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/ Arratia Beer
Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Priapus Agonistes, 2013.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

Pasiphae, the protagonist of Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley’s film series “The Minotaur Trilogy” (2013–15), was the queen of Crete, married to king Minos, the son of Zeus and Europa. Her story is a tale of offence and punishment, but not a straightforward one. Minos, who had just ascended... continue reading
Friedrich Teepe

ARRATIA BEER, Berlin

View of Friedrich Teepe, ARRATIA BEER, Berlin, 2014.
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Judith Vrancken

Entering ARRATIA BEER from the back doorway, one encounters a sculptural object, covered in raw canvas and impressive in size. Padded and rectangular, it obstructs the view of the entire gallery. Through its center, which is weighed down by an extra layer of fabric, there is a row of buckles,... continue reading
Omer Fast

ARRATIA BEER, Berlin

Omer Fast, 5000 Feet is the Best, 2011.
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Maia Gianakos

In a world mediated by images, where the brutality of remote events is diluted by means of oversaturation and repetition, how does the real endure? And in the space of the cinema, where narratives are taken as spellbinding truths, what constitutes the real? When entering into the cinematic contract, we... continue reading
Javier Téllez’s "O Rinoceronte de Dürer" at Arratia, Beer, Berlin
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

With both parents working as practicing psychiatrists, Javier Téllez tells us that early in life he found it difficult to distinguish the boundaries between normalcy and pathology. Having experienced the plight of mental patients from an all-too-personal perspective, he soon began to embrace collaborations with the mentally afflicted as his preferred working method. Though formally diverse, his films La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc - Rozelle Hospital, (2004),... continue reading

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