Harte Zeiten / Cięžkie Czasy

Harte Zeiten I

Port 25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst in Mannheim
31.07. — 12.09.2021

Harte Zeiten II

Galeria Miejska BWA in Bydgoszcz
25.09. — 07.11.2021

Das deutsch-polnische Ausstellungsprojekt ist eine Kooperation des Künstlerbundes Baden-Württemberg, dem Port 25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst in Mannheim und der Galeria Miejska BWA in Bydgoszcz.

Die teilnehmenden Künstler*innen

Elisabeth Bereznicki (Installation), Julia Braciczewska (Malerei, Materialcollagen), Isa Dahl (Installation), Claudia de la Torre (Workshop zu Künstlerbüchern), Tomasz Dobiszewski (Mixed Media), Kuba Elwertowski (Papierarbeiten), Uwe Ernst (Zeichnung), Marta Filipiak & Lukasz Owczarzak (Installation, Fotografie), Martina Geiger-Gerlach (Objekt), Piotr Grodzki (Skulptur), Sophie Innmann (Installation, Performance), Ulrika Jäger (Objekt, Installation), Jan Jansen (Malerei), Tanja Niederfeld (Malerei, Installation), Krzysztof Nowicki (Fotografie), Grzegorz Pleszynski (Objekt,Video), Stefanie Reling-Burns (App), Marta Szymielewicz (Malerei), Dorota Scisla (Installation), Katinka Theis (Fotografie, Zeichnung), Weronika Trojanska (Performance), Sebastian Trzoska (Zeichnung).

https://www.port25-mannheim.de/

 

A FLUID DEFENCE

A FLUID DEFENCE – Künstlerhaus Sootbörn Hamburg

Bethan Hughes · Susanne Kunkel · Katinka Theis

Eröffnung: Sonntag 23.10.2021
Ausstellung: 24.10. – 07.11.2021

https://kuenstlerhaus-sootboern.de/a-fluid-defence/

 

DAY 34 OF LOCKDOWN – A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China

60 DAYS OF LOCKDOWN – A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, China

The „Circle of Influence“ performance which was created by the You open a box collective has been invited to the A4 Museum’s showcase program.

A project by: Gin Bahc, Claudia Barcheri, Hannah Cooke, Immo Eyser, Pablo Garretón, HyunJin Kim, Philipp Lange, Dominik Rinnhofer, Jakub Šimčik, Katinka Theis, Lukas Zerbst

The artists of “You Open a Box” created a spatial drawing of seven circles, the sizes of which were based on the social distancing recommendations of the health authorities during the national quarantine in Paris. The performance circumvents the ban on assembly, and at the same time makes the forced social distancing visible. The shared experience of being thrown back into one’s own sphere and the need for space, movement, friction, confrontation, and self-empowerment are the motivations for the performance.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDFpogvlhch/

 

 

CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE

KONTINUUM – Kleine Humboldt Galerie Berlin

The documentary of the performance „Circle of Influence“, which was created by the art collective „You open a box“, is shown in the online program of Kontinuum.

It is a ritual and a performance about community in the time of social distancing live-streamed from the courtyard of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

 You can still see it!

https://www.somethingbetween.org/you-open-a-box

For more information about „You open a box…“ art collective https://youopenabox.tumblr.com/

 

 

I Might Be Staring at Infinity

#YARATONLINE: VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

22 May – 22 Aug 20

YARAT Contemporary Art Space is pleased to announce the group exhibition “I might be staring at infinity (or the backs of my own eyelids)” atVirtual ARTIM Project Space with works by Leyli Ahmadova, Murad Akbarli, Aghababa Baghirov, Natig Asgar, Kateryna Bortsova, You Open a Box (Art Collective with: Claudia Barcheri, Hannah Cooke, Immo Eyser, Pablo Garretón, HyunJin Kim, Philipp Lange, Dominik Rinnhofer, Jakub Šimčik, Katinka Theis and Lukas Zerbst), Joshua Dyson, Lukasz Horbow, Laura Ige, Nathan M. Collis, Martina Morger, Rehan Miskci, Forough Noei, Florian Nitsch, Jay Rechsteiner, Quafar Rzayev, Nadya Sayapina, Julia Smirnova, Aline Schwibbe, Pudji Utomo, Nina Traub & Lukas Zerbst.

Preview date: May 22, 7 pm
8 pm – Virtual After-Show Party with a DJ set by AYAZ

Location: Virtual ARTIM Project Space

Please subscribe for the Preview date (as access is limited), sending an email to registration@yarat.az until 21st of May, with headline „Preview Invitation to Virtual ARTIM Show“ to receive further information on login process.

Join us in the virtual ARTIM Project Space located on a spaceship that crosses the universe; it left earth as life on the planet became impossible. You are invited to see the historical group show „I Might Be Staring at Infinity (or the backs of my own eyelids)“, which reflects on the coronavirus pandemic of 2019/2020 and features different reactions of Earth’s inhabitants to the extraordinary situation, recalling one of the disasters that forced humanity to seek alternatives for living. Before entering the show, you will be able to create avatars as hybrids at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machines and humans.

The title, as well as the conceptual layer of the show, loosely draws on the science fiction novel „Quarantine“ (1992) by Greg Egan, set in the near future 2034-2080 when the solar system has been isolated in a bubble for unidentified reasons, causing widespread societal panic, ‚claustrophobia‘ and terrorist action. To overcome the psychoses, advanced bio- and nanotechnology is used in which completely new possibilities such as neural mods are installed in the brain, producing a variety of effects such as particular skillsets, different emotions, and altered states of awareness but also illegal control systems. The novel aligns with theories of quantum mechanics about parallel events, the significant role of the expectations of the observer, as well as human brain wave power being able to collapse the whole system. The exhibition space reflects this metaphysical point of view; visitors are able to wander around the different emotional states, exploring varieties of possibilities that are happening in parallel among others, experience the desire to break free from controlling systems, and a final blurred state.

The featured works by emerging artists show different possible and impossible conditions and positions among the backdrop of quarantine due to the global Covid-19 crisis.

Exhibition dates: May 22 – August 22
More information: https://www.yarat.az/; (+994)50 246 9292

Circle of Influence

 

Circle of Influence…“ is a ritual and a performance about community in the time of social distancing live-streamed from the courtyard of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Sunday 5th of April, 16:00 – 18:00
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A collective art project by:

Gin Bahc, Claudia Barcheri, Hannah Cooke, Immo Eyser, Pablo Garretón, HyunJin Kim, Philipp Lange, Dominik Rinnhofer, Jakub Šimčik, Katinka Theis and Lukas Zerbst

For more information please visit our blog  https://youopenabox.tumblr.com/ or or contact us.

You open a box…“ is a collective art project which brings together German speaking artists from the residency program at Cité Internationale des Arts. The group had been meeting regularly for self-organised dinners and exchange rounds during a period when the grêve and Corona were radically changing the public spaces of Paris. They had been planning to open a portable exhibition in a bouquiniste box in front of Pont Marie on the 21st of March. A nationwide lockdown and the outbreak of a pandemic stopped the project from its realisation. On the day before all public space was closed down, the bouquiniste box was performatively installed briefly at its designated space.

This Sunday 5th of April the group will create a performance around the bouquiniste box and the documentation of their intervention to inaugurate a series of upcoming performance and exhibition projects in the courtyard of the Cité Internationale des Arts. The project will also be live-streamed on Instagram and Facebook.

The Bouquinistes

It has been said, that the Seine is the only river to flow between two book shelves. Much of the literature sold here since the 17th century was political agitation or uncensored boulevard newspapers, which would periodically be repressed by the state up until the city of Paris started issuing official concessions in 1859, thus gaining control over the content being sold. „You open a box…“ appropriates this history for a reflection on the role of community and the creation of personal and fragile borders during the Corona virus lockdown.

You open a box…

THE INTERVENTION IN PUBLIC SPACE CAN UNFORTUNATELY NOT TAKE PLACE BECAUSE OF THE CORONA VIRUS SHUT DOWN

„You open a box…“ is an intervention in public space at Pont Marie in the shape of a Bouquiniste box used as a portable exhibition space.

Time:
Saturday 21st of March 2020, 16:00 – 19:00

Location:
Between the Bouquiniste stalls Nr. 13 and 14 at Pont Marie in front of Cité Internationale des Arts 18 Rue de l’hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris

A collective art project by:
Gin Bahc, Claudia Barcheri, Christin Berg, Hannah Cooke, Immo Eyser, Pablo Garretón, Hyunjin Kim, Vera Kox, Philipp Lange, Dominik Rinnhofer, Jakub Šimčik, Katinka Theis, Lukas Zerbst

„You open a box…“ brings together German speaking artists from the artist in residence program at Cité Internationale des Arts. The group had been meeting regularly for self-organised dinners and exchange rounds during a period when the grêve and Corona was radically changing the public spaces of Paris. The reinterpretation of the Bouqiniste boxes lining the banks of the Seine as a portable exhibition space, refects on a public sphere wavering between the fear of an invisible
threat and the euphoria of culture in Paris.

The bouqinistes
It has been said, that the Seine is the only river to fow between two book shelves. Much of the literature sold here since the 17th century was political agitation or uncensored boulevard newspapers, which would periodically be repressed by the state up until the city of Paris started issuing offcial concessions in 1859, thus gaining control over the content being sold. „You open a box…“ continues the tradition of the illegal trade in words and images that have taken place here during centuries past.

https://youopenabox.tumblr.com/

2020 / Grant from Atelier Mondial, International Arts Exchange Programme – Cité des Arts Internationale Paris

https://www.ateliermondial.com/

https://www.citedesartsparis.net/