Preview
Archive
2020-2011
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010-2001
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000-1991
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990-1981
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
  • Lars Bergmann: After Koenraad Dedobbeleer, 2015, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Dealing with Surfaces, installation view GAK 2015, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Marie Lund: Stills, 2013, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Dealing with Surfaces, installation view GAK 2015, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Ariel Schlesinger: The Kid #15, 2013, Courtesy the artist
  • Marlo Pascual: Untitled, 2011, Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York, Photo: Jean Vong
  • Dealing with Surfaces, installation view GAK 2015, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Dealing with Surfaces, installation view GAK 2015, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Tillmann Terbuyken: Untitled, 2011 - 2015, Courtesy the artist and KM, Berlin, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Tillmann Terbuyken: Untitled (Detail), 2011 - 2015, Courtesy the artist and KM, Berlin, Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Susanne K. Willand: 36000, 2015, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Tobias Hübel

Dealing with Surfaces

more images >
08.02–12.04.2015

“Ordinarily you have no doubts about the existence of the floor under your feet, or the tree outside the window (…).” (1) – the spatial, three-dimensional arrangement of our environment is a reality that we take for granted. Our everyday life is based on the assumption that “(…) the world, like any satisfactory perception, is organized in a meaningful, clear, coherent and holistic fashion.” (2) But how do we know that what we perceive visually is actually there and indeed true to what we see? Could things be fundamentally different from how they appear to us? Can the world be considered and understood in ways beyond established schemes and classifications? 

The exhibition „Dealing with Surfaces“ brings together works by contemporary artists from a younger generation which explore the boundaries between surface and space. These works explore the “in-between”, the critical points, transitions, shifts and mutual penetrations. How can the character of object and image be grasped, where do the boundaries lie, when do they dissolve? Because the works on display elude a distinct identifiability, undermine artistic categories and show discrepancies between representation and the real, they put into perspective apparent certainties about the nature of things and question mechanisms of visual perception in terms of “seeing seeing” (3).

In different media and formats, the positions presented in the context of „Dealing with Surfaces“ examine the tension between visuality and spatiality as well as their perception and representability. Installation, painting, photography, projection or sculpture coalesce in a hybrid way, intertwine and ask for their specific way of reception. Surfaces are folded, space is smoothened, layers disappear or are manifolded. Impressions arise in the eye of the spectator and evaporate the next moment.

 (1) Thomas Nagel: Was bedeutet das alles? Eine ganz kurze Einführung in die Philosophie. (What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy).Translated from the English by Michael Gebauer, Stuttgart 1990. p.9.
(2) Nina Zschocke: Der irritierte Blick. Kunstrezeption und Aufmerksamkeit (The Irritated Gaze.Art reception and Attention), Munich 2006. p.80
(3) ibid., p. 151

Read more
08.02–12.04.2015

Lars Bergmann
Ceal Floyer
Samuel Henne
Alexandra Leykauf
Marie Lund
Ines Meier
Jong Oh
Marlo Pascual
Ariel Schlesinger
Tillmann Terbuyken
Susanne K. Willand

Curated by Svea Kellner

Annual editions

Alexandra Leykauf: Sunset Harbor at Rio (Martin Johnson Heade) on my desk, 2015
Marie Lund: Hand Full, 2016
Tillmann Terbuyken, Annual editions 2015
Susanne K. Willand: Stein. Ansicht  I –V, 2015

Events

Sat 07.02.15, 7 pm
Opening

Thu 12.02.15, 6.30 pm
Prof. Dr. Jens Schröter:
The Surface Picture and the Spatial Picture
Lecture

Thu 26.02.15, 7 pm
Guided tour with Svea Kellner

Thu 12.03.15, 7 pm
Alexandra Leykauf and Svea Kellner:
Prospects
Artist talk

Thu 19.03.15, 7 pm
Yvonne Bialek, Nina Kruse, Anna Maria Müller:
a/topic N°3 point line surface solid simulacrum
Launch and discussion

Wed 8.04.15, 11 am – 3 pm
Play with Space and Surface
Workshop for children

Thu 09.04.15, 7 pm
Guided tour with Anna Nezel

Support

The Senator for Culture, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Hypo Kulturstiftung, Heinz A. Bockmeyer Stiftung

Back to top