December 14, 2009 - OPEN SPACE - Step right up, come on in
December 14, 2009

Step right up, come on in

Jeppe Hein
CIRCUS HEIN

21–25 April 2010

Art Cologne
Hall 11.3

www.openspace-cologne.com

Clear the ring for Jeppe Hein! During his stay as artist in residence at the Atelier Calder in Saché, France, Jeppe Hein developed the CIRCUS HEIN project, with which he follows up Calder’s own examination of the circus. During his Paris years (1926-1933) Alexander Calder created his miniature Cirque Calder – figures and attractions made of sheet metal, wire and found objects – which he carried around in suitcases and occasionally set up to perform. The Parisian avant-garde came flocking to Calder’s studio to see his circus performance. Today, Calder’s circus in a suitcase is part of the collection of the Whitney Museum in New York.

Jeppe Hein would like to revive the circus subject and to give it a contemporary take. Various projects, which deal with the subjects art and circus and focus on magic, illusion, sensation, participation and entertainment, will be realised. The variety and motifs of circus life will influence the conception of the installations, publications and architectural elements. CIRCUS HEIN has invited international fellow artists to provide contributions to wow a circus audience.

Contributors: Kristoffer Akselbo, Kenneth A. Balfelt, Nina Beier, Kaspar Bonnén, Cocktaildesigners, Søren Engsted, Thilo Frank, Max Frey, Jeppe Hein, Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Finn Janning, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen, Emilie Bergrem, Annette Kelm, John Kørner, Jason Kraus, Claus Larsen, Mads Lindberg, Florian Neufeldt, Aprés Nous, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Michael Sailstorfer, Tomas Saraceno, Tove Storch, Kristian Sverdrup, Koki Tanaka, Tanja Vibe All the way to Paris, Henrik Vibskov, Ulrik Weck, Jordan Wolfson, Let me show you the world

The grand opening took place on 12 December 2009 at the Atelier Calder in Saché and at the Frac Centre Orléans, France (www.atelier-calder.com/; www.frac-centre.fr).

From April 2010 onwards CIRCUS HEIN will be on tour and will stop over at international galleries, institutes and museums in an ever-changing format. Its first stop will be the ART COLOGNE, where it will set up camp at the OPEN SPACE. The former lounge and bar area will be turned into a playground for the circus. A selection of the artists listed above will be showing their works in Cologne.

CIRCUS HEIN. A project for OPEN SPACE at ART COLOGNE 2010.

DATES 21 – 25 April 2010 PREVIEW together with ART COLOGNE on 20 April 2010
LOCATION Art Cologne, Hall 11.3
PROJECT TEAM Adelheid Komenda, Kathrin Luz, Meyer Voggenreiter
PROJECT ASSISTANCE Jana Strippel
CONTACT office@openspace-cologne.com
INTERNET www.openspace-cologne.com

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