Artists: Fabio Marco Pirovino, Adriana Ramić, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater, Luca Pozzi, Mariechen Danz & Genghis Khan Fabrication Co., Andreas Greiner & Armin Keplinger, Tina Kohlmann, KAYA + n.o.madski / Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers, Tiril Hasselknippe, João Onofre, Wolfgang Laib
Exhibition title: One Step Ahead Moving Backwards
Curated by: Elisa R. Linn, Lennart Wolff
Venue: km temporaer, Berlin, Germany
Date: October 31 – November 11, 2014
Photography: Courtesy of km temporaer
The exhibition presents among others works by the New York-based artist collective KAYA alias Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers, Fabio Marco Pirovino, Tiril Hasselknippe, Brian Jungen and Wolfgang Laib and asks for contemporary artistic approaches dealing with different layers of time. These forms of perception withdraw themselves from accelerated networks and market dynamics through a more complex understanding of experience. Provoking ephemerality or permanence in their work the artists presented in the exhibition take up the idea of continuity / discontinuity to explore the conditions for a pervasive communication between work and recipient – eventually investigating a possible reassessment of the perception of temporality per se. The artistic gesture here serves in many works as a visual track, that builds a bridge between the act of artistic creation and the moment of observation, forming the framework for interaction.
The concept of the exhibition is based on a written conversation conducted over several months between km temporaer and Hicham Khalidi, curator of the 5th Marrakech Biennale. Without having met or having any previous personal contact the exchange opened the possibility of an intense conceptual enrichment, that resulted in a multi perspective view on topics, terms, artistic positions and their contextualisation. Additionally this collaboration reveals steps, disagreements and misunderstandings in the development process of the work itself and questions or sometimes even revises them through textual backjumps.
The conversation was published on October 31, the opening night of the exhibition.