Winterausstellung

Thomas Demand, Ceal Floyer, General Idea, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ann Veronica Janssens, Philippe Parreno, Ugo Rondinone
January 10 – February 9, 2006

Philippe Parreno

The Boy From Mars, 2005 (left)
44 neon tubes (Ø 15 mm each, with 15 mm spacing), metal, transparent Plexiglas, 5 Transformers (37 mA, 10.000 V), cables
148 x 90.2 x 41.9 cm


Ceal Floyer
Auto Focus, 2002 (center left) 
Light projection with Leica Pradovit P-150 projector, AV stand, plinth
Dimensions variable

General Idea
Achrome (Manzoni), 1993-1995 (center) 
Plaster bandage on wood, set of 3

Each 25.4 x 61 x 12.7 cm 


Ugo Rondinone
A snowlike still, 2005 (center right) 
Plexiglass, wood (blue)  
190 x 110 x 3.5 cm

Ugo Rondinone
a SNOWLIKE still, 2005 (right) 
Plexiglass, wood (brown) 
190 x 110 x 3.5 cm

Ugo Rondinone
a snowlike STILL, 2005 (far right) 
Plexiglass, wood (green) 
190 x 110 x 3.5 cm

Photo © Tony Izaaks

Philippe Parreno

The Boy From Mars, 2005 (left)
44 neon tubes (Ø 15 mm each, with 15 mm spacing), metal, transparent Plexiglas, 5 Transformers (37 mA, 10.000 V), cables
148 x 90.2 x 41.9 cm


Ceal Floyer
Auto Focus, 2002 (center left) 
Light projection with Leica Pradovit P-150 projector, AV stand, plinth
Dimensions variable

General Idea
Achrome (Manzoni), 1993-1995 (center) 
Plaster bandage on wood, set of 3

Each 25.4 x 61 x 12.7 cm 


Ugo Rondinone
A snowlike still, 2005 (center right) 
Plexiglass, wood (blue)  
190 x 110 x 3.5 cm

Ugo Rondinone
a SNOWLIKE still, 2005 (right) 
Plexiglass, wood (brown) 
190 x 110 x 3.5 cm

Photo © Tony Izaaks

Philippe Parreno

The Boy From Mars, 2005 
44 neon tubes (Ø 15 mm each, with 15 mm spacing), metal, transparent Plexiglas, 5 Transformers (37 mA, 10.000 V), cables
148 x 90,2 x 41,9 cm

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Ceal Floyer
Auto Focus, 2002
Light projection with Leica Pradovit P-150 projector, AV stand, plinth
Dimensions variable

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Ann Veronica Janssens
Red & Turquoise, 2005 (left) 
2 Halogen lamps, dichroic color filters, tripod
300 x 475 cm approx


Ceal Floyer
Auto Focus, 2002 (center)
Light projection with Leica Pradovit P-150 projector, AV stand, plinth
Dimensions variable

Thomas Demand
Planet, 2005 (right)
C-print/Diasec

30 x 30 cm

Photo © Tony Izaaks

Ann Veronica Janssens
Red & Turquoise, 2005 (left) 
2 Halogen lamps, dichroic color filters, tripod
300 x 475 cm approx


Ceal Floyer
Auto Focus, 2002 (center)
Light projection with Leica Pradovit P-150 projector, AV stand, plinth
Dimensions variable

Thomas Demand
Planet, 2005 (right)
C-print/Diasec

30 x 30 cm

Photo © Tony Izaaks

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Atomic Park (Film Version), 2003-2004
Super 8 and 35 mm film (black and white, color, stereo sound, 4:3 format) 8:14 min

Minimum projection size 1.5 x 2 m

Photo © Tony Izaaks

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Atomic Park (Film Version), 2003-2004
Super 8 and 35 mm film (black and white, color, stereo sound, 4:3 format) 8:14 min

Minimum projection size 1.5 x 2 m

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Winterausstellung

Thomas Demand, Ceal Floyer, General Idea, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ann Veronica Janssens, Philippe Parreno, Ugo Rondinone
January 10 – February 9, 2006
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Our Winter Exhibition features seven of the gallery's artists with a selection of works that has not previously been shown in Berlin. 

 

In the front room Philippe Parreno's neon sign The Boy From Mars (2005) is on view. This yellow sign advertises a film of the same name by Parreno about an architectural construction called Hybrid Muscle, built in rural Thailand by the artist and the French architect Francois Roche, which functions as a battery house. Planet (2005) by Thomas Demand is a small new work depicting a planet in black & white. In diminutive scale (the image measures 30 x 30 cm) it conveys a sense of play between flatness and three-dimensionality, through the juxtaposition of the image's two-dimensional visual quality and its reference to the historical evolution of human thought about astronomy. Ugo Rondinone's windows entitled A SNOWLIKE STILL (2005) offer a view into the dark of the night, but the opaque, black perspex reveals nothing except a shadowy reflection of the viewer. 

 

Pills are recurring objects in the late work of General Idea. Achrome (Manzoni) (1993-1995) consists of three oversized pills, wrapped in plaster bandage. The piece refers to Piero Manzoni's famous achrome-paintings, but is also part of General Idea's body of work on the theme of AIDS. Red & Turquoise (2005) by Ann Veronica Janssens is a sort of immaterial wall painting, consisting of coloured light. Two lamps with a dichroic filter (in the colours red and blue) are placed in such a way that they let through all the colours that would normally be blocked out by the filter. Light also plays a crucial role in Ceal Floyer's Auto Focus (2002); a slide projector without any slides. The machine constantly blends in and out of focus, trying to focus on an image (or slide) that is not there. The constant rhythm makes the white square appear almost to be breathing.

 

In the second space, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's Atomic Park (Film Version) (2003-2004) is shown. In July 1945, the first atomic bomb detonated in the White Sands desert (New Mexico); a place that is now home to a recreation area as well as a military base for research. The beautiful images of the innocent sand and its visitors are burdened by the location's history. 

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