Cater to you at EIGEN + ART Lab

Artists: Cudelice Brazelton, Madison Bycroft, Jake Kent, Anna Solal, Zoe Williams

Exhibition title: Cater to you

Curated by: Marie Gerbaulet, Hendrike Nagel, Elena Setzer

Venue: EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin, Germany

Date: September 10 – October 19, 2019

Photography: Eike Walkenhorst / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cater to…

…the potential of productive withdrawals as instances of social and political creativity revamping existing infrastructures and giving shape to new institutional assemblages. (Kuba Szreder)

…the understanding of the table as the smallest – injectable – social architecture;

to perceive a seating order not as a preset of social relations and invitation to

vampirism, but as a caring context to serve different mindsets

and digest agonistic menus.

… service as a strategy of love; to discard any value system which looks at any task that is related to ‘service’ as devalued but instead celebrate it as the strengthening of our

capacity to know compassion and deepen our insight.

(bell hooks)

…the healing of the wounds of binary representations and check box systems and the reclaim of the tools of scarification and branding.

… symbolic overproduction not as a form of escapist formalism and distinction but as a form of empowerment and complexity; to apply an overuse of style which might

lead into its contradiction.

…the act of exiting not as an act of passivity; to believe in defection as a modification of the conditions within which the struggle takes place, rather than presupposing those conditions to be an unalterable horizon.

(Paolo Virno)

… abject and abjection as safeguards, which billows on the edge of

non-existence and hallucination, of a reality that annihilates certainties.

(Julia Kristeva)

…the process of affirmation and circulation as multi-faced potentials being all additive, subjective, romantic, imaginative, personal, autobiographical, whimsical, narrative, decorative, lyrical, architectural, sculptural, eccentric, local, specific, spontaneous, irrational, private, impulsive, gestural, handwritten, handmade, colorful, joyful, obsessive, fussy, funny, funky, vulgar, perverse, mannerist, tribal, rococo, tactile, self-referring, sumptuous, sensuous, salacious, eclectic, exotic, messy, monstrous, complex, ornamented, embroidered, articulated, spatial, light-filled, delicate, warm, open, questioning and sharing. (Joyce Kozloff)

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cudelice Brazelton, Glaive, 2019 (Detail)

Cudelice Brazelton, Glaive, 2019 (Detail)

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Jake Kent, Punks is Hippies, 2018

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Anna Solal, Kite 2, 2016; Courtesy of the Artist & New Galerie

Anna Solal, Kite 2, 2016 (Detail); Courtesy of the Artist & New Galerie

Anna Solal, Kite 1, 2016; Courtesy of the Artist & New Galerie

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cudelice Brazelton, Quartz, 2019

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Madison Bycroft, yeah, nah. With ornament, 2019 (Detail)

Madison Bycroft, yeah, nah. With ornament, 2019

Madison Bycroft, yeah, nah. With ornament, 2019 (Detail)

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Anna Solal, Le jardin de Neverland, 2017; Courtesy of the Artist & New Galerie

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Jake Kent, Punk Rock Possibility, 2018

Jake Kent, Punk Rock Possibility, 2018

Jake Kent, Punk Rock Possibility, 2018 (Detail)

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Cater to you, 2019, exhibition view, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin

Zoe Williams, Gulper fish head tureen, 2019; Courtesy of the Artist & Antoine Levi, Paris

Zoe Williams, Rococo blush fish head tureen, 2019; Courtesy of the Artist & Antoine Levi, Paris

Zoe Williams, Salmon bottom feed fish head tureen, 2019; Courtesy of the Artist & Antoine Levi, Paris

Zoe Williams, Ruffles, 2019 (Documentation of a performative soirée on the occasion of artmonte-carlo, 2019); Courtesy of the Artist & Antoine Levi, Paris

Zoe Williams, Ruffles, 2019 (Documentation of a performative soirée on the occasion of artmonte-carlo, 2019); Courtesy of the Artist & Antoine Levi, Paris