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TINA BRAEGGER OUT OF THE DARK
Weiss Falk is happy to present Out of the Dark, a triptych by Tina Braegger for the inauguration of LISTE Showtime.
In the triptych we witness a marching bear appear out of the dark and disappear into the light. The marching bear is constantly reemerging in Braegger’s oeuvre and potentially appears anywhere – out of the dark – as the triptych literally shows. Ever since it first appeared on the cover of The Grateful Dead’s The History of the Grateful Dead, in 1973, the bear has become the unofficial logo of the rock band, chosen by the band’s fans, the Deadheads, as a signifier amongst the Dead‘s insignia. The bear was appropriated by the fans long before the band used the logo for official merch, and thu ...
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Tina Braegger Zu Besuch bei den Träuschlingsverwandten, Weiss Falk, 2019
It must have been in the car with my father, in the early 1990’s, that I first heard the lyric: “Out on the road today / I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac / Little voice inside my head said: / ‘Don’t look back, you can never look back.’” By then I was well on my way to becoming a Grateful Dead fan, or a “Deadhead,” as they are known. Thus, this lyric, as well as the general easy-listening vibe of Don Henley’s 1984 hit “The Boys of Summer,” struck my pre-pubescent brain as an anathema: one that ...
Tina Braegger The Great Fool Braegger, Weiss Falk, 2017
He is not a mortal beast but an anachronism – a phantom out of a dead time, the invincible epitome of the old wild life. That is roughly how Faulkner outlines the myth of the virtuous Old Ben, whose hunt embodies the crossing from one existence to another: from man to bear. Hunting becomes a symbol of existence, a self-sustaining desire to explore, which is less about the catch than the obsessive chase.
Isole Faraguna, On A Pink Planet, Good Will Hunting, Dead Dolp ...