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'Charles' A Group Exhibition by insitu In Berlin

'Charles' A Group Exhibition by insitu In Berlin
Exhibition view, 'Charles', 2016, insitu Berlin. Photo: Markus Georg.

If you happen to be in Berlin, don't miss 'Charles', a fictional character and group exhibition in curated by insitu contemporary art space. It's on for 10 more days until the 7th of May.  


For quite a while now, the poet Charles has been living alone in a tiny apartment downtown.
He barely receives guests at home and goes out only on rare occasions, mostly to meet the casual partners of his debauchery.


Socialisation does not frighten him, it’s just not of interest. Between a savage and autistic human­ being, Charles is not the kind of person you can easily put into categories. He follows his instincts and is mostly interested in fulfilling his own needs, which can be reduced to basic necessities.


But solitude has led him to a kind of decadence, in which sexual acts and drunkenness have become part of a daily routine.



Exhibition view, 'Charles', 2016, insitu Berlin. Photo: Markus Georg.



The exhibition 'Charles' aims to bring the visitors into a dark soul, the very inside of a personality which is disconnected from social realities. 'Charles' gathers artworks that reflect on the feeling of belonging to an artist’s inner consciousness, almost unadapted for the outside world.


'Charles' is part of insitu’s Cycle III, a series of  four group exhibitions developed as if they were fictional characters. Each character is based on either a particular psychological profile, personality trait or an existing character found in literature, film or music. Each exhibition provides an intimate encounter with the character, creating the feeling that one not only just met a new person but entered into their private world. This Cycle III comes from a desire to experiment with new formats of exhibition concepts: How can we change the behaviour of visitors in an exhibition? How can the expectations of exhibition viewing be readjusted? How can the encounter with an individual artwork be re-thought?


Participating artists: Edouard Baribeaud, Mike Bourscheid, Giom­Guillaume Bruère, Damien Deroubaix, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Éric Duyckaerts, Ben Quilty, Augustin Rebetez, Frederic Spreckelmeyer, Johannes Vogl 


The exhibition will be on view until the 7th of May 2016. 



Exhibition view, 'Charles', 2016, insitu Berlin. Photo: Markus Georg.



insitu is a non-profit space for contemporary art in Berlin, founded in November 2012 by the curators Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens and was enlarged 2014 by the participation of the curator Lauren Reid. The name insitu refers to the curatorial team’s understanding of curatorial practice as being necessarily »in situ« in terms of cultural, social and geographical spaces. Read our interview with insitu to find out more about their programme and activities. 


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