Alles Glück dieser Erde

Moltkerei Werkstatt e.V., Cologne 2023

    invited by Alexander Pütz

In „Alles Glck dieser Erde“ Romina Abate asks how balance is established and what it means to relate to other bodies. Together with Astrid Kllmar from „moved by horses“ and animal co-coach Elvis, she approaches riding as a practice which provokes inner and outer movement, emotional arousal and physical relaxation. The photographs, drawings, and objects that are presented in the form of a course  exemplify the artist‘s encounter with living and artificial horses, her environment, and, eventually, herself. In dialogue with a rocking horse and various props from the horse stable, she investigates how riding, its media representation, and linguistically linked metaphors are related to power and control, trust, closeness, as well as sexism and racism. Thereby, she draws on horse publications and text books for novice riders from the 1970s and 80s, and publications devoted to seafaring, the ocean, and the sexual behavior of sea creatures. (…) Text: Sarah Happersberger    


The exhibition is accompanied

by an artist book.

Supported by Moltkerei Werkstatt  e.V., Cusanuswerk, Haus für Christliche

Kunst e.V., Kulturamt Stadt Kassel, Kulturamt Stadt Köln.