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11.08. - 15.08.2023
The Leftovers by Nicole Beck at Culterim | Gesunbrunnen | Backshop

“The Leftovers”

August 11 - 15, 2023 , Culterim | Backshop

Opening: August 11, 2023, 6pm

The objects we choose to keep tell our stories. Whether it be camping gear, a grandparent’s dresser, linen, or birthday cards, our leftovers cast a light on our values, hopes and uncertainties.

Dana Melaver’s “The Leftovers” grapples with this idea. This body of work is born entirely of an apartment that was broken down into a storage space in March 2020. For three years, unit #2070 in Brooklyn was home to early art projects, forks, and toothpaste: a neighborhood of practical and sentimental relics. In “The Leftovers”, Melaver uses this stowed-away archive as raw material for new work, turning a mattress into a canvas, scrap paper into a projection screen, an umbrella stand into a musical instrument. By allowing these objects to change, Melaver grants new life to the things left behind.

First exhibited at Kunstraum LLC in New York City earlier this year, Melaver’s body of work under goes further transformation for its second coming-of-age in Berlin. After its journey across the Atlantic Ocean “The Leftovers'' lands at Culterim Backshop in Gesundbrunnen. In its second life, the exhibition highlights our attachment to material and immaterial objects of the past as we grow into our new lives elsewhere. In a city peppered with newcomers, Melaver speaks to the common experience of moving, rebuilding, and repurposing a life — and the baggage that comes along.

curated by:

Nicole Beck

with artworks by:

Dana Melaver

Opening Days:

11 August  - 6pm - 9pm

12 August  - 2pm - 6pm (curatorial tour: 6pm)

13 August  - 2pm - 6pm

14 August  - 2pm - 6pm

15 August  - 2pm - 6pm


Culterim | Gesundbrunnen | Backshop

Brunnenstraße 107, 13355 Berlin

Near S+U Bahnhof Gesundbrunnen

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