Beth Collar and Eoghan Ryan at Center

Artists: Beth Collar and Eoghan Ryan

Exhibition title: Juvenilia

Curated by: Thomas Butler

Presented by: Room E-10 27

Venue: Center, Berlin, Germany

Date: May 1 – June 10, 2018

Photography: Philippe Gerlach / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Room E-10 27 and Center, Berlin

ROOM E-10 27 at Center is pleased to present Juvenilia, a two-person show featuring new video, sculpture, drawing and painting by Beth Collar and Eoghan Ryan whose practices individually play out fraught relationships to patriarchy and the hegemony of authorship.

The point of departure for Juvenilia (meaning a work created when young) was a shared interest in the potential of reperforming, reanimating and repurposing the interior lives of their younger teenage selves. Using this hybrid figure of the teenage fan and its inherent failure to attain what they term as “total being” or a complete embodiment of the desired image, the artists have developed work that dredges up the hidden structures of power behind these one sided relationships.

Beth Collar lives and works in Berlin. Selected shows, screenings and performances have taken place at Cell Project Space, London; HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin; the Kunstverein, München; KW, Berlin; Hester, New York; Fig2 at the ICA, London; The Glasgow Women’s Library; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Cubitt, London, The Serpentine, London; and the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. She’s artist in residence on the Waterloo Uncovered archaeological dig, a 5-year project. Upcoming projects include solo presentations at Matt’s Gallery, London, and at Primary, Nottingham.

Eoghan Ryan lives and works in Berlin. Selected shows, performances and screenings have taken place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; South London Gallery; Rowing, London; Serralves Museum, Porto; IFI, Dublin; Outpost, Norwich; Kem, Warsaw; Cubitt, London; Kim? Contemporary, Riga; CAC, Vilnius; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, The East End Film Festival curated by AQNB, London and FACT, Liverpool. Current and upcoming include Nocturnal Reflections, Macao, Milan; and a group show at Spike, Berlin. Eoghan is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland for 2017/18.

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation (Detail)

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Beth Collar, You’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (relax, it’s just a phase), 2018, Pen on paper, acacia thorns

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation. HD video

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation. HD video

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation. HD video

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation. HD video (video still)

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (post mortem), 2018. Silver birch, mistletoe, handsaw

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (post mortem), 2018. Silver birch, mistletoe, handsaw

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation (Detail)

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (I am what I’ve done), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (I am what I’ve done), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (I am what I’ve done), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (I am what I’ve done), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (1992-96), 2018. HD video, 12’39” Loop

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (1992-96), 2018. HD video, 12’39” Loop (video still)

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (flower fairy), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns (Detail)

Beth Collar, you’re perfect, yes, it’s true / But without me you’re only you (flower fairy), 2018. Pen on paper, acacia thorns (Detail)

Eoghan Ryan, Moss Icon, 2018. Mixed Media installation (Detail)

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Juvenilia, 2018, exhibition view, presented by Room E-10 27, Center, Berlin

Juvenilia, poster and publicity image, 2018

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