Sharing a fondness for taxidermy, Berlin-based artist Eileen Wunderlich (self-portrait, right) and Belgian Raf Veulemans both have solo shows opening tomorrow, 16 June 2006, at Strychnin gallery in Berlin's central Friedrichshain district. Where Wunderlich often offsets her macabre subjects by posing the dead animals in humorous and even subversive tableaus (picture a hedgehog doing lines off a mirror), Veulemans will add an interactive element by inviting guests at the opening to bring cotton clothing or bags for him to modify with his airbrush at the event. The show promises to be a totally unconventional break in a World Cup-saturated Germany. After the jump, check out a piece by Veulemans, another one of Wunderlich's works, an announcement for the show, and more info.
Eileen Wunderlich "Wonderland" and Raf Vuelemans "Tiger Army"
Opening 16 June 2006, 7-9pm