19.1.2019 – 24.3.2019

ZAK Center for Contemporary Art – Projectroom


Ricoh Gerbl is a visual artist and author. In her new project, she brings pictures and texts into a dialogue. She creates unusual contextualization of visual and literary information, parallels different temporal levels and thus, helps the invisible to new visibility: It’s Your Turn uses only images of female artists of past centuries and relates them to significant passages from Gerbl’s current novel Leben oder Ähnliches.

The reading of a novel and the consideration of artistic works are brought together in the exhibition: From temporally separate actions, which take place one after the other, simultaneity arises and thus, a natural juxtaposition. At the same time, the artist sets strategic considerations in this series in which she gives a new context to existing pictorial material and explores the limits of common viewing habits. At the same time, with her selection of images, which exclusively draws on the production of female artists, she questions the usual market structures in which the art of men still dominates. Not only is there a demand for greater attention to female artists, but also a desire for a more respectful view of female production.


Supported by a funding from Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Department of Culture.
ill.: Ricoh Gerbl, detail from It’s Your Turn, 2018, graphic print
Das lange Gebäude der Alten Kaserne, Foto: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann


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