HAMBURG.- The Drawing Room
is presenting the second solo exhibition by Berlinbased artist Jenni Tischer. In the exhibition I´m a Stranger Here Myself Jenni Tischer presents cap sculptures, wearable caps and works on paper.
On a formal level, the caps are imprints of heads and literally allow the wearer a view inside. On a semantic level, Tischer reflects on the emergence of caps in urban public space and brings to light the way in which caps connect subculture, resistance and at the same time symbolize a commoditized globally produced sameness. Jenni Tischer refers to the book Strangers to Ourselves by psychoanalyst and literary theorist Julia Kristeva which presents the notion of strangeness within the self as a premise to accept strangeness in the outside. The grid-displays made by the artist reflect on digital strategies built on algorithms that are producing normative statements.
Jenni Tischer (* 1979 in Heidelberg) lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna until 2010. Most recently, her works were shown in solo exhibitions in Kunstforum Baloise, Basel; Galerie Krobath, Vienna, 2016; Drawing Room, Hamburg, 2015; mumok Vienna, 2014/15; Galerie Krobath (Vienna, 2013 and Berlin, 2012), in Bielefelder Kunstverein, 2012, and in Projektraum Dolores (Galerie Ellen de Bruijn, Amsterdam, 2011). In addition, works by Jenni Tischer were on view in the group exhibitions Small is Beautiful in Drawing Room Hamburg, 2014 and Der feine Unterschied (The Subtle Difference) in Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2013.
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