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  • Earthenware pillow, 1920–1940, Shanxi (China). Courtesy: gerlach en koop
  • GAK Bremen, regular entrance. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., GAK Bremen, temporary entrance, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., GAK Bremen, temporary entrance, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view, GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • (l-r) Conferma partecipazione esposizione, 1970, Emilio Prini. Courtesy: Archivo Emilio Prini, Turin; Fruit from Fuzhou, 2012, Voebe de Gruyter. Detail. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Conferma partecipazione esposizione, 1970, Emilio Prini. Courtesy: Archivo Emilio Prini, Turin. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Fruit from Fuzhou, 2012, Voebe de Gruyter. Detail. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Head Box, Kitakyushu, October 2004, Jean-Luc Moulène. Courtesy: KADIST collection, Paris. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Marble Conduits, 1992, Rita McBride. Detail. Courtesy: Brenda R. Potter Collection. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Melancholia (replica), 2020, Laurent Montaron. Courtesy: Monitor, Rome, and Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • chinese whispers, 2020, Gabriel Kuri. Detail. Courtesy: kurimanzutto, Mexico City/New York. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • No Water, 2019, Kasper Bosmans. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Bedroom, 1975, Guy Mees. Courtesy: Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Untitled, 2006, Kitty Kraus. Courtesy: Galerie Neu, Berlin. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Miamilism, 2010, Melvin Moti. Courtesy: Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Miamilism, 2010, Melvin Moti. Courtesy: Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Melnikov project, lab b (silver), 2011, Ian Kiaer. Courtesy: Alison Jacques Gallery, London, Marcelle Alix, Paris, and Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Melnikov, silver sleep, 2020, Ian Kiaer. Courtesy: Alison Jacques Gallery, London, Marcelle Alix, Paris, and Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (falling asleep), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • chinese whispers, 2020, Gabriel Kuri. Detail. Courtesy: kurimanzutto, Mexico City/New York. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Empty Room, 2020, Daniel Gustav Cramer. Courtesy: Vera Cortes, Lisbon; SpazioA, Pistoia and Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • (l-r) Marble Conduits, 1992, Rita McBride. Courtesy: Brenda R. Potter Collection; Melancholia (replica), 2020, Laurent Montaron. Courtesy: Monitor, Rome, and Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view, GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Bit, 2015, Mark Geffriaud. Courtesy: gb agency, Paris. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Bit, 2015, Mark Geffriaud. Courtesy: gb agency, Paris. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Verloren Ruimte [Lost Space], 1995, from the archive of Guy Mees. Courtesy: Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Verloren Ruimte [Lost Space], 1995, from the archive of Guy Mees. Courtesy: Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • As Yet Untitled 4, 2018; As Yet Untitled 1, 2018, Henrik Olsen. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • As Yet Untitled 1, 2018, Henrik Olesen. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Passing through the Rubber Band, 2000, Shimabuku. Courtesy: Air de Paris, Paris, and Amanda Wilkinson, London. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Passing through the Rubber Band, 2000, Shimabuku. Courtesy: Air de Paris, Paris, and Amanda Wilkinson, London. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Saisir, 2018 – ongoing, Ismaïl Bahri. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Saisir, 2018 – ongoing, Ismaïl Bahri. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Saisir, 2018 – ongoing, Ismaïl Bahri. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • (l-r) Slampadato, 2017, Bojan Šarčević. Courtesy: MANIERA, Brussels; LXIII, 2020, Daniel Gustav Cramer. Courtesy: Vera Cortes, Lisbon; SpazioA, Pistoia, and Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • LXIII, 2020, Daniel Gustav Cramer. Courtesy: Vera Cortes, Lisbon; SpazioA, Pistoia, and Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Introductions roses, 1995–2020, Jacqueline Mesmaeker. Detail. Courtesy: Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Introductions roses, 1995–2020, Jacqueline Mesmaeker. Detail. Courtesy: Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Introductions roses, 1995–2020, Jacqueline Mesmaeker. Detail. Courtesy: Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Sidewalk cover (Chicago Version),1998, Helen Mirra. Courtesy: Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Introductions roses, 1995–2020, Jacqueline Mesmaeker. Detail. Courtesy: Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Sidewalk cover (Chicago Version), 1998, Helen Mirra. Courtesy: Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Sidewalk cover (Chicago Version), 1998, Helen Mirra. Courtesy: Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Introductions roses, 1995–2020, Jacqueline Mesmaeker. Detail. Courtesy: Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège. Photo: Johannes Schwartze
  • Introductions roses, 1995–2020, Jacqueline Mesmaeker. Detail. Courtesy: Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège. Photo: Johannes Schwartze
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • In the absence of Peter Friedl. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • I know but when you ask me, I don’t, 2010, Steve Van den Bosch. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • gerlach en koop. Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe., installation view (waking up), GAK Bremen, 2020. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Wooden Pillow, 1930 Shaan Xi (China). Courtesy: gerlach en koop. Photo: Johannes Schwart
  • Wooden Pillow, 1930 Shaan Xi (China). Courtesy: gerlach en koop. Photo: Johannes Schwart
  • Perfect Europe (They), 2010, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Library GAK Bremen. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Fruit from Fuzhou, 2012, Voebe de Gruyter. Detail. Photo: Johannes Schwartz
  • Fruit from Fuzhou, 2012, Voebe de Gruyter. Detail. Photo: Johannes Schwartz

gerlach en koop
Was machen Sie um zwei?
Ich schlafe.

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19.09.2020–28.02.2021

What do you do at two?
I sleep.
At three?
I sleep.
At four?
I sleep.
At five?
I sleep.
At six?
I sleep.
At seven?
I sleep.
At eight?
I sleep.
At nine?
I wake up.

In May 1961 Alberto Moravia invited Claudia Cardinale for an interview. To her surprise, Moravia proposes to question her as an object in the room. The interview is divided in two parts. In the first part Moravia tries to record how Cardinale appears in the room, in the second part how she disappears—into sleep.

In bright daylight the objects distinguish themselves from you without any effort at all: the headphones on the couch with the cord in an elegant curl on the floor; the scissors on the desk, not closed but in the shape of an x; the chair that has not been drawn up; the black-and-white postcard stuck on the wall with Blu Tack; the glass of water without water on the small metal table mobiltecnica torino close to the bed; the shoes side by side close to the leg of the table. At night however, when you are asleep, the boundaries become fluid. Differentiation turns into mutual sympathy. The objects are approaching us. We are approaching the objects. No, our bodies are approaching the objects.

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19.09.2020–28.02.2021

In an exhibition at the edge of sleep gerlach en koop display works by other artists.

Ismaïl Bahri
Kasper Bosmans
Daniel Gustav Cramer
Mark Geffriaud
Voebe de Gruyter
Ian Kiaer
Kitty Kraus
Gabriel Kuri
Rita McBride
Guy Mees
Jacqueline Mesmaeker
Helen Mirra
Laurent Montaron
Melvin Moti
Jean-Luc Moulène
Henrik Olesen
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud
Emilio Prini
Bojan Šarčević
Shimabuku
Steve Van den Bosch
and a contribution by writer Haytham El-Wardany

Curator
Regina Barunke

Events

Fri 18.09.20, 7 – 9 p.m.
Opening

Thu, 24.09.20, 7 p.m.
Guided tour with Regina Barunke

Thu 15.10.20, 7 p.m.
Guided tour with Sarah Maria Kaiser and Anne Storm

Fri 20.11.20, 7 p.m.
Irene Nierhaus: White Screen: On the Furnishing of the Bedroom of Adolf Loos
Online Lecture, introduced by Kathrin Heinz

Thu 10.12.20, 7 p.m.
Sebastian P. Klinger: „Sommeil en bouteille“: Images of Sleep and Gender
Online Lecture, introduced by Elena Zanichelli

Additional material

→ exhibition booklet

→ The most peculiar sensation of rotating without moving – a conversation between gerlach en koop and Laura van Grinsven. Metropolis M, February 2021.

Support

Senator of Culture of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Waldemar Koch Stiftung, Bremen, Mondriaan Fonds, Embassy of the Netherlands, Stroom The Hague, Flanders State of the Art

In cooperation with: Mariann Steegmann Institute – Art & Gender, research unit dwelling+/-exhibiting and Institute for Art History – Film Studies – Art Education, University Bremen

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