GRAND TOUR: AGE OF PYRAMID AND POSTCOLONIAL PILGRIMAGE Kommentare deaktiviert für GRAND TOUR: AGE OF PYRAMID AND POSTCOLONIAL PILGRIMAGEGROUP EXHIBITION

Exhibition Grand Tour: Age of Pyramid and Postcolonial Pilgrimage – presenting art works based on common platform: to re-construct and re-think colonial imagination of Others and Otherness as subconscious and mystical opposite to dominant Western Ego.Presenting art works based on common platform: to re-construct and re-think colonial imagination of Others and Otherness as subconscious and mystical opposite to dominant Western Ego.

Starting reference of the artistic research based project Grand Tour: Age of Pyramid and Postcolonial Pilgrimage is tradition of Grand Tour. In late 18th and 19th century Nobile youth from Great Britain travelled to Continental Europe; Italy, Greece and Egypt. Origin of this travel was colonial idea these destinations represent the origin and base of Western (European) culture and arts. Grand Tour was based on research on architectonic, sculpture and painting heritage and ruins of old civilizations. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stated that he count his second birth from the day he step to Rome. Hidden aspect of Tour was macho colonial imagination on promiscuity of southern woman. For such reasons Grand Tour was not recommended to Nobile ladies. According to Byron sexual education of macho youth included on Tour was based on sexual labour prices and perception that each Italian lady has several lovers. In his intimate life, Lord Byron proclaimed Countess Teresa Guiccioli ‘lady of my love’. One of the results of Grand Tour was fascination with the pyramids and sphinx’s, finally
constructed as follies in the gardens of Nobile families in 19th century from Habsburg Monarchy to Germany and Great Britain. Grand Tour pilgrimages brought us on the other side mystic obsessions and relive of occultist ideas, contrary to Enlightenment ideas of transformation of the states through Social Contract and belief in History of Humanity as process of Irreversible Progress. Embodied presence in the real Great Pyramid in Giza of Napoleon or Richard Dadd shows us revival of esoteric tradition, started during Grand Tour and finally confirmed Year 1875 in New York City when Helena Petrovna Blavatsky established Theosophical Society.In the project Grand Tour: Age of Pyramid and Postcolonial Pilgrimage artistic research and field work have been realised in real space, and due to the Virus restriction in virtual reality (Cyber Space, according to William Gibson). Participants created works in all direction; from Africa to North Europe, from Latin America to Europe, from North America to Balkan, and all other variety. Exhibition in Schau Fenster, curated by Josip Zanki, introduces art works by Manolo Cocho, Mexico City; Khaled Hafez, Cairo; Rimantas Plunge, Kaunas; Jovana Popić, Berlin; Suzanne Reese Horvitz and Robert Roesch, Philadelphia; collaborative practice Postcolonial Pilgrimage (Josip Zanki and Academy of Fine Arts student’s Lara Ana KulenovićIngeborg Reichel and Luka Tomić), Zagreb. All together they analysed, created and critically represented various aspects of Grand Tour through different media and platform as video, site specific installation, performance and performativity action, print and photography.
Manolo Cocho developed an artistic research Sphinx Pyramid (2020) in different archaeological sites in the centre of and along the Mexican jungl.Cocho observed pyramids and other constructions and many different representations of supernatural mythic beings or other natural forces. His work is recreating position of the mythic beings around the world as connection between human and nature, between ordinary and sacred, between local and cosmic.
Khaled Hafez video work The A77A Project (On Presidents & Superheroes), created 2009, is a 2-D and 3-D animation on video and still footage of a figure of his favourite ancient gods, Anubis. The figure dwells in the streets of urban Cairo today, intermingling with paradoxical citizens and situations; reflecting the social and economic challenges in Egyptian society. Mirror Sonata in Six Animated Movements (2015) is an animated video project based on six themes tackled within the painting practice of Khaled Hafez and his research of the complex Egyptian identity. Khaled Hafez work is presented with the courtesy of Nome Gallery, Berlin.
Rimantas Plunge photo-collage works Pictures Time Scroll 0, 1, 2 (2021) is an author-initiated discussion on a complex issue what happens in front of the camera lens, and what is behind in the process of cognition. Plunge is creating three iconic images based on a research of the Grand Tour concept of travelling; romantic city panorama, oriental moonlight and fairy tale landscape.
Jovana Popić in her work Morlachia (2021) developed out of the artist´s dialogue with Alberto Fortis, 18 century Italian natural scientist; by traveling north to Berlin´s provincial hinterland. The artist herself being a descendant of the Morlacks, spontaneously stepped into a dialogue with the writer´s gaze at her own culture, which is rebellious and romantic, but at the same time colonial and economically driven.
Suzanne Reese Horvitz in her video Sphinx (2020) deconstructs idea of metamorphosis and transformation of artist to mythological creature, deeply based in ‘Western’ culture as enigmatic gender representation and reflection of human subconscious. According to the artist this series started with a dream about the Greek Myth, Leda and the Swan, and shared political and cultural events of the pandemic (the horror and the isolation) have led her to question sensual, alluring images.
Collaborative practice Postcolonial Pilgrimage (2020) created by Josip Zanki and student’s Lara Ana KulenovićIngeborg Reichel and Luka Tomić is based on artistic intervention in two historical sites in city of Zadar; Park of the Queen Jelena Madijevka and Sphinx. Josip Zanki recreated Caspar David Freidrich Kreidefelsen auf Rügen in Park, opening the question of Otherness and migration in post Virus Europe. Lara Ana Kulenović interprets history of Zadar’s Sphinx converting it to documentary fiction. Ingeborg Reichel initiated conversation with the Zadar’s Sphinx, gathering spectacular information. On the same site Luka Tomić performed stereotype of psychedelic British tourist in Croatia.Exhibition Grand Tour: Age of Pyramid and Postcolonial Pilgrimage presenting art works based on common platform: to re-construct and re-think colonial imagination of Others and Otherness as subconscious and mystical opposite to dominant Western Ego.
OPENING: 26.03.2021, 7 pm
TIME: 26.03 – 18.04.2021
PLACE: SCHAU FENSTER
Lobeckstr. 30-35 – 10969 Berlin

LINK: DAS ARTY

PERSPECTIVES #2 PREFACE Kommentare deaktiviert für PERSPECTIVES #2 PREFACEGROUP EXHIBITION

TOMORROW IS THE QUESTION. SEEK MOVEMENTS.

Group exhibition with works by Hollie Miller, Jovana Popic, Madeleine Schwinge, Jonny Star, Charlie Stein

OPENING:Friday, 4 December 2020, 18 – 21

TIME: 5 December – 16 January 2021

LOCATION: re:future Lab, Reinbeckstr. 32,12459 Berlin, Germany

LINKRE FUTURE LAB

PROLOGUE IN DIALOGUE – THE ARTIST AND THE ARTISTS COLLECTION Kommentare deaktiviert für PROLOGUE IN DIALOGUE – THE ARTIST AND THE ARTISTS COLLECTIONGROUP EXHIBITION

Group exhibition with works by Joseph Beuys, Paula Doepfner, Marlene Dumas, EVA & ADELE, Valérie Favre, Caroline Kryzecki, Jovana Popic, Madeleine Schwinge, Jonny Star, Claire Tabouret

OPENING: Wednesday October 1st 2020, 6 pm

TIME: 01.10 – 14.11. 2020

LOCATION: re:future Lab, Reinbeckstr. 32,12459 Berlin, Germany

LINK: RE FUTURE LAB

REISEN ALS ZEICHEN IN DER ZEIT Kommentare deaktiviert für REISEN ALS ZEICHEN IN DER ZEITGROUP EXHIBITION

REISEN ALS ZEICHEN IN DER ZEIT

OPENING: Wednesday, 25.June 2020, 8 pm

TIME: 25.06 – 30.08. 2020 

LOCATION: Allgemeiner Konsumverein e.V. Hinter Liebfrauen 2, 38100 Braunschweig

LINK: ALLEGMEINER KONSUMVEREIN

„Reisen als Zeichnen in der Zeit“ ist nach „Körper als Fläche im Raum“ die zweite Ausstellung mit Künstler:innen der letzten 20 Konsumvereinsjahre. Die Künstlerin  Esther Ernst, die 2017 mit „Wer radiert, verliert“ bei uns war, haben wir als Kuratorin eingeladen, vom eigenen Werk ausgehend Kolleg:innen dazu zu bitten. 
Die Redewendung „in etwas bewandert sein“ gefällt uns deshalb gut, weil sie den Zusammenhang zwischen wissen und wandern veranschaulicht und dabei den Aspekt der Bewegung und Erfahrung akzentuiert. Ob zu Fuß quer durch Deutschland wandernd, einen Schweizer Berg erklimmend, eingeklemmt im Flugzeug sitzend, als Stipendiat:in weit weg oder in der eigenen Stadt residierend, die eingeladenen Künstler:innen verbindet eine große Sehlust und eine leidenschaftliche Einlassung auf die jeweiligen Orte.
Schreiben, zeichnen, malen, filmen und erzählen hilft, das Erlebte zu begreifen und zu teilen. Wir zeigen Ihnen Bilder vom 11. Längengrad, dem Leben in der Gropiusstadt, Stills aus Beijing, eine geführte Tour durch die Alpen, eine Karte im Wind, eine abgegossene Landschaft und ein Holzkopf mit Windanzeiger. Gerade nach den Erfahrungen des Wanderns und Reisens in den Wohnungen, der Beschränkung des physischen Seins wird die Begegnung mit dieser Kunst der Zeit eine besondere sein.

USEFUL Kommentare deaktiviert für USEFULGROUP EXHIBITION

USEFUL – EVEN WHEN ITS SEEMS TO BE USELESS, THAT’S F-UTILE

OPENING: Wednesday November 27th 2019, 6 pm

TIME: 28.11 – 14.12. 2019

LOCATION: Sanfermosette, via San Fermo 7, Milano

LINK: USEFUL

A project by Valentina Romen with works by Marta Boan, Yiqing CaiTereza Duskova, Jovana Popic and Vincent Vintage Bijoux

in via San Fermo 7, Milan 

It is not true that art is useless. Art seduces us with the importance of being useless and embodies important social, economic, aesthetic, magic and ritual functions.

Jewels in particular always had precise functions.

The seal guaranteed authenticity, buttons and buckles supported the dress, the amulet attracted fortune or prevented bad luck, the spices contained in the pomander revived the senses or relieved discomfort, the châtelaine united everyday necessities on the belt, a ring could communicate loyalty to someone.

The group show Useful brings together the work of three contemporary jewellery designers, a drawing by a visual artist and a selection of historical objects from the collection of Manuel Menini (Vincent Vintage Bijoux). Each artist cultivating his own curiosity, the only real engine to understand the usefulness of the useless and the uselessness of the useful.

Marta Boan (Barcelona) dedicates the body of work „Useful“ to utility, jewels with a hidden function. The goldsmith artist is interested in changing the vision of things, without inventing anything new, but simply doing the object again in her own way, with an aesthetic reduced to the minimum. martaboan.com

The jewellery artist Tereza Duskova (Düsseldorf) has a joyful approach to design. Calming with a rattle, playing narcissistically with your own reflection or simply enjoying a moment of ephemeral beauty with a magic candle. Who wears her jewellery becomes an active part in the action.   terezaduskovastudio.com 

“Risk of fracture” by the jewellery artist Yiqing Cai (Düsseldorf) remembers a birth bracelet. Choker or arm band, a layer of porcelain is embedded in silicone. In order to wear it, a gesture of damage is necessary.   yiqingcai.com 

Some historical pieces take us back to the sophisticated aesthetics of the useful jewel, collected by Manuel Menini in his boutique Vincent Vintage Bijoux (Milan). The magnifying glass or the golden pen around the neck, precious tools to be used. vincentvintagebijoux.com 

In the work „Routes“ the multimedia artist Jovana Popic (Berlin) reinterprets the notes taken by the pilots on radium-soaked plates during night flights in the Second World War. Their military use is transformed into a code drawing, into a diary based personal testimony.   jovanapopic.com

Bringing into dialogue different voices in an exhibition organized annually in the space of San Fermo Sette in Milan, is another occasion for Valentina Romen to tell her interest in jewel. 

The passion for art and architecture has led her to study art history and to travel the world, as well as to explore the boundaries of various creative dimensions. After many years of experience in the contemporary art scene, Valentina has evolved into an independent jewellery maker, expressing her creativity through carefully selected shapes and materials. For Valentina, jewellery is not merely the fusion of metals, but rather the ideal concurrence of visions coming from distant expressive worlds.

Useful 

Even When It Seems to Be Useless,

that is f-utile

Dates: from Thursday 28th of November to Saturday 14th of December 2019   

Opening: Wednesday 27th of November, 6 pm

Opening hours: 2 pm to 8 pm 

Where: Sanfermosette, via San Fermo 7, Milan

WITHDRAW – PART 2 Kommentare deaktiviert für WITHDRAW – PART 2GROUP EXHIBITION

TIME: 24.01. – 10.02. 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING: 24.01.2019, 7 pm
LOCATION: HDLU, Trg Zrtava fasizma 16, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
LINK: HDLU

WITHDRAW Kommentare deaktiviert für WITHDRAWGROUP EXHIBITION, PROJECT

 

001 kor1

BURA, 2018

 

WITHDRAW – INTO THE MOUNTAINS – PROJECT AND EXHIBITION

TIME: 10.06. – 05.10. 2018
EXHIBITION OPENING: 07.09.2018
LOCATION: Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
LINKS: SHED IM EISENWERK,  HDLU
LINKS: SHED IM EISENWERK,  HDLU
Withdraw – Into the Mountains, ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt der HDLU (Kroatischen Vereinigung der Bildenden Künstler*innen) und des Shed im Eisenwerk, setzt sich mit der Idee der Berge als Rückzugsort auseinander.Das Projekt Withdraw widmet sich im künstlerischen Kontext den unterschiedlichen aktuellen Rückzugsgedanken, wobei der Rückzug in die Berge einerseits als utopischer Gegenentwurf, andererseits auch als mögliche Überlebensstrategie, kritisch hinterfragt wird.Die Vernissage findet nach einer Atelier- und Projektwoche am 8. September im Shed im Eisenwerk statt, alle Projektbeteiligten sind anwesend. Die Anthropologin Nevana Škrbic Alempijevic (Universität Zagreb), die das Projekt mit einigen ihrer StudentInnen von Anfang an begleitet, wird nach der Begrüssung durch die Kuratoren in die Ausstellung einführen.Anschliessend folgt eine Performance mit Nicola Genovese.Mit Vanja Babic, Nicola Genovese, Luise Kloos, Esther Mathis, Ivana Pipal, Jovana Popic und Andri Stadler.
Mit Beiträgen von Ivan Barun, Katrin Tadovani und Slven Zanki.
Kuratiert von Katja Baumhoff, Bojan Mucko und Josip Zanki.Ausstellung vom 8. September – 5. Oktober 2018 geöffnet am Do/Fr 19 – 21 Uhr und Sa 16 – 20 Uhr.