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Adrian Buschmann
Adrian Piper
Adrien Chevalley
Aids-3d
Alex Hubbard
Ali Kepenek
Amy Yao
BFFA3AE
Bless Oscar Magnuson Mykita
Brock Enright
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Charlotte Herzig
Chris Succo
Christine De La Garenne
Christopher Füllemann
Dan Shaw-Town
Daniel Keller
Dave Mcdermott
David Adamo
David Hendren
Davide Balula
Debora Delmar Corp.
Duncan Malashock
Ed Fornieles
Emmy Skensved
Evan Gruzis
Frank Lloyd Wright
Fritz Köthe
Gabriel Lester
George Egerton-Warburton
Gilles Furtwängler
Grit Hachmeister
Guillaume Pilet
Haley Mellin
Halina Kliem
Hans Isaksson
Hayal Pozanti
Hunter Chamberlain
Iris Touliatou
Ivan Comas
Jala Wahid
James Howard
Jan Håfström
Jason Simon
Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville
Jean-Sébastien Grégoire
Jedediah Caesar
Jen Denike
Jens Einhorn
Jim Lee
John M Armleder
Jota Castro
Judith Braun
Julia Colavita
Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Langundtroia
Leonhard Hurzlmeier
Louisa Gagliardi
Lucas Jardin
Lucie Fontaine
Luke Barber-Smith
Manor Grunewald
Marc Bijl
Marcus Knupp
Margo Trushina
Marguerite Humeau
Marianne Vlaschits
Mark Titchner
Markus Amm
Marlene Stark
Matt Connors
Matthew Stone
Maximiliam Arnold
Mie Olise
Nathaniel Rackowe
Nazafarin Lotfi
Neil Beloufa
Nick Oberthaler
Nicolás Guagnini
Niels Sievers
Otto Piene
Paul Cowan
Pauline Beaudemont
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz
Petros Moris
Piotr Łakomy
Rainer Ganahl
Ramaya Tegegne
Richard Frater
Rindon Johnson
Robert Powell
Roman Liška
Sarah Oppenheimer
Sebastian Black
Sebastian Lloyd Rees
Selina Grüter & Michèle Graf
Shade Therét
Shana Moulton
Shezad Dawood
Sister Corita Kent
Torben Ribe
Ulrich Erben
Vera Kox
Wyatt Kahn
Ylva Ogland
IRIS TOULIATOU
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Sergei Eisenstein: “Montage is collision. Conflict of two pieces in opposition to each other. A view that from the collision of the two given factors arises a concept.”
DUVE Berlin proudly presents the first solo exhibition of Greek born artist Iris Touliatou in Germany, titled *On the Breaking Act of Seeing Through and Through the other Side of Grounds and Things *. The exhibition presents new works of sculptures, drawings and collages, alongside a limited edition artist publication.
In the continuity of previous projects, questioning the utopian ambitions of modernism and the fictional, dramatic nature of architecture through its relation to cinema, this new series of works is based on Sergei Eisenstein’s scenario for ‘Glass House’ (1926 - 1932), a film that the pioneering director and former architect would unfortunately fail to realize.

The ‘Glass House’ was to present a new type of dwelling. A glass tower, similar to Mies van de Rohe’s unrealised skyscraper proposal for Berlin’s Friedrichstraße competition in 1921. Eisenstein’s film aimed to invent architecture that would exist only through film, whilst reflecting and contributing to contemporary architectural debates. At this time, modernity was obsessed with transparency; the German mystics, American rationalists and Russian constructivists were creating glass buildings and discovering that this material could support conflicting ideologies. The clash between expressionist mysticism and Bauhaus functionalism, as well as the glass house as a model for a new cinematic space and language, are elements found in the core of Eisenstein’s script.
Following this axis, the installation is conceived as a postscript, including diverse conceptual gestures, reinventing the mise-en- scene of a multi layered architectural drama, producing space through new angles and perspectives. Across a wide spectrum of forms, sculptures, drawings, collages and an accompanying publication, the installation questions transparency, documents and mythologizes the conflict between the utopias of glass architecture, unravels its structure and creates new associations, metaphors and interpretations.

Abstract sculptural replicas of hypothetical film props, composed from panes of glass are presented in this show. Arranged into geometric structures that merge almost imperceptibly with the space in which they are installed, they are imbued with high degrees of unsettling tragedy. Their dynamic yet fragile form implies loss of all known dimensions and points of view and redefines senses of property, privacy and ownership. Transparent and empty, they become a display of all and of nothing, a vitrine inside a vitrine. Furthermore collages and drawings of various formats conceptually and formally explore a kaleidoscopic and polyfocal point of view, inspired from Eisenstein’s theory of montage.

Can we really deal with transparency?

Iris Touliatou was born in 1981 in Athens, Greece, where she studied at the University of Social and Political Sciences and obtained her bachelors degree from the School of Fine Arts in Athens. Touliatou received her Masters of fine arts from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France in 2008. In 2010, she received the Onassis Foundation Grant and was shortlisted for The Future of Europe Art Prize. In 2009, Touliatou was awarded the artist residency at Le Pavillon, Laboratoire de Création du Palais de Tokyo, Paris as well as at SAIR/ Artist in residency in Denmark. Exhibitions include, a solo show at Les Modules, Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2010 as well as thematic exhibitions at The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens in 2007,2008 and 2010. Her works form part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens and she is currently an artist in residency at PROGRAM, Berlin. Touliatou lives and works in Paris.

**On the Breaking Act of Seeing Through and Through the other Side of Grounds and Things * is the first act of a three part project under the title THE GLASS HOUSE: PROPOSALS FOR THE MATERIALIZATION OF THREE IMPOSSIBLE SCENES
I. On the Breaking Act of Seeing Through and Through the other Side of Grounds and Things II. On the vertiginous act of falling on the ceiling
II. On the vertiginous act of falling on the ceiling
III. On the inconclusive act of hammering a nail into a glass wall