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Capitain Petzel is pleased to present an installation by Yael Bartana, consisting of her new typographic work 'Abracadabra' and the ever-relevant neon TREMBLING TIMES.

Press Release

The new poster series "Abracadabra" reintroduces an ancient spell as a comment on the rise of superstition and conspiracy theories. The artwork addresses both a fictional alternative way to "fight" the current global Pandemic, and the rise of new movements denying scientific facts. The Abracadabra spell was used throughout history in magical gestures and performances. The …

The new poster series "Abracadabra" reintroduces an ancient spell as a comment on the rise of superstition and conspiracy theories. The artwork addresses both a fictional alternative way to "fight" the current global Pandemic, and the rise of new movements denying scientific facts. The Abracadabra spell was used throughout history in magical gestures and performances. The mysterious term “Abracadabra” first appears in the writings of Serenus Sammonicus, a medical savant who served as physician to several Roman Emperors. In his book, "Liber Medicinalis," …

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Capitain Petzel
Karl-Marx-Allee 45
Berlin, DE