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Opening: Martine Syms “Aphrodite’s Beasts”

Saturday, Jul 3, 2021, 11 am – 7 pm

The Fridericianum cordially invites you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition Aphrodite’s Beasts by Martine Syms. Admission is free.

Born in 1988 in Los Angeles, Martine Syms has emerged in recent years as one of the defining figures in the younger, international discourse on art. In her multidisciplinary practice, which spans film, photography, installation, performance, and writing, the artist explores manifold, compelling questions in order to map new perspectives on life and society. Thus, through precise observations and in-depth research, Syms addresses the representation and reception of African American identity and culture, feminist theory, the conditions of interpersonal communication, and the impact of digital media on everyday life. Characterized by both conceptual and pop approaches, her work displays a marked sense of humor without ever losing its urgency. Developed especially for Kassel and entitled Aphrodite’s Beasts, the exhibition presents the artist’s work to a broader audience in Germany for the first time by means of film installations, photographs, site specific interventions, and objects.

11 am–1 pm: Studiowerkstatt – Experiments with young and old
1 am–4 pm: Talking Labels – Short tours of the exhibition

All events comply with current obligatory health and safety measures.