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BERLIN ART WEEK 11-16 SEPT 2012


G11 Funkhaus Berlin:

Matthias Moseke
Mathias Pelda

Opening: 7th of September 2012 at 7pm – 10pm
Eröffnung: 07.September 2012 von 19 – 22 Uhr
Finissage: 29th Sept. 2012 at 7 pm – 29.Sept. 2012 um 19 Uhr


It is difficult to describe in words how different it is, not only that two artists do the same work but actually work together. Naturally there is the work, the finished work, 'the blooming', that always shows the potential of this rare plant, appearing in all its new colour and form. But the way there is difficult to comprehend. Matthias Moseke and Mathias Pelda have worked together for seven years sharing the same studio.



Since the middle of 2011 they actually work together on the same canvases. The unusual artist duo arrive at a complete new way of perceiving their artistic abstract compositions during their work in progress as well as with the end result. What seems to be a viewless aspiration in creating something really new, succeeds in the common rediscovery of simple colour themes and the subtle representation of the informal. This leads to the philosophical realization that perhaps not everything has been done before. This kind of creative optimism shifts borders, generates energy and brings ultimately enjoyment.




Foto: Christopher Thomas Schmid




Deutsch

Es ist kaum in Worte zu fassen, was es ausmacht, wenn zwei Künstler nicht etwa das Gleiche tun, sondern am Selben arbeiten. Da ist natürlich das Werk, gewissermaßen die Blüte, die in immer wieder neuen Farben und Formen das Potential dieser seltenen Pflanze sichtbar werden lässt. Der Weg dorthin allerdings ist zunächst nur schwer nachvollziehbar.







atthias Moseke und Mathias Pelda haben sieben Jahre lang als Atelier- und Projektpartner aufeinander zugearbeitet, seit Mitte 2011 entwickeln Sie nun ein gemeinsames Ganzes. Das ungewöhnliche Künstlerduo kommt dabei sowohl im Prozess als auch im Ergebnis zu einer gänzlich neuen Sichtweise Ihrer künstlerisch abstrakten Grundhaltung. Das scheinbar aussichtslose Bestreben etwas wirklich Neues zu schaffen, gelingt dabei beispielsweise in der gemeinsamen Wiederentdeckung simpler Farbthemen oder einer subtilen Vergegenständlichung des Informellen. Dies führt unweigerlich zu der philosophischen Erkenntnis, dass alles eben nicht schon einmal da gewesen ist. Diese Art des kreativen Optimismus verschiebt Grenzen, generiert Energie und macht, nicht zuletzt, großen Spaß.










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G11 Funkhaus Berlin

Nalepastrasse 18-50. Block A. 3rd Floor, 12459 Berlin

Open: Thr - Sun from 1pm to 5pm Tram: 21 Schöneweide exit at Köpenicker Chaussee-Blockdammweg
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Pressekontakt: berlin@g11-art.de

Brendan Davis (Chicago / Berlin)
On the Edge - A Hidden Treasures Exhibition 10 August - 2 September 2012

Elizabeth Dorbad (San Francisco)
Itinerant Architectures
10 August - 2 September 2012


G11 Galerie Berlin is proud to present the latest addition of Hidden Treasures; an ongoing series by the American multidisciplinary artist Brendan Davis. The series is comprised of in-situ installations that have been set in often overlooked places of special interest throughout the United States and Europe. Each installation comments upon the environmental boundaries that define human personal identity, free will and social structures.

 

Previous works include public sculptures that rethink the landscape by mirroring their environments and appear to become part of their surroundings. Reflective menhirs were installed in various locations including: on the shores of Lake Erie, outside of the Inland Seas Maritime Museum; deep within a reemerging forest at Bacon Woods Park; and within a 30 million year old river ravine at Mill Hollow Park.

 

In Davis' G11 Galerie debut, entitled On the Edge, the artist has transformed the gallery into an environment of total physical immersion. Sustainability, and ability to adapt to one's environment is currently at the forefront of a world that has long known an eco-crisis. Surrounding the viewer is the installation Pushing the Limit in which the artist has literally and conceptually shaped organic materials, such as living grass and black earth, into an environment of freestanding sculptural forms. Reaching from the floor to the ceiling is the massive painted sculpture composed entirely of black earth from grave sites entitled From once we came so shall we return and mounted on the wall is the delicate living ecosystem On the Edge.

 

With these new additions to the Hidden Treasures Series Davis continues to explore the relationship between humans and their environmental boundaries that define the fundamental concepts of individualism, control, choice and freedom within modern society.


Elizabeth Dorbad is a sculptor and installation artist based out of San Francisco, California that exhibits and serves as an artist-in-residence internationally. In August she will be exhibiting at the G11 Galerie Berlin and also performing at dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel. Her current works establish territories of overlap in the fields of sculpture, architecture, photography and theater. For her G11 exhibition she will present excerpts from an ongoing series of architectural responses.

 

The G11 exhibition will address notions of transience and architectural time drawn from experiences at two contrasting locations. The first is a site in rural California where the wilderness is reclaiming temporary trailer architecture. Left by Synanon, a drug rehabilitation facility and intentional community that turned into a cult and disbanded, the place now has seven mobile houses where there were a hundred. The second is a Rathaus in the former East Berlin that is in the midst of architectural renovation and repurposing.

 

The work redefines architecture not as structure but as transient sculptural systems. Structures are always itinerant. Whether lightweight aluminum positioned atop mobile trailers or brick and mortar constructions, the spaces are always in a state of flux. The rate of change that defines architectural time can be marked by the story that a place holds or by weather or any number of factors social, economic, or cataclysmic. The rate of decay, demolition and construction can be slow or extreme. Political regimes change, tornadoes happen, structures break down. Structures that are thought of as solid are always on the move. Dorbad elevates this breakdown by cutting a cathedral window into a decrepit mobile home, constructing a 6 meter wheel made from trailer insulation, drawing the plans for an enormous rose window on the gallery wall and applying a mock “stained glass” to a building that is falling apart. The exhibition will include installation works constructed from architectural debris, photographs and documentation of architectural interventions performed at both locations, and an attitude that embraces and celebrates change.


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G11 Funkhaus Berlin:

Andreas Maria Kahn
Jorge Robredo (Kanaia)
Alicia Lillo
Susanne Möhring
Paola Alborghetti

Opening: 12th of July at 7pm
Group Exhibition: 12th of July - 5th of August 2012



Paola Alborghetti “Dangerous apples”


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G11 Funkhaus Berlin:

14th of June - 8th of July.

Andreas Maria Kahn
Christina Fischer
Kwang-Sik im
Dikla Stern
Radoslava Markova
Eiliyas
Sandra Setzkorn.


        Sandra Setzkorn    “Hunter”


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Opening: 17th May 2012 at 7pm.
Vernissage: 19 April 19 Uhr.


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Gruppenausstellung: 17 May- 10 June.
Opening Group Exhibition: 17th May- 10th June.

 

 


Artists:

France Parsus
Barbara Czarnojahn
Anna Haenko
Anke Haisch
BerHWolf
Ryn Shaparenko
Krzysztof Marciniak ( Cover Collage 'Philosophie')

Opening: 19th April 2012 at 7pm.
Vernissage: 19 April 19 Uhr.


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Gruppenausstellung: 19 April - 13 Mai.
Opening Group Exhibition: 19th April - 13th May.

 

 


Artists:


Birde Vanheerswynghels
Enda O´ Donoghau
Ariel Gout
Angelika Sigges
Jorge Robredo - Kanaia
Ann Mc Cormick
John Power

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