Gastarbeiter 2.0: Guided tour and talk with Jelena Fužinato

Sat, 8.6.24, 4.00 pm Type: Guided Tour, Talk Languages: German, English, Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian Location: nGbK am Alex Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 11/13, 10178 Berlin Admission: free Organizer: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst

The tour offers an exploration of Jelena Fužinato’s work „The Builder’s Daughter: Everything is Peachy.“ The artist invites guests to collaboratively engage with the piece through a structured guidance intended to inspire introspection and dialogue. Participants will have the opportunity to listen, share, write, and draw throughout the session.

About the work 

„The Builder’s Daughter: Everything is Peachy“ fuses two distinct elements, each with its own significance within the installation. The first component introduces a new iteration of the „The Builder’s Daughter“ series through scaffolding—a symbol, for the artist, of renegotiating spatial dynamics. This scaffolding, carefully positioned within the gallery space of ngbk, represents a dialogue between the artist and the institution. Initially, the negotiation involved differing entry points, eventually culminating in a compromise: the scaffolding temporarily holding the gallery door ajar during the exhibition’s opening before being relocated inside. In contrast to the sturdy object of the scaffolding, the second element unfolds as a 5-meter-long drawing by the artist, depicting scenes of a landscape in gentle peach and yellow tones and figurative scenes streaked with lines of smoke and fire. This drawing, part of the therapeutic „Everything is Peachy“ series, evokes a sense of softness and complexity. It invites viewers to interpret its nuanced symbols without verbal elucidation, offering a space for personal reflection. These components provide multiple perspectives: some emerge from negotiation and spatial integration, others from personal and therapeutic exploration to enable a multidimensional interpretation of positions of otherness.


Gastarbeiter 2.0

Sat, 13.4. – Sun, 16.6.24 Type: Exhibition Location: nGbK am Alex