Marlene Bart

Photo by Gideon Rothmann
Marlene Bart (*1991) is an artist who takes the taxonomy of natural phenomena as a departure point to ask questions about the reductive thinking in our scientific need to classify and categorize the tremendous diversity of living species
By assembling these pieces into a contemporary Kunstkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, thereby fetishizing them, she is reminding us that, as Michel Foucault pointed out, at the heart of the desire to classify is a need to possess and control, and knowledge is always tied to power.
She hold a  PhD. from Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany and lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, at the Villa Arson, Nice, France, and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She also holds a Master’s Degree from the Universität der Künste, Berlin. 
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Past exhibitions at GALERIE Peter Gaugy

Marlene Bart photo by Gideon Rothmann, a blond woman with a glass sculpture of a beetle in front of her.

Ordnungswut, a solo exhibition by Marlene Bart 8 February to 16 March, 2024 

Hoch wie nie: imaginary landscapes and the creatures who live there, an exhibition with Leila Seyedzadeh & Marlene Bart 21 May 2022 to 9 July 2022

 

natura, an exhibition with Gonzalo Reyes Araos, Marlene Bart, Mona Pourebrahim, Tamara Repetto 27 August to 30 October 2021

An image of a sculpture and virtual reality installation at the Tieratomisches Theater in Berlin.
Theatrum Radix, 2023 at the Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin photo by Gideon Rothmann
Theatrum Radix, 2023 photo by Gideon Rothmann
An image of a man looking at a monitor displaying live virtual reality.
Live VR screen photo by Gideon Rothmann
Taxa and Theater of Memory, Konsumverein Braunschweig (2021) photo: Gideon Rothmann
Marlene Bart, High School Nightmare (detail) Glass 
31 x 21 x 9 cm
Marlene Bart, High School Nightmare (detail) Glass 31 x 21 x 9 cm
Marlene Bart, Hirschkäfer Love Affair, (2020) Berengo Studio, Venice Glass as shown in naturae, Galerie Peter Gaugy 2021
32 x 16 x 10.5 cm
Marlene Bart, Hirschkäfer Love Affair, (2020) Berengo Studio, Venice Glass as shown in naturae, Galerie Peter Gaugy 2021 32 x 16 x 10.5 cm
Psychographics Reloaded, (2020) Cast glass at Berengo Studio, 22 x 18 x 16 cm
Marlene Bart, February lll (2022), Monotype silk-screen print 37 x 46 cm
Marlene Bart, February lll (2022), Monotype silk-screen print 37 x 46 cm
Marlene Bart, February ll, (2022) Monotype silk-screen print 37 x 44 cm
Marlene Bart, February ll, (2022) Monotype silk-screen print 37 x 44 cm
“I like to be surprised by my work.” A conversation with Marlene Bart by Thea Hawlin | Mar 23, 2021 | Journal
Marlene Bart developing her immersive VR experience, Theatrum Radix (2022) with Ikonospace founder Joris Demnard
Theatrum Radix screenshot

Marlene Bart’s VR (virtual reality) project “Theatrum Radix” is the subject of an article (available in both English and German) available on the mediasphere of the Museum of Natural History, Berlin.  This multi-year project was conceived by Marlene Bart in cooperation with the Natural History Museum, the Tieratomisches Theater, Berlin, and the renowned digital art studio, Ikonospace.

Here is a link to the article: Virtual Natural Order Between Art and Science