Mai 2014

part is fame [art as game]

Work in Progress * Kooparation/Cooperation * Interaktion/Interaction

Kuratiert von / on a proposition by Cristina Bogdan (RO) 

1st Show Vienna

2.5. 2014 Start 

1. Präsentation / Vernissage 8.5.2014 19 Uhr Cian McConn & Zanga

2. Präsentation 15.5.2014 19 Uhr Astrid Sodomka & Marcus Zobl

3. Präsentation 22.5.2014 19 Uhr Mela Yerka & Benoît Gob

4. Präsentation / Finissage 28.5.2014 19 Uhr Lina Lapelyte & Sorin Moisescu

2nd Show Bucharest

29.9.14 Start
 

Platforma Space

Calendar of interventions

29 September – 5 October

Marcus Zobl

Astrid Sodomka

Annabela Tournon


Photocredits by Marcus Zobl

6 October – 12 October

Daniel Alexandru

Mela Yerka

Vlad Ionescu

Sorin Moisescu

13 October – 19 October

Cian McConn

Liviu Diaconeasa

Nomi Blum + Cristina Cociș + Paula Cămîrzan

Bucharest / Romania

Künstler_innen / Artists 

Benoît Gob, Lina Lapelyte, Cian McConn, Astrid Sodomka, Sorin Moisescu, Mela Yerka, Zanga, Marcus Zobl

Kuratorinnen Statement / Curator´s statement by Cristina Bogdan

Die zugrundeliegende Idee des Projekts "Part is fame [art as game]" ist das Spiel „Stille Post“. Jede kennt es. Die erste Spielerin flüstert einen Begriff ins Wort der Zweiten, die wiederum flüstert das Verstandene ins Ohr der Dritten, und so weiter. 

Diese Strategie wird auf den Produktionsprozess der beteiligten Kunstschaffenden angewandt. Die erste Künstlerin interpretiert den Vorschlag der Kuratorin (Cristina Bogdan), sei es ein Wort, ein Objekt oder ein Kunstwerk. Die zweite Künstlerin bekommt nur die Arbeit der Ersten zu sehen und reagiert darauf. Der dritte Beitrag wiederum basiert auf der vorhergehenden Arbeit. Und so weiter.

Part is fame [art as game] ist eine Folge aus einwöchigen Prozessen. Am Montag betritt die Künstlerin die Galerie und erhält den Blick aufs Ausgangsobjekt. Am Donnerstag präsentiert sie ihre Reaktion darauf. Das Resultat wird bis Montag ausgestellt, wo es die nächste Beteiligte sieht, bevor es entfernt wird. Ab Donnerstag ist das Ergebnis des zweiten Durchlaufes zu sehen, und so weiter.

Unter Vorgabe des Entwicklungsrahmens (Zeit, Ort, Wort oder Objekt) werden die beteiligten Künstler und Künstlerinnen aufgefordert, unter erschwerten Umständen, quasi im Öffentlichen Raum und vor Publikum kreativ zu sein. Zusätzlich werden Fragen über Urheberrecht, Plagiat, Ehre, Loyalität, Einsamkeit des Ateliers aufgeworfen. Durch die Offenlegung des Prozesses wird die Entstehung von Kunstwerken nachvollziehbar gemacht und der Fokus vom Endprodukt weg gerückt. Die Künstlerinnen arbeiten von Montag bis Donnerstag in der Galerie, Donnerstag Abend ab 17 Uhr findet die Präsentation statt.
 

1. Präsentation/Vernissage 8.5.2014 19.Uhr– Cian McConn & Zanga

Am 2.5. 2014 wird der Grundstein von der Kuratorin Cristina Bogdan gelegt und an die Künstler Cian McConn und Dani Macovei/Zanga weitergeleitet. Cian McConn geboren in Irland, derzeit in London tätig ist. Er hat seine MA Studien an der Royal College of Art abgeschlossen. In seinem Werk arbeitet er mit unterschiedlichsten Medien.  Zanga / Dani Macovei, ein rumänischer Künstler, lebt und arbeitet, zur Zeit, in London. 

2. Präsentation 15.5.2014 19 Uhr – Astrid Sodomka & Marcus Zobl

Astrid Sodomka lebt und arbeitet in Wien und stellt international aus. Zusammen mit Marcus Zobl, in USA geboren und in Wien tätig, ebenfalls international tätig und mit Erfahrung in verschiedenen Medien – Sound Installationen, Video Art, Skulptur und Fotografie, setzt sie den Prozess fort.

3.Präsentation 22.5.2014 – Mela Yerka & Benoît Gob

Mela Yerka, geborene polnische Künstlerin, in London tätig, ist Gewinnerin des Cass Art Painting Prize 2011. Sie wird mit Benoît Gob, dem belgischen Künstler, Performer, Tänzer, Maler und Designer zusammenarbeiten. Benoît Gob ist in verschiedensten Bereichen der Kunst tätig. 

4.Präsentation / Finissage 28.5.2014 19 Uhr – Lina Lapelyte & Sorin Moisescu

Diesen Zyklus schließen Lina Lapelyte und Sorin Moisecu ab. Lina Lapelyte beschäftigt sich, zur Zeit, mit dem Phänomen des Liedes. Sie ist in London als Künstlerin, Komponistin und Performerin tätig und stellt u.a. in Tate Modern in London, sowie in Echoraum in Wien aus. Sorin Moisecu, in Bukarest geboren, ist als Komponist/Musiker und visual artist tätig. Zurzeit beendet er seine Studien – Video Art an der Nationalen Universität der Kunst in Bukarest.

part is fame [art as game] wird unterstützt von Wien Kultur, Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst, dem Rumänischen Kulturinstitut in Wien und der Litauischen Botschaft. 

 

copyrigth  of pictures by Marcus Zobl

This project is based on a protocol: the popular game ‘Chinese whispers’, in which the first player whispers a word into the second player’s ear, the latter whispers what he understood of this word into the third player’s ear, and so on, until the last player says out loud what he heard from the player before him. The first player then says out loud the word that he had said, and the two appear to be completely alien. 

By applying this to artists and their work, we get the following game: a first artist reacts to a proposition by the curator – be it an object, an artwork, or a word. The second artist then sees this work and reacts to it, making his own work. The third artist, without seeing the first work, reacts to the second work. So on until the last artist. Each intervention is conceived as a one-week process. On Monday, the artist enters the gallery space, is given the starting point, and has until Thursday to create a work. This can be either an object, or an event-based work. On Thursday evening, the result is shown to the public, during the opening. It is on display until Monday. That morning, the second artist enters the gallery, makes contact with the work previously on display, then it is taken away. He then begins the same process as described above. 

This is then an art game in which the rules impose a clear constraint on the artistic work, in terms of time and direction. Artistic activity is under constant scrutiny, and the game on the whole is bound to rise questions about the place and role of honesty, originality and other such notions usually related to art. The focus shifts from the ‘end-product’ to a process that is both personal and that of an artistic ‘line’. One could find the ‘work’ to be anywhere, from the individual works to the final exhibition, to the entire game. Can we then speak of content, structure, or models to define the work of art?

Künstler_innen / Artists

Benoît Gob

Born in Liège, Belgium in 1972. Lives and works in Brussels.the Academy of Fine Arts in Liège. In 1995, he moved to Brussels and took up Theatre Studies at the National Higher Institute for Theatrical Arts and Diffusion Techniques. Benoît slides between genres. He is an actor, performer and dancer; he paints, creates collages, designs and builds machines and sprawling installations. In Needcompany, a Belgian Theater/Dance/Performance group.

At pogmahon.company, an independant artist collective in the public realm, based in Vienna and working internationally, established in 2001 by Denise Parizek. In parallel to his life as a visual artist, Benoit is a regular actor. 

http://12-14.org/artist-BenoitGob/


Lina Lapelyte

Lithuanian born artist, composer, musician and performer. She lives and works in London. She is currently exploring the phenomena of song. Using song as an object Lina examines the issues of displacement, otherness and beauty. Re-enactment supports her investigation into aesthetics, control and reality. Lina Lapelyte has been exhibiting and performing at the Ikon (Birmingham); BBC proms (London); Tate Modern (London); CAC (Vilnius), Skopje Bienalle (Skopje); Royal Festival Hall (London); Spor (Aarhus); Echoraum (Wien); Holland Festival (Amsterdam).

www.linalapelyte.com


Cian McConn

Born 1980, Galway, Ireland. Lives and works in London. Completed his MA at the Royal College of Art, London in 2012. Working within combined media including; performance, print and textile. He regularly collaborates with others in creating new work.

cianmcconn.wordpress.com


Sorin Moisescu

Born in 1984 in Bucharest, Sorin is an author, musician/composer and visual artist.He graduated from the University of Philosophy in Bucharest and is currently finishing his degree in Video Art at the National University of the Arts Bucharest.His rather controversial performances were hosted in Bucharest at The Ark in 2009, Platforma Space in 2012-13 and UNA Gallery in 2013.
 

https://ro-ro.facebook.com/sorin.moisescu


Astrid Sodomka

Born 1982, Vienna. Lives and works in Vienna.

Studied at the University ofVienna and University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She is a co-founder of the artist-run gallery Schleimfuehlgasse 12-14 in Vienna. Showing her work internationally (i.e. Linz, Vienna, Cluj, Bucharest, Ljubljana).

Repetition and variation are both, strategies and subjects of Astrid Sodomka's work. Repetition, structural and psychological, can be found everywhere in daily routines (generation to generation, family, breakfast, education, work, reproduction, communication, relationships). Astrid Sodomka starts her working process with studying every day life and its language. She uses détournement as artistical strategy, mainly linguistic detournement, dissecting rhymes and figures of speech.

Astrid Sodomka likes lists. In her work things are put to an order, existing orders get rearranged. Lists tell stories. Sodomka uses fragments for the viewer to arrange.

In Astrid Sodomka's work visual arts and text are considered as equals. Text can be visual. Lists can be performed. The focus lies on a process-oriented, performance art viewpoint, on the act of doing something, the act itself.

http://12-14.org/artist-astrid-sodomka/

Mela Yerka

Graduated in 2011 from Central Saint Martins, London, having previously studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Mela is the winner of the Cass Art Painting Prize 2011. Polish born, she now lives and works in London. She exhibits her work internationally. Mela lives and works in London, and is represented by Maria Stenfors, London 

www.mariastenfors.com


Zanga

Born as Dani Macovei in 1990 in Suceava, Romania. Lives and works in London.
He has had several solo shows in Bucharest, Vienna and took part in group shows in Bucharest, Timisoara, Paris and London.
Currently studying Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins.

http://12-14.org/2012-Konfetti/


Marcus Zobl

Marcus Zobl was born in USA, after traveling years he studied and settled down in Vienna, Austria.

He is a Multi-Media artist, who established sound installations and video art in Vienna during the 90ties. He also produces sculptures made of bronze and photography or sound sculptures. You will never know which media he is working with in advance and this is one of the many skills of Marcus Zobl. He is a member of the artist collective Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 and exhibiting international.

http://12-14.org/artist-marcus-zobl/

Curator

Cristina Bogdan

Born 1985, Bucharest. Lives and works between London, Paris and Bucharest. Currently a PhD researcher in Philosophy of Art at the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne. 

Holds and MA in Art Theory from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Contributes articles to Notes on Metamodernism and Revista Arta, and lectures in Contemporary Art at the University of the Creative Arts Farnham and the London College of Communication. Has curated several exhibitions. Cristina is co-founder and director of ODD, an independent art platform in Bucharest 

http://matterofmalaise.blogspot.fr/

part is fame [art as game]

O expoziție curatoriată de Cristina Bogdan 

Artiști Benoît Gob | Lina Lapelyte | Cian McConn | Astrid Sodomka | Sorin Moisescu | Mela Yerka | Zanga | Marcus Zobl

Un proiect bazat pe un protocol: telefonul fără fir. Primul jucător șoptește un cuvînt la urechea celui de-al doilea, acesta îl șoptește mai departe celui de-al treilea jucător, și așa mai departe pînă la ultimul jucător, care spune cuvîntul auzit de la jucătorul dinaintea lui cu voce tare. Atunci și primul jucător spune cu voce tare cu ce cuvînt a început – iar cele două cuvinte se adeveresc a fi extrem de diferite.

Dacă mutăm jocul în zona artei, avem următoarea situație: primul artist reacționează la o propunere făcută de curator – fie că este vorba de un obiect, sau de o altă lucrare, sau de un cuvînt. Al doilea artist îi vede lucrarea și reacționează la ea, producînd la rîndul lui/ei o lucrare. Al treilea artist, fără să fi văzut prima lucrare, reacționează la a doua. Și tot așa pînă la ultimul artist. Fiecare intervenție este concepută ca un process cu durata de o săptămînă. Luni, artistul intră în spațiu, i se dă punctual de plecare, și are timp pînă joi să creeze o lucrare. Aceasta poate fi un obiect, fie un performance. Joi seara, rezultatul este prezentat publicului, și rămîne expus în galerie pînă lunea următoare. În dimineața de luni, al doilea artist intră în galerie, ia contact cu lucarearea expusă, și începe același proces ca primul artist. 

Este vorba deci de un joc artistic în care regulile reprezintă constrîngeri clare în termini de timp și direcție. Activitatea artistică este mereu sub observație, iar jocul în ansamblu nu poate decît să ridice întrebări despre locul și rolul sincerității, al originalității și altor noțiuni de aces gen associate în mod normal cu arta. Accentul se mută de pe produsul final pe un proces care este în același timp personal și cel al unui “liniaj” artistic. Am putea spune că “opera” se află oriunde – la nivelul lucrărilor individuale, la cel al expoziției, sau chiar la nivelul întregului joc. Se poate deci vorbi despre conținut, structură sau modele pentru a defini o operă de artă?

Cian McConn

Născut în 1980 în Galway, Irlanda. Trăiește și lucrează în Londra. A terminat Masterul la Royal College of Art, Londra în 2012. Lucrează cu media diverse: performance, print și textile. Colaborează în mod regulat cu alți artiști pentru lucrările sale.

cianmcconn.wordpress.com

Zanga

Născut Dani Macovei în 1990 în Suceava. Trăiește și lucrează în Londra, unde studiază Arte Vizuale la Central Saint Martins.A avut numeroase expoziții personale în București și Viena și a participat la expoziții de grup în București, Timișoara, Paris și Londra. 

http://12-14.org/2012-Konfetti/

 

Curator: Cristina Bogdan

Născută în 1985 în București, locuiește între Londra și București. Doctorandă a Facultății de Filosofia Artei a Universității Paris 1 Sorbonne. Are un Master în teoria Artei de la Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales din Paris.

Scrie articole pentru Notes on Metamodernism și Revista Arta, și este lector în Teoria Artei la University for the Creative Arts Farnham și London College of Communication. A curatoriat mai multe expoziții și este co-fondatoarea ODD, un spațiu de artă contemporană în București.

http://matterofmalaise.blogspot.co.at/

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