Current exhibition


“no hours left for else”
A collection
presented by Eva Barto and Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet
22 March – 05 May 2019

Arrival gift (for latecomers) – Two pieces of eel

The Kunstverein Freiburg dedicates this exhibition to a figure who has developed a singular and marginal practice of offering. For this first appearance and after two years of research in France and Japan, Eva Barto and Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet present “no hours left for else”, a monographic collection.

The show features about thirty selected belongings, implements, strategies and things offered or planned to be so. The overall reveals, under elements of a certain oddness, a whole apparatus both obsessive and critical, a way of living. We see the collection getting tinged with ambiguities, refined according to the seasons and sometimes falling into contradictions.

The differentiated practice of giving displayed by the collection convokes and twists the concepts traditionally associated to the gift economy. Thereby, some of the elements are striving to describe specific ownership conditions, such as contractual givings, negotiated profits, relative obligations, hosting issues, shared properties, time loans, debts to be honoured … By summoning addresses, transferability and (dis)possessions, the exhibition agitates the gesture of the artist and the philanthropist in a thought of production, circulation and acquisition of art.

With the kind support of the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.

Research made possible by the support of Mécènes du Sud:

Mécénes du sud

Culinary support:



The Kunstverein Freiburg is sponsored by:

Stadt Freiburg        Sparkasse Freiburg       BW Kultur


Fr, 22.03.2019, 9 pm
I give, therefore I am
Talk with Ryoko Sekiguchi

Sun, 07.04.2019, 2 – 4 pm
Children’s Workshop (registration required)

Thu, 11.04.2019, 7 pm
Curator’s Tour with Heinrich Dietz

Thu, 25.04.2019, 7 pm
Guided Tour

Su, 05.05.2019, 3 pm
Talk with Eva Barto and Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet

Opening night

Fri, 22.03.2019, 7 pm
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz, director
Eggs – Eels – Leaves.
9 pm, I give, therefore I am
Talk with Ryoko Sekiguchi

Opening Hours

Tue – Sun, 12 am – 6 pm Wed,
12 am – 8 pm, Mon closed
Open on Good Friday and during the Easter holidays
Entrance: 2 € /1,50 €
Thursdays free, Members free