Artist Gili Tal is opening a solo show at Berlin’s Sandy Brown gallery this weekend, titled Panoramic Views of the City and running from October 25 to November 22.
The title reveals a lot about the show, though perhaps not in the way one would presume. There are panoramic paintings of a city, sure, but what city they depict is unclear and they remain intentionally generic. Beside the photographs is a sculptural work: 3 blenders loaded with yogurt, each pigmented a different shade of blue, slowly spin in circles, set to the rotation of a clock, or to that of the world. They are simply called ‘The World Keeps On Turning’.
Running along the big widows of the gallery is a curtain onto which a large-scale photograph is screenprinted. The photograph, too, depicts a view from inside a window looking out, but the views are replaced; this one is from a Berlin spätkauf, adorned with stickers advertising energy drinks. The exhibition gives views of the city, but which city it is, and which view, remains the exercise.
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