• Isa Melsheimer — COMPOST

    MAMAC, Nice November 20, 2021 – February 27, 2022 www.mamac-nice.org
    Isa Melsheimer — COMPOST

    Isa Melsheimer⁠, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 2021⁠, ceramic, glaze⁠, 39 x 48 x 48 cm (15 3/8 x 18 7/8 x 18 7/8 in)⁠. Photo © Jean-Christophe Lett


    Isa Melsheimer's practice spans across painting, embroidery, and sculpture, as well as the plant world. Her work questions the complex and evolving relationship between humans and their environment, addressing topical issues such as ecological transformations and sustainability. 

    For her solo exhibition at the MAMAC, the artist delved into the rich history of the Côte d'Azur, a territory of experimentation of modern architecture that has left a varied, sometimes surprising, legacy of villas, nestled in the midst of hills and palm trees. This intertwined destiny of adventurous patrons, open to the innovations of their time, and innovative architects, intersects with the imaginary of an eternal Riviera and its much desired landscapes. The palm tree—even though introduced during the 19th century at a time when international winter tourism was developing—appears today as an indigenous plant and a symbol of the French Riviera.

    With COMPOST, Isa Melsheimer proposes a hybridization of this dreamed and fantasized Riviera and its transformation of the shoreline due to the infestation of palm trees by the red palm weevil. The exhibition space is transformed into a dreamlike and metamorphic landscape in which ceramics of insect's larva and evocations of modernist architectures intertwine, creating the soil, perhaps fertile, of a story to come.

    See @mamacnice_officiel on Instagram for further information on the exhibition.

  • Spotlight: Isa Melsheimer

    Spotlight: Isa Melsheimer

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti


    This week for our Spotlight we present Isa Melsheimer's false ruins and lost innocence 1, 2020.⁠⠀
    The large-scale ceramic takes as point of departure the so-called Cuckoo Coffee House in Da Nang, Vietnam, an airy building from 2019 designed by a young Vietnamese architectural firm called Tropical Space. Inside the multiple nestled shapes overlooking an enclosed courtyard, a small forest of trees appears to thrive, their trunks richly glazed.⁠⠀
    The new sculpture is one of the artist’s largest and technically complex ceramics to date. Similar to her idiosyncratic use of concrete, Melsheimer who began to work with the material in 2013, has pushed the boundaries of this craft in scale and technique, making the medium completely her own.⁠⠀
    Click the link below to see the full Spotlight!

  • All Access

    haubrok foundation, Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin
    All Access

    All Access is a new series of online visits to exhibitions that are currently closed to the public. As museums and galleries around the world remain closed, the series takes us into these spaces with the artists and curators as guides.


    For the first All Access, Jeanne Tremsal introduces her exhibition at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT together with Christopher Roth.

    FAHRBEREITSCHAFT in Berlin-Lichtenberg is one of the locations of the Haubrok foundation. In changing exhibition spaces throughout the dynamic arts and industrial yard, the foundation shows works from its collection, from artists working on site, or from guest curators and artists.

    The exhibition Mein Vater, meine Nachbarn, meine Freunde und deren Freunde was curated by Jeanne Tremsal around the work of her father, Benoit. Their father-daughter relationship was always centered on art, and upon finding out that he had a terminal illness, Jeanne initiated an exhibition that responded to Benoit’s tree sculptures. The title refers to the community of artists that contributed responses to the trees: neighbors, friends, and their friends.


    Mein Vater,
    meine Nachbarn,
    meine Freunde,
    und deren Freunde
    with Angela Bulloch, Isa Melsheimer, and Christopher Roth
    haubrok foundation, Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin


    Click the image to watch the tour

  • Online Tour with Isa Melsheimer

    Instagram Live Saturday December 12, 2020, 12 noon
    Online Tour with Isa Melsheimer

    Exhibition view: Isa Melsheimer, false ruins and lost innocence, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2020
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti


    Online Tour of Isa Melsheimer's false ruins and lost innocence
    with Isa Melsheimer and Jan Kage
    Saturday December 12, 2020, 12 noon
    The tour will be held in German
    Join the tour on Instagram Live


    Join Isa Melsheimer and author, musician, and curator, Jan Kage as they take you on a tour of false ruins and lost innocence, Isa Melsheimer's current exhibition at the gallery.

  • Talk with Isa Melsheimer: Fading Architectures

    ZKR–Center for Art and Public Space, Schloss Biesdorf Berlin August 10, 2017, 6:30 PM


    Talk with Isa Melsheimer: Fading Architectures

    Exhibition view: Between Spaces, ZKR, Berlin

    Photo: Frank Sperling


    Join Isa Melsheimer for an artist talk at ZKR–Center for Art and Public Space, Schloss Biesdorf in Berlin. Entitled "Fading Architectures, Melsheimer will talk about the present and future of urban cityscapes and architectures. Read more about the event here: zkr-berlin.de

  • Zwischen Räumen, with Isa Melsheimer and Tomás Saraceno

    ZKR Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin April 28 – October 8, 2017 www.zkr-berlin.de
    Zwischen Räumen, with Isa Melsheimer and Tomás Saraceno

    Isa Melsheimer

    Kallmorgen (Kaispeicher), 2015
    Reinforced concrete

    Photo © Andreas Weiss