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Sparwasser Hq

Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation
Torstrasse 161
10115 Berlin Mitte
Telefon 0174-2577729
Email: mail@sparwasserhq.de
Öffnungszeiten: Mi -Fr 16-19 Uhr, Sa 14-18 Uhr
www.sparwasserhq.de
aktuelle Ausstellung / current exhibition
vorausgegangene Ausstellung / previous exhibition

 

 

23.04. - 31.05.2003


Breaking the Law

(Teil eins)

Gülsün Karamustafa
Lars Erik Frank & Gitte Villesen
Maryam Jafri
Nanna Debois Buhl
und Katya Sander

Kuratiert von Sanne Kofod Olsen

 

(English text below)

 

"Breaking the Law" drückt kein Verlangen aus, ein Verbrechen zu begehen.
Viel mehr besteht die Intention, das Gesetz von innen heraus zu verändern. Geschichte zu verändern, Gesellschaft zu verändern, spezifische Geschlechtsunterschiede zu verändern, mit denen wir leben. Alles in allem, dominierende westliche Repräsentation zu verändern.

Auf diese Art nimmt "breaking the Law" seinen feministischen Ursprung im theoretischen Hintergrund. Wie auch immer sind die Künstler nicht als feministische Künstler zu verstehen, da sie nicht notwendigerweise mit feministischen Themen beschäftigt sind. Eher können sie als Künstler charakterisiert werden, die in ihren Arbeiten eine Denkweise des Widerstandes implizieren, in der Art und Weise, wie sie die von ihnen gewählten Problemstellungen beschreiben und ihre Betroffenheit analysieren. Es zeichnet alle Künstler aus, dass sie die Dekonstruktion von Konventionalismus implizieren und sie durch diese Tatsache das Gesetz brechen.

Die Ausstellung in Sparwasser soll von einer zweiten Ausstellung, Teil zwei, gefolgt werden, die 2004 in Kopenhagen stattfinden wird. Die Kuratorin möchte mit Künstlern, die sich in ihren Projekten auf diese Gedanken beziehen, Kontakt aufnehmen: sannekofod@get2net.dk

Die Eröffnung findet am Samstag, 19. April, um 19 Uhr statt.

PRESSEMITTEILUNG

http://www.sparwasserhq.de/Index/HTMLap03/HTMLDeuA.htm

 

English version

Sparwasser HQ invites: The opening is on Saturday 19. April from 7pm

 

April 23. - May 31, 2003

"Breaking the Law" (part one)

Gülsün Karamustafa
Lars Erik Frank & Gitte Villesen
Maryam Jafri
Nanna Debois Buhl
Katya Sander

Curated by Sanne Kofod Olsen

"Breaking the Law" does not express an urge to commit a crime. It is rather the intention to change the Law from within. To change history, to change society, to change the gender specifications with which we live. All in all to change dominating Western representation.

In this way "Breaking the Law" takes a feminist point of departure in its theoretical set-up. However the artists are not necessarily to be seen as feminist artists, since they do no specificly work with feminist issues. They can rather be characterized as artists who imply a thinking of resistance within their works of art in the way in which they describe or perform their chosen problematics and analyse their subject matter. It characterises all artist that they imply a deconstruction of conventionalism and it is in this very act that they break the law.

The exhibition in Sparwasser Hq is intended to be followed up by a "part two" exhibition, that will take place in Copenhagen in 2004. The curator would like to get in touch with artists, who relates to the these thoughts in their artistic projects. email: sannekofod@get2net.dk

read the PRESS RELEASE here: http://www.sparwasserhq.de/Index/HTMLap03/HTMLEngA.htm

 

 

 

Sparwasser HQ has the pleasure to introduce to you a new "Peer Critique" session for 2003.

The first is on this Monday, the 28.04.03, at 8 pm

THE INVITATION
As part of the commitment of Sparwasser HQ to exchange, even widely, the forms of communication about contemporary art, we would like to invite you to a series of "Artists' Talk", starting Monday the 28th of April, in order to present artists' recent works and latest development, with particular emphasis on new, still in progress, projects.

THE AIM
The aim of the "Peer Critique" is to give the chance for both artists and audience to create a direct exchange of information, impressions, feedback, in a friendly and constructive environment, where some features of the artists research will be pointed out and linked to other experiences.

THE DIALOG
The invited artists will present and discuss with the audience their own latest developments in 1 hour time, and we will present 2 artists each time. Through the evening some hands-out from the artists will be available, and we will have a bar service, at discounted prices, to chill out and relax enjoying a beer or a glass of wine!
THE ARTISTS
in april /may: Jeroen Offerman, Jean Lee, Zeigam Azizov, Deborah Ligorio and Karen Yasinski.
http://www.sparwasserhq.de/talk/talks.htm

FIRST MONDAY
The first of the "Peer Critique" sessions will be Monday the 28th of April at 8pm: the presenting artists are Jeroen Offerman and Jean Lee. You will find a short introduction to their work below CVs on the page http://www.sparwasserhq.de/talk/talks.htm

The evening will be held in English.

See you on Monday!

Sparwasser HQ

 

artist texts:

JEAN LEE
Jean Lee, Born in Wakefield, UK, currently living in Berlin, Germany, Studied at
Goldsmiths College, UK.
Makes painterly installations with references to pop art and sculptures out of plants
dressed up in Versace colors. Recent works have been wallpapered installations with
objects derived from Pink Panther cartoons and collaged real and fake plants,
transforming banal everyday objects into glamorous art objects.

JEROEN OFFERMAN
Jeroen Offerman, born in Eindhoven, NL, 1970, studied BA Sculpure in Breda, NL and
MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, UK.
Works include installation, sculpture, performance and video.
Themes range from romantic nature through urban landscape to pop-music and popular culture.
Recently Offerman practised for three months in a row to learn to sing Led Zeppelin's
'Stairway to Heaven' entirely backwards. This was performed and video-recorded at the
steps of London's St.Paul's Cathedral. The audience at Sparwasser will get to see this video
and possibly get a demonstration of how the video-performance was done originally!! This will
then be a premiere! Rock On!

 

 

 

Sparwasser HQ has the pleasure to invite you to our next

"Artists' Talk" Wednesday the 7th of May at 8 pm.

Jan Rothuizen and Sean Reynard will be in Sparwasser HQ to show and discuss their newest projects,
which we will be able to see in the context of their earlier works.

PLEASE NOTE:
We changed our weekly talks to Wednesdays.

THE INVITATION
As part of the commitment of Sparwasser HQ to exchange, even widely, the forms of communication about contemporary art, we would like to invite you to a series of "Artists' Talk", preceding Wednesday the 7th of May, in order to present artists' recent works and latest development, with particular emphasis on new, still in progress, projects.

THE AIM
The aim is to give the chance for both artists and audience to create a direct exchange of information, impressions, feedback, in a friendly and constructive environment, where some features of the artists research will be pointed out and linked to other experiences.

THE DIALOG The invited artists will present and discuss with the audience their own latest
developments in 1 hour time, and we will present 2 artists each time. Through the evening some hands-out from the artists will be available, and we will have a bar service, at discounted prices, to chill out and relax enjoying a beer or a glass of wine!

THE ARTISTS
April 28.: Jeroen Offerman, Jean Lee, May 7.:Jan Rothuizen and Sean Reynard,
May 14.: Deborah Ligorio, Karen Yasinski, ? May : Zeigam Azizov.
http://www.sparwasserhq.de/talk/talks.htm

SECOND WEDNESDAY
This second Wednesday will be the 7th of May at 8 pm:
the presenting artists are Jan Rothuizen and Sean Reynard
You will find a short introduction to their work below
CVs on the page http://www.sparwasserhq.de/talk/talks.htm

The evening will be held in English.

See you on Wednesday!

Sparwasser HQ

 

Jan Rothuizen

The work of the Dutch artist and writer Jan Rothuizen is not easily categorized under one heading. Rothuizen employs photographic works, personal texts and on-site infiltrations to detach images from their original context, in order to present them anew in full vulnerability and implicit pliability.
The artist's self-portrait in progress composed of existing portraits that he considered to be resembling himself 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' , a crossword puzzle based on personal questions and a collection of 'missing'-signs, gathered from different places and united on one tree: what binds these works is the reflection of a longing.
The capturing of an image and its inherent ambivalence: Rothuizen operates from the knowledge of its impossibility. It turns his work into a paragon: a reflection on human signifying and its inadequacies, and with that, or maybe rather, a monument of longing as such.

At Sparwasser Jan Rothuizen will review some earlier projects and show a project he is currently working on in Berlin.

 

Sean Reynard

Sean Reynard, born in St.Helens, UK 1971, studied St.Helens Technical College (Expressive Arts) then Sheffield Hallam University UK BA Fine Art.

He will present and talk about his short videos, often improvised tales of frustration
and death. For Sparwasser he will present a selection of recent work, including
Unkle God, where God visits his niece in her bedroom and Mam, which shows what he had to deal with every single day of his adolescent life.

 

 

 

Sparwasser HQ has the pleasure to invite you to our next "Artists' Talk"
Wednesday the 28th of May at 8 pm.

Zeigam Azizov and Colonel
will be in Sparwasser HQ
to show and discuss their recent projects,
which we will be able to view in the context of their earlier works.

You will find a short introduction to their work below.
CVs on the page http://www.sparwasserhq.de/talk/talks.htm

Next talk is on June 3rd: Laura Bruce and a surprise.

The evening will be held in English.

See you on Wednesday!

Sparwasser HQ

Zeigam Azizov
London-based artist and theorist Zeigam Azizov (born 1963 in Baku) draws on practices from cinema and critical theory in his attempt to place the artist in a context where, in Foucault's words, in our modernity "documents are rendered to monuments and monuments are rendered to documents". The excessive effects produced by this kind of rendering are cut and mixed and open a space for the soft topology to negotiate missing moments from the experience of modernity. Based on his recent project "Migrasophia" (from migration and philosophy), this discussion will explore experiencing the distorted knowledge of the global connectivity, which became possible arguably by means of the migration of knowledge.

Zeigam Azizov's recent migrasophic detours "Vokal Aphasia" and "Migrasophic transformNation" are or will be shown in SKIF (St. Petersburg), inIVA (London), Bauhaus Foundation(Dessau) and the Venice Biennale.

Colonel.
"I will speak about my emergency manifeste and different practise and reflection about the medias (speed /transport/fluidity /penetration....)"

 

In Germany last year Colonel has exhibited at the Sprengel Museum Hannover and at Sparrwasser HQ in Torstrasse in the exhibition "Clockwise" and at our stand in "art forum berlin" 2002 .

In June 2003 Colonel will be exhibiting at Galerie Olaf Stüber in Berlin .

link to
Emergency room:
http://www.sparwasserhq.de/emergency.htm

colonel home page
http://www.colonel.dk/

colonel coming projects
http://conclusionism.com/new/2003.html

 

 

artist cvs: Sparwasser HQ has the pleasure to invite you to our next "Artists' Talk"
Wednesday the 21th of May at 8 pm.

Barbara Prokop and Jessika Miekeley will be in Sparwasser HQ to show and discuss their recent projects, which we will be able to view in the context of their earlier works.

You will find a short introduction to their work below. CVs on the page http://www.sparwasserhq.de/talk/talks.htm

Next talk is on May 28: Zeigam Azizov and Colonel.

 

 

Statement - Barbara Prokop

At the center of my artistic practice lies a focus on the phenomenon of pop-culture and the "cult" surrounding celebrities. How are stars understood and what effect do they have on the masses who relate to them with idolization? Cultural, social and political factors cloud the image that we have of celebrity personas but where is the line between the cliché of a star's image and the individual's projection of themselves onto the star. The work concentrates on mainstream and pop-culture to question who and what in today's society really hasthe power to enable change. It is pop-culture's ability to function as a tool to create change politically which my work sets out to explore by looking at the point were everyday life, politics and stardom meet.

 

Statement - Jessika Miekeley

birthday, 2:39min, col., silent, 2001,
pool, 2:19min, col., silent, 2002
a film, an evidence, a testimony and a secret which is not revealed. a narrative hovering in between two mediums. a sunny Sunday around apool, seduction and surface. birthday, blow ups and a forensic analysis of what could/ would happen. something about anticipation and a posthumous storytelling around issues of fear and control, public and private spaces.

 

 

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