Book launch, 11. oct: We Are Here

11.10.2018 at 20:00

Book launch and installation
Artist talk with Detel Aurand and Claudia Hausfeld

A reading from We are Here by Unnur Jökulsdóttir

The Living Art Museum welcomes you to the release of We are Here, an artist book by Detel Aurand. It will take place on Thursday the 11th of October at The Marshall House. On the occasion there will be an artist talk with Detel Aurand and Claudia Hausfeld followed by a reading from We are Here by Unnur Jökulsdóttir. The program starts at 20:00 and the artist talk will take place in English. In connection with the publication an installation will be on display in the entrance hall of The Living Art Museum until October 16th.

Beginning and end, black and white, inhale and exhale, young and old—and everything in between. These ties, often imperceptible to the human eye, are explored by Berlin artist Detel Aurand in this work. Her book, We are Here, brings together artistic works created over the last twenty years, photos from the artist’s personal collection, and an autobiographical text about the relationship between Detel Aurand and her partner Jón Sigurgeirsson (1909-2003), between Iceland and Berlin. As hinted by the title, We are Here deals with our perception of time. Are we able to see into the now? What is visible, what stays hidden? It is an intimate and equally universal work about the simultaneity of all things and about how ostensible boundaries and borders dissolve when we encounter timeless beauty.