With its series entitled THE BIKINI DIARIES, public-private museum start-up KMH is launching its first flagship showroom in Berlin’s City West, just a few weeks after the opening of its headquarters in the culturally historical significant ensemble in Saxony-Anhalt. In monthly changing solo shows, the Munich-based initiator Ralf Würth and his team, together with Max Weber from traditional gallery MAX WEBER SIX FRIEDRICH, will be exhibiting excerpts from the current museum programme: exciting discoveries and fresh takes on photography, painting and sculpture.
Starting things off on 30th April is the artist Elizaveta Porodina from Moscow. With tremendous force, the exceptional talent propels experimental fashion photography through time and space. In her unrestricted, intoxicating productions Elizaveta Porodina extracts the visual essence of our time. Despite her young age, the idolised artist can be categorised alongside the icons of classic photography like Avedon, Horst and Penn, even though she never really cites elements from their work. The comparison is more a reference to the visual allure of her pictures, for which she uses micro-fine silver grain. Not only do they amaze the experts, big publishing houses, exhibition organisers and gallery owners, but also introduce legions of enthusiastic followers from the social networks to the art of lighting. The artist, who lives a relatively reclusive life, is somewhat like a reincarnation of the young Sarah Moon. But no telepathic skills are needed to predict that she has a very bright future ahead of her.
The exhibition will be on show until 27th May in the exhibition space of the Humboldt Schloss Art Museum on our rooftop terrace here at Bikini Berlin.