Schering Stiftung

Exhibition 

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017
Photo: © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017
Photo: © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017
Photo: © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Daria Martin

A Hunger Artist

Daria Martin

A Hunger Artist

Duration:

September 14 – December 10, 2017

Exhibition opening:

Wednesday, 13. September 2017, 6–9 p.m.

Opening hours:

Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m.

Venue:

Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin


“A Hunger Artist” is the most ambitious work to date by London-based artist Daria Martin bringing together some themes previously explored in her work such as voyeurism, power relations, the surreal, the artist’s myth, and bodily transformations.

Her new film is a complex, multi-layered artwork at the intersection of literature, psychology and science that experimentally adapts the modernist masterpiece “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka.

Martin presents visceral images for this allegory about a public performer who fasts for weeks to the adulation of his audience until he is left to perform for unappreciative spectators and, ultimately, to barely please only himself, unto death. The film highlights the contradictory human experience of our bodies as both ‘objects’ and ‘subjects.’

Hungerkunst: eine Krankheit zwischen Rausch und Abgrund 

Symposium — December 08, 2017

The focus of the scientific symposium (held mostly in German) lies on anorexia, body perception, and self-optimization.

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Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, Schering Stiftung

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist

Exhibition opening on September 13, 2017

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Partners 

A Hunger Artist by Daria Martin was made with support from:
Schering Stiftung, Berlin; SITE GALLERY, Sheffield, UK; VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland

Further funding provided by:
Wellcome Trust, UK; Arts Council England, UK; University of Oxford, UK; St John’s College, Oxford, UK

Berlin Art Week 2017

Profile 

Daria Martin was born in 1973 in San Francisco. After studying Humanities at Yale, she received her M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000. Martin has lived and worked in London since 2002 when she participated in the artist in residence program at the Delfina Studios Trust. Her work has been exhibited extensively across the world, exhibitions include Subjects and Objects, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland (2017); At the Threshold, Maureen Paley, London (2016); The New Human, Moderna Museet Malmö and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); One of the Things That Makes Me Doubt, ACCA: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2013); 10th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China (2014); Sensorium Tests, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (2012); Dancing Through Life, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2011); Move: Art and Dance since the 60s, Haus der Kunst, Munich, and K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (2011); Three M Commission: Minotaur, touring exhibition at MCA Chicago, New Museum, New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA, (2009–2010); BP British Art Displays 1500–2008, Tate Britain, London, UK (2008); S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2007).

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