A Line Has Time in It

A Line Has Time in It


Opening: Friday, 25 November 2022, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition: 26 November 2022 – 25 February 2023
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr 35, 10969 Berlin

David Hockney, once said, "drawing takes time, a line has time in it.” Inspired by this, Persons Projects is proud to present a group exhibition exploring the various approaches that shift the parameters of understanding what a line can be in the context of a drawing. These selected artists use a multitude of different materials as well as the passage of time to express their conceptual propositions in visualizing these linear representations.

Jari Silomäki | The Affectionate Kalpana – My Story of Class Mobility

Opening: Friday, 25 November 2022, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition: 26 November 2022 – 25 February 2023
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin

"The streets in my hometown had no names. Two streets in Bombay are named after me. There is an influential deity in India called Bhagavān or Bhagwan. I am called Mada Bhagwan. I have done what the gods could not. I have helped the poor and the despairing.
– Dr. Kalpana Saroj

Persons Projects is proud to present Jari Silomäki’s new series The Affectionate Kalpana – My Story of Class Mobility which depicts the many different shades and outcomes of social class mobility. The selection of works presented in the exhibition consists of portraits, group pictures, and landscape photographs that the artist combines with text, written by the subjects in their native language, telling their life stories from their own perspective. Between objective documentation and subjective artistic perspective, this group of works introduces the viewer to the complexity of a global phenomenon that is still quite unknown to the western society. To further inform about this sociocultural matter, the series will be included in Silomäki’s latest monograph Jari Silomäki: Atlas of Emotions.

Jari Silomäki | The Affectionate Kalpana – My Story of Class Mobility