Simon Krantz and Yael Ruhman
26.08. – 16.10.2011
opening // friday, the 26.08.2011, 7 pm
Schwedter Str. 232, 10435 Berlin-Mitte,
outside: 24 hrs
for contact please call
Anne Katrin Stork, 0176 385 465 38
The emerging Isreali artists, Simon Krantz and Yael Ruhman will be showing a site specific installation at super bien! using water and wood. Both artists are reacting to the greenhouse and its surroundings, which they encountered first through the internet and then over the course of a month long residency at the Millchhof. This (global) approach is significant for their artistic method and the election of the essential materials.
“Current C“ deals with the different perceptions of interior and exterior spaces in a global and local context. The seeming accessibility of remote places by means of the web and the media as opposed to acquiring a first hand knowledge of them. Even when an actual physical encounter occurs, it does not necessarily follow that there is a possibility for an intimate acquaintance.
Krantz and Ruhman will construct a system which conducts water through different wood receptacles in a structure emulating natural bodies of water. A constant cycle of water will be contained within the greenhouse and viewed and perceived from the courtyard.
Simon Krantz and Yael Ruhman have been collaborating for three years, formulating site specific installations and sculptural work. Spatial perception is a primal subject in their installations with the intention of visualizing movement and orientation in familiar spaces. The installations are constructed with every- day objects and simple techniques. They create a reflective connection with the viewer and poetic moments develop between the object and the space. Simon Krantz was born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1979. He immigrated to Israel as a child in1984. Before returning to Israel, he studied sculpture at the Massana Academia Dart i Disseny in Barcelona. Yael Ruhman was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1978. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.