|Joy of Life|
Archi Galentz Solo Show
Preview: Friday, 25th of March, 2011 16:00 - 19:00
Opening: Saturday, 26th of March, 2011, starting from 18:00
Visiting by appointment: 0049 1795475312
Examples of Exposed Works
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Moscow-born (1971) Archi Galentz experienced the "Wall" time and the radical change
of the social order simultaneously with his basic artistic development. Therefore, his
questions always circle around autonomy issues, and the focus of his interest remains
in self-consciousness of post-communist societies.
In 1992, the UdK Berlin invited Archi Galentz to West Berlin as a guest student to
compare art teaching systems. After the regular student registration he first studied
Free Art with main focus on Painting and Printing, and, afterwards, studied Product Design.
Within the scope of design education he came in touch with the photographic craft: from
dealing with studio equipment to different manipulations including digital editing.
Since 2001, Archi Galentz has been using photography as a means of expression in
numerous exhibitions. The „message“ of the medium interests him less than the abolition of
the border with painting by the application of computer. The function of a photographic
image moves from documentation to personal manifestation. Besides, the artist combines
aesthetics of Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Object Art as a process of
examining hierarchies and experimenting with correlations.
InteriorDAsein Berlin is a studio and showroom of Archi Galentz and is, as an
Artist-Run-Space, a member of the Colony Wedding Berlin. Since 2008, InteriorDAsein
has showed a series of solo and group exhibitions related to the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.
"Joy of Life“ is artist‘s first solo show in InteriorDAsein where the most important photo series are
brought together as a stock-taking ("Wall Cut-outs, Moscow" 2003; "OGONJOK", 2004;
"Red November", 2005; "Preserving Traces" 2008-2009; "Ghost Hunting", 2009-2010";
"Joy of Life", 2005-2007; "Sex Appeal", 2011; and others).