Tr(a)ümmerfrauen – art exhibition

Tr(a)ümmerfrauen exhibition
Concha Argüeso, Lucila Bristow y Maru Carranza
Vernissage: Friday, 21 September at 19h
Gat Point Charlie, Mauerstrasse 81-82
10117 Berlin

We are glad to invite you to the Vernissage of Tr(a)ümmerfrauen exhibition with Concha Argüeso, Lucila Bristow y Maru Carranza at Gat Point Charlie.

The title arises from the figure of the Trümmerfrauen (literally translated as rubble women) and the word in German „Träume“, which means dream.

Trümmerfrauen is the name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear the debris and reconstructed the bombed cities of Germany and Austria.

With this idea, the exhibition shows the works of three Spanish artists, in their different styles, means and energy on their dreams. Migrant women who have been living in Berlin for more than 15 years and whose identities and practices are taking part of the ongoing multicultural formation of the city.

Curated by Ana Sanchez de Vivar and Lucila Bristow

Please confirm your attendance to the Vernissage via email to before 19.09.2018.

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About Concha Argüeso

Abstraction is for Concha Argüeso a metamorphosis of objectivity through a physical and emotional creative process. Visible are the constant repetitive gestures with brush, pen and drippy candle wax. They follow the artist’s current perception, who works slowly and concentrated until the work of art gains its own meaning. In her works the essence of a form is carved out. Their forms seem to breathe slowly and, in the pulse of passing time, bring the observer to the essence of being. Concha Argüeso succeeds, in different spatial situations and with different materials, taking a substantial look at the things that spread in front of us, both poetically and questioningly.
Text by Suzzanne Wagner 2018

About Lucila Bristow

Lucia Bristow works with different media like illustration, photography, silkscreen, collage and head pieces. She takes advantage of the informative forces of the images. That is the reason why she is concerned about the cultural aspects and meanings transforming them into symbols.
Bristow converts the original photographic models and elements into minimalistic and colorful digital illustrations, in which the viewer is nearly forced to discover details in order to appreciate the metaphoric interpretations inside each image.
Themes like nature, social issues and pop culture are the basis of her work.

About Maru Carranza

Maru is a mixed media artist, illustrator, photographer and filmmaker, with an extensive background developing videos, animations, and web content for clients in art, architecture and fashion.
She arrived at her practice with an aesthetic sense in the art of challenge the perception of tenderness, solitude, nostalgia, seduction and desire.
Her artworks often show the privacy of the loneliness in relationships between women and places. Architectural and film backgrounds strongly influenced her approach to spatial concerns, surrounding and reflecting her self-image. Lately she focuses more on textile art, inspired by traditional crafts and fashion. She also works on commissioned projects and hosts embroidery, quilting, textile printing and weaving workshops in her studio in Berlin, Germany.



Exhibition: Frequency’s Synchronies

Our exhibition at Gat Point Charlie, organized by Karne Kunst, is called “Frequency’s synchronies” by Spanish illustrator Sandra Fiz and Venezuelan DJ Claudio Pérez-Füves, aka Drrk’s Secnd.

The vernissage was on Friday, August 17th at 7pm at the hotel. “The work of the artists consists of an audio-visual project which explores the different stages of a relationship through songs reflected in images. Feelings like falling in love, the sensation of being reborn, conflict, or even hatred, are some of the emotions that are illustrated in a song and on a paper. An exhibition that especially music lovers of rock, post punk, or psychedelic among other genres, will really appreciate” (Karne Kunst).

This exhibition was curated by Marcela Villanueva and produced by Karne Kunst.

Artists’ CV:
Sandra Fiz, artist based in Berlin since September 2017, completed her training as an illustrator at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Madrid and the IED of the same city. Her work has been exhibited in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Russia and China.
Claudio Pérez-Füves, aka Drrk’s Secnd, based in Berlin for the last 10 years, has played at places such as Picnic Bar, Du Beast or Tresor, and in Madrid, at El Monasterio, at Lavapies local festivities, or at the Chill Out Bar where he was a resident DJ.

Check out how was the opening here!




Exhibition: “Half human. Half Beast”

Last June 7, 2018, Gat Point Charlie hosted the vernissage of the exhibition “Half Human Half Beast” by Walter Tello und Lucila Bristow organised by Karne Kunst. For the first time with music by DJ ABRIBASS.

Come to see the magnificent and polyvalent work of the artists until the 5th of August!



Interview with photojournalist Monique Jaques

Last April, photojournalist Monique Jaques’ exhibition “Gaza Girls: growing up in the Gaza strip”, dressed up Lisbon’s streets with pictures. The photographer gave us some time before leaving the hotel to answer several questions posed by GatRooms’ team.

Monique Jaques is a Brazilian American photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work focuses on the representation of women through documentary-photography and video, while framing women’s stories differently. That is to say, portraying daily lifes of women in Gaza who sing, surf and who are figuring out how they want to grow up.


What did you aim to achieve with this work you are showing in Lisbon, “Gaza girls growing up in the Gaza strip”?

I first went to Gaza in 2012, just to cover the war and to see what was going on. And there were two things I realized with the images I was seeing as someone who was outside: they were all of violence and of men.

But, when I was there, I was also seeing different people living, like girls, and I felt this was not represented. So, I started this project to show that more things are happening in this place other than violence. For instance, girls are figuring out how they want to grow up and who they want to be.

What called your attention the most in Gaza?

This was something I saw that was not shown anywhere. And I did a lot of research! I just couldn’t find this sort of stories. So, I started talking to a lot of other girls and, at first, they didn’t understand what I was doing, they were saying they were not special nor unique.

First of all, everyone is special and everyone’s story deserves to be told and to be heard. These are daily lives and are very important. They finally got the sense when they saw the work, and they really responded to it and appreciated that I had been there for so long.

What is it in your images that breaks up more stereotypes about women in the Middle East?

I think, the fact of showing images of women in the Middle East that aren’t completely covered and sitting at home, is really important to everyone. When people think about the Middle East they often think at this one thing, and I am trying to show that it is not true: they surf, they sing, they have friends and they live lives that are very much like yours and mine, they just have a different religion.

There are many goals with the work I have been doing, but one of them is to create a greater understanding of what the Middle East is. I am trying to say that it is a very complicated place, where things are very different to our reality, but there are girls breaking up the boundaries, and surfing and doing all sort of things.

At what point did you decide to focus your work on representation of women?

I felt women are very underrepresented in the media, unfortunately a lot of storytellers are men and often they tell stories about men.

And you wanted to change the pattern.

Generally, I did a lot of stories about women that do things a little bit different. A lot of my work is about stories that aren’t heard in the news and things that aren’t been consumed all the time. It is about portraying things that are happening all the time and no one pays attention to it.

In the mood for colours – Berlin & Lisbon

The Hotel Gat Rossio presents the exhibition “In the mood for colours: Berlin & Lisbon”, work of Brazilian photographer Maria von Staa, which will run from 4th May through 29th June.

“Berlin brought me the consciousness of space, architecture and dimension. Lisbon made me get closer and focus on small fragments. I like to document unique moments of light, patterns and shadows that happen by chance. The subject could be texture, color or shape”. Behind these words of Maria von Staa, hides the intention of this exhibition that portrays how “beautiful and colorful the randomness of our everyday life can be”. The pictures are of Berlin and Lisbon, the two homes of the artist. 

The exhibit’s opening took place on Friday, 4 May 2018, at 18h30 at Hotel Gat Rossio (R. do Jardim do Regedor, 27).


Photo exhibition: Berlin according to Latin American artists

This group exhibition, composed by 10 Latin American artists, is organised by the art production company Karne Kunst and hosted by GatRooms hotel. The event will take place this Saturday 24th of March at 18:30h at Gat Point Charlie, Mauerstraße 81-82, 10117 (Berlin).

This exhibition of pictures of Berlin, taken by different artists from Latin America, explores their rich and different outlook on this city, regarding their diverse backgrounds and understandings of the world.

The artists Belén Majdalani, Bethania Medina, Briseida Corzo Rivera, Clo Catalán, Kümei Kirschmann, Lucas Dima, Mora Kirchner, Tiare Maldonado Hucke , Yamila De Pico and Unpublished historical photographs by José Giribás, suggest and expose different visions of the city we walk through every day.

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