Australian Artist Natascha Stellmach’s Work at Galerie Wagner + Partner

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BERLIN.- The works of Australian artist Natascha Stellmach are emotional investigations into the dark worlds of memory, the unconscious and the unspoken. Her installations, photographs and videos are thought-provoking and compelling. In Guatemala, children who are scared of going to sleep are given tiny handmade dolls (worry dolls) for underneath their pillow. By passing on their fears to the doll they can then sleep peacefully. In Stellmach’s ongoing series Worry Dolls, she creates unique works that embody the secrets and nightmares of adults and take on monstrous forms. With titles like Nazi Girl, Killer or Fuckhead, these worry dolls reveal personal stories whose biographical core represents collective experiences and thus becomes universal. In the series Blood, Stellmach uses photographs as mementos in combination with her own text, bringing forth new associations and alternative narratives. This formal approach of juxtaposing text and image enables Stellmach to link r