Eric Sidner
»If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye, and it happens to be
in the center of her forehead, dont put her in the living room«
06.09.–22.11.2014 | Opening 05.09.2014, 6–9 pm

Installation views


Hate is a two-way street, its tarred road riddled with endless dead ends. Stumps where means have melted away bringing to life things leaning left beyond our wildest dreams. Forming chubby layers of viscous nature caked on our face so thick that no light cuts through its vast and volatile potential energy. Which according to paramedics sustained “injuries incompatible with life”. Thursday afternoon.

The Black Panther coloring book was a product of COINTELPRO, an FBI domestic program officially operating from 1956 to 1971. The program sought to discredit domestic political organizations using a wide range of tactics including illegal violence and assassination. The coloring books were sent to households across a broad socio and economic spectrum posing as teaching aids to promote the alleged values of The Black Panther Party. The books were intended to be met with fear and revulsion, thus discrediting the party in the minds of the broader public.

Eric Sidner (b. 1985, Houston) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Städelschule, Frankfurt/M and de Ateliers, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include Mineral Spirit, Laurel Gitlen, New York and Just 'Cos Always, Circus, Berlin (both group, 2014); Eric Sidner & Taocheng Wang, The Duck, Berlin (two-person, 2014); Eggshell Skull, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (solo, 2013); Until He Says Goodbye, Curl up and Dye, Vienna, Austria
 (2011); You know?, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco (group, 2012) and Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt/M (group, 2010).