Sofa SHIRAZ by Farah Ebrahimi and Philipp Mainzer has been chosen to form a central element of the installation ‘New Eelam’ by London-based artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas. Part of the 9th edition of Berlin Biennale, the exhibition takes place at the Akademie der Künste from 4 June to 18 September 2016.
In his installation during this year’s Berlin Biennale, artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas examines the influences of new technologies on art and culture, combining modern furniture and digital systems with original sculptures from Sri Lanka – the homeland of his parents. In an environment exploring a vision for future living, modular sofa SHIRAZ consequently continues the installation’s idea of smart and flexible housing and is presented alongside furniture by New Tendency and art by Asela Gunasekara. Featured in e15’s Antwerp linen fabric in the colour Carbon along with intriguing shades of Ultramarine blue and Cypress green mohair cushions, the SHIRAZ sofa supports the distinct interplay of different materials and colours shown. A mix of different lighting components and an extensive iPad Bar offer visitors the opportunity to experience how technical means permeate our lives and environment.
With more than 120 artists, this year’s biennale is curated by the New York based collective DIS. Titled ‘The Present in Drag’, the 9th Berlin Biennale will take place at various venues in Berlin such as the Akademie der Künste, exploring artistic developments and visions from within the art scene.
BERLIN BIENNALE AT AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE
Pariser Platz 4
4 June to 18 September 2016
Wednesday to Monday, 11.00 – 19.00 H
Thursday, 11.00 – 21.00 H