FIRST FIRST THURSDAY, MARCH 2019
First First Thursday is a group show of international artists based in Berlin, and will be happening at PremArts (premarts.de) this Thursday, March 7th from 19:00 – 22:00 and by appointment there after. The gallery is located in the Wrangelkiez of Kreutzburg at Oppelner Str. 34 and this show is the first of a monthly exhibition at the gallery with the hopes of inspiring a Wrangelkiez First Thursday Artwalk down the road.
The theme of this months show is [city structures] and will bring together paintings, photography, sculpture, video work and more from this first group of first Thursday artists and how they work with the structures of the city.
participating artists –
Achim Stiermann | www.stiermann.org
Avi Albers Ben Chamo
Bernard Bolter | www.bernardbolter.com
Herr Ling | @esvecee
Inga Kat Coleman | www.ingakatcoleman.com
Inka | @inkaone_cmd_tck
M. Von Mutterer
Nam Nguyen | www.nampainting.com
Sweza | www.sweza.com
March 29, 16.00 – 22.00, Vernissage: 20.00 – 22.00
March 30, 14.00 – 20.00
As a trained dancer Jill is particularly drawn to the lightness of being, of fleeting movement and the grace, of dancers. This elusive quality is what she tries to find with line. She works with models who will hold poses for a brief amount of time, changing to another, often at will. The unknown time constraint causes her to work gesturally and minimally, giving rise to a dynamic line quality. The drawings of the poses are laid over each other, challenging the viewer to see the figure this way or that.
With Looking At You, Jill is asking whether we are viewing the model in a celebratory way, appreciating her female agency, or are we viewing her in a possessive, predatory way?
Historically the female model was passive, eyes cast down, non-confrontational. In a few paintings, Manet’s Olympia and Goya’s The Naked Maja, the model looks directly at the viewer. These were shocking for their time.
Today, in the current climate of consent and Me Too, the model holds our gaze.
Is she provoking or inviting?
The Rap Critics
a first experiment in freestyle art criticism
Thursday February 28th 2019 | 19:00 – 21:00
In this first experiment, PremArts will be hanging a bunch of forgotten and lost artwork found at markets and where ever. Then there will be a freestyle cypher where rappers are encouraged to spit upon the the work hanging on the walls.
Sometimes, people find it hard to talk about art and sometimes, freestyle cyphers find it hard to remain on topic. We’re hoping to help out both of these circumstances and just see what happens.
Come by if you want to get into the cypher or if you just want to see how this experiment turns out. It’s just for the fun of it.
All languages welcome for the freestyle!