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

“This alternate fair is by now the oldest event of the Berlin Art Week, still smoking the competition.” pK.

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: Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II blindness 21:00 2013

Joachim Seinfeld: “Late Breakfast With Joseph Beuys” from the series Save The Day

ARHEO 29 by Vladizlav Knezec (Kroatien Kreativ)

Julia Murakami: “Helga and Hildegard” and “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was another person then”

Andre Werner “Untitled”

Joachim Seinfeld: Bowie in Berlin “Bahnhof Zoo” and “Schlosshotel Grunewald”

“Zappelphilip” by Sandra Becker01 (medienwerkstatt)

Nuno Escudeiro “A Dance Dictionary”

Impressions from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) , Nov. 2013

DIRECTORS LOUNGE DRIVES C.A.R.

Directors Lounge is, as most by now know, a motor that is always running, transporting off-centre art of various descriptions to various destinations. Continuing this aesthetic assault, DL is revving up to leave its parking space in Berlin this week to head out to the megalopolis Rhine-Ruhr. At C.A.R. (otherwise known as “contemporary art ruhr”), DL will be presenting a cache of buffed efforts, arresting works fuelled with visual and aural alchemy, some of which will be in the form of fitting film excursions highlighting the artistic process, taken from the 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge earlier this year. The brakes are off, and there is no rear-view mirror.

All of this will unfold on the 1st floor (above ground floor), stand A12, next to both Kroatien Kreativ, which already unleashed some of its light-and-sound wizardry at DL9 in February, and partner Medienwerkstatt Berlin, another luminary force at the same event, our annual core occurence. There will be much to steer the senses. Even if you aren’t one of the 11 million+ living in the area, it is, after all, maybe nothing more than a highway away. And the Autobahn has no speed limit.

See you at C.A.R.!

With films by (selection):

Nadav Assor Coms Device (Esotropia Conversations I), Cade Bursell Salt Lines, Wuttin Chansataboot Visual Element, James Cho Bubble,
Nuno Escudeiro A Dance Dictionary, Ian Haig Skin Freak, Nam Le Untitled (Rope) and Untitled (White Man & Paper) , Céline Masson “Que Je Sois Médusée”, Jeremy Moss The Sight, Monika Rechsteiner Hikikomori, Sylvia Schwenk A Shared Space, Karl F. Stewart K20, Yuichi Suita How Beautiful Japanese Morning Is, Takahiro Suzuki Horizon

Artists (selection):

Julia Murakami, Joachim Seinfeld, Alan Smithee, André Werner

Directors Lounge at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) – the innovative art fair, November 1- 3, 2013
Zollverein World Heritage Site
Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181
45309 Essen

Official Opening:
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview: 6 pm

Public Fair Days
Saturday, Nov. 2, 12 am – 8 pm
Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 am – 7 pm

Map Zollverein:
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How to get there:
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More:
www.contemporaryartruhr.de

pictured: “Helga and Hildegard”, 2013 by Julia Murakami

31. May – 2. June at the Zollverein world heritage site

It is a fine tradition that we present the C.A.R. Video-Lounge together with the C.A.R. media art fair. Next to works from participating galleries, our friends of Kroatien Kreativ and invited artists we will screen selected works from The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge.

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) is an innovative and dynamic fair format. Since 2006 C.A.R. comes two times a year, as a media art fair in summer, emphasizing video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and contemporary photograpy. In autumn with a more classical art fair for contemporary art – C.A.R. . covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.

C.A.R. Videolounge 2013

Katharina Merten DE Speaking In Tongues 2:34 2012

Beata Obst DE Stroboskop B 2:48

Wei-Ming Ho TW Self-Destruction For Eternity 6:26 2011

Cornelia Eichhorn FR Ved´Ma 14:00 2012

Julia Charlotte Richter DE You Hear Something 7:47 2011

Lucie Mercadal DE Hafenpfütze 4:21 2012

Kroatien Kreativ 2013 curated by Ingeborg Fülepp

Nadija Mustapic  HR An Afternoon Without Gravity 14:41

Marijan Crtalic HR

Directors Lounge Selection

Irina Birger NL Irina Birger Thinks Drawing Is Important 15:13 2010

Stefan Larsson JP  9 states of ambivalence 01:30 2012

Andre Chi Sing Yuen DE Sword-Sharpness of Expression 02:26 2012

Alessandro Amaducci  IT Black Data 04:05 2012

Michael Higgins IE The Poorhouse Revisited 15:00 2011

Valentina Besegher Scotti IT Try Hard Johnny! 04:11 2007

Roger Deutsch US Prelude 07:15 2011

Eleonora Manca IT I Sing the Body Electric Borderskin 03:49 2012

Fabio Scacchioli and Vincenzo Core IT Spectrography of a battle 03:42 2012

Stephen Dirkes US The Offering 05:23 2012

Shaun Roberts US Dear Texas Highways 11:13 2009

Bernd Luetzeler DE The Voice of God 09:35 2011

Ana Rodríguez León ES Memorais 07:00 2012

Reed O’Beirne US Last of Our Kind 13:19 2012

Alessio Rutigliano IT Six triptychs 06:55 2012

Maximilian Schmoetzer and Fabian Heitzhausen DE The Conversation 03:24 2012

Artists presented at the DL Booth

Videos

Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize RO Glucose 07:18 2012
Takahiro Suzuki US Horizon 06:38 2012
Keren Zaltz IL Cradle 01:49 2011
Céline Trouillet FR SONG N°15/20  05:21/4:12 2012
Alan Smithee Are You Afraid 2012 loop
Pedro Ferreira
PT Dance Dance Fire Dance 06:00 2012

Photography/Painting

Robert Carrithers US
Marijan Crtalic HR
Carola Goellner DE
Julia Murakami DE/JP
André Werner DE

Impressions from the C.A.R.

pictured: ““I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then” by Julia Murakami, 2013 from the series “Once Upon A Time”, C-Print, Edition of 10, 6.7 x 9.6 inch (print) | 11.8 x 15.8 inch (framed), signed and dated on the front
© Julia Murakami

Directors Lounge at the C.A.R. contemporary art Ruhr fair

Once again we are at the Zollverein World Heritage Site, November 2-4, 2012
You´ll find us in the center of the amazing Sanaa building.

On Saturday, 3 November, we participate in a charity auction, including works donated by Julia Murakami, and Joachim Seinfeld, to support the eco-programs of the United Nations. The auctioneer will be Til Macke, grandson of August Macke.

• artists (selection)

Julia Murakami, Joachim Seinfeld, Alan Smithee, André Werner

• with films by (selection)

Stefan Adamski RE:, Allan Brown Square Dance Hypnotist, Kote Camacho La Gran Carrera, Kim Collmer Head Room, Ron Diorio American Arabesque, Simon Ellis Telling Lies / What About The Bodies / Where Is My Mind, EZO Sinecdoquanon, Charles Fairbanks IRMA, Firas Khnaisser Night and Day, Neil Needleman Meeskeit, Roberto Santaguida Haikus for Karaoke / Miraslava, Fabio Scacchioli and Vincenzo Core Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo, Fritz Stolberg Of This, Men Shall Know Nothing!, Maurizio v. Trapp Matador

 November 2-4, 2012

Zollverein World Heritage Site
Gelsenkirchener Strasse
45129 Essen, Germany

Official Opening:
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview: 6 pm

Public Fair Days:
Saturday, November 3, 2012, noon – 8 pm
Sunday, November, 4, 2012, 11 am – 7 pm

day ticket: 12,- € / 10,-€

pictured above: Joachim Seinfeld, Berlin 1962, construction of the wall, 2009 from the series Wenn Deutsche lustig sind – docufiction (photo performance)

rooftop fun in Miami

Our long time friends and collaborators of the c.a.r. art fair are in town during the art Miami. They are setting up a  get-together for all art lovers on December 1st on a cozy rooftop in the Art Deco district.
If you are in Miami these days and like to discuss possible collaboration, point us to your work or just meet like-minded folks for an informal talk don´t hesitate to get in touch and we´ll send you an invitation.

Alan Smithee/Julia Murakami: twenty dots for Miami, 2010, edition of 20/2AP, ca. 0,7 x 0,7cm, read more about the dots at the artresort

still from Glorious, 2009 by Guy Maddin

THIRTY FRAMES A SECOND, TWO HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR
DIRECTORS LOUNGE’S GUY MADDIN SHORTS HEADING FOR ESSEN

No longer an upstart after seven consecutive years and scads of films of every conceivable genre, the Berlin International Directors Lounge (DL to the initiated) is still free of formula, corralling batches of like-minded works into presentable groupings but not bowing to predictability. No one knows quite what they are going to see here. That viewers can move freely about, mounting stairs and draping themselves over balcony railings to take in what’s splashed onto the screen may add to the slightly helter-skelter atmosphere. Question-and-answer sessions with selected directors and performers can prove as offbeat as some of the offerings, and left field live performances take it over the top. For free. There is nothing else like this in Berlin, one of the hardest claims you can make in this city. DL, while still arriving, has arrived. Renowned artists such as Michael Nyman have chosen to reveal their newest visions here, and films are being sent for consideration by the hundreds from all over the globe, with their creators and stars often enough making the trip to see how it looks up there, larger than life. Add to that fast-appearing online reviews of films and audience reaction, and you’ve got the makings of a cult carnival waiting to be reborn on a yearly basis, like a child who enjoyed the process enough to want to give it yet another go.
It had to happen that Berlin’s DL and Winnipeg’s enfant bizarre Guy Maddin would come together, and this year marked the time, when the Berlinale jury member brought a handful of his short features to form the backbone of an evening dedicated to his peculiar view of things, as seen through the (filmic) eyes of the influenced, heard via live readings from his enigmatic book From The Atelier Tovar and not least declared by way of the master’s aforementioned shorts themselves. A bit of everything was there. The giddy tomfoolery of Nude Caboose, the frenetic, fetishistic mock-punishment of Sissy Boy Slap Party, the industrial expressionism of The Heart Of The World. The house was full and imagination running at full tilt.
Directors Lounge is, with Mr. Maddin’s blessing, showing these tasty celluloid morsels at C.A.R. in Essen, offering up a peak into many little worlds portrayed in a myriad of ways: playful, distressing, subtle, haunting, head-on. Maddin comes to DL comes to you, and you only need eyes and ears to make it work.

–    Kenton Turk

still from Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity, 1995 by Guy Maddin

Beyond The Atelier Tovard , the collection of shorts by Guy Maddin, will be accompanied by works that are influenced by him, dedicated to him, or otherwise Under The Influence Of The Atelier Maddin.

C.A.R. details here