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



“I’m not supposed to speak to strangers, but we’ve met before”, 2011 from the series: “Once Upon A Time” by Julia Murakami, Alu-Dibond, lambda print under acrylic glass, 19.2 x 27.6 inch

Directors Lounge at the  Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) , World Heritage Site Zollverein

The Zollverein World Heritage Site – also known as “the world’s most beautiful coal mine” – today the most famous industrial monument and centre of the creative industry in the Ruhr area.

Building A12, Directors Lounge, Berlin with Ina Otzko, D. Kimm & Brigitte Henry, Marie Losier, Julia Murakami, Alexei Dmitriev, Guy Maddin, Coleman Miller, Alan Smithee, Triny Prada, Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Clint Enns, Usama Alshaibi and others …

 

contemporary art ruhr 2011, the innovative art fair

Zollverein XII World Heritage Site building A2, A6, A5, A12, A 7/ red dot design museum, outdoor area

official opening
Fri, 28 October 2011, 8 p.m. at Zollverein World Heritage Site in Essen, V.I.P.-Preview: 6 p.m.

public fair days
Sat, 29 October 2011, 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun, 30 October 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

location
Zollverein XII World Heritage Site
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen, Germany

day ticket
12,- € / 10,-€

DL: short cuts to Japan

Directors Lounge presents experimental films all around Japan

We will participate in this year´s 日本デ , the 10th Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, celebrating the 150 anniversary of Japanese-German diplomatic relations. 

DL: Short Cuts to Japan, screened on october, 15 at the Black Box cinema will be dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included will cover a wide range of “Japans”, from fictional to historical to personal…

films by Ciro Altabás, Marina Chernikova, André Werner, Yukihiro Taguchi, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Matthew Dotson & Bart Woodstrop, Anders Weberg & Robert Willim, GUP-py, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Akinori Okada & Masataka Ohta (pictured: Ansoku No Basyo, 2010) 

curated by Julia Murakami

many thanks to Sascha Lueck and whiteconcepts for their support!

Black Box Kino im Filmmuseum , Schulstr. 4, 40213 Duesseldorf

October 15, 2011, 8 pm (admission free!)

program

    the JGP


Une Nuit Blanche dans le 11e

video works by Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Julia Murakami and Alan Smithee will be shown at the Mairie du 11.e as part of  Contemporary Art Ruhr in Paris during the Nuit Blanche in Paris.

A special all-media, cross-cultural exhibition featuring the highlights from our partners, the C.A.R. art fair in Essen, Germany, alongside original contemporary artworks by French artists debuting at the Mairie du 11.e 2011 on October 1, 2011 from 7pm till 1am. 

Mairie du 11.e, 12, Place Léon Blum, 75536 Paris, métro : Voltaire / Léon Blum

participating artists: Michael Camellini, Claude Chuzel, Christophe Dentin, Cyril Hatt, Peter Buchwald, Marta Colombo, SebastianFritzsch, Petra Göbel, Wanja Richter-Koppitz, Hans Joachim Kasselmann, Wolfgang Kleber, Kristin Loehr, Ralf Raßloff, André Chi Sing Yuen, Valentina Boneva, Steffen Müller, Thomas Koczok, Swoboda, milz: Simon Deeg and Andreas Picker, Laudius Lazzeroni, Manuel Schroeder, Tour de Vinyl, Philipp Schumacher, Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Julia Murakami and Alan Smithee…

We will participate in this year´s 日本デ the Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, Oct. 15th.

A screening at the Blackbox cinema will be dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included will cover a wide range of Japans, from fictional to historical to personal….

We are currently curating the final program, if you think you should be included, let us know (and submit). Screening time is limited, we will focus on works that does not exceed 10 min. running time. Deadline: July, 12th 2011

pictured: Julia Murakami, After taking a picture of you, Ichiro went to the Karaoke bar, 2010

oil on canvas, 11.81” x 11.81” | oel auf leinwand 30 x 30 cm