AHOI, LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
4 JULY - 28 AUGUST 2022
10.00 AM - 07.30 PM
How does one break a family and social taboo? Mika Sperling tries to address this question in I Have Done Nothing Wrong. Armed through vulnerability and braced by resilience, maintaining a keen awareness of the facts in order to reject violence, the artist expresses the crimes of her grandfather through three complementary series. First, five photographs produced in collaboration with the artist’s daughter on the road from her childhood home to that of the perpetrator. Then, meticulously cut out family photos. And finally, a fictive scenario between a deceased grandfather and an artist looking for answers.
EXHIBITION CURATOR: TAOUS DAHMANI.
Born in 1990 in Norilsk, Russia
Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.
Mika Sperling is a photo-based artist. She was born the latest of eight children in the mining city of Norilsk in Northern Siberia, where her family lived for twenty years before moving to Germany, when she was one year old. She studied photography and book design at the Hochschule Darmstadt, FH Bielefeld, and the San Francisco Art Institute, where she earned an MFA in 2018 thanks to Fulbright and DAAD Scholarships. Her work is based in photography and writing, engaging questions she draws from her childhood with the goal of facing inner fears and overcoming trauma.
Solita foto dal Teatro Antico con la proiezione dell'edizione 2022 dei Rencontres d'Arles
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