ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi - August 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:38:03 +0000 - Kunsthaus KuLe - August 31st 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:12:38 +0000 Group Show - Haus am Kleistpark - September 2nd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:02:56 +0000 Donna Huanca - Peres Projects - September 2nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:53:19 +0000 Yuni Kim, Michael Müller, João Penalva, Geerten Verheus - Aanant & Zoo - September 8th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:02:17 +0000 Sebastian Diaz Morales - carlier | gebauer - September 8th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:08:43 +0000 Sara Barker - carlier | gebauer - September 8th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:09:02 +0000 Florian Meisenberg - Wentrup - September 8th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:59:08 +0000 Joana Kohen - BERLINARTPROJECTS - September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>BERLINARTPROJECTS</strong> is proud to present the work of emerging Turkish artist Joana Kohen in her first solo show in Berlin. With all but one piece being produced this year, <em>To The Infected Audience,</em> is a current snapshot of Kohen&rsquo;s artistic process in which she uses her own body as the main site of investigation.</p> <p>Kohen&rsquo;s incisive work grapples with digital narcissism and the cult of individuality, self-image and the beauty myth. With an emphasis on viewing and being viewed, pieces like <em>Free Transform</em> and <em>Look Of Now </em>engage with the commonplace nature of Photoshop retouching as well as the hypervisuality of the post-internet generation, the audience to which the title of the show might refer. In line with the contemporary fragmentation of self and photo editing&rsquo;s cropping functions, Kohen divides her naked body into multiple parts and cuts out individual facial features in works such as <em>Piece of Me</em>, <em>As You Wanted Me To Be</em> and <em>Life for Rent</em> whilst this same impulse also leads her to split single works into triptych formations in a multiplication of motifs.</p> <p>A sense of symbolic violence, not of digital cropping but of physical cutting, permeates Kohen&rsquo;s more abstract pieces on show. <em>Playground</em> is the last in a line of gold-plated objects, cages attached to chokers and an object seamlessly combining a comb with a knife preceding it. Made entirely of barbed wire, the swing is impossible to sit on, drawing the viewer in with its golden allure as much as it threatens to rip their skin if touched. Like Kohen&rsquo;s cages without doors, <em>Playground</em> denies its original function in glittering protest. Similarly, <em>Future Female Part II, Re-Amazon Edit</em> features the artist throwing a spear, the target remaining unseen and the impact unheard. The threat is thus present, yet unrealised. Accompanying the three-screen video piece is the weapon itself, gold-tipped and dangerous-looking.</p> <p>From her early images of pregnancy tests and male underwear dipped in sticky black liquid polyester to the more current works showcased in the exhibition, Kohen&rsquo;s engagement in gendered discourse and fetishism is clear. As the artist notes, &ldquo;I want to awaken people through my objects, which may appear quite violent.&rdquo; Be it by metaphorically chopping up her own body to gold-plating barbed wire, Kohen takes a destructive approach to her art in order to mobilize the viewer and navigate the shifting waters of digital transformation.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in 1988, Kohen lives and works in Istanbul, where she has founded the Un-Known Art Initiative &ndash; an art space that also publishes the Un-Known/zine and Prospektus Artist&rsquo;s Books. Kohen completed her studies in textile design and fine art at the Istituto Marangoni, Milan, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. She exhibits widely in Turkey and her work has recently been featured at the Benetton Foundation Art Collection, Treviso, Italy, and at Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York. Kohen has also participated in several international art fairs, notably Contemporary Istanbul, Spectrum Miami Contemporary and Contra London.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:15:50 +0000 Daniel Turner - Johann König - September 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:26:39 +0000 Group Show - Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien - September 9th 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM <p>&ldquo;For God's sake don't come, don't come, don't come to this war in Europe.&rdquo;</p> <p>Havildar Abdul Rahman, 9th Rifles, Frankreich, an Naik Rajwali Khan, 20.05.1915</p> <p>Die Ausstellung digging deep, crossing far zeigt zeitgen&ouml;ssische k&uuml;nstlerische Positionen in Bezug auf wenig bekannte Narrative des Ersten Weltkriegs. Ausgehend von den Sonderlagern f&uuml;r au&szlig;er-europ&auml;ische Kriegsgefangene in Zossen-W&uuml;nsdorf wird die globale Dimension dieses Kriegs zum Resonanzboden f&uuml;r aktuelle Diskurse und k&uuml;nstlerische Auseinandersetzung. In der Komplexit&auml;t des &bdquo;Halbmondlagers&ldquo; finden sich zahlreiche Fragestellungen wieder, die das Projekt zun&auml;chst nach Bangalore und Kochi (Indien) sowie Karatschi (Pakistan) getragen hat. Nach dortigen Recherchen und Ausstellungen kommt digging deep, crossing far zur&uuml;ck nach Berlin, an den Ort, wo 1914 das Lager als Teil eines Dschihad-Programms konzipiert wurde. Die k&uuml;nstlerischen Arbeiten in digging deep, crossing far ber&uuml;hren Fragen nach Schaupl&auml;tzen des Kriegs jenseits der Westfront, nach religi&ouml;ser und nationalistischer Propaganda, nach Wissenschaftsgeschichte und dem Verh&auml;ltnis Deutschlands zum Islam.</p> <p>Digging deep, crossing far ist ein Projekt des Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, kuratiert von Elke Falat &amp; Julia Tieke.</p> <p>Finanziert von Hauptstadtkulturfonds.</p> <p>Mit freundlicher Unterst&uuml;tzung der Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Ausstellungs-fonds Kommunale Galerien, Fonds Ausstellungsverg&uuml;tungen f&uuml;r bildende K&uuml;nstlerinnen und K&uuml;nstler, ifa, Goethe-Institut und Goethe-Institut Bangalore Residency.&nbsp;</p> <p>Programm im September:</p> <p>Samstag, 10.09.2016 15.00 und 21.00 &gt;&gt;PAVILLON TESTIMONY - HOW SOLDIERS BECOME MERMAIDS&lt;&lt; Performance von Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro (Berlin/Gabun/Frankreich) &amp; Ana&iuml;s H&eacute;raud-Louisadat (Berlin/Frankreich) (auf Englisch und Deutsch).</p> <p>Samstag, 10.09.2016 17.30 &gt;&gt;ABSENCES IN TRANSLATION&lt;&lt; Anandita Bajpai (Zentrum Moderner Orient) &amp; The Tentative Collective (Karatschi) &amp; Gilles Aubry (Berlin) &uuml;ber die Arbeit mit den Aufnahmen im Berliner Lautarchiv. Moderation: Marcus Gammel (Deutschlandradio Kultur) (auf Englisch). 19.00 &gt;&gt;LANDOWSKI, ISSIAKHEM AND I&lt;&lt; Lecture Performance von Amina Menia (Algier) &uuml;ber das &bdquo;Monument f&uuml;r die Toten&ldquo; (auf Englisch).</p> <p>Sonntag 11.09.2016 17.00 &nbsp;&gt;&gt;DURCH DIE AUSSTELLUNG&lt;&lt; mit den K&uuml;nstler/innen und Kuratorinnen (auf Englisch). 19.00 India and World War I Vedica Kant (Delhi) &uuml;ber ihre j&uuml;ngste Ver&ouml;ffentlichung und Forschung (auf Englisch).</p> <p>Sonntag, 18.09.2016 19.00 &gt;&gt;ARTIST WALK&lt;&lt; mit Judith Raum (Berlin) zum &bdquo;deutschen Dschihad&ldquo; im Ersten Weltkrieg (auf Deutsch).</p> <p>Das komplette Programm und weitere Informationen finden Sie unter:&nbsp;;</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:46:18 +0000 Annabel Daou - Galerie Tanja Wagner - September 10th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">She was walking backwards.&nbsp;&nbsp;She was thinking that bodies don&rsquo;t matter. She was thinking that only bodies matter. She wanted to build a city out of material used to make tents. She was thinking of a city that was now in ruins. She wanted to catalogue everything they did there.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">She bought paper for the last time from a store that had been around for a hundred years and was closing for good in September. She had been reading about rules of engagement and the regulation of intersecting bodies.&nbsp;She dyed the mending tape red and black before writing on it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">She was thinking that there is no way to tell one&rsquo;s own story, but that you can sometimes tell the story of someone who might have been there.&nbsp;She knew cities were always burning behind her and she knew that, as always, there were consequences to looking back. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I don&rsquo;t care about your body is the third solo exhibition by Annabel Daou at Galerie Tanja Wagner. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Annabel Daou&rsquo;s works occur at the intersections of writing, speech, and non-verbal communication. Her paper/plastic-and-tape-based constructions, sound pieces, and performances explore and map the language of power, intimacy, and self-encounter. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Annabel Daou was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She lives and works in New York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent solo exhibitions include: <em>a million times</em>, Albertz Benda, New York (2015); <em>your secret is safe with me</em>, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2014). Recent group exhibitions include: <em>What We Call Love</em>, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2015); <em>Territoire d&rsquo;Affects</em>, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (2015); <em>Art=Text=Art: Private Languages/Public Systems</em>, UB Anderson Gallery, The University at Buffalo, New York (2014), <em>Marking Language</em>, The Drawing Room, London (2013) <em>Art=Text=Art</em>, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland (2013)</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sie ging r&uuml;ckw&auml;rts. Sie dachte, K&ouml;rper z&auml;hlen nicht. Sie dachte, nur K&ouml;rper z&auml;hlen. Sie wollte eine Stadt bauen aus dem Material, aus dem Zelte gemacht werden. Sie dachte an eine Stadt, die jetzt in Ruinen liegt. Sie wollte alles katalogisieren, was sie dort machten.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sie kaufte Papier zum letzten Mal von einem Gesch&auml;ft, das es 100 Jahre lang gegeben hatte und das im September schlie&szlig;en w&uuml;rde. Sie hatte &uuml;ber Einsatzregeln gelesen und die Vorschriften beim Aufeinandertreffen von K&ouml;rpern. Sie f&auml;rbte das Archivklebeband rot und schwarz bevor sie darauf schrieb.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sie dachte, es gibt nicht den einen Weg, die eigene Geschichte zu erz&auml;hlen, aber dass man manchmal die Geschichte von jemanden erz&auml;hlen kann, der eventuell da gewesen sein k&ouml;nnte. Sie wusste, dass St&auml;dte immer hinter ihr in Brand standen und sie wusste, so wie immer, dass der Blick zur&uuml;ck Konsequenzen nach sich ziehen w&uuml;rde. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I don&rsquo;t care about your body ist die dritte Einzelausstellung in der Galerie Tanja Wagner. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Annabel Daous Arbeiten entstehen in dem Raum zwischen Schrift, Sprache und nonverbale Kommunikation. Ihre Konstruktionen aus Papier, Plastik oder Klebeband oder Sound oder Performances untersuchen und kartografieren die Macht der Sprache, Intimit&auml;t und einer Konfrontation mit sich selbst.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Annabel Daou wurde in Beirut, Libanon geboren. Sie lebt und arbeitet in New York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Letzte Einzelausstellungen: <em>a million times</em>, Albertz Benda, New York (2015); <em>your secret is safe with me</em>, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2014). Letzte Gruppenausstellungen: <em>What We Call Love</em>, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2015); <em>Territoire d&rsquo;Affects</em>, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (2015); <em>Art=Text=Art: Private Languages/Public Systems</em>, UB Anderson Gallery, The University at Buffalo, New York (2014), <em>Marking Language</em>, The Drawing Room, London (2013) <em>Art=Text=Art</em>, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland (2013).</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:50:33 +0000 David Douard - Konrad Fischer Galerie - September 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:29:34 +0000 Carl Andre - Konrad Fischer Galerie - September 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:29:39 +0000 Rosemarie Trockel, Bernard Frize, Jo Baer, Max Bill, Gerhard Richter - me Collectors Room Berlin - September 14th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Moved by an enthusiasm for intense colour and bold expressive gestures, Thomas Olbricht has spent the last 30 years collecting abstract art in a wide variety of styles. At me Collectors Room, he will present a selection of his current favourites, drawn from his collection of 350 works by ninety different artists. At the same time, with the installation of new seating arrangements featuring Danish-designed furniture and carpets, Olbricht is transforming the exhibition spaces into a multi-sensory experience. This will allow the exhibition visitor to relax and have a drink while delving more deeply into the artworks on display and the reading materials.</p> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:26:11 +0000 Natascha Sadr Haghighian - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein - September 14th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:42:31 +0000