Sol Calero & Christopher Kline
on Wednesday Jan 16th, 2019 at 6 p. m.
in the lecture room No. 115 at UMPRUM
UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Praha 1
The talk will be held in English
The Fine Art Department of UMPRUM cordially invites you to a public talk Sol Calero & Christopher Kline. Sol Calero and Christopher Kline have run the project space Kinderhook & Caracas in Berlin since 2011. Named after their hometowns, the program focuses on immersive installations and in-depth projects developed together with Berlin-based artists. From 2016-17 their program focused on CONGLOMERATE, an artist-run "TV Network".
For the past four years Kline's practice has revolved around the development of a community theatre musical based on the history of his hometown of Kinderhook, New York. Often working with local communities to create sets, costumes, props and to stage the musical, his project aims to rewrite the American town's legacy. Past iterations have taken place at 1646 (Den Haag), Tate Liverpool, KW (Berlin), and CCA Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw).
Building on her experiences growing up in Venezuela and Spain as part of a Latin diaspora, Calero’s paintings and installations – often taking the form of communal spaces such as day spas, currency exchange booths or telenovela sets – consider and make reference to the complex social and political histories behind constructions of Latin identities and aesthetics. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Galerie Crèvecoeur (Paris), Kunstverein Düsseldorf and Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin).