Christina Dimitriadis & Andrea Pichl

Symbioses 

Two balconies, two artists, two friends, one home.                                                                                          

From East Germany, Andrea Pichl                                                                                       

From the South, Greece, Christina Dimitriadis

Using fabrics and materials from their childhoods that recall memories of the places and traditions where they grew up (East Berlin and Thessaloniki) Christina Dimitriadis and Andrea Pichl create installations that explore the symbolism and narratives found in the everyday domestic chore of hanging laundry, thereby each telling their own story from their respective balconies.

 

The home , where the Symbioses project takes place, is a building in the center of East Berlin, a classical 1901 flat, a so-called Altbau (prewar building). Its architecture and design is in constant transformation depending on the trends and needs that each historical, political, and social period that the past century brought to the city. It is a space where history has left its imprints. A place where past and present coexist.

 

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Zwei Balkone, zwei Künstlerinnen, zwei Freundinnen, ein Zuhause

Aus dem Osten Deutschlands, Andrea Pichl

Aus dem Süden, Griechenland, Christina Dimitriadis

 

Andrea Pichl & Christina Dimitriadis verwenden für ihre Installationen Stoffe und Materialien ihrer jeweiligen Kindheitserinnerungen an Orte und Traditionen an denen sie aufgewachsen sind jeweils (Ostberlin und Thessaloniki).

 

Zwei Installationen auf zwei Balkonen erzählen in der traditionellen Art des Wäscheaufhängens ihre jeweils eigene Geschichte. 

 

Das Haus, wo das Projekt Symbiosen stattfindet, ein Gebäude im Zentrum Ostberlins, ist eine klassische Altbau-Wohnung von 1901. Die Architektur und das Design des Gebäudes sind in ständiger Veränderung, entsprechend der historischen, politischen und sozialen Perioden des letzten Jahrhunderts. Es ist ein Ort, an dem die Geschichte ihre Spuren hinterlassen hat. Ein Ort, an dem Vergangenheit und Gegenwart koexistieren.

 

Christina Dimitriadis

Christina Dimitriadis lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Parsons School of Design and The New School for Social Research in New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally in major institutions and events for more than 25 years. Parallel to her artistic practice she has been invited to teach at various universities.

www.christinadimitriadis.com

 

Andrea Pichl


For Andrea Pichl, who was born in the German Democratic Republic and grew up in East Berlin, architectural designs and urban spatial constellations of classical and postwar modernism are the points of reference. Her works have been shown in institutions including the Museum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Landesmuseum Brandenburg; Galerie KOW, Berlin; Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle/Saale; Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, IMMA; Irish Museum of Modern Art , Dublin; and the M HKA, Museum for Contemporary Art, Antwerp.