Subtext & Discourse
Dorothee Bienert, director of Galerie im Körnerpark & Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin Neukölln | EP31 Subtext & Discourse

Dorothee Bienert, director of Galerie im Körnerpark & Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin Neukölln | EP31 Subtext & Discourse

August 27, 2020

Dorothee Bienert is the director of Galerie im Körnerpark and Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin Neukölln. Together with Kati Kivinen, director of Museum for Contemporary Art Kiasma Helsinki, Dorothee curated the exhibition Fragile Times. Supported by the Finnland-Institut Deutschland and hosted by the Galerie im Körnerpark, this timely exhibition opened at the beginning of July and will continue until the 18th of October 2020. 

Climate change, environmental pollution and mass extinction are just some of the issues causing us anxiety. But even with the realisation that human activity is destroying the very basis of life on our planet, very few people are making lasting changes to their behaviour.  

Galerie im Körnerpark is one of over 30 municipal galleries throughout Berlin and is part of the Kommunale Galerien Berlin network.  This years KGB Kunstwoche (art week) will take place from Friday 28. August until Sunday 6. September 2020.

The Fragile Times exhibition is supported by the Finnish Institute in Germany.

Interview with Dorothee Bienert recorded by Michael Dooney on 18. August 2020 at the Café im Körnerpark, Berlin Neukölln.

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Fiona Sweet, festival & artistic director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale | EP30 Subtext & Discourse

Fiona Sweet, festival & artistic director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale | EP30 Subtext & Discourse

August 17, 2020

Renowned for inspiring and intelligent delivery of uniquely crafted festivals and arts events, Fiona Sweet is an influential and highly sought after speaker, industry judge in Australia and internationally including at Les Rencontres De La Photographie, France; Fotofestiwal, Poland; and Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany.

Prior to her appointment at Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Sweet was the founding Director of Sweet Creative, a leading design agency in Melbourne receiving prestigious awards from the Australian Graphic Design Association and the Victorian Government. Sweet co-founded Melbourne’s Acland Street Projection Festival and has served on the boards of the Melbourne Fringe, Chamber Made Opera, Shir Madness and Australian Graphic Design Association. She currently sits on the Industry Advisory Group for LCI Melbourne, and the Advisory Committee for the Discipline of Photography at RMIT. In 2018 Sweet was awarded an Ian Potter Development Grant assisting her research concerning international art festival best practice.

Interview with Fiona Sweet recorded by Michael Dooney on 2. June 2020 via Squadcast between Berlin and Melbourne. Portrait by Chippy Rivera.

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Catherine Evans, multi-disciplinary artist utilising photography, sculpture & installation | EP29 Subtext & Discourse

Catherine Evans, multi-disciplinary artist utilising photography, sculpture & installation | EP29 Subtext & Discourse

August 3, 2020

Catherine Evans is a Berlin-based Australian artist who works across photography, sculpture and installation. Her work focuses on geologic time and where this intersects with our own human timescales: as found in our bodies, their materiality and our lived-histories through colonialism and archaeology. Initially trained in science, and then photography, her work is characterised by a material intimacy that subverts the utility of everyday materials such as rocks, carpet and sticky tape to give unexpected shifts in our perception of light, weight and balance.

After completing her studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, she was recipient of a VCA Graduate Mentorship (2013) and Georges Mora Fellowship (2017). She has exhibited widely, most recently her work "Standing Stone" won first prize in the 2020 Neuköllner Kunstpreis, Berlin.

Interview with Catherine Evans recorded by Michael Dooney on 15. May 2020 in Neukölln, Berlin.

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