Namedropping at Jan Kaps

Artists: Kim Seob Boninsegni, Verena Dengler, f.marquespenteado, Hella Gerlach, Deanna Havas, E’wao Kagoshima, Justin Lieberman, Marie Matusz, Rebecca Morris, Andreas Schulze, David Weiss

Exhibition title: Namedropping

Curated by: Tenzing Barshee

Venue: Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany

Date: June 29 – September 1, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Jan Kaps, Cologne

Namedropping brings together a number of artistic positions rooted in various forms of opposition. The directional attitude is one that is implemented through tools of criticism, irony and, at times, vulnerability. The artists equally celebrate the forms and subjects of their scrutiny. The exhibited works refect ethical, political and aesthetic concerns. And as much as they trace both referential and intuitive formal relationships, some inhabit a dodging or even protective stance, while others call these issues out by name. The premise that every system is inherently broken acts as an overarching umbrella to this exhibition. This doesn’t mean that these artists avoid the systems they occupy, but rather they engage with them directly.

Rebecca Morris, Manifesto (For Abstractionists and Friends of the Non-Objective), 2006, Courtesy Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin And Cologne

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

f.marquespenteado, Proteger Sean, 2014, Synthetic fiber sleeping bag, with hand and machine embroidery, and wood hanger with lambskin, 187 × 80 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Hella Gerlach, Geselle III, IV, VI, 2011-2017, Wood, paint

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Marie Matusz, Perspectives, 2017, Iron wire, industrial hanger, 265 x 11 x 10 cm

Hella Gerlach, Geselle V, 2011-2017, wood, paint, 166 x 30 x 32 cm

Rebecca Morris, Untitled, 2008, Oil and spray paint on canvas, 45,8 x 38,8 cm

Hella Gerlach, Geselle II, 2010, wood, paint

David Weiss, I Wish I was Born a Thousand Years Ago, 1976, Ink on paper, 108 × 149,5 cm

Rebecca Morris, Untitled, 2010, Oil and spray paint on canvas, 45,8 x 38,8 cm

Hella Gerlach, Geselle V, 2011-2017, wood, paint, 166 x 30 x 32 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Rebecca Morris, Untitled, 2008, Oil and spray paint on canvas, 45,8 x 38,8 cm

Andreas Schulze, Untitled (Aus einer anderen Zeit), 2007, Acrylic on nettle cloth, 190 x 400 cm

Marie Matusz, 8 days a week, 2017, Foam pedestal, aluminium sticks, quiver (velvet, wood, synthetic fabric), 25,5 x 100 x 110 cm / 100 cm / 107 x 5,5 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

f.marquespenteado, Prize Winner Floral Arrangement, 2015, Plastic vase and swatter, hand embroidered artifcial fowers, wood wand, wood shelf, 60 x 53 x 24 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

David Weiss, I Wish That I Sailed the Darkened Seas (Original), 1974

E’wao Kagoshima, Untitled, 1981, Collage, 30.5 x 23 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

David Weiss, Up And Down Town (Orginal), 1975 + Up And Down Town Special Edition, 1975

David Weiss, Untitled (Federprobierstück fürs Regenbüchlein), 1975, Ink on paper, 6,5 × 10,5 cm

David Weiss, Untitled (Federprobierstück fürs Regenbüchlein), 1975, Ink on paper, 6,5 × 10,5 cm

David Weiss, Untitled (Federprobierstück fürs Regenbüchlein), 1975, Ink on paper, 6,5 × 10,5 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

David Weiss, I Wish I was Born a Thousand Years Ago, 1976, Ink on paper, 108 × 149,5 cm

David Weiss, Untitled, Undated, Ink on paper, 29,7 × 42 cm

David Weiss, Untitled, Undated, Ink on paper, 29,7 × 42 cm

Kim Seob Boninsegni, Cours de self defense pour jeunes artistes #2, 2007, Ink on paper, 24, 5 x 33 cm

Kim Seob Boninsegni, Cours de self defense pour jeunes artistes #2, 2007, Ink on paper, 24, 5 x 33 cm

E’wao Kagoshima, Risk W, 2016, Mixed media on paper, 41,91 x 35,56 cm

E’wao Kagoshima, Risk W, 2016, Mixed media on paper, 41,91 x 35,56 cm

David Weiss, Untitled (Study for Selbstportrait mit Sonnenbrille), 1978, Ink on cardboard, 9,9 × 13,7 cm

David Weiss, Untitled (Study for Selbstportrait mit Sonnenbrille), 1978, Ink on cardboard, 9,9 × 13,7 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Verena Dengler, Daddy went on a business trip and all I got was this lousy Hotel stationary, 24.08.2013, Drawing on hotel paper attached to watercolor paper, 90 x 70 cm

Verena Dengler, Daddy went on a business trip and all I got was this lousy Hotel stationary, 25.08.2013, Drawing on hotel paper attached to watercolor paper, 90 x 70 cm

Verena Dengler, Daddy went on a business trip and all I got was this lousy Hotel stationary, 21.09.2013, Drawing on hotel paper attached to watercolor paper, 90 x 70 cm

Verena Dengler, Daddy went on a business trip and all I got was this lousy Hotel stationary, 21.11.2013, Drawing on hotel paper attached to watercolor paper, 90 x 70 cm

Verena Dengler, Daddy went on a business trip and all I got was this lousy Hotel stationary, 02.12.2013, Drawing on hotel paper attached to watercolor paper, 90 x 70 cm

Verena Dengler, Daddy went on a business trip and all I got was this lousy Hotel stationary, 17.12.2013, Drawing on hotel paper attached to watercolor paper, 90 x 70 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Deanna, Havas Our Values, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 90 cm

Deanna, Havas Our Values, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 90 cm

f.marquespenteado, Dysfunctional Mandala 14, 2015, Iron bowl, cork, plastic, hand embroidered natural and synthetic fabrics, beads, ribbons, iron stand, 66 x 29 x 30 cm

f.marquespenteado, Dysfunctional Mandala 14, 2015, Iron bowl, cork, plastic, hand embroidered natural and synthetic fabrics, beads, ribbons, iron stand, 66 x 29 x 30 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Verena Dengler, Das Genie (The Genius), 2014, Plaster, beads, wool, varnish spray, laminated photocopy, 37 x 13 x 18 cm

Marie Matusz, System, 2017, Pen on Paper, 29 x 21,5 cm

David Weiss, Selbstportrait mit Sonnenbrille, 1978, Oil pastel on paper, 11,5 ×17,5 cm

David Weiss, Selbstportrait mit Sonnenbrille, 1978, Oil pastel on paper, 11,5 ×17,5 cm

f.marquespenteado, Corbeille for scum pimps 02, 2016, Natural and synthetic fabrics machine and hand embroidererd, beads, thread arrangements, iron nails, 110 x 159 cm

Deanna Havas, Free People, 2016, Poly-cotton macrame and metal, 90 x 70 cm

Justin Lieberman, Shell, 2015, Ceramic glazed, 44 x 30 x 8 cm

Andreas Schulze, Untitled (or Fashion), 2014, Acrylic on nettle cloth, 200 x 200 cm

Namedropping, 2017, exhibition view, Jan Kaps, Cologne

Verena Dengler, Namedropping (Skulptur), 2014, Steel, wool, laminated copy, plastic letters, 191 x 275 x132 cm

Verena Dengler, Namedropping (Skulptur), 2014, Steel, wool, laminated copy, plastic letters, 191 x 275 x132 cm

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