The GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst has been presenting international contemporary art in Bremen since 1980. Once a year, this program includes the exhibition of a class from the University of the Arts Bremen. This year’s class presentation “STATUS” shows works of the class for sculpture with classical materials by Prof. Ingo Vetter. The scope of the exhibited works ranges from sculpture and painting to spatial installation to video and photography, with a large part of new artwork especially for the occasion.
Despite the diversity of positions, a closer look reveals that the examination of the variation of states and perspectives is a connecting moment. Some of the works open up a view of the interplay between past and present. Others ask about the traces that an event or condition leaves behind. And yet others explore the possibilities of capturing a fleeting moment. What is it that remains of a moment? And how do experiences or objects change in the course of time and by changing their own position?
At the centre of the discussion are materiality and the question of the means used, the reality of the works as a materialised presence in space. “STATUS” is understood here as a temporal, social and material moment, as a question and frame of reference. Accordingly, the presentation brings together the various approaches and shows a snapshot of a lively art school class that is constantly changing.
Seung Hyun Seo
Sang Hyuk Kim
Linda Ellen Tessloff
In cooperation with HfK Bremen
Fri 25.05.18, 7 pm
Tue 29.05.18, 7 pm
Students of class Ingo Vetter, Radek Krolczyk, Olav Westphalen:
Thu 31.05.18, 7 pm
Guided tour with Asima Amriko
Sat 02.06.18, 6 pm – 1 am
Long Night of the Bremen Museums
Senator of Culture of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, HfK Bremen, Freundeskreis of Hochschule Bremen