The preoccupation with things and the production of meaning through their form or their shape/design is central to Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s practice. Disturbing the order of things with a few well-calculated moves and challenging perception through a precisely arranged new order is Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s specialty. Often the artist’s gaze is directed at rather inconspicuous objects or initially unspectacular architectural features and design questions, which he brings into new constellations through surprising interventions. The uncertainty of the viewer is taken into account: “Do Something They Don’t Understand”. However, if one takes a closer look, numerous references to art and design history can be discovered – as well as a great deal of humor.
Christine Heidemann is a freelance curator and art historian from Berlin. 2005: Doctorate on Dilettantism as a method. Mark Dion’s research on the phenomenology of the natural sciences. Exhibition projects: e.g. „the city of tomorrow: Contributions to an archaeology of the Hansa Quarter Berlin“, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2007; „Green Dreams“, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, 2007/2008, „BELVEDERE. Warum ist Landschaft schön?“, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen 2011/2012, Berlin section of the exhibition DAVID BOWIE, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin 2014; „HP Zimmer: Steckbrief“, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 2014/2015. 2009: Foundation of RECEPTION as curatorial office and exhibition venue in Berlin. Here exhibitions with contemporary artists* as well as presentations of influential, but currently less shown artists of the late 20th century such as Michael Buthe, Luigi Ghirri or HP Zimmer (www.reception-berlin.de).
A lecture to the exhibition “Koenraad Dedobbeleer. A Quarrel In A Faraway Country Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing”.