Edmund de Waal
portbou, 2015 | Photo: Mike Bruce, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris
British artist and writer Edmund de Waal’s first solo exhibition in Berlin “Irrkunst,” is based on Walter Benjamin’s concept of the perception of the inconspicuous.
In Bleibtreustraße, de Waal will show works that reflect upon Benjamin’s childhood and his fascination with the idea of collecting objects as a form of memory work. In the second venue on Goethestraße – a former sorting office of the post office – de Waal will explore ideas of departure and loss through a large-scale architectural work in wood and porcelain. The space will also include a temporary library of Benjamin’s writings.