EXCERPT FROM THE DOCUMENTARY “TATTOOS II” Commissioned by Galileo Spezial for German National Commercial Broadcaster Pro 7 Thnx to the inspiring documentary crew from pqpp2. Respect and gratitude to participants Thilo and Alena. Below are Alena’s reflections in the weeks post-session. ENGLISH below Natascha, du hast mich auf eine Reise geschickt! Es steht alles Kopf. Zuerst der Schmerz. Das Tattoo auf meiner Brust, genau da, wo sich alles zusammen zieht, wenn ich KAMPF denke. Es war brutal. Du ganz […]
October 21 – November 19, 2016. Wagner+Partner | Berlin What does it mean, to have a body and to form an identity? This group exhibition addresses this question in numerous ways: through photography, installation, film and painting – and by artists across three generations. Artists: Andreea Cioran • Izabella Gustowska • Ren Hang • Eckart Hahn • Natascha Stellmach Stellmach’s floor to ceiling installation of a selection of photographs and testimonials from The Letting Go** reveal participants’ oft-fragile and frequently powerful […]
October 10 – November 8, 2015 Kunst Galerie Fürth, Germany | curated by Rebecca Suttner | The Letting Go is part of the group exhibition Skin Stories – Tattoo & Kunst in association with net:works festival. Featuring works by artists Timm Ulrichs, Wim Delvoye, et al, Skin Stories – Tattoo & Kunst goes beyond the pop cultural phenomenon of tattoos to contextualise conceptual body art within the age of digital and social media. The exhibition and events programme is part […]
July 25 + 26, 2015. Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg. Performances as part of the exhibition ‘Tattoo’. Project information: ENGLISH / DEUTSCH. PRESS TV – Hamburg 1 | Diese Tattoos verschwinden von selbst Hamburger Abendblatt | Wenn das Museum zur Tätowierstube wird – Review by Heinrich Oehmsen Eingeschrieben mit Blut. Künstlerin Natascha Stellmach tätowiert Sehnsüchte und Ängste | MK&G Pressetext Edit
September 18 – 21, 2014. Wagner+Partner, Booth 32, Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam | with artist Miklos Gaál. Known for creating socially critical works that blur the boundaries of the personal, historical and imaginary – each of the new works in Stellmach’s ongoing series, I Don’t Have a Gun begins with a single film frame, scanned from the artist’s 1970’s Super-8 home movies inclusive of its black edges. Following detailed intervention by Stellmach, the result becomes a rousing exploration of self-image, […]
September 6 – 7, 2014. Berlin Festival Art Village | curated by Jan Kage. Installation + Performances: 12hrs/day – 13:30 to 01:30 – all sessions booked out. See The Letting Go for more information in English and German, including a short film.
November 22, 2013 – January 18, 2014. Wagner + Partner Berlin | This group exhibition explores notions of ‘failure’ beyond the quintessential fact and questions whether in art it is even possible to fail? In Stellmach’s project The Letting Go, intimate, personal ‘failings’ become the literal foundation for self-awareness and transformation. See THE LETTING GO for more information. Artists: Anna + Bernhard Blume • Marcel Broodthaers • Miklos Gaál • Claas Gutsche • Eckart Hahn • Mike Kelley • Lars Ramberg […]
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