REC.

Curated by Robert Meijer, Esther Schipper and Christoph Wiesner
September 3, 2005 – April 21, 2007

Bik van der Pol 
Catching Some Air, 2000-2005 (detail) 
Ink on tracing paper and inkjet prints
Dimensions variable

Bik Van der Pol - Lisbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol - call their installation "an informal archive for referential material." The duo took 143 images - mostly of artworks and artists, plus some texts from art history books, journals, and magazines… …the images have for the most part been reproduced in pencil on white tracing paper; the sheets…hung with clips in neat rows, like books packed into shelves, making the gallery…look like a cross between a private library and a Minimalist vitrine. The air of the title comes from a moving fan, which makes its presence visible when the edges of the images lightly flutter.

– Jennifer Allen, Artforum, 2005 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Matthew Ronay

Love Will Find A Way, 2005
MDF, hydrocal, steel, paint
Dimensions variable

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Elín Hansdóttir
Here Elsewhere, 2006
Concrete
Dimensions variable

Two washed-out concrete walls face each other. They are an imitation of a facade on the other side of the street.

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Carol Bove
The Sky Over Berlin March 2 2006 at 19.00, 2006

Mixed media

Dimensions variable

Plexiglas cubes, wooden fragments, a peacock feather, small cement solids, a sponge—are spread on a wooden shelf that cuts the space horizontally at eye level. The sparse, fragile constellation of objects lies underneath a thick rain of narrow brass rods suspended from the ceiling. Taken together, these objects gracefully sketch the topography of a dreamlike cityscape.

 

– Cecilia Alemani, Artforum, 2006 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld 

Loris Gréaud

End Extend, 2006

Lacquered MDF, plasma-screen, DVD-player, DVD

dur.: 2’00“

300 x 122 x 30 cm

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Mungo Thomson
Freak Flag, 2006
Hand-stitched nylon

106 x 155 x 0,01 cm

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Jason Dodge

Two Identical Smells Two Different Places, 2006
Two wineglasses, Plexiglas case, perfume, cotton
45 x 25 x 20

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Luke Fowler
The Harbour Doubts, 2006

16mm film 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Kerry Tribe
Rewind, 2006
Tape recording of artist's voice on loop
Duration 4.23

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Chris Evans

A Sculpture for the Ahmed Family, 2005/2006 (detail) 
Maquette (plaster, pigment), correspondence with Syed Refaat Ahmed (2 framed letters), photograph (Sufia Ahmed, Gulshan 2 residence, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Dimensions variable

A Sculpture for the Ahmed Family is part of a series that Evans is making with various people around the world who we’d regard as belonging to their country’s ‘elite’. Evans visited Justice Refaat Ahmed, in his home in Dhaka, and questioned him about his family’s influence on Bangladesh – and what effect the elite can have in relationship, or in tandem with, the country’s faltering democracy. Refaat Ahmed talked about “rising above all that is commonplace and forging a neutral and passive path through the polarities” and the idea of a Banyan tree was proposed by his mother who was drawn to its quality of endurance.

– Lisson Gallery, London
 
Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Jakob Kolding
Untitled, 2007
Mixed media

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Seb Patane

Live in Pankow, 2006

Mixed media 
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

REC.

Curated by Robert Meijer, Esther Schipper and Christoph Wiesner
September 3, 2005 – April 21, 2007
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REC. was a project space jointly curated by Robert Meijer, Esther Schipper and Christoph Wiesner. Comprising a small, single room that was adjacent to the main gallery in Linientstrasse, over a period of two years (2005-07) REC. showcased twelve internationally acclaimed artists who were outside of the gallery's main program. 

Featured artists were: 

Carol Bove

Jason Dodge
Chris Evans

Luke Fowler
Loris Gréaud
Elín Hansdóttir
Jakob Kolding
Seb Patane
Matthew Ronay
Mungo Thomson
Kerry Tribe

Bik van der Pol 

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