Galerija Gregor Podnar is pleased to announce Vadim Fishkin’s second solo exhibition in Berlin.
The work of Vadim Fishkin communicates the relations between science, personal experience, desire and imagination, metaphysics and pragmatism, and artificial and real. Fishkin’s main area of investigation is science. Focusing on its study methods and use of technological advances within a merely poetic approach.
Many of his installations, sculptures, photographs, and drawings that are dealing with geography, time, light, aeronautics, and meteorological phenomena, are informed by Fiškin’s particular sense of humor.
Light Matters 2 presents two larger works of Vadim Fishkin together with a selection of recent and older small works: The light installation miss Christmas (2012) depicts the shadow of a palm-tree growing out of a bucket on the gallery-floor, giving a sunny-beach feeling inside the homey walls. Don Quixote Pact / v. Alliance (2010/2012) consists of a wind turbine generator and five electric fans opposite it on a small artificial hill. The wind turbine generator is running by electric fans, which are seemingly running by power energized by the generator, therefore following the logic of a self-sustained system.
Vadim Fiškin (born 1965 in Penza, USSR) lived in Moscow until 1996; he currently lives and works in Ljubljana. His work has been presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including at three Venice Biennials (in 1995, 2003, and 2005); the 1st Valencia Biennial; the Manifesta 1, Rotterdam; the 3rd Istanbul Biennial; and the 9th Shanghai Biennial taking place this year.