ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray.. Installed at Die Neue Aktions Gallery, Berlin
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray.. Installed at Die Neue Aktions Gallery, Berlin
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray.. Installed at Die Neue Aktions Gallery, Berlin
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray.. Installed at Die Neue Aktions Gallery, Berlin
ROMAN VASSEUR, Let us Pray.. Installed at Die Neue Aktions Gallery, Berlin

Press Release
Die Neue Aktions Gallery, Berlin


Let us Pray for Those Now Residing in THE DESIGNATED AREA
An installation by Diann Bauer, Amanda Beech and Roman Vasseur.

The show combines multi-authored and single works by the three artists in sculpture, painting, drawing, video work and installation that take on and understand the gallery in it’s specificity; A place where art designates its own territorial claims.
In this self-assertion and performed annexation of space the works take on and elucidate a force that coagulates experience in knots and strata, organising, flexing and bending through the gallery space. Mixing intense eye-popping theatrics and disorientating experientiality with the deep symbolisations of socialism, democracy and liberty via the language of a distorted utopian modernism, neo-classicicism and a deco-carnivalesque, the works square up to our living with idealism now. Here we encounter new forms of life bred with a violent eye, where menacing and arresting forms of decay are now written in new social utilities around which we gather.
Understanding that art presents itself as the locus for democracy, as a space for community, social parlance and open unfettered experience drives these works to collide with those forms of freedom, exploding these exacting discourse of ideality in new organisations of how art might participate in and renew our democratic aspirations.
In their original inception, these works were commissioned for Harlow New Town by Essex County Council in partnership with Harlow Council and Harlow Renaissance with the support of Commissions East. The work has been reconceived for DNA Gallery, Berlin.

DNA GmbH
Auguststraße 20
10117 Berlin
Germany