Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė

Young Girl Reading Group 136

February 17th until May 15th 2017

The Young Girl Reading Group (YGRG) was initiated by artists Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė in 2013 in Berlin. During the first two years the project followed a format of a nomadic event happening weekly on Sundays at 7pm, in various locations, actual and virtual alike. Currently, YGRG occurs on rarer and more selected occasions when we read together pronouncing the words out loud, emphasising the relationship of the body of text and the collective body.

Young Girl Reading Group 136 is a presentation of new video and installation work at the Schaufenster, which refers to a reading of Paul B. Preciado’s dissertation Gender, Sexuality, and the Biopolitics of Architecture: From the Secret Museum to Playboy (2013) that took place at S.A.L.T.S. (Basel) January this year. The group was thinking of re-inhabiting and re-claiming non-places, freeports, secret museums, turning them into public gathering and living spaces like saunas and baths. YGRG 136 is a sonar-social architecture of shared curiosity and synchronicity. Secrecy, fetishism, withdrawal, togetherness are displayed here in extreme conditions (namely the temperature of sauna spaces around 80-90 °C) in contrast to the 21 °C ideal temperature for art storage. In the sense of a nomadic, hybrid identity articulated through the spatial installation, via sculptural objects or within molecular constellations of odors, the sauna in the film is produced for the collective body which as such resembles the status of an artwork in the custody of a freeport.

With: Mohamed Almusibli, Deborah Holman, Aaron Ritschard (performance) and Fritz Marlon Schiffers (camera and editing).

On March 26, 2017, 3 PM YGRG invites to participate in a reading group session at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande and Westfalen Düsseldorf. On this occasion you are invited to jointly read a chapter of Preciado’s text Gender, Sexuality, and the Biopolitics of Architecture: Form the Secret Museum to Playboy.

Roy Arden

January 8th until January 29th 2017

On occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: by Studio for Propositional Cinema the following Schaufenster shows were presented: Studio for Propositional Cinema (24.10. - 7.11.16), Blinky Palermo / Sigmar Polke (8.11. - 20.11.16), Sarah Kürten (22.11. - 4.12.16), Feminist Land Art Retreat (6.12. - 18.12.16), Nicolás Guagnini (20.12. - 1.01.2017), Roy Arden (8.01. - 29.01.17).

Nicolás Guagnini

December 20th until January 1st 2017

On occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: by Studio for Propositional Cinema the following Schaufenster shows were presented: Studio for Propositional Cinema (24.10. - 7.11.16), Blinky Palermo / Sigmar Polke (8.11. - 20.11.16), Sarah Kürten (22.11. - 4.12.16), Feminist Land Art Retreat (6.12. - 18.12.16), Nicolás Guagnini (20.12. - 1.01.2017), Roy Arden (8.01. - 29.01.17).

Feminist Land Art Retreat

December 6th until December 18th 2016

On occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: by Studio for Propositional Cinema the following Schaufenster shows were presented: Studio for Propositional Cinema (24.10. - 7.11.16), Blinky Palermo / Sigmar Polke (8.11. - 20.11.16), Sarah Kürten (22.11. - 4.12.16), Feminist Land Art Retreat (6.12. - 18.12.16), Nicolás Guagnini (20.12. - 1.01.2017), Roy Arden (8.01. - 29.01.17).

Sarah Kürten

Novemver 22nd until December 4th 2016

On occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: by Studio for Propositional Cinema the following Schaufenster shows were presented: Studio for Propositional Cinema (24.10. - 7.11.16), Blinky Palermo / Sigmar Polke (8.11. - 20.11.16), Sarah Kürten (22.11. - 4.12.16), Feminist Land Art Retreat (6.12. - 18.12.16), Nicolás Guagnini (20.12. - 1.01.2017), Roy Arden (8.01. - 29.01.17).

Blinky Palermo / Sigmar Polke (Kopie 1)

November 8th until November 20th 2016

On occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: by Studio for Propositional Cinema the following Schaufenster shows were presented: Studio for Propositional Cinema (24.10. - 7.11.16), Blinky Palermo / Sigmar Polke (8.11. - 20.11.16), Sarah Kürten (22.11. - 4.12.16), Feminist Land Art Retreat (6.12. - 18.12.16), Nicolás Guagnini (20.12. - 1.01.2017), Roy Arden (8.01. - 29.01.17).

Studio for Propostional Cinema

October 24th until November 7th 2016

On occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: by Studio for Propositional Cinema the following Schaufenster shows were presented: Studio for Propositional Cinema (24.10. - 7.11.16), Blinky Palermo / Sigmar Polke (8.11. - 20.11.16), Sarah Kürten (22.11. - 4.12.16), Feminist Land Art Retreat (6.12. - 18.12.16), Nicolás Guagnini (20.12. - 1.01.2017), Roy Arden (8.01. - 29.01.17).

Wanda Koller

CONTAINER

July 1st until September 30th 2016

“…I am a container and I consume contents; they haunt me and then I spew them out again, as aestheticized formalisms. I chew, digest and transport these values in this way. They are packaged schematically and organised in systems. I obtain, contain and retain them; binding and thus standardising them – so that they can arrive. I want to protect them on their journey, their transport. Once they arrive, I unload them again. They are shown and shared with others. They then further utilise us and we are asked – without responding. We are the cover. We are the projection that never disappears and stuffed with goods…”– Der Container –

Wanda Koller (b. 1988) studied until 2014 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

www.container.jetzt

Alina Schmuch and Franca Scholz

WE CAN

March 18th until May 31th 2016

This is the Düsseldorfer model, which we had developed. Before you go around, you can do it later, I would like to explain the structure to you shortly.

We have single-story houses for 40 people. They are divided in the middle, so that we only have 20/20 per entrance. If you go in it, seen from me on the right site, you can find five rooms for persons, who travelling alone. Each with two beds, it means, there will be housed two persons. These persons have one community-kitchen, at the end of the floor, where there can feed oneselves and here opposite of it, there are the sanitary facilities. A separated shower, a separated toilet and there are rooms with washing machines, dryers and sinks, where they can feed oneselves, too. 

Here in the middle area we have parking positions for baby buggies and at seen from me on the left site are the family rooms. Currently there are two large units. All of the rooms are accessible across the doors between, shiftable, that means, we can scale up and scale down depending on size of the family, who will arrive.

Alina Schmuch (*1987 / Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht) and Franca Scholz (*1988 / Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) work together since 2013.

WWW.GENRE.LI

October 23th 2015 until February 14th 2016

„…my whole body changed into something else. I could see through myself. And I went up... I wasn’t in human form... I landed on a planet that I identified as Saturn... they teleported me and I was down on [a] stage with them. They wanted to talk with me. They had one little antenna on each ear. A little antenna over each eye. They talked to me.
They told me to stop [attending college] because there was going to be great trouble in schools... the world was going into complete chaos... I would speak [through music], and the world would listen. That’s what they told me.”

Sun Ra (1936)

Genre, consisting of Moritz Fiedler (1982) and Lukas Müller (1986), is an artist duo, which deals with electronic sounds and music since 2009.

Karl-Heinz Hering (1928-2015)

June 15th until September 13th 2015

In conjunction with our current ”Schaufenster” presentation, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, wishes to remember the late Karl-Heinz Hering’s many years of service on behalf of the Kunstverein. 

Dr. Hering’s career as an art historian, exhibition curator and editor literally led him from “Dada to Beuys”. He worked at the Kunstverein for over three decades, first as a trainee under Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Kunstverein’s first director after the Second World War, and then as his successor from 1956. With documents, photographs, exhibition invitations, posters and publications we want to convey an impression of Hering’s multifaceted und fruitful activities that benefited both the Kunstverein and its visitors. It was not least due to his efforts that Düsseldorf was able to establish itself as one of the former West Germany’s most important artistic centres, enjoying ever increasing international prominence. Together with Ewald Rathke Hering presented important survey exhibitions, for example the controversial 1958 Dada retrospective, the first of its kind in Germany, in addition to comprehensive monographic shows on such artists as Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Sam Francis and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.  Major international figures from the world of contemporary art like Jackson Pollock, Victor Vasarely, Tom Doyle and Eva Hesse, Corneille, Gerhard Richter and Gilbert & George were often first seen in Düsseldorf exhibitions while the cooperative group project Wie es uns gefällt: Happy Chaos from 1981 sought to connect to a younger generation of locally working artists. 

While our “Schaufenster” can only present just a small slice of Karl-Heinz Hering’s many extraordinary activities it shows at the same time the extent to which art history is also subject to memory and forgetting.

We are grateful to Marie-Luise Otten for her active support of his this project.

THE HISTORY OF PAINTING REVISITED.WEEBLY.COM

by Caro Bittermann, Katrin Plavčak & Claudia Zweifel

February 6th until May 3rd 2015

 

For our new presentation in the ”Schaufenster” of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf we welcome THEHISTORYOFPAINTINGREVISITED.WEEBLY.COM, a project by the artists Caro Bittermann, Katrin Plavčak and Claudia Zweifel.

The website documents female painters of the last centuries and will expand its content in the course of time by contributions of the authors.

It is an online information board which points out the missing representation of female painters in the art history. At the same time this archive functions as a place for discovery and re-writing of historical concepts.

Infinite Greyscale Records

August 23th until October 26th 2014

 

For the latest presentation in the series ”Schaufenster” , the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf warmly welcomes Infinite Greyscale Records. The record label, situated in Berlin, was founded in 2013. Established in 2008, ”Schaufenster”  (Neustraße 10) shows single presentations of young artists in public space. 

Infinite Greyscale Records is a record label run by David Hubbard, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck. Initially an initiative by the artists McDevitt and Quabeck intended for publishing artist books, it developed to a platform for inviting musicians to release a collaborative 10“ vinyl edition.

Releases include:
Gabriel Saloman (IGR01: RIOTS DON‘T JUST HAPPEN), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (IGR02: REQUIEM [FOR VIOLIN AND MAGNET TAPE] ) , Jan St. Werner (IGR03: SPLIT ANIMAL SCULPTURE) and Holly Herndon (IGR04: BODY SOUND).

Elmar Hermann

DADDY … DADDY! THERE ARE THINGS OUTSIDE! THIIIIIIINGS!!

May 17th until August 10th 2014

 

"Who could have created such a thing? Bouncing, blonde locks. Slender, dignified neck. Unforgiving, jagged ears. Delineated, lean biceps. Load-bearing, euclidean shoulders. Narrow, portable waist and translucent, speckled flesh. Vulgar, protuberant navel. Austere, pencil legs. Tight, unblemished knees. Knobby, pink nipples. Expectant, symmetrical penis. Anxious, pliant anus. Furry, vulnerable scrotum and groaning, subterranean blood. Split, warm tongue. Serrated, protruding femur. Elastic, dislocated spine. Slimy, gushing eyeball. Prolapsed, convulsing rectum. Flesh, red and white. Taught, anguished throat. Cavernous, impertinent mouth. Retching, desperate muscles and silent cascading blood."
Stanton Taylor

Marion Benoit

Atlas of Unknown Matter

February 8th until April 27th 2014

 

The photography displayed in the ”Schaufenster” is part of the series Atlas of Unknown Matter and has been prupose-made for this presentation. Atlas of Unknown Matter  is a compilation of macroscopic details taken from fabric by the Swiss inventor Orbis Wirth. Around 1920, Wirth developed a very complex technique enabling to print fabric with an unlimited number of colours. The colours are being prepared on a print roller, so that they create random but precise shapes. In 2012 Marion Benoit found the first patterns of cloth at a Belgian archive. In collaboration with ethnologist Margareta von Oswald, Benoit started studying the history and manufacturing of these fabrics as well as researching for their origins. Within an extended research, Benoit was able to locate the fabrics‘ origin in St. Gallen, Switzerland. At the archives of local manufacturing sites Marion Benoit discovered a number of fabrics, which provide the foundation for her series Atlas of Unknown Matter.

Our current editions 2013 are exposed in our Schaufenster.

 

 

 

Hitsville

Dealing with Independence

October 5th until November 24 th 2013

 

 

In own proud words „unestablished since 1986“ is Hitsville, then founded by Jürgen Krause, outspoken a local stronghold. Emerged from the ashes of legendary label-cum-store Pure Freude which was run by Ratinger Hof-directrice Carmen Knoebel Hitsville under its current owner Ralf Brendgens is until today what you might call a classic ‚indie’ recordstore emphasizing on Punk or alternative music genres at large.

While dealing all sorts of sound carriers recordstores traditionally serve as social and cultural meeting places and are focal points for youth- and subcultural activities. Important strongholds of alternative ways of education recordstores are still underrated by official history, though.

Studio for Propositional Cinema

Inauguration

June 8th until September 1th 2013

 

 

"Inauguration! Inauguration! Proclamation! The underground activities of the Studio for Propositional Cinema have gone under-recognized for too long. It is time for the implications of their actions to be distributed throughout the culture. Hans-Jürgen Hafner and Adam Harrison with deliver speeches amongst a display of posters for films that may or may not be produced by Studio for Propositional Cinema. If flight patterns allow, the Cape Verdean film collagist Vanda Villeneuve will be in attendance. This doesn't mean that you possess us. We're haunting you because you let us. You, yes you."

Anne Pöhlmann

The Latent Image

September 8th until November 25th 2012

  

 

"The picture of an object projected by the lens onto the film impresses itself invisibly onto the emulsion. There is nothing to be seen on the exposed film, nothing seems to have changed. The picture is “latent”, that is hidden in the emulsion; it will be made visible by a chemical process called the development and will be made transparent and stable to light by the process of fixing. To use chemical expressions: the developer reduces the silver bromide to metallic silver whereas freed bromide is absorbed by the developer. The unexposed silver bromide is removed by the fixing bath and thus the picture becomes transparent and stable.”
‘The Rollei Book, Dr. Walther Heering, Heering-Verlag, Seebruck am Chiemsee, 1954’

Slowboy

June 9th until August 26th 2012

  

 

Slowboy is an independent record label featuring et al. EA80, Peter Brötzmann, Ariel Pink, Brian Ena/David Byrne as well as Aids Wolf. Slowboy is a record shop selling new and 2nd hand records. Slowboy is a serigraph printing press working independently as well as for well-known artists as et al. Tim Berresheim, Tara McPherson, Current 93, Dennis Tyfus and Die Toten Hosen. Slowboy is a gallery and stage showing exhibitions and hosting projects et al. by Frauke Berg, Arne Rawe, Diana Sudyka, Zeloot and Klaus Dinger. Slowboy cooperates with musicians, artists and designers. Slowboy organizes concerts by et al. Wolf Eyes, Melt Banana, Boy Division, Miki Yui, Fucked Up. Slowboy exists since over ten years and is located at Oberbilker Allee 290, Düsseldorf. Slowboy has always been – besides the collaborating artists - Andreas Ziegler and Günter Herke.

 

Eva-Maria Raschpichler

March 10th until May 28th 2012

 

"Eva-Maria Raschpichlers Arbeiten sind nicht abstrakt, jedoch entziehen sie sich durch die Überlagerung grundverschiedener Begriffe, wie Form und Un- oder Nichtform, der kategorialen Zuordnung und somit der sprachlichen Beschreibung. Die geometrische (rationale) Struktur, die in Raschpichlers Arbeiten ohnehin bloß als unbestimmbare, vage Raumkoordinate vorkommt, wird stets von einer subjektiven, temporalen Erfahrung des Raumes überholt, und so verschmiert, verflüssigt, verflüchtigt sich die Form in Farbe und Gekritzel, die Kontur in Rauch und Hauch. Der Prozess, die Geste oder auch der induzierte Zwischenfall, welche diese Nicht-Formen, diese „Zwischendinge“ hervorbringen, werden als Dauer nicht als Bewegung erfahren und reflektieren letztendlich das Flüchtige, Inkommensurable der Wahrnehmung."
Mihaela Chiriac, zwischendinge. Zwischenfälle, in: Eva Raschpichler FixFx, Nuremberg, 2011

Alexander Bornschein

December 10th 2011 until February 26th 2012

 



"Nein, wir geraten im flachen Wasser nicht ins Schwimmen und hundert Monochrome stapeln sich uns, wie Paul Rudolphs Tanzflächen zu ordentlichen Räumen. Und uns ist Radiowelle nicht abstrakter als Schallwelle, der Ton, überhaupt Digitales: Homologien denen gegenüber sich körper tanzend rational verhalten. Doch aus nächtlichem Volumen in den kristallinen Morgenraum tritt er, Bademeister vom Becken Sumpfender, und schaut in allen Spiegeln aller Spiegel."
Philipp Rühr

Natalie Czech

A small bouquet

September 10th until October 9th 2011

 



Natalie Czechs (* 1976) photographic work deals mostly with the interchanging reference between text and illustration and explores how words are able to create images. By highlighting and deleting sections of a text single words are accentuated which generate a poem that still harmonizes with the remaining script. For A small bouquet Natalie Czech invited several authors to write their own text containing a visual verse of Frank O’Hara whose words picture the outline of a flower bouquet.