Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
|Eva Grubinger Black Diamond Bay|
Eva Grubinger’s exhibition “Black Diamond Bay” explores the idea of psychological landscapes—a physical or mental journey—that evokes ideas of escapism and the search for the self. Released in conjunction with the show, this catalogue features visual documentation of the exhibition by Sylvain Deleu, and an accompanying text by Fatoş Üstek that comments on Grubinger’s focus on parallels between global migration and sexual adventuring, contradictions in the simultaneous pull toward escapism and discovery, and the employment of objects as indicators of place. As Üstek writes: “‘Black Diamond Bay’ posits a refinement of thought that reflects on the dualistic condition of human nature: we want to see the unknown, yet we also want a safe shore to land upon.”
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, September 2015, and L40 – Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, May–June 2016.
Design by Johannes Schwark