Eva Grubinger's catatogue Black Diamond Bay explores the idea of psychological landscapes—a physical or mental journey—that evokes ideas of escapism and the search for the self.
Released in conjunction with the show, this catalogue features visual documentation of the exhibition by Sylvain Deleu, and an accompanying text by Fatos Üstek that comments on Grubinger's focus on parallels between global migration and sexual adventuring, contradictions in the simultaneous pull toward escapism and discovery, and the employment of objects as indicators of place. As Üstek writes: “‘Black Diamond Bay' posits a refinement of thought that reflects on the dualistic condition of human nature: we want to see the unknown, yet we also want a safe shore to land upon.”
Published on the occasion of the eponymous double exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, September 7-13, 2015, and L40 – Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, from May1 to June 11, 2016.
Born 1970 in Salzburg, Eva Grubinger lives and works in Berlin.