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Signs & Symbols
102 Forsyth Street
Lower East Side
New York City
Opening Reception: September 13 - 6pm
4 years after hoisting two "White American Flags" atop Brooklyn Bridge, Wermke/Leinkauf come back for their first New York solo show. Stay tuned...
Tresholds. Limits of Space
Opening: September 13 - 7pm
Exhibition: Sep 14 - Dec 9
The upcoming exhibition cycle, conceived by Berlin-based curator Lukas Feireiss, starts with the group exhibition Thresholds. Limits of Space. Based on Bruce Nauman’s seminal work Body Pressure (1974) which provides a set of typed out instructions for merging their bodies with an architectural surface, the exhibition explores the corporal-spatial unit of critically experiencing space through the works of different generations of artists. In her ingenious single channel video performance entitled Little Frank and His Carp (2001), the American artist Andrea Fraser is for example seen walking around the atrium of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao listening to the institution’s official audio guide, which culminates in an almost erotic encounter between the artist and the architecture. In a newly conceived site-specific work Korean-artist Jeewi Lee makes the invisible visible in the exhibition space, whilst German artist duo Wermke/Leinkauf investigate the surmounting of architectures in Berlin’s former border area in a mixed-media installation and Berlin-based artist Raul Walch transforms city hydrants in the surrounding urban environment into ephemeral fountains.
Artists: Bruce Nauman, Andrea Fraser, Jeewi Lee, Raul Walch, Wermke/Leinkauf
Activism in Storytelling
Saturday, Apr 21, 7:30pm
How do storytellers relate to current, pressing issues of today? What is the meaning of activism in storytelling and art? When and why do writers, filmmakers and artists become activists? Get inspired by storytellers like authors OLUMIDE POPOOLA (Germany/UK/Nigeria), PRIYA BASIL (UK/Germany/Kenya), artist MISCHA LEINKAUF, author ADRIAAN VAN DIS and filmmaker BERI SHALMASHI (Amsterdam/Erbil).
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Exhibition: Apr 6 - Sep 9, 2018
The Exhibition explores graffiti culture and ownership of urban space. It explores the historical roots of graffiti and its present manifestations, with particular focus on the links between Helsinki culture and the international field. On the other hand the show consists of works of art that feature the public space and its utilisation as a place for art. The show features contemporary artworks that bear an affinity with graffiti through their autonomous mindset and use of urban space. for more info click here
Shaping Democracy @ MuseumsQuartier Vienna
Exhibition/Screenings: Mar 22 - Jun 03, Tue to Sun 13-20:00
Press Tour: Wed, Mar 21, 11:00
Opening: Wed, Mar 21, 19:00
Q21 exhibition space, Museumsquartier Vienna
100 years, 8 topics, 24 short films: the audiovisual exhibition “shaping democracy – the republic in 24 frames per century” takes visitors on a participative tour through the history of the Austrian Republic based on its guiding principles and paradoxes. How the country sees itself and how it is seen from outside, its political and cultural self-image, and the Republic’s individual and collective memory are illuminated from a contemporary perspective. Curated by Doris Bauer and Daniel Ebner from the short film festival VIS Vienna Shorts.
Artists: Gregg Biermann (USA), Bojana Bregar (SVN, Robert Cambrinus (AUT), Gita Ferlin (AUT), Gabriel Gauchet (FRA), Katarzyna Gondek (POL), Santiago Bou Grasso (ARG), Katharina Gruzei (AUT), Lutz Henke (GER), Peter Hörmanseder (AUT), Florian Kindlinger (AUT), Timo Klöppel (GER), Peter Kutin (AUT), Boris Labbé (FRA), Maria Lassnig (AUT), Johann Lurf (AUT), Bjørn Melhus (GER/NOR), Mischa Milinović (Peng!) (GER), Jean Peters (Peng!) (GER/FRA), Norbert Pfaffenbichler (AUT), Britta Schoening (AUT), Volker Schreiner (GER), Veronika Schubert (AUT), Hubert Sielecki (AUT), Michaela Taschek (AUT), Peter Tscherkassky (AUT), Lisa Weber (AUT), Paul Wenninger (AUT), Wermke/Leinkauf (GER), Sandra Wollner (AUT), Daniel Zimmermann (AUT)
Manipulate the World
Exhibition: Oct 21 (2017) - Jan 18 (2018)
In a text from 1964, Öyvind Fahlström urges to manipulate the world. What does this mean for artists today, in our era of alternative facts, relative truths and fragmented narratives? In an exhibition filling two floors in the Museum, 28 Swedish and international artists explore and challenge Öyvind Fahlström’s ideas on manipulation and theatricality. Four historic works by Fahlström define the playing field for the exhibition with works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rossella Biscotti, Juan Castillo, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Kajsa Dahlberg, Detanico Lain, Economic Space Agency, Róza El-Hassan, Harun Farocki, Öyvind Fahlström, Goldin+Senneby, Núria Güell , Candice Lin, Jill Magid, Ibrahim Mahama, Nicholas Mangan, Sirous Namazi, Rivane Neuenschwander, Otobong Nkanga, Sondra Perry, Pratchaya Phinthong, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Natascha Sadr Haghighian , Jonas Staal, Hito Steyerl, Hanan Hilwé i samarbete med Walid Raad, Thu Van Tran, Alexander Vaindorf, Wermke/Leinkauf
3. Berliner Herbstsalon at Gorki-Theater Berlin
Exhibition from Nov 11 till Nov 26
Artist talk with Wermke/Leinkauf & Ralf Heck, Nov 14 (6pm, Lichtsaal)
opening times: Mo - Fr: 4pm - 11pm & Sa + So: 1pm - 11pm (free entrance), daily guided tours through the exhibition (Mo–Fr 4pm, Sa+So 1pm)
The Maxim Gorki Theatre has been working for over four seasons on negotiating ourselves out of simplifications, attributions and categorisations, and on building up new narratives. This November they're presenting the third edition of the Berliner Herbstsalon, featuring art, theatre, performance and discourse in the city centre: from the Brandenburg Gate through the Kronzprinzenpalais to the Palais am Festungsgraben and in the GORKI itself. Under the title De-Integrate Yourselves! the 3. Berliner Herbstsalon has gathered together works from around 100 visual and performing artists who take a critical approach to the construction of identity and unity.
participating artists: Ayham Majid Agha ● Lola Arias ● Anestis Azas/ Prodromos Tsinikoris ● Nora Al-Badri/ Nikolai Nelles ● Nidaa Badwan ● Sebastian Baumgarten ● Mehtap Baydu ● Norbert Bisky ● Mirko Borscht/ Volkan T ● Luchezar Boyadjiev ● Banu Cennetoğlu ● Collektive Temporaire ● Danica Dakić ● Chto Delat ● Ender/Kolosko ● Cevdet Erek ● Azin Feizabadi ● Forensic Architecture ● Aimée García Marrero ● Marta Górnicka ● Manaf Halbouni ● Alfredo Jaar ● Sven Johne ● Miro Kaygalak ● Grada Kilomba ● Hans Werner Kroesinger ● Teresa Margolles ● Henrike Naumann ● Bert Neumann ● Sebastian Nübling ● Kinay Olcaytu ● Johannes Paul Raether ● Oliver Ressler ● Angela Richter ● Julian Röder ● Yael Ronen ● Diemut Schilling ● Selma Selman ● Santiago Sierra ● Leon Siewert-Langhoff ● Fiete Stolte ● Youssef Tabti ● Nasan Tur ● Viron Erol Vert ● Wermke/ Leinkauf ● White on White ● Tobias Zielony and more
Our new installation called "4.Halbzeit" is technically supported by Black Box Music GmbH
Exhibition: Oct 19 - Nov 20
Ob psychisch, gesellschaftlich-politisch oder taktil, Grenzen werden gezogen, überschritten und neu bedacht. Kant sagte „Meine Freiheit endet dort wo die Freiheit des anderen beginnt.“ Um die gesellschaftlichen Grenzen der Freiheit zu definieren, müssen sie erst überschritten werden. Leider ist im Zeitalter des Rechtspopulismus Grenzüberschreitung sehr negativ konnotiert und der Wunsch nach konservativer Führung und Ungleichheit bzw. „White Supermacy“, traditioneller Familie sowie einer Verbannung von Genderstudies/ Feminismus, historischer Erinnerungskultur und ethnischer Pluralität usw. verbreitet, einhergehend mit dem Wunsch nach totaler Überwachung und harten Sanktionen.
Als persönliches Unbehagen an der Gesellschaftsentwicklung und deren Feindseligkeiten gegenüber liberalen Normen und Werten zeigt die Ausstellung „Grenzüberschreitung“ Kunst die zwischen dem medialen, ästhetischen, gesellschaftskritischen sowie legalen und illegalen Bereich oszilliert. Grenzen einhalten bedeutet auch immer aushalten und blinder Gehorsam. Grenzen überschreiten in der Kunst, bedeutet auffallen, Mut, Idealismus und den Wunsch nach Veränderung oder einen Diskurs zu eröffnen.
17 Volcanoes - Singapore
NUS Museum Singapore
(50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279)
Oct 6 - Dec 31, 2017
Future Cities Laboratory and NUS Museum, present 17 Volcanoes as part of the research project “Tourism and Cultural Heritage: A Case Study on the Explorer Franz Junghuhn“. The contour of this project is shaped around a series of expeditions from Singapore to Java that track the itinerary of Junghuhn to 17 of his favourite volcanoes. The exhibition includes works by Armin Linke, Bas Princen, Deni Sugandi, U5, Wermke/Leinkauf and contributions by Elisabeth Bronfen, Adrianne Joergensen, Alexander Lehnerer, Sebastian Linsin, Clive Oppenheimer, and Philip Ursprung.
Fleisch und Stein - "Entscheidungen" in Munich
(Atelierstraße 18, D-81671 Munich)
Opening: Sep 15
Exhibition: Sep 16 - Oct 22
How do women and men move about within the city, what do they see, what do they hear and smell, what do they eat, what do they wear and how do they love. Richard Sennett's »Fleisch und Stein« (Flesh and Stone) acted as an inspiration for this exploration of the bodily experiences of people in the post-modern urban environment.
The urban dynamic originates from the interaction of human bodies within a space; creative potential from the confrontation in social, religious or ideological conflicts. The sensory experience of competitive diversity, of living and symbolised bodies is a basic prerequisite for our sense of human togetherness.
The »Fleisch und Stein« exhibition questions artists from Turkey, Spain and Germany about their views on the transformation of the city, and the appropriation of urban spaces, based on the concepts of: decision, movement and traces, identity and clothing, appropriation of spaces and collective memory.
Artists: Wermke/Leinkauf, Mehtap Baydu, Aline Brugel, Democracia, Diana Artus and Larissa Fassler