OPEN SPACE 16 | Going Ashore
Sophie Aigner, Standard Euro, Ulrike Hannemann, Andy Heller, Ruth Hommelsheim, Werner Huthmacher, Ulrike Kolb, Oliver Krebs, Nina Wiesnagrotzki
Opening: Friday, 05.09.2014, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: 06.09.–04.10. 2014
Openimg hours at Art Week:
Friday, 19.09.2014, 2 to 10 pm
Saturday, 20.09.2014, 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday, 21.09.2014, 11 am to 7 pm, with Art Week Breakfast.
We take great pleasure in cordially inviting you to the opening exhibition Anlanden/Going Ashore on the new LORIS premises at Potsdamer Str. 65.
The exhibition Anlanden shall be understood as a continuation of our last group show Land in Sicht/Land, ho! held early this year at our old location in Berlin-Mitte. The starting point there was the term “cartography” as defined by Judith Schalansky (Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln [Atlas of Remote Islands]). Therein she describes the poetry of the atlas, the act of travel to foreign places, and the boundless desire for the entire world. The wanderlust and travel described by her we now respond to with an “arrival” pertaining to the gallery’s move to Potsdamer Straße and reconnoitering of the new location as well as to an investigation of the term in a more abstract way.
The centerpiece of the exhibition Land in Sicht was a collective wall collage. This time around, too, a group effort expands the individual positions. For Anlanden the artists have developed a spatial projection amounting to something of a survey of the new premises, thus thematizing anew the going-ashore at a new location. Within and by way of this spatial concept the artists’ heterogeneous individual positions merge to an aggregate installation.
A territory is always bound for de-territorialization, at least potentially, bound for transition to other structures, even at the risk of the other structure initiating a re-territorialization (anything akin to home) ...
(Translated from German edition:) Cf. Deleuze, Gilles/Guatarri, Félix, Tausend Plateaus, p. 445.
We wish for a good start with you in our new territory and shall be ready as well during Art Week with extended opening hours and special activities.