Smiling and larger than life, the perfectly styled single woman of the future gazes out at us. Her light-drenched luxury apartment in a skyscraper towers over a futuristic urban panorama.
C/O Berlin (im Amerika-Haus)
Though by now, we’ve long grown accustomed to such oversized advertisements in public spaces, such images cleverly play on our desire for a glossy urban life.
But in the work of British artist Felicity Hammond (b. 1988), the confident promises of real estate companies confront postindustrial scenes of car tires and construction debris. Clearly, when it comes to urban planning, utopia and dystopia exist in close proximity.
In her first solo show in Germany, Hammond translates elements from her monograph Property (2019) into three-dimensional space for the first time.
In tandem with the exhibition at C/O Berlin, Hammond will display her artworks on advertising columns, thus returning them to an urban context. These five objects will be positioned at B-Part Am Gleisdreieck, in front of Kühlhaus Berlin in Luckenwalder Straße and around Amerika Haus. The exhibition curated by Dr. Kathrin Schönegg is co-organized with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp.