SAME AND DIFFERENT
15 Nov – 15 Dec 2017
Organized by Kersan Art Foundation collaborates with OFCA International and PartNER Yogyakarta, two Berlin-based artists, Mareike Jacobi, and Joshua Zielinski was invited for a three months artist-in-resident at Sarang Building I, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Both artists will be presenting their works of installation drawing, drawings and sculptures in Sarang Building I on 15 November – 15 December 2017.
Mareike Jacobi (b. 1985, Osnabrück, Germany) graduated from Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, Germany, in 2016. Mareike uses a self-developed system to create a series of drawings: a square grid within which fields a horizontal and a vertical line cross each other at nine possible positions. The exact positions of the lines are determined at random by the rolling of a die. From this „sub-grid" she develops variations of drawings by connecting points within the grid. In her artwork, she interested in the different aspects of pattern and pattern-making. For example, our ability to recognize patterns – to orientate in space and time – as well as our need to find or to make an order by creating our own patterns.
Joshua Zielinski (b. 1986 in Michigan, USA) graduated from Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, Germany, in 2013, he lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Joshua is fascinated by materials, their developmental histories, and historical contexts. In his work, he concerned with the influence material has on both, the form and the reception of an artwork. "The point of departure is the material's formal qualities and how they affect my practice." His work can be understood as a formal reflection on the concepts of art with a given material.