LOCATION: WHITECONCEPTS Gallery, Auguststrasse 35, 10119 Berlin
WHITECONCEPTS Gallery is delighted to present “The X – Part II”. With this group show, the Berlin-based gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary.
After the first show in February this second part will present a another fine selection of works by 16 artists with whom the gallery has worked throughout this intensive decade. 10 years represent the passage of time, but also the imprint of a place within this time.
WHITECONCEPTS gives priority to issues concerning perceptions of space and regards this notion as a unifying principle of artistic positions. In close cooperation with artists, primarily socially critical projects are presented, which show diverse and forward-looking perspectives. Building on the avant-garde power of art, the gallery has built an international network. WHITECONCEPTS is also a regular publisher of artist catalogs and monographs.
WHITECONCEPTS was founded in 2009 by the curator and art manager Nicole Loeser. The curatorial commitment has always been to explore artistic methods, to stimulate debates about current artistic practices, discourses and theories. The gallery focuses primarily on conceptual art and an interdisciplinary engagement with various media, including visual and sculptural works, installations, performances and public interventions.
So far, Nicole Loeser and her team have curated more than 80 exhibitions and numerous art projects and participated in 30 international art fairs.
Please join us to celebrate the jubilee at WHITECONCEPTS Gallery, Auguststrasse 35, 10119 Berlin:
“The X (Anniversary) Part II”, 4 – 28 April
Opening: 4 April, 18:00
During the Gallery Weekend (27/29 April) the gallery will be open between 10am and 8pm.
Featured artists: André Wagner (DE), Avelino Sala (ES), Elmar Hess (DE), Franziska Rutishauser (CH), Joachim Seinfeld (DE), Jovana Popic (HR-RS), Katrin Korfmann (DE-NL), Manzur Kargar (AF-DE), Nezaket Ekici (TR), Peter Kees (DE), PSJM (ES), Seet van Hout (NL), Uwe Poth (DE-NL), Thorsten Goldberg (DE), Wanda Stang (DE), Veronika Witte (DE)
We also invite you to accompagnying events during the exhibition:
Book launch of „Mixed Systems“ including a presentation and artist talk by Käthe Wenzel: 14 April, 16:00
Book launch of „Back Stages“ including a presentation and artist talk by Katrin Korfmann: 24 April, 18:00
Performances „Diplomate Car“ by Peter Kees: 27 & 28 April (Gallery Weekend), 11:00 – 16:00
Group Exhibition: “WITHDRAW” – Exhibition into the Mountains
LOCATION: Bačva Gallery, Trg žrtava fašizma 16, Zagreb/HRV
The exhibition at the Bačva Gallery is the next stage of the project “Into the Mountains”, which consists of a conference, a group residence on Velebit mountain and residences in the Swiss and Austrian Alps. The project ends with two exhibitions at the Shed in Eisenwerk Gallery and in the Bačva Gallery hosted by HDLU.
Participating artists: Vanja Babić, Nicola Genovese, Luise Kloos, Esther Mathis, Ivana Pipal, Jovana Popić, Andri Stadler, participative work: Ivan Barun, Katrin Radovani and Josip Zanki
Curators: Katja Baumhoff, Bojan Mucko and Josip Zanki
Curated by Katarzyna Kosmala and Josip Zanki.
We are in the midst of the digital age and what Donna Haraway coined as the integrated circuit of high-tech capital. Digital technology has engulfed all aspects of contemporary living, the web is used widely to make, store and distribute production and services. The technical is now also political – and robots are coming to stay! It is timely to reflect on what it means to be human. Although technology has significantly influenced art making and altered representation, artists still manipulate and control aspects of creation ‘by hand’, often combining digital and analogue forms.
A symposium and exhibition exploring the concept of being human and the digital-analogue divide through sound/image will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017, 2pm – 5pm, in the CCA cinema. New works by UWS artists, researchers and students will be featured alongside screenings, talks and demonstrations. The symposium will close with a live performance by Saint McCabe and Robert Motyka. The associated programme of screenings, exploring themes of ‘Being Human’ by artists from across Europe and beyond will be showcased on Thursday 23 November between 5pm – 7pm and Friday 24 November between 11am – 7pm in the cinema.
Jovana Popic got the grant of the United Kingdom of Norway and thereafter studied from 1999 till 2003 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade with the Serbian State Scholarship for Science and Art Talents. Furthermore, she got the Friedrich Naumann Foundation´s grant for gifted people in 1999 and 2006. She has been represented at the 50th Venice Biennale already during her studies. In 2008 the artist received the Award of Ulrich and Burga Knispel Foundation. After further studies at the University of Arts in Berlin, she finished her degree as a master student in the class of Rebecca Horn and was awarded with the president´s prize of the University of Arts Berlin. Also in 2009 she got the scholarship of the Goethe Institute and went to Novosibirsk, which was followed by a grant (“Medea Electronique-Mixmedia Lab Residencies”) in Athens and Sellasia, Greece. In 2010 she got the grant of the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V. Berlin and was recently awarded with the Codice Mia Award and Sennheiser´s „FUTURE AUDIO ARTIST“ Prize. Jovana Popic followed invitations to exhibit her work throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia as well as USA and Japan.
Curated by Noa Treister, Dr. Zoran Eric, Giorgia Lucchi.
25 years have passed since the beginning of the Yugoslav Wars. This new wars in Europe shook the perception that the structures built after WWII would ensure lasting peace. As part of the buildup of nationalism, during the conflicts and afterwards, testimonies were used by the official establishments of each country seceding and succeeding Yugoslavia – in the media, in school textbooks, or historical exhibitions – to justify their own national, ethnic, or religious position, while those that were not willing to justify these positions were silenced through direct political repression and systematic erasure of the frame of reference that relates these testimonies to the reality they presume to represent. This exhibition builds on the testimonies of war participants and antiwar activists, interviewed by their peers – fellow fighters, family members, neighbours, artists, and activists. They show the functioning of the system and the continuity and discontinuity through time. It is precisely this testimony that reveals the way the system functions in all its aspects – political, economic, social, and cultural – rather than the testimony of one’s own suffering that Primo Levi defines as political. They show that testimonies act to complexify, layer, and sometime oppose the hegemonic historical narrative or “the official truth”, for instance by exposing the socio-economic motivation and benefits of the war, as well as to reflect a common experience of these wars and their consequences. Since witnessing is a participative act, testifying is an act of speech with multiple addressees at once, in the least; those relating to the situation testified upon, the situation of testifying, and a self-address which constitutes multiple speakers. The simultaneity of time and space creates an ever changing assemblage of singular-plural social relations, intimate and political, at work much after the testimony has been given and anew each time it is heard. The diversity of social relations at the base of testimony makes its relation to reality complex, both that experienced as well as that in which testimony is heard. This makes it unstable for the purpose of the listener who demands The Truth, i.e. a comprehensive meaning which would constitute the person testifying as Subject and both testifying and testified factual situations as Events.
Thirteen artists and artistic duos were selected through an open international call. Their approaches to the process of art production range from archival research to participatory audio-visual anthropology, and statistical and technological rethinking produced audio works that display a wide range of formats (media), from music composition and performances to visual and audio installations. In addition, the exhibition will present a testimony archive – a social network portal that will allow visitors to listen and search the interviews (in BHS, Italian, and English) as well as to compile their own narratives. The exhibition will open a channel through which these testimonies can be heard and contextualised.
Jovana Popic got the grant of the United Kingdom of Norway and thereafter studied from 1999 till 2003 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade with the Serbian State Scholarship for Science and Art Talents. Furthermore, she got the Friedrich Naumann Foundation´s grant for gifted people in 1999 and 2006. She has been represented at the 50th Venice Biennale already during her studies. In 2008 she received the Award of Ulrich and Burga Knispel Foundation. After further studies at the University of Arts in Berlin, she finished her degree as a master student in the class of Rebecca Horn and was awarded with the president´s prize of the University of Arts Berlin.
Participating Artists: Ana Bunjak, Andrea Palasti + Sanja Anđelković, Jelena Marković, Kristina Marić, Lala Raščić, Mersid Ramičević, Nikola Radić Lucati, Iula Marzulli + Marianna Fumai, Ryo Ikeshiro + Aron Rossman-Kiss, Daniel Djamo, Dorone Paris, Filip Jovanovski, Vlada Miladinovic.
“ARCHEOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE: REPRESSIVE PRESENCE OF THE ABSENT” – Jovana Popic
LOCATION: Allgemeiner Konsumverein Braunschweig, Hinter Liebfrauen 2, 38100 Braunschweig, GER
Seit 2003 entstehen Arbeiten der in Berlin lebende Künstlerin, die sich mit dem Dorf Ervenik in der südlichen Küstenregion Kroatiens befassen. Im Bürgerkrieg der 1990er Jahre wurde der Ort fast vollständig zerstört, danach verlassen, zum Naturschutzgebiet erklärt und vom Staat vergessen. Basierend auf Artefakten aus der lokalen Grundschule gehört auch die Arbeit für den Allgemeinen Konsumverein in diesen Kontext.
Von Michelle Foucaults Gedanken geprägt kreisen die Arbeiten von Jovana Popič um Fragen der Spurensuche ortsgebundener Identität und Erinnerung, um Fragen der Destruktion und Dekomposition der Sprache, um Produktion und Relativität des Wissens, die sich für einen Moment oder eine gewisse Zeit verdichten.
Director: Nicole F. Loeser
10435 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 177 7878 578
Fax +49 321 2113 4523