from R. Silverberg - Reading Hot Spots in NYC
M A P P I N G
Artist books and prints around maps and similar systems
Maps can be orientation systems, political
manifestos, planning ideas, reality comparison and aberration - and
thereby aesthetic versions of a reality of whatever kind.
A detailed list of all exhibited works can be found here
Spazio Incognito -
Maps are open systems. They are in the process of constant revision. The
territory is the existential space, the lived matter - in the end maps
are constructed which expand the own territory.
ARTISTS' TALK on 15.6.23 at 7 p.m.
The project "Borderline", which started in 2019, deals with the extreme
forms of borders: Border walls! They form a radical, aggressive
separation. Ulrich Wagner shows after the Berlin Wall, the planned wall
between the U.S. and Mexico and here now the Westwall in his sign and
plan-oriented paper works.
Robbin Ami Silverberg
Simulacrum (or Mapping) responds to the idea presented in the stories by
both Jorge Borges & Lewis Carroll that to be true to reality a map
would necessarily be 1:1… a brilliantly absurd and obviously impossible
concept. Two pamphlets with these texts are accompanied by a set of maps
displaying the ever-changing borders of historical & present-day
Ukraine. They are cut and embedded into ripped translucent papers,
reminding us of the war-torn reality there. It also shows that
cartography presents a diagram of signifiers that reference the physical
world, and thus, mapping is always subjective.
A new map of Ireland where the East and West coasts draw closer
together, to create a sort of interior lake, a land locked mixture of
sea & ocean. It takes us on a ‘round trip’ journey of the bays,
heads and points which characterise the Irish coastline. A line which
unites and determines the tension between water and land. The original
collage was made from a single map of Ireland in homage to his
innovative use of collage by the Czech visual artist & poet, Jiří
The title is taken from the Avoca river in County Wicklow, which
starts life as two rivers, Avonmore (Irish: Abhainn Mhór, “Big River”)
and Avonbeg (Irish: Abhainn Bheag, “Small River”). Where these join is a
recognised place of great beauty hence ‘the Meeting of the Waters’.
always works over found books in her one-of-a-kind books - in many of
which she uses the maps of old atlases as guidelines for her
physiognomies.lways works over found books in her one-of-a-kind books -
in many of which she uses the maps of old atlases as guidelines for her
„unter Normalnull • OSTSEE 1.“
between Denmark and Mecklenburg Baltic coast
A map is a diagram of many places and times
See you soon! Best wishes
Galerie DRUCK & BUCH, Vienna