Dahlhausen viral, Ahlen

Wedge V, 2014, 57x22x15 cm.

Wedge V, 2014, 57x22x15 cm. Photos: Roland de Jong Orlando.

Dahlhausen viral
Kunstmuseum Ahlen
Museumsplatz 1 / Weststraße 98
59227 Ahlen
Germany

 
November 9, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Hours: Tue–Fri 2–6 pm, Sat–Sun and holidays 11 am – 6 pm

 
The exhibition Dahlhausen viral is curated by the German artist and art collector Christoph Dahlhausen (1960). He smuggles his ‘art viruses’ into the Kunstmuseum Ahlen and contaminates the actual presentation of the museum’s collection with ‘strange’ art works. Some of them are taken from Dahlhausen’s private art collection, others sprout from his collaboration with colleagues from his international network. The result is an exhibition with frictions; surprising and contrasting settings change the perception of what is familiar and seemingly secure.

Wedge VII, 2014, 66x32x23 cm.

Wedge VII, 2014, 66x32x23 cm


Participating artists: Aljoscha, John Armleder, Kirstin Arndt, Linda Arts, James Lee Byars, Christoph Dahlhausen, Kevin Finklea, Michael Graeve, Herbert Hamak, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Gilbert Hsiao, Rocio Infestas, Roland de Jong Orlando, Heike Kern, Simon Morris, John Nixon, Frank Piasta, Fernando Rascon, Rolf Rose, David Sequeira, Elisabeth Sonneck, Serge Spitzer, Rainer Splitt, Alex Spremberg, David Thomas, Piet Tuytel, Guido Winkler, Andrea Zittel.

FutureShock OneTwo, Berlin (I)

Contour VI, 2011, 23x23x12 cm

Contour VI, 2011, 23x23x12 cm

FutureShock OneTwo
Internationale Neue Konkrete +
galerie dr. julius | ap
Leberstraße 60
10829 Berlin
Germany

January 27 – March 17, 2012
Hours: Thu–Sat 3–7 pm and by appointment
Opening reception: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7 pm

 
Participating artists: John Aslanidis (AU), Wolfgang Berndt (DE), Hartmut Böhm (DE), Monika Brandmeier (DE), Matthew Deleget (US), Edgar Diehl (DE), Stephan Ehrenhofer (AT), Daniel Göttin (CH), Michael Graeve (AU), Marco Grassi (IT), Anette Haas (DE), José Heerkens (NL), Henriëtte van ’t Hoog (NL), Gilbert Hsiao (US), Pierre Juillerat (CH), Károly Keserü (HU), Siegfried Kreitner (DE), Sabine Laidig (DE), Josef Linschinger (AT), Ray Malone (GB), Riki Mijling (NL), David Rhodes (GB), Giles Ryder (AU), Tim Stapel (DE), Maik Teriete (DE), Wolfram Ullrich (DE), Carles Valverde (ES), Don Voisine (US), Jan Maarten Voskuil (NL), Burchard Vossmann (DE), Guido Winkler (NL)

Curated by Matthias Seidel

 
Henriëtte van ’t Hoog participates with Contour VI (2011).
 
For the first exhibition in 2012 dr. julius | ap will present FutureShock OneTwo, a group show featuring a selection of international artists from three continents. Participants each display a work of theirs that they feel looks ahead towards the future.

The title reflects the current uncertainty in all areas of life: it seems to be increasingly clear that things will not evolve as predictably and smoothly as they have in the past. However, this is also a great opportunity for innovation. The exhibition wants to ask what role the International New Concrete and neighboring fields of art might play in this new era.

An important goal of this exhibition is to have the artists join a general discussion on the future of non-objective art, such as its potential to influence one’s perspective on life, especially in comparison with narrative forms of art. Moreover, it is to explore the relation of art and value: in times of a fundamental crisis in the monetary system, can money really be the adequate equivalent in which to trade art? Is the work of the artist actually not more than money can ever be? Could art be an alternative system of values, mentally and materially?