Satisfaction – The Work of Joseph Marr

We’ve already teased this upcoming exciting exhibition by Australian artist Joseph Marr in our feature about the creation process of his amazing work. But now it’s time to take a closer look at his new solo show Satisfaction that will open at the Michael Reid Gallery tomorrow evening. Those of you who have seen his work in other shows or under the bar counter of the Berghain bar know that his objects are quite stunning to look at. Translucent naked bodies of men or women in bright colors, often sexy or even explicitly sexual as in the famous piece Together that will be shown at the gallery for the first time outside of Berghain. The special thing about Joseph’s objects is that they are molded entirely out of sugar. His material has great symbolic meaning: The sweetness of it is what we are craving for, almost addicted to. We want so much of it until we are stuck on it with our fingers and get sick of it. But the addiction is not over, as the craving for it will kick in later again. It’s the predicament of getting satisfaction out of something that is not good for us.

Don’t miss the opening Thursday night at Michael Reid. The exhibition will run from April 7 until beginning of May with a finissage during the Gallery Weekend on May 3, 2015. Some impressions after the jump.


by Joseph Marr

Vernissage: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 18-21h

Exhibition: April 7 – May 3, 2015, Tue-Sat 11-17h

Finissage: May 3, 2015, 18-21h

Michael Reid Gallery

Ackerstr. 163

10115 Berlin

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