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September 05 2013

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Subs Español) - Les Blank (1980)

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Subs Español) - Les Blank (1980)

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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe is a short documentary film directed by Les Blank in 1980 which depicts director Werner Herzog living up to his promise that he would eat his shoe if Errol Morris ever completed the film Gates of Heaven. The film includes clips from both Gates of Heaven and Herzog’s 1970 feature Even Dwarfs Started Small. Comic song “Old Whisky Shoes”, played by the Walt Solek Band, is the signature tune over the opening and closing credits.

The film features Herzog cooking his shoes (the ones he claims to have been wearing when he made the bet) at the Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse, with the help of chef Alice Waters. (The shoes were boiled with garlic, herbs, and stock for 5 hours.) He is shown eating one of the shoes before an audience at the premiere of Gates of Heaven at the nearby UC Theater. He did not eat the sole of the shoe, however, explaining that one does not eat the bones of the chicken. There are also clips of short interview of Herzog discussing the destructive capitalistic effects of television and mankind’s lack of adequate imagery.

Blank went on to direct Burden of Dreams (1982), a feature-length documentary about Herzog and the making of Fitzcarraldo. Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe is included as an extra on the Criterion Collection edition of the Burden of Dreams DVD.

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July 11 2013

Ich will alle deine Daten! Crowdfunding für Online-Spiel zum Datenschutz

Vor zwei Jahren haben sich in Wien ein paar Programmierer, Webdesigner und Aktivisten zusammengefunden, um ein Online-Spiel zu entwickeln, dass nicht nur Spaß macht, sondern auch die Themen Privatheit im Netz und Datenschutz aufgreift. Herausgekommen ist: Data Dealer. Die Finanzierung des Spiels steht nun kurz vor dem Abschluss. Heute bis 22 Uhr müssen nun nur noch ein paar tausend Euro via Kickstarter eingesammelt werden, dann hätte sich die ganze Mühe des Teams gelohnt.

Bei Kickstarter müssen 50.000 Dollar zusammenkommen, heute um 7.30 Uhr sind davon bereits 44.758 Dollar zusammengekommen, bis 22 Uhr ist das Fenster noch offen. Sollte das Ziel erreicht werden, dürfte einiges an Jubel und Erleichterung aus Wien zu hören sein. Verdient wäre das, denn das Online-Spiel dreht die üblichen Warnungen vor Datenmissbrauch und Hinweise zu “Meine Daten gehören mir” spielerisch um. Im Spiel geht es laut Pressemitteilung von Data Dealer um folgendes Szenario:

Die Spieler schlüpfen in die Rolle von skrupellosen Daten-Händlern und betreiben Gewinnspiele, Partnerbörsen oder Online-Plattformen wie “Tracebook” oder “Smoogle” und verkaufen die gesammelten Daten an Versicherungen, Personalabteilungen oder staatliche Behörden – frei nach dem Motto: „Persönliche Daten sammeln und wieder verkaufen – und das möglichst hemmungslos und in ganz großem Stil“.

Das Motto ‘Je besser ich die Datensammler verstehe, desto besser kann ich auf meine Daten achten’ kennt man aus fast jedem Polizei-Krimi. Die Profiler versuchen den Mörder, seine Lebensrealität und die Motive der Handlung zu verstehen, versuchen den Mord durchzuspielen und jedes scheinbar nur beiläufig relevante Detail zu berücksichtigen. Der Mörder wird meistens gefasst. Es ist zwar vorerst nicht zu vermuten, dass die professionellen Datensammler ihre Praxis schnell ändern, die Awareness steigt aber wenn ich mit ihren Augen handele.

Das hier sind übrigens die sympathischen Macher von Data Dealer:
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Hier nochmal ein Interview des Journalisten Richard Gutjahr mit einem der Macher:

Auch international schlägt die Idee Wellen. Es berichten nicht nur weltweit Online-Portale und Nachrichtenangebote wie hier in einem Interview in der FAZ oder hier in der New York Times, sondern Data Dealer hat im vergangenen Monat auch den renommierten G4C-Award (Games for Change – Award) in den USA gewonnen. Viel Lob und Interesse. Es wäre nun schön zu sehen, wie die weitere Entwicklung aussieht. Deswegen hier nun nochmal der Link zur Kickstarter-Kampagne.

Einen Eindruck vom Spiel gewinnt man in der spielbaren Demoversion (Englisch). Und hier direkt der Video-Trailer:

Und zum Schluss: Das gesamte Online-Spiel wird zudem unter einer nutzerfreundlichen Creative-Commons-Lizenz stehen.

May 23 2013

Valie Export: Images of Contingence / Zak Branicka, Berlin

Bilder der Berührung (Images of Contingence) at the gallery Zak Branicka in Berlin presents works by Valie Export that deal with expressions of physical contact and its implications. The title of the show is derived from Valie Export’s installation work Fragmente der Bilder einer Berührung (Fragments of Images of Contingence) of 1994, in which light bulbs are rhythmically immersed into cylinders filled with milk, used oil, or water. This major work of the exhibition is complemented by video works and drawings, and various photographs and archive material that documents Valie Exports long-standing artistic career. In this video, Asia Zak walks us through the exhibition. The show runs until June 15, 2013.

Valie Export: Images of Contingence (Bilder der Berührung) / Zak Branicka, Berlin. Interview with Asia Zak. April 28, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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Excerpt from the press release:

ŻAK | BRANICKA is delighted to present Bilder der Berührung [Images of Contingence], an exhibition of works by VALIE EXPORT to be shown during the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013. The exhibition highlights the artist’s groundbreaking expressions of physical contact and its implications in various media, including installation, drawing, photography, film and archival materials. The title of the exhibition is rooted in VALIE EXPORT’s installation work Fragmente der Bilder einer Berührung [Fragments of Images of Contingence] of 1994, in which pole- and wire-hung light bulbs are rhythmically immersed into cylinders filled with milk, used oil, or water. These liquids are fundamental sources of our existence. At the same time, their physical fusion with electricity implies a life-threatening danger—a contradictory, yet also mutually conditioned state of joining and repelling. The rhythmic movement in this work is repeated in a second installation of the exhibition, Die un-endliche/-ähnliche Melodie der Stränge [The un-ending/-ique melody of cords] of 1998, a recording of a threadless sewing machine and its sound.

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Contingency, liminality, and sensual experience likewise permeate the artist’s video works as themes, a selection of which will also be shown, including one of her most famous works, TAPP- und TASTKINO [TOUCH CINEMA] (the Munich performance of 1969). During this performance, the artist wore an aluminium box around her naked chest, allowing passersby to enter her miniature cinema as visitors with their hands. “To see the film, that is, in this case, to touch and feel it, the viewer (user) has to guide his hands through the entrance into the screening hall. With this, the curtain, previously only raised for the eyes, is now finally raised for both hands. The tactile reception takes a stand against the deception of voyeurism. For, as long as the citizen satisfies himself with the reproduced copy of sexual freedom, the state remains spared from the sexual revolution”, EXPORT states. In its confrontation and appropriation of the male gaze, this iconic performance has become a symbol of feminist art.

The motif of touch reappears in VALIE EXPORT’s series of drawings dating from the beginning of the 1970s. Depicting hands that protect or caress, hands that suffer, and hands that create suffering, these works, as all others, configure an iconographic index of the human body, and particularly a woman’s body; the individual parts of which inscribe and are inscribed with meaning. Its capacity for “touch” is most telling: It is testimony not only to sensuality, intimacy, and carnality, but also to aggression and violence. As EXPORT says: “For me, contingence is how and where you perceive borders, and how and where and when borders explode.”

Aside from the aforementioned works, various photographs and display cases showing archive material and documentation from EXPORT’s long-standing artistic career (specifically compiled for the exhibition VALIE EXPORT – Archive at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2011) will complement the exhibition.

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May 19 2013

Kapoor in Berlin / Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin / Interview with Anish Kapoor

Kapoor in Berlin is the first comprehensive exhibition of Anish Kapoor in Berlin. The Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor is known for his spectacular sculptures and installations, such as the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Chicago. For his exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau he uses the whole ground floor of the building, including the atrium. In this video, Anish Kapoor talks about the concept of the show and specific works, such as the huge kinetic installation in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau.

Kapoor in Berlin. Anish Kapoor solo exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (Germany). Interview with Anish Kapoor. Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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Kapoor in Berlin is currently the most comprehensive exhibition of one of the world’s most important contemporary artist. At the Martin-Gropius-Bau art lovers can see more than 70 works from the 1980s to the present. The exhibition mainly presents works that have been shown in major exhibitions such as Documenta and La Biennale di Venezia. For Kapoor in Berlin, the artist has produced a new version of his work Descent into Limbo (1992),which was one of the highlights of documenta IX. The viewer can also see Kapoor’s gleaming high-grade steel mirrors. The central installation of the show is the piece Symphony for a Beloved Sun.

In this interview, Anish Kapoor explains how he worked with the exhibition space with its specific architectural style and its own history. He talks about the importance of the original installation of the Leviathan, which was created for the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011, and the monumental installation in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau: Symphony for a Beloved Sun.



Selected solo exhibitions of Anish Kapoor include: ‘Objects’, Seoul: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (2012); ‘Anish Kapoor: Flashback’, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2011); ‘Monumenta’, Grand Palais, Paris (2011); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2011); ‘Anish Kapoor: Delhi / Mumbai’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and Mehboob Studios, Mumbai (2010); ‘Turning the World Upside Down’, Kensington Gardens, London (2010); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao (2010); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA, Middlesbrough (2010); ‘Turning the World Upside Down’, Kensington Gardens, London (2010); ‘Anish Kapoor: Shooting into the Corner’, MAK Museum, Vienna (2010); ‘Drawings’, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2009); ‘Memory’ Guggenheim, New York (2009); ‘Place/No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture’, Royal Institute of British Architects, London (2008); ‘Anish Kapoor’, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007); ‘Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror’ Rockefeller Centre, New York (2006); ‘Anish Kapoor Japanese Mirrors’, Scai The Bathhouse, Tokyo (2005); ‘My Red Homeland’, KUB, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2003); ‘Marsyas’, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2002-03); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (1993); Mala Galerija, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Slovenia (1994); ‘Anish Kapoor, XLIV Biennale di Venezia’, British Pavilion, Venice (1990).

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May 14 2013

Werner Aisslinger: Home of the Future / Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

Werner Aisslinger is a multiple award-winning product designer and co-founder of the Berlin Design Festival DMY. For his current exhibition at Haus am Waldsee in Berlin, he transformed the venue into a “Home of the Future”. Home of the Future is Werner Aisslinger’s first institutional survey exhibition in Germany. The show presents his central theme of material transfer in the form of numerous pieces of furniture and objects. On display, among other things, are modular construction kits, such as stowage spaces and shelves, the renowned Loftcube installation of 2007 in the sculpture garden at Haus am Waldsee, as well as energy storage and renewable furniture, Aisslinger‘s most recent ventures.

Werner Aisslinger: Home of the Future at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin. Interviews with Katja Blomberg (Director, Haus am Waldsee) and Werner Aisslinger. Berlin, Germany, April 21, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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April 30 2013

Hans-Peter Feldmann: Kunstausstellung / Johnen Galerie, Berlin

Johnen Galerie participated in Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013 with a solo show with works by German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann. The exhibition Kunstausstellung represents the methodology the artist has developed within the last years. The show includes two installations: Dreigruppen (Trianda); mostly forgotten or unknown artists, mainly paintings from the 19th and early 20th century. Feldmann arranges three images of different traditional subject-matters and techniques. Each viewer may perceive and interpret these constellations in his or her own way. Thus images of clearly defined theme and content are integrated in a network of open and complex relationships. Furthermore the exhibition includes works where the author actually remixes portraits, scenes with small interventions: red noses, crossed eyes and black eyes add a strikingly modern and humorous accent to the dusty and solemn images.

In this video, gallery owner Jörg Johnen introduces us to Hans-Peter Feldmann’s and oeuvre and the artist’s current exhibition.

Hans-Peter Feldmann was born in Düsseldorf in 1941. His works have been shown in numerous exhibitions, lately at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2013), Serpentine Gallery, London (2012), Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2010), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2010) and Konsthall Malmö (2010). He lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Hans-Peter Feldmann: Kunstausstellung at Johnen Galerie Berlin (Germany). Interview with Jörg Johnen, April 26, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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April 29 2013

Richard Hughes at Anton Kern Gallery, New York

This video provides you with a walkthrough of British artist Richard Hughes’ solo show at Anton Kern Gallery in New York. Hughes was born in 1974 in Birmingham. He studied at Staffordshire University and Goldsmiths College London. Hughes lives and works in London. The current show at Anton Kern Gallery is Richard Hughes’ third solo exhibition at the gallery. It’s dominated by large sculptures that recall insect legs and seem to be made of lamp posts. The show runs until May 18, 2013. A Richard Hughes monograph was launched at the opening. More information is available after the break.

Richard Hughes. Solo exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, New York. April 12, 2013. Video: Shimon Azulay.

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Exhibition text:

For his third solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, UK-based artist Richard Hughes has turned the gallery into a stage for a magic dance performed by a street gang of enchanted lamp posts, ice-cream-wafer-like garden walls and broken memorial statues found in the most dilapidated and dark corners of (British) suburbia. With his first artist monograph freshly published by JRP Ringier and two recent solo exhibitions at Tramway Art Space in Glasgow and Firstsite in Colchester, England, Hughes’ work is at the center of public attention.

Richard Hughes is known for his exceptional skill to turn ordinary, sometimes slightly repulsive objects that might be found in a hovel of a rooming house or unceremoniously dumped by the side of the road — bleak monuments to abused domestic or public spaces — into narrative sculptures. Their placement in a gallery space instantly invites questions as to its recent history, use, and function, or imminent action. Upon closer inspection, all objects reveal themselves as casts, meticulously crafted replicas of every-day things injected with an element of fantasy. The beauty within this ostensibly abandoned world lies in the moment of surprise when materials reveal themselves as “fakes.” This is the moment when hidden images and cultural memories become visible and intelligible, when the vernacular becomes a universal language. Hughes’ sculptures are not ready-mades. As facsimiles of common objects it’s not the object that is transformed but its reappropriated meaning and ability to reconfigure the object for the viewer. Gradually, these objects-turned-sculptures reveal their inherent capacity to tell stories, to evoke narratives that are charged with everyday-life experience and humor.

Richard Hughes has had solo exhibitions at Tramway, Glasgow (2012); Sculpture Court, Tate Britain (2006); The Showroom, London (2004); and is currently presented at Firstsite, Colchester, UK, in an exhibition entitled Time is over, time has come. His work has been exhibited internationally, including presentations at the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2009); the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2008); and the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2006). Hughes was selected for the 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh (2008); the fourth Liverpool Biennial (2006), and the British Art Show 6 (2005). He was nominated for the Beck’s Futures award in 2006 and was the recipient of the EAST International award in 2003.

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April 28 2013

Eva Kotátková: They Are Coming / Meyer Riegger Berlin

For Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013, Galerie Meyer Riegger in Berlin presents the artist Eva Kotatkova. In this video we take a closer look at the show and speak with Thomas Riegger, co-director of Meyer Riegger Berlin and the artist Eva Kotatkova.

Eva Kotátková: They Are Coming / Meyer Riegger Berlin. April 26, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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April 26 2013

Hubert Czerepok: History and Utopia / Arsenal Gallery Białystok, Poland / Interview

In this video Hubert Czerepok guides us trough his exhibition History and Utopia presented at Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, Poland.

“The latest project History and Utopia is both tracking authentic, though seemingly improbable stories, but also those that could be true. Documents and archival materials are mingled with creations and fakes. The artist uncovers the things, we would rather not know about, not remember.” (Arsenal Gallery).

Hubert Czerepok shows us some of his projects presented on the exhibition like Neon Circle of Light Ends Here, Strange Tourists, and probably the most recognizeble project Haunebu.

Haunebu is “the result of long search for evidence of the existence of the mysterious Wunderwaffe (Ger. ‘wonder-weapon’) – a vehicle in the shape of an anti-gravity flying saucer, which was supposedly invented by Nazis at the end of the Second World War and transported to their base in Antarctica.”

Hubert Czerepok was born in 1973 in Slubice, Poland. The artist lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland.

Hubert Czerepok: History and Utopia / Solo Exhibition at Arsenal Gallery Białystok, Poland / Interview with Hubert Czerepok. Video by: Ania Ejsmont and Bogusław Szetela.

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April 23 2013

Daniel Buren: Cabane éclatée / Galerie Lahumière at Art Cologne 2013

Anne Lahumière of Galerie Lahumière, Paris, talks about Daniel Buren’s work Cabane éclatée (1989) and the gallery, which soon celebrates its 40th anniversary. Anne and Jean-Claude Lahumière founded Galerie Lahumière in 1963. After 25 years staying next to the Parc Monceau in the 17th arrondissement from Paris, they moved to an 18th century building in the heart of the historic Marais district, a stone’s throw from the Picasso Museum. The gallery is specialized in concrete and abstract modern art.

Daniel Buren: Cabane éclatée / Galerie Lahumière at Art Cologne 2013. Interview with Anne Lahumière. Cologne (Germany), April 21, 2013.

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April 22 2013

Zbyněk Baladràn / Galerie Jocelyn Wolff at Art Cologne 2013

Zbyněk Baladràn is the winner of the “Audi Art Award for New Positions 2013″, an award that supports young emerging artists. Since 30 years, Art Cologne art fair supports young artists with the “New Positions” program. For the 47th Art Cologne, a jury has selected 22 young artists. Each of them gets a special booth at the fair alongside the stands of their galleries, and one of them is awarded the New Positions prize. This year, Zbyněk Baladràn, represented by Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, is the winner of the award. Zbyněk Baladràn is a young czech artist who will be presenting the Czech Republic at this year’s Venice Biennale. In this conversation with art historian Bettina Krogemann, Sandrine Djerouet (Director, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff) talks about the work on display (titled “Assemblages against Essences“) and the artist.

Zbyněk Baladrán was born 1973 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an author, visual artist and curator. Baladrán studied art history at the Charles University Philosophical Faculty in Prague from 1992-1996, and from 1997-2003 at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of visual communication. He is one of the co-founders and a curator of Galerie display, which was established in Prague in 2001, and in 2007 merged with tranzit.cz into tranzitdisplay, where he continues to oversee the exhibition program. He is also the co-curator, with Vít Havranek, of the project and exhibitions Monument to Transformation, a 3-year research project on social transformation that was presented in 2009 at the Prague City Gallery, and which traveled to several other locations in Europe later this year.

Zbyněk Baladrán was also a part of the team of curators (tranzit.org) for Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain in 2010. His artworks can be characterized as the search for links between the past and itsconstruction in relation to the prevailing epistemological patterns. His works are represented in various international private and public collections.

Zbyněk Baladràn / Galerie Jocelyn Wolff at Art Cologne 2013. April 19, 2013.

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Peter Zimmermann / Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich at Art Cologne 2013

Since several years, Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich represents Peter Zimmermann, a German artist who is known for abstract paintings that combine airbrushing with digital arts. Zimmermann was born in 1956 in Freiburg (Germany). His work has been shown in museums such as the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Cranbrook Art Museum in Detroit. Peter Zimmermann lives and works in Cologne. In this conversation with art historian Dr. Bettina Krogemann, Inka Maiwaldt talks about one of Zimmermann’s works that the gallery presents at Art Cologne 2013 (in German language).

Peter Zimmermann / Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich at Art Cologne 2013. Cologne (Germany), April 19, 2013.

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April 21 2013

Erik van Lieshout: Ron and Theo / Galerie Krinzinger at Art Cologne 2013

One of the largest pieces at Galerie Krinzinger’s booth at Art Cologne 2013 is Erik van Lieshout’s work on paper, Ron and Theo. Galerie Krinzinger is representing the artist who had a solo show titled Erik van Lieshout: Im Netz at Museum Ludwig in Cologne in 2009 since many years. In this video, Dr. Ursula Krinzinger talks about the artist and the work on display.

Erik van Lieshout: Ron and Theo / Galerie Krinzinger at Art Cologne 2013. April 19, 2013.

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Adolf Luther / Galerie Holtmann at Art Cologne 2013

Galerie Holtmann brought four works of Zero-artist Adolf Luther to Art Cologne 2013, two black paintings and two works with mirrors, one of them kinetic. In this video we speak with Heinz Holtmann, who introduces us to the artist and his work, and also talks about the increasing popularity of the German Zero-artists (in German language).

Adolf Luther at Galerie Holtmann at Art Cologne 2013. April 18, 2013.

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Scar, Left Cheek: Corbett vs. Dempsey at Art Cologne 2013

Corbett vs. Dempsey’s booth exhibition at Art Cologne 2013 features a set of silkscreened and altered books by Arturo Herrera, new large paintings by Joyce Pensato and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, drawings by Karl Wirsum, and a selection of vintage photographs and photo-prints by Ralph Arnold, Weegee (Arthur Fellig, Jr.), Walter Hamady, Clarence John Laughlin, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. The booth exhibition is titled Scar, Left Cheek, after a descriptive line in Duke Ellington’s passport, which is on display and has inspired the 28-page publication that accompanies the exhibition. In this conversation with Bettina Krogemann, Jim Dempsey talks about the concept of the show and the works on display.

Scar, Left Cheek: Corbett vs. Dempsey at Art Cologne 2013. Cologne (Germany), April 19, 2013.

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April 20 2013

Imran Qureshi: Artist of the Year 2013 / Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin

The exhibition space of Deutsche Bank in Berlin, formerly Deutsche Guggenheim, re-opens as Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle with a solo exhibition of Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year”, Imran Qureshi. In this video, we attend the press preview and opening of the exhibition and speak with the head of Deutsche Bank Art, Friedhelm Hütte, and the artist Imran Qureshi.

Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year Imran Qureshi at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin. Press preview / opening reception and interviews with Friedhelm Hütte (Global Head Art, Deutsche Bank) and artist Imran Qureshi. Berlin, April 17, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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The exhibition Imran Qureshi: Artist of the Year 2013 is primarily the annual presentation of the award Artist of the Year 2013 under the auspices of Deutsche Bank. The show also inaugurates the newly established institution Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle. Imran Qureshi as fourth artist awarded with “Artist of the Year”-award follows Roman Ondák (2012), Yto Barrada (2011) and Wangechi Mutu (2010). The author was awarded on the recommendation by the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council, which consists of the renowned curators Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Udo Kittelmann, and Victoria Noorthoorn. Imran Qureshi’s exhibition presents a general overview of the artist’s work with the three positions: miniature painting, site specific installations and abstract paintings. Qureshi is known for his skillful interpretations of traditional miniature painting, which originated in the Indian subcontinent more than 300 year ago. The artist blends the patterns, and ornamental techniques of Islamic art with modern conceptual approaches.

Imran Qureshi is Deutsche Bank’s 2013 “Artist of the Year.” Born 1972 in Pakistan, he studied in Lahore at the National College of Arts with a major in miniature painting — a traditional discipline that he teaches there today. Qureshi is considered to be one of the most important contemporary artists on the Subcontinent, not least because he reclaims the regionally and historically rooted discipline of miniature painting and transports it to the present day. His work constitutes a unique synthesis of the genre’s motifs and techniques with current issues and the formal language of contemporary abstract painting. Qureshi incorporates personal observations on everyday life in present-day Pakistan into his work while acknowledging that violence can be met with not only in his native country, but in many cultures and societies worldwide.

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle stands for everything that characterizes this commitment: openness, internationality, and the pioneering spirit. The KunstHalle defines itself as a place of discovery – an institution that is as alive and in flux as the German capital itself. One focus of the three to four annual high-caliber exhibitions is on new artistic terrain and the phenomena of a globalized society. In the KunstHalle, the Deutsche Bank Collection can be experienced in a new way – in exhibitions conceived by artists and international guest curators. One highlight of the program is the presentation of Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year,” who is honored each year with a major solo exhibition. At the same time, the KunstHalle provides a forum for young talents on Berlin’s international art scene, presenting them for the first time to a broad public.

Imran Qureshi lives in Lahore and teaching miniature painting at the National College of Lahore. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol (2012), Rohtas Gallery in Lahore (2010), Chawkandi Art in Karachi (2010), Corvi-Mora Gallery in London (2007), Canvas Gallery in Karachi (2007), Modern Art Oxford (2007), and Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi (2006). His work was also featured at the Singapore Biennale in 2006, the Sydney Biennale in 2012 and Qureshi create in 2013 a site-specific installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Imran Qureshi will be show in the Italian Pavilion at 55th Biennale di Venezia (2013).

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Alexej von Jawlensky – Galerie Schwarzer at Art Cologne 2013

At its booth at Art Cologne, Galerie Ludorff (Duesseldorf) presents a selection of works by German artist Gerhard Richter. In this conversation with Bettina Krogemann, Manuel Ludorff talks about the exhibition at the fair, and the Gerhard Richter show at the gallery in Düsseldorf (in German language).

Gerhard Richter – Galerie Ludorff at Art Cologne 2013. April 18, 2013.

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Gerhard Richter – Galerie Ludorff at Art Cologne 2013

At its booth at Art Cologne, Galerie Ludorff (Duesseldorf) presents a selection of works by German artist Gerhard Richter. In this conversation with Bettina Krogemann, Manuel Ludorff talks about the exhibition at the fair, and the Gerhard Richter show at the gallery in Düsseldorf (in German language).

Gerhard Richter – Galerie Ludorff at Art Cologne 2013. April 18, 2013.

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April 19 2013

Moeller Fine Art at Art Cologne 2013

Moeller Fine Art specializes in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century masterworks. The gallery is based in New York and Berlin. For its participation in Art Cologne 2013, Achim Moeller (President and CEO) brought exceptional works by Mark Tobey, Lyonel Feininger, Otto Dix, Jean Dubuffet, Christo, Hubertus Gojowczyk, Heinz Mack, David Smith, Paul Klee, Richard Lindner, Emil Nolde, and George Grosz. In this video, Achim Moeller takes us on a walk through his booth at Art Cologne.

Moeller Fine Art at Art Cologne 2013 – 47. Internationaler Kunstmarkt, Cologne (Germany), April 18, 2013.

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April 12 2013

Collector Julia Stoschek in Conversation With Art Cologne Director Daniel Hug

The Julia Stoschek Collection will present a special exhibition titled Das Bildermuseum Brennt as part of the upcoming Art Cologne 2013 (19.-22.4.2013). The group show features the artists Monica Bonvicini, Mark Leckey, Klara Lidén, Helen Marten, Bruce Nauman, Elizabeth Price, and Clemens von Wedemeyer. It’s the first time the Julia Stoschek Collection presents works from its portfolio at Art Cologne. It focuses on the question of exhibiting and positioning art.

On the occasion of the upcoming show, Art Cologne Director Daniel Hug sits down with collector Julia Stoschek to talk about the exhibition, the beginnings of the Julia Stoschek Collection, and current and future projects.

This video is an excerpt. The complete interview is available after the break.

Collector Julia Stoschek in Conversation with Art Cologne Director Daniel Hug. Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, March 21, 2013.

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