April, 26th – 29th 2018
Lili & Jesko are represented in two shows:
Heckmannhöfe/Oranienburgerstraße 32, 10117 Berlin
Opening: April, 24th 2018, 6 pm – 11 pm
Exhibition: April, 25th – May, 30th 2018
Isabel Bernheimer and Michéle Adamski
HP Adamski, Karol Bethge, Andreas Blank, Andreas Burger, Alexander Güntzel, Sebastian Klug, Jan Kuck, Alessandro Lupi, Federica Marangoni, Volker März, Lili & Jesko, Dario Puggioni, Alexander von Schlieffen, Cristiano Tassinari, Amir Sinai Weisglass
Heidestraße 20c, 10557 Berlin
Opening: April, 27 2018, 11 am – 9 pm
Exhibition: April, 28th – June, 30th 2018
Isabel Bernheimer and Michéle Adamski
HP Adamski, Karol Bethke, Fiona Bennett, Jan Kuck, Federica Marangoni, Lili & Jesko, Alexander von Schlieffen, Daniele Sigalot, Johannes Vetter, Amir Sinai Weisglass, Mia Florentine Weiss, video artists from the collection of Leo Kuelb, New York
February, 22nd – June, 30th 2018
Heidestrasse 20c, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Lili & Jesko are part of the Art Lab at „Kornversuchsspeicher“. They are represented with their expansive installation „Following the Footprints of a Child’s Broken Heart“. Their installation is dealing with the theme of transgenerational trauma.
Lili’s mother, Ingrid von Seydlitz, born in 1934, was subjected to the ravaging effects of World War II. She was one of the 46 children banished from their home to Bad Sachsa, central Germany, after the failed attempted coup of July 20, 1944.
After 72 years, in August 2016, Lili travelled with her mother back to Bad Sachsa. Today, four of the original seven houses still exist. Mother and daughter had absolutely no contact for over 11 years due to the painful wounds and rejection that stood between them. The shared experience of returning to the place where such oppressive and traumatic events occurred, in many aspects was transformative for both of them. Thus, becoming a very touching and reconciliatory experience. For a long time, Lili was deeply aware that her motherʼs trauma from the war, tied her hands and closed her heart. Through physically being in Bad Sachsa together, Lili realized further how deeply a mother and daughter are subconsciously connected.
In 1995, during her intense work against sexual abuse and child sex abuse, Lili created one object „Circumstantial Case 1-45“, not knowing, that 46 children had been banished to Bad Sachsa. Even in her works with old doll houses she could find a connection to the seven houses of Bad Sachsa in which the „Children of Bad Sachsa“ had been imprisoned.
With their installation at Kornversuchsspeicher, Lili & Jesko hope to encourage the dialogue between generations, especially between war children and grandchildren in Germany.
Participating artists at Kornversuchsspeicher:
Lili & Jesko, Fiona Bennett, Amir Sinai Weisglass, Hans Peter Adamski, Alexander von Schlieffen, Mia Florentine Weiss, Jan Kuck, Johannes Vetter, Daniele Sigalot. Curated by Michéle Victor Adamski in collaboration with Bernheimer Contemporary Berlin and Collection Leo Kuelb New York.
London The Gallery of the German Embassy
September, 26th – November 2017
34 Belgrave Square, London SW1, United Kingdom
Lili & Jesko are part of the „Taste the Future Art Collection“ which has its third exhibition out of Venice at the Gallery of the German Embassy in London.
Taste the Future has already been exhibited in Venice, Miami and Paris. The exhibition features works by 29 international artists from 15 countries who first met while participating in the exhibition “Personal Structures” during the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015. The artists were asked to make a unique artwork with just one condition: it should fit in a „pizza box“
Lili & Jesko are part of the „Taste Future Art Collection“ with two objects: „Cabinet of Hope“ and „Cabinet of Mourning“. To express their deep sorrow and mourning over the loss of their beloved portrait „Burmese Boy Indein Market“ – the smallest of twelve paintings – which was stolen from their expansive installation in Room #5 at Palazzo Bembo at the very start of the 56th Venice Biennale. They created a four piece dedication: a „Mourning Display“, a „Moments of Mourning“ video and, in a pizza box, they made the „Cabinet of Mourning“ and „Cabinet of Hope“.