2015 exhibition program

2015 exhibition program

Kunstverein Göttingen

Viktoria Binschtok, Vitamins, Neuer & Snow White Apron Cluster, 2014. Installation view. Courtesy Viktoria Binschtok & KLEMM’S Berlin.

February 8, 2015

2015 exhibition program

Kunstverein Göttingen
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2015 exhibition program

Viktoria Binschtok 
January 11–February 22
Viktoria Binschtok’s (b. 1972) work addresses the complex status of the contemporary photographic image. Following series using Google Street View and appropriated news photography, her “clusters” offer an incisive look into the visual logic shaping contemporary screen-based culture. The groups of images are sourced from entering her own photographs in internet searches and then restaging and altering selected results. The bright-color aesthetic of personal snapshots and product photography predominate in this cross-section of the web’s seemingly endless pool of images. Compiled by the scanning, mathematical “eye” of the search engine in concert with the artist’s subjective choices, the clusters explore how context and content are crystallized within the processing of visual metadata—both online and off.

March 15–May 3
With: bankleer, Sarah Burger, Aleksandra Domanović, Anetta Mona Chia & Lucia Tkáčová, Isa Genzken, Christian Jankowski, Oliver Laric, Mahony, Christiane Möbus, Timm Ulrichs, Carla Zaccagnini
Inspired by a public monument recently commissioned from Christiane Möbus for Göttingen, the exhibition looks as the culture of commemoration in public urban space. The selected works in the exhibition address the historical legacy of the public monument and its social implications. They examine the role of public art as a witness to processes of political upheaval and change. What are the implications of the “lasting” tradition of the monument in contrast to the “performative” act of protest and revolt? What conditions determine the individuals and events that are chosen to be remembered—or forgotten?

Fiete Stolte: Hotel Absence
June 21–August 2
Fiete Stolte (b. 1979) has developed his own temporal rhythm by dividing the week into eight days, each with 21 hours, thus using himself as an object of observation and experimentation. He created a specially designed clock to keep his unique time, and he has drawn on the somnambulant nature of his experience and altered sleeping cycles in Polaroids and videos infused with dusky light. Simultaneous absence and presence is the theme conveyed by works dealing with traces or impressions of the body, as with a graphite cast of his own hand, in which the smooth-rubbed forefinger becomes a worn-down “pencil.” Time and space are conveyed in his works as compacted yet permeable. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published in cooperation with Sieveking Verlag.

Julius von Bismarck
July 5–August 23
The works of Julius von Bismarck (b. 1983) span the fields of art, science, and technology. With his inventions, videos and installations he probes the human perceptive apparatus and the collective views of a society undergoing rapid change. From his dramatic whipping of the oceans and mountains documented in the video series Punishment (2012) to his staging of a bizarre car accident at the geographical center of Germany (2013) and his invention of the subversive Fulgurator (2007), a camera/image projector for which he received a Prix Ars Electronica, his work is a relentless investigation of the scientific and conceptual models that we have inherited. The exhibition will be accompanied by the artist’s first comprehensive catalogue.

Lea Porsager
November 1–December 21
Lea Porsager’s (b. 1981) artistic practice based on speculative fabulation within esoteric and occult systems of ideas. The exhibition Ring-pass-Not features sculptural objects from earlier and current works, exclusively assembled for Kunstverein Göttingen. Inspired by different esoteric mindsets, the works share a matrix-based kinship. Ring-Pass-Not is an ironic, paranoid and joyous celebration of “thought-forms,” “kundabuffers,” “facets” and “blades.” The exhibition is Porsager’s first major solo exhibition in Germany. She took part in dOCUMENTA (13) with the work Anatta Experiment

The exhibitions of Viktoria Binschtok, Moment!, and Lea Porsager are curated by Kordula Fritze-Srbic, guest curator for 2015.



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