Puderpink was a month long exhibition and event series (Once upon a pink, Akupinktur and Pink Off!) curated and produced by Sophie le Roux, Amanda Hohenberg and Lotti Seebeck in Collaboration with F.K.Fotoklub and Puderraum Berlin.
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Pink Co-Curators Sophie Lotti and Amanda
Puderpink, works © Sophie le Roux
Puderpink, works © Sophie le Roux
Once upon a pink, opening Photo by Olliver Mohr
Puderpink Callout sheet © Sophie le Roux
Puderpink Dresscode © Sophie le Roux
Puderpink drinks © Sophie le Roux
Akupinktur cake icing © Sophie le Roux
Dollar Baby © Sophie le Roux
Akupinktur, works © Sophie le Roux
Pink off! Visitors © Sophie le Roux
Nudes by Nathalie Hollis © Sophie le Roux
Once upon a pink © Sophie le Roux
writing by Phoebe Ferguson © Sophie le Roux
Pink off! visitors © Sophie le Roux
Pink bar © Sophie le Roux
Ki Jeal performing at Akupinktur © Sophie le Roux
Goblin fruit performing at Pink Off! © Sophie le Roux
Elle Peril performing at Pink Off! © Sophie le Roux
Akupinktur day © Sophie le Roux
Aidan Strudwick performing at Pink Off! © Sophie le Roux
Vagina Cake by Helen Russell Brown © Sophie le Roux
Once Upon A Pink: there once was a vagrant storyteller that toured her Prawnstar Poems in a pink jumpsuit and magenta hair – soon she came to Berlin, where on a grey winter’s night she sat in a dark bar and drank Rosé with a glittery artist, who sometimes was a fox and an experimental filmmaker, who took pictures of pink lava and saturated sludge. Surrounded by black coats and blue music whispered“what if there was a place, a pink place, the pinkest place? What if we brought people together because of a pigment? What if we would celebrate the pink sheep in the family?” A little later the artist/fox passed through the doors of the Puderraum by Treptow, attracted by its pink front light like an enamoured moth and she felt it in her wings that this might be the place, the pink place, the pinkest place. The Puderraum belongs to F.K.Fotoklub, an artist collective who had been using the magenta lit rooms for their exhibitions for over two years. Without batting an eyelash they said Yes to the idea of Pink Utopia. The pigment between Purple and Red was going to be reclaimed, renovated and drowned out in its own connotations until it would forget what it was. Puderpink came as an open call out to artists, thinkers, makers and chromatic monomaniacs to participate in the take over. Main criteria: PINK.
With over one hundred submissions the small pilot project exploded fantastically into pigmented mayhem. Concepts of spectacular dimensions came in casually and artworks of every shape described every shade of this one colour. A giant pink tongue as a mini golf trail! Vagina walls made out of mattresses! Can we perform a poem of two flamingos? Can we do a power point presentation on blushing in public ? I’ve made a congealed mass of sugar and sperm! Do you have a van for my bubblegum bathtub ? In a cross-continental email combat that could have put any Curatorial Studies degree out of business, the three fresh faced curators made their decisions in a measure between Pink and Audacious. Puderpink is delicate, sexy, political, dirty, superficial, soft.
Puderpink is a one coloured playground of narratives: from fungi-icon and caviar fetish, to pop glue and neo nazis and cotton candy, over to the coming out and body fluids and our internal organs. For a whole month we let Puderpink breathe in the pink lungs of Puderraum, where for three special nights we will have performances and (non) happenings.
In delicious fear and chromatic anticipation we wait for Puderpink, a feast of magenta, a conversation between pinkments and in any case the pinkest exhibition of this winter. Dresscode: 69% PINK.
German original Written by Lotti Seebeck Translated into English by Amanda Hohenberg