Isabella Bortolozzi will present Stephen G. Rhodes for Gallery Weekend Berlin.
In his new exhibition, Stephen G. Rhodes materializes problems endemic to refuge and assimilation by building a scenographic conundrum of uninhabited shelter, architectural folly, dissident voices, and discursive film revolving around case histories of two abandoned communities. The environmental disaster of the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Louisiana is superimposed with the irreverent decampment of Sweethaven Village, an artificially constructed film set on the island of Malta for Robert Altman’s movie “Popeye” (1979). This conflation questions the inseparability of factors leading to any exodus.
- Courtesy the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi Berlin