Mariechen Danz & Kerstin Brätsch

The artistic work of Mariechen Danz is based on communication and knowledge transfer, placing the human body centre stage. In space-encompassing installations and sculptures made of diverse materials, the artist deconstructs the body into individual parts and continually reassembles them anew according to her own classifications and aesthetic angles.

Kerstin Brätsch repeatedly questions the painterly medium itself in her polymorphic pictures—sometimes on canvas, othertimes on polyester film, glass, or in connection with performative interventions. She also challenges the position of painting in art history and in the contemporary art world. Many of her works are created in collaboration with other artists.

At Silbersee II, the two artists will be implementing their idea of a sand sculpture that merges various motifs, including dinosaurs, human body parts, and also a three-dimensional portrait of the two artists.

Kerstin Brätsch (b. 1979) lives in New York. Mariechen Danz (b. 1980) lives in Berlin.

Danz Brätsch
UKR Ruhrding Silbersee2 2021 c Daniel Sadrowski 2632 Projekt ©

Clouded in Vain

On the beach at the Silbersee the artists Mariechen Danz and Kerstin Brätsch are creating a sand sculpture that incorporates traces of the climatic conditions in previous ages