Mi casa es su casa. Moderno, El Arte De Vivir
Caught in the influence from Josef Albers to Cecilia Vicuña
October 29 – November 20 2016
Opening: October 28, 7 pm
Cecilia Vicuña for “Mi casa es su casa”. Moderno, El Arte De Vivir. Caught in the influence from Josef Albers to Cecilia Vicuña, Video still. 2016
Cooperation project with Kandor13 (New York) and the Berlin project spaces „rosalux“ and „OKK“
Artists: Alejandro Almanza Pereda – Mexico / Javier Arce – Spain / Balam Bartolome – Mexico / Francia y Jacobo Castellano – Spain / Catherine Czacki – USA / Brock Enright – USA / Andrea Galvani – Italy, Mexico, USA / Daria Irincheeva – Russia, USA / Pablo Jansana – Chile, USA / Esperanza Mayobre – Venezuela, USA/ Lars Laumann – Norway / Santiago Reyes Villaveces – Colombia, UK / Carolina Saquel – Chile, France / Angelica Teuta – Colombia / Cecilia Vicuña – Chile, USA
The proverb “Mi casa es su casa” translates to “My home is you home”, and defines the house as a space to be shared between one another, as a reflection of hospitality and charisma. Therefore, it appears as a problematic phrase when it is read under the light of cultural exchange; to make available what is owned and to appropriate what is of others. The centerline of this example is to inquire about the hospitality between spaces and agents from different backgrounds as a form of production centered on appropriation and exchange. A matter of authorship; international property rights and copyright law that materialize in social objects, and dynamics that exist in a network of cross-cultural influences.
In order to illustrate this idea Kandor13 traced a time spectrum between two works: a chair that looks like a design of the Mexican architect Luis Barragan, but is signed by the artist Josef Albers (a reference of modernism), which was produced by Clara Porset (a Cuban designer) and is now in the Josef Albers Foundation in Conneticut, U.S.A. This chair reveals a long chain of dialogue and influence of different cultures regarding hospitality. The second work is “Leonora Carrington y el viento de los muertos” by the Chilean artista Cecilia Vicuña. In this video, which was produced specifically for this exhibition, Cecilia appears in her garden describing how she met the Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, who would become an inescapable reference for her paintings. Between the gap of these two works, Kandor13’s artists produced special work on this topic or created a new dialogue with pieces previously produced.
The Act of Painting (Being the Universe)
Charlotte Warsen, Ludwig, Öl und Acryllack auf Nessel, 2013
Guest curator: Raymond Cuijpers
Opening: November 25, 7 pm
TAOP (The Act of Painting) is an artists collective launched in 2011 by Raymond Cuijpers and Jeroen Hofhuizen. The objective of this international artists collective is to reposition abstract painting in a time when great advances are being made in the area of quantum mechanics and rapid technological developments are having an extreme influence on our collective consciousness. TAOP achieves this by organizing exhibits, discussions, performances and other events throughout the world. Projects in Enschede, Eindhoven, Nagoya, Tokyo and Berlin have already been realized and new projects in Stockholm and Amsterdam are in the preparational phase. Local artists, writers, thinkers, curators and critics are continually sought out for collaboration in the cities where TAOP travels. The line up of the group changes accordingly and each time a new exhibit is created. While staying true to the principles of TAOP: the production process being a visible and integral part of the context of the work as well as the perception of space and the moment.
Artists: Charlotte Warsen (D), Marie van Vollenhoven (NL), André Kruysen (NL), Jeroen Hofhuizen (NL), Raymond Cuijpers (NL)