Marleen Sleeuwits: Fictional Spaces

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Jägerstrasse 5, 10117 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Open: Wed-Sat noon-6pm


Marleen Sleeuwits: Fictional Spaces


Marleen Sleeuwits: Fictional Spaces
to Sat 2 Mar 2019
Wed-Sat noon-6pm | visit

Dutch artist Marleen Sleeuwits (*1980 in Enschede) kicks off the first half of the 2019 gallery exhibition calendar with FICTIONAL SPACES, her first solo show in Germany.

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With one of her most recent interventions, Marleen Sleeuwits will translate the gallery’s exhibition space into a new dimension. Parallel to this we present a series of large-format photographic works with striking examples of her fictional spatial constructions.

A playful approach to side specific elements has always been a characteristic of Marleen Sleeuwits’ artistic work . What has always caught her interest to create interventions is not so much architecture in itself but the classically built space. It is rather the design of the same with a portfolio of exchangeable surfaces. These surfaces and materials place their inhabitants into a fluid world of supposedly individual and constantly changing projections. “How does man encounter these projections? How does he live in this cosmos of built surfaces? And what are his emotional states within this global design language? asks the artist. Instead of giving an answer to these questions Sleeuwits photographic body of work and installations highlights them for the viewer by „Blurring the line between the two- and three-dimensional“.

Marleen Sleeuwits studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and is represented with her works in various Dutch collections such as the Museum het Valkhof, KPMG, De Brauw Blackstone and Westbroek, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Heden Den Haag and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as in numerous private collections such as the Sanders Collection and De Groen Collection.

Sleeuwits has exhibited internationally at numerous photo festivals including the Naarden Photo Festival and the Jeonju Photo Festival, South Korea. Her most recent solo shows were Not the Actual Site at Contact Photo Festival Toronto (2018) and LhGWR, The Hague. She has also appeared in several group shows such as the Museo di Diocesano di Milano, the Paleis Soestdijk, the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, the Museum het Valkhof and others.

Courtesy of the artist and FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph, Berlin. Photography: Gunter Lepkowski

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