Exhibitions of artists Apr-May 2012 feat. Jeppe Hein, Alicja Kwade, Jordan Wolfson at Johann König Berlin
JEPPE HEIN AT NEUES MUSEUM NUREMBERG, GERMANY
After Jeppe Hein’s exhibition in 2010 the Neues Museum Nuremberg will present the artist’s Hexagonal Water Pavilion.
The work is a programmed water pavilion on a hexagonal outline with altogether sixteen walls of water shooting up from jets in the ground. The 2,50-metre-high water walls randomly rise and fall, describing all possible right-angled configurations of the space in defined sequences before changing shape and appearance.
Initially the pavilion looks inaccessible for the viewer, but soon it is evident that the wall of water is divided into sections and the visitor is allowed to move within the structure from space to space, finding himself in differently shaped spaces inside, or suddenly on the outside of the pavilion without any possibility to control or govern the confinement or exclusion.
Hexagonal Water Pavilion
May 16 – October 28, 2012
Opening: May 15, 2012, 7 pm
JEPPE HEIN AWARDED ROBERT-JACOBSEN-PRIZE BY WÜRTH FOUNDATION
As the winner of this year’s Robert-Jacobsen-Prize, awarded by the Würth Foundation, Jeppe Hein will present some of his Modified Social Benches in an outdoor exhibition that assembles sculptural works from the Würth Foundation’s collection.
Dreidimensional! Zeitgenössische Bildhauerei
Kurpark Bad Mergentenheim, Germany
March 31 – November 25, 2012
Award Ceremony: April 21, 2012
ALICJA KWADE AT MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI, KUNSTVEREIN HANOVER, GERMANY
Alicja Kwade’s vast installation of 303 clock weights will be presented at Kunstverein Hanover within the context of Made in Germany Zwei, a joint exhibition by the three local art institutions Sprengel Museum, Kunstverein and kestnergesellschaft. The exhibition will show groundbreaking positions of a younger generation of international artists living and working in Germany.
Made in Germany Zwei
Kunstverein Hanover, Germany
May 17 – August 19, 2012
Opening: May 16, 2012, 5 pm
JORDAN WOLFSON AT KUNSTHALE WIEN, VIENNA & MIDWAY CONTEMPORARY ART, MINNEAPOLIS
Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis and the Kunsthalle Vienna this month.
Shylock, the central character of the video, is a 3D animation who reads out loud the Love Poem, written by Richard Brautigan, each time with a different borrowed voice. These sequences are countered by Shylock speaking a sexually loaded dialogue of Wolfson and a woman where he asks her to describe for the viewer what it is like to be with him. The backgrounds depict organized bohemian, bourgeois living against disorganized mundane, middle and working class interiors.
The films and videos of Jordan Wolfson (b. New York 1980, lives and works in New York and Berlin) combine the strategies of conceptual art with personal and often deeply emotional content. Working in live-action, animation, digital video, and film, Wolfson has produced a body of psychologically complex works in which images and language undergo dream-like repetitions and rehearsals. Wolfson’s tightly constructed dramas suggest not only our shared cultural anxieties but also our innermost private fears.
Jordan Wolfson (solo)
Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
April 13 – June 2, 2012
Opening: April 13, 2012, 7 – 9 pm
video of the month # 75:
Jordan Wolfson – Animation, masks (solo)
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
April 1 – 30, 2012