Centrum, Berlin - July-August 2016
Two-person exhibition with Nicky Broekhuysen
Curated by Sarah Davies.
Description: The Beach
is an exhibition of unique works by Nicky Broekhuysen [Berlin] and Joseph L. Griffiths [Melbourne], made specifically
for the show and in response to the site, brought together by Berlin based, Melbourne born curator, Sarah E. Davies.
Taking the May ‘68 adage «Sous les pavés, la plage!» [Beneath the paving stones, the beach!], as its starting point, the exhibition
critically considers and refigures this binary notion against our current social and material structures, which shape our
environment. The artists have imagined ‘the beach’ as an expanded concept, following geological, archaeological, historical,
digital and phenomenological lines of inquiry. It is understood both as a symbol of natural and temporal cycles, and as a
threshold of transition between nature and culture, surface and substrate, image and information, virtual and physical domains.
Review: Artslant Berlin