press release

Fake Truth

September 14 - November 17

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Julia Phillips’s artistic practice addresses complex subject-object relations and prevailing power relations within psychoanalytic, gender, and postcolonial discourses. Her work commences with her own body, which is used metaphorically for an investigation of intimate human relationships and macro-level social injustices. Based on lifecasting methods that date back to antiquity, fragile impressions of body fragments—muscles, shoulders, parts of the face—are created from ceramic. Together with the hollowed cavities these fragments come to define anonymous bodies within space. “I seek a physical language and mechanical metaphors to express non-physical, emotional relationships.” (Julia Phillips)

After studying at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg and Columbia University in New York City, Julia Phillips (born 1985 in Hamburg, resident in Chicago and Berlin) had a solo exhibition at MoMA PS1, NYC in 2018. In the same year, her works were also shown at the New Museum Triennial, NYC and the 10th Berlin Biennale. Fake Truth is Julia Phillips’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany.

Jule Hillgärtner, Nele Kaczmarek