Eventi e progetti - ieri

7 Giugno 2017 - 9 Giugno 2017

Kunsthochschule Kassel

FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND

PRODUZENTENGALERIE HAMBURG / FONDAZIONE SAMBUCA PALERMO / GALERIE UTOPIA ATHENS

a cura di Paolo Falcone

FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND
edited by
PAOLO FALCONE

with works of: Marcel Broodthaers and Tjorg Douglas Beer, Letizia Battaglia, Manfredi Beninati, Angela Bulloch, Jonas Burgert, Olimpia Cavriani, Jimmy Durham, Lionel Estève, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Guenther Foerg, Ernest Mancoba, Olaf Metzel, Yoko Ono, Maria Papadimitriou, Bernhard Prinz, Henning Rogge, Thomas Schuette, Luca Vitone, Franz Erhard Walther

PRODUZENTENGALERIE HAMBURG / FONDAZIONE SAMBUCA PALERMO / GALERIE UTOPIA ATHENS 

Kunsthochschule Kassel

Nordbau, Raum 0322
Menzelstrasse 13 
34121 Kassel
Germany

Thanks to 
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS KASSEL
STUDENTS OF THE SEMINAR OF PROFESSOR BERNHARD PRINZ
GALERIE MIKAEL ANDERSEN COPENHAGEN 


Detailed Information

FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND
The exhibition FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND brings together 20 small to tiny artworks being presented inside a mobile exhibition vitrine. The works have been created and selected by the artists for FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND - works that deal with utopian visions, pessimistic expressions, fragility and destruction or they are fragments from the individual’s sometimes personal backgrounds. 

The central piece is a 4 cm by 3 cm miniature book by Marcel Broodthaers THE CONQUEST OF SPACE - Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military. 

„Atlas - measuring 1 5/8 by 1 1/8 in. (4 by 3 cm), with a simple black slipcase - is a miniature book by Marcel Broodthaers, made after the model of the fifteenth-century incunable. It was originally published in 1975 in an edition of fifty numbered copies, and it is Broodthaers`s last book, created shortly before his death, in 1976. The object plays on language and functions in a manner characteristic of Broodthaers`s sense of humor: it refers to the use of atlases by militaries pursuing territorial conquest - a task for which this tiny edition is absurdly unsuitable - in order to make artists aware of their own such victories. Broodthaers deepened the level of intrigue by not following any established geographical organization; instead, he chose to present a small selection of countries in alphabetical order, each represented graphically at the same size.“ (Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Works included in the exhibition are i.e. the work Atlas Marcel Broodthaers THE CONQUEST OF SPACE - Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military) - a 4 cm x 3 cm book, a rarely seen tiny sketch on paper from the painting universe of Jonas Burgert, three gold-plaid puppy seeds by Lionel Estève, a small bell against the Greek crisis from the Venice Biennale from the Greek Pavillon 2015 by Maria Papadimitriou, Frucht gegen Furcht (English: Fruit against Fear) by Thomas Schütte.

The exhibition FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND has no home or place to be. The exhibition FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND can be seen on the opening days of Documenta14 in Kassel. 
The exhibition format, the short presentation and the works presented are reflecting a certain uncertainty in our time. At the same time FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND is a precious collection of thoughts, sketches, personal fragments, tools against fear, utopical plans. 

It is shown inside GALERIE UTOPIA`s Lightbox - a custom-made aluminum vitrine by the German artist Tjorg Douglas Beer. 20 artworks by 20 international artists are displayed inside this vitrine.

FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND is curated by the sicilian curator Paolo Falcone.

The presentation of FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND in Kassel is a collaboration between GALERIE UTOPIA, PRODUZENTENGALERIE HAMBURG and the Palermo based foundation FONDAZIONE SAMBUCA. 
The project has been developed by Juergen Vorath from PRODUZENTENGALERIE HAMBURG in conjunction with Tjorg Douglas Beer and Paolo Falcone with the kind support of ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS KASSEL, STUDENTS OF THE SEMINAR OF PROFESSOR BERNHARD PRINZ, GALERIE MIKAEL ANDERSEN COPENHAGEN