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Artists & Exhibitions

Variationen einer Reise


24.11. - 25.11.2023


Ferdinand Uth and Ilka Pappenscheller

Galerie Sara Lily Perez cordially invites you to "Variationen einer Reise," a collection of fanfold books inspired by the artistic journey of Ilka Pappenscheller and Ferdinand Uth through Italy and France. Please join us on the 24th of November at 18:00 for an evening of reading and exploration, accompanied by the enchanting live music of the talented jazz duo, Ian Max Mauch and Jonathan Batomene Braun.

On 24 November 2023, visitors to the gallery can look forward to an evening of reading and discovery from 18:00, accompanied by the enchanting live music of the talented jazz duo Ian Max Mauch and Jonathan Batomene Braun.

"Variationen einer Reise" comprises fanfold books exploring diverse themes inspired by Ilka Pappenscheller and Ferdinand Uth's artistic journey through Italy and France. This collection features a wide array of themes, formats, and colors, providing a rich tapestry of perspectives on their travels. Ilka's distinctive photographic storytelling creates individual narratives in each book, seamlessly intertwined with Ferdinand's words.

"Variations of a Journey" will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN  on 24 and 25 November 2023.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday on Friday, 24 November 2023, from 06:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm.
On Saturday, 24 November 2023, the opening hours are 11:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artists:

Ferdinand Uth is a budding author hailing from Berlin. Since 2017, he has contributed poems and short stories to various publications, including VICE and the eXperimenta literary magazine. Concurrently, between 2018 and 2023, he pursued a degree in journalism and communication at the Freie University of Berlin. In 2021, he published his debut volume of poetry titled "Metamorphosen eines sterbenden Singvogels." From October 2022 to March 2023, Ferdinand embarked on an artist residency in France and Italy alongside Ilka Pappenscheller, culminating in the creation of this project.

Ilka Pappenscheller was raised in the idyllic surroundings of a small village in southern Germany, an upbringing that continues to shape her photographic perspective. In 2015, she relocated to Berlin to study photography at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences, where she graduated in 2019. Her work delves into understated yet profound themes, as exemplified by "Gabriele," the story of a young woman from her village who was tragically murdered by an unknown assailant in the 1990s. Ilka's lens captures the void left by the unsolved case in the lives of the family and community. "Gabriele" earned her a spot on the shortlist for the German Photo Book Award 2019/2020. Her work has also graced the pages of several publications, including Stern, Exberliner, and HANT.