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


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.


μυθοποίηση – mythopoesis

The exhibition cycle mythopoesis (translated roughly as 'myth-making') began in February 2020 in the exhibition space Bublitz Thesaurós on Uhlandstraße in Berlin. The group exhibition Tempel auf Zeit [Temporary Tempel] was followed by the solo exhibitions GABRIEL - Marianische Antiphonen I and the two-part exhibition The Mythology of Michal Martychowiec: News from the Last Man and Josephine, entering the maze.

μυθοποίηση – mythopoesis | Nachricht vom letzten Menschen


Bublitz Objects

Bublitz Objects is the mediation platform of Bublitz. Here you can find luminescent details about artworks and their creators. You can also purchase artworks by the four Thesaurós artists here.


Thesaurós | Hilarion Manero

Thanks to the constantly effective miracle assumed by myth, the waking day of a people who are stimulated by myth, as the ancient Greeks were, does indeed resemble dream more than it does the day of a thinker whose mind has been sobered by science. If, one day, any tree may speak as a nymph, or if a god can carry off virgins in the guise of a bull, if the goddess Athene herself is suddenly seen riding on a beautiful chariot in the company of Pisistratus through the market-places of Athens - and that was what the honest Athenian believed - then anything is possible at any time....."


Thesaurós | Elshan Ghasimi

Elshan Ghasimi is a Persian musician, composer and performance artist. She studied in Tehran and Baku (with Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, Dariush Talai, Hossein Alizadeh, among others) and is one of the few female masters of the tar worldwide.


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.