KASIA FUDAKOWSKI – Boiling Frogs

Opening: Friday, March 2, 7.30 pm
Welcoming: Georg Kulenkampff, chairman
Introduction: Eva Birkenstock, director

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Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 21, 6pm  
With Kasia Fudakowski

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Lange Nacht der Museen – Guided tours: Saturday, April 14, 8 pm & 9.30 pm
With the team of the Kunstverein

Lange Nacht der Museen – Tuning Continuouslessness: Saturday, April 14, 9 pm & 10 pm
A musical reaction with Marc Wilkins (musician, Berlin)

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Guided tour and conversation: Sunday, April 15, 3pm
With Kasia Fudakowski and Habib William Kherbek (linguist and author, Berlin)

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Guided tours with the team of the Kunstverein: Thursdays, 5pm 

Kasia Fudakowski, The Martyrdom of Professor Sanchez, 2018.

Boiling Frogs – Artist talk with Kasia Fudakowski

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 6 pm

Drawing on her role as an artist, Kasia Fudakowski (*1985 in London, lives in Berlin) uses self-imposed rules to push inequalities, stereotypes, and a warped social logic beyond the point of absurdity. As with the exhibition cycle Fraustellungen (Femalexhibitions), which concluded in 2015 with Sexistinnen – Excersises in Self-Sabotage – a self-ironic, staged performance made together with her gallerist at Art Basel. Or with Double Standards – A Sexhibition (2017), which presented viewers with the choice of entering either the left or the right door to the exhibition without knowing what to expect in either case; a reaction to the UK referendum which forced citizens to vote either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ without being provided with detailed information on the consequences of their decision. The lecture gives a great opportunity to get to know Kasia Fudakowski´s work.
 
The lecture will be held in English.
Entrance 3 Euro. Members are free.

Night of the Museums

Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 7 pm - 2 am


On Saturday we offer guided tours through the exhibition Kasia Fudakowski – Boiling Frogs as well as a reaction by and with Marc Wilkins on the occasion of this years Night of the Museums.

Night of the Museums – Guided tours
on Saturday, April 14th 2018 at 8 pm and 9.30 pm
8 pm: Guided tour with Eva Birkenstock, director
9.30 pm: Guided tour with Gesa Hüwe, curatorial assistance

Night of the MuseumsTuning Continuouslessness
on Saturday, April 14th 2018 at 9 pm and 10 pm
A musical reaction with Marc Wilkins (musician, Berlin).

A special Night-of-the-Museums-ticket is required for the events on Saturday.

Boiling Frogs – Conversation with Kasia Fudakowski und Habib William Kherbek (linguist and author, Berlin)

Sunday, April 15th, 2018, 3 pm


A conversation between Kasia Fudakowski and Habib William Kherbek focusing on the film project Word Count presented as part of the exhibition: Boiling Frogs.

The looping, slapstick-like film fragments of Word Count (2016 ongoing) approach a fictional apocalyptic scenario that proposes a connection between the earth’s scarcity of natural resources and an excess of information. As a result, citizens are allowed to speak only 433 words per day, a reference to John Cage’s 4’33”. While couples in the films struggle to keep within their limit, an anarchic professor refuses to adapt and thus ultimately meets his downfall.

Habib William Kherbek is an artist and writer based between London and Berlin. He earned his PhD from the University of London in linguistics with a focus on the experimental poet John Ashbery (1927–2017). Kherbek’s writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout the US and Europe. His novels Ecology of Secrets (2013) and Ultralife (2016) were both published with Arcadia Missa. His critical writings have appeared in magazines such as Art Agenda, Flash Art and Spike. His fiction Cartographical Interface is included in the anthology Intersubjectivity Volume 1 (2016, Sternberg Press), his latest poem I’m Almost Back to Normal was recently published in the volume Night Shifter (2018, TLTR).

The conversation will be in English.
Members are free.

CLASS LANGUAGES

Opening: Friday, November 10th 2017, 7.30 pm

Welcoming speech: Georg Kulenkampff, Chairman
Introducting: Eva Birkenstock, Director with Jenny Nachtigall and Kerstin Stakemeier


Debate, Performance

Frank Engster, Sarah M. Harrison, Jenny Nachtigall, Kerstin Stakemeier, Linda Stupart
Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 2 pm


Workshop

CAConrad – Mapping Dimension 27
Saturday, November 18th / Sunday, November 19th 2017, 12 am to 4 pm


Debate, Lectures, Bookpresentation

Danny Hayward, Marina Vishmidt, Bill Dietz, Kerstin Stakemeier, Gerry Bibby, Tanja Widmann
Saturday, Januar 20th, 2018, 2 pm

 

 

CLASS LANGUAGES

DEBATE, PERFORMANCE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 2017, 2 - 6 pm

2 pm: INTRODUCTION with EVA BIRKENSTOCK, JENNY NACHTIGALL, KERSTIN STAKEMEIER (German) 2.30 pm: PERFORMING PROFANITY AND OTHER VULGARITIES, presentation / reading, SARAH M. HARRISON (English)

„'cause it's like
it's normally not, it's like
oh like...
I felt embarrassed 'cause when I was
five like...“

Juxtaposing several different examples of verbatim, Sarah M. Harrison will consider informal spoken language for their function as performative gestures of inclusion and exclusion, especially as it relates to the use of ‘profane’, ‘offensive’ and ‘vulgar’ expression and their „classed“ codings.

Sarah M. Harrison is a writer and artist originally from Sydney, Australia. She authored the novella All The Things published by Arcadia Missa, the poetry collection Channels of Elimination (Publishing Puppies) and numerous other writings. She is a co-creator of surrealist sitcom Charisma, that will premiere across multiple platforms in December 2017. Sarah has shown, read and performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, HAU Berlin, Sandy Brown, LACA (LA) and Lisa Cooley (NYC) a.o.

15.30 pm: CONCEPT OF CLASS, Lecture, FRANK ENGSTER (German)

In his lecture on the „Concept of Class“ Frank Engster will reconstruct the mutative history of this concept and its political applications. Developed as a verbal medium of the emancipation of a social group that had only come into existence as a result of capitalist production, the affirmative identification of class and the critical account of its necessary abolition soon began to deviate from one another. It is these conflicts between the orthodoxies and heterodoxies within the concept of class which Engster in his lecture will trace into our present.

Frank Engster is the author Das Geld als Maß, Mittel und Methode. Das Rechnen mit der Identität der Zeit (2014) and published widely on the nexus of measure, money and time as well as on the intersection of epistemological and social critique. 2011-2012 he was a junior fellow at the Postwachstumskolleg of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and subsequently a research associate at Helle Panke e.V. – Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Berlin as well as project coordinator of the Institut Solidarische Moderne e.V. and Marx200.org.

17 pm: AFTER THE ICE, THE DELUGE, Performance LINDA STUPART (English)

In their performance, part of their exhibition contribution, Linda Stupart will engage with the queering of scientific language, the burden of objects/image as proof and the relation between bodies and horror/abjection through the intersection of two divergent subjects: Morgellon's syndrome and the melting polar ice caps.

Linda Stupart (*Cape Town) is an artist, writer and educator based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include A Dead Writer Exists in Words and Language is a Type of Virus at Arcadia Missa, London (2016), where Stupart also launched their debut novella, Virus (2016). Stupart’s work has been shown/performed at Matt’s Gallery, The Showroom, a.m. gallery, the ICA and Guest Projects in London. See also: www.lindastupart.net

The events are part of CLASS LANGUAGES – Exhibition, Magazine, Debate on view November 11th 2017 - January 28th 2018 at Kunstverein fuer die Rheinlande und Westfalen, opening, Friday, November 10th 2017, 7.30 pm.

CACONRAD – MAPPING DIMENSION 27

Two days workshop in English

Saturday, November 18th, 12 am to 4 pm
Sunday, November 19th 2017, 12 am to 4 pm

€ 15.- / € 10.- reduced / members free

R.S.V.P. required at mail(at)kunstverein-duesseldorf.de

CAConrad will create a (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual for KLASSENSPRACHEN at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen based on the work of Ian Wilson. For the two-day workshop he will use handmade maps to study the many aspects of our planet’s directional points. He will use these references to explore life and death, as the known and the unknown forces of our world and how these directional archetypes help and hinder our lives. This is a love letter to the Future Wilderness of our world. Read his (Soma)tic Manifesto at this link: http://bit.ly/2yYajhj

CAConrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays; the latest While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017), which includes the poems from Width of a Witch, and Mount Monadnock Transmissions (Sharking of the Birdcage) both published by Jason Dodge’s poetry press 500places. He has received fellowships from The Pew Foundation, Lannan Foundation, MadDowell Colony, Headlands Center fro the Arts, and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

The workshop Mapping Dimension 27 of CAConrad takes place in the framework of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao, ES), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, LT), If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam, NL), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE), Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven, BE), and Tate Modern (London, GB). Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. www.corpus-network.org

The workshop is part of CLASS LANGUAGES – Exhibition, Magazine, Debate on view November 11th 2017 - January 28th 2018 at Kunstverein fuer die Rheinlande und Westfalen, opening, Friday, November 10th 2017, 7.30 pm. 

DEBATE, LECTURES, BOOKPRESENTATION, READING

with GERRY BIBBY, BILL DIETZ, DANNY HAYWARD, KARL HOLMQVIST, MARINA VISHMIDT, KERSTIN STAKEMEIER, and TANJA WIDMANN

 

Saturday, January 20th, 2018, from 2pm

 

2 pm TOUR THROUGH THE EXHIBITION WITH THE CURATORIAL TEAM (German)

 

3 pm INTRODUCTION (German/English)

 

3.15 pm ON ENTGRENZTER FORMALISMUS  BILL DIETZ in conversation with KERSTIN STAKEMEIER (German)

In Entgrenzer Formalismus Kerstin Stakemeier traces anti-modern forms of aesthetic praxis. From them she lays out an art history of self-abolition. Proceeding from the occult Symbolism of the late 19th century a contemporary aesthetic is proposed which refuses its modern heritage, degenerates it, makes it indecent, and collectivizes ist individualisms. An aesthetic in which art is proposed as a genuinely anti-social operation against the present. In the book the artists discussed by Stakemeier in many instances comment on her reading of their praxis. Bill Dietz, himself an author and composer will speak with her about the implications and outcomes of such an art of self-abolition. Together they will discuss the consequences of such an anti-systemic aesthetic.

Bill Dietz is a composer and writer, based since 2003 in Berlin. Since 2012, he has been co-chair of Music/Sound in Bard College’s MFA program. His work on the genealogy of the concert and the performance of listening has brought him to festivals such as MaerzMusik and die Donaueschinger Musiktage, museums such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Tate Modern and das Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca,, and publications such as Performance Research Journal, boundary 2, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial catalogue. In 2015 Tutorial Diversions came out and in 2017 Lécole de la claque, a collection of scores and essays on them by Chris Mann, MYSTI, Rachel O'Reilly. Kerstin Stakemeier (Berlin/Nuremberg) is part of KLASSENSPRACHEN. She was the initiator of the Aktualisierungsraum (07/08) Hamburg (with Nina Köller), with Manuela Ammer realized the Conference But Something is Missing. Marxist Art History between Possibility and Necessity at mumok, Vienna (2015) and published a.o. anthologies like Painting-The Implicit Horizon (with Avigail Moss, 2012). She is a professor of art theory and mediation at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. 2016 Reproducing Autonomy (with Marina Vishmidt, textem/mute) came out. Entgrenzter Formalismus (b_books) is her first monograph.

 

4.15 - 4.30 pm Break

 

4.30 pm TAXONOMIES OF SELFDESOLUTION, Talk with MARINA VISHMIDT and DANNY HAYWARD (English)

In their talk Danny Hayward and Marina Vishmidt will discuss a taxonomy of self-dissolutions throughout the political spectrum and across class lines - the felt desire for an overcoming of the subject and the cultural representation of those desires. They will probe the question of what the language of proletarian self-dissolution might look like, and how the language of proletarian self- dissolution might sound.

Danny Hayward lives in London and writes poetry and political texts for Mute and other conglomerates. His recent poem about masked headless chickens and what happens when fascists open an art gallery next door is published by Shit Valley (2017). 2013 People (Mountain Press), a compendium of poems, essays, and drama was published. Marina Vishmidt is a writer. She is a Lecturer in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths, University of London and runs a Theory seminar at the Dutch Art Institute. Her work has appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Ephemera, Afterall, Journal of Cultural Economy, Australian Feminist Studies, and Radical Philosophy, among others, as well as a number of edited volumes. She is the co-author of Reproducing Autonomy (with Kerstin Stakemeier, Mute, 2016), and is currently completing the monograph Speculation as a Mode of Production (Brill, 2018).

 

6 pm TELL ME ABOUT IT – DESCRIBING IN OUTS, GERRY BIBBY and TANJA WIDMANN in conversation (English)

The allegedly neutral and standardized “work description” is ubiquitous in relation to art works: We encounter it in wall texts, in criticism and in the context of art education. Mostly, it is considered a necessary evil, a means to an end or as tedious groundwork for the shaping of opinion. Conversely, one may claim work descriptions as the foundation of any communication about art: What they acknowledge or ignore, how they evaluate and structure, which (language) barriers they create or remove, determines access to the work in question. In this open format Bibby and Widman each present to one another a “work” of their choosing and discuss the aesthetic, social and personal functions of work descriptions as a process in which the real and the fictional, the self and the other can enter into new and unexpected connections.

Tanja Widmann works as an artist and writer and teaches at the University for applied Arts Vienna. Widmann’s practice of installation Art targets the interrelations of language, affect and subject formation and the artwork as the site of economic and symbolic value production. Her works were shown at: Nous Moules, c/o Kunstbüro, Vienna, Tomorrow today, Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Destination Vienna, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Unrest of Form. Imaginations of the political subject. Secession, Vienna, eine von euch Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Manifesta8, Murcia. In 2016 she initiated the workshop "Post-apocalyptic Self-reflection" together with Barbara Reisinger at the University of applied Arts, Vienna, 2017 with Tonio Kröner the event series "Postapocalyptic Realism" at Museum Brandhorst in Munich. Her publications include Tanja Widmann/Helmut Draxler (eds.): "Ein kritischer Modus? Die Form der Theorie und der Inhalt der Kunst" and the artist book "To Make Oneself Similar. Clever & Smart. Nr. 38". Gerry Bibby works between the boundaries of language, performance and sculpture. In the last years he increasingly engaged with different text forms: from stories and scientific reports to manuals and poems. 2014 his artist book The Drumhead (Sternberg Press) was published. His works were most recently shown at Deborah Schamoni (Munich); Taylor Macklin (Zurich), the Showroom (London) and in various group shows a.o. Section Litteraire, Kunsthalle Bern, Swiss Institute Rome and the Biennale of Sydney’s Bureau of Writing, at Artspace, Sydney. He is currently co-Editor of the Berlin magazine Starship.

 

7 pm STAIRCASE MYSTERY, reading by KARL HOLMQVIST (English) 

Swedish-born, Berlin-based artist Karl Holmqvist uses a wide range of formats – poetry readings, installation and sculpture — to bring out the primal qualities of language. In his hands, news articles, conversation snippets, and pop lyrics form a textual mesh and blend into a multiplicity of private indictments, incitements, and convictions, decoding and recoding the experiential and communicative possibilities of reading, listening and seeing.

 

 € 5.- / € 3.- reduced / members free

The events are part of CLASS LANGUAGES – Exhibition, Magazine, Debate on view November 11th 2017 - February 4th 2018 at Kunstverein fuer die Rheinlande und Westfalen.

hobbypopMUSEUM 

The Live-Stream

Live Stream to the artwork THE BRIDGE.The Pearl is given away on the Rainbow Bridge

Sunday, October 8th, 2pm

Guided tour with Katrin Mayer (artist) and Eva Birkenstock (director at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen)

Sunday, October 1st, 2 pm

Moultings of the Archive (Kudo and the post-war modernism)

Wednesday, September 20th

5 pm, Kunstverein - Ilka Becker (art historian) talks about her work in the exhibition "Asymmetric Architextures"

8 pm, screening at the Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf (Birkenstrasse 47)

Monuments of Metamorphosis, 1969, 27 min., Director: Tetsumi Kudo and Yasuhiro Yoshioka

Your Portrait, 1967, 21 min., Director: Erik van Zuylen, with Tetsumi Kudo, Marjon de Bree et al.

Lecture Dr. Agnieszka Lulinska (Bundeskunsthalle Bonn) about the exhibition "Dossier Gurlitt" (Bundeskunsthalle Bonn) 

Thursday, September 14th, 7 pm, Foyer Kunstverein  

 

Rita McBride / Christoph Westermeier 

Jahrskript

Dramatic reading with Thomas Warham und Raphael Westermeier

Tuesday, September 5th, 7 pm 

 

Guided tour with Dr. Marie-Luise Otten (art historian, former curator of the "Peter Brüning Estate") and Lidiya Anastasova (curatorial assistant at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen)

Sunday, September 3rd, 2 pm

For the sake of completeness I would like to inform you, that by now the rain reached the office of the Kunstverein  

Guided tour with Gesa Hüwe and Inga Thiele

Sunday, August 6th, 2 pm

In their guided tour For the sake of completeness I would like to inform you, that by now the rain reached the office of the Kunstverein”,art historians Gesa Hüwe und Inga Thiele (who assisted in the conception of the exhibition) give comprehensive insights in their research about the postwar history of the Kunstverein, the activities in the ruins of the old Kunsthalle after the war and the engagement of former director Hildebrand Gurlitt in the reconstruction of the Kunsthalle.

Free entrance for members.

 

Massive personal constructions. Friedrich Tamms and the Düsseldorf architecture debate

Inputs and conversation with Christina Irrgang, Arne Schmitt and Dr. Ewald Rathke

With a subsequent concert by BAR at Salon des Amateurs

Thursday, August 31st, 7 pm, Inputs and conversation, Foyer Kunstverein

Thursday, August 31st, 9.30 pm, concert, Salon des Amateurs 

Christina Irrgang (art historian, freelance author, musician) will talk about “Kreuzungspunkt: Friedrich Tamms”. Archival materials form the basis for this multimedia investigation of Tamms' role in urban and cultural politics in Düsseldorf around 1967. Using his writings, essays, lectures, and diary entries, Irrgang has produced two sound works: Düsseldorf — ein poröser Zustand (a fictional narrative composed by interspersing quotations from Tamms) and Tamms’ Brücke (relating to passages from Friedrich Tamms' report on the Nordbrücke project). The integration of historical publications surrounding Tamms' urban planning contextualizes his project and its associated network within their time, while colour photographs direct our attention to the visual character of his work, which remains highly distinctive for the transit ways and general urban fabric of Düsseldorf up until today.

 

In his input presentation “Flexible political structures, massive personal constructions“  Arne Schmitt (artist, author) gives insights in his analysis of 20th century architecture in post-war West Germany. His contribution will further elaborate on his contribution for “Assymmetric Architextures” which was based on texts and documents dealing with the so-called ‘Düsseldorf architecture debate’ and the conflictive periode of the construction of a new Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf in particular.  

Dr. Ewald Rathke, together with Karl-Heinz Hering (director of the Kunstverein from 1955 until 1986), was one of the leading figures in the Düsseldorf art scene of that time and as such deeply involved in the reprogramming of the Kunstverein after its reopening on Grabbeplatz. Together with Karl-Heinz Hering he organised influencial exhibitions such as the very first Dada retrospective in Europe, or first major solo shows after the war by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Sam Francis and many others.

During their concert at Salon des Amateurs, Düsseldorf based band BAR (short for ‘Band am Rhein’ English: Band at the Rhine / Christina Irrgang and Lucas Croon) will (among others) present a new song which BAR composed during the research for the exhibition at the Kunstverein using Tamms' writings, such as essays, lectures, and diary entries.

Inputs and conversations at the Kunstverein: Free Entry for members

Concert BAR, Salon des Amateurs: 5 € 

Opening

Asymmetric Architextures

Lectures in the Postwar History of the Kunstverein 

Roy Arden, Ilka Becker, Peter Brüning, Robert Burghardt, Natalie Czech, Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr, Christina Irrgang, HobbypopMUSEUM, Aglaia Konrad, Sarah Kürten, David Lamelas, Katrin Mayer, Rita McBride / Christoph Westermeier, Vanessa Joan Müller, Marie-Luise Otten, Hedda Schattanik / Roman Szczesny, Mark von Schlegell, Arne Schmitt, Studio For Propositional Cinema, Sarah Szczesny, Alexander Jasch / Rita Kersting / Jens Ullrich, Jan Wagner, Alex Wissel et al. 

Friday, July 7th 2017, 7.30 p.m.

 

 

Delicate Instruments of Engagement

Ongoing performative action 

By Alexandra Pirici
With Paul Dunca, Paula Gherghe, Farid Fairuz, Maria Mora, Cristian Nanculescu

Saturday, June 24th, 2 – 6 pm

Sunday, June 25th, 11 am – 2 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm 

Thursday, June 29th, 4 – 8 pm 

Friday, June 30th, 4 – 8 pm 

Saturday, July 1st, 11 am – 2 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm

Guided Tour 

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 2 p.m. 

Free admission for members.

Talk

Gestures of the Political 

Claire Bishop and Alexandra Pirici

Monday, June 5th 2017, 7 p.m. 


Artist talk

Johannes Paul Raether

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 8.30 p.m.

Performance

Johannes Paul Raether

Saturday, May 27th 2017, 4 p.m.

Stars and Tribes - A collaborative lecture. Daniel Falb (Poet & Geophilosopher, Berlin) & Alicia Frankovich

Thursday, March 23rd 2017 at 7 pm

Alicia Frankovich - Performance

on Saturday, March 25th at 9 pm

Young Girl Reading Group 140 - Dorota Gawęda und Eglė Kulbokaitė

on Sunday, March 26th at 3 pm

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 (2013). 

Twins & Lovers - Performance by Alicia Frankovich

on Friday, April 7th at 9.30 pm

Scenes at an Inauguration by Keren Cytter & Studio for Propositional Cinema

on Friday, 28th of October at 8 p.m. 

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: the performance Scenes at an Inauguration by Keren Cytter & Studio for Propositional Cinema will be presented.

Lecture by Saim Demircan

on Tuesday, Dezember 13th at 7.00 p.m.

Curator and art critic Saim Demircan will adress the overlapping interests of the activities by Studio for Propositional Cinema on the one hand, and Canadian Conceptualism of the 60s and 80s on the other. The lecture will be in English.

Entrance 3 Euro. Members are free.

Paul Sharits: Prescription and Collapsed Temporality by Tony Conrad

on Tuesday, 6th December at 7 p.m.

On the occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK:  the presenation of Paul Sharits: Prescription and Collapsed Temporality by Tony Conrad takes place. Activated by Phillip Schulze.

 


Lecture / Reading by Aaron Peck

on Sunday, 8th January 2017 at 6 p.m.

The Canadian writer Aaron Peck will present the reading EXCEPT PERHAPS A CONSTELLATION: The Temporal Poetics of The Studio For Propositional Cinema.

Aaron Peck is the author of The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis (2008). Moreover he wrote Letters to the Pacific (2010), an art book in collaboration with Adam Harrison and Dominic Osterried, and more recently a critical monograph, Jeff Wall: North & West (2015). In 2012, Peck was invited to participate, as a “writer-in-residence” in the art exhibition Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. As an art critic, he frequently contributes to Artforum Canadian Art and has written a number of exhibition catalog essays on artists such as Jeff Wall, Corin Sworn, and Wei-li-Yeh. He has given talks at numerous museums, such as the Serpentine Galleries, Dia:Beacon, the Julia Stoschek Collection, and the Western Front. Aaron Peck is currently a lecturer at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC, where he received the Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.

Entrance is free.

Catalogue presentation and talk with Dietmar Lutz und Kathleen Rahn (Director Kunstverein Hannover)

on Sunday, September 4th at 3.00 p.m. in the Foyer of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

On the occasion of the publication we like to kindly invite you to the catalogue presentation and talk with Dietmar Lutz and Kathleen Rahn, director of the Kunstverein Hannover. This catalogue appeared on the occasion of the group exhibition »Mental Diary« (6.6.–23.8.2015) in the Kunstverein Hannover and was published together with the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf.

Along with an interview by Catherine Wood (Curator for Performance, Tate Modern) with the artist the book - that is being realised with the generous support from the Stiftung Zukunft NRW - contains essays by Ute Stuffer (Curator, Kunstverein Hannover) und Prof. Dr. Robert Fleck (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf).