Assaf Gruber is an artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. His works focus on the manner in which political ideologies of individuals intertwine with personal stories, and the way in which they form social relations. His solo exhibitions include Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art (2018) and Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2018). His films have been featured in Marseille International Film Festival (2019) and the Berlin International Film Festival (2016).
What happens when a private collection is turned into a public archive? The film Transient Witness explores the common features and necessary distinctions between art collections and archives as well as the various materials and cultural substrata that enable their existence.