Was Nun?

Angela Bulloch, Matti Braun, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Carsten Höller, Christoph Keller, Rupprecht Matthies, Philippe Parreno, Julia Scher, Les Schließer, Videoprogramm Assaf (Safi) Etiel
May 31 – July 15, 1997

Liam Gillick

Discussion Island Reconciliation Plates, 1997 (left) 

4 sheets of aluminium plates, screws
100 x 200 cm each plate

 

Angela Bulloch

Sound Clash Bench (khaki), 1997 (center left)

Bench with cushion, video tape ("Solaris"), pedestal, speaker, TV monitor, sound-switching Mechanism, cables

42,5 x 152,5 x 55 cm

 

Angela Bulloch

Blue Mat Light Piece, 1997 (center) 

1 coconut mat and 1 contact mat (dimensions variable)
1 polycarbonate ball (diameter 50 cm)
1 colored bulb (blue), switching mechanism, bracket and cable

Dimensions variable

 

Matti Braun
Fieberglasmöbel, 1996 (detail) (center right)

Glass reinforced plastic (GRP), polyester
75 x 220 x 125 cm

  

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Scénario Beige, 1996 (right)
Desk lamp, photo album
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld 

Angela Bulloch

Sound Clash Bench (khaki), 1997 (right) 

Bench with cushion, video tape ("Solaris"), pedestal, speaker, TV monitor, sound-switching mechanism, cables

42,5 x 152,5 x 55 cm


Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Angela Bulloch

Blue Mat Light Piece, 1997 (left) (detail) 

1 coconut mat and 1 contact mat (dimensions variable)
1 polycarbonate ball (diameter 50 cm)
1 colored bulb (blue), switching mechanism, bracket and cable

Dimensions variable


Matti Braun
Fieberglasmöbel, 1996 (right)

Glass reinforced plastic (GRP), polyester
75 x 220 x 125 cm

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Scénario Beige, 1996
Desk lamp, photo album
Dimensions variable

Original exhibition invitation

Was Nun?

Angela Bulloch, Matti Braun, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Carsten Höller, Christoph Keller, Rupprecht Matthies, Philippe Parreno, Julia Scher, Les Schließer, Videoprogramm Assaf (Safi) Etiel
Schipper & Krome, Berlin
May 31 – July 15, 1997
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On Saturday, May 31st 1997, we will open our new, freshly renovated space, in the former liqueur factory on Auguststraße 91 in Berlin-Mitte.

 

After a lengthy renovation of the building we will now take up our activities in Berlin. Was nun? sets a mark to visualize our present situation characterized by continuity on one hand and a new start on the other hand. It defines as much a moment in time as it reflects upon a transition on a level regarding the content of our work and where we are going.

 

Was Nun? displaying works by Angela Bulloch, Matti Braun, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Carsten Höller, Christoph Keller, Rupprecht Matthies, Philippe Parreno, Julia Scher and Les Schliesser marks our final taking over of the new gallery space. 

 

After having shown three exhibitions in the same space last year the take-over of the the freshly renovated space is now carried out in close cooperation with the artists that have had a strong impact on the identity of the gallery as well as its inner structuring.  Artists who share a long and intense time of working together with us will be joined by artists whose work is a welcome and desired complement to our program.

 

Was Nun? brings together contributions that will shape the functional and formal furnishing of the gallery alongside works that provide a visualisation that is rather moment oriented or else has an affinity to our situation. Rather than a regular group show or a forcefully site-specific project, we expect Was Nun? to take up on a situation and a moment in time, to allow a glance at the future and visualize our working methods.

 

The developement of permanent contributions to the gallery space will be an ongoing process over the next weeks. Their existence should contribute to modify an understanding of the function of the gallery and consequently supplement the regular turnover of exhibitions at the gallery. The reinforcement and further developement of the gallery towards a place for production and discourse will also be one of our main self-imposed tasks in Berlin.  

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