Helin Alas Prolog
12.02. - 01.05.22
Artist Talk: Helin Alas & Mateo Chacón Pino, Sunday,1st of May, 4pm
Helin Alas (*1987, DE) reflects on subtexts of contemporary artistic practice in her work. Her installation Prolog in the BPA// Raum is thus both stage and protagonist. Alas challenges the conventions of class and social norms in a (sometimes) humorous way. Drawing on her own experience as a young female artist, her work is also an analysis of contemporary art-making and in this sense a questioning of its working conditions.
With the illustrator Dario Sostegni, Alas has created a parallel fantasy world as a tool for a multi-perspectival social analysis that allows viewers to explore the boundaries of complicity and competition.
Helin Alas studied art education at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. Her works have been shown at Friends Objects, Loggia, Munich (2020), The Phantom Moves Through Space and Through Different Bodies, Kevin Space, Vienna (2020), Stadtarchiv (with Alex Wissel), Mauer, Cologne (2021), and dissolving matter & value, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich (2021). In March 2022, Alas will open a solo presentation at Museum Brandhorst, Munich.
Helin Alas was a BPA// participant in 2017. Prolog is her first solo exhibition in Berlin.
Image: Helin Alas (with Dario Sostegni), detail of worlds and their legends, 2022.