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  • The Geometry of Things, installation view GAK Bremen 2013, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Charlotte Moth: o.T. (coloured paper), 2010, Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Markus Amm: o.T., 2013, Courtesy the artist; Charlotte Moth: o.T. (colored paper), 2010, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • The Geometry of Things, installation view GAK Bremen 2013, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Sara Barker: Galactic voyages & inner journeys, 2013, Courtesy Mary Mary, Glasgow, Photo: Caspar Sessle
  • Sara Barker: Slices of miniature upheaval, 2013, Courtesy Mary Mary, Glasgow, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • The Geometry of Things, installation view GAK Bremen 2013, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Robin Watkins: Days of Inertia, 2012, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • The Geometry of Things, installation view GAK Bremen 2013, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Markus Amm: o.T., 2008, Courtesy Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • two times Markus Amm: o.T., 2012, Courtesy Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • (Wall) two times Markus Amm: o.T., 2010, Courtesy Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg; (Pillar) Markus Amm: o.T., 2013, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • The Geometry of Things, installation view GAK Bremen 2013, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Robin Watkins: Days of Inertia, 2012, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • The Geometry of Things, installation view GAK Bremen 2013, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Charlotte Moth: Light Studies: Objects, Architecture, 2011, Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris, Photo: Caspar Sessler
  • Charlotte Moth: Light Studies: Objects, Architecture, 2011, Still, Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris
  • Robin Watkins: Red Grapefruit Sunrise, 2012, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Caspar Sessler

The Geometry of Things

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02.03–05.05.2013

„The Geometry of Things“ assembles works by Markus Amm, Sara Barker, Charlotte Moth and Robin Watkins, which in different ways incorporate “points, lines, planes, distances, angles, etc.” (Wikipedia). All four artists seek out the specifics of geometry, the kind of geometry that reveals itself in common shapes or historic artistic traditions, which furthermore is to be found in the quotidian or in physical experiments.

The exhibition title serves less as a strict, thematic frame but is rather meant to be a loose, formal bracket, connecting different artistic positions with varying statements. The Geometry of Things as a “Language of man” and underlying “rhythm”(Le Corbusier) can be found in any of the four approaches – sometimes evident, another time rather hidden. It is the platform which allows the works to spread out in their diversity.

The paintings of Markus Amm explore various fields of inquiry relating to the boundaries and possibilities of painting, space in its actual and constructed forms, and illusion and reality. The influences of avant-garde art movements play a pivotal role in his work – basic geometric forms and a restrained use of colour similar to that cultivated in works of Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus and De Stijl. Sara Barker’s sculptures seem to be three-dimensional drawings, which diffuse in space in order to connect, disrupt, extend or reflect their surrounding. Surface and space, indoor and outdoor entangle and become a fragile unity as if they always would be slightly out of balance and just before collapse. Charlotte Moth seeks „the geometry of things“ directly by tracing it on her travels, tracking it in architecture or ordinary arrangements and by finally capturing it in photos, films or installations. Moth does not construct new geometry-inspired structures but instead gathers geometric forms where she finds them in everyday life. Robin Watkins grapples with everyday objects in order to reveal their secrets in experimental arrangements. His arrangements similarly focus on the complex relationship between periodic natural phenomena and the rhythm of social behaviour intrinsic to these.

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02.03–05.05.2013

Markus Amm
Sara Barker
Charlotte Moth
Robin Watkins

Curated by
Janneke de Vries

Annual edition

Charlotte Moth: o. T., 2013

Events

Fri 01.03.13, 7 pm
Opening

Thu 07.03.13, 7 pm
Guided tour with Sandra Hampe

Thu 21.03.13, 8 pm
Charlotte Moth and Eva Birkenstock: Travelogue and the Power of Photographic Images
Conversation (en)

Thu 04.04.13, 7 pm
Yvonne Bialek: Some Disordered Interior Geometries
Lecture

Thu 11.04.13, 7 pm
Mary Ellen Bute, Hans Richter: Geometries of Dada
Film screening

Thu 06.04.13, 7 pm
Nikola Blašković: Archives Loaded
Presentation and actions

Thu 25.04.13, 7 pm
Guided tour with Sandra Hampe

Support

The Senator for Culture, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, The British Council, Institut français, Bureau des arts plastiques in cooperation with the Ministère de la Culture et la Communication/DGCA, Creative Scotland

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