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  • Earthenware pillow, 1920–1940, Shanxi (China). Courtesy: gerlach en koop
  • 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, GAK Bremen 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, GAK Bremen 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, GAK Bremen 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.

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19.09–20.12.2020

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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19.09–20.12.2020

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

The protection and hygiene rules for events apply.

Fri 18.09.20, 7 – 9 p.m.
Opening
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Thu, 24.09.20, 7 p.m.
Guided tour with Regina Barunke
POSTPONED

Thu 15.10.20, 7 p.m.
Guided tour with Sarah Maria Kaiser and Anne Storm
Attendance only with registration at office(at)gak-bremen.de

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

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

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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