Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo: GHOSTS

Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany
05 Jul 2019 - 18 Aug 2019

Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo, 'Heels for All'. Courtesy of the artist

Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo, 'Heels for All'. Courtesy of the artist

In GHOSTS, Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo investigates intimacies and the complexity of interpersonal relationships. Working with sculpture, installation and video, she addresses notions of femininity, female sexuality and misogyny. In doing so, she illuminates their entanglements with political and social power structures including racialisation and categories of identity such as age.

The focus of the exhibition lies on the video work Protest and Desire, which portrays Lillian, who was born in Uganda and lives in Germany. The work demonstrates the extent to which shame, stigma and isolation can be transformed into strength and self-empowerment, and expands the complex and diverse narratives relating to HIV and AIDS activism.

The exhibition is intended as a feminist contribution to discourses addressing toxic relationships and sexually transmitted diseases, through which women, in particular women of colour, have historically been silenced and – now as then – are rendered invisible. At the same time it underscores the fact that the social representation and individual disciplining of the body is always closely connected with social regulation.

With a contributing text from Christina Gigliotti curated by Sylvia Sadzinski


04 July 2019, 7pm

25 July 2019, 7pm
Reading: Irène Mélix lila lieder as a part of the audio programme Un-Ghosting Voices

30 July 2019, 7pm
Artist Talk with Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo and Alphonsine Bakambamba (Deutsche Aidshilfe)

Feature image: Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo, Heels for All




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