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Until October 2006, CAPRI was a non-commercial artspace in Brunnenstrasse, Berlin-Mitte. Founded in 2001 by the artitsts Ina Bierstedt, Bettina Carl and Alena Meier, CAPRI realised over 70 exhibitions and events, presenting work by young international artists who often created site-specific installations for CAPRI's rather peculiar space in Brunnenstrasse. The three artists-curators always saw their project as a participant in local and international networks, and thus organsised several cooperations with non-commercial partners, among them artspaces in Paris, Amsterdam and Auckland (NZ).
CAPRI Berlin continue their work as a collective of artists-curators, and is presently directed by Bettina Carl and Ina Bierstedt.

Ina Bierstedt
Bettina Carl


exhibition: September 30 - November 5, 2017

open Thursday - Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

closing event: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4 pm




Palais für aktuelle Kunst

Am Hafen 46

D - 25348 Glückstadt

exhibition: August 28 - October 9, 2016

open: Friday - Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

GEGEN WEISS: Peripherien der Zeichnung (AGAINST WHITE: Peripheries of Drawing) continues a
series of three GEGEN WEISS exhibitions that were initiated by Bettina Carl in Zurich 2007. The project at
Palais fuer aktuelle Kunst in Glueckstadt is curated by CAPRI Berlin.
Dedicated to drawing, the exhibition comprises various techniques and media, ranging from works on paper
and canvas, to cut-outs and installations.

G E G E N   W E I S S / A G A I N S T   W H I T E
An introduction

Painting is always a movement towards obscuration. It requires the merest motion away from the whiteness,
from the void of the screen, and in an instant everything becomes complicated: a clean surface becomes stained,
the definite becomes ambiguous, an object (a canvas, a wall, a piece of paper) transforms into a vehicle for
something else.
Many a wall in the streets could sport the slogan 'AGAINST WHITE'. Any drawing and any painting starts
off with this password of insistence, with an artist's mind stubbornly set on inventing yet another picture.
For a long time now, we have watched the sampling, translations, appropriations and the karaoke singing
underway in the visual genres. The impact of the mass media on any painting done over the past 150 years
is apparent. Their relationship however, is in no way a competitive affair. Placed alongside photographs, films,
and screen-shots, a painted image is a loner. Its alienness makes it virtually invisible — Unless one is ready
to engage in a perception of painting that goes beyond the genre's specific history, and to recognise that its
proper and rather complex vocabulary may indeed articulate an understanding of today's world.
In that sense, the exhibition series GEGEN WEISS invites the viewer to get involved with the practice of a
rare language. Besides the appellative and the informative functions of language, this practice might serve the
rethinking of the potentials of images and of our modes of perception: in the present tense.

Bettina Carl


Introduction Artists exhibition views

December 10th 2011 until January 8th, 2012
Karlin Studios, Krizikova 34, Praha 8


a group exhibition at Karlin Studios Prague
curated by CAPRI Berlin (Ina Bierstedt and Bettina Carl)


Karlin Studios, Krizikova 34, Praha 8 Karlin,
Karlin Studios is a non-profit exhibition space run
by FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art Prague


Friday, December 9th 2011


December 10th 2011 until January 8th, 2012

The project was kindly supported by ifa Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. and German-Czech-Future Fonds. Many thanks!


March 16th until May 9th, 2010 exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien Berlin


curated by CAPRI Berlin and Thore Krietemeyer

Further information:

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