Stephen Prina: "As He Remembered It"

Visual artist and musician Stephen Prina presents "As He Remembered It," an exhibition inspired by a night in Los Angeles.

start date

November 24, 2017 11:00 AM

end date

February 3, 2018 6:00 PM


Capitain Petzel, Karl-Marx-Allee 4510178 Berlin

Capitain Petzel is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by visual artist and musician Stephen Prina titled "As He Remembered It," to be seen on the three levels of the gallery space from November 24, 2017 to January 13, 2018. The exhibition is a slightly smaller version of the installation of the same title, which was originally presented at the Vienna Secession in 2011 and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2013. Two wall murals complete the exhibition, including the latest example of Stephen Prina's recent project Exquisite Corpse: The Complete Paintings of Manet.

"As He Remembered It" is linked to an anecdote that Stephen Prina recalls as follows: "Somewhere in the early to mid-1980s Chris Williams and I found each other late at night on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. On the other side of the street we could see an illuminated pink object in a shop window, but from our point of view we could not identify it. We crossed the street to take a closer look. Conveniently, a label was attached to the object indicating that it was a furniture by RM Schindler. Obviously, this desk, once a built-in piece of furniture, had been taken out of its context to make it stand out. He did, however, appear to us as an amputee. "

Stephen Prina (* 1954 in Galesburg, Illinois) lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he teaches as a professor in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.

Opening hours of the Capitain Petzel: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm

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