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Exhibition flyer TECHNICOLOUR YAWN, Opening 25 May 2012
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Exhibition flyer 02
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Still form The Mountain Where Everything is Upside Down, 2008 Video, 4 Min
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Still from The Re'Search, 2009-2010 Video
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Listerine 'Cool Mint' mouthwash, 2010 Stainless Steel Sculpture 155.6x96x2cm
TECHNICOLOUR YAWN
Curated by: Nadim Samman

Keithstrasse 10
10787 Berlin
Germany
May 26th, 2012 - June 20th, 2012
Opening: May 25th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.import-projects.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
tempelhof-schöneberg
EMAIL:  
info@import-projects.org
PHONE:  
0049 (0) 30 956 183 23
OPEN HOURS:  
During exhibitions, Thursday-Saturday, 13-17pm & by appointment
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, surrealism, abstract, figurative, modern, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

About

IMPORT projects is a nonprofit curatorial initiative founded in 2012 by Nadim Samman and Anja Henckel. Hosting exhibitions, performances and symposia, IMPORT provides an experimental platform for contemporary cultural production and debate, primarily exploring the intersection of technology, personal identity and community. While physically operating out of Berlin, IMPORT engages global concerns.

Co-directors – Nadim Julien Samman & Anja Marina Henckel

 

Vernissage and inaugural exhibition of IMPORT Projects || Technicolour Yawn / Gähn

Artists             

Steve Bishop (UK), Ed Fornieles (UK), James Howard (UK), Shana Moulton (US), Ryan Trecartin (US)

Special Screening of Ryan Trecartin’s

Roamie View – History Enhancement (Re’Search Wait’S) and The Re’Search (Re’Search Wait’S

Vernissage

18.00-22.00. May 25 (2012)

TECHNICOLOUR YAWN is a transatlantic take on networked self-exposure, consumer mysticism and indifference. It is also the inaugural exhibition of Import projects – a new non-profit project space in Charlottenburg.

 

TECHNICOLOUR YAWN sets the (multihued) tone for a group exhibition featuring some of the most exciting young artists working in the United States of America and United Kingdom today. The title links sensorial overload (associated with technologies of representation) to boredom. Beyond this well-known relationship it also highlights the themes of compulsion and distaste – as a ‘techinicolour yawn’ is a euphemistic expression for a forceful bout of projectile vomit.

An axis of excess, indifference and convulsive (self)exposure is an all-pervasive feature of our contemporary culture. In accordance with this ‘real’, the featured works invoke incessant pseudo communication and the theme of questionable revelation. Within their various media, profusion of visual and aural noise is the surface rule and the possibility of an exclusive inner space or life is unsettled.

TECHNICOLOUR YAWN features an extensive series of newly commissioned banners by James Howard, and a new multimedia installation by Ed Fornieles alongside a Listerine sculpture by Steve Bishop and

films by Shana Moulton and Ryan Trecartin.