The galerie max goelitz welcomes Rindon Johnson for his first solo exhibition “Five” at Berlin Art Week in September. Until November 11, 2023, the artist will present a communicative and expansive installation created during his nomination for the Future Generation Art Prize 2021. A video work inspired by his science-fiction novel Clattering, which has already been shown at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev for a short period. For this art presentation, Rindon Johnson dazzles video installation enthusiasts by integrating this multimedia design with his new works to create an expanded and attractive exhibition concept.
The novel Clattering, from which the multimedia installation is derived, is an invitation to audiences to demonstrate multiplicity and opposition to the ways in which our world is organized. Through this writing, authors Rindon Johnson and Rainer Diana propose to the audience to alter their perception of the world, leading them to open their minds and escape the various forms of dualism that make it up.
Through this science-fiction novel, Rindon Johnson and Rainer Diana reshape our usual perception of the organization and relationships that govern our society. Subtle, but clearly perceptible and considerable divergences are highlighted by the authors between humans and the human characters in the novel, in which notions of physical violence, sex, war or hunger are absent.
The max goelitz gallery is equipped with a large-scale LED wall and a backlit window installation representing an iridescent cloud in tinted glass. Added to this are wooden chairs made by the contemporary artist, inviting viewers to come and admire the changing, luminous atmosphere of these creations. Rindon Johnson completes his artistic presentation with stand-alone wall works in leather, which enable him to establish a connection between object, language and viewer, in order to challenge the social hierarchical terms and primed power structures also addressed in the novel Clattering.
The contemporary artist’s “Five” exhibition at the Berlin gallery will be followed by a publication featuring the first forty pages of the science-fiction novel. This is an opportunity to discover Rindon Johnson’s literary work, which will be revealed for the first time in a reading by the artist at galerie max goelitz.