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Estrangement – a vague sense of belonging By Very Kori
September 8 @ 6:00 pm - September 10 @ 7:00 pm CEST
Estrangement – a vague sense of belonging
By Very Kori
Retramp Gallery, Reuterstrasse 62, 12047 Berlin
8th-10th of September 2023
Vernissage: 8th of September 2023 starting at 6PM
General opening hours gallery: daily 3PM-7PM
Retramp Gallery proudly presents “Estrangement – a vague sense of belonging”, the third solo exhibition by Dutch-born artist Very Kori. Known for her embrace of the unconventional, Kori’s works delve into the realms of spirituality, mental health, and the art of caring.
In an era where the term “ghosting” has become a familiar part of our vernacular, “Estrangement – a vague sense of belonging” by Very Kori takes on added significance. It serves as a poignant exploration of the idea of making visible what has suddenly disappeared.
Just as ghosting refers to the sudden and unexplained disappearance of a person from one’s life, Kori’s art sheds light on the nuances of estrangement in broader contexts. Kori’s art offers a sanctuary for introspection, prompting us to reflect on our own sense of disconnection from the world. In strong contrast with the topics of her art, the artworks display movement, bright colors with strong light and dark contrast, spirals, cut off edges – thereby bridging the gap between the tangible and intangible. Her works foster a renewed sense of connection and unity: a vague sense of belonging.
The main proposition of this upcoming exhibition is a 180 cm by 220 cm piece, the artist’s largest work to date, which she declines into an immersive performance in which the viewer is encouraged to take part.
The piece, titled “Torn Apart”, is mirrored as a fragmented print on canvas on the opposing wall. The viewer is invited to take a part of painting – as a reflection that in estrangement, we share a collective experience of loneliness, but also that as we estrange those around us, we only accept one piece of them and reject the rest. This performance explores simultaneously both sides of estrangement – on both sides of the second room of the exhibition. The art piece is no longer merely the piece of art. It is the performance piece of the art itself.
Join Very Kori on a transformative journey through “Estrangement – a vague sense of belonging”, where art becomes a conduit for healing and reconciliation. Experience firsthand the power of her direct and evocative expressions as she invites us to confront our own estrangement and rediscover the beauty that lies within it.