Podbielski Contemporary

And first there was Chaos

Brief Gallery Concept The emphasis of Podbielski Contemporary’s program is to represent a wide range of artists who narrate the geopolitics of the Balkans, the Middle East, Italy and Germany through transcultural perspectives. In the last four years since its inception, Podbielski Contemporary has held 5 exhibitions per year and attended a number of international art fairs, including Rome Road to Contemporary, London Art 13, Artissima 2013/2014, MIA Milan 2011/2014 and MIA Singapore 2014, Art Paris Art Fair 2015. Pierre Andre Podbielski established Podbielski Contemporary in January 2011 in Berlin. Its main focus is to document geopolitical issues seen from an artistic perspective. The opening show “Moving Worlds” featured Yael Bartana, Adrian Paci, Paola Yacoub, Lidwien van de Ven and Danica Dakic and was introduced by an essay by Griselda Pollock. In the last 4 years, the gallery has shown Hrair Sarkissian (Syria), Ohad Matalon (Israel), Shadi Ghadirian (Iran), Leonora Hamill (France), Francesco Jodice (Italy), Loredana Nemes (Germany) and WON Seoung Won (Korea) among others.
And first there was Chaos…The themes of water and the woman as the archetypes of origin of life and as the equilibrium of all elements
At MIA 2015, we wish to present a significant and thematic dialogue between four voices of established career artists, each working with the medium of photography, each investigating one of the three themes chosen for MIA 2015: images of human activity on nature, water as the element of life for the earth and...
 Andrea Botto was born in 1973, in Rapallo (GE), where he lives and works. Interested in the cross-pollination of various contemporary art mediums he uses photography as a means of dissecting the world in order to expose its stratifications. Since 1999 he has exhibited his work in one-man and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, winning important international awards. He teaches at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin and is artistic director of the Rapallo Contemporary Photography Show. His works are kept in public and private collections.
Born in Naples in 1967, Francesco Jodice lives and works in Milan. His researches encompass changes in modern social landscape underlining new relevant phenomena in urban anthropology. His work explores the urgency for a common ground between art and geopolitics. He was a founding member of the Italian Multiplicity group, an international network and experimental forum of architects and artists. Jodice is professor of Urban Visual Anthropology at the Master in Art and Curatorial studies and professor of Photography at the Cinema and New Media Department at NABA (Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano). His projects have been exhibited at Documenta in Kassel (2001), the Venice Biennal (2003the ICP Triennial of Photography and Video in New York, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (2007), the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Tate Modern, London (2006), and Museo del Prado, Madrid (2011). Among his main research projects: "What We Want" a photography world wide Atlas,...