Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr at EXILE

Artists: Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr

Exhibition title: BATEARS

Venue: EXILE, Vienna, Austria

Date: October 22 – December 19, 2020

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and EXILE, Berlin

We are happy to announce the fourth solo exhibition by Martin Kohout entitled BATEARS in collaboration with Adrienne Herr.

I had a dream where I was behind glass, flying and flying along with the rest of the warnings. Monk, Anthropomorph, Dog, Harpy, Devil, and Plant monster were all there. Many gates, all protecting one another in spiteful rows. It felt like a place very near here, and somewhere I never go. All of a sudden there was a pen attached to my wing, that started a tricky move like one I remember before the joining of seasons…

If no sickness is, O God, what fele I so?
And if sickness is, what thing and which is she?
If sick be good, from whennes goeth my baleful thought?
But if that I consente that it be?
And if that I consente, I dutyfully
Allas! what is this wondre maladie?





Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr: BATEARS, 2020 (trailer)

Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr: BATEARS, 2020. Installation view, EXILE

Loomer, looper, and a corner sculpture, 2020. Styrofoam, quartz primer, mortar, pigmented hard plaster, 118 x 45 x 40 cm

Frogless, 2019-2020. 4K animated loop with sound

Frogless, 2019-2020. 4K animated loop with sound

Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr: BATEARS, 2020. Installation view, EXILE

It will be fine, another day, 2020. Fine art print on tyvek, black wrap, pins. 66 x 42 cm

It’s only when you’re standing behind my eye every window, green man hugging, 2020. Styrofoam, LED lights, black wrap, 57 x 83 x 33 cm

A fence, 2020. Styrofoam, painted aluminium, plastic wrapping, wood, dimensions variable

A fence (detail), 2020. Styrofoam, painted aluminium, plastic wrapping, wood, dimensions variable

Adrienne Herr: The flight of the clay pigeon thrown into the air where we shoot (detail), 2020. Soil and brisk fired clay, fake money and balloon, dimensions variable

Adrienne Herr: The flight of the clay pigeon thrown into the air where we shoot, 2020. Soil and brisk fired clay, fake money and balloon, dimensions variable

Adrienne Herr: The flight of the clay pigeon thrown into the air where we shoot (detail), 2020. Soil and brisk fired clay, fake money and balloon, dimensions variable

Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr: BATEARS, 2020. Installation view, EXILE

Stoneless, 2020. 4K animated loop

Stoneless, 2020. 4K animated loop

Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr: BATEARS, 2020. Installation view, EXILE

So, we live here now (off blue), 2020. Hard foam, quartz primer, pigmented hard plaster, 63 x 24,5 x 7 cm

So, we live here now (off green), 2020. Hard foam, quartz primer, pigmented hard plaster, 57 x 34,5 x 8 cm

So, we live here now (off red), 2020. Hard foam, quartz primer, pigmented hard plaster, 47 x 32 x 9 cm

A gargoyle (detail), 2020. Styrofoam, hard foam, wood, quartz primer, mortar, mixed paint, 90 x 46 x 134 cm

A gargoyle, 2020. Styrofoam, hard foam, wood, quartz primer, mortar, mixed paint, 90 x 46 x 134 cm

Martin Kohout with Adrienne Herr: BATEARS, 2020. Installation view, EXILE