Recently, we were invited to compile a series of film screenings for PCFS | The Post Colonial Flagship Store. Joachim Seinfeld and André Werner curated three screenings, Greeting cards from reality.  Short and experimental filmlets from all parts of the world shed light on the ongoing impact of the colonial background on contemporary life. 

Reason enough to take a closer look the Post Colonial Flagship Store that opened its doors for two months at the Freiraum quartier 21 international at the Museums Quartier Vienna.

The PCFS exhibition project camouflages itself as a branded Popup shop, cleverly playing with the iconography of noble flagship stores as found in the centre of metropolises. The artworks are presented as consumer goods, dealing with a new, clandestine form of colonialism.

The curators Sven Kalden and Georg Klein made the PCFS a post-colonial rollercoaster ride of clever loops and surprising twists.

The whole Post Colonial Flagship Store is a sublimal, hidden persuasion to rethink the mechanisms behind our culture of consumption. The PCFS Vienna closed its doors at the end of November; new Pop-up stores in Berlin and Paris are in the pipeline.

Next time you are on a shopping spree, look out for a PCFS | The Post Colonial Flagship Store near you.

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The full program of Greeting Cards from Reality at Directors Lounge.

pictured: Bernhard Draz
Echte österreichische Führerkugeln | Genuine Austrian Führer Balls (2014)

Meet us at the Berliner Liste, the fair for contemporary art, during the Berlin Art Week, September 18 to 21, 2014. We´ll screen a selection of silent single-channel installations from DL X, the 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge.
Artists include Maria Björklund, Erdal Inci, Hara Katsiki, Hye Young Kim, Alan Smithee, Julia Murakami, Shinkan Tamaki and Andre Werner. Photography by Julia Murakami is on display at the booth of our good friend Calla Mar.

playlist:

Alan Smithee | Julia Murakami Lost Masterpieces #1 (red) 2010
Alan Smithee are you afraid of…, 2012
Erdal Inci TR Pictogram 1,4s  2013
Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II blindness 21:00 2013
Erdal Inci TR Camondo Stairs 0,4s 2013
Hara Katsiki  Starseed 2012
Erdal Inci TR Flood of Light 1,4s 2013
Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala  community 2014
Erdal Inci TR Hieropolis Amphitheatre 1,4s  2013
Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala  necessity 2014
Erdal Inci TR Taksim Spiral 0,8s  2013
Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala  territory 2014
Shinkan Tamaki JP Passages  2013
Maria Björklund FI TKihi-Kuhi2011

Directors Lounge booth G1.34 first floor
Calla Mar booth A 0.43 ground floor

The BERLINER LISTE will be held September 18 to 21, 2014.

Opening: Wednesday, September 17 from 6 pm, Postbahnhof and Fritz Club
Fair location: Postbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin
Entry: Day ticket 13 €, Concessions 9 €, both including brochure

pictured: Alan Smithee | Julia Murakami Lost Masterpieces #1 (red) 2010

A new necessity – Community & Territory

The Yeosu International Art Festival is a biennial event that will be held from September 4th to September 21st 2014 at various locations of the town Yeosu in Southkorea.

Art director Sun-jung Kim invited 30 artists from 15 different countries, among them Andre Werner who presents the 3-channel work Yeosu Mandalas and Erdal Inci, featured artist at DL X, for the 5th edition of the Yeosu art biennial.

Three silent video loops. necessity | community | territory.
Based on a closed-circuit installation of a camera interacting with a black and white tv-set. A small piece of overhead sheet with the word necessity, community or territory printed triggers the coressponding mandala.

 

Marking 2014, as the 5th successful consecutive year to hold Yeosu International Art Festival, Yeosu city hopes the hosting of this festival will show the ability to dissolve rapidly developing urbanism of Yeosu and changes of our world communities at large by empathizing with the more intimate and mature Art themes. Diverse Artists will introduce to the public their new creations and masterpiece, and the crowd will respond with various proposed methodologies to the various artists work and their creations.

What goes around, comes around, and what goes around more than the André Werner (not to mention his brainchildren: films as vivd headbirths and the perfect forum to view other such ventures, the cult-fixation Directors Lounge)? And so his day has come around again, and we join in wishing the tireless idea-factory and all-around cool guy his greatest birthday yet, and know you join in doing the same! Hats off to The Man In The Hat!

The gang at Directors Lounge

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Directors Lounge @ Network – C.A.R., Zaha, Seoul

We will participate at the “Network – C.A.R. exhibition” at the Zaha Museum, Seoul.

The Network – C.A.R. exchange project was initiated by the art fair Contemporary Art Ruhr and takes place from September 14 till October 14, 2012, parallel to the Korean International Art Fair (KIAF).

participating artists: Andreas Mueller-Pohle, Julia Murakami, Susanna Schoenberg, Alan Smithee, Andre Werner

Network – C.A.R., the innovative art fair

Opening: September 14, 2012

Exhibition: September 14 – October 14, 2012,Tuesday till Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Location: Zaha Museum, 362-21 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Southkorea

www.zahamuseum.com

www.contemporaryartruhr.de

http://www.facebook.com/contemporaryartruhr

L’Altra Faccia Della Luna: Directors Lounge a L’Isola Del Cinema

part  I, July 22nd, 2012, 7 pm – 9 pm, Cinelab Groupama, Isola Tiberina, Roma

Join us for a special selection of fine films, curated and presented by Julia Murakami and André Werner. Screened in the very heart of Rome as part of Iolanda La Carrubba’s project L’Altra Faccia Della Luna.
The icing on the cake will be the attendance Nadya Cazan, female lead in “The Eyes Of Mankind” and long time member of Team DL.

Part II next Sunday, 29th July, same place, same time.

full program here

photo: © the art resort

DIRECTORS LOUNGE@ L’ISOLA DEL CINEMA | Cinelab Groupama

as part of Iolanda La Carrubba’s project L’Altra Faccia Della Luna

July 22nd and 29th, 2012 at 7 pm – 9 pm

Isola Tiberina, Roma (map)

7.10 pm
Sigla a cura del cantautore AMEDEO MORRONE

7.15 pm
Video di presentazione della rassegna “L’Altra Faccia Della Luna” di IOLANDA LA CARRUBBA

7.25 pm
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS LOUNGE
curated by Julia Murakami and André Werner

PROGRAM I (July 22nd)

Gerard Cairaschi  FR Magia 6 min 35s
John Woods 
CA Victor #5 3 min 38s 2011
Kote Camacho  ES  La Gran Carrera 6 min 55s  2011
John Christopher Gibson
  US Gillespie  8 min 08s  2010
Javier Chillon
ES Decapoda Shock 9 min 15s 2011
Mihai Grecu 
FR  We’ll Become Oil  8 min  2011
Jean-Gabriel Périot
FR Dies Irae 10 min 2005
ZhenChen Liu CN Under Construction 10 min  2007
Hendrick Dusollier
FR Babel 15 min 2010
Masha Godovannaya
RU Untitled #1 4 min 2005 musical score LU
André Werner
DE The Eyes Of Mankind 14 min 39 sec 2007

PROGRAM II (July 29th)

Marco Gianfreda IT Pizzangrillo 15 min 2011
Ali Asgari 
IR  Tonight Is Not A Good Night For Dying 4 min 20s 2011
Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani
IR  It’s Your Turn 7min 2s 2011
Rosetta Messori 
IT Primordial Breath 5 min 18s 2011
Andreas Rost
DE Solo für Ramallah 5 min 2005
Francesca Fini
  IT  Parnasus  10 min  2011
Fabio Scacchioli and Vincenzo Core 
IT Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo 13 min 40s 2011
Charles Fairbanks
  US/MX  Irma 12 min 15s 2010
Santiago Parres (EZO)
ES  Dove  2 min 40s  2011
Simon Ellis
GB What About GB The Bodies 7min 17s 2002
Eytan Heller
IL World Cup 2018 48s 2008
Lucas Figueroa
ES Because there are things you never forget 13 min 2008

Impressions from Directors Lounge @ Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.)The Media Art Fair

Eberhard Kranemann performing with VJ Chuuu at the opening night

VJ Chuuu doing the turntable animation

Happy people: Carola Goellner and Eberhard Kranemann

new works by André Werner, the glasses are filled with honey

Julia Murakami, Allegory of Obliviousness, 2012, oil on canvas, 11.81 x 11.81 in

photo: Maurizio Mueller | Mau Fashion

Michael Caine, eight times, paintings by Carola Goellner

The artist in the age of digital reproduction: Kim Dotty Hachmann in front of herself

Dream Team: VJ Chuuu, Carola Goellner, André Werner, Julia Murakami, Eberhard Kranemann

Impressions from DL: Short Cuts to Japan, (curated by André Werner and Julia Murakami), June 2, 2012 at the Black Box Kino, Filmmuseum in Düsseldorf:

VJ Chuuu and Eberhard Kranemann

André Werner presenting DL: Short Cuts to Japan

Multitasking: Eberhard Kranemann (multimedia artist and founding member of “Kraftwerk”) playing the piano and the historical Welte Cinema Pipe Organ built in 1924.

Inside the belly of the Welte Cinema Organ

VJ Chuuu and his astonishing “Turntable Animation”

the complete program

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Directors Lounge @ Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.)The Media Art Fair

Once again you will find us at the c.a.r., the contemporary art ruhr at the Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site, formerly known as the “most beautiful coal mine in the world” – and now the best-known industrial monument and centre of the creative economy in the Ruhr Area.

Artists included: Carola Göllner, Rosetta Messori, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Julia Murakami, Kim Dotty Hachmann, Alan Smithee, Peter Snowdon, Kika Nicolela, Rachel Rosalen, André Werner and many others

Primordial Breath, the first video work by Italian Photographer Rosetta Messori, is a visual journey based on 18 photographs from her book  Visioni Mediterranee  (Skira 2010). In a continuous state of flux, Rosetta Messori captures the essence of a movement to tell an imaginary story. Primordial Breath was shown in world premiere during the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge.

Araki at Work", shot in 1996 by Andreas Müller-Pohle in Japan, was first published in 2011. Nobuyoshi Araki, well-known as a provocative and commercial photographer, seems to surpass limits of privacy when working, especially seen from a European perspective. However, the film also reflects and produces the strange relations between “observer and observed”, the settings in which the photographer worked with a model. The viewer becomes the observer of the observer, maybe even reflecting back on his or her own position as spectator, or voyeur.¹

My Name Is Michael Caine, a series of paintings based on film stills, by Carola Göllner, presents the main actor in a playful game between ironic exaggeration and atmospheric nuances. He becomes a Comic hero in the Pop art realm of C.G.´s Iconography, as exuberant as the movies that served as a model.

For the Opening we will present a live performance by Eberhard Kranemann (Multimedia artist and former member of “Kraftwerk”) and VJ Chuuu, Japan (“Turntable Animation”)


contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) 2012
Media Art Fair, June 1-3, 2012
World Heritage Site Zollverein, Coking plant
Arendahls Wiese, 45141 Essen

Opening: Friday, June 1, 8 pm
Public fair hours: Saturday, June 2, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, June 3, 11 am – 7 pm

Entrance fee: 8,- € / 6,-€

pictured: Peter Snowdon, Belgium “Dieu est dans les racines” (God is in the roots), 2012