Aleen Solari (￣▽￣)ノ
Sekos Kiosk, Clemens-Schultz-Straße 29, 20359 Hamburg
July 16, 5 pm – exhibition opening
Exhibition: July 15–18, 3–8 pm
A kiosk is a place of encounter. It is not only where people not only run small errands in the after-hours of regular supermarkets, this is also where neighborhood life happens. At the Sekos Kiosk on Clemens-Schultz-Strasse, Aleen Solari shows her pieces hidden amongst the kiosk's standard assortment – blending in with the scenery. The work of Aleen Solari spans across media formats, depicting narratives that tell of affiliations with various socio-cultural scenes and milieus. To this end, she turns to painting, sculpture, photography and performance. The objects and ceramics created by Solari find a place in Sekos Kiosk alongside soft drinks, bags of chips, snacks and everyday tchotchkes; hidden in the colorful world of the kiosk, they are almost perceived as everyday objects and commodities. The aesthetic objects are often arranged in expansive spatial installations, assembled to form scenes and fragments of a larger narrative. The resulting images and installations are prolific depictions of the defamiliarization of everyday life, almost casually commenting on social conditions. The ensuing provocations indicate possibilities for spaces of opening and negotiation in societal collaboration.