Catinca Tabacaru NYC/Harare Collective

The Berry Eaters

CTG Collective

28 February 2020  —  28 March 2019

Rachel Monosov
with CTG Collective, The Berry Eaters, 2019, single channel video, 10min

The CTG Collective worked at the Serlachius Museums in Mantta, Finland during Summer 2019. Its 8 members in this instance, hailed from New York, Tokyo, Berlin, Harare, and Paramaribo, and were joined by three Helsinki-based artists. The resulting performance, video, ceramics, and sculptural works were first shown in the Museum’s Aleksanterin Linna Gallery, and highlight the group’s research and reflections during their time in Mänttä. Notions of folklore, ecology, and immigration take center stage as the artists bring their personal histories into conversation with the Finnish cultural and political landscape. Six months later, the CTG Collective mounts a follow-up exhibition in New York City, in Catinca Tabacaru’s interim space in Harlem at 224 W 137th St. This multi-floor brownstone comes courtesy of art patron Audry Casusol. It takes the name of ART HOUSE and will serve as the Catinca Tabacaru headquaerters for its 2020 projects while the Gallery searches for a next brick and mortar location after 5 years on the Lower East Side.

Join us on Friday, February 28, from 6pm to 9pm.
rsvp to Details of CTG-R: Finland.