As part of the “Frei.Zeit” series initiated by the GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst at irregular intervals, students of the HfK Hochschule für Künste Bremen present their work in the one-week exhibition “wir tanzen gak”. The participants were invited by the professors Andree Korpys/Markus Löffler and Achim Bitter/Uschi Huber. “wir tanzen gak” is accompanied by evening events in addition to the classical format of the exhibition. The contributions presented range from object and photography to video and cooperation project to performance and concert and provide insights into the individual approaches of their producers.
“wir tanzen gak” does not revolve around a theme specifically issued to students. Rather, it is intended to test the challenge of finding the balance necessary for a successful group exhibition between an adequate presentation of the individual work and the merging of the individual contributions into a functioning whole. As the title already suggests, it is also about a form of animation that can entail leaving the usual exhibition formats for an art institution: The students dance gak- an unknown, strangely unrestrained sounding dance.
Series “Frei.Zeit”: In the chronological sequence of an art institution, there is the moment between exhibitions when the previous presentation has been removed, but the following presentation has not yet been set up. An interim moment in which the rooms of the institution show themselves in their purest form. This time holds the possibility for events that develop a language independent of the institution’s programme. In order to create a platform for such events, the GAK makes its rooms available in the series “Frei.Zeit” (Free.Time) on the first weekend after the exhibition closes until the next exhibition is set up.
Janneke de Vries
Joint exhibition of the class Korpys/Löffler and class Achim Bitter and Uschi Huber, HfK Bremen:
Markus Alexander Oldenburg