Kunstverein Freiburg, English Version

 

Blockadia*Tiefsee
20.01. – 05.03.2017

We are Blockadia*Tiefsee. We are a temporarily collective, a meandering group of artists and curators. We meet each other, collect, discuss and present materials, ideas, words, images, objects. The hub of our conversations is the engagement with all that surrounds us influenced by new technologies, economic and ecological powers and transformations. We ask for possibilities of self-organization, the voluntary disposition and independent accountability of frugality, solidarity and empathy – and practice the implementation in material, substance, object, space and installation. Every meeting causes new processes and methods to change our code of practice and creations. Some part of this was showcased in the project space Tiefsee (Deep Ocean) in Offenbach and a greater part of this is complemented and documented on www.hobbykeller-tiefsee.tumblr.com .

The exhibition presents the works of Mia Bencun, Martin Dörr, Jaewon Kim, Johannes Lenzgeiger, Petra Metzner, Wagehe Raufi, Sarah Schweizer, Dennis Siering, Jakob Stoeger, Anna-Lisa Theisen, Linda Weiß, Lynn Weyrich. Zu den weiteren Mitgliedern des Kollektivs zählen Fred Besier, Nadja Büttner, Lea Klemisch, Magali Laurent, Ulrike Markus, Robert Schittko, Stefan Thürck, Moritz Urban. The project was initiated by Susanne M. Winterling and is accompagnied by Antonia Lotz.

The exhibition is sponsored by:

Supporting Program

Wednesday, February 1st at 7 p.m. Public guided tour by the director Heinrich Dietz

Saturday 18th February 2017, 11-12 a.m. Yoga in the Kunstverein (pre-registration is required).

Sunday, March 5th at 2 p.m.
"Die jungen Wilden" – Kids workshop (filing recommended)

Opening

Friday, January 21st at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz

During the opening the sculptural installation community create tree is activated by a performative flashmob of the Blockadia*Kollektiv.

Opening hours

Tu – Su 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
We 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mo closed

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free

 

Owen Gump
The Narrows
20.01. – 05.03.2017

Owen Gump, Mustang, No. 1, 2015, SW Photo on Baryt paper, © Owen Gump, Courtesy BQ, BerlinThe black and white photographs of Owen Gump (*1980, Kentfield, Kanifornien, USA) can be viewed within the tradition of American landscape photography. In his topographic investigations of the American West, the landscape appears as a stage for human expansion and as material for ideological formations. In his new series The Narrows, exhibited for the first time at the Kunstverein Freiburg, Gump examines a state-subsidized industrial park near Reno, Nevada, where large corporations and high-tech companies—including the world’s largest internet server farm—have opened. The building complexes with their geometric structures appear as a science fiction set against the stark, empty forms of the desert. In this sense, Gump’s photographs could document the ruins of the future, within which the spheres of influence of homo oeconomicus are continuously spreading.

Supporting Program

Wednesday, February 1st at 7 p.m. Public guided tour by the director
Heinrich Dietz

Sunday, March 5th at 2 p.m. at 2 p.m.
"Die jungen Wilden" – Kids workshop (filing recommended)

Wednesday, February 15th at 7 p.m.
Art salon with Dr. Stefan Gronert, curator of photography and media, Sprengel Museum Hannover

Opening

Friday, January 21st at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz

Opening hours

Tu – Su 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
We 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mo closed

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free