Julia Murakami | André Werner | Fata Morgana Gallery Berlin

 

14. – 20. September | Torstr. 170, Berlin-Mitte

Photography, mixed media and installations.

Opening Friday, September 14, 7 pm

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Ahead of the Berlin art week the Fata Morgana gallery opens an exhibition of works by Julia Murakami and André Werner that is as subliminal as it is immersive.

What both artists unites is an artistic approach that does not only reflects an existing reality but rather transcends into the imagery of new realities.

The multiverse of Julia Murakami is filled with layers of Greek mythology, Marvel heroes and Hollywood icons, a world unbound to gravity where dreams and Chimeras lure in the dark. Julia Murakami depicts this strange and surreal realm with a casual implicitness that, like old family photographs, triggers a moment of déjà vu. And, in fact, private photographs, self-portraits and memorabilia are often the starting point in the works of Julia Murakami. Images from unknown, yet familiar worlds.

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André Werner is rather an observer than a producer of pictures. Like an ornithologist with a camera, he is a hunter and collector in the realm of the images. What get caught in his machinery of TV sets, cameras, printers and copiers, is often already an image of an image of an image. The pictures that are freely floating in the net, constantly multiplying themselves, are frozen in a single moment of their metamorphoses, not to capture them, but to celebrate their autopoietic beauty.

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The alchemical process of creating such images is as important as the final output and the interactive video installation “circles” offers the spectator a chance to become part of such a play in a game with his own image. Louise Blissett Julia Murakami und André Werner 14.9. – 20.9. Fata Morgana Opening 14.9. 7 pm Finissage 20.9. 7 pm

Julia Murakami und André Werner

14.9. – 20.9. Fata Morgana

Opening 14.9. 7 pm

Finissage 20.9.  7 pm

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Featuring an illustrated lecture by

Cosima Reif

: The Vienna Collection

New stamps by the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service.

Fata Morgana Galerie Torstraße 170 | Berlin Mitte

Mo – Tues 4 pm – 7 pm
Sa – Sun 4 pm – 8 pm

and by appointment

The exhibition is kindly supported by Z-Bar, Directors Lounge and Bürkle IT


Images from above :

Julia Murakami and André Werner by Joachim Seinfeld

Julia Murakami, from the series Exercises in Levitation I–III, 2015.

André Werner Was vom Kino übrig bleibt | What Remains Of
Cinema. #2 Autopoiesis 2018.

André Werner, Circles | Interactive video installation for 13 monitors and a curious person, 2017 

Cosima Reif, 50 Jahre Aktionismus, 50 years of (Viennese) Actionism, stamp from the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service, 2018

You are cordially invited to join us
“Zeig Dich!”, Zwingli-Church, Berlin, 25 – 27 May 2017

We are pleased to announce that works by Directors Lounge Lizards  André Werner and Joachim Seinfeld will be shown among selected media art, installations and performances by Thomas Bratzke, Stefan Demming & Michael Rieken, Roswitha von den Driesch & Jens-Uwe Dyffort, Jorn Ebner, Monika Jarecka, Karl Heinz Jeron and Ulrich Vogl.

Curator: Karin Scheel.

Vernissage: ZEIG DICH! 25 May 2017, 7 p.m.
Zwingli-Kirche, Rudolfstr. 14, 10245 Berlin
(4 min from S/U-Bhf Warschauer Straße)

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photo: ​ Zeig Dich – Kultur zum Kirchentag

Where are we going to? Videoart on the City phenomenon.

Video, discussion, reading, workshop, music and more on different forms and times of social presence and future in the City.

The project is a collaboration with Directors Lounge Berlin

Although the first part of the title that is borrowed by Gauguin and shimmers between pathos and esoteric for today’s eyes, ironically treats the idea to be able to give real answers to this question, but we believe that we can counterpoint it with Willy Brandt: The best way to predict the future is to shape it.

Especially in Dresden within the urban population trenches of incomprehension have been breaking open again about essential future issues. These preclude a bitter required lived and wider civically culture of discourse. Other areas of development, such as imagined future technical or scientific innovations, will not directly be subject of the project, but surely in their intended impacts on the life and work of urban society.

Because of the flexibility and relevance of the medium video works mainly of recent times on the current status and anticipated future developments of urban civil societies will be shown. Tensions will not only be addressed and discussed in the exhibition but in the whole programme. These result from a bondage by the past, from restrictions imposed by the capitalist system or from an individual or cross immobility on the one hand and the unalterable changes, the attempts to form them as a subject, the advent of new and unfamiliar on the other hand.

Distinguishing from purely political statements the project will deal with art, that means openness, indecipherable things, curiosity. The transitions between art and political commitment as well as social intervention by artists are fluent not only in today’s art scene. Of course, it always comes to the great and all. But since the civic dispute revolves not only around the principles of cooperation, but more often to everyday and small mosaic of coexistence, the big issues will also be treated in the artistic contributions that are often based on supposedly minor elements that make up the city and urban society: the kind of movements in the city, nightlife or graffiti, resistance, moral cowardice and intermediate stages, theatre, music, houses, brownfields or gardens. The city as a stage for its inhabitants, for those of the environment, for their guests. The city as a place of work, progress, science. It’s about living, the traffic, the exchange in the city. And about the always new exciting relationships between many in itself differently individual, milieu-, level- or class-related and across experiences, wishes, expectations within the limited geographical and social space of the city.

Although it is important to the curatorial team of the project, as indicated above, to include playfully many different aspects of the city in the discussion within the project. However, a red thread will always be the question of the development of forms of urban coexistence that do not constitute the battle of egos, but concentrate on community-oriented ideas. This includes both political and civic dispute and contention as well as a respect for the principles of mutual communication. But of course, also the knowledge that at these discussions very significantly also the way, the fact that they are lead at all, is the goal. In other words, in particular for the discursive part of the project, in the context with other projects and initiatives the goal is to make a contribution to the conversation in and about the City and its current and future constitution.

Artists included: Peter Aerschmann, CH | Roberto Andreoli, BR | Alan Aranha/ Bharat Mirle, IN | Anna Baranowski, DE | Piotr Blajerski, PL | Nisrine Boukhari, SY | Ulu Braun, DE | Marina Chernikova, NL | Aitor Marín Correcher, ES | Sirin Bahar Demirel, TR | Song Di, CN | Daniel Nicolae Djamo, RO | Johanna Domke, DK | Sonja Feldmeier, CH | Andreas Fogarasi, AT | Lucie Freynhagen, DE | Denise Ackermann, DE | Ingeborg Fülepp/ Heiko Daxl, AT | Ivan Garcia, ES | Romain Gavras, FR | Maria Gonchar, UA | Manaf Halbouni, DE | Lorenz Fidel Huchthausen, Robert Esteban-Schäuble, DE | Erdal Inci, TR | Ahmed Kamel, DE | Ada Kobusiewicz, PL | Milan Kohut, CZ | Zhenchen Liu, CN | Alex Markov, RU | Tomas Moravec, CZ | Joas Sebastian Nebe, DE | Peter Nestler/ Reinald Schnell, DE | Margarita Novikova, RU | Christoph Oertli, CH | Hein-Godehart Petschulat, DE | Sebastian Helms, DE | Gustavo Postiglione, AR | Jonathan Rescigno, FR | Kristoffer Rus, PL/ SE | Jani Ruscica, FI | Habib Sadaat, AF | Hans Schabus, AT | Juliane Schmidt, DE | Jonathan Seyer, US | Gertrud Schulte Westenberg/ Matthias Coers, DE | Elías León Siminiani, ES | Rhayne Vermette, US | Sylvia Winkler/ Stephan Köperl, DE | Yaroslav Yanovsky, UA Jacek Zachodny, PL | Florian Zeyfang, DE

Curators: Denise Ackermann (DE), Jolanta Bielanska (PL), Frank Eckhardt (DE), André Werner (DE) (with the collaboration of Julia Murakami and Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

Sponsors: Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

Where are we going to? Videoart on the City phenomenon. 29 Oct – 19 Dec 2015

Motorenhalle. Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden

Vernissage: 28 October 2015, 8 pm 
Opening hours: Tue –  Fri 4–8 pm, Sat and holiday 2–6 pm,
closed on Sun + Mon

www.riesa-efau.de

Julia Murakami and Stephan Hilpert DE Mr. Blackburn 40s 2014 World Premiere

Andre Werner DE Opening Robert Rauschenberg 6 min 37s 1990

Erdal Inci TR Taksim Spiral 0,8s 2013

Sandra Becker01 DE Processing 2 min 2013

Hara Katsiki DE Starseed 2013

Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II Blindness 21 min 2013

Alan Smithee Are You Afraid Of … 2013

Directors Lounge at Gallery On, Seoul / South Korea,
C.A.R. Network III, the innovative art fair, 9 July – 1 August 2014
Opening Reception: 9 July, 5 pm

Gallery On, B1 Young-chung Bd. 69 Sagan-dong Jongno-gu Seoul 110-190 Korea

Directors Lounge, the Berlin-based platform for contemporary art and media, presents selected single channel works at Gallery On, Seoul during the C.A.R. Network III. The looped installations range from classic short animation to gif-based online works and interactive processing, giving a glimpse into new tendencies of motion-based media art.
 
With video works by Sandra Becker01, Erdal Inci, Hara Katsiki, Hye Young Kim, Julia Murakami and Stephan Hilpert, Alan Smithee, Andre Werner

 
List of video works:
 
Sandra Becker01 DE Processing 2 min 2013
Erdal Inci TR Taksim Spiral 0,8s  2013 / Pictogram 1,4s  2013 / Hieropolis Amphitheatre 1,4s  2013 / Flood of Light 1,4s 2013 / Camondo Stairs 0,4s 2013
Hara Katsiki DE Starseed 2013
Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II Blindness 21 min 2013
Julia Murakami and Stephan Hilpert DE Mr. Blackburn 40s 2014 score: Darius Greene, World Premiere
Alan Smithee Are You Afraid Of … 2013
Andre Werner DE Opening Robert Rauschenberg 6 min 37s 1990
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Almost There: Kim Collmer in Berlin tonight

SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THE SPACE CAN CONTAIN
Kreuzberg Pavillon Saturday April 05th, 2014, 8pm

Something bigger than the space can contain brings together artists from diverse backgrounds in which shifting notions of house are played out from different perspectives: personal, political, economical and relational.

In Kim Collmer’s video, a playful miniature set house is submerged underwater and slowly descends into another realm within which text transmissions between two entities appear on the screen. Between the house’s descent and the textual inter-ference is a meditation on connection, connectivity and relation.

Artists: Kim Collmer
Jennifer Hope Davy
Timea Oravecz
Andrea Schneemeier

Kreuzberg Pavillon
Naunynstraße 53
10999 Berlin

The Attic by Minos Nikolakakis at Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin , Fri 31. May 8:30pm

When Manos, a 50 year old man gets divorced from his wife, he moves in a new house in order to start all over again. Quite unexpectedly he discovers something spectacular. Ziggy, his childhood pop idol, is rehearsing in the most unusual of places. His attic.

Following the acclaimed German premiere at the 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge the wonderful film by Minos Nikolakakis will be screened again as part of Wild Horses #3, a dedicated night during the exhibition “Tribute to David Bowie"at Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin.

The Attic comes in combo with a (German) reading by Detlef Kuhlbrodt
Leben mit David Bowie: Wie sieht der denn aus?

What makes this exhibition so extraordinary is that it’s not striving on the bandwagon of the first Bowie record in ten years. It’s curated fondly and with passion (something that’s rare these days) and stands on its own right. – Iriedaily
The exhibition is small but vital, seemingly capturing the soul of the popstar at that moment in his career. – Berlinified

Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin

Fasanenstraße 37  10719 Berlin

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

one not to miss if in Rome tonight: Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities

Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities, an international videoart festival and photography exhibition, will be held at the beautiful place of our friends in Rome,  The Ripa Hotel & Riparte Cafè. The venue of the event, will open its doors on Friday, July 06th until Sunday, July 08th.

Forty-one artists, twenty-six video artists and fifteen photo artists from different countries have been selected to be part of this project.

The selection, curated by Fabiana Roscioli and Luca Curci, has been based on the concept of “Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities” that analyses the hybridization of physical and socialidentities in the contemporary cities.

The theme is about all the cities and places around the world. The colors of the hidden cities with his hybrid Identities merge: the day and the night, the neon light that illuminates the facades, the patchwork ofcontaminations, the passers, layers from top the bottom, undergrounds, built geometric shapes in which to play and invent memories. The urban landscape,and his human bodies, is not only formally captured but also perceptually. Its dynamics and features: into excess, in the immobile, or in the unfinished.

Riparte cafè & Spazio Suite , Rome – Italy

opening: July 06, 2012 at Ripa Hotel & Riparte Cafè (h. 6:30 pm), via degli Orti di Trastevere, 3 – Rome

photo exhibition:July 06 – August 05, 2012 /video screenings:July 06–07–08, 2012

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The Groovy Dada Lounge Revisited

Photographs by Robert Carrithers: Basquiat, Haring, the New York scene in the 1980s and the infamous Club 57.
 
At Fotograf Gallery, Školská 28, Prague,

21 March – 20 April 2012
     
Opening tonight:
20 March, 18:00–21:00
Guests:
DJ Miki
Mark Steiner & His Problems
A showing of films of Cinema of Transgression by Nick Zedd

read more at placeboKatz: The Groovy Dada Lounge Revisited

pictured: Ann Magnuson when she was the manager of Club 57

photo by Robert Carrithers

Urban Habitat
A Co-Existence of the Senses
Opening 19 November 7 pm

‘In urban space I see an expression of a particular society’s values regarding democracy, identity and citizenship. Public and private space are key elements of the imagined communities we call nations. The displayed body of work investigate the individual’s relationship with their private habitat and the social built environment. From these two realms we construct our personal meaning of place.’ (Diego Ferrari)

Nearly everywhere, humanity is becoming urbanised. More than half of all people worldwide live in cities. The city is not only about buildings, yet the built environment dominates our experience of living in urban settings.

For over twenty years the photographic work of London-based photographer Diego Ferrari has investigated how people relate with space physically, intellectually and emotionally. The photographic project he is showing from 19 to 26 November 2010 at okk/raum29 focuses on everyday actions of the body in space, and individual emotional responses. The show is curated by urban dialogues’ artistic director.

Diego Ferrari (Argentina1965) is an artist and photographer. He studied at the Escola Llotja in Barcelona, completed a Fine Art BA at Goldsmith’s College University of London. He works in London and teaches on the master’s degree course on design and photography at the Escola Elisava in Barcelona. He also teaches ‘Photography, Art and Architecture’ at Central Saint Martins College of Art and is currently a tutor for the BA in photography at Kingston University, London. He has been commissioned amongst others during the last six years by Whitechapel Gallery (London), InIVA (Institute of International Visual Art, London), House of World Cultures (Berlin) and Fundacio d’ Espais d’Art Contemporani (Girona, Spain).

Galerie okk/raum 29

Prinzenallee 29, 13359 Berlin u8 pankstraße

Opening 19 November 7 pm

20 to 26 November 2010 daily 5 to 9 pm

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