What Is and What Should Never Be

Alina Yakirevitch, Martine Flor

What Is and What Should Never Be

Alina Yakirevitch, Martine Flor

Curated by

Myles Starr

Exhibition

9 June – 1 July

Opening

8 June 19:00

Location

Rennweg 110-116

In the exhibition 'What Is and What Should Never Be', curator Myles Starr confronts a video projection by Alina Yakirevitch with the photogram works of Martine Flor, to address the limits of human nature.

Martine Flor (b.1989) is an multidisciplinary artist from Norway, currently living between Sweden and New York. Through material processes often defined in series, she investigates a liminal space between objects, the preverbal and the sign. She holds an MFA (2018) from Malmö Art Academy with an exchange to Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien (2017). In 2019 she was the assistant of Mary Kelly in Los Angeles and in 2021-22 she participated in The Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. Recent exhibitions include Artists Space, New York, Heerz Tooya Gallery in Veliko Tarnovo and Obra Gallery in Malmö.

Alina Yakirevitch was born in Russia, in 1994. She is a multidisciplinary artist who works in film, installation, sound, sculpture and text. The recurring experience of migration, first from Russia to Israel, then from Israel to the US, serves as a catalyst to her process. In her films Yakirevitch uses rhythm and bodily interactions as points of focus. Past exhibitions include Hauser and Wirth Gallery, New York, Trestle Gallery, New York, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Gabirol Gallery, Tel Aviv. Upcoming shows: Rust, two person show with Rachel Flaith at P.A.D gallery, New York, Time Space, group show with Bush Collective in Tel Aviv.

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Myles Starr (B. 1987 New York) Is an artist, curator, and writer. In each endeavor he aims to figure out what is 'good' and 'bad': paintings, sculptures, writing, exhibitions, and art. He started the exhibition space / program, SORT, with Katharina Hoglinger in Vienna and is the director of the exhibition platform Louis Reed based in lower Manhattan. He lives between Vienna and New York City.

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