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Berlin: Michal Martychowiec
August 29 - October 11
The incredulity of Saint Thomas: limted by history 2020, oil on wood 21×15 cm, variable number of glass panels (detail)
Nachricht vom letzten Menschen: The Mythology of Michal Martychowiec
Nachricht vom letzten Menschen [Message from the Last Man]: The Mythology of Michal Martychowiec is an exploration of the symbolic sign cosmos and the new mythology of Michal Martychowiec. The two main protagonists of this exhibition, which can also be understood as a parable, are the figure of the incredulous St. Thomas and the figure of the ‘panda’. The latter can be understood as the ‘last man’, who was prominently described, e.g. by Max Weber or Friedrich Nietzsche.
The exhibition is also the third part of the cycle μυθοποίηση – mythopoesis curated by Julian M. H. Schindele. It is interested in forms taken by actualization, variation, the invention of myths, and archetypal narratives today as well as their poetological analysis.
Michal Martychowiec (born in 1987) creates conceptual series of photographs, films, drawings, neons, objects, mixed-media installations, and environments. He is a visiting lecturer at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He lives and works in Berlin.
Bublitz is an artist and curator initiative founded in 2011. It works at the interface between art and cultural history and is a combination of the cultural production site, artist group, curator’s office, gallery, music publisher, and concert organizer. The three core elements of Bublitz are thematic exhibition cycles, the work of the artist group Thesaurós, and the exhibition space Thesaurós. Uhlandstrasse. in Berlin.