Bonnie Camplinis09.03.–15.04.2023Ebensperger Berlin
Bonnie Camplin’s second solo exhibition at Ebensperger, “is”, uses predominantly existing material in order to visually phrase what artistic practice (or artistic existence) means, what it is and if it actually ever isn’t. Arranged in new groups and ensembles, the works and their company (photocopies and notes) revisit Camplin's key motifs and methods: spirals, theory of mind, psychogeography, and thought mapping.
Everyone’s an Artist
“There are subtler technologies of the mind we can work with, which is sort of what making an art object is anyway. It's a mimicking of that potential. And so I wonder, if there's no relegation to the sanctioned 'artworld', if there’s no gallery system, then what will artists be doing with the technology of their mind in nature?”
“I feel that everything is changing and for one thing, every human will realise they are a born creator. So, the idea of an ‘artist’ in the professionalised sense, in the sense of an artist as 'special case', I think that will fizzle out. And all humans will realise that they are born creators, and therefore the meaning of 'artist' will change. So, I don't know what the artworld, i.e. the gallery system, is going to do moving forward?” (Bonnie Camplin)
With many special thanks to:
Caribic Residency e. V., Berlin
Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles