We are delighted to learn that Hubert Gromny (DAI, 2021) together with Mokia Laisin and SAVVY 's new director Renan Laru-an has co-curated a solo exhibition around Jean-Ulrick Désert. "One of the rare occasions that gather the latter's artistic and intellectual practice as it collides with his itineraries, biographies, and adventures in thought, feeling, and history. Charting a trajectory enlivened in diaspora and animated by the eros and pathos of race and ethnicity, the first monographic exhibition of Désert in Germany comprehends a structure of displacement, “unvisibility,” and shame in a selection of the artist’s creative output that he has produced since 1997. The show is abundantly delightful, confrontational, and almost shy – not all at once, but in a palpitating orchestration of storytelling and critique, humor and intelligence, or fabulation and investigation: as iridescent materials for making artistic positions visible. Désert calls it “conspicuous invisibility.”
Jean-Ulrick Désert: Conspicuous Invisibility. Works 1997–2023
SAVVY presents the first monographic exhibition by Jean-Ulrick Désert in Germany. Désert’s body of work is impressive in its breadth and ingenuity, his decades-long work in Germany has made and shaped spaces for crucial questions. For his ongoing practice and body of work, he was awarded with the inaugural Wi Di Mimba Wi :: The AKB & SAVVY Contemporary Commission Prize as well as the show entitled CONSPICUOUS INVISIBILITY. WORKS 1997–2023.
JEAN-ULRICK DÉSERT is a Haitian born conceptual and visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. Désert’s artworks vary in form: public billboards, actions, paintings, site-specific sculptures, video and art objects. They emerge from a tradition of conceptual work engaged with social and cultural practices.
SAVVY TOURS IN SAVVY TONGUES
22.06.2023 18:00 In English With Mokia Laisin
29.06.2023 18:00 In German With Mokia Laisin
06.07.2023 18:00 In English With Hubert Gromny
09.07.2023 16:00 In Polish With Hubert Gromny
13.07.2023 16:00 In English With Kelly Krugman
16.07.2023 15:00 In English With the artist Jean-Ulrick Désert and the artistic director Renan Laru-an
Read more about Hubert Gromny, who, during his studies at the DAI commitedly participated in two COOP study groups tutored by representatives of SAVVY: ReSituating and ReCalibrating Hostipitality and Performing the Living )) (( Living the Performing Reconnecting with Cycles.