 2021) can be continued. It is about tracking changes that are already in force today, through the use of technology to optimize people or the extension of reality through virtual space. What is the significance of the virtualization of life, as now strived for by some Internet companies? Do we really want this change or do we shy away from it? What repercussions does this have on our coexistence and our idea of nature and the other?

It is precisely in this context that the second topic comes into play. Self-presentation or staging relies on the economy of attention in the context of human coexistence. At first this behavior appeared to break away from the everyday life of the monotonous, consumer society. However, it now seems to have become an autonomous and necessary support in the circus of neoliberal self-promotion. 

In the area of cooperative spaces, the focus is on living together and how this can be reflected aesthetically. The theme begins with the desire for community and new forms of living together. Sometimes bold architectural design may conflict with human needs. What are the guiding principles of architecture today?

Zukunft. Ins Offene / Future. Into the Open – Rohkunstbau XXVII
Curated by Dr. Heike Fuhlbrügge, with a catalogue
Schloss Altdöbern, Germany, in Altdöbern, 120 kms south east of Berlin 
August 7 – October 30, 2022.  Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12.00 – 18.00