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Additional Links; November 1 – November 10, 2013; Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Gustav-Adolf-Str. 140, 13086 Berlin
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 140, 13086 Berlin, Deutschland
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Interview with: Tereza Severova, curators: Christl Mudrak and Tereza Severova; artists: Martin Bražina → Marie Šťastná, Radek Malý, Jiří Brož, Miroslav Tyč, Jan Těsnohlídek ml., Tomáš Pospěch, Marek Jelínek, Jiří Studený; Romana Drdová → Hynek a Alexandra Vajd; Markéta Gárai → Eva Jiřička; Jakub Geltner → Kryštof Kintera; Tereza Kowolowská → Joža Uprka; Christl Mudrak → Jan Kotík; Eugenio Percossi → Vasil Artamanov; Vojtěch Pollák → Marek Thér; Michal Pustějovský → Evžen Šimera; Tereza Severová → Dalibor Chatrný; Jaroslav Šlauf → Markus Huemer; Viktor Vejvoda → Tomáš Svoboda; Ondřej Vicena → Zdeněk Lhotský.
In this video I attend the opening reception of the exhibition, and curator Tereza Severova talks about how she and Christl Mudrak developed the idea for the exhibition and the basic concept of the show.
Video produced by František Zachoval.
Camera: David Kerny Bůžek, 5Dčko, Jan Petýrek.
More info: http://kunsthalle.kunsthochschule-berlin.de/zusatzlicher-anschluss-pridavna-spojeni
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Tagged Blanka Kostřicová, Christl Mudrak, Dalibor Chatrný, Eugenio Percossi, Eva Jiřička, Evžen Šimera, Hynek and Alexandra Vajd, Jakub Geltner, Jan Kotík, Jan Těsnohlídek, Jaroslav Šlauf, Jiří Brož, Jiří Nebeský, Jonáš Hájek, Joža Uprka, Kryštof Kintera, Marek Thér, Marie Šťastná, Markéta Gárai, Markus Huemer, Martin Bražina, Michal Pustějovský, Miroslav Balašťík, Miroslav Tyč, Ondřej Vicena, Petr Čermáček, Radek Malý, Romana Drdová, Tereza Kowolowská, Tereza Severova, Tomáš Pospěch, Tomáš Svoboda, Vasil Artamanov, Viktor Vejvoda, Vojtěch Pollák, Zdeněk Lhotský
October 5 (2013),
Kreuzberg Pavillon, Naunynstrasse 53, 10999 Berlin
Naunynstraße 53, 10999 Berlin, Deutschland
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Interview with Robert Barta, artists: Robert Barta, Thomas Behling and Mineo Kato.
The common theme of the group exhibition at Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin is a surreal situation and well known story of Laika, ‘the first dog in space’, who reached the sky, but died from overheating within hours after the launch. The artists Mineo Kato, Thomas Behling and Robert Barta created works that deal with ‘the infinite’ – even though the installation was ‘temporarily’ available only during the opening reception. In this video, Robert Barta provides us with an introduction to the concept behind the exhibition.
September 20 – October 26 2013,
Cruise&Callas, Alexandrinenstraße 1, 10969 Berlin
Alexandrinenstraße 1, 10969 Berlin, Deutschland
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Interview with Sibylla Dumke, artist: Sibylla Dumke.
Sibylla Dumke is showing for the third time in the gallery Cruise&Callas. For some time now her work has been quite intuitive having been inspired by the fragments of nature and products of civilization. At the current solo show she installed a scenario where the opposing elements are combined together. Collected branches are tinted by Japan Ink. Consequently, her objects are captured and held together by black colour.
The artist’s ‚Mumifying’ has several layers of meaning which are possible to interpret in different ways. The visual closeness of signification refers to the communication aspects oft he work. The objects composed in this way are signs; a language. Every objects bears a message: they were extracted from the process of returning from their real life function to deadly elements of nature. The branches were constructed as holders for leaves and those for production of air. A broken sole attracts our attention to the object in the dark. Nowadays these objects exist in our environment without a signification and function. Yet, in the constellation arranged in this way, the viewer is able to find a strong identification within himself when in a split second defines his own position in the society.
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Ikono On Air Festival,
06 – 29 September 2013,
Kjosk, Cuvrystrasse 2-3, Berlin
Cuvrystraße 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany
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Interview with Elizabeth Markevitch, founder of Ikono.
At the occasion of the Ikono On Air Festival I talked to the founder and director of the TV station Ikono Elizabeth Markevitch. We met in the double decker in the courtyard of Artitude / SRS Berlin in Kreuzberg. Continue reading
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Wake Up! To be Better!; June 13 – July 10 2013; Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Unter den Linden 6; 10099 Berlin
Interview with: Meta Marina Beeck, curator; artists: Larissa Fassler, Giulia Giannola, Gesa Glück, Ce Jian, Fan Jian, Folke Köbberling und Martin Kaltwasser, Eva Kotatkova, Mathieu Schmitt, Kateřina Šedá, Hito Steyerl and Ma Qiusha.
The exhibition Wake Up! To be Better! at Kleine Humboldt Galerie shows works of art dealing with the conflict between hope, personal freedom and economic goals. The multifaceted and complex works of art give testimony to the topicality of optimization in today`s global society. Its effects are examined in terms of self-discipline, technical achievements and the tendencies of urban development in modern cities. The failure of these attempts produces new knowledge and opens fresh perspectives that will perhaps lead to higher quality of life. Is the propagated improvement truly an achievement?
In his book Society of Tiredness, the Berlin-based philosopher Byung-Chul Han mentions the collective exhaustion caused by global hyperactivity. Han predicts quite convincingly that this tiredness will increase in the future – if we fail to wake up.
more info: Kleine Humboldt Galerie
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Tagged Ce Jian, Eva Kotatkova, Fan Jian, Folke Köbberling und Martin Kaltwasser, Gesa Glück, Giulia Giannola, Hito Steyerl, Kateřina Šedá, Larissa Fassler, Ma Qiusha, Mathieu Schmitt