We went there with an old type of a white car called Polonez. It took us two cold hours, and I was carrying my long Mickey Mouse by the leg the whole ride. It was a female version in a dress, one of the first symbols of the West that I owned. Whenever we visited my Grandmother, I remember this intense cigarettes smell, as we open the door, and clouds of smoke hanging in the room. My mom would start opening the windows while stepping on the couch and on the windowsill, to reach the handle. I remember when we entered the main room, and saw a big painting directly on the wall. Grandma, smiling very wide, said that the devil told her to paint it. The wall was thicker than the others like it was wearing foundation. She had painted in all the colours – the devil, the flowers and the fireplace. She was saying something about the wall. I do not remember what it was as my mom was talking over her. I just stood there silent as Grandma hugged me very hard. I could feel her bulky and itchy layers of wool pullovers and different clothes pressing against my chest. I never saw it again as it was painted over by my mom or her brother. At that time I didn’t understand why each time they had to hide it. Now I know, it was so that other people and the owners of the building would not see it.

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Press Release

Rita Vitorelli – Untitled (body, clouds, supermario)
150 x 200 cm, Digital painting on vinyl mesh (2017)

Rita Vitorelli – Detail
Alex Rathbone – Rum thoughts.
Acrylic on canvas (2017)

Alex Rathbone – Detail

Alex Rathbone – Detail

Alex Rathbone – Detail

Tai Shani. Dark Continent: Phantasmagoregasm.
Performance soundtrack. Duration 30min loop (2016)

Plural Melts. Household Values.
Wall painting (2017)

Beth Collar – Dad with a tummy bug.
Unfired clay on a radiator and performance (2017)

Beth Collar – Detail

Beth Collar – Detail

Cindie Cheung – Tine Bryld instructing a young woman how to appear psychologically unstable so she can get dispensation for a legal abortion at a woman’s clinic in Copenhagen in the 1960’s – 1,2,3,
Gouache on paper, 42 x 29,7 cm (2017)

Cindie Cheung – Detail

Cindie Cheung – Detail

Cindie Cheung – Detail

Rita Vitorelli – Untitled (face)
150 x 200 cm,  Digital painting on vinyl mesh, (2017)


Sam Keogh – Taken out of – put into Oscar’s Bin.
Video. Duration 7mins 50secs (2014)

Sam Keogh – Taken out of – put into Oscar’s Bin.
Video still. Duration 7mins 50secs (2014)

Sam Keogh – Taken out of – put into Oscar’s Bin.
Video still. Duration 7mins 50secs (2014)

Beth Collar – Performance documentation

Beth Collar – Performance documentation

Beth Collar – Performance documentation

Michael FitzGerald – Somniloquy (Sleep Yarble) Performance (2017)

‘Plural melts – Household Values’
Group show at Yvonne Lambert, Berlin, Germany

w/ works and performances by Cindie Cheung, Beth Collar,
Michael Fitzgerald, Sam Keogh, Alex Rathbone, Tai Shani and Rita Vitorelli

Curated by Eoghan Ryan and Zuzanna Ratajczyk

21 January – 26 February 2017

www.yvonnelambert.de