#3 pleasant vice, boring virtue

In this third iteration of the series, works by Nikola Breme, LaKela Brown and Ellie de Verdier are featured.

From the Roman Empire to the French Bourbon court, the art of designing interiors has brought the functional and artistic closer together, through ornamental elements and aesthetic objects, matching their periods and purposes accordingly.    

The works on display are, in their own way, dealing with aspects of comfort, taste and class, manifested through the design of the mundane settings in which our lives are performed.

Whether engaging with fashion artifacts, the embellishment of decorative plates or composition and depiction of contemporary still lifes, all three artistic positions negotiate aspects of social stratification, cultural appropriation and politics of identity. Each position offers an instance of reflection through the representation of everyday objects. The proposed scenario offers a set of personal narratives around political dimensions of objecthood.

 

Courtesies
The artists and Knopf Paul, Berlin 

Photos
Christian Lübbert 

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

Nikola Breme, Nachlass Margarete Schneider, 2018, earthenware, glaze

LaKela Brown, Four Doorknocker Earrings Arrangement Relief, Detail, 2018, plaster

LaKela Brown, Triangle Bamboo Earrings Relief and Sunken Relief Arrangement, Detail, 2018, plaster

LaKela Brown, Four Doorknocker Earrings Arrangement Relief, 2018, plaster

LaKela Brown, Triangle Bamboo Earrings Relief and Sunken Relief Arrangement, 2018, plaster

LaKela Brown, Triangle Bamboo Earrings Relief and Sunken Relief Arrangement; Four Doorknocker Earrings Arrangement Relief, 2018, plaster

LaKela Brown, Triangle Bamboo Earrings Relief and Sunken Relief Arrangement; Four Doorknocker Earrings Arrangement Relief, 2018, plaster

LaKela Brown, Some of the Things We Wanted and Didn’t Want, Detail, 2018, plaster, acrylic

LaKela Brown, Some of the Things We Wanted and Didn’t Want, Detail, 2018, plaster, acrylic

LaKela Brown, Some of the Things We Wanted and Didn’t Want, Detail, 2018, plaster, acrylic

LaKela Brown, Some of the Things We Wanted and Didn’t Want, 2018, plaster, acrylic

LaKela Brown, Some of the Things We Wanted and Didn’t Want, 2018, plaster, acrylic

Constructing Desire #3: pleasant vice, boring virtue, exhibition view, Knopf Paul, Berlin, 2018

Constructing Desire #3: pleasant vice, boring virtue, exhibition view, Knopf Paul, Berlin, 2018

Ellie de Verdier, RLG1, Detail, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Ellie de Verdier, RLG1, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Ellie de Verdier, RLG2, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Ellie de Verdier, RLG2; RLG1, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Constructing Desire #3: pleasant vice, boring virtue, exhibition view, Knopf Paul, Berlin, 2018

Ellie de Verdier, RLG7, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Constructing Desire #3: pleasant vice, boring virtue, exhibition view, Knopf Paul, Berlin, 2018

Constructing Desire #3: pleasant vice, boring virtue, exhibition view, Knopf Paul, Berlin, 2018

Ellie de Verdier, RLG4, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Ellie de Verdier, RLG3, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Ellie de Verdier, RLG3, RLG4, 2017, giclee print on baryt paper, aluminium bars

Constructing Desire #3: pleasant vice, boring virtue, exhibition view, Knopf Paul, Berlin, 2018