Foreign Affairs 2 at Platforms Project, Athens

 


Five International artist-led initiatives have collaborated to present each other’s practices.
A cross-cultural collaboration that explores the relationship between the artist as curator, as artist.

A unique project curating across borders, highlighting the presence of the artist-led approach in contemporary art. This comes at a time where attitudes of separation are particularly prevalent in world politics. However, considering the speed at which information is exchanged today, the possibilities for engagement and communication across cultural borders are endless.Driven by their belief and passion for art as a communicative tool capable of transcending borders, the curators of Foreign Affairs 2 convey their energies to a grass root independent diplomacy moved by interest for alterity, with the intend to create inspiration through the cultural exchange.

 
BEASTON Projects (London, UK) presents Tiny Domingos
JuJe Collective (Hillsburgh, ON, Canada) presents David Hancock
PAPER (Manchester, UK) presents Linda Weiss
rosalux (Berlin, Germany) presents JuJe Collective
SCOTTY (Berlin, Germany) presents Bella Easton
 

JuJe Collective, Improvised Transmission, 2017

 
rosalux proudly presents: JuJe Collective (CA)
within FOREIGN AFFAIRS 2 
at Platforms Project
20 – 25 May 2017 
Cultural Centre,
Charilaou Trikoupi 121,  
Athens 11473, Greece
 
From Sea to Sea to Sea; Terrestrial Nautica is a found object amalgamative sculpture, created for the purpose of performance. Terrestrial Nautica is based in ideologies of climate change survival and independent spirited resourcefulness by Julie René de Cotret and Jefferson Campbell-Cooper. 
This sculpture is created from a snowmobile and a boat, joined together in such a way to traverse land or water, no matter the weather conditions. Terrestrial Nautica critically examines the contradictions of life and identity in Canada. As settler artists, they investigate the country’s appetite for resource extraction to the detriment of the environment and life, on a national and global scale. 
rosalux and JuJe Collective are honored to host the artwork of Sam Cotter for this exhibition.
 

 

Schlamm (Mud)

Mixed media installation by Ulu Braun

 

Wetlands (Sketch), Ulu Braun 2016
 

29 04 – 20 05 2017
Sat, 2 – 6 pm and by appointment

 
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth […] he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam”. […] So he went and washed and came back seeing. (John, 9)

Relief projections, videocollages and sculptures – specially created for the exhibition – will be presented in an ambitious mixed media installation for the very first time. The show is the official start of a new production cycle by Ulu Braun.
From April 28th, a large sludge slide will flood the rosalux art space in the Wriezener Strasse (Wedding district, Berlin) and mutate the White Cube into a psychogrammatic cave where the insatiable need to know and understand everything and the blind law of „business as usual“ will be temporarily neutralized.

Ulu Braun (born in 1976) is a German visual artist and filmmaker. His video collages and films are situated along the boundary between contemporary art and film d’auteur. Last shows: Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; 12×12, Ulu Braun, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin 2015; Vidéo-collages, Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris 2016. Awards: Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis in Gold 2013; Berlin Art Prize 2014

 
View documentation of the exhibition in pdf

 

 

 

10 years project space rosalux

Performorange, video performance, Vitor Lago Silva, 2004

10 years ago – on 15 March 2007 – rosalux showed videos of the Portuguese artist Vitor Lago Silva (1971-2013).

This was the beginning of our program as a project space, initially in a studio located in a basement, then in a beautiful venue at the corner of the Elisabethkirchstraße in Berlin-Mitte and later, from 2009, in Berlin-Wedding.
Before, rosalux had already been present as a web platform presenting original web art projects by international artists since 1999 – at a time when few still actively used the World Wide Web.

10 years project space rosalux with works by over 250 international artists, 20 of them presented their first solo exhibition in Berlin or Germany.

We are proud of our achievement and would like to thank all the artists, curators and project developers, who have expanded our horizons through their original and diverse formats, approaches and inputs and have encouraged our public and ourselves to think and debate.

We would also like to thank the loyal audience, colleagues and press representatives in Germany and abroad, who have accompanied us in all these years, as well as the many volunteer helpers, interns and consultants.

We look forward to more exciting exhibitions.