Wednesday, March 13, 2013

künstlerhaus bethanien Open Studios

MOONJOO LEE Urban Detritus 
18th January – 3rd February 2008 
Studio 2 

18th January – 3rd February 2008 
Studio 3 

17th January 2008 
Studio 240 

17th January 2008 
Studio 1 

Curator: Peter Lang, Berlin 

+ DJ CHRISTOPH TANNERT Thursday, 17th January 2008, from 7 pm 

“In the past, RALF ZIERVOGEL has been known for his sharply detailed, imploding and exploding apocalyptic drawings in outsized and mini formats. The spatial installation “Equilibrist” is inserted into the given space - the former chapel of Bethanien Hospital and now Studio 1 of the Künstlerhaus - in a strict, minimalist way. An almost corporeal "UD" model construction (2007, 384 x 150cm, mixed media), the striking apparatus under grey tarpaulin, and a blind spot, deep black and matt - pure black ivory -, are located in the apse. The room reflects an arena as object space. There is distance to everything. Randomly, the tent interior rushes outwards to create plastic forms. Bud Spencer and Achilles seem to be standing on a tortoise. The black hole in the apse represents the drawing together of interior space, the opposite of the tent. The question of outside and inside, of the causal agent, of the empty space of a higher being is posed without pathos.” (Peter Lang, curator) 


Four exhibitions


Ralf Ziervogel / Nico Dockx & Helena Sidiropoulos / Moonjoo Lee / Open Studios

“Equilibrist” is being realised with kind support from the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Offices – Cultural Affairs. 

NICO DOCKX, together with the artist HELENA SIDIROPOULOS, will be presenting a specially conceived poster in Studio 240 on 17th January; this shows a reproduced image from each of the artist’s personal archives and is therefore an illustration of two personal standpoints rather than an ‘artwork’. It will be distributed among visitors on the spot. 

OPEN STUDIOS: The following artists will be opening their studios to the public from 7 pm on 17th January 2008, and look forward to your visit: Can Altay (Turkey), Daniel Barroca (Portugal), Catherine Bolduc (Canada), Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson (Iceland), Markus Degerman (Sweden), Nico Dockx (Belgium), Hadassah Emmerich (Netherlands), Haris Epaminonda (Cyprus), Nathalie Latham (Australia), Moonjoo Lee (Republic of Korea), An Te Liu (Canada), Søren Lose (Denmark), Charlotte Schleiffert (Netherlands), Martin Skauen (Norway), Sophia Tabatadze (Georgia), Luca Trevisani (Italy) and Ming Wong (Singapore). 

+ from 9 pm in the foyer: DJ Christoph Tannert! 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien 
Mariannenplatz 2 - 10997 Berlin 
Wed - Sun 2 pm – 7 pm
new born voids, digital slideshow, in collaboration with Douglas Park, studio 3, 
Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


18th January – 3rd February 2008

NICO DOCKX’ works often constitute his response to found texts, images or architectonic structures. In many cases, he works together with other artists, musicians or even scientists, since his aesthetic practice develops in conjunction with and relation to others. Nico Dockx’ work is inspired by a fundamental interest in structural processes and archives. His installations, sound settings, published texts and videos examine the interrelations of perception and memory and create space for many individual interpretations.
Dockx has realised “Untitled” in Studio 3 together with the London artist and writer DOUGLAS PARK. It is part of a series begun in 2003, which aims to investigate institutional structures and identities. A series of slides with images and texts documents an exhibition in Bologna that has never been shown to the public. It comprises works and performances that have left traces behind in a building now standing empty after the inauguration of a new art museum – a rather eerie ‘group exhibition’ and at the same time a reflection on past, present and future, potential ideas of what constitutes an art museum.

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