Opening of the exhibition A.K. Burns, NEGATIVE SPACE & of the screening FILMS BY SKY HOPINKA
The second exhibition to open in Düsseldorf will introduce New York–based artist A.K. Burns, whose interdisciplinary practice explores the body as a contentious site—usingvideo, installation, sculpture, drawing, and collaboration to agitate systems of value. The exhibition will be the artist’s first institutional solo show in Germany and will premiere a new multi-media installation titled Leave No Trace, as well as restage the works Living Room (2017) and A Smeary Spot (2015), all of which are part of Burns’s ongoing speculative fiction series “Negative Space.” This cycle of works is conceptualized as a cosmology that draws on theater, quantum physics, and philosophy to explore the intra-action of human and non-human entities. NEGATIVE SPACE raises questions about resource allocation, environmental fragility, marginalized bodies, and their relationship to place. The production of this new episode of NEGATIVE SPACE is supported by the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION and produced with EMPAC, The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, New York.
NEGATIVE SPACE and FILMS BY SKY HOPINKA are part of HORIZONTAL VERTIGO, a year-long program at the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION in Düsseldorf and Berlin, curated by Lisa Long.