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Her left year is shorter than her right

Kandis Friesen & Natalia Revko

14 Jul–25 Sep 22

Through the lens of 1980s conceptual practices in Odesa, curator and researcher Natalia Revko explores the city’s specific topography, focusing on the coastline as a place of doubling and mirroring. Artist Kandis Friesen resumes production of a series of Soviet-era Ukrainian concrete planters, set amidst an assemblage of German landscape paintings that form a transposed skyline of the Tajik city of Dushanbe.

In Her left year is shorter than her right, Friesen and Revko work with grafted, repetitive compositions and forms of transmission, articulating states of exile and displacement. The cities of Odesa, Dushanbe, and Berlin act as coordinates for these shifted geographies, making Galerie im Turm into a site specific to the works.

The exhibition is part of In Ruins, a cross-district collaboration between Galerie im Turm and Klosterruine in Mitte.


Curator: Helen-Sophie Mayr, Linnéa Meiners & Christopher Weickenmeier
Head of production: Carolina Redondo
Project assistance: Dani Hasrouni, Isa Hirtz
Installation: Martin Sandoval, Carlos Busquets, Ignacio Rivas, Francisco Martinez, Enrika Myskovskaja
Translations: Oleksandra Chuprina, Gegensatz Translation Collective, Тетяна Іванова/Tatiana Ivanova, ЮстинаКравчук/Yustyna Kravchuk, Natalia Revko
Layout: Olga Hordiienko
Gallery supervision: Ferdinand Gieschke, Daniela Schoepe

Natalia Revko would like to thank:
Armed Forces of Ukraine who are defending my country so I that have an opportunity to continue my research. Furthermore, Mikhail Rashkovetsky, Kandis Friesen and the curators Linnéa Meiners, Helen-Sophie Mayr and Christopher Weickenmeier.

Kandis Friesen would like to thank Loli Sperling (rest in peace), Quirin Bäumler, the BBK, Dieter Lutsch, Paul Griffiths, Sarah Pupo, Nora Butler Burke, Oleksandra Chuprina, Dmytro Soloviov, Rodney Latourelle, Ouassila Arras, Aganetha Dyck, Alison Hugill, Aziz Hazara, Ganna Bryzhata, Natalia Revko, curators Linnéea Meiners, Helen-Sophie Mayr and Christopher Weickenmeier, Carolina Redondo, and the whole team at Galerie im Turm, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and Klosterruine Berlin.

The curators would like to thank the team of Galerie im Turm and of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien: Stéphane Bauer, Jens Gehlkopf, Sofía Pfister, Serkan Sevincli, Josef Stöhr and the exhibition supervisors.

With the kind support of Exhibition Fund Municipal Galleries and Fund Exhibition fees for visual artists.

Galerie im Turm is a facility of the district office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.