Tommy Støckel, tranzit, Olivia Plender

Tommy Støckel, tranzit, Olivia Plender

Frankfurter Kunstverein

Tommy Støckel: “Exposed Superstructure”, 2006. (Detail). copyright VG Bildkunst, Bonn

December 11, 2006

Ist das Leben nicht schön?
Tommy Støckel: Chapter 4 Speaking of Others
tranzit: Auditorium, Stage, Backstage An Exposure in 32 Acts

December 13, 2006-March 4, 2007 

Opening: December 12, 7 pm

10 Reasons to be a Member
#11: Olivia Plender: “The Folly of Man Exposed or the World Turned Upside Down”

Tommy Støckel
Tommy Støckel closes the cycle of solo exhibitions presented this year at the Frankfurter Kunstverein under the umbrella title Ist das Leben nicht schön?. The exhibition especially conceived for the space and the situation at the Frankfurter Kunstverein consists of a large installation made of several models, collages and sculptures. Using humble materials such as cardboard and paper, Støckel proposes an intriguing glance into the future. The entire project is an invitation to rethink the notion of the virtual and the sensual in our understanding of what reality is. Tommy Støckel was born in 1972 in Copenhagen and lives and works in Berlin.

tranzit: Auditorium, Stage, Backstage An Exposure in 32 Acts
Auditorium, Stage, Backstage An Exposure in 32 Acts is realised by tranzit in collaboration with the Frankfurter Kunstverein for the platform Speaking of Others. tranzit is a network of independent initiatives in the field of contemporary art from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

The exhibition space on the second floor of the Frankfurter Kunstverein is divided into three spaces: Auditorium, Stage, Backstage. Backstage is the mental center of the exhibition. It is a place where the artworks will be displayed in an intimate working manner. During the exhibition the works will change their positions between the areas of the backstage and stage. Through this mode of display, objects, performative works and temporary presentations will appear in different constellations.

Curators of the exhibition and tranzit project leaders are Vít Havránek (Czech Republic), Dóra Hegyi (Hungary), Boris Ondreicka (Slovakia), and Georg Schöllhammer (Austria). Exhibiton concept: Vít Havránek.

Artists: Béla Balázs Studio film-program, Egon Bondy, Josef Dabernig, Guillaume Désanges (with Frédéric Cherboeuf), Orshi Drozdik, Róza El-Hassan, Miklós Erdély, Stano Filko, Free School for Art Theory and Practice, Jef Geys, Tibor Hajas, Josef Hirsal, Hamlet Hovsepian, Sanja Ivekovic, Lilla Khoor – Will Potter, Július Koller, Jirí Kovanda, Pawel Kwiek, Denisa Lehocká, Little Warsaw, Ján Mancuska, Dorit Margreiter, Work Method, Monument of Transformation, fragment # 1, Zbynek Baladrán, Pavel Humhal, Roman Ondák, Boris Ondreicka, Lia Perjovschi, Reinhard Priessnitz, Józef Robakowski, Ernst Schmidt Jr., Jirí Skála, János Sugár, Tamás Szentjóby, Katerina Sedá, Rasa Todosijevic, Tomás Vanek, Heimo Zobernig

On Wednesday, January 17, 2007, the project will be presented in a panel discussion at the Frankfurter Kunstverein with the participation of Vit Havránek, Dóra Hegyi, Boris Ondreicka, Georg Schöllhammer, and the tranzit project initiators Kathrin Rhomberg and Maria Hlávajova.
Olivia Plender: “The Folly of Man Exposed or the World Turned Upside Down”
After almost a year of existence, the 10 Reasons to be a Member archive will be given a new face. Thanks to the contribution of Olivia Plender (UK, 1977) our archive will grow.
The #11th Reason is presented under the intriguing title The Folly of Man Exposed or the World Upside Down. It is a series of drawings specifically made for the Frankfurter Kunstverein dealing with the notion of history, nonsense and our longing for a place, a context, a home, a reference.

Olivia Plender has translated the history of the Frankfurter Kunstverein into a history of emblems, that is, an iconic image used to represent an idea. The whole entrance space is transformed in order to create a new narrative of the institution, in which abstract notions like Verein, citizenship or even art crystallise into concrete and rich visual scenes.

Tommy Støckel is supported by:
The Danish Arts Council, Hessische Kulturstiftung

Auditorium, Stage, Backstage is supported by:, Schauspiel Frankfurt
tranzit is supported by:
Erste Bank Group, Ceská sporitelna a.s., Slovenská sporitelna a.s., Erste Bank Hungary
Monument of Transformation is supported by the Erste Bank Foundation
Speaking of Others is supported by:
The German Federal Cultural Foundation

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