The 20th edition with be host to over forty performances, shows, installations and concerts throughout the weekend. Elise Lammer will be curating this year’s contemporary art section, titled Meaning Can only Grow out of Intimacy (limbs, water, nostalgia) and features work by Lars TCF Holdhus & Martin Kohout, Hannah Weinberger, Brigham Baker and Kris Lemsalu among others. The works are not connected by a theme, but each artist was invited to “produce a new project and invest one room freely.”share news item
Nomadic curatorial project, Emalin is presenting the If in Ones Own Time group exhibition in Naples, opening July 10 and running to July 17.
Taking the form of an show that incorporates an event programme based around San Giuseppe delle Scalze, a church in the centre of Naples, some of the invited artists will give talks, tours, guides, and screen videos that relate to the overarching notion outlined in the press release that “the new begins in observations of the old”.
Included are works: ‘A walk with Antirrhinum majus’, a performance by Augustas Serapinas on the discovery of the wildflowers of San Giuseppe delle Scalze; a tour through the architecture of the Sanità district guided by Fabrizio Ballabio of artist collective, åyr; a library by BeckBooks and other contributions from several more artists including Rob Chavasse, Isabel Lewis, Hannah Weinberger and Maria Loboda.
Emalin have previously curated large group show Folly, that occupied an old stone building in Scotland known as the Dunmore Pineapple after the fruit it mimics, and the intimate installation, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise in 2014 in a London hotel by London-based artist Athena Papadopoulos.
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Gallery Weekend Berlin is coming around again, opening on the evening of April 29 and running to May 1.
Below is a selection of some of the events, shows and/or their openings that are extricably a part of the weekend, as well as many more exhibitions and performances that are on outside the official programme and that we recommend you go and see while in the city, regardless.
Richard Phillips @ Matthew Gallery, Apr 29 – Jun 11
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Hamburg’s Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (Kv.H.Bf.) is bringing in artist Hannah Weinberger for a new solo exhibition titled AS if I become upside down, right side up and running from April 17 to July 26.
Weinberger primarily works with sound, sculpture, performance, and video, using participatory and collaborative methods that extend beyond traditional exhibition formats. In employing network-based open-source programs as a technical prerequisite for her sound compositions, she draws attention to the “collaborative creative power in times of changed production and distribution channels”.
AS if I become upside down, right side up, Weinberger’s first solo exhibition in Germany, brings an installation of six major Swiss boulders, created hollow and serving as amplifying speakers for her digital media, including field recordings of social background noise and ambient sounds. The mix of hollow natural stones and volatile, synthetic sounds creates a fascinating exploration of the old nature vs. culture debate through the medium of sound.
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