openPR Logo
Press release

Nephelococcygia/// Cloud Cuckoo Land /// Solo Exhibition by David Hochbaum

09-04-2013 12:58 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Strychnin Gallery

@Strychnin Gallery

@Strychnin Gallery

In Aristophanes’ comedy “The Birds,” an imaginary city built in the clouds by birds at the instigation of two Athenians represented both a fantastic caricature of Athens in the poet's day and a sort of Philistine Utopia: full of gross enjoyments, hence, in literary allusion, cloudland- “fools' paradise”.

A fools paradise in the clouds- is that where we’re going when we search the clouds for familiar objects? This action, coined precisely in Aristophanes’ play, is called Nephelococcygia. The two athenians, Pisthetaerus and Eulpides, were fed up with the corruption that governed their city. Hence, they decide to turn into birds in search of a better home. They call this city, “Nephelococcygia”.

With the aid of friends turned birds, they make it their duty to create an ideal, flawless city- “fools paradise”. The city never comes into existence; it remains a fragment of their imagination. The birds are ostraziced as crazy. In german the termn is known as Wolkenkuckucksheim, literally “cloud cuckooland”.

For New York based artist, David Hochbaum, these are the questions he wants to explore through his recent work he did for his solo show at Strychnin Galerie, opening on the 13th of September 2013. Although technology facilates our daily lives and enables us to reach out to others, it seems like with every battle won, we lose two. Is our society in search of a better surroundings- are we in need of a fools paradise?

In the Vault, Strychnin Galerie will be unveiling Marco Mazzoni’s and Saturno Butto’s latest series of works. A beautiful selection of studies, drawings and illustrations. Small in size, big in excecution. This is an opportunity to experience the artists in a different context- behind the scenes, “underneath” the painting.

This Friedrichshain outpost of Yasha Young’s Strychnin Gallery offers passage into a surreal wonderland.
Opened in 2002, Strychnin Berlin—like its sister galleries in NYC and London—concentrates its curatorial efforts on young, emerging artists whose work ranges from fantastic realism and pop surrealism to lowbrow, but who have not yet been categorized under trendy art world monikers. The diversity of the artists is mirrored in their choice of media, with paintings and photographs sharing the gallery space with sculpture and installations.
The gallery participates in international art fairs such as Bridge Art Fair, Liste Cologne, and Art Fair Cologne, which appointed Young to its selection committee in 2008. In keeping with the vision of its founder, Strychnin not only emphasizes the individuality of its artists but also seeks to strengthen ties with Berlin’s creative community, often arranging for local DJs and musicians to liven up vernissages

Strychnin Gallery
Boxhagenerstr. 36, 10245 Berlin
PR: Alejandra Valencia
Tel: 030 9700 2035

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Nephelococcygia/// Cloud Cuckoo Land /// Solo Exhibition by David Hochbaum here

News-ID: 268799 • Views: 2122

More Releases from Strychnin Gallery

Strychnin Gallery presents: "Those Whoe Dream by Day", A Visual Journey Inspired …
“Those who dream by day”, opening doors on the 15th of March at Strychnin Gallery, celebrates the imagination and oeuvres of the great Edgar Allan Poe. The mysterious man, whose life was short and filled with tragedy, left behind one of the most admired, questioned and influential literary body of works. While alive, his writings were ostracized and put under heavy scrutiny; many denied reading his publications. However, the public did yet
It’s the year 2013, if you’re reading this Earth has shockingly survived the Mayan prediction and prophetic date of December 21st, 2012. Since this is being written in the past, it’s not certain what has happened to humankind. Did Earth collide with planet X? Or was the cataclysm of 2012 a positive physical and/or spiritual transformation for humanity. Be as it may, hopefully this day will mark the beginning of
„Christian is a global ambassador for LOVE, he takes his heart and pours it into everything he does.“ -Shaney Jo Darden / Founder Global CEO / The Keep A Breast Foundation / Los Angeles As the year comes to an end, Strychnin Gallery saved the month of Decemeber for a special exhibition, Metropolitan. Metropolitan is an important rendition of today’s developement. With the passing of each moon, we become
Magistrates. A group show featuring international pop-surrealist artists. Also s …
Magistrates features Ray Caesar, Michael Forbes, Chet Zar, David Hochbaum, Guillermo Rigattieri, Cliff Wallace, Tim Roosen, Dean Flemming, C.C. Askew, Luis Lorenzana, Mikael Alacoque, Jon Jaylo, Marco Rea, Michael Page, Manuel Cortez, Jason Limon, Ali Eckert, Chase Tafoya, Scott Altmann, Jaimes Zacarias, Bruce Mitchell, Steven Daily, Raf Veulemans, François Escalmel, Donato Giancola, Richard Kirk and others. Opens November 13th at 7 pm. Magistrates features over 25 internationally renowned artists such

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Berlin

Architectural Guide Berlin
With additional contributions by Philipp Meuser and Martin Pueschel In no other place in Europe have changing ideologies and differing urban planning models left such a far-reaching mark as in Berlin. The German capital enables the reader to make a literal journey through history. In the shape of four excursions, the Architectural Guide Berlin presents prominent architectural highlights from Kurfürstendamm in the West to the prefab housing estates of the East. The
Premises Berlin
Third inCOMMERCE conference on November 27 at the Bertelsmann Commerce Without Boundaries • Renowned speakers provide insights into their companies’ digitization projects and explore current developments on the international markets • Presentations and case studies from Vorwerk, E-Plus and Tesco (arvato Systems, hybris) Gütersloh and Munich – International e-commerce and best practices in the e-commerce sector are the focal themes of this year’s inCOMMERCE conference on November 27, 2014 in Berlin. For the
citystay hostel Berlin gets ready for the 40th Berlin Marathon
As every year, the Marathon is fully booked and we at citystay hostel, just next to start and finalline are getting ready for the runners, staying with us. If you are not running the marathon, but like to get the feeling for the international crowd doing the run, just visit us for a beer, coffee or stay during the marathon with us. Some beds are still available. We are happy
Berlin local and digital
A10 shopping centre in Berlin: Wallpaper is an attractive wall covering for the retail trade Bückeburg, 7 November 2012 - Visual attractions are a proven means of drawing customers into shops. As a result the operator of the A10 shopping centre in Berlin chose customised printable Erfurt CA wallpaper from Neschen. ECE took the decision to use wallpaper and in particular the Erfurt CA wallpaper at an early stage. "As
Chef at Hotel Berlin, Berlin second in world championship
Sous-chef Susanne DeOcampo-Herrmann wins silver with Germany's national team of chefs Since Friday, the Hotel Berlin, Berlin has now a world champion silver mdealist among its ranks in the person of Susanne DeOcampo-Herrmann. The hotel's sous-chef won the silver medal at the Culinary Challenge in Singapore together with Germany's national team of chefs. The competition, which is only held every four years, is regarded as an ideal opportunity for leading figures
Happy Birthday Hotel Berlin, Berlin
On the 26th of April, the Hotel Berlin, Berlin celebrated its 52nd Birthday. Looking back at such a great history and at the same time being creative and innovative is something that this house incorporates every day. The hotel combines a long tradition with modern settings. It can look back at an exciting past and towards a promising future. Many heads of State have chosen the Hotel Berlin for their stay