The Commissions

Teresa Solar
Flotation Line

13 June  – 15 July, 2018
Opening reception 12 June, 19:00

Curated by Chus Martínez
Curatorial assistance Simon Würsten

How many horizons are there? Imagine the surface of all the seas, oceans, rivers, and lakes of this world as a single horizon. The water line marks the boundary between everything that is above and all that lives below. In addition, water compels us to attain a balance, a lasting relationship between our bodies and all the materials we float on. In der TANK, Spanish artist Teresa Solar presents a new group of sculptures featuring animals, images, mythologies, and other elements that share a relationship with water and the sea. How does immersion alter our way of seeing? How does water — or the ether of an art space transformed into fictional water — challenge weight and volume, and colour and position? The work is conceived as a total environment that fills the entire exhibition space.

Teresa Solar is an artist based in Madrid, Spain. She graduated with an MA in Cultural Studies from UEM ( Universidad Europea de Madrid ) in 2009. Solar’s work has recently been shown at Haus der Kunst Munich; Matadero Madrid; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander; Maxxi, Rome; General Public in Berlin; and Kunstverein München. Her work is also part of KölnSkulptur #9 in Cologne. She was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and took part in the 2018 expedition “The Current” organized by TBA21-Academy.

Teresa Solar enjoys a contribution to production by [NA!] Projects. The exhibition is additionally supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).