μυθοποίηση – mythopoesis

Josephine, entering the maze
The Mythology of Michal Martychowiec

Duration: 24 October - 12 December 2020
Opening 24 October, from 6 p.m.

curated by Julian M. H. Schindele

Josephine, entering the maze is another chapter in the exploration of the symbolic sign cosmos by British artist Michal Martychowiec. As a hermetic cosmogonist, he erects a shrine and a sanctuary for Josephine in this exhibition. Josephine is a figure of light in the form of a rabbit and has been the leading actress in Martychowiecs' work since 2015.

Josephine, entering the maze is the fourth part of the current exhibition cycle μυθοποίηση - Mythopoesis. The cycle is interested in the actualisation, i.e. repoetisation and recreation of archetypal-classical narratives, as well as the relationship between memory culture and identity.

Still from 'Pixelated Venus', (2017) chromogenic print, 90x120 cm


Bublitz Objects

Bublitz Objects is the new mediation and sales platform of Bublitz. Here you can find all details about artworks and exhibitions, background information from the artists themselves and art historical interpretations. You can also purchase works of art by the four visual thesaurós artists.

Objects was designed for you, the enthusiasts of our work, for friends and collectors of the artists and with the aim of creating an easily accessible way to dive deeper.


Thesaurós | Michal Martychowiec

Michal Martychowiec (born 1987) is a contemporary artist. He creates conceptual series of photographs, films, drawings, neons,objects, and mix-media installations and environments.

Through this practice, characterized by the diversity of the media used, Martychowiec aims to explore the condition and the possibilities of contemporary human existence.


Thesaurós | GABRIEL

Gabriel is a libertine, dancer and jester. He was born in Holland in the late 1960s. After an injury ruined his career as a dancer, he dedicated himself to following the traces of his own person. He abandoned his alter ego and became an artist to whom, it must be said, the prophetic proclamation is not alien...

Join him on one of the most extraordinary journeys of the early 21st century.


Exhibition Cycle | Elie's Miniatures

In the summer of 2018, Elshan Ghasimi, Michal Martychowiec and JMH Schindele set off in the footsteps of the mathematician, biochemist, magician and poet El Arbi Bouqdib.

Now the archival-archaeological-artistic work has brought the first treasures to light. Elies Miniatures. As album, concert and exhibition cycle, Elies Miniatures is an ongoing narrative as well as a novel form of merging music, concert, visual art, exhibition and biographical narration.


Bublitz & Thesaurós

Bublitz is an artist and curator initiative founded in 2011. It works at the interface between art and cultural history and is a combination of cultural production site, artist group, curator's office, gallery, music publisher, and concert organiser.

The three core elements of Bublitz are thematic exhibition cycles, the work of the artist group Thesaurós, and the exhibition space Thesaurós. Uhlandstrasse* in Berlin.


Exhibition Cycle | Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne. In Search of the European Identity is a long term, pan-European and civic project. It offers a new way to consider exhibitions, memory policy and culture at a time of the greatest threats since the Second World War.

Mnemosyne derives its name from the Greek goddess of memory, mother of the nine muses. The word memory also stems from her name.


A statement about the Mnemosyne project

"In Europe, history and a vision of the future are very closely linked. Europe‘s promise revolves around two decisive transformations:

1. From war to peace – from European history we learn that erstwhile mortal enemies become peacefully coexisting and closely cooperating neighbours.
2. From coercion to freedom – from European history we learn that dictatorships can become democracies.

In order to safeguard these values, the EU‘s indifferent phase must be followed by a phase of revival, emotion, renewal and engagement. The project Mnemosyne. In Search of the European Identity is heading in precisely this direction. We therefore support it wholeheartedly."

Prof. Dr. Aleida Assmann & Prof. Dr. Em. Jan Assmann