ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Chert - July 18th - August 30th <p>'what do you write when men are puking into plastic bags' proposes works characterized by an interest in pattern and materiality and its lyrical expansive idea of how surfaces can be treated.&nbsp;</p> <p>a blue plastic bag flying in the blue sky<br /> a nivea sun bed and a group of swedish tourists<br /> colorfield painting with crumbs<br /> a red plastic bag flying in the blue sky<br /> Dot<br /> spoken surfaces are neither illusions nor utopias<br /> they breathe mathematically<br /> they hack the software beneath the architecture<br /> what is the end sad storyteller ?<br /> Dots</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:12:28 +0000 Dimitri Ermakov - Museum Europäischer Kulturen - August 1st - October 5th <p>This year, the Museum Europ&auml;ischer Kulturen's annual season of European Culture Days is devoted to Georgia. To mark the occasion, the museum is presenting an exhibition from the National Museum of Georgia entitled "Wine - Culture."</p> <p>Wine has been made in the Caucusus region for 8000 years. Its cultural importance for Georgia and the Georgian people is still so significant that in 2013 UNESCO included the special technique of fermenting wine in amphora in its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.</p> <p>The exhibition displays photographs by one of Georgia's foremost photographers, Dimitri Ermakov (1846-1916), illustrating the wine-making process in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Implements for wine-making and vessels from the ethnographic collection of the National Museum of Georgia complete the picture of "Wine - Culture".</p> <p>The Georgian Culture Days are supported by the Georgian Embassy in Germany, the Georgian Ministry for Culture and the Preservation of Historic Monuments, the National Museum of Georgia, and other partners in Georgia and Germany, and include not only this exhibition, but a wide programme of events dedicated to Georgia's festivals, its traditions of music and dance and its contemporary literature.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:37:33 +0000 Carlfriedrich Claus - Neue Nationalgalerie - July 23rd - October 5th <p>Following on in its series 'Cabinet in the Gallery', the Kupferstichkabinett now presents a new one-room show in the Neue Nationalgalerie to coincide with the gallery's collection display 'Expansion of the Combat Zone, 1968-2000, the Collection, Part 3'. The Kupferstichkabinett's show features some 35 prints, drawings, and a three-dimensional object by the Saxon-born artist and thinker Carlfriedrich Claus.</p> <p>Based on his experimental use of language in visual poetry, Claus developed, in the early 1960s, the new visual format of the&nbsp;Sprachblatt, or 'speak sheet', in which his thoughts took shape in a blend of drawing and writing. Well versed in the writings of Karl Marx, Rudolf Steiner, Ernst Bloch, and other sources in the Judeo-Christian and Far-Eastern intellectual canon, Claus professed - in spite of his own experiences under the dogmatic state socialism of the GDR - a firm belief in a communist society, in which the 'naturalized individual' lives in harmony with a 'humanized natural world'. His text-drawings, often executed on both sides of transparent sheets, feature visually arresting, spindly forms that illustrate both the processual and dialectal (2 pages: thesis + antithesis = synthesis). Their lengthy titles, decipherable text passages, and recurring emblem-like motifs, such as eyes and hands, corners, and beams bring the viewer no closer to understanding their hidden meaning.</p> <p>The works on display here are on loan from a private Berlin collection. From the Kupferstichkabinett's own collection are a selection of sheets from the artist's two most important graphic works, the portfolios 'Aurora' (1977) and 'Aggregate K' (1988).</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:32:00 +0000 Albert Kahn, Sergej M. Prokudin-Gorskii, Adolf Miethe - Martin-Gropius-Bau - August 1st - November 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="intro" style="text-align: justify;"> <p>In commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War, the Martin-Gropius-Bau is presenting an exhibition entitled <em>The World c. 1914. Colour Photography Before the Great War</em>, which features nearly forgotten colour photographs and films commissioned by the French banker Albert Kahn (1860-1940) before the First World War. As the nations of Europe were already arming themselves for battle, Kahn, who was excited by the Lumi&egrave;re Brothers&rsquo; colour photography process, dispatched photographers out into the world to develop a unique photo archive. Over 70,000 colour photos have survived in this collection. They represent an immense ethnographic treasure and were also intended to perform a mission of peace: Bringing the outside world closer to home. Kahn&rsquo;s activities were intended to help secure the fragile peace. The exhibition brings this treasure trove of images from a long forgotten world to light.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Albert Kahn, knowledge of peoples, buildings, landscapes and lifestyles was directly related to his desire for global peace: People who know and respect one another, and who encounter one another face to face, do not need to wage war.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1908/09, excited by the new autochrome process of the brothers August and Louis Lumi&egrave;re, Kahn commissioned his photographers to document the world with the goal of assembling an archive of colour photographs from Europe, Asia and Africa. They photographed local scenes and people in typical clothing as well as monuments of cultural history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From this global treasure trove, more than 160 images have been selected for this exhibition. The autochromes from the Kahn archive form the centrepiece. The exhibition also displays images and projections by Adolf Miethe (1862 &ndash; 1927) and Sergei M. Prokudin-Gorskii (1863 &ndash; 1944).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Adolf Miethe, the inventor of a panchromatic film-coating process and thus the creator of three-colour printing, played a significant role in the development of colour photography. His presentation before the Kaiser led to a commission to create a colour documentation of German landscapes for the St. Louis World&rsquo;s Fair. His work also enjoyed great popularity as collectible pictures sold with chocolate bars. This resulted in the &ldquo;Stollwerck Album&rdquo; &ndash; Germany&rsquo;s first coloured photographic album.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Moreover, the Miethe Process inspired the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. His work is present in the form of approximately twenty-five colour prints and fifty projected photos. A special item is on loan from the German Museum in Munich: The original projector with which Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii exhibited his work to Nicholas II, the last tsar. In 1909, as a result of this presentation, Prokudin-Gorskii received a commission to record the Russian Empire in 10,000 photos. Between 1909 and 1915, Gorskii made several thousand photographs of great brilliance. He documented the cultural diversity of the tsarist empire from the Crimean Peninsula to Siberia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:09:49 +0000 Junko Wada - Haus am Waldsee - August 14th - August 24th <p>Up to eight hours lasts her exhausting working process at a time. The paintings develop a subtle, unfamiliar threedimensionality, revealing a shimmering experience of nature. A ten-day summer jaunt with performance, talk and concert. We open the short summer exhibition with an outstanding performance by Junko Wada and famous artist Takehito koganezawa, who exhibited at Haus am Waldsee already in 2011.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:14:18 +0000 Marck, Sebastian Mögelin, Sebastian Herzau, Roy Nachum, Daniela Kovacic, Feng Lu, Marc Pätzold - Woeske Gallery - July 19th - August 25th Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:17:53 +0000 Jens Jensen, Hannes Meinhard - GALLERY BORN BERLIN - July 25th - September 13th <p>Jens Jensen<br />geboren 1940<br />lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Paris</p> <p>Jens Jensen bearbeitet ein weites Feld der druckgraphischen Techniken: die Lithographie, die einen raschen malerischen oder zeichnerischen Duktus erlaubt und mit der er strahlende Farbfeste veranstaltet, die Kaltnadeltechnik und als umfangreichsten Teil seines druckgraphischen Werks, die Radierung.</p> <p>&mdash;</p> <p>Jens Jensen<br />born in 1940<br />lives and works in Berlin and Paris</p> <p>Jens Jensen processes further fields of printmaking techniques: Lithography, which allows a fast drawing or painting style with which he hosts a radiant celebration of colour, and the broadest techniques in his graphic work: Drypoint-etching and Metal Etching.</p> <hr /> <p>Hannes Meinhard</p> <p>geboren 1937<br />lebt und arbeitet in Barsinghausen</p> <p>Hannes Meinhard &auml;hnelt in seiner Haltung am ehesten Dieter Roth.<br />Wie Roth konzentriert er sich nicht auf die Ausformulierung einer Stilrichtung, sondern transformiert Impulse seiner Erfahrungsebene unmittelbar ins Werk.<br />Aus ihnen heraus w&auml;chst seine Welt der Obzession am Material Eisen als anarchistisch es Segment in unsere sich digital vernetzten Gegenwart, formt sich die Skulptur mitunter aus einer einzigen konzentrierten Einschmiedung ins Werkst&uuml;ck, wuchern die Inszenierungen raumgreifender Assemblagen aus Zahlreichen Fundst&uuml;cken und Materialfragmenten.</p> <p>&mdash;</p> <p>Hannes Meinhard<br />born in 1937<br />lives and works in Barsinghausen</p> <p>Hannes Meinhard&rsquo;s artistic attitude resembles most closely that of Dieter Roth.<br />Like Roth, he doesn&rsquo;t concentrate on the articulation of a style, but transforms impulses and experience into his work, out of which grows his world of obsessions using iron as an anarchistic segment in our present digital age. The sculpture develops out of one concentrated piece of machinery wrought or forged into spatial assemblages consisting of multiple found objects and fragments. Here the borders between art and life have been radically lifted.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:06:59 +0000 Zenon Texeira - CAMERA WORK - July 18th - September 13th <p>From&nbsp;July 18 until September 13, 2014, CAMERA&nbsp;WORK presents &raquo;The Official Formula 1 Opus Exhibition&laquo;. The exhibiton shows a fine selection of 40 portraits of the greatest legends from the history of Formula 1 &ndash; created by the artist Zenon Texeira using a unique camera.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:53:40 +0000 Anna Fasshauer - GALERIE NAGEL DRAXLER - August 1st - September 10th Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:08:33 +0000 Group Show - Galerie Thomas Schulte - August 16th - August 27th <p>Scroll Down for English</p> <p>Mit der Gruppenausstellung &bdquo;Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp mag nicht malen&ldquo; setzt Michael M&uuml;ller seine mehrteilige Suche nach dem, was Kunst heute ist oder sein kann, in den R&auml;umen der Galerie Thomas Schulte fort. Der Ausgangspunkt ist auch f&uuml;r diesen zw&ouml;lften Teil des Ausstellungszyklus&lsquo; der Roman &bdquo;Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften&ldquo; von Robert Musil, dessen Handlung&nbsp;im Jahr 1913 spielt. 1913 ist auch das Jahr, in dem Marcel Duchamp das sein erstes Readymade schuf und damit die Geschichte der Bildenden Kunst revolutionierte, w&auml;hrend er gleichzeitig erstmals f&uuml;r seine fr&uuml;here kubistischen Malerei &ouml;ffentlich Anerkennung erhielt.</p> <p>Michael M&uuml;ller versammelt in dieser von ihm organisierten Schau Beitr&auml;ge zeitgen&ouml;ssischer K&uuml;nstler und kultureller Akteure, die sich mit diesem f&uuml;r die Kunst noch heute wirksamen historischen Moment besch&auml;ftigen und auf je eigene Weise mit gr&ouml;&szlig;tenteils speziell f&uuml;r diese Ausstellung entstandenen Arbeiten darauf reagieren. So unterschiedliche Positionen wie die Malerei von Michael Kunze oder Friederike Feldmann treffen hierbei auf konzeptuelle Interventionen von Luis Camnitzer und Karin Sander, eine Performance von Jochen Dehn begegnet dem Beitrag des Sammler-K&uuml;nstlers Wilhelm Sch&uuml;rmann oder kuratorischen Eingriffen von Ellen Blumenstein und Lukas T&ouml;pfer. Au&szlig;erdem mit dabei: Athanasios Argianas, Wolfgang Betke, Angela de la Cruz, Martin Dammann, Ryan Gander, Bethan Huws, Vlado Martek, Ray K. Metzker, David Schutter, Nedko Solakov und Raphael Zarka.</p> <p>Im Rahmen der abc art berlin contemporary findet am Mittwoch, dem 17. September, von 18 bis 22 Uhr ein Empfang mit einer Performance von Jochen Dehn statt. Zudem h&auml;lt Ellen Blumenstein gegen Ende des Tages eine Einf&uuml;hrungsrede zum Duchamp&rsquo;schen Einfluss im Werk Michael M&uuml;llers.</p> <p>Michael M&uuml;ller continues his extensive search for what art is or can be in the space of Galerie Thomas Schulte with the group exhibition, "Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp mag nicht malen". Once again, this twelfth part of the exhibition cycle revolves around the year 1913 in which Robert Musil's novel, "The Man without Qualities", is set. This was the very year, in which Duchamp created his first Readymade and, thus, set a revolutionary milestone in art history, while at the same time he received much critical acclaim for his early Cubist paintings.</p> <p>For his show, Michael M&uuml;ller gathers contributions from contemporary artists and culturally involved individuals, who deal with this historic moment in art, to create works specifically for the exhibition. Such diverse positions as the paintings of Michael Kunze or Friederike Feldmann hereby meet the conceptual interventions of Luis Camnitzer and Karin Sander. Jochen&nbsp;Dehn's installation encounters the contribution of the collector-artist, Wilhelm Sch&uuml;rmann, or the curatorial interferences of Ellen Blumenstein and Lukas T&ouml;pfer. Also participating: Athanasios Argianas, Wolfgang Betke, Angela de la Cruz, Martin Dammann, Ryan Gander, Bethan Huws, Vlado Martek, Ray K. Metzker, David Schutter, Nedko Solakov, and Raphael Zarka.</p> <p>On Wednesday, September 17, in context of the abc art berlin contemporary, a reception will be hosted from 6 to 10 pm, including a performance by Jochen Dehn. Ellen Blumenstein will also give an introduction to the Duchampian influence in M&uuml;ller's work.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:57:28 +0000 Pablo Larios - Tanya Leighton Gallery - July 26th - August 5th <p>To think alone is to think poorly. Philosophy begins with the dialogue: it was through conversations that Plato (and his millions of readers) came to understand the world. Before long, though, philosophy became a succession of monologues. Still, good philosophy has arisen mostly from conversations: Marx and Engels, Horkheimer and Adorno, Deleuze and Guattari. In Greek, dialogos means 'conversation' and refers to logos - reason, language - that doesn't make itself absolute and instead is the outcome of discussion. The result: thinking and speaking 'live'.<br /><br />In the best cases, interviews are conversations. The old-fashioned understanding that an interviewer is ignorant and the interviewee full of knowledge has resulted in interviews that are stiff, boring documents of one-way communication. For Tom Kummer, that's never the case. Kummer doesn't do interviews with people - he speaks to them, which is both easier and more difficult. Easier because it breaks up the unnaturalness of the situation - a situation where one person is repeatedly challenged while having to smile back at another. A situation where the journalist can always retreat to the position of asker: elegant, sitting on an armchair, his microphone as weapon, the legitimating power of the media behind him. But harder, too, because when the questioner becomes an equal conversation partner, he also waives his right to those privileges. Such a journalist doesn't hide himself behind his questioning, but rather brings himself completely into the conversation. This is the genesis of dialogues and - more important still - good texts.<br />&nbsp;<br />To speak with celebrities, for the most part, is to speak with people who have given thousands of interviews. People for whom the transfer of information has become routine and who, just like journalists, have resigned themselves to their roles. These people are surprised when met with a conversation partner and not an interlocutor. They are surprised and threatened at the same time.<br />&nbsp;<br />A celebrity who speaks with Tom Kummer learns - and as you can see, it's also fun for many of them. From Pamela Anderson to Johnny Lydon, from Sharon Stone to Quentin Tarantino.<br />&nbsp;<br />Anyone familiar with the meticulous nature of the preparation done by Kummer before each interview knows that these dialogues are hard work. They begin with a scrupulous accumulation of knowledge, rising to the highest concentration during the interview, ending with stylistic honing while transcribing the tapes. These texts are created by means of a double tongue: the converser's as well as Kummer's own. Only those who take seriously the language of the other and try as authentically as possible to capture it can understand what dialogues are: texts with two authors.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:26 +0000 Xavier Stentz - DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM - July 24th - September 13th <p>Scroll Down for English</p> <p>Lars Dittrich und Andr&eacute; Schlechtriem freuen sich die erste Einzelausstellung &bdquo;First Works&ldquo; von&nbsp;<em>Fresh White</em>&nbsp;zu pr&auml;sentieren.&nbsp;<em>Fresh White</em>&nbsp;ist ein fiktives Unternehmen, das sich zur Aufgabe macht das ber&uuml;hmte<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;<em>Sign</em>&nbsp;und alle Reproduktionen dieser Abbildung frisch wei&szlig; zu streichen. Daraus ergibt sich eine au&szlig;erordentliche archivarisch-forschende und k&uuml;nstlerische T&auml;tigkeit der Firma&nbsp;<em>Fresh White</em>, die uns die ikonografische und pop-kulturelle Tragweite der Idee&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;vor Augen f&uuml;hrt.</p> <p>Die ersten drei Stufen des fortlaufenden Projekts werden dabei in der aktuellen Ausstellung in ihrer konstitutiven und diskursiven Genese einander gegen&uuml;bergestellt. Die erste Stufe zeigt ein fundamentales Archiv des mit wei&szlig;er &Ouml;lfarbe &uuml;bermalten&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;<em>Signs</em>&nbsp;auf allerlei Objekten, wie Postkarten, Werbefl&auml;chen, Plattencovern und Filmplakaten. Diese gro&szlig;e Dokumentsammlung historisiert und illustriert die Interaktionen und Korrelationen des Zeichens&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;mit unserer Gesellschaft, sowie untersucht die Genese des Ph&auml;nomens amerikanischer pop-kultureller Ikonografie. Der zweite Teil des Projektes wiederum zeigt drei mit Spr&uuml;hfarbe bemalte wei&szlig;e Wellbleche &ndash; das Material des&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;<em>Signs</em>. Der in der ersten Stufe archivarisch veranschaulichte Schriftzug, wird hier von seiner starken semiotischen Pr&auml;gung auf ein rein minimalistisches Objekt dekonstruiert und bietet auch in dieser Verbindung viele Interpretationsm&ouml;glichkeiten. Fresh Whites dritter Strang zeigt ein Foto des Zeichens&nbsp;<em>HOLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;auf der Spitze eines Berges bei dem serbischen Dorf Mutanj. Die variierte Mimesis, die den amerikanischen Film-Geist auf Serbien reproduzieren soll, aber ein&nbsp;<em>L</em>&nbsp;weniger hat, wird von dem Unternehmen in kommender Zeit in wei&szlig;er &Ouml;lfarbe erneuert werden. Die Reise wird fortgesetzt und zwar nach Los Angeles zu der &Uuml;bermalung des Urbilds.</p> <p>Hinter&nbsp;<em>Fresh White</em>&nbsp;steht der K&uuml;nstler Xavier Stentz. Er wurde 1983 in Frankreich geboren und lebt und arbeitet seit 2006 in Berlin. Stentz ist Absolvent der &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d&rsquo;Art de Bourges. Danach schloss er ein weiterf&uuml;hrendes Studium an der &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d&rsquo;Art de Lyon ab. Unter seinem b&uuml;rgerlichen Namen stellte er bereits bei zahlreichen internationalen Gruppen- und Einzelausstellungen aus.</p> <p>&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;</p> <div> <p>Lars Dittrich and Andr&eacute; Schlechtriem are pleased to present the solo-exhibition &ldquo;First Works&rdquo; of&nbsp;<em>Fresh White</em>.<em>Fresh White</em>&nbsp;is a fictive corporation that aims to repaint the&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;sign and all its multiplied visual reproductions. Hence, this project results in an exceptional archive and research practice by&nbsp;<em>Fresh White</em>, illustrating the iconographic and pop cultural significance of the concept&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>.</p> <p>Therefore, the exhibition features the first three steps of the ongoing project, which will be contrasted in their constitutive and discursive formation. The first strand shows a fundamental archive of the&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;sign each painted over with white oil paint on a variety of objects like postcards, advertisements, album covers and movie posters. The large body of documents historicizes and illustrates the interactions and correlations of the sign&nbsp;<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;within society, scrutinizing the formation of the phenomenon of American pop-cultural iconography. The second part of the project exposes three corrugated steel sheets &ndash; the material of the<em>HOLLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;sign, each spray-painted in white. The archival exemplification of the lettering as a strong semiotic object is here deconstructed to a pure minimalist object, however still enabling many potential interpretations in this connection.&nbsp;<em>Fresh White</em>&rsquo;s third strand shows a photograph of the sign&nbsp;<em>HOLYWOOD</em>&nbsp;on top of a mountain near the Serbian village Mutanj. The varied mimesis, which intends to reproduce the American movie-spirit on Serbia and misses one&nbsp;<em>L</em>, will be repainted in white in the near future by the corporation. The journey will continue, heading towards the repainting of the archetype sign in Los Angeles.</p> <p>The artist behind&nbsp;<em>Fresh White&nbsp;</em>is Xavier Stentz, who was born in France in 1983 and lives and works in Berlin since 2006. Stentz graduated from the &Eacute;cole&nbsp;Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d&rsquo;Art de Bourges and completed the post-graduate program at the &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d&rsquo;Art de Lyon in 2012. He previously exhibited in various international solo and group shows under his real name.</p> </div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:48:26 +0000