Please join ICP Alumna Esther Boesche for her solo show “Breaking Glass”
Esther Boesche is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in Northern Germany and lives and works in Brooklyn. In her work she is observing influences and characteristics of social, political and anthropological systems. Esther Boesche has studied Design and Photography at the Muthesius School of Arts in Germany and received her MFA from the International Center of Photography in New York 2015. She has exhibited in various places in Germany and the United States. She was awarded with the DAAD Artist Grand for the year 2013 and the ICP Director`s Scholarship from 2013 to 2015.
The title breaking glass is based on a German expression, that dates back to 16 year hundred where the fragility of human luck was compared to the fragility / breakabilty of glass. Somebody breaking too much glass means being a trouble-maker: interrupting everybody else’s peace or illusion
As a child, people would say to me “you are breaking too much glass”, or “don’t break too much glassThese images are about the relationship between myself and my upbringing in Germany. They examine the influences of cultural conditioning as well as the specific, family conditioning I received through my parents, who were (of course) also conditioned themselves. Household objects play an important role, as most of our family life was spent much more in the kitchen or doing other house work. These objects, (the tulips, the coffee cup, the iron) are related to strong German rituals of daly life, as I experienced it in my childhood…BREAKING GLASS is a way to make peace with my past, and to come to a deeper understanding of the emotions and conditioning I experienced in order to let go.