Works from the Collection at Galerie Gebr. Lehmann

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Artists: Conor Backman, Burkhard Beschow, Sami Eschmann, Anne Fellner, Tom Fellner, Natalie Häusler, Tilman Hornig, Julian Irlinger, Quintessa Matranga, Michael O’Mahony, Annie Pearlman, Rare Candy & Rowan Oliver, Ander Rennick, Kerim Seiler, Camilla Steinum, Alex Vivian

Exhibition title: Works from the Collection

Curated by: Burkhard Beschow, Anne Fellner & Hendrik Niefeld as Info-Punkt

Venue: Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Germany

Date: January 15 – February 27, 2016

Photography: Paul Barsch, images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin

What does it mean to make, collect, and experience art today? The nature of work  and the archive have been radically altered by online forces, but this should not  merely be a point of nostalgic lament. New forms of labour and collection dominate  and we must reckon with the transition.

For Info-Punkt, the collection is a form of story board or mind map, an ever-changing and changeable compilation of idols, a treasury of admired works. The collection travels alongside the artist, accompanying or haunting them in their artistic journey. Where does the exhibition fit into this shadow life?

The exhibition is a ruptured moment of tangibility in an increasingly untouchable world. The exhibition is also a chance to create further documentation, which will loop back into the nearly immeasurable collection of online imagery. It is an opportunity for a physical happening, anachronous as they may be.

In the past there were cabinets of curiosity (Wunderkammer), collected objects travelled across the world in the hands of imperialists, to ‘educate’ about other cultures. How does this tradition still stand and in what ways has it been dismantled? How do we collect without possessing? Is the online art world any more public or accessible than its material counterpart?

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Info-Punkt, Statement, 2016, Kerim Seiler, Ohne Titel (gross), 2010

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Michael O’Mahony, Untitled, 2016

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Kerim Seiler, Ohne Titel (gross), 2010, Quintessa Matranga, Cursed, 2015

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Quintessa Matranga, Cursed, 2015

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Kerim Seiler, Stereoscopic Brain (Neon Lights and Polar Bear), 2014

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Annie Pearlman, 2 Steppers, 2012

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Tom Fellner, Mops 1, 2015, Annie Pearlman, 2 Steppers, 2012

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Camilla Steinum, Facing Other Windows, 2015-2016

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Camilla Steinum, Facing Other Windows, 2015-2016 (Detail)

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Burkhard Beschow, Blechliesl, 2015

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Anne Fellner, Katzenbild, 2015-2016

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Julian Irlinger, Art Gallery of New South Wales, gyeonggi museum of modern art, Ny Carlsberg, Glyptotek, Laing Art Gallery, 2015

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Rare Candy & Rowan Oliver, Wrap skirt 1-3, 2015

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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015

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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015 (detail)

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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015 (detail)

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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015 (detail)

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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015 (detail)

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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015 (detail)

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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015 (detail)

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Tilman Hornig, Transformed by Lifestyle (txt on devices series), An everyday world (txt on devices series), 2015

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Ander Rennick, Cole Mohr (Autumn), Cole Mohr (Winter), Cole Mohr (Spring), Cole Mohr (Summer), 2015

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Natalie Häusler, $$$$€€€€$$, 2015

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Conor Backman, Painting Palettes, 2015

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Sami Eschmann, o.T. (weiss), 2016

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