Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman | Madison, Osman
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman | Madison, Osman
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman | Madison, Osman
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman
Installation view

Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman

Curated by Tobias Madison

January 12 – März 17, 2012
Strausberger Platz, Berlin

Opening: January 12, 2012, 7 – 9 pm

Three months ago we opened a cinema in Zurich called AP News (Asahi Picture News). Creating a place both involves its audience (AP News produces films and telenovela) and serves as a meeting ground for a young and semi-professionalized audience. We lead many discussions on how to avoid destined professionalization.
For this exhibition, we made a sound piece that consists of recordings of chit chat while having lunch with possible sponsors for AP News, “clubbing with friends” and “hanging out at the bar,” “being annoyed with everyone,” “dreaming,” “shoplifting,” “gossiping,” …talking about ourselves.
A film crew was hired to take various shots of Fatuma’s body, leading to its dissolution. The way a friendly advice or a romantic confession is being diluted into midnight chatter. The way language is being diluted when used as language.

Tobias Madison & Fatuma Osman

The exhibition also features a line of dresses & accessories that Tobias Madison developed with Simon Burgunder, a young fashion designer from Basel. The line is custom tailored for a series of sculptural works by Madison from 2010, two of which are in the Haubrok Collection. The print designs are based on installation and detail views of previous exhibitions and a single bamboo stick that was taken from an invitation for an Issey Miyake fashion show.
It’s as if the sculptures would have to go to a party.

Tobias Madison

Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman Installation view
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman Installation view
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman Installation view
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman
Installation view
Tobias Madison and Fatuma Osman, Fatuma Osman (2012)
Tobias Madison and Fatuma Osman, Fatuma Osman (2012)
Tobias Madison and Fatuma Osman, Fatuma Osman (2012)
Tobias Madison and Fatuma Osman
Fatuma Osman, 2012
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman Installation view
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman Installation view
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman Installation view
Tobias Madison: Fatuma Osman
Installation view

List of works

Tobias Madison
All Nippon Air, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
Darkside – don’t give me the silent treatment, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
Hospitality, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
Let’s make our bodies explode internationally, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
Prejudice, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
The inescapability of the fact that there is a price tag attached to our friendship, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
The none – monologue, none – dialogue DIY Proenza Schouller necklace, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
The water of purification, 2012
Courtesy Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich

Tobias Madison
Gel galaxy VC digitalize Africa now!, 2010

Tobias Madison
untitled, 2010

Tobias Madison & Fatuma Osman
Fatuma Osman, 2012
Courtesy Fatuma Osman, Tobias Madison & Karma International, New York / Zurich