Bring Your Own Tatjana Doll, 2006
Sunday, November 26th, 7-10 PM
January 14th - February 3rd, 2007
Homie is pleased to announce an exhibition by Berlin-based artist, Tatjana Doll. As the title suggests, the exhibition invites the artist's collectors and fans to bring and exhibit their own "Tatjana Doll". Homie will receive Doll’s drawings, paintings, and videos from collectors at the opening and exhibit them for the month. Doll who is currently in residence at Transfer in Istanbul will be available at the opening via an online chat room.
The exhibition coincides with Homie's 2nd Annual Potluck Thanksgiving Feast! We invite the public to bring their favorite dishes (potluck). Homie will cook 2 traditional beer-soaked turkeys! Thanksgiving is an American holiday which celebrates the first harvest shared between the Indians and Pilgrims. At Homie, it commemorates our first year.
Tatjana Doll paints extraordinary automobiles such as the Hummer, trains and planes, other byproducts of the transportation industry such as containers, and elements of public architecture: signage and advertisements, stadiums, and cinemas. Readily classified as everyday, her subject matter is specific to the "status quo", the means necessary to maintain it and societal apparatus which reinforces its stabilizing, albeit homogenizing, effects. She paints from pre-existing 2-dimensional forms. Her paintings, like their subjects, are commodity. The work affirms and subverts its place in consumer culture and role in acquiring "status quo".
At Homie, Doll furthers her investigation by setting up an exhibition that is delivered direct from the public realm. With a gracious gesture, Doll invites her collectors to congregate and exhibit their work at Homie. In the process, the significance of "their work" and "her paintings" dramatically shifts. The paintings are not isolated aesthetic experiences, but like her subjects, are purchased commodity. The situation both reveals and subverts the relationships and desires between her work, collectors, the gallery, and audience.
Tatjana lives and works in Berlin. She has had solo-shows at Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Galerie Art & Public, Cabinet P.H., Geneva, Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris, and Kunstfonds, Bonn. Her work has been included in many group shows including at P.S.1, NY, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Musée d' Art Moderne, Paris, NICC, Antwerp, and many more venues. Notably, her work has appeared around Berlin in many alternative spaces including Pavilion Karl Marx Allee, Cafe Moskau, Autocenter, and Europacenter.
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