29/09/ - 15/10/2018
28/09/2018, at 7pm
I like the way you bow your head into your chest. Hold my hand so tight that our sweat droplets are forced into one another's glands. Look me in the eye as we make the pact. Your arms are locked in the rigid dance, your muscles are throbbing. When the back of your hand is slammed against the hard surface, the camera will call you a loser; but a grimace might be a smile at another time on another face.
Franziska König presents the interactive installation 'Lucky You' for her first exhibition at Blake and Vargas. Opening for Berlin Art Week, König incorporates sculpture, wall pieces and poems that investigate the means by which comparisons are made, in even the most ordinary of relations. While the transmutation of criteria perpetuates a thankless process of un-becoming, there must be ways that are not simply following. You are invited to compete, not to win, but perhaps find some personal victory in what there is to observe.
Franziska König, born in 1988 in Pforzheim, lives and works between Berlin and Hamburg, where she is currently studying for her Masters of Fine Arts. Lucky You! is König's first solo exhibition at Blake and Vargas, presenting works commissioned specially for Berlin Art Week.