January 31, 2008 - Frankfurter Kunstverein - Manon de Boer: ‘The Time That Is Left’, Armando Andrade Tudela and Xabi Salaberria
January 31, 2008

Manon de Boer: ‘The Time That Is Left’, Armando Andrade Tudela and Xabi Salaberria

MANON DE BOER
“RESONATING SURFACES”, 2005
film still
16 mm color film
Copyright: Manon de Boer, 2005
Courtesy Jan Mot, Brussels

Floor 1
MANON DE BOER:
‘THE TIME THAT IS LEFT’

Floor 2
ARMANDO ANDRADE TUDELA

Ground floor
10 REASONS TO BE A MEMBER
#15 XABI SALABERRÍA

February 8 – April 27, 2008

www.fkv.de

MANON DE BOER: ‘THE TIME THAT IS LEFT’
February 8 – April 27, 2008
Opening: February 7, 2008, 7 pm

The exhibition ‘The Time That Is Left’ is the first solo exhibition of the Dutch artist Manon de Boer (*1966, Kodaicanal, India) in Germany. The presentation in the Frankfurter Kunstverein provides an overview of her film work from 1996 to 2007 and also contains an ongoing sound archive of interviews made by the artist with musicians, dancers and composers. The title, ‘The Time That Is Left’, is taken from a groundbreaking essay by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben and addresses a central theme of the exhibition: the perception of time and the writing of history. For de Boer, history is not a linear sequence of events but rather the experience of a continuous process during which, in a particular way, selected memories are placed in a relationship to one another. The narrated personal histories of iconic figures from different contexts, such as Sylvia Kristel or Suely Rolnik, allow the artist to explore concepts of memory and belief, and through this to investigate correspondences between lived time and history.

Manon de Boer also explores the perception of time through a conscious use of film as an artistic mediator and in analysis of its effect on the viewer. In principal, film is an optical medium generated from moving images that are then given sound and a musical background. Image and sound describe the intrinsic action and the music attempts, as a third element, to sustain the level of emotion. In deliberate composition these three basic elements create a work that fulfils the conventional expectation of what constitutes a film. For the viewer of a de Boer film, the way in which she divests image, sound and music in her compositions subtly alters this classic pattern of perception.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, where from January 25 until February 24, 2008 two further works of the artist are on show.

SPONSORS: The exhibition has been realized with kind support from Mondriaan Stichting and Vlaams Ministerie van Cultuur, Jeugd, Sport en Media.

CATALOGUE: The Frankfurter Kunstverein and Witte de With will together produce a comprehensive catalogue of de Boer’s work, which includes contributions by Elena Crippa, Lars Bang Larsen, Chus Martínez, Suely Rolnik and Jon Wozencroft/Tobi Maier.

ARMANDO ANDRADE TUDELA
February 8 – April 27, 2008
Opening: February 7, 2008, 7 pm

The first solo show by Peruvian artist Armando Andrade Tudela (*1975, Lima), who lives and works in France, at Frankfurter Kunstverein presents a series of new works. By means of collage, photography and sculpture Andrade Tudela investigates the difference between legacies of modernity in Europe and Latin America. The ‘modernities’ Andrade Tudela refers to in his work speak different languages and exert manifold grammars, especially regarding the use and function of materials. Andrade Tudela proposes to review the different ways of expression modernity offers today: as an artistic language, a cultural heritage, a reference in art and literature and a constant source of inspiration.

The exhibition is a co-production with Huarte Contemporary Art Center in Navarra, Spain.

SPONSORS: The exhibition has been realized with kind support from bdap – bureau des arts plastiques, Cultures France, Ambassade de France en Republique Federale d’Allemagne.

VENUES: Huarte Contemporary Art Center in Navarra, Spain
(July 4 – September 28, 2008)

CATALOGUE: A catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition in collaboration with Huarte Contemporary Art Centre in Navarra.

10 REASONS TO BE A MEMBER
#15
XABI SALABERRÍA

February 8 – April 27, 2008
Opening: February 7, 2008, 7 pm

The focus of Basque artist Xabi Salaberría’s work is the relationship between material, use and the ‘meaning’ of design. Salaberría is concerned with understanding the interactions between people and things in contemporary society. The questions Salaberría raises and investigates about our relationship with objects may, in a modest way, contribute to a better understanding of our real needs. For his presentation in the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Salaberría, who previously developed the design for the Café im Kunstverein together with Gorka Eizagirre, is presenting a display structure that emphasizes the importance of a discursive element as part of the Kunstverein’s activity.

EXHIBITIONS CURATED BY: Chus Martínez

OPENING HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am-7 pm

INFORMATION: www.fkv.de

PRESS CONTACT: Julia Wittwer, Melanie Räuschel, phone: +49.69.219314–30/-40, fax: +49.69.219314–11, e-mail: presse@fkv.de, www.fkv.de
(texts and images for download under PRESS)

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Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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fax: +49.69.219314–11
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