Olevano Romano (Vende)
i LIVES HERE
Antonia Low, 2017
Tommy Støckel, 2020
Olevan Romano (Vende)
Printed on semi-transparent fabric is a view of a neglected house put up for sale. It is one of many in Olevano Romano, where the young generations have moved away for the cities. In particular this medieval village was considered a place of inspiration for young German artists during the Romantic period. Today, artists in Berlin face gentrification as one effect of urban population increase. Presented in a window of a Berlin house with similar grey facade and covered in graffiti the visual juxtaposition of the two buildings manifests their coexistence.
i LIVES HERE
In his sculptures, Tommy Støckel renders autonomy and illusionism in paper, cardboard and polystyrene with a meticulousness. i LIVES HERE, the new sculpture he created for Die Balkone, is based on the first letter of the graffiti "irgh" on the house façade and takes over one of the windows.
Antonia Low (born in 1972 in Liverpool UK) lives and works in Berlin. She studied Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Münster and Goldsmiths College in London. Her installations, sculptures, and photographs are inspired by the infrastructures that support everyday life and configurate work spaces, storage rooms, and archaeological excavations.
Low has created large spatial installations for K21, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf (2014–16); GIBCA Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2019); ISCP New York (2018); Gingko Space, Beijing (2017); Palazzo Altemps, National Museum of Rome (2016); Kunstmuseum Bonn (2014); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2014); and Städtische Galerie Nordhorn (2011), as well as at Berlin institutions and project spaces such as the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k. (2018), Eigen + Art Lab (2017), Funkturm Berlin (2017), NuN (2015), General Public (2013), LoBe (2010), and Samsa (2010).
The projects of Tommy Støckel (born in 1972 in Copenhagen) draw inspiration from objects found in our everyday surroundings as well as in digital material, which he meticulously reworks and presents through a wide range of media, such as sculptures, photographs, typefaces, emojis, and other digital formats. Støckel has had solo exhibitions at Frankfurter Kunstverein; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; and Arnolfini, Bristol. His work has also been shown in The Atlantic Project, Plymouth; CAPC, Bordeaux; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; and the Gwangju Biennale.