Those games we fail to play: Paintings by Alice Máselníková
Vernissage: 16.06.2022, Thursday 19:00
Artist Talk & Soup 18.06.2022 Saturday 19:00
Exhibition on view: 16.06.2022 – 23.06.2022
Visiting hours: Fri 17.06., 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 18.06., 14:00 – 22:00
Sun 19.06., 14:00 – 19:00
Mon 20.06. – Thu 23.06, by appointment
TOP project space, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin
There has never been just one body, there have always been too many – none of them knowing what to do with themselves, some better at pretending than the others. It would be too simple if it were only to throw a dice and wisdom would descend on us. So it is just to test the waters… play along. Lose a lot. Succeed at some. If you fail to play, at least watch the game.
The works contemplate the fragile symbiosis of the flesh, spirit and mind, in sickness and in health. Through adoration of skin the paintings inquire into how people interact with other bodies, what measures we take to attach ourselves to someone and reach beyond our existential solitude; where we look and how we touch.
Alice Máselníková (b. 1989, Zlín, Czech Republic) is a painter and curator based in Stockholm. Life models, poetry, bodies and minds intertwine to capture the fleeting moment, intimacy of touch and strange subtleties of pain. She holds a BA (Hons) in Art and Philosophy from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Arts and Design, Dundee; MA in Curating Art from Stockholm University; and studied Bellas Artes at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. She is one of the three creative directors of Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, founder of the artist-run initiative Flat Octopus, project leader of Artist-Run Network Europe, project manager at Intercult, and also works as a freelance editor and cultural funding consultant.