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Art on Air #1 Leda Bourgogne and Armin Lorenz Gerold

15 February 2023
  • Avant-Garde
  • Experimental
  • Non-Music
  • Spoken Word
  • Arts & Culture
  • Euphoric
  • Psychedelic
  • Provocative
  • Mystical
  • Atmospheric

Art on Air #1 Leda Bourgogne and Armin Lorenz Gerold

Leda Bourgogne, Tyranny of Tenderness

(see Fragile, Berlin see for the full exhibition text and images)

"Eros the once again limb-looser whirls me sweetbitter, impossible to fight off, creature

stealing up"


FRAGILE is pleased to announce the exhibition Tyranny of Tenderness by Leda Bourgogne. For the exhibition, the Berlin-based artist conceived an installation of site-specific, newly produced, and pre-existing works composed of objects, fabric works, and an audio piece. Although the different groups of works function independently within the presentation, the exhibition is revealed through the interconnection of each element. The artist took inspiration for the exhibition from Eros the Bittersweet, a 1986 publication by classical philologist and poet Anne Carson. Through various "close readings” of poems by ancient Greek lyric poets, such as the works of Sappho, Carson analyzes the structure of sensual desire and longing. Inspired by Carson, Bourgogne creates a kind of echo chamber for the different reflections and ideas on desire, language, and art production, within which the artist uses different dramaturgical means, similar to a play on stage, to negotiate her personal interpretations of the present themes. As is so often the case, she succeeds in dissolving the boundaries between intimate and public spaces, placing female sexuality at the center and making the political dimensions visible within the sphere of the personal.

Armin Lorenz Gerold, Manuel or A Hint of Evil

Manuel or A Hint of Evil unfolds from the perspective of an unnamed observer whose thoughts coalesce into an inner monologue as he makes regular visits to the summer pool Olympic stadium in West Berlin, in the summer of 2020. At the pools, every now and then, he sees Manuel, a young man who, in the mind of the observer, becomes an animate object of an affectionate study of the possibility of encounter – and the abyss it presents.






Leda Bourgogne, Tyranny of Tenderness
Armin Lorenz Gerold, Manuel or A Hint of Evil