Direkte Auktion II slot 15 & 16

We cordially invite you to the preview of two slots within the Direkte Auktion II, Chapter 3 at roam. We are pleased to present slot 15 curated by Helene Bosecker and slot 16 by Gudny Gudmundsdottir.


In Chapter 3 Helene Bosecker curated the slot 15 “I miss who I thought I was” with an Estonian-German focus – 5 of 10 artists are coming from the Estonian art scene and work between Tallinn and Berlin.


The title of the slot I miss who I thought I was goes back to an artwork by the Estonian artist Kennet Lekko brings the heterogeneous positions through the complex nesting of time and content together: This look from the present into the past, at a concrete state that no longer exists in this form, is thematized by the artists in a variety of ways. At the level of the material, where the direct exposure of photosensitive paper captures an ephemeral moment in composition and colour. Or a sensitive selection of materials leads to a new experience, soft in fact is hard, fluid is static. In terms of content, this double return functions via biographical moments that ask about the past self and the ways of thinking attached to it, searching for self-location and orientation. Social structures and the patterns linked to them, constructing images and established cliches which constantly influence our lives and should be addressed.
So this slot is about nothing else but everything, everything existential, true, unrealistic, new and aspirational.


Participating artists Slot 15:
Elvira Akzigitova, Marta Djourina, Kelli Gedvil, Alexei Gordin, Vera Kox, Kennet Lekko, Lukas Liese, Lisa Peters, Kristen Rästas, Yannick Riemer


Participating artists Slot 16:
Adam Christensen, Anna Júlía Fridbjörnsdóttir, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Hulda Rós Gudnadottir, Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir, Kolbeinn Hugi, Icelandic Love Corporation, Ivy Lee, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir


Opening hours:
Tue, 31.08.21, 3 – 9 p.m.
Wed – Sat, 04.09.21, 3 – 6 p.m.

Direkte Auktion II gathers over 750 artworks made in Berlin by artists from all over the world. Sourced by 31 curating teams and local galleries. The auction is divided into 6 chapters.

“A grassroots revolution for the art market from Berlin, in Berlin, meant for Berlin as well as the rest of the world. Teams of curators select artworks and artefacts from Berlin, which will be auctioned off after multi-day previews in galleries and project spaces. Emerging to Established. Cheap-Art to Bluechip. Postcolonialism to Post-Internet-Art and Modernity.”

The auction takes place on 4.09.2021

More information at Direkte Auktion website

Photos by Andreas Baudisch