New Age of Aquarius
DUVE Berlin, Berlin, 9 March - 4 May, 2013
Shezad Dawood, James Howard, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Shana Moulton, Matthew Stone, Mark Titchner, Margo Trushina

An astrological age lasts for approximately 2,150 years – the time it takes for the vernal equinox to move from one constellation of the zodiac into the next. In our era, this is a procession from Pisces to Aquarius. Some believe that such changes affect mankind, influencing the rise and fall of civilizations or cultural tendencies: The age of Aquarius is said to be associated with love, unity, integrity, freedom, modernization, rebellion, veracity and transparency. Its colors are silver, aqua, purple, electric pink and blue. But no one can agree whether this age has already arrived or if it is still far away.* Have we experienced a new dawn for mankind or are we still under the sign of the Piscean values - power and control? Can we pin our hopes on the stars? The works in this exhibition paint a picture of cosmic and earthly desires; they invoke other possible worlds and in some cases reject them. This Age of Aquarius catalogues artists’ wrestling with hope and doubt, questioning the effectiveness of new age symbolism in the 21st century.