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Alumni News |
Nov, 2016

Sonya Schönberger in “breathing space” at Museum Arnhem

Julia Bodamer, Pas de Deux, 2013


Allora & Calzadilla, Julia Bodamer, Ulla von Brandenburg, Sofia Bauchwitz & Mario Espliego, Yvon Chabrowski, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, David Horvitz, Ricky Cherim & Tammo Hesselink, Tamara Kuselman, Paula Mierzowsky, Grażyna Roguski, Sonya Schönberger and Katharina Veerkamp.

curated by Inez Piso and Natalie Keppler
Sometimes the air in between people becomes tangible and present in an unexpected way. This project is dealing with the diminishing space between people when they gather in masses and the air in between two individuals that connects them.

The amount of air that builds up this space defines the way we move, as small and subtle as it may be, and how we adapt to our environment.

When is a space between people comfortable in our time and place? And when does it become too close or too distant? Do we move in relation to another person intuitively, or is it also predefined by different cultural backgrounds? Is a space formed by the movements and gestures that are enacted within? What happens when many individuals start to move in a collective way and become a single mass or even a swarm?

It seems we cannot measure or define this moving space due to its wide range of circumstances wherein it is present. Nevertheless, this tension exists and sometimes is more dominant than the transparent characteristics of air might confess. The performative project breathing space seeks to analyze different shapes this invisible space takes and what this air that is in between transports.

3 December 2016 – 8 January 2017

Museum Arnhem, Utrechtseweg 87, 6812 AA Arnhem, Niederlande

Other exhibitions Sonya Schönberger is featured:

Archives of violence, curated by Elena Veljanovska
22. 11. - 03.12. 2016, Chifte Amam, Skopje, Mazedonien

sich sicher sein
Eröffnung am 24.11.2016 ab 18 Uhr


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RU Talk: Sonya Schönberger in conversation with Jodi Waynberg


Sonya Schönberger & Christof Zwiener und dem Museum der Dinge

ANTON von Sonya Schönberger, at RAUM FÜR ZWECKFREIHEIT, Berlin


Artportal: Interview with Barbara Lanciers (TMU)

Rythmic Vertigo: Thomas Canto at Völklingen Art Biennale

Lucid Haze: Clare Kenny, Shuster and Moseley, and Regine Schumann at SKETCH, London

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