Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V.




27.07.2007 until 31.08.2007
Exhibition in the Project Space
Bettina Allamoda, Katharina Schmidt and Ursula Döbereiner »Paperdress | La Grande Motte | esc006«
As a perfect summer season showcase for a street-front shop window display, Bettina Allamoda, Katharina Schmidt and Ursula Döbereiner, three Berlin-based artists, present their collaborative work »Paperdress | La Grande Motte | esc006« at DEUTSCHER KÜNSTLERBUND PROJECT SPACE from July 27th to August 31st 2007.

Introducing its new exhibition format »Sommerpausenbild«, they transform the existing facade of this late 1970s GDR style building into an open structure, somewhere between diorama and showroom of over 21-metre length.


Re-reading 20th and late 19th century design, whilst questioning architectural correlations, that not only mirror, moreover concurrently constitute manifestations and forms of social and urban conditions, Doebereiner, Schmidt and Allamoda consider complex elements of interior and exterior architecture, in building this new environment. Disney-baroque interior linings meet heavy concrete Minimalism in paper. Or embracing the faded late sixties utopian leisure industry output of »La Grande Motte« on the French Mediterranean as curtains.


Printed, folded and assembled scaffolding-like constructions are layered with architectural details which transcend between smooth surfaces and building-site covers. Like a cardboard cutout as Graphic User Interface »Paperdress | La Grande Motte | esc006« develops a spatial, transparent abstraction sweeping from collage to vibrant montage.