March 17th, 2012 §
Seeing with Eyes Closed
Friday 23rd March, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, h. 19,00 – Seeing with Eyes Closed
In 2010, the Deutsche Guggenheim and the Association of Neuroesthetics (AoN) inaugurated the discussion series “Art and Neuroscience” as a forum for exchanging information between the two disciplines. Following the first two rounds of talks “The Utopia of Communication” and “When Neuroscience meets Filmmaking”, this time the focus will be on the immeasurable realm of subjective experience and on its potentiality to stretch the boundaries of our conceptual tools and methods.
How do we make sense of what we see without knowing what it is that we are looking at? Can we construct spatiotemporal forms purely based on ‘imagination’? To what extent may different brains show similar activities in spite of differences in subjective experience? To what extent is our perception of reality constructed and altered by the intrinsic build-up of our brains rather than neural responses to stimuli that are strictly ‘out there’?
The discussion takes these questions from the ongoing project Seeing with Eyes Closed by artist Ivana Franke with neuroscientist Ida Momennejad as a point of inquiry. Seeing with Eyes Closed is an invitation to reflect on how the inner and outer space together construct appearances of the real, and on the boundary between public and intimate space.
Participants include Ivana Franke, Ida Momennejad, the artist Carsten Nicolai, the critic
Niklas Maak and the discussion will be moderated by the neuroscientist Daniel Margulies.
The event is hosted by Deutsche Guggenheim and the Association of Neuroesthetics and co-curated by Elena Agudio for the Association of Neuroesthetics.
Ivana Franke’s installation will be on view in the Atrium of Deutsche Bank and can be experienced from March 23rd to March 25th during the opening hours of Deutsche Guggenheim, 10 am – 8 pm.
March 23rd 2012 / 7 pm
Friedrichsaal, Deutsche Bank;
Unter den Linden 13-15
(entrance Charlottenstraße 37)
March 17th, 2012 §
March 14th, 2012 §
Stockholm, March 16-31, 2012
All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room. Blaise Pascal
Chain yourself to your climate guilt and become part of a sculptural installation. A series of ball and chains shaped as carbon dioxide molecules are placed out around the town of Stockholm. They’re made out of 100% recycled iron and weigh 300 kilos each. This represents an average Swede’s CO2 emission during 10 days. The art project is a collaboration between Bigert & Bergström and WWF in connection with the world wide climate action Earth Hour. The ambition is to nail the public to a moment of slow reflection.
Sites with CO2 Lock-In sculptures:
On the opening day of the project, Bigert & Bergström will chain themselves to the sculptures.
Sergels Torg, Friday March 16, 12.00AM-12.00PM
March 11th, 2012 §
17.3 – 8.4 2012
Opening 17.3 at 1-4pm
During von Hausswolff’s career there has been some confusion amongst the audience concerning what he’s actually doing – what his work is about. In this exhibition the gallery will diffuse this clogged field of activity and show a variety of works by the artist.
Some know about his sound work. This could be experienced at Moderna Museet a few weeks ago with the much appreciated large installation freq_out or in Electronic Voice Phenomena works in Graz (Steirisches Herbst), Lopud (TBA21) or Venice (Guggenheim Museum/A.N.E.). His latest CD, 800 000 Seconds in Harar (Touch, London), showed another side of his sound art and was highly rated in the music press internationally. The 13 channel audio art piece Spiriport will be show in this show.
Others are familiar with his “red” series of photographs and installations, where the artist focuses on wasted architecture and problematic sites by simply enlighten the areas with red spotlights. This resulted in the book RED 1999-2010 released by the gallery in 2010. The latest project – Red Domestic Death – pictures a ruined house in Western Sahara destroyed by Morroccan fighter planes in early 2010, and will be included in this show.
Three other works will also be shown:
a) In 1998 von Hausswolff launched his “social area” projects and the resulted in the sculptural Thinner- and Low Frequency Bar (Momentum, Moss). A series of bars and lounges has then been realized: Ether Bar (Kiasma, Helsinki), Meths Bar (Beaconsfield, London) and Glue Lounge (Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva). In 2010 he constructed a Cobra Venom Bar (Darb 1718, Cairo) and it was included in the freq_out installation in Stockholm – it will be exhibited at the gallery in its latest phase.
b) During the years von Hausswolff has been investigating other peoples various activities and has included this in his work. A few years ago he did an exhibition at the gallery called Adoptations (Tu Est L’Autre) where a group of new artists where introduced – artists that never knew there were artists. The artist is now working on the second exhibition, Adoptations II (Posse Est), and the gallery is now presenting a series of images from this work in progress: Laura Lee Burroughs.
c) von Hausswolff will also, hesitantly, show a series of paintings on paper called Majdanek (1989).
March 2nd, 2012 §
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
233 Mott Street, New York City
Featuring the projects of 23 curators
Utilizing over 20 classrooms