In her latest exhibition, Fabienne Karmann presents two social projects of young Europeans: Hada Madrina in Nicaragua and Pura Vida in Costa Rica.
Hada Madrine is a self-governing, volunteer-only afterschool community center in the small fishing village Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. Before its establishment, local children had to organize their afternoons by themselves. Had Madrina has, among other things, a library in a house of bamboo, a big playground, a slackline, and a skate pool, all opening up space to unfold childrens' creativity. Meanwhile, the DIY skatepark of Pura Vida is located in one of the poorest areas of Costa Rica, San Isidro El General. In here, youth work is practiced through the medium of skateboarding. The magic of the wooden board allows children to jump over their frontiers every day. Karmann captures the excitement, energy, and life of the youths at both establishments. Her work is fresh and full of vigor.
On view until May 27th at Rock-paper, Moritzplatz, Prinzenstr. 85, 10969 Berlin