Screening : 31-10-2014, 7 – 10 pm
Karen Packebusch born in 1981 in Dresden. 2006-2014 Studied Fine Arts and graduate studies in Dresden, Leeds and Zurich. Lives and works in Berlin, Dresden and Recife (Brazil).
It has become evident in recent years that Karen Packebusch is primarily interested in the power of entopic moments in different locations and buildings. The preoccupation with architecture and history leads to concepts for which the content’s direction is determined by the medium, hence her work alternates between installation, video, performance, object and photography.
MAP ART – CULTURAL SYMBIOSIS. Contemporary Brazilian art in Germany
September 05 – 26, 2014, Thu – Sat 3 – 6 pm
Opening: September 04 from 8:30 pm
Closing: September 26 from 8 pm with a performance by Lisa Simpson at 8:30 pm
Curator: Tereza de Arruda
Concept and coordination: Andressa Schröder
Artists: Alex Flemming, Cesar Meneghetti, Cristina Barroso, Eliane Paulino, Elizabeth Dorazio, Heloisa Corrêa Eickhoff, Isabelle Borges, José De Quadros, José Gomes, Luzia Simons, Lisa Simpson, Monica Rizzolli, Rosilene Luduvico, Tiago Romagnani Silveira
Isabelle Borges, Imbalance of nature, 210 x 190 cm, oil painting on canvas , 2014
The show continues until August 30, by appointment.
Open during the Kolonie Wedding-Wochenende on Saturday August 30, 3-6 pm.
Opening: July 19, 7 pm
Nowadays, technology occupies a central place in our culture, particularly present in the way we communicate with each other, reaching thus new dimensions of relationship and life, autonomous of the sphere of tangible. Many try to fit in and identify with these new dimensions, penchant is essentially communicative content, either through the use of pseudo-personalized social networks or electronic gadgets, celebrating, or simply accepting the new representations of life in society through electronic means.
The works that comprise this exhibition serve as testimony to this new reality, and with opposite sign, in the sense that confront the viewer by virtue of its tangibility, and have their starting point in an individual way of looking at these matters, contrary thus, the behavior of the new standard recurring preformatted communication dimensions.
Tiago Batista (Lisbon 1967).
Attended the Lisbon College of Arts where he finished the course in Plastic Arts/Painting. 2011, Master’s Degree at the Department of Visual Arts of the University of Lisbon.
Founded the group Authors in Movement with Peter Cabral-Santo, Paul Carmona and José Quaresma, which produced and curated several exhibitions in the nineties, among those: “Jetlag”, University of Lisbon, “Greenhouse Display”, Greenhouse Lisbon, “X-rated”, Gallery Zé dos Bois, Lisbon.
Several collective exhibitions since the nineties. 2004, individual exhibition “One Week Show”, Sala do Veado, National Museum of Natural History and Science Lisbon. 2007, intervention “War/Work” in the context of Art Building.
Teaches Visual Art at the University of the Algarve.
A collaborative exhibition inspired by David Bowie exploring the ruins of amnesia
FINISSAGE: FRIDAY JUNE 27, 7 – 22 pm
June, 7 – June, 28 2014
Friday & Saturday, 3 – 6 pm
Opening: June, 7 at 4 pm
Sam Melser, Study for biosphere, 2014, Oil on canvas (left) Cameron Tauschke, Foursome, 2013, Ink on paper (right)
Subterraneans is the second collaborative exhibition by artists Sam Melser and Cameron Tauschke. Inspired by Low, an experimental album by David Bowie recorded and mixed in France and Berlin and released in 1977, Melser and Tauschke reinterpret ‘Subterraneans’, the final song on the album by digging new holes and clearing new tracks. Being Subterranean is much more than being underground. For these two artists from New Zealand and Australia it is a method to rediscover historical juxtapositions. For Bowie, Subterraneans refers to the imposed silence and isolation of those living in East Berlin during the cold war.
Tauschke’s pictures sometimes originate from old DDR and soviet style architecture references. He creates pictorial spaces that are strangely familiar, nostalgic and occasionally solitary. Melser too combines different historical temporalities and creates a kind of anachronistic timeline – a mind map of organic prehistoric structures; a cave of interconnectivity. The lyrics of Subterraneans, as well as the experimental musical soundscape, resemble the ‘cut up’ technique popularised by the writer William S. Burroughs, which Bowie used and expressed admiration for. Bowie became disinterested in the traditional pop song writing structure and became involved in non-conventional writing methods.
Both artists Melser and Tauschke use collage in their art and see image making as necessarily fragmented – a never ending meta narrative. This procedure is one of decontextualisation, where images and texts are extracted from their original context and recontextualised. In a game against amnesia, both artists create memories, either prospective or retrospective and reconsider the musical moods picked at by Bowie and other, past, present and future ‘Heroes’.
Tauschke will exhibit a series of paintings and collages on paper and Melser will present a multi-media darkroom installation exhibiting two and three dimensional artworks.
March 29 – April 12 2014
Agente Costura + Project space. Display 4
We are a sewing agent + Kuiperdomingos Projects
Lisa Simpson, Hans Kuiper, Tiny Domingos
CLOSING EVENT: Saturday, April 12 at 4 pm with musical sewing performance
BRING YOUR CLOTHES!
Opening with Performance by Lisa Simpson & Co
and Neoschlager by Hans Kuiper on March 28 at 8 pm
March 29 – April 12 2014
Monday – Sunday, 3 – 7 pm
we turn your wardrobe upside down and inside out
and right side up again
we turn your skirt into a dress and your dress into a skirt
we make new clothes from old clothes
we tailor any garment to your body type
we get you the clothes you’ve always wanted but never imagined
we make it all up on the spot!
Come along just to have a look, or join in the transformation! It’s easy:
1. Go through your wardrobe and pick out the garments that have been sitting there for a long time.
2. Bring them in and explain what it is that stops you from wearing them.
3. Watch as your garment is reconstructed and adapted to your desires!
Lisa Simpson will inhabit rosalux between March 28th and april 12th in a durational performance based installation, repurposing vintage and second hand garments. The audience is encouraged to participate during the exhibition with their own clothes to upcycle, interacting with the artist and bringing new life to old garments. This interaction is based on the personal needs of each participant, who may also bring along music as the score for the alterations.
On opening night a musical sewing performance is staged, the sewing machine is turned into a percussion instrument and clothes are altered in a musical and textile composition, in collaboration with Guido Henneböhl, Hopek Quirin and Kris Limbach. The audience is also encouraged to participate by putting on the garments that will be altered. The performance is a celebration of improvised music and improvisational clothing, emphasizing the process of transformation.
” (…). It reminded me of my view of aesthetics – aesthetics not being a sociology of art but as being a form of experience. That is, an experience of disconnection. This has been conceptionalized by Kant and Schiller in terms of disconnection: there is something that escapes the normal conditions of sensory experience. That is what was at stake in emancipation: getting out of the ordinary ways of sensory experience. This thought has been important for my idea of politics, not being about the relations of power but being about the framing of the sensory world itself.”
(Jacques Rancière, Interview by Sudeep Dasgupta in “Art is going elsewhere. And politics has to catch it. An interview with Jacques Rancière” in KRISIS, the Journal for contemporary philosophy (2008), pp. 71-76)
February 22 – March 22 2014
“Reflections on Art and Literature”
Photo: Kostas Bassanos, “True places never are”, 2013; wood, steel, paper, ink (170 x 100 x 100 cm)
Curators: Artemis Potamianou, Thalia Vrachopoulos
Artists: Rebecca Agnes, Giorgos Papadatos, Isabel Baraona, Christina Mitrentse, Artemis Potamianou, Richard Humann, Nikos Papadimitriou, Meg Hitchcock, Kostas Bassanos, Renee Magnanti, Maria Ikonomopoulou, Tiny Domingos, Barbara Knight, Cris Giannakos, Imni Lee, Robert C. Morgan
Opening: 22nd February 2014, 7 pm
Exhibition hours: Thursday to Saturday, 3–6 pm and by appointment
Lo and Behold presents the exhibition entitled Reflections on Art and Literature, at rosalux – the Berlin-based art office. Artemis Potamianou (Athens based) and Thalia Vrachopoulos (New York based) are the curators of the exhibition which will open on Saturday 22nd of February 2014 at 7 pm.
The exhibition will remain open until 22nd March 2014.
The relationship between visual art and literature — close, reciprocal and multifaceted in terms of aims and objectives — is characterised by a dynamic interaction which had been going on for centuries and constitutes a popular area of art history, with different approaches depending on the researcher’s starting point.
Yet even without aspiring to follow such an approach, one can hardly fail to observe the common path, the parallel interpretation of historical reality and the interaction among so different fields of artistic creation, to the point where they go beyond being mere stimuli and sources of inspiration for each other as their boundaries are abolished in the oeuvre of certain artists.
The different roles but also the influences exchanged between literature and visual art make this a typical example of the evolution of a productive symbiotic relation. Although varying in their nature and expressive media, their creative process heeds comparable principles and fulfils similar needs, providing new paths and opportunities for discourse over and beyond the individual traits of images and language. (text: press release)
An exhibition organised by
EYES ON, EYES OFF
Seet van Hout (NL), Chika Takabayashi (JP), Anina Brisolla (D)
September 28 – October 26
on Saturdays, 3 – 6 pm and by appointment
“Untitled (EYES ON EYES OFF)”, Anina Brisolla, Photography: Övgü Özen
Installation view from the exhibition “EYES ON / EYES OFF” at rosalux, Berlin, September/ Oktober 2013
Opening: September 27, 7 – 9pm
Artist Talk: October 25, 7pm
“Dans la perception, un savoir se crée lentement.”(Jean-Paul Sartre)
to close your eyes and see many things: stains, traits, particles, motion… the wish to share images that only you can see and feel.
to open your eyes.
to close your eyes. not for the sake of it, but simply to close your eyes, breathing deeply. the mind is free and associates images and thoughts. a complex gallery of faces unfolds.
open your eyes.
leave them open. open your eyes to see not only with your eyes but with your imagination. let yourself be surprised by possible interactions between the view and the image you have dreamed.
Chika Takabayashiy was born in Japan in 1980. Lives and works in Berlin. 1999—2003 Aichi Prefecture University of fine Art and Music, Japan; 2003—2007 Academy of visual arts and design AKI ArtEZ, Enschede (NL). Active in the field of sculpture, installation.
Selected shows: “Eyes ON / Eyes OFF”, rosalux, Berlin; “Requiem”, Japanese Embassy, Berlin, 2013; “Lovely Wildness”, Roosendaal (NL), 2012; · “Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale”, Korea, 2011; EKWC artist in residence program, Den Bosch (NL), 2010; “Dürer war auch hier”, AIAS, Pan Kunstforum, Emmerich (D); Kunsteyssen artist in residence program, Alkmeer (NL), 2008; · “Art olive jong talent 07″, Amsterdam, 2007
Seet van Hout was born in the Netherlands in 1957. Lives and works in Nijmegen (NL) and Berlin. 1975—1984 Academy of Fine Arts s’Hertogenbosch and Arnhem (NL)
Solo shows (selected): Eyes ON / Eyes OFF, rosalux, Berlin, 2013; “Thinking the Garden”, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague (NL), 2013-2012; “Melancholy Girls”, Stadtmuseum Siegburg (D); Klosterschloss Bentlage, Rheine (D); · Red Greenhouse AkkuH, Hengelo (NL), 2011; Stadtmuseum Beckum (D); “Bittersweet” , Galerie Gist, Amsterdam, 2010; “Melancholy Girls”, Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore (USA), 2009;· “Jelangerjelieber”, PanForum Emmerich – with Uwe Poth – (D), 2006
Group shows (selected): Eyes ON / Eyes OFF, rosalux, Berlin; “Tijdloos Eigentijds”, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort (NL), 2013; · “50 years Galerie Nouvelles Images”, The Hague (NL), 2010; · “Small Works”, Ram Foundation, Rotterdam (NL), 2009; “Imagining the Book”, Bibliotheca Alexandria (Egypt), 2007; “Rijke Uren”, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (NL), 2005
Anina Brisolla was born in Hamburg in 1976. Lives and works in Berlin. 2000—2001 School of Visual Arts, New York; 1997—2001 Academy of visual arts and design AKI ArtEZ, Enschede (NL)
Selected shows: ”Eyes ON / Eyes OFF”, rosalux, Berlin; “pieces”, KWADRAT, Berlin; “The pleasure house is about to burn down”, Galerie Jaap Sleper, Utrecht (NL), 2013; ”reKOLLEKT”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin, 2012; “Jeder Tag ist Freitag” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2011; “Highlights from the Cologne Kunstfilmbiennale in Berlin”, KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; “Noire et pourtant lumineuse”, Matthew Bown Galerie, Berlin, 2010, “Internationaler Wettbewerb”, KunstFilmBiennale, Filmforum Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2009; ”Documental. Contemporary Video Art from Europe”, Guggenheim Gallery, Los Angeles; ”Toy-Void // Doing Identity”, Münchener Kammerspiele, Munich, 2008
2010, digitale Datei, 6’00″, Loop, Farbe, Ton
Videoinstallation mit Projektionsobjekt
Faceandbookme / Beyoncé 4,95
Video premiere, photo exhibition & info lounge
August 31 – September 21
Saturday 3 – 6 pm and by appointment
During the Berlin Art Week: September 19 / 20 / 21, 3 – 6 pm
also as well although nonetheless still tomorrow today not again always farther higher just next door the most beautiful and bang do it once more hey presto up up and away (FACEANDBOOKME)
Tiny Domingos about the project:
June 29 – August 24, 2013
art campaign FACEANDBOOKME
Saturday, 3 – 6 pm and by appointment
Kerstin Weichsel’s current exhibition, Beyoncé 4,95, shows a selection of photos which are part of her art campaign FACEANDBOOKME. What she presents are images of overwhelming marketing campaigns. Buy me, take me, for the pleasure of the fiercely contested customer, here and now, at this very moment. Resistance is futile, isn’t it?
‘You know, what they are dumping on the market here is nothing but pieces of cloth. Let’s face it! I am simply taking apart the high-gloss messages into their constituents, every centimeter of them is worth its length in gold—quite innocent—click—let’s see what’s up—click—let’s see what’s up two hundred more times. The big pleasure is a small one, it hurts the click—so what?’ (Kerstin Weichsel)
In 2001 Kerstin Weichsel was the artistic director for the multimedia exhibition ‘HOMO@HABITAT – The Evolution of British Lifestyle Design’, where she developed ten installations central to the theme featuring fashion, interior design, product design and new media. Homo@Habitat has appeared at the Hadrian’s Temple, Rome 2001, and at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Prague 2002. The exhibition displayed a man-made world that goes far beyond man’s needs and that he or she is completely unable to cope with. Kerstin Weichsel lives and works in Berlin. (English translation: Werner Richter)
May 11 – 31, 2013
(CON)TEMPORARY SPACE-TIME AT ROSALUX
Exhibition curated by Lan Hungh, Yun-Ting Hung & I-chen Tsou with works by
The exhibition intends to present the diverse relationships between body and religious, Zen, civilisation, nature, social interaction and confronting repression and additionally shows how Taiwanese performance/action artists grow a unique performance/act art contextual brook with historical torrent.
May 31, 5-10 pm
April 20 – May 04, 2013
Branchings / Verzweigungen
Branchings: Invitation to the show
After the exhibition “Branchings/Verzweigungen” at rosalux in Berlin, the three artists talk about their work (5’20):
Artist talk – Uwe Poth, Pedro Calapez and Christoph Both-Asmus in conversation with Tiny Domingos (46’22):
The exhibition “Branchings / Verzweigungen” brings together three artists who are all addressing the theme of the tree, in particular its branches and the spaces they enclose. Each artist approaches the theme in a very personal way. Uwe Poth is interested in the relationship between the tree and urban space. Pedro Calapez focuses on a reclining tree whose branches are touched by a breeze, suggesting a new cycle of life. Christoph Both-Asmus climbs to the highest and slenderest branches of a tree, venturing into the border-zone between Heaven and Earth. To invoke and observe nature is also to investigate our place and our role in it, to reconcile ourselves with our environment, with others and – why not? – with ourselves.
Die Ausstellung „Branchings / Verzweigungen“ zeigt Arbeiten dreier Künstler, die sich – jeder von ihnen auf sehr persönliche Art und Weise – mit dem Thema des Baums, seinen Verzweigungen und dem Raum, den diese begrenzen, beschäftigen. Uwe Poth interessiert der Baum im Verhältnis zum urbanen Raum. Pedro Calapez widmet sich in seiner Arbeit einem umgestürzten Baum, durch dessen Zweige ein Windhauch, der Neuanfang verspricht, weht. Christoph Both-Asmus erklimmt die höchsten und dünnsten Äste der Bäume – eine Art Grenzerfahrung zwischen Himmel und Erde.
Sich der Natur zu erinnern und sie zu betrachten, heißt auch, sich unseren Platz und unsere Rolle zu vergegenwärtigen, uns mit unserer Umgebung zu versöhnen, mit den Anderen und – warum nicht… mit uns selbst. (rosalux)
Saturday April 27, 3 – 5 pm
Film screening “Branchings”
selected by Christoph Both-Asmus
-”African Pigmy Thrills” (9:53 min), Armand Denis (1930)
-”Treewalker” (4:33 min), Christoph Both-Asmus (2010)
among others… (all films in English)
March 13 – 23, 2013
PROJECTEDSPACE – AREASHAPE
|November 30 – December 2, 2012
Art from Slovenia
|February 17 – 19, 2012
rosalux at Supermarket 2012
|January 27, 2012
(Guest: Stéphane Martineau)
|November 26 – December 18, 2011
|October 29 – November 20, 2011
NAUGHTY CHILDREN OF ALFRED JARRY
|September 30 – October 20, 2011
Project space. Display 2
|August 26 – September 20, 2011
Project space. Display 1
A Dress About Wedding & About Wedding Dresses
|MAY 28 & 29, 2011
|February 18 – 20, 2011
rosalux at Supermarket 2011
|September 24 – October 16, 2010
IF THEY FALL
|August 27 – 29, 2010
DROPPING TIME ONTO THE MATTER
|Review by Anne Fäser (German)|
|June 10 – 26, 2010
|May 20, 2010
BACK & FORWARD – a film by Ye77a
|March 26, 2010
BIRDMEN (PART 3)
|February 27 – March 13, 2010
VIDEOARBEITEN | 2005-2010
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|November 27 – December 12, 2009
HERE AND ABROAD
|October 24 – November 07, 2009
THE SHADOW OF MY BEING
|June 13 – 28, 2009
STORIES OF CELEBRATION AND DISSENT
|April 03 – 30, 2009
|November 21 – 25, 2008
|July 8, 2008
A TINY WEE BACK & FORWARD
|December 18 – 21, 2007
SANTA CLAUS VS EASTER BUNNY
|December 01 – 15, 2007
|November 02 – 24, 2007
A LAND WITHOUT PEOPLE
FOR A PEOPLE WITHOUT LAND
|October 19 – 27, 2007
NE TRAVAILLER JAMAIS
|September 03 – October 06, 2007
LATEST ACQUISITION - RAMIRO GUERREIRO
|July 06 &07-21, 2007
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|April 25 – May 12, 2007
|April 19 & 20, 2007||info|
|March 23 – April 4, 2007
|March 15 – 17, 2007
Vitor Lago Silva
|September 12 & 13, 2006