September 13, 2016 - Chisenhale Gallery - Peter Wächtler: Far Out
September 13, 2016

Chisenhale Gallery

Peter Wächtler, Untitled, 2016. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery. Courtesy of the artist.

Peter Wächtler
Far Out
September 16–December 11, 2016

Chisenhale Gallery
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London E3 5QZ
United Kingdom
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Chisenhale Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in a UK institution by Berlin and Brussels-based artist Peter Wächtler.

Wächtler works across a range of media including sculpture, drawing and animated film, with his writing and prose poems often providing source material. For Wächtler, the introverted experience of labour becomes both his process and his subject.

For his exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, Wächtler presents a film made through traditional cel animation, soundtracked by a rock and roll song. The animation depicts the central subject’s departure along a country road, set against a backdrop of moonlit landscapes. The protagonist’s repetitive stasis invokes an ambiguous relationship with acts of progress or withdrawal, as well as our own misplaced desires.

Peter Wächtler (born 1979, Hannover) lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include 9, KIOSK, Ghent (2016); Secrets of a Trumpet, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2016); Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2014); Reena Spaulings, New York (2014); dépendance gallery, Brussels (2013); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2013). Selected group exhibitions include Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York (2015); A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2014); Meanwhile… Suddenly and Then, Lyon Biennale (2013); Pride Goes Before a Fall / Beware of a Holy Whore, Artists Space, New York (2013). Sternberg Press published a collection of Wächtler’s texts in 2013, entitled Come On.

Exhibition events:

Peter Wächtler in conversation with Polly Staple
October 7, 12pm
Peter Wächtler is joined in conversation by Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, to discuss his new exhibition, Far Out.

An evening viewing of Peter Wächtler’s exhibition
October 8, 6–8pm
An evening viewing of Peter Wächtler’s exhibition organised in conjunction with East End Night, when galleries in East London are hosting evening viewings in association with Frieze London.

An early morning viewing of Peter Wächtler’s exhibition
October 20, 9–10:30am
An early morning viewing of Peter Wächtler’s exhibition with an introduction by Ellen Greig, Exhibitions and Events Curator at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute.

Screening of Peter Wächtler’s Tim and Racky (2011) 
November 3, 7pm
Peter Wächtler’s film Tim and Racky (2011) is screened in conjunction with First Thursdays, when the gallery remains open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. Emma Moore, Offsite and Education Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, provides an introduction to the film.

Peter Wächtler’s exhibition tour by Paul Teasdale
November 12, 2pm
Paul Teasdale leads a tour of Peter Wächtler’s exhibition, placing Wächtler’s new work in relation to his previous animation, sculpture and text pieces. Paul Teasdale is a London-based writer and editor of

Peter Wächtler's exhibition is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation; Muriel & Freddy Salem; the Cranford Collection, London and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.
With additional support from the Peter Wächtler Supporters Circle.
With thanks to dépendance, Brussels; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York/Los Angeles; Lars Friedrich, Berlin; Mark Hix and HIX Restaurants.
Chisenhale Gallery’s Talks & Events Programme 2016 is supported by Helen Thorpe.
Chisenhale Gallery’s Exhibition Programme 2016 is supported by Nicoletta Fiorucci.

Chisenhale Gallery
Registered charity number 1026175

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