Veit Laurent Kurz

Dead Among the Dead! @ Ellis King, Mar 16 – Apr 23

14 March 2016

Dublin’s Ellis King is hosting group show Dead Among the Dead!, opening March 16 and running April 23.

Dead and alive, the artists participating in the show are: Nora Berman, Tina Braegger, Matt Copson (whose work ‘A Woodland Trust’ kicked off The Magazine Series at the Serpentine Sackler last month), Albrecht Dürer, Inka Essenhigh, Mike Kelley, Veit Laurent Kurz whose work recently showed at Chewdays, which aqnb reviewed earlier this year, and The Duck, Lazaros, Peter Wächtler and Pedro Wirz.

Ellis King have put on a string of large group shows that address the nature of exhibition organising in itself, like putting a plan of a Cathedral over the plan of the space and making new imaginary rooms, or hosting 32 works in show, Cookie Gate that all think about their own consumption.

Dead Among the Dead! comes with very little information and should be an interesting one, given its combination of artists and the opaque, lurking nature of what is holding their works all together.

See the Ellis King exhibition page for (limited details)**

Mike Kelley, 'City 15' (2011). Courtesy Hauser and Wirth.
Mike Kelley, ‘City 15’ (2011). Courtesy Hauser and Wirth.



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SOAPY IV @ Grand Century, May 15 – 17

14 May 2015

Grand Century is hosting the group exhibition Soapy IV, running at their NYC space from May 15 to 17.

The group exhibition features the works of five artists including Max Brand, Genoveva Filipovic, and Veit Laurent Kurz. In lieu of a press release, the art space has simply released a text describing a character named ‘Soapy’, neither male nor female, or rather both. The text begins with a diary-like monologue:

“I felt pleasantly empty and untouched by everything around me. I put my legs up and leaned back, the best way to feel the true well-being of seclusion. The dark cloud in my mind arose again, a true feeling of discomfort. (Tears) The beast appears.”

The text continues with an outside description of Soapy, who shifts throughout the text from a masculine he pronoun to feminine she one: “After his death, the physician who practiced his autopsy stated that her body did not contain a single drop of blood; his heart was the size of a peppercorn; his lungs corroded; his intestines rotten and gangrenous; she had a single testicle, black as coal, and her head was full of water.”

See the Grand Century website for details. **

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