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Zinny/Maidagan: No Flag in the Sun

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With works by Zinny/Maidagan

22 July – 25 September 2022
Special opening time: Thursday – Sunday, 2 – 7 pm
Exhibition opening: July 21, 6 – 9 pm

In their exhibition at the daadgalerie, the two former fellows Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan are presenting works they have created since moving to Berlin in the early 2000s. Zinny/Maidagan’s installations, drawings, and sculptural objects are collaborative endeavors; in a poetic and frequently abstract manner, they examine the conditions under which space is utilized as a public and collective resource. The work Zeit in Zahlen/Numbers, which was developed especially for the daadgalerie and was originally conceived for the exterior facade of the building on Oranienstrasse, speaks to the significance of passing time in a state of crisis and social isolation. How does uncertainty about the conditions of community change the perception of public space and our everyday environment? What effect does being confronted with the time after our own existence have on our relationship to the now and our consciousness of the present?

No Flag in the Sun derives from the title of an earlier work by Zinny/Maidagan, a new version of which is now being shown at the daadgalerie. Territorial attribution is a fundamental theme in the practice of the two Argentinian-born artists, whose works address the recurring question of how space is utilized and appropriated. In the current global political situation, they also show how the passage of time does not necessarily change or democratize how we act or think. At the same time, Zinny/Maidagan’s works trust in the potential of the future and make the flag seem like a symbol of possible renewal and plurality.

Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan were fellows of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in 2002, and currently live and work between Berlin and Baltimore. The artist duo has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows around the world. The first presentation of their work in Berlin was in 2003, in the exhibition Such a Good Cover at the daadgalerie on Kurfürstenstrasse.

Translation: Jacqueline Todd

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Picture credit: Zinny/Maidagan, Numbers/Zeit, Sketch, 2020

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