Annual program 2019

Annual program 2019

Kunstverein Braunschweig

Steve Bishop, o.T. (found image), 2019. Courtesy the artist.

March 11, 2019
Annual program 2019
Kunstverein Braunschweig
Lessingplatz 12
38100 Braunschweig
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Thursday 12–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm

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Kunstverein Braunschweig presents international positions in contemporary art across its two sites–Villa Salve Hospes and Remise. Throughout 2019 we will present seven solo exhibitions and one group exhibition, each accompanied by a varied public programme of artist talks, lectures, performances, and concerts.

March 9–May 5

Lisa Seebach: When The Stage Turns Dark Tomorrow
New York Scholarship 2017 of the State of Lower Saxony and the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung

Lisa Seebach’s sculptures and installations succeed in translating the factual into fragile constructions of lines, masses, and weights. Seebach (b. 1981) draws lines in space with black steel rods, which—despite their delicateness—manage to support bulky ceramic forms. 

Andrew Norman Wilson: Hirngespenster
Andrew Norman Wilson’s videos are possessed by digitally animated, hyperreal entities that dwell in the gray area between human, animal, and machine. For his solo exhibition at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Wilson (b. 1983)  incorporates his video works into a scripted theme environment devoted to Helene Hollandt, the former owner of the Villa Salve Hospes, or rather her ghost, who is rumored to sporadically appear.

Steve Bishop: Start Over Every Morning
Steve Bishop’s exhibiton centers around the remnants of a celebration that’s just ended, surrounding a simple white kitchen, which surreally extends over the entire length of the space. By subtly distorting familiar domestic scenarios, Steve Bishop (b. 1983) creates new worlds in which concepts of time are suspended.

June 22–August 25

After Open House (2015), Process Performance Presence (2016), Apparat (2017) and Doing Things With Words (2018), Kunstverein Braunschweig will present its fifth annual group exhibition, Groups, in the summer of 2019.

The exhibition focuses on the growing number of international artist groups, collaboratives, collectives, and unions. Many of these collaborations are politically motivated and critical of the art world, and also enable the realization of complex projects using innovative methods of collaboration—often shifting between artistic and curatorial modes of working.

September 14–November 17

Shannon Bool
Kunstverein Braunschweig dedicates its largest solo exhibition of 2019 to the work of Canadian artist Shannon Bool. The exhibition is conceived together with the Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette (Quebec), Canada and in collaboration with the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.

Shannon Bool (b. 1972) examines and questions surfaces we are used to perceive as normal or as a given, and about whose origins and meanings we rarely think. Her presentation at Kunstverein Braunschweig takes Le Corbusier’s modernist urban design sketches for the city of Algier (Plan Obus) as a starting point, demonstrating that the architect was inspired by photographs of female nudes on postcard portraits of “exotic-looking” women.

Julia Phillips
In Fake Truth, her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany, Julia Phillips (b. 1985) will develop a new site-specific sound installation for the Remise building that revolves around the motif of witnessing. Addressing complex subject-object relations, Phillips produces a set of hybrid “witnessing entities” that respond to the viewers audibly: different layers of response time and subjective perception merge into one variable soundtrack played on-site.

December 7, 2019–February 17, 2020

Hannah Black
The artistic practice of Hannah Black (b. 1981) ranges from performances and video works to installations or book projects with recurring theoretical references to feminism, Afro-pessimism or de Andrade’s Anthropophagic Manifesto. For her solo exhibition in the Villa of Kunstverein Braunschweig Hannah Black is developing a new film work that will be embedded in a complex installation.

Richard Sides
Richard Sides (b. 1985) is a multi-disciplinary artist working in mixed media, music, publishing, curating and collaboration. His expanded video and installation-based collages often play with ambience, subjectivity, deconstruction and humour. Sides will develop a new body of work for the Remise space of Kunstverein Braunschweig.

Curatorial Team: Jule Hillgärtner, Director / Nele Kaczmarek, Curator / Raoul Klooker, Assistant Curator

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