Events | Exhibition: Liat Yossifor - the gray feather a thrush lost

Berlin | April 28, 2022 – June 25, 2022

Communicating Vessels, installation view, 2021

with Berlin Fellow Liat Yossifor

Further information:
Opening: Thu, April 28, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. /
Runtime: April 28 – June 25, 2022, Tue through Sat 11 a.m.–6 p.m. /
Venue: 68projects, Fasanenstraße 68, D-10719 Berlin /

VATMH and 68projects are pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based Israeli artist Liat Yossifor in Berlin. The exhibition coincides with the artist's Berlin Fellowship by VATMH.

The poem by Adam Zagajewski, from which the title of the show was selected, consists of lines about normalcy and beauty that are interrupted by descriptions of brutality. Yossifor's new paintings negotiate rough paint handling with lyrical line work as well as natural movements and their deviations.

She achieves this by drawing and scoring into thick textural masses of paint. Dark grays dominate this newest series, which also showcases a thickness never seen before within her practice. The thicker the structure, the deeper the markings left within. The gray for Yossifor is not meant as an aesthetic choice, but rather as an outcome of complementary colors cancelling one another through the intensive process of gestural painting. For us, whatever color and gesture are lost through this process are what we, in turn, can gain by allowing ourselves to consider our own markings in life and moments of erasure.

In cooperation with 68projects

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