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Lucy Teasdale
Takt Talk

23.04.2014 19h

Lucy Teasdale
*1984 Birmingham, England
lives & works in Berlin
represented by Galerie Mikael Andersen
Meisterschülerin of Tony Cragg
Studium Freie Kunst - Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
UdK, Berlin, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London
lucyteasdale.com

Artist Statement

A tennis player reaches his arm high above his head; balancing in the air, bent backwards, focusing all his energy on one forceful stroke of the racquet. Another tennis player has lost his balance and lies, defeated, on the ground.

Translating two-dimensional photography, like the scene described, into three-dimensional sculptures, I explore the balancing act of bodies, forms and compositions. As a point of departure I use existing images such as historical photographs as well as images from newspapers and magazines. Based on certain shapes, patterns or dynamic movements in these images, the sculptures emerge as abstract forms with a language of their own.

The works have multiple optimal viewing angles, inviting the viewer to explore the work on their own. Often left untitled, the pieces leave considerable room for interpretation despite their origins in a concrete image. The sculptures develop as they are being modelled; a continuous process only stopped by the final cast of the work.

Balancing between figuration and abstraction, the sculptures do, despite the abstraction, contain some recognizable elements, giving the viewer, from some viewpoints, a taste of something familiar. These glimpses are however so fleeting that the works are constantly opening up to diverse interpretations.

lucyteasdale.com

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Krista Bailie
Meditation Chamber


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

08.08.-28.08.2015
opening: Friday, August 07, 2015, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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Meditation Chamber

My work is primarily concerned with the connections between people in the public and private spheres, subverting expectations around interactions between certain structures of power by intervening in the structures themselves. I have been concerned with ideas of attention, exclusion and the psychological implications of the institution. A recent work, Meditation Chambers, is arranged to interrupt the gallery space and challenge the academic institutionalization in art marked by designing spaces and programs which are often inaccessible to those outside the discipline. A white tent, the chamber is large enough for one person and once locked inside the viewer is encouraged to explore the meditative opportunities seclusion provides for a suggested period of time. Offering gentle lighting, aromatherapy to trigger relaxation, and earplugs to block the outside world, the tent is meant to allow one a place to process the way the gallery environment affects them psychologically and physically. Connecting these recent works together is the focus on attention, valuing presence over escapism, though the tension between the two is evident. They speak to the movement of the body as an expression of will, controlling aspects of movement as a way to cause reflection and a change of understanding in the viewer. My works contain aspects of time, and take the position that it is daily life that interrupts the experience of reflection, the reflection functioning then as the continuity.

Meine Arbeiten beschäftigen sich vornehmlich mit zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen in öffentlichen und privaten Sphären. Sie unterwandern die Erwartungen, die sich an bestimmte Machtstrukturen knüpfen, indem sie in diese Strukturen selbst eingreifen. Zuletzt habe ich mich insbesondere mit Vorstellungen von Aufmerksamkeit, Exklusion und den psychologischen Auswirkung der Institution beschäftigt. Meditation Chambers, eine aktuelle Arbeit, ist so eingerichtet, dass sie den Ausstellungsraum unterbricht und damit die akademische Institutionalisierung von Kunst herausfordert, deren Räume und Programme oftmals unzugänglich sind für diejenigen, die außerhalb der Disziplin stehen. Das Kernstück des Werks ist ein weißer Würfel, groß genug um eine Person zu behausen. Verschließt man den Würfel, so ergibt sich für den Besucher oder die Besucherin die Möglichkeit, das meditative Potenzial des Raums zu erkunden. Er bietet sanftes Licht, Aromatherapie zur Entspannung, und Ohrstöpsel um die Außenwelt auszublenden, und er eröffnet damit einen Ort, an dem der Besucher oder die Besucherin darüber reflektieren kann, wie er oder sie psychologisch und physiologisch vom Ausstellungsraum betroffen ist. Diese Arbeiten verknüpft der Bezug auf Aufmerksamkeit und die Spannung zwischen Anwesenheit und Eskapismus. Sie beschäftigen sich mit der Bewegung des Körpers als Ausdruck des Willens und kontrollieren Aspekte der Bewegung um hierüber Reflexion und ein tieferes Verständnis auszulösen. Meine Arbeiten beschäftigen sich zudem mit Problemen der Zeit, und vertreten den Standpunkt, dass das tägliche Leben das Erlebnis der Reflexion unterbricht, und dass es die Reflexion ist, die Kontinuität schafft.

http://kristabailie.com

Krista Bailie is an award-winning visual artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Using mainly installation and performance, Krista's work investigates structures of power, exclusion and identity formation. Krista holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, a BHK from the University of British Columbia and is an instructor in the Digital Media and Photography program at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her work has been shown in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London and Berlin.

Krista Bailie ist eine mehrfach ausgezeichnete Künstlerin aus Vancouver, Kanada. Sie untersucht insbesondere mittels Installationen und Performances die Strukturen von Macht, Exklusion und Identität. Krista hat die Emily Carr Universität mit einem Bachelor of Fine Arts und die University of British Columbia mit einem Bachelor of Human Kinetics abgeschlossen. Sie lehrt derzeit im Digital Media and Photography Program an der University of the Fraser Valley. Ihre Ausstellungen waren in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London und Berlin zu sehen.

http://kristabailie.com






Stuart Braun
Takt Talk

05.08.2015 19h

Writer and journalist Stuart Braun reads from his debut book, "City of Exiles: Berlin from the outside in".

http://www.stuartbraun.com

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Oliver Möst
Takt Talk

11.ß3.2015 19h

Since graduating 1994 from the Lette-Verein Oliver Möst has been working as a photographer and artist in Berlin.
The study of perceptual processes as been a continuous theme throughout Olivier's photographic and filmic works. With its 'low vision' of the subjective photographer's eye, opens internal and spacial perceptions, extending beyond the individual's experience.
His works have exhibited in major institutions and galleries. Among others in the Berlinische Galerie, Galerie Am Scheunenviertel, Berlin, City Museum of Fuessen, Museum Neukölln, projektraum weiss, Cologne, Castle Wolkersdorf · Austria, K4 galerie, Saarbrücken.
Since March 2013 Olivier is the artistic director of the Galerie Axel Obiger.
In addition to its own publications such as PinHoly, Clackastigmat 6.0 (Peperoni Books), audigraphien, (DEBOOK), recent press includes e.g. in Blow Magazine · Ireland, Unless You want · Australia, Bavaria 2, RBB | zibb, Digitális Fotó Magazine · Hungary, Der Tagesspiegel, radioeins, Deutsche Welle TV, and Euromaxx.

olivermoest.de

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Irene Graziadei
Sketch the Moment at Takt

14.07.2015 19h

Sketch the Moment

A PERFORMANCE FOR LIFE-DRAWING
Short poses and slow-motion performed by Irene Graziadei

sketchthemoment.berlin@gmail.com

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Adam Derums
To Understand The Stars Would Spoil Their Appearance


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

11.07.-23.07.2015
opening: Sunday, July 10, 2015, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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To Understand The Stars Would Spoil Their Appearance

My practice is a self-generating process, propelled by an inner logic that is transposed through the meditative process of painting. It is informed by the history of painting and the allure of the aesthetic experience as a means of engaging with the world.

adamderums.com








Michael Greaves
Takt Talk

24.06.2015 19h

Takt is happy to invite you to the
Takt Talk with Michael Greaves
Lecturer in Painting at the Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Title: RAFT

In his novel 'The Road', Cormack McCarthy describes the journey of a man and a boy across country in a world that has been affected by an unnamed catastrophe. McCarthy describes many 'things' or more accurately he describes the loss of objects, as the language and context used to name these as objects of our world slowly follow those objects into extinction. This observation by McCarthy is a deft one in many ways and introduces a simple yet important connection between the thing-object, the subject-object and the object-name as it related to us, the human. The world that McCarthy describes is infinitely related to us, and the ways in which we enact the things in the world. Once these things are no longer "of us", in the ways in which we have come to know them, how then do we operate with them? And how then do these things operate with in the world?

In play we construct, from need, from concept, from proposal. We often use what is at hand as a stand-in, or supporter of an intended outcome. Children do this all of the time, connecting context and thing to make objects of amazing play, while being unaware of the existing archaeology of the thing they have enacted into this loop. My son and I spend time often making things 'to need', 'from a proposal', 'from what is at hand' and these objects take on a significance that belies their origins, as we understand that the objects we have in our world are full of us, we also understand that the fragmentation to thing of the object is as important as in defining our words. There is certain eloquence in making things that become objects from the fragments of things that test our cognitive dissonance with the real. In painting these operations are always at play, and in making paintings we are asserting the relevance of the object to ourselves as concrete, collecting it and utilising it as if a mimesis of a cultural memory. Now this indicative object performs another function, one of remembering, and one of reconstructing something that has no longer a referent to be checked.

michaeljgreaves.com

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Image & Word
Takt Spring Residency Exhibition


curated by Isolde Krams

20th - 28th June 2015
opening: Friday 19th June 2015, 19-22h Performance: Friday 19th June 2015, 20h by Lola Karpenka:
On Head and Hands: Watashi Wa Rora Desu II
open hours: Friday, Saturday & Sundays 16-19h

Tiffany April
Millie Gleeson
Khaled Haider
Harold Hollingsworth
Joy Ivill
Lola Karpenka
Susan Klein
Monika Lemmon
Sasha Panyuta
Courtney Rodgers
Jonathan Sharav

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Image & Word

The image of an artwork may be a glimpse into the artist's soul. When we view an exhibition we are privileged to look and read. To give us a push in the right direction, the artist may point an arrow as it were, by giving us the title of the work. In this exhibition the artists have been asked for an artists statement. It may be interesting to see an image and whether this correlates with the words given.

Millie Gleeson is asking us to follow her into a different world, her explanation gives further insight. Our understanding of a painting may add a new dimension once confronted with its explanation.

Some artists in the show go as far as actually including words in the art work. Harold Hollingsworth for instance found his inspiration on the walls of Berlin, he finds beauty in the torn and destroyed posters under his feet which he translates into aesthetic hard edge patches, paintings. Words, particularly specifically chosen, can be powerful.

Joy Ivill uses words as in a comic strip, words add meaning to her images, words are an integral part of her wall hangings. To Jonathan Sharav the joy of mark making is integral, words, marks and symbols are given equal importance. Kahled Haider uses words to trick us. Words are used as in an advert, for show. Beautiful images are juxtaposed with letters. Sasha Panyuta is showing us a video piece that would not make sense without words, and Courtney Rodgers, Tiffany April, Ginny Huo and Susan Klein´s artists statement may be pertinent to the understanding of their work.

But how much does an artist want to divulge? The artist is showing us a small piece of his/her world and we the onlooker may possibly simply enjoy the images the artists have provided.

The image of an artwork may be a glimpse into the artist's soul. When we view an exhibition we are privileged to look and read. To give us a push in the right direction, the artist may point an arrow as it were, by giving us the title of the work. In this exhibition the artists have been asked for an artists statement. It may be interesting to see an image and whether this correlates with the words given.

Millie Gleeson is asking us to follow her into a different world, her explanation gives further insight. Our understanding of a painting may add a new dimension once confronted with its explanation.

Some artists in the show go as far as actually including words in the art work. Harold Hollingsworth for instance found his inspiration on the walls of Berlin, he finds beauty in the torn and destroyed posters under his feet which he translates into aesthetic hard edge patches, paintings. Words, particularly specifically chosen, can be powerful.

Joy Ivill uses words as in a comic strip, words add meaning to her images, words are an integral part of her wall hangings. To Jonathan Sharav the joy of mark making is integral, words, marks and symbols are given equal importance. Kahled Haider uses words to trick us. Words are used as in an advert, for show. Beautiful images are juxtaposed with letters. Sasha Panyuta is showing us a video piece that would not make sense without words, and Courtney Rodgers, Tiffany April, Ginny Huo and Susan Klein´s artists statement may be pertinent to the understanding of their work.

But how much does an artist want to divulge? The artist is showing us a small piece of his/her world and we the onlooker may possibly simply enjoy the images the artists have provided.







Photo by Hadar Pitchon [http://hadarphoto.com/


Will McDowell & Joie Reinstein
Takt Talk
Contradiction

10.06.2015 19h

Japanese artist living and working inTokyo and Serbia. Studied architecture and participated in residencies in Austria, Spain, Serbia, Germany and France. Come along to hear more! takt academy

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Alfred Banze
Takt Talk

29.05.2015 19h

We are happy to invite Alfred Banze for an artist Takt Talk!

ALFRED BANZE - PRIVAT LINES
Hand writing, drawing, and playing a musical instrument are children of the same idea: the direct notation of an incursion, a mood, at the moment of it´s appearance. Ornaments, rhythms, visual and auditory pattern, found while traveling and in digital and analog archives. Born in 1958 in Kirchbauna, Alfred Banze lives in Berlin. Videos, photos, performances, installations, drawings and music. Since 2001 he has worked in participatory art projects, in which children, youth and adults, amateurs, artists and specialists in various areas be included in the artistic production.

Christine Falk & Alfred Banze are our first guests as part of the exhibition series BEZIEHUNGEN
©urated by takt kunstprojektraum

www.alfred-banze.de

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Takt Writer's Room
with
David Kantounas

Tuesday 19-22h
5€, a glass of wine included

Calling all writers for Takt's Writer's Room. Too many distractions at home? Want a fresh space to focus on your writing? Want to meet other Berlin based writers?

Join us at Takt Writer's Room for some silent writing, followed by a glass of wine and a big discussion about literature and writing.

Rules: Be on time, no Internet and no speaking during the writing session. Powerpoints available.

Creative writing, poetry, playwrights, authors, novelists, diary writing... all welcome!

Hosted by playwright David Kantounas.

David Kantounas is a writer and director based in Berlin.
David was born in London and studied at the University of West England, Bristol. He trained at the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme and in 2010 was selected by the Old Vic New Voices as one of the most exciting young writers in the UK. In 2013 he took part in the artist in residency programme at the Takt Kunstprojektraum, in Berlin.
His plays include: Warning Signs (HAU2 2015), Waste (Shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize, 2013), Bright Light (A commission for the Bush Theatre, 2013), Beach Hut (A commission for Blind Summit Theatre, 2013), The Party (Frequency Theatre, 2013), Everything Else Happened (Assembly, 2012), Home (Soho Theatre, Frequency Theatre, 2012), Gutter Junky (Assembly, 2011), Grief (Brooklyn Lyceum, Old Vic Tunnels, 2011), The Family (Public Theatre, 2010), The Arden Surgery (A commission for the Old Vic, 2010), Dogs (Hampstead Theatre rehearsed reading, 2009), The Thief (Bush Theatre reading, 2012)
He is an associate artist at Ugly Rhino Productions, New York and has collaborated as a writer and dramaturge with a number of theatre companies including Teatro En Vilo, Salida Productions and Single Shoe Productions.

dreamepictheatre.com
David Kantounas at MLR

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Christine Falk & Christine Falk Alfred Banze. border=

christinefalk.de
alfred-banze.de


Christine Falk & Christine Falk Alfred Banze.

Public Colours/ Private Lines


at kunstraum tapir

©urated by takt kunstprojektraum

15.05.- 05.06.2015
opening: Friday, May 15, 2015, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

Artist Talks:
Wednesday, May 20th 7.30pm
Takt Talk with Christine Falk


Friday, May 29th, 5pm
Takt Talk with Alfred Banze and guest

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Takt Kunstprojektraum
proudly presents
at Tapetenwerk Leipzig

Isabel Rock
BONGO BICYCLE


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

13.04.-25.04.2014
opening: Friday, April 12, 2014, 19-22h
opening: Friday, April 12, 2015, 17-24h
open Saturday 11-19h, Sunday 11-17h
Saturday 16h Performance with Takt Grant Awardee
Erika Boudreau-Barbee
-dancer/choreographer-

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Tapetenwerk * Lützner Straße 91 * 04177 Leipzig * Haus B, 1. Obergeschoss * 0157-52432646


BONGO BICYCLE

"Rock's drawing aesthetic delights and plays between the humorous characters and their sinister compulsions."
(Alice Stokes)

isabelrock.blogspot.de








Takt is happy to invite you to hear from our Takt Grant Awardee:

Harold Hollingsworth
Takt Talk

22.04.2015 19h

Artist Statement:
The visible and therefore the tangible is a key source of orientation in the attempt to grasp real connections. The greatest challenge for me is to approach the non-visible, to tackle latent emotional states and express these intangibles in such a way that, although a statement is made, it is elusive and may leave gaps and questions in its wake. Perhaps it leaves something unsettled, a see-saw between intuition and evanescence. I have found that circling this indefinable is in itself a source. Focusing on the intangible, emotional, sensual and psychological is my method of visualizing real conditions.

haroldhollingsworth.blogspot.de
haroldhollingsworth.tumblr.com

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Yunsun Jung
Jung Collection


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

11.04.-08.05.2015
opening: Friday, April 17, 2015, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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Jung Collection

The Jung Collection is a work that has converted its place from a studio and living space during the period of the Takt Residency Program in Berlin into a kind of collection and bunker by removing its functions. The concepts of 'collection' and 'bunker' in this work derived from the Boros Collection positioned at a central district of Berlin. This place, which was born again as a personal gallery by Christian Boros in 2003, had been used as a bunker to shelter evacuees during the days of Hitler in 1914, as a storage of tropical fruit, vegetable, etc. – particularly banana – during the Cold War Era, and as a hardcore techno club until Berlin City ordered its closure in 1996. In this way, the Boros Collection is a place that has been transformed along with the history of Nazi, Cold War, etc., and therefore, connotes the functional meanings of bunker, banana storage, and techno club. Today it has been born again as a new landmark in the Berlin Art Market in the form of personal gallery revealing downright the commercial tone of the personal collector.

What is notable here is the concept of the place changed along with the flow of time. It is the Jung Collection that applied the situation to a place of 'now this moment' at which the residency program is taking place. Strictly speaking, the studio and living space provided in the residency program is an old apartment, and it is positioned on a floor of an apartment building without exposing any artistic element. (This is a kind of commercial system borrowing a specific space of an apartment and paying a fee for the use.) The artist also, though for a short while, stays with the local residents living there. With today's globalization of economy and culture, the borders between countries "do not appear" OR "are not" important. What is more, the establishment of the artistic system of the residency program has made artists' migration unavoidable, and in this trend, the living space as a residence and the studio as the artist's private space are maintained only for a short period. I concentrate on this. What is the most crucial element in acquiring the justness of this place and an artist's residence and migration as the value and role of art? Isn't it the artist's graphic practice (I want to call this 'artistic labour') and a place born as an organic space by the practice?

Of course, the meaning connoted by a place may vary significantly depending on the nature of the residency program, and an artist's practice can take diverse forms. As I have prepared a residence here in Berlin through my migration as an artist, I focus on the studio in the residency program – a place where acts of art are performed. In a sense, the studio and living space is a nest and protected shelter for an artist wandering around the world, but it is also an unstable quarter because the artist has to prepare another move and is arrested by obsession and anxiety to generate works within a short period. In this sense, it is similar to a bunker. (Besides, isn't our art world a kind of war?)

Furthermore, the outcome of artistic labour is evaluated after all by art works, and in order to reveal the reality of the labour more broadly, I borrowed the images of works in the Boros Collection to show an artist staying at a specific place for a little while and their artistic labor itself in the form of collection and with works filling the collection. Meaning, the space of private studio can be converted functionally to a public collection. Finally, I take note of momentary 'evacuation' of this site to be vacated again and be reused by another artist. It can be said that the artist's migration and the identity of the place are maintained through the situation of vacation. Recorded in this context, the video watches the cleaner who "clears out" OR "takes" all the works from the studio when the residency program is finished; capturing her daily life, and her labour, and tracks her responses on encountering the space in the Jung Collection.

yunsunjung.com








Takt is happy to invite you to hear from Carolyn Bushell, our current gallery artist:

Carolyn Bushell
Takt Talk

15.04.2015 19h

Carolyn Bushell is talking about her current show Ohne Ziel at Kunstraum Tapir.

carolynbushell.co.uk

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Carolyn Bushell
Ohne Ziel


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

11.04.-08.05.2015
opening: Friday, April 10, 2015, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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Ohne Ziel

A continuing exploration of expression and inner emotional reality.
The development and use of colour to evoke moods and ideas as well as contrasting light and shadow.

Eine fortlaufende Erforschung der inneren emotionalen Realität und ihres künstlerischen Ausdrucks.
Die Entwicklung und der Einsatz von Farbe, um Stimmungen und Ideen sowie kontrastierende Licht- und Schattenwirkungen hervorzurufen.

carolynbushell.co.uk








Takt is happy to invite you to hear from our Takt Grant Awardee:

Erika Boudreau-Barbee
Takt Talk

08.04.2015 19h

Artist Statement:
Erika Boudreau-Barbee is a New York based artist who hopes to integrate art with healing and whose work is an experiment of human reaction and interaction. Although she plays with many modes of expression her background is in dance, choreography, and performance.

erikabb.com

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Lola Karpenka
ON HEAD AND HANDS

08.04.2015 15h

ON HEAD AND HANDS project is a research on interdependence of human head and hands and is focused on the research of movements, emotions, thoughts, fears and desires provoked by this interdependence…

This experiential workshop will encourage participants to explore, discover and understand their own authentic head and hands movement and emotional landscape through gaga movement language, hands-on technique, contact improvisation and dance. It will broadly deal with enhancing the body-mind connectivity and manner in which our bodies sculpt space. We will try to escape from our familiar movement patterns and expose yourselves and our bodies to something new and exciting, exploring the potential and richness of movements and emotions/feelings that these movements provoke...

WHAT TOOLS WILL WE USE?

gaga movement language
butoh
dance (afro, flamenco..)
hands-on technique
improvisation
contact improvisation
body percussion
massage

MORE ABOUT LOLA:
lolakarpenka.com

BACKGROUND: being a dancer, performer, percussionist, calligrapher and pianist, I have been fascinated by my own hands and other people`s hands my entire life...Several years ago I started collecting hands movements and analysing them in order to enrich my movement language and use this material for my work. The immensity of non-verbal communication of hands and its poetry simply overwhelmed me...more and more I saw human hands as the manifestation of creativity, action, power, beauty and unlimited possibilities, while the impulses were coming from the mind - the head. But then I put myself a question - is that really so? do we really TELL our hands what to do, or maybe their have a mind of their own? Do we control our creativity or should we just let it go and follow it? Are the impulses we get from being touched by other people are similar to the ones we get we touch ourselves?

youtube.com/watch?v=zY3HY6oN1Ps
youtube.com/watch?v=AGasatHRr-0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4tS0ad-6Tg

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Performance/ Reading Night

Wahid Ajmi // Ros Martin
Wahid Ajmi//Ros Martin

26.03.2015 19h

19h Wahid Ajmi // "Citizen"
20h Ros Martin // Reading

Wahid Ajmi
Tunisian actor, stage director and playwright. Wahid Ajmi is interested in the real world and utilises Theatre to challenge our perceptions and provoke change. Currently writing a monodrama titled Citizen in Berlin's Takt Kunstprojektraum artist residency.
Piece: "Citizen" 7pm (40 mins)
"After he lost his job and his money, "Citizen" left the capital, to the village of "Water", his ancestral home. The village "Water" is located just 101 kilometres from the capital. Upon arriving at his parents' empty house, Citizen discovered, that all residents of the village has migrated due to the absence of water from the village of "Water!"
Only two neighbors remained in the village:
"Da" religious hardliner, who believes that thirst is a test from God and that worship and prayer are the solution.
"Jo" leftist union, believing that the state steal water and the solution in struggle and coup against the regime.
Between two different ideas and neighbours, "Citizen" live with a thirst in his throat and his soul."
wahid4art.wix.com/wahidajmi

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Ros Martin
"Award winning UK playwright & creative producer Ros Martin, is raising a four year Anglo German TOY project: a performance installation with community engagement, using toys & objects to explore childhood memories. WHAT EYES DON’T SEE is her new play; a reading, inspired by her great Uncle, Orlando Martins story."
Piece: "A Reading" 8pm (20 mins)
Ros will present a reading reflecting on her recent experience in Berlin. Culminating themes Ros has developed over her career, this piece takes a fresh perspective looking deep into the artist's identity.
awingapreyasong.org

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WHAT THE EYES DON'T SEE
group show


curated by Isolde Krams

21.03.-28.03.2014
opening: Friday, March 20, 2015, 19-22h
open hours: Friday, Saturday16-19h

Wahid Ajmi
Carolyn Bushell
Ying Cui
Marcel Darienzo
Philip Frank
Caroline Gower
Wenhui He
Ginny Huo
Lito Kattou
Anya Kavanaugh
Jisu Kim
Lindsey Landfried
Lim Kim
Ros Martin
Sasha Panyuta
Christina Read
S.F. Saadi
Yunsun Jung
Sasha Panyuta
Mehrunisa Reimoo
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WHAT THE EYES DON'T SEE



We are part of the visible world. "The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled."*
The exhibition entices us to look behind the façade, not to take images at face value.
"The more imaginative the work, the more profoundly it allows us to share the artist´s experience of the visible."*
This show abounds with the different languages of the image.

*Ways of Seeing- John Berger

Isolde Krams








John Gürtler
Takt Talk

18.03.2015 19h

Artist Statement:
John Gürtler is a Berlin-based film music composer who focuses on blending avant-garde, electronica and songs in his scores. He has studied saxophone at the University of Arts Berlin and film music & sound design at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg
His scores written for BATTLE OF THE QUEENS (Berlinale 2011) and MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI with Jan Miserre feature a cast of internationally acclaimed musicians, the latter being nominated for Best International Film Music at the Film Music Festival Aubagne, France(2013). John won "Best Original Song in A Film" at the German Film Music Prize 2014 with his song „What Love is" from the film "ANTONS FEST" (Party of Eight) by Kolya Reichert.
Since 2012 John is guest lecturer for "Music and sound in the artistic, experimental film" at the Film Academy BW.

www.paradoxparadise.berlin

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Oliver Möst
Takt Talk

11.ß3.2015 19h

Since graduating 1994 from the Lette-Verein Oliver Möst has been working as a photographer and artist in Berlin.
The study of perceptual processes as been a continuous theme throughout Olivier's photographic and filmic works. With its 'low vision' of the subjective photographer's eye, opens internal and spacial perceptions, extending beyond the individual's experience.
His works have exhibited in major institutions and galleries. Among others in the Berlinische Galerie, Galerie Am Scheunenviertel, Berlin, City Museum of Fuessen, Museum Neukölln, projektraum weiss, Cologne, Castle Wolkersdorf · Austria, K4 galerie, Saarbrücken.
Since March 2013 Olivier is the artistic director of the Galerie Axel Obiger.
In addition to its own publications such as PinHoly, Clackastigmat 6.0 (Peperoni Books), audigraphien, (DEBOOK), recent press includes e.g. in Blow Magazine · Ireland, Unless You want · Australia, Bavaria 2, RBB | zibb, Digitális Fotó Magazine · Hungary, Der Tagesspiegel, radioeins, Deutsche Welle TV, and Euromaxx.

olivermoest.de

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Mariko Hori
Takt Talk

04.03.2015 19h

Japanese artist living and working inTokyo and Serbia. Studied architecture and participated in residencies in Austria, Spain, Serbia, Germany and France. Come along to hear more!

korimariho.flavors.me

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Sabine Schründer
Takt Talk

10.12.2014 19h

Artist Statement:
The visible and therefore the tangible is a key source of orientation in the attempt to grasp real connections. The greatest challenge for me is to approach the non-visible, to tackle latent emotional states and express these intangibles in such a way that, although a statement is made, it is elusive and may leave gaps and questions in its wake. Perhaps it leaves something unsettled, a see-saw between intuition and evanescence. I have found that circling this indefinable is in itself a source. Focusing on the intangible, emotional, sensual and psychological is my method of visualizing real conditions.

sabine-schruender.de

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Marcel Darienzo
Takt Talk

18.02.2015 17h

The Artist as a Condensation Machine.

Whilst listening to Marcel Darienzo discuss the conceptual threads through his work, one can't help feeling they are taking part in a live artwork.

Marcel's analysis of the artistic process and the impact art has on the audience begins in the familiar, then takes you to another realm, ending in the system operations of an airconditioner and a condensation machine.

Part philosophical, part technical, part narrative, part poetic, definitely conceptual... I think my brain just got a six-pack.

(alice stokes)

http:www.marceldarienzo.com

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Ralf Tekaat
Parterre



curated by takt kunstprojektraum

14.02.-12.03.2015
opening: Friday, February 13, 2015, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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Parterre

In the RAW Studios, where kids roar through the night. Ralf Tekaat rips into his work, loaded with graphite and a boundless energy. The scale hops from the small, loose sketches to the colossal, heavy forms or voids of space. Shining in the light and deep layers of texture in the shadows. These works are impressive, often leaving you gaping like a goldfish.

Ralf Tekaat lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.

ralftekaat.de






Lena Fliessbach
Curator Talk

11.02.2015 19h

Curator and journalist, based in Berlin. Lena Fliessbach has closely worked with the archives of Donata and Wim Wenders, curated a site specific 'tower' gallery and involved with exhibitions at Kreuzberg/Bethanien. Lena will discuss her practice and experiences as a curator and arts writer.

lenafliessbach.com

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David Kantounas
Takt Talk

28.01.2015 19h

Takt Academy presents:
David Kantounas,
Playwright, writer, mentor and well-opinionated Englishman. From London and currently based in Berlin, Kantounas studied at the University of West England, Bristol and trained on the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme. His work has seen London, New York and Edinburgh and has collaborated with many companies including Blind Summit, The Bush, The Public Theatre, The Old Vic and Assembly. David is an Associate Artist at Ugly Rhino Productions, New York and founded his own company, Dream Epic Theatre in 2010.

dreamepictheatre.com
David Kantounas at MLR

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Christina Read
Takt Talk

21.01.2015 19h

Christina Read's art practice is an investigation of personal and unorthodox relationships between language and object, text and image. Read is interested in the everyday as a place for acting out the desultory humour of the ordinary. Themes central to her practice include the homemade and handmade; neuroses and anxieties; aspirations and self-delusions; melancholy and pathos.

For her Takt talk Christina will be focusing her discussion on a video exhibition she is curating; The Brain: the mind body connection. The exhibition has been commissioned by CIRCUIT: Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand ( www.circuit.org.nz and will be presented at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery ( www.teuru.org.nz) in Auckland, August 2015.

The Brain: the mind body connection could be seen as an idiosyncratic spatial and conceptual diagram of a brain, using video to map questions both academic and amateur. Situated within a multi-leveled sculptural platform, more than a dozen single channel video works will explore themes including; landscapes of perception and cognition, tangible thoughts, altered states, phantom limbs, the wandering mind, TV brains, dream archives, memory files, and the body in movement.

Christina immigrated to New Zealand in 2003. She has a BA in Fine Arts from Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury, England and a Masters of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand; she is based in Auckland and works as a lecturer at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

christinaread.com

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Philip Frank
Takt Talk

14.01.2015 19h

I am an interdisciplinary artist that works in painting, drawing and sculpture. I received my BFA from California College of the Arts in 2010. My goal as an artist is to comment on pressing issues in society, conjure artistic decision through gut feeling and heart, and create work that is crafted beautifully. This new series of ink drawings explore today's biological revolution and the ethical dilemmas we face. Technology is accelerating at such a rapid pace that it is often difficult to take time to reflect upon.

philipfrankart.com

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pedda Borowski

07.01.2015 19h

Pedda Borowski's suggestive floral photographs meet drawings of naughty bits and play. Borowski challenges our natural conclusions by association and the age old eroticisation of quite innocent flowers.

http://www.peddaborowski.com/

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Oliver Möst
Takt Talk

17.12.2014 19h

Since graduating 1994 from the Lette-Verein Oliver Möst has been working as a photographer and artist in Berlin.
The study of perceptual processes as been a continuous theme throughout Olivier's photographic and filmic works. With its 'low vision' of the subjective photographer's eye, opens internal and spacial perceptions, extending beyond the individual's experience.
His works have exhibited in major institutions and galleries. Among others in the Berlinische Galerie, Galerie Am Scheunenviertel, Berlin, City Museum of Fuessen, Museum Neukölln, projektraum weiss, Cologne, Castle Wolkersdorf · Austria, K4 galerie, Saarbrücken.
Since March 2013 Olivier is the artistic director of the Galerie Axel Obiger.
In addition to its own publications such as PinHoly, Clackastigmat 6.0 (Peperoni Books), audigraphien, (DEBOOK), recent press includes e.g. in Blow Magazine · Ireland, Unless You want · Australia, Bavaria 2, RBB | zibb, Digitális Fotó Magazine · Hungary, Der Tagesspiegel, radioeins, Deutsche Welle TV, and Euromaxx.

olivermoest.de

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Group 17
Takt A.I.R. Winter Group Show


curated by Isolde Krams

12.12.-20.12.2014
opening: Friday, December 12, 2014, 19-22h
open hours: Friday, Saturday 19-20h

Elina Arpalahti
Ella Belenky
Jeffrey Bishop
Ingrid Bittar(Britta)
Marijke Breuers
Maria Ceron
Marga Díaz-Llanos
Sarah Duncan
Paula Jamieson
Sujeong Kim
Louise Sille Krogh-Jacobsen
Nimrod Levy
Lydia Magyar
Carolyn Mutch
Thorgunnur Oddsdottir
Jinhee Park
Maria Wallace

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Group 17

To be inspired by new surroundings or to find oneself at a turning point, is one thing. To let go and allow inspiration to lead you into a new direction is another. This takes guts and shows strength. Amazingly, the Takt Residency Autumn Artists have done exactly this. Where possible, Takt Residency - Group 17 - exhibits the before and after.








Sabine Schründer
Takt Talk

10.12.2014 19h

Artist Statement:
The visible and therefore the tangible is a key source of orientation in the attempt to grasp real connections. The greatest challenge for me is to approach the non-visible, to tackle latent emotional states and express these intangibles in such a way that, although a statement is made, it is elusive and may leave gaps and questions in its wake. Perhaps it leaves something unsettled, a see-saw between intuition and evanescence. I have found that circling this indefinable is in itself a source. Focusing on the intangible, emotional, sensual and psychological is my method of visualizing real conditions.

sabine-schruender.de

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Nina Thorwart
Takt Talk

26.11.2014 19h

Artist and curator, Nina Thorwart introduces her work and practice. A background in textiles and installation, Nina's pieces illuminate rooms with floating and drifting colours. Staining the atmosphere with beautiful and vivid tints. A sensory experience feeding of available light and the movements of our sun.
(Alice Stokes)

ninathorwart.de

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Lena Fliessbach
Curator Talk

19.11.2014 19h

Curator and journalist, based in Berlin. Lena Fliessbach has closely worked with the archives of Donata and Wim Wenders, curated a site specific 'tower' gallery and involved with exhibitions at Kreuzberg/Bethanien. Lena will discuss her practice and experiences as a curator and arts writer.

lenafliessbach.com

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Olivia Bishop
Takt Talk

12.11.2014 19h



Olivia is a London-based artist and art educator whose collaborative community-based art projects are inspired by travel, inheritance and using personal narratives and objects as a source of storytelling. She works in a range of media including drawing, printmaking, animation and film. She was a resident artist at Takt in 2013 and was invited back to be the Takt Visiting Artist and curator (Jan – Mar 2014). In December 2014 Olivia will be travelling to Cairo to do a 2-month residency at the Artellewa art space.

Olivia trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University College London, Il Politecnico di Milano and the Institute of Education, London. She trained as a printmaker with Peter Freeth RA at Westminster Kingsway College, and Thomas Gosebruch at The Prince's Drawing School, London. Recently she spent a month printmaking with Manuel Ortega and Vincenzo Burlizzi at Il Bisonte print studio, Florence.

Olivia has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Milan and has participated in a number of collaborative educational projects with galleries in London including The National Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, The Courtauld Institute and Wellcome Collection.

oliviasart.wordpress.com

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Tina Hopp
Takt Talk

29.10.2014 19h

Tina Hopp is a visual artist born in Germany in 1977. She studied Fine Art and English in Germany before moving to Ireland in 2006. Tina received her BA in Art and Design as well as her BA Honours Degree in the West of Ireland, where she lived and worked between 2006 and 2012. Her recent work centres around relationships between what we see and what we know and explores perceptional and memory-related issues. The transformative potential of additive and subtractive processes is a recurring theme in her work. Group shows include Sensory Threshold at 126 Gallery (Galway, 2011),Rundgang and Kreuzgang - annual HB55 member shows (Berlin, 2012, 2013).

Tina Hopp lives and works in Berlin.

tinahopp.com


Tina Hopp, geboren 1977 in Bonn, studierte in Deutschland Bildende Kunst und Anglistik bevor sie ihr Studium der Freien Kunst in Irland fortsetzte. Von 2006 bis 2012 lebte und arbeitete sie in Galway, Westirland. Dort studierte sie im Studiengang Art and Design, den sie mit einem BA Degree abschloss. Daran knüpfte ein BA Honours Degree in Fine Art an. In ihren Arbeiten beschäftigt sie sich mit Wechselwirkungen zwischen dem "was wir sehen" und dem "was wir wissen". Sie untersucht die Rolle von Wahrnehmung und Erinnerung im Entstehungs- und Rezeptionsprozess von Bildern. Im Zuge dessen werden additive und subtraktive Bildverfahren eingesetzt und gleichzeitig zum Untersuchungsmaterial für die jeweilige Fragestellung. Ihre Arbeiten waren zu sehen unter anderem in Gruppenausstellungen wie Sensory Threshold (Galway, 2011) und den Jahresausstellungen der Kunstfabrik HB55 (Rundgang, 2012 und Kreuzgang, 2013).

Tina Hopp lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.

tinahopp.com

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pedda Borowski

22.10.2014 19h

Pedda Borowski's suggestive floral photographs meet drawings of naughty bits and play. Borowski challenges our natural conclusions by association and the age old eroticisation of quite innocent flowers.

http://www.peddaborowski.com/

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David Kantounas
Solomiya Motoz
Takt Talk

15.10.2014 18h

Takt Academy presents:
David Kantounas,
Playwright, writer, mentor and well-opinionated Englishman. From London and currently based in Berlin, Kantounas studied at the University of West England, Bristol and trained on the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme. His work has seen London, New York and Edinburgh and has collaborated with many companies including Blind Summit, The Bush, The Public Theatre, The Old Vic and Assembly. David is an Associate Artist at Ugly Rhino Productions, New York and founded his own company, Dream Epic Theatre in 2010.

dreamepictheatre.com
David Kantounas at MLR



Musician and sound artist, Solomiya Moroz, collaborates often with instrumental and electronic musicians, dancers and video artists. Her approach is based in direct relationship to acoustic and electronic instruments as well as pre and post- production processing of sound, which at time is organically generated and later channelled in computer programming to redefine itself in the realm of the digital sphere. She has performed and presented at The Happening New Music and Media Festival in Calgary, Htmlles Feminist Festival of Media Arts and Digital Culture in Montreal, Cluster Festival of New Music and Integrated Arts in Winnipeg, Impulse Academy for Contemporary Music in Graz, Austria, Acanthes in Metz, France. She will also talk about her audio-visual installation standing still in collaboration with Montreal video/ performance artist Ali El-Darsa, ideas for which were conceived during a short residency at Takt Berlin in May 2012.

solomiyamoroz.com

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Suse Weber
Takt Talk

08.10.2014 19h

"Suse Weber adopts existing semiotic systems, modifies and transfers these into her own formal and symbolic arrangements. Thus out of this vocabulary emerge the Emblematic Sculptures, wherein she opens up semantic relations, insinuates the deferment of signs and generates symbol hybrids. The formulae that result from the combination of different orders and logic reject common ways of analysis and question existing prerogatives of interpretation. As such, in her practice Weber integrates little- known or almost forgotten schools of thought such as ethno-mathematics or heraldry."
(Suse Weber and Daniel Herleth)

Suse Weber, born 1970 in Leipzig, is living and working in Berlin, represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Videos:
Suse Weber – Formula:Congorama#5
Suse Weber - Tanzschule für eine Marionette

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Tina Hopp
l'espace potentiel



curated by takt kunstprojektraum

11.10.-31.10.2014
opening: Friday, October 10, 2014, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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l'espace potentiel

Tina Hopp is a visual artist born in Germany in 1977. She studied Fine Art and English in Germany before moving to Ireland in 2006. Tina received her BA in Art and Design as well as her BA Honours Degree in the West of Ireland, where she lived and worked between 2006 and 2012. Her recent work centres around relationships between what we see and what we know and explores perceptional and memory-related issues. The transformative potential of additive and subtractive processes is a recurring theme in her work. Group shows include Sensory Threshold at 126 Gallery (Galway, 2011),Rundgang and Kreuzgang - annual HB55 member shows (Berlin, 2012, 2013).

Tina Hopp lives and works in Berlin.

tinahopp.com


Tina Hopp, geboren 1977 in Bonn, studierte in Deutschland Bildende Kunst und Anglistik bevor sie ihr Studium der Freien Kunst in Irland fortsetzte. Von 2006 bis 2012 lebte und arbeitete sie in Galway, Westirland. Dort studierte sie im Studiengang Art and Design, den sie mit einem BA Degree abschloss. Daran knüpfte ein BA Honours Degree in Fine Art an. In ihren Arbeiten beschäftigt sie sich mit Wechselwirkungen zwischen dem "was wir sehen" und dem "was wir wissen". Sie untersucht die Rolle von Wahrnehmung und Erinnerung im Entstehungs- und Rezeptionsprozess von Bildern. Im Zuge dessen werden additive und subtraktive Bildverfahren eingesetzt und gleichzeitig zum Untersuchungsmaterial für die jeweilige Fragestellung. Ihre Arbeiten waren zu sehen unter anderem in Gruppenausstellungen wie Sensory Threshold (Galway, 2011) und den Jahresausstellungen der Kunstfabrik HB55 (Rundgang, 2012 und Kreuzgang, 2013).

Tina Hopp lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.

tinahopp.com






Suse Weber
Takt Talk

05.11.2014 19h

"Suse Weber adopts existing semiotic systems, modifies and transfers these into her own formal and symbolic arrangements. Thus out of this vocabulary emerge the Emblematic Sculptures, wherein she opens up semantic relations, insinuates the deferment of signs and generates symbol hybrids. The formulae that result from the combination of different orders and logic reject common ways of analysis and question existing prerogatives of interpretation. As such, in her practice Weber integrates little- known or almost forgotten schools of thought such as ethno-mathematics or heraldry."
(Suse Weber and Daniel Herleth)

Suse Weber, born 1970 in Leipzig, is living and working in Berlin, represented by Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Videos:
Suse Weber – Formula:Congorama#5
Suse Weber - Tanzschule für eine Marionette

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Kate Brehme
Curator Talk

11.09.2014 19h

Please join us for a talk with curator Kate Brehme (nee Martin) at kunstraum tapir! This evening event is open to the public and free of charge.
Kate cooperates with Takt and will give private studio critiques for the artists of the Takt residency programme.
Kate Brehme is an Australian freelance curator and arts educator based in Berlin with over ten years' experience. She holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Art and a Masters of Cultural Heritage both from Melbourne's Deakin University. In Australia, Kate has worked for organisations such as Fortyfivedownstairs, The Cunningham Dax Collection, and Benalla Art Gallery, and in Scotland for organisations such as the Visual Artist and Galleries Association, The Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow), The Fruitmarket Gallery, the National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow University. In 2009, Kate established Contemporary Art Exchange (CAE) – a platform producing international projects, exhibitions and events that promote creative professional development opportunities for young and early career artists. Through CAE, she works across geographic borders, often in collaboration with artists, educators, other curators, and with local communities and minority groups, such as young people and people with disabilities on a variety of curated projects, exhibitions, workshops and events, such as discussion groups. CAE approaches the concept of "exchange" – of thoughts, ideas, experiences or skills, particularly within the context of international travel and mobility – both thematically and practically. Curated projects, exhibitions, workshops and events, explore themes of cultural identity, nationalism, immigration, globalisation, labour and work, and the history of exhibition making, particularly biennales. Since relocating in late 2012 Kate runs Contemporary Art Exchange from her base in Berlin and lectures for NODE Center for curatorial Studies.

contemporaryartexchange.org

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made and found
group show


curated by Isolde Krams

20.09.-25.09.2014
opening: Friday, September 19, 2014, 19-22h
finissage: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 19-22h
open hours: sa, su16-19h

Joseph Amodei
Conrad Botes
Emma Collard
Mariah Dekkenga
Phillip Frank
Elisabeth Grandsaert
Luisa Hansal
Lee Henderson
Kelly Jang
Mija Jung
Michelle Khourey
Tracey Lamb
Clara Mahanta
Piper Mavis
Luciano Munhoz
Ruth O'Leary
Michelle Sacks
Charla Wood
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made and found

One could say that big cities are the "same", nevertheless there are small nuances that make a city unique. This Group of artists has found the unique and incorporated it into their work. Isolde Krams

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pedda Borowski/ Concetta Abbate
Takt Talk/ Performance

28.08.2014 19h30


7h30: Takt Residency Final Performance!

Concetta Abbate, violinist, violist, vocalist and songwriter from New York
Concetta Abbate NYC based Violinist and Composer
"Pocket-sized poetry and Aong to bring wherever you go"
(and more music after the talk!)

concettaabbate.com


8h30: Gerichtssaal

Borowski malt Standbilder zu Kafkafilmen.
Franz Kafka erfindet in seinen Stummfilm-Drehbüchern seinen Held K., um ihn mit Asta Nielsenzu verkuppeln. Doch die Diva ziert sich und die Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande platzen.
Einspielung Zwischentitel: "Auf dem Lande erwartet man mich doch. Macht man sich nicht schon Gedanken?"

peddaborowski.com

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Alfred Banze
Takt Talk

20.08.2014 19h

Alfred Banze, Christine Falk, artists based in Berlin present Camping Akademie e.V.
Since 2008, the two Berlin based artists Alfred Banze and Christine Falk develop projects in arts and education.
2010, the registered association Camping Akademie e.V. was founded, with the aim to promote collaborations between artists within an international context. Exhibitions, lectures, symposia, video and performance evenings, debates, theatre, music performances and art mediation projects were organised at home and abroad.
The unifying character of art is in the foreground. The focus of the artistic workshops is the experimental use of old and new media in art and education projects, using experiences of participants on a global level.
The aim of the of creative projects is to break up and process migration issues in focus regions.

campingakademie.org

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Lena Fliessbach
Curator Talk

11.06.2014 19h

The wonderful Lena Fliessbach will be joining us this Wednesday to talk about her practice as a curator and arts writer.
Very inspiring work and not to be missed :)
Q and A to follow

lenafliessbach.com

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pedda Borowski
Gerichtssaal


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

08.08.-31.08.2014
opening: Thursday, 07.08.2014 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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Gerichtssaal

Borowski malt Standbilder zu Kafkafilmen.
Franz Kafka erfindet in seinen Stummfilm-Drehbüchern seinen Held K., um ihn mit Asta Nielsenzu verkuppeln. Doch die Diva ziert sich und die Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande platzen.
Einspielung Zwischentitel: "Auf dem Lande erwartet man mich doch. Macht man sich nicht schon Gedanken?"

peddaborowski.com





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TOTAL VIEW
July Takt A.I.R. Berlin
Takt A.I.R. Berlin


curated by Takt

Tuesday, 29.07. 19-22h
19h Transience - Performance Maria De Faria
21h Performance Kerensa Diball, Roman Tucker

Krista Bailie
Kerensa Diball
Michael Perrone
Hannah Quinlivan
Diana Rangel
Nanette Smeets
Grace Sorenson
Roman Tucker
Berend Weij
Julie Wolfe

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Takeshi Moro
Takt Talk

23.07.2014 19h

amphibology is Takeshi Moro's current show at kunstraum tapir:

Since 2013 summer, I have been photographing historic buildings in Wannsee. Wannsee is a suburban town, situated 15 miles southwest of Berlin. The town is essentially an island, with water (a river or a lake) surrounding the area. The namesake is infamous for the Wannsee Conference –a venue where Nazi leaders met and officially institutionalized the Holocaust for the first time. "The Little White House" and Cecilienhof is on the other side of the river from Wannsee. Scholars contend that it was in these venues that President Harry S. Truman ordered the use of the atomic bomb on Japan.

The confluence of these landmark events is not entirely an accident. Historically, the upper echelons of society occupied the suburban lakefront properties, as it was a comfortable retreat from Berlin. Many of the buildings were eventually occupied by the Nazis but Wannsee escaped Allied bombing campaigns due to its suburban location. Understandably, the island and the surrounding areas are full of historic events related to Nazi Germany and to the Cold War era.

In photographing historic buildings and landscapes in Wannsee, I am interested in revealing how the confluence of history and memory reveal the human condition and the predicament that we find ourselves today. The contemporary visual representation of these sites may provide us with insight into that history. For example, if we are able to experience the same lakefront view that Truman had in 1945, does that reveal anything more about his decision? What did the marble lions witness on January 20th, 1942?

http://www.takeshimoro.com/

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kunstraum tapir
shows

Takeshi Moro
amphibology


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

12.07.2014 - 31.07.2014
opening: Friday, 11.07.2014, 19-22h artist talk: 23.07.2014, 19h
open Friday 16-19h

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amphibology

Since 2013 summer, I have been photographing historic buildings in Wannsee. Wannsee is a suburban town, situated 15 miles southwest of Berlin. The town is essentially an island, with water (a river or a lake) surrounding the area. The namesake is infamous for the Wannsee Conference –a venue where Nazi leaders met and officially institutionalized the Holocaust for the first time. "The Little White House" and Cecilienhof is on the other side of the river from Wannsee. Scholars contend that it was in these venues that President Harry S. Truman ordered the use of the atomic bomb on Japan.

The confluence of these landmark events is not entirely an accident. Historically, the upper echelons of society occupied the suburban lakefront properties, as it was a comfortable retreat from Berlin. Many of the buildings were eventually occupied by the Nazis but Wannsee escaped Allied bombing campaigns due to its suburban location. Understandably, the island and the surrounding areas are full of historic events related to Nazi Germany and to the Cold War era.

In photographing historic buildings and landscapes in Wannsee, I am interested in revealing how the confluence of history and memory reveal the human condition and the predicament that we find ourselves today. The contemporary visual representation of these sites may provide us with insight into that history. For example, if we are able to experience the same lakefront view that Truman had in 1945, does that reveal anything more about his decision? What did the marble lions witness on January 20th, 1942?

http://www.takeshimoro.com/




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kunstraum tapir
shows

Hannah Quinlivan
Transience


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

12.07.2014 - 31.07.2014
opening: Friday, 11.07.2014, 19-22h artist talk: 16.07.2014, 19h
open Friday 16-19h

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Transience

Memory moves and has a rhythm all of its own. Recurrence and motion are entangled in a dialectical dance of folding and unfolding. A motive force and vestigial trace, recollection and remembrance look not just back but forward, tracing and retracing a path between the present and the past. This temporal oscillation describes mode of motion, reprising that which is never the same. Repetition, return and difference, these are the elements that comprise the transient rhythm of recollection.

http://hannahquinlivan.com.au/






David Kantounas
Takt Talk

09.07.2014 18h

Takt Academy presents:
David Kantounas,
Playwright, writer, mentor and well-opinionated Englishman. From London and currently based in Berlin, Kantounas studied at the University of West England, Bristol and trained on the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme. His work has seen London, New York and Edinburgh and has collaborated with many companies including Blind Summit, The Bush, The Public Theatre, The Old Vic and Assembly. David is an Associate Artist at Ugly Rhino Productions, New York and founded his own company, Dream Epic Theatre in 2010.


dreamepictheatre.com
David Kantounas at MLR

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Olivia Bishop
Takt Talk

06.07.2014 19h

Takt Talk

Olivia Bishop trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University College London, Il Politecnico di Milano and the Institute of Education, London. Olivia works in a range of media including drawing, printmaking, animation and film. Her recent work explores the notion of travel and migration using personal narratives and objects as a source of storytelling.

She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in London, Amsterdam and Milan and has participated in a number of collaborative educational projects with galleries in London including The National Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, The Courtauld Institute and Wellcome Collection.

oliviabishop.com
oliviasart.wordpress.com

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TURNINTENSIVE
group show


curated by Nina Thorwart


21.06.-27.06.2014
opening: Friday, June 20, 2014, 19-22h
finissage: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19-22h
open hours: sa, su, th16-19h

Amy Alexander
Jonah Criswell
Erin Davis
Erika Forsman
Bailey Hikawa
Jukka Huhtala
Úlfur Karlsson
Andrea Kuczer
David Kurzydlo
Marsha Mack
Paul Mosig
Rachel Obranovich
Rachel Peachey
Drew Petitfer
Jonathan Sharav
Grace Sorenson
Ryo Yamauchi


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TURNINTENSIVE

TURNINTESIVE describes the determination to which an artist commits before and during an artistic process.
It does not matter whether it is a research in its own sphere within or an investigation in outer domains, 
as well as whether the observed object or theme is enlarged like under a magnifying glass or gets deconstructed through cutting and crushing. 
The mission to penetrate the core of the subject in order to reveal its secret or true nature requires intensity; 
one that persistently overcomes all obstacles, even if they are beautiful, unpleasant or painful.
Determination makes us persevere, go in and through, and even if the core of the matter is evading us 
or exploding and multiplying, a most unknown, new to us and unaccustomed reality will be revealed.











Lena Fliessbach
Curator Talk

11.06.2014 19h

Lena Fliessbach is a curator and journalist who lives and works in Berlin. She worked as assistant for Donata and Wim Wenders, taking care of their photography archive, organizing exhibitions and book projects. Until December 2013 she was responsible for the exhibition programme at Galerie im Turm, focussing on installations, drawings and art projects in public space. She was also involved in the organization of thematic group exhibitions at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien. Currently she works on different projects as freelance curator and writes for magazines and exhibition catalogues. Lena Fliessbach will present recent exhibitions and talk about her ideas, concepts and upcoming projects.

Die Kuratorin und Kulturjournalistin Lena Fliessbach lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Nach ihrem Kunstgeschichtsstudium hat sie bei Wenders Images das Fotografiearchiv von Donata und Wim Wenders betreut sowie Ausstellungen und Publikationen organisiert. Anschließend war sie bis Ende 2013 für das Ausstellungs- und Veranstaltungsprogramm der kommunalen Galerie im Turm verantwortlich, wobei sie vor allem Installationen, Zeichnungen, Objekte und Kunst im öffentlichen Raum zeigte. Sie arbeitete auch im Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien an den thematischen Gruppenausstellungen mit. Lena Fliessbach arbeitet als freie Kuratorin und schreibt regelmäßig Texte für Magazine und Ausstellungskataloge. Beim Takt Talk wird sie vergangene Ausstellungen vorstellen und über Ideen, Konzepte und geplante Projekte sprechen.

lenafliessbach.com

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Photo: Holio, Flickr CC

Contemporary Art Exchange and Takt Academy present:
Waffles and Coffee: Making a difference? Are We Living in a 'Society of Self-Improvers'?

29.05.2014 19-21h
Cost: By donation

In the last 10 years, Germany has seen an increase in attention for the topic of "work-life-balance". The nature of work itself is changing rapidly (becoming more precarious, demanding more flexible workers), and boundaries between work and private lives are increasingly blurred within a culture of DWYL (Do What You Love). This creates an ever increasing societal pressure to consistently improve ourselves as individuals.

But, what ics it to self-improve and where does the idea come from? Is everyone really able to transcend their social environment and become better than they already are? Is self-improvement a luxury for a privileged few seeking a new status symbol e.g. "I just ran a marathon", "I started buying a bio-veggie box", "I just began an international artist residency"?

What is the result of living in such an individualistic society, where the 'self' has to be constantly improved? And why bother in the first place? What's the alternative? We want to discuss with you whether we're living in a 'Society of Self-Improvers '!

Please RSVP to Kate@contemporaryartexchange.org so we know how many waffles to prepare!

About Waffles and Coffee

"Waffle" can be defined as both the delicious sweet desert we are all familiar with but also as "to talk or write a lot without giving any useful information or any clear answers" (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/waffle_1 ) …we thought we'd do both. And wash it down with some coffee. Waffles and Coffee is a series of Discussion Groups organised by Contemporary Art Exchange (CAE) – Australian curator and arts educator Kate Martin and German psychology student and photographer David Brehme. Waffles and Coffee explores the intersection of contemporary art and broader societal issues. It seeks to combine Kate's current research interests in nationalism, cultural identity and globalisation with David's interests in critical psychology, politics, economics and just about anything else that makes headlines. So come and join us for an informal discussion, exchange, chat, or 'waffle' if you will. You don't have to be an academic or an artist – anyone from any background or discipline is welcome. We've posted up some articles and video clips we think are relevant (but are in no way obligatory). Feel free to add to the list too!

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/19/change-your-life-stop-being-busy?CMP=fb_gu
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/01/do_what_you_love_love_what_you_do_an_omnipresent_mantra_that_s_bad_for_work.2.html
http://www.zeit.de/themen/gesellschaft/selbstverwirklichung-perfektes-leben

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Dorien de Wit
Takt Talk

28.05.2014 19h

Dorien de Wit is an artist and writer from The Netherlands and was a resident at TAKT in 2013. Drawing and writing are the key activities in her work, furthermore she works in a range of media including video, animation, photography and installations. Her work explores questions about our perception, our consciousness and our thinking.

She has exhibited in solo exhibitions in The Netherlands and her work has been included in (inter)national group exhibitions and filmfestivals among which: Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain; Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czechoslovakia; Galeries Les Territoires, Montrèal, Canada. Her writings have been published in several Dutch literary magazines.

www.doriendewit.com

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Misha Cvijovic
Takt Talk with presentation and workshop

21.05.2014 19h

Misha Cvijovic was inspired to give this talk, workshop and presentation by Jennifer Gibert's essay The Influence of Music on Painting and Animation The essay makes comparisions between Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Fischingerand contemporary artist Jane Mackay and explores how music has influenced the work of these artists and discusses similarities and differences between them.

about the workshop:
We will go the opposite way.
Under the artist's conduction the participants will create a composition together on the basis of their own works.
Everyone needs to prepare 2 or 3 own works (paintings,videos,choreography,etc.) which will be placed at the gallery space between presentation of my music and the talk.
Everyone needs to prepare at least one sound and rhythm inspired by one's own artistic work (voices,any kind of percussion-table, glasses, be creative about your instruments!)
You will experience the influence of your work on the making of our group composition.
mishacvijovic.com




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HYSTERISCHES GLOBUSGEFUEHL
Takt Talk

14.05.2014 20h

About HYSTERISCHES GLOBUSGEFÜHL

Hysterisches Globusgefühl is a theatre-performance collective consisting of Elisabeth Lindig, Dorothea Schmans, Lea-Sophie Schiel, Arne Schirmel and Melanie Zipf. The five Performers from Erlangen, Gießen, Berlin and Wien united in January 2011, to react angainst increasing resignation and the fear of positioning oneself politically. Public spaces are converted by the performers into theatre-reality. In their performances they are looking for alternatives to act politically in a confusing political situation. The centre of their work are the search for conscious action, political interaction and the relevance of our everyday problems and actions.
Until this day the following projects were implementes: the demonstration performance "Macht was: Macht nichts!" (Premiered 2011 as part of the theatre festival Arena... of the young arts (jury award winner), further performances in Bochum, Leipzig, Gießen, Marburg), "Theaterstürmung I: Wir müssen das Theater anzünden!" (Premiered 2012 as part of the theatre festival Arena... of the young arts (jury award winner), „Hysteriezone, die" (Premiered 2013 as part of theaterfestival 100° Berlin, further performances at JACUZZI Festival, WUK Wien)
Furthermore we hold several theatre workshops, such as "Außerirdisch essen" at the state theatre Theater an der Parkaue Berlin for children in the age between 7 and 11 and the theatre class "Party:zipation" at the university of Erlangen-Nürnberg.


hysterischesglobusgefuehl.wordpress.com

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Isolde Krams
Takt Talk

14.05.2014 19h

Isolde Krams is a Berlin based sculptor and performance artist. Born in Münstermaifeld, Eifel in 1961, she has been living and working in Berlin since 2006.
In 1984 Isolde Krams obtained a degree in Fine Arts (sculpture) at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
In 1985, lived and worked in Paris at the Citè International des Arts.
From 1987 until 1990, completed a Master of Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. In her dissertation she questioned the position of the female figure in art as well as in everyday context.
Isolde Krams lectured in the department of Fine Arts at the Technikon of the Witwatersrand. From 1991,in an independent art studio in Johannesburg, she gave master-classes in sculpture and ceramics.
In 2004, ventured into art-film making with: "It's so beautiful it almost looks artificial". Isolde Krams has exhibited extensively in South Africa and elsewhere and is represented in public collections throughout South Africa; including the National Gallery in Cape Town and the Johannesburg Art Museum.
Currently her exhibition Wandaustausch/ Wall Exchange is to be seen at Kuntraum tapir.

Isolde Krams hat sich in Berlin als Bildhauerin und Performance-Künstlerin etabliert. Geboren ist sie 1961 in Münstermaifeld, in der Osteifel.
1984 studierte sie an University of the Witwatersrand in Südafrika und erlangte einen Bachelor of Arts.
1985 bis 86 arbeitete sie in Paris in der Cité International des Arts.
1987-1990 ergänzte sie ihr Studium an der University of the Witwatersrand mit einem Master of Arts. In ihrer Dissertation hat sie die Position der weiblichen Figur in der Kunst und auch im täglichen Leben hinterfragt.
Isolde Krams hat als Dozentin im theoretischen und praktischen Bereich am Technikon Witwatersrand gelehrt.
Ab 1991 lehrte sie Meisterklassen für Skulptur und Keramik in ihrem Atelier in Johannesburg.
2004 entstanden mehrere Kunst-Filme, von denen " It's so beautiful it almost looks artificial" besonders bekannt wurde.
Isolde Krams hat weitreichend in Südafrika und international ausgestellt und ist in öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen vertreten. Dazu gehören die National Gallery in Kapstadt und das Johannesburg Art Museum.
Seit 2006 lebt und arbeitet sie in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Derzeit ist im Kunstraum Tapir ihre Ausstellung Wandaustausch/ Wall Exchange zu sehen.


http://isoldekrams.com

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Isolde Krams
Wandaustausch/ Wall Exchange

curated by takt kunstprojektraum

10.05.-06.06.2014
opening: Friday, May 09, 2014, 19-22h
Takt Talk: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19h
open Friday 16-19h

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Wandaustausch/ Wall Exchange

My work has been inspired by a strong personal interest in the human condition and our natural environment, for a long time.
I am interested in human rights, animal rights, mineral rights.
I have therefore devised a technique whereby I make environmentally sound sculptures of rubber latex.Found objects are also added and used.
At present I am grappling with the idea of possession of land. People have pillaged the earth, big wounds have been left unhealed, walls have been built. Humans have taken land.
In South Africa I have witnessed how people are judged by their owning it, regardless of how they came to own it.
I have therefore taken the liberty of also "stealing/ taking" pieces of African land by taking imprints of certain patches.
I have done the same in Berlin and plan to juxtapose these.

Meine Arbeit ist seit langem beeinflusst von einem starken Interesse an der menschlichen Existenz, ihren Bedingungen und ihrer natürlichen Umgebung.
Ich interessiere mich für Menschenrechte, Tierrechte und Rechten an Bodenschätzen und Mineralien.
Darum habe ich eine Technik erarbeitet, mit welcher ich umweltschonende Skulpturen aus Latex formen kann. Gleichzeitig verwende ich gefundene Objekte und Material.
Zur Zeit befasse ich mich mit dem Besitz von Land.
Der Mensch plündert die Erde. Große, offene Wunden bleiben unversorgt. Mauern werden gebaut. Land wird angeeignet.
In Südafrika musste ich erleben, wie Menschen nach ihrem Land-Besitz eingeschätzt wurden, egal, wie sie ihn erstanden haben.
Daher habe ich mir erlaubt, ein paar Stücke afrikanisches Land zu "stehlen/ nehmen".
In Berlin habe ich das gleiche getan und möchte diese Stücke nun nebeneinander stellen.






Kati Gausmann
Takt Talk

07.05.2014 19h

über meine Arbeit

Mein plastisches Arbeiten begann mit textilem Material, seinen Techniken, seinen sozialen und psychologischen Funktionen.

Daraus entwickelten sich Fragen nach dem Zusammenhang von Kleidung, Körper und Identität, nach der Dimensionalität von Linien und Flächen und nach Bewegung, Rhythmus und Handlung als formgebendem Prinzip.

Bewegung formt – je nach Material entsteht die Form, manchmal flüchtig in der Handlung oder als fixierte Spur: ein Haufen Kleider, ein Gewirk, eine Zeichnung. Ausdehnungen im Raum oder auf der Fläche, die ihre eigenen Rhythmen entfalten.

Meine künstlerische Vorgehensweise ist prozessorientiert.

c Ich wähle ein Bezugssystem, setze Anordnungen für Handlungen und agiere im Zwischenfeld der Bezugsgrößen. Bedeutungszusammenhänge lösen sich auf, ihre Elemente verbinden sich neu.

In vielen meiner Arbeiten entwickeln sich dabei Linien und Flächen in den Raum.



about my work

My sculptural work begins with the textile material, techniques of working it, and its social and psychological functions.

I pose questions about the dimensionality of flat areas, the links between clothing, body and identity, the socialised rhythms into which people are physically bound by forms of clothing, and about movement, rhythm and activity as a form-creating principle.

Movement forms –the form emerges according to the material, sometimes fleetingly during an action or as a fixed trace: a heap of clothes, a fabric, a drawing. Expansions in space or across a flat surface in which movements and rhythms remain legible.

My artistic method is oriented on processes.

I choose a system of reference, create a set-up for action and operate in the intermediate field of referential parameters.

In many of my works, lines and plane surface thereby develops into three-dimensional space.


kati-gausmann.de

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In Berlin habe ich das gleiche getan und möchte diese Stücke nun nebeneinander stellen.

http://isoldekrams.com






David Kantounas
Takt Talk

30.04.2014 19h

Takt Academy presents:
David Kantounas,
Playwright, writer, mentor and well-opinionated Englishman. From London and currently based in Berlin, Kantounas studied at the University of West England, Bristol and trained on the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme. His work has seen London, New York and Edinburgh and has collaborated with many companies including Blind Summit, The Bush, The Public Theatre, The Old Vic and Assembly. David is an Associate Artist at Ugly Rhino Productions, New York and founded his own company, Dream Epic Theatre in 2010.


dreamepictheatre.com
David Kantounas at MLR

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Lucy Teasdale
Takt Talk

23.04.2014 19h

Lucy Teasdale
*1984 Birmingham, England
lives & works in Berlin
represented by Galerie Mikael Andersen
Meisterschülerin of Tony Cragg
Studium Freie Kunst - Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
UdK, Berlin, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London

lucyteasdale.com

Artist Statement

When I work on a sculpture, I think of it as a workable splodge- figures or part of scenes can be seen within them, but it is uncertain what the sculptures actually represent. My focus is not on abstraction, although they all start life as a concrete image, perhaps a photo or a drawing. This image is then subsumed by purely sculptural concerns- how the weight balances, how the form interacts with the space around it, and how it works as a figure in the room.

There is a strong tactile quality to the work. The clay and other materials is first modeled by hand. During the modeling I am working in two directions, both towards the image and towards the sculpture. The final works are generally cast in bright uniform colours. Although the method used is a classical sculptural way of working the colours are more reminiscent of plasticine or Play-do, which everyone has played with as a child. When the viewer sees the work they can put themselves in the position of the maker.

I seek out photos that have problems to be solved in them. The images that I am drawn to a starting point are varied, sometimes couples dancing, galloping horse, even rioters. My aim is to look into the image until something else comes out of it.

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Contemporary Art Exchange and Takt Academy present:
Waffles and Coffee: Making a difference? The Wutbürger vs Public Scrutiny

24.04.2014 19-21h
Cost: By donation

With the recent action of artists boycotting the Sydney Biennale over its unethical sponsorship from Transfield Holding and as we draw nearer to Berlin's annual May 1st protests, our first edition of Waffles and Coffee for 2014 examines the role of protest in the arts and wider society. How are we all part of the bigger picture? Can our individual choices make a difference?
Does changing your bank, boycotting cultural events sponsored by "evil" corporations or other protest actions actually change things? And does digital culture feed protest responses (aka "shitstorms") by making it easier to protest, thus creating the "Wutbürger" (the angry citizen)? Or are we simply living in an individualistic society, where it has become the norm to give anyone we dislike the middle finger?
We want to discuss with you what you think the role of each of us is in shaping the world we live in!

About Waffles and Coffee
"Waffle" can be defined as both the delicious sweet desert we are all familiar with but also as "to talk or write a lot without giving any useful information or any clear answers"
Cambridge Dictionary

…we thought we'd do both. And wash it down with some coffee.

Waffles and Coffee is a series of Discussion Groups organised by Contemporary Art Exchange (CAE) – Australian curator and arts educator Kate Martin and German psychology student and photographer David Brehme.

Waffles and Coffee explores the intersection of contemporary art and broader societal issues. It seeks to combine Kate's current research interests in nationalism, cultural identity and globalisation with David's interests in critical psychology, politics, economics and just about anything else that makes headlines.

So come and join us for an informal discussion, exchange, chat, or 'waffle' if you will. You don't have to be an academic or an artist – anyone from any background or discipline is welcome. We've posted up some articles and video clips we think are relevant (but are in no way obligatory). Feel free to add to the list too.

http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/blog/2014/03/03/related-links-biennale-boycott/
http://www.discipline.net.au/Discipline/Biennale_of_Sydney_2014.html
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Petition-to-move-Manifesta-biennial-from-St-Petersburg-hits--supporters/30217
http://gothamist.com/2014/03/30/video_protesters_shower_guggenheim.php

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Friederike Pilz
Takt Talk

16.04.2014 19h





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Friederike Pilz
Herzlich


curated by Christina Schrauwers

12.04.-02.05..2014
opening: Friday, April 11, 2014, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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Takt Winter Residency
Group Exhibiton 2014


curated by Olivia Bishop

22.03.-28.03.2014
opening: Friday, March 21, 2014, 19-22h
finissage: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19-22h
open hours daily 15-18h

Carolyn Bushell
Nikki Hafter
Skye Jacobson
Rachel Jonas
Elisa Longo
Maureen O'Shaughnessy
Patrick Peltier
John Raux
Caterina Renaux Hering

About the exhibition

The 'Takt Winter Residency Group Exhibition 2014' is the result of 3 months of hard work at the Takt Residency programme in Berlin, run by Antje Görner and Bernhard Haas, by a group of 11 international artists, writers and performers from America, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Thailand and the UK.

Each of the residents brought their own ideas and projects to the Takt programme and then used their experiences in Berlin to inspire and develop their own work. Trips to local artists' studios, organised by Takt, and the many wonderful museums and galleries in Berlin also fed their imaginations.

Weekly critiques run by visiting artist and curator Olivia Bishop brought the group together for constructive discussions about how individual projects were developing. A culinary theme swiftly developed within the group and provided sustenance for their creative minds in the form of regular cake, pot luck dinners and even a sushi night hosted by John Raux.

Each resident was invited to select a piece they had made during their time in Berlin to show in the exhibition at Kunstraum Tapir. The result is an exciting range of work encompassing drawing, painting, 3D collage, video, installation, written verse, performance, dance and for the first time the gallery's cellar space has been put to use.

Olivia Bishop, Takt curator, March '14

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Janice Gobey
Takt Talk

19.03.2014 19h








Janice Gobey
Takt Talk

19.03.2014 19h

Melbourne, Australia based artist Janice Gobey's art practice encompasses both painting and installation, often drawing on fur and drapery as metaphors. Her work explores the unconscious and her current projects are researching Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Gobey will be in Berlin, en-route to a conference in Copenhagen to talk about the work that came about from a 3 month residency at Takt in 2012. This involved a visit to Beelitz Sanitarium and the purchase of a fox fur at Mauer Park Flea Market.

We are very happy that Janice Gobey is visiting us again on her way to a conference in Kopenhagen.

janicegobey.com

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Mauricio Rosenmann Taub
Takt Talk

12.03.2014 19h

Mauricio Rosenmann Taub is a Chilean composer, writer and poet.
He studied piano and composition in Santiago, Stuttgart and Freiburg. In Paris he studied at the Conservatoire National with Olivier Messiaen and graduated with distinction.
Since that time Mauricio Rosenmann Taub was working as a composer, poet and professor of music theory at Folkwang Universität der Künste.

In his recent poems Rosenmann intends to establish a bond between the musical interval and the likeness within words and their components.
"Mauricio Rosenmann Taub takes us back to this indiscernible age in which gesture, graphic symbols and sound do not form separate compartments. His poems create an awareness before reading them, a feeling as if it were a recollection of future language." (Raúl Zurita)
"Sharpening the senses of looking and hearing, we perceive something coming from far away and pointing into future."( Eugen Gomringer)

mauricio-rosenmann-taub.com
wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauricio_Rosenmann_Taub

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Please Join us this Wednesday, March 5th at 7pm, for a Takt Talk with visiting Artist Stefka Ammon!

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Adjjima Na Patalung
2/3

26.02.2014 ca. 20h30 after Takt Talk and q&a with Jaanika Peerna

Working Title: 2/3 (Work in Progress)

2/3 is a work in progress performance in response to my research and development process to create a solo piece inspired by the concept of 'inbetween'.
Taking the issue of identity as a point of departure I look into the rite of passage. The live performance is an experiment with object and traditional dance movement to initiate a ritual happening, marking a point within a journey.



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Please Join us this Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm, for a Takt Talk with visiting Artist Jaanika Peerna!
Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist living and working near New York since 1998. She is currently based in Berlin for one year. Her work encompasses drawings, videos and light installations and live performances often dealing with the theme of transitions in light, air, water and other natural phenomena. She has exhibited her work extensively in the entire New York metropolitan area as well as in Paris, Tallinn, Lisbon, Sofia, Dubai, Honolulu, Novosibirsk, Berlin and Rome. Her work is in numerous private collections in the US and Europe and was recently acquired by Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris. Her work is represented in the United States by Masters Projects in New York and ARC Fine Art in Connecticut.

Find out more at www.jaanikapeerna.net

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"An economy of line spontaneously, yet assuredly, echoes the swirling, energized forces of nature. The simplicity of black on white combined with an intense energy yields a rare profundity and beauty."
Adrienne Conzelman, ARC Fine Art Gallery on Peerna's drawings
"Soothingly hypnotic."
"Motion in counterpoint with stasis."

Ross Rice on Peerna's video work, Roll Magazine vol 12, July 2008

Feb 26, 7pm

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Adjjima Na Patalung
About Viewpoints

21.02.2014 17-19h

The Viewpoints was first developed by choreographer Mary Overlie in 1970's to help performers deal with two dominance issues, Time and Space. From this post modern dance concept, the technique was later expanded and adapted by theatre directer, Anne Bogart, as practical tools to create staging with actors. The training technique, consisting of improvisation and theatre sports, addresses essential performance concepts such as becoming present, active listening, spontaneity, trust, and spatial relationships, provides a vocabulary for thinking about and acting upon movement and gesture. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible.

For visual artists, viewpoints might be applied as a tool to work with during the process of creation. I believe that the concept of time and space is latent in the art not matter which form.



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Pat Peltier
Yoga with Pat Peltier

Wednesday, 19.02.2014 20h30-22h

Takt Resident Pat Peltier has volunteered to guide us in a Yoga Class! Please join us beginners and experts alike, for a fun session of yoga amongst artist!

3 Euros/ free for Members
Yoga mats available for 3 Euro rent

http://patpeltier.com/

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Olivia Bishop
Takt Talk

19.02.2014 19h

Takt Talk

Olivia Bishop is currently the Visiting Artist and curator at Takt Artist Residency, Berlin. She trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University College London, Il Politecnico di Milano and the Institute of Education, London. Olivia works in a range of media including drawing, printmaking, animation and film. Her recent work explores the notion of travel and migration using personal narratives and objects as a source of storytelling.

She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in London, Amsterdam and Milan and has participated in a number of collaborative educational projects with galleries in London including The National Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, The Courtauld Institute and Wellcome Collection.

oliviabishop.com
oliviasart.wordpress.com

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Pat Peltier
Yoga with Pat Peltier

Wednesday, 12.02.2014 20-21h30

Takt Resident Pat Peltier has volunteered to guide us in a Yoga Class! Please join us beginners and experts alike, for a fun session of yoga amongst artist!

3 Euros/ free for Members
Yoga mats available for 3 Euro rent

http://patpeltier.com/

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Drawing by Skye Jacobson (thank you!!)

Nude Model Drawing

11.02.2014 19-21h30

Takt Academy presents:
Nude model drawing class with Model Maria de Faria at the gallery space of kunstraum tapir!
Mellow and warm with nice people and good artists. But you can also join as a total beginner!!
We provide tea and enough space for you - and a helping hand if needed...
Everybody can join! (13€/with materials15€)


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Sandra Radić Parać
Takt Talk

05.02.2014 19h

Croatian Artist Sandra Radic' Parac' is currently working mainly with a small format objects. She incorporates found objects in a painted installations and creates a new reality based mostly on a dreamy voyages to unknown. Combine techniques are her specialty. She lived and worked at Takt Artist Residency Berlin At the Takt Talk she will be discussing her current and past projects.
Sandra Radić Parać at facebook

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Please join us on Wednesday February 05th at 7pm at the Tapir Gallery





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Group Exhibiton 2014
The shape of things


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

01.02.-07.03.2014
opening: Friday, January 31, 2014, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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The shape of things

After working for several years in the different fields of art, product design and jewellery making , Julia Theobalt realized there is no need to distinct each of her own practices. She finally found a way to incorporate all her ideas into one, as everything comes from within the same field of exploration and influence: 3 dimensional spaces versus the 2 dimensional, monochrome shapes, geometry, architectural perspective, as well as experiments with various materials.
All projects inspire one another and turn into further projects, always trying to find its own essence. In the exhibition "The Shape of things" this is what it is all about. Theobalt's new range of geometric jewellery is inspiring this set of artworks exploring the given shapes within a different material achieving a completely different result. Perspex sheets are used to create depth and perspective within monochrome paintings.

http://theobalt.com





Finissage

S A Custance
WAYS OF SEEING


Sunday, January 26, 2014, 16-19h









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WAYS OF SEEING

Through portraiture I explore the human experience, whether the result presents masses who are inseparable from one another or one specific individual. While my work references issues of community and identity I do not intend to present concrete convictions, rather I see the processes of making and viewing as a vehicle to move toward meaning. Pushing the medium of charcoal on paper, I am altering my drawings by mounting them on two planes which lay roughly at a 45 degree angle to one another. This allows me to combine two drawings into one work while still preserving the singular images. These works require an active viewer to move around the piece and discover the complete array of possible combinations of the two images. They challenge our habitual ways of seeing.

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Yujin Lee
Takt Talk

15.01.2014 18h

Takt Talk

Yujin Lee is a Korean artist currently living in New York where she attends Columbia University for an MFA in Print Making.

"I have always been interested in political images, such as newspaper photographs of politicians, wars, or natural disasters. In the beginning, I approached this subject matter from a strictly political and conceptual point of view, simply using the images in an artistic way to say some kind of political statement."

http://www.leeyujin.com

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S A Custance
WAYS OF SEEING


curated by Christina Schrauwers

11.01.-26.01.2014
opening: Friday, January 10, 2014, 19-22h
open Friday 16-19h

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WAYS OF SEEING

Through portraiture I explore the human experience, whether the result presents masses who are inseparable from one another or one specific individual. While my work references issues of community and identity I do not intend to present concrete convictions, rather I see the processes of making and viewing as a vehicle to move toward meaning. Pushing the medium of charcoal on paper, I am altering my drawings by mounting them on two planes which lay roughly at a 45 degree angle to one another. This allows me to combine two drawings into one work while still preserving the singular images. These works require an active viewer to move around the piece and discover the complete array of possible combinations of the two images. They challenge our habitual ways of seeing.

sacustance.com





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RESIDUAL
group show


©urated by Nina Thorwart

14.12.-20.12.2013
opening: Friday, December 13, 2013, 19-22h
dance performance by Erika Boudreau Barbee
performance by Alysha Owen
open hours: 14th, 15th, 20th 16-19h

Olivia Bishop
Erika Boudreau Barbee
Elise Crevier
Corrina Goutos
Brook Morgan
Alysha Owen
S.F. Saadi
Sibs Shongwe-La Mer
Emet Sosna
Alexandra Strada
Federico Vivarelli
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RESIDUAL

What remains after history passes by?
Memories? Stories given from one generation to the next, things which we keep like manifestations of our need to hold on to something what is gone .
What follows after the storm? Silence? clearness?
After a dance what remains beside of our audible heartbeat? ?
How much is left over from the last moment when we pause for a moment.

What is in between this and the next moment?
What comes after an end before a new beginning?















Erika Boudreau Barbee
Stretching

17.11.2013 19:30

Stretching

Flex and stretch with dancer, Erika Boudreau Barbee, in our Stretching Session workshop.
The class will involved some workout, stretching, moving and rolling about the floor and Erika Boudreau Barbee's partner relaxation/body release.
RSVP to this Facebook Event. €3 per person.


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Stephanie Custance
Takt Talk

13.11.2013 17h

Takt Talk

"Through portraiture I explore the human experience, whether the result presents masses who are inseparable from one another or one specific individual. While creating I find the work referencing issues of community, identity and personal history. I do not intend to present concrete convictions though, but rather I see the processes of making and viewing as a vehicle to move toward meaning. Having trained at a young age in classical drawing I then studied a range of media from printmaking to dyeing and weaving at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, refining my methods and approach to expression. In 2008 directly after completing a Bachelors of Fine Art I traveled to Berlin, Germany, returning in 2009 to base my studio in the city." -Stephanie Custance


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Isolde Krams
The Takt Talk

22.10.2013 18h

The Takt Talk - presented by Takt Academy

We are happy to present our next artist talk with Isolde Krams, Berlin based sculptor and performance artist. Born in Münstermaifeld, Germany, 1961. Now lives and works in Berlin.
1984, obtained a degree in Fine Arts (sculpture) at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1985, lived and worked in Paris at the Citè International des Arts. From 1987 until 1990, completed a Master of Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and lectured in the department of Fine Arts at the Technikon of the Witwatersrand.
From 1991, independent art studio in Johannesburg, with master-classes in sculpture and ceramics. In 2004, ventured into art-film making with: "It's so beautiful it almost looks artificial" and "Miss Lelarap Raw". Her concerns are socio-political and the environment.
She has exhibited extensively in South Africa and is represented in public collections throughout South Africa; including the National Gallery in Cape Town and the Johannesburg Art Museum.
http://www.isoldekrams.com/

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Christina Schrauwers
Viktoria Eversmann
Takt Talk

15.10.2013

Takt Talk

We are very exited to invite the young and emerging Nina Thorwarts duo Christina Schrauwers und Victoria Eversmann for The Takt Talk.

Christina Schrauwers und Victoria Eversmann will present their new projects and talk about their ideas and concepts.

www.artvandemon.de

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Annuska Dal Maso
STORIES OF THIS PLANET


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

19.10.-31.10.2013
opening: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 16-19h
17h: Music performance by ecce cello
18h: Dear Jayne, dance performance by Erika Boudreau Barbee
open Thursday 16-19h

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STORIES OF THIS PLANET

The thoughts that come to mind when I view Annuska Dal Masos oeuvre are tied to displacement, human essentialism, nostalgia, and a strong visual imagination on behalf of the artist. An element of interest apparent is the way she manages to view a site/location and create a story-tale from it. Atmospheric moments and modest articulated portraits outline the structure for very poetic chronologies. The portrait elements in Dal Masos works seems to reflect and feed the “body in context” elements, creating intriguing dualities: this leading to notions of what is being seen and felt in the narratives and how we (the viewer) interpret the characters in their space and time. The facial expressions and body gestures seem to fuel the tales created by the artist to giving the viewer more to think and link. The imaginative space that Dal Maso creates with the photographic medium seems intentionally left somewhat ambiguous and unfinished to highlight the importance and activation of imagination. Again Dal Maso creates an intriguing duality where we are not shore where our stories starts and the artists one ends.
(text: Marco Red)

annuskadalmaso.com/







ecce cello, actor, dancer and cellist

We met him in the street doing his fascinating polyphonic Cello solo performance continiously creating new live loops with his smartphone. We're happy to have him at Tapir today. Come and enjoy!

17h

eccecello.com
ecce cello at vimeo
Erika Boudreau Barbee

Dear Jayne

This work is task oriented at its root, experiencing the structure and attempting to fit with the frame. The architecture of a frame implies a feeling of being stuck; framing is to capture, to trap, to support. This work is an attempt to contrast the structural frame with the bodily frame.

18h







Takt Talk 04.10.2013 18h
Takt is very happy to present
Charles Levin and Vivek Vilasini at The Takt Talk in October!

The Takt Talk is a weekly format hold at kunstraum tapir invites artists with different cultural backgrounds and working in several fields to talk about their work.

Charles Levin re-constructs and de-constructs concepts. His work explores the past present future. Time and Place.
Human fragility, the Human condition.
Levin makes sociopolitical commentary that poses questions.
He works in all mediums.

Charles Levin. born 1961 in London living and working in South Africa
Jan Van Eyck Academie, The Netherlands
fine art in sculpture mixed media and video
charleslevin.info

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'Between One Shore And Several Others' is an enquiry into the transmigrations of concepts, their assimilation, internalisation and the evolution of identities. Identity is an ongoing process embedded in everyday social practices. Ideas that shape one's identity are usually local – local places, local customs, local histories – but the availability of alternatives allows one to escape the circumstances of one's origin. The osmotic nature of this interplay permits for a translation that does not seek to reclaim the context, but to adapt and expand the vocabulary of the concept. Translation plays a pivotal role in determining how one establishes or negotiates one's identity whether it is through opposition, assimilation or naturalisation. Translation in the context of photography, does not limit itself to its stenographic functions. The photograph is neither a window, a mirror, nor an arbiter of reality here; it is an ambiguous hypertext, containing links that offer clues to the larger plot. (Vivek Vilasini)

Vivek Vilasini is a multimedia artist who was born 1964 in Kerala, India. Educated as a Radio Officer at the All India Marine College he went on to study political science at the University of Kerala and sculptural practices Studied Sculptural practices from traditional craftsmen.
vivekvilasini.carbonmade.com

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TSV - the studio visit

Saturday, 28.09.2013 11:00- 13:30

with Isabel Manalo and Thomas Eller


TSV - the studio visit

Takt Artist Residency  is excited to announce our partnership with Isabel Manalo and Thomas Eller are giving public critique sessions at the Tapir Gallery continously. All artists in any medium are invited to present their work for free. Please send a link to your web­site to thestudiovisit@thestudiovisit.com. These critiques are open to the public.
Space is limited depending on the venue so attendees are encouraged to rsvp in advance via email or at facebook.

Learn more about TSV pub­lic art critiques.


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Isabel Manalo - Minam Apang
Takt Talk

25.09.2013 18h

Isabel Manalo

Isabel Manalo, artist, Nina Thorwart, educator and founding director/editor of The Studio Visit (TSV), discusses the inspiration and challenges within her artistic practice. Her multi-media approach to materials and methodologies fused with questions of the sublime, draw parallels between the traditional and the contemporary. Exploring the physicality of negative space manifests a tangible experience in viewing Manalo's work. The visual impact and conversation between the white space and the bright palette translates into an immersive encounter. Manalo's work has been exhibited and collected all over the world, throughout the Unitied States from Baltimore, Chicag,o Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and New York, to Berlin, Bulgaria, Kazakhtsan and Nepal, to mention just a few.

Join us to hear the insights from Manalo's inquisitive mind.

(text: alice stokes)

isabelmanalo.com






Minam Apang

Minam Apang born in Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh, received a BFA from Elmherst College, Illinois, and an MFA from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. Minam's work draws from a feeling of dislocation and the need to make sense of the many contexts that she had come to occupy. She went to school in Mussoorie, with a distinctly Christian upbringing. In Naharlagun, they followed 'pagan', animistic practices and tribal rituals

chatterjeeandlal.com/artist-details.php?a=22

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Real it up!
Takt A.I.R. group show


©urated by Nina Thorwart

20.09.-27.09.2013
opening: Friday, September 20, 2013, 19-22h
open hours: 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th 16-19h

Alex Asli
Olivia Bishop
Dorien de Wit
Laura Di Piazza
Miguel Lope Inumerable
David Kantounas
Michelle Khourey
Charles Levin
Carol Nathan Levin
Anne Sara Loe
Takeshi Moro
Hannah Quinlivan
Ashvini Ray
Alice Claudia Stokes
Ivan Sukovic
Francesca Ulivi
Peter Wowkowych

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"The truth is eternal. Reality is constant and changeless. That what is changeable is not real and that what is real does not change."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Real it up!

What is real and who is making it?

Reality is both understood as truth and objectivity, and as a potential and possibility. On one hand we think in terms of reality as something generally accepted and on the other hand we live in a permanently changing reality created by our self. Every day we are confronted as a human and consumer with realities and opinions formed through the media and advertisement presenting various propagandas of truth.

The wide gap between our need to communicate with the group and our need for self-expression of individuality, require our ability to discriminate between the public realities we are willing to accept and those which are not suitable for us. Within this conscious process of distinction we realise that most public opinions are not compatible with our own values and we need to create our own position. However, we recognise our decided realities are not permanent and perhaps we may drop off tomorrow.

Our own lived reality is primarily defined by a daily reassessment of public opinion. This public opinion is more changeable and subjective than the generally thought of as true and permanent. But also, most alternative individuals consciously design realities which are much more accepted by society than we would usually consider.

This exhibition shows a collection of artworks, which work within a wide range between the individual creative potential of the "self-made" reality and the need for more a permanent, conventional realities.

Nina Thorwart







Kate Hollett
Takt Talk

11.09.2013 17h

Takt Talk

Kate is an interdisciplinary artist/lecturer and Nina Thorwart.  

After a very successful career in Advertising and Design, including multiple awards for design excellence, Kate closed shop to become a full time artist showing, exhibiting and working all over the world including New York, NY, Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain, Italy, UK and select places in the US and Canada. Her paintings are part of many prestigious collections including patronage by Former President Bill Clinton and world-renowned installation artist Christo, as well as invitations for the Ambassador's Art prize in Belgium. Her video work has been featured at the LA Short Film Festival and won "Best in Show" at the Detroit International Art Video Festival.  Her experimental social media work won her attention at Social Media Week where Kate was featured as one of the innovative social media artists in Europe.  

Kate has lectured at the Art Gallery of Ontario, OCAD, Queen's University, UK, Frei Universität, Humboldt University in Berlin and Leuphana University where she created an experimental multi-media course studying Love. Her work has been published in a study on art and science and is used in the study of emotional anthropology at Queen's University in the UK. Kate recently completed  her first book entitled "Love, Media, Art & Science and The Fiction of Relationships".  

In a Nina Thorwartial role, Kate was responsible for the inaugural North By North East International Art Festival, "Letters for Literacy" art fundraiser, MAYDAY art fashion event with Hugo Boss, and the Little Art Show in Toronto featuring over 150 artists.
http://katehollett.com

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Hannah Quinlivan // Naomi Sex
Takt Talk

29.08.2013 18h

Hannah Quinlivan // Naomi Sex, An Artist Talk

Hannah Quinlivan's various print techniques, drawings, paintings and sculptures are all intrinsically linked and bounce off each, each new piece referencing the last while reaching out to explore new territories. This gives them a living organic feeling and creates an immersive experience for the viewer. As Hannah states, "Instead of the viewer being on the outside looking in, I'm trying to embed the viewer into the artwork itself and make them active within it."
"My lines do not sit passive upon the page, waiting for an audience to approach. They have a presence that cannot be ignored, a physicality that cannot be denied. They attend to their viewer and draw them in; enveloping them within the drawing, surrounding them with line"
Hannah Quinlivan is in a number of collections including the National Gallery of Australia, KPMG Art Collection, Australian National University and The Molonglo Group. Hannah graduated from ANU School of Art in 2011 and was the recipient of an impressive number of awards including the Peter and Lena Karmel Award for the highest honours grade.

Hannah has been awarded the Cox Prize for Sculpture at Sculpture on the Edge 2013.
(Third person, present tense) Naomi Sex is a Dublin-based visual artist, she also lectures at two of Dublin's art colleges: The Dublin Institute of Technology and The National College of Art and Design. She is thirty-Six. (Third person, past tense) In her early twenties, she specialized as a printmaker and went on to make prints, which were shown all across Ireland and in other countries too internationally, if you like. She did a lot of the other typical things artists do, such as, went on residencies to places like Newfoundland and New York. She also got a bit of funding from various sources like the Irish Arts Council. She then returned to art college in Ireland to do an MFA and subsequently a PhD. (First person, present tense) "I am doing a PhD now and some day they may well make me Dr. Sex".1
(Third person, future progressive) Dr. (Third person, present tense) Naomi Sex is interested in what it means to be a contemporary, professional visual artist.2 Within this broad subject area, she is really interested in things like the ideological space between professional and amateur art practice, the activity of artistic 'opportunity seeking' and how artists present themselves and their practices within various professionalized contexts. She does this by considering informal artistic situations and employs a range of eclectic practices in an attempt to capture the usually concealed conditioned attitudes of the artistic field. (Second Person, present tense) More recently as the now Doctor, you use the performative lecture as a formal device to reveal and articulate the informal, the veiled, the intangible, the invisible, the undisclosed, the elusive, the evasive, the kept on 'the lowdown', the 'under wraps' the un-minuted and so on. (Third person, future tense) With this subject area in mind, in this talk, you will no doubt encounter the various professional personae of Naomi Sex.
1 From biography 14.05.2014d 2011
2 Ibid

Naomi Sex, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Fine Art Dublin Institute of Technology
http://hannahquinlivan.com.au/
http://naomi-sex.com/

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Isabel Rock
Blue Banana, Goblin Gold


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

16.08.-05.09.2013
opening: Friday, August 16, 2013, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h

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Blue Banana, Goblin Gold

Isabel Rock describes her own folklore of goblins, shadow warriors and pineapples in 'Blue Banana, Goblin Gold'. Set against a mountainous terrain of croissant-hills and penis trees, the landscape is surreal as it is familiar. Greedy goblins with an excessive addiction for blue oblong shapes, echo our own monsters of insatiable consumerism. The bloodthirsty shadow warriors spring from our deepest repressed dark thoughts. Whilst happy, vegetarian pineapple people are helpless victims in this political war. The tension arches to a climax in the visual clash of goblins, shadow warriors and pineapple peoples with their counterpart psyches in tow.

Rock's drawing aesthetic delights and plays between the humorous characters and their sinister compulsions. There's goblins in the basement, pineapples casualties on the gallery floor and shadow warriors terrorising the fruit bowl. Isabel Rock is in town.

Alice Claudia Stokes

http://isabelrock.blogspot.de/





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Juliet Fang
Move me


curated by takt kunstprojektraum

05.08.-15.08.2013
opening: Monday, August 5, 2013, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h


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Move me

We look at each other; see that we do not know each other, stare, and go off. I shall go into more rooms, more different room, than any of you. Between us is this line.

My work exists between painting and sculpture, blurring the boundaries between object and space, light and shadow. Start from the empty space, empty mind, then move, randomly, look and wait, just do something vague and unimportant, keep on moving, looking, moving, not for any result, simply playing with things. Such as Line, glass, paper, cloth, water, knife, wooden sticks, bottle…. and so on.

I am interested in the experience with no real existence in the world, only happening in the brain as a beautiful escape. Move me will present works exploring the feeling of loss, from the sentences to sentences, through video, sculpture and installations with diverse materials to show fragile emotion as lived experience.

Juliet Fang

http://julietfang.com







Finissage
Dickson Schneider
Von Oakland nach Berlin/ From Berlin to Oakland


more about the show

Keith Telfeyan
I Was a Daydream
/ Music Video Presentation

more about the video

Friday, July 26, 2013, 16-19h



kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain








I Was a Daydream

I Was a Daydream, that plane of reality most magical, that spins sweet bliss inside your head as you stare out the bedroom window at the afternoon light. The Daydream being those thoughts that warm you when the sun glints like nature and the music hits your ears just right. Senses and mental space converge like fantasy, seeing things freshly, feeling awakened.

Single channel video with color, sound. 4.20 min. Audio by Isan. 2011.
http://keithtelfeyan.com/I-Was-a-Daydream





kunstraum tapir
shows

Dickson Schneider
Von Oakland nach Berlin/ From Berlin to Oakland


©urated by takt kunstprojektraum

19.-26.07.2013
opening: Friday, July 19, 2013, 19-22h
open Monday-Thursday 16-19h
finissage: Friday, July 26, 2013, 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain


Von Oakland nach Berlin/ From Berlin to Oakland
Dickson Schneider verschenkt Kunst.
Das Free Art Project kommt nach Berlin.


Was ist Kunst noch wert, wenn sie keinen Wert mehr hat?
Wer bestimmt die Bedeutung von Kunst: der Betrachter? der Kritiker? der Galerist? das Kapital?
Ähnliche Fragen standen im Hintergrund, als die Künstler des Free Art Projects vor 5 Jahren begannen, Kunst zu verschenken, während gleichzeitig der Kunstmarkt in seiner Virtualität und Abgetrenntheit vom "wirklichen Leben" dem Finanzmarkt immer ähnlicher wird und Kunstwerke von ästhetischen, intellektuellen, möglicherweise politischen Schöpfungen zu reinen Investionsobjekten werden.

Nach fünf Jahren an der Oakland Art Murmur, nach viel beachteter Teilnahme an der Art Basel Miami 2012, freuen wir uns, Dickson Schneider und das Free Art Project im Kunstraum Tapir präsentieren zu können. Vom 19. bis 25. Juli wird Dickson Schneider in der Galerie arbeiten und die entstandenen Kunstwerke an Besucher und Passanten verschenken.

Der Titel der Ausstellung ist "Von Oakland nach Berlin / From Berlin to Oakland".Denn, neben der Kunst, die er in Berlin produzieren wird, bringt Dickson Schneider auch 50 Arbeiten anderer Künstler der Gruppe mit, die ebenfalls verschenkt werden. Im Gegenzug hofft er, Berliner Künstler für die Idee zu gewinnen, ihm 50 Arbeiten zum Verschenken im Oakland Art Murmur zu überlassen.

"Ich freue mich, dieses Projekt in Berlin und Oakland zu realisieren, denn diesen Städten ist eine bemerkenswerte Exzentrik gemeinsam. Ich liebe beide.
Neben dem Spaß, den dieses Projekt macht, verfolgt es aber auch ein ernsthaftes Anliegen. Ich möchte die Fragen von Status, Privilegien, Zugang, Be-und Verwertung, die mit dem Erwerb und Besitz von Kunstwerken in einer globalisierten Gesellschaft verbunden sind, ins Bewusstsein bringen."

Mit dem Free Art Project unternimmt Dickson Schneider seinen zweiten Arbeitsaufenthalt in Berlin. Schon 2009 war er Gast der takt artist residency und beteiligte sich an zwei Gruppenausstellungen mit Bildern aus seiner Model-Serie (http://taktberlin.org/Dickson-Schneider-1 http://taktberlin.org/Dickson-Schneider-2).
Um so mehr freuen wir uns, ihn nun mit einer neuen Konzeption erneut begrüßen zu können.

mehr:
http://taktberlin.org/freeart
http://taktberlin.org/Dickson-Schneider
http://www.dicksonschneider.com/



Von Oakland nach Berlin/ From Berlin to Oakland
After Five years at the Oakland Art Murmur and last year at Art Basel Miami, we are happy to present Dickson Schneider's free art at tapir gallery.
From July 19 through July 25 he will be making and giving away art to the people passing by kunstraum tapir. The art is free.

The show is called "Von Oakland nach Berlin/From Berlin to Oakland" because, in addition to the art he makes in Berlin, he will also be bringing 50 small works made by Oakland artists to give away, and while in Berlin he hopes to enlist Berlin artists to make 50 works to take back to Oakland and give away at the Oakland Art Murmur.

„I'm excited to do this project in Berlin and Oakland because the two cities share a weird funkiness. I love them both. And I must say that for all the fun this project has generated, it is a serious matter. I want to bring awareness to issues of status, privilege, access and the processes of valuation in a global society."

more:
http://taktberlin.org/freeart
http://taktberlin.org/Dickson-Schneider
http://www.dicksonschneider.com/





kunstraum tapir
shows

Rebeccah Power
A Good Woman


©urated by takt kunstprojektraum

05.07.-12.07.2013
opening: Friday, July 5, 2013, 19-22h

19:30: Resampling Berlin
performance by
DOUBLE VISION (Pauline Jennings, Sean Clute, Amy Nielson) double-vision.org

open sa, su, th 16-19h
artist talk: Thursday 11, 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




A Good Woman

'A Good Woman', is a solo show by Rebeccah Power who presents a series of recent works that expand upon those created during her residency at takt kunstprojektraum in Berlin in 2011. Based on her research into Nazi women who worked in forced labour camps and concentration camps in WW2, it explores the notion of 'women as perpetrators'. A concept identified by historian Angelika Ebbinghaus who had an issue with the prevailing tendency to see the majority of women as victims of previous and continuing social conditions. She believed that women are responsible for their own actions and aimed to counteract the myth of a 'good woman' as a means of generating identity.

Intensely evocative ink and watercolour portraits are presented as video projections alongside detailed pencil drawings and screen prints. A layering process is evident in each of the works. This combined with the luminosity of the video projections in a darkened space intensifies the works expression and illuminates the stains and bleeds of the pigment. The subject expands from an interest in the representation of roles of women and in challenging restrictive gender norms. Within the weighty subject matter lurks a kind of morbid beauty. This creates a sense of intrigue that is designed to evoke a range of emotional reactions, on the one hand connected with the unknown wonderful and sublime yet on the other violence, brutality and murder.


„A Good Woman zeigt neue Arbeiten von Rebeccah Power, die das Ergebnis und die Fortsetzung ihrer im Jahr 2011 in der takt artist residecncy in Berlin begonnenen künstlerischen Auseinandersetzung mit Frauen sind, die während der Nazi-Zeit als Aufseherinnen in Zwangsarbeit und Konzentrationslagern tätig waren.
Die Psychologin Angelika Ebbinghaus trat in ihrem Buch „Opfer und Täterinnen. Frauenbiographien des Nationalsozialismus“ der vorherrschenden Tendenz entgegen, Frauen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart vor allem in der Opferrolle zu sehen und kritisierte damit den identitätsstiftenden Mythos der "Guten Frau".
Rebeccah Power verfolgt konsequent die Reflexion von Frauen-Rollen und restriktiven Geschlechternormen.
Innerhalb des schweren Gegenstands von Gewalt, Brutalität und Mord, der stets spürbar, aber nie visuell gestaltet ist, lauert zugleich eine morbide Schönheit, eine Sensitivität des Ausdrucks, die, fern und scheinbar unberührt von der Ungeheuerlichkeit des Geschehenen, gleichwohl immer unter ihrem Einfluss bleibt.
"A Good Woman" zeigt Video-Projektionen von eindrucksvollen Tusche- und Aquarell-Porträts neben detaillierte Bleistiftzeichnungen und Siebdrucken. Jede Arbeit ist das Ergebnis eines vielschichtig-schichtenden Prozesses. Die Leuchtkraft der Videoprojektionen in einem abgedunkelten Raum verstärkt den Ausdruck und intensiviert die Pigmentwirkung.

So ist "A Good Woman" ein Ausstellungserlebnis, das auf eine ambvalent und unauflösbar irritierende Weise berührt.

http://rebeccahpower.com



Resampling Berlin

As an outsider dipping into the numerous galleries, events, performances and chance encounters Berlin offers, one thing is clear: Berlin is in a state of becoming. Unlike other metropolitan cities such as New York, San Francisco or London, Berlin's identity seems less rooted in its past. Visually, one can see ten towering cranes from one street corner in the "historic" Unter den Linden - the visual presence of evolution can be seen everywhere.

DOUBLE VISION's new work, Resampling Berlin, is influenced by the city's state of change. The performance features dance, video, sound and installation. All elements echo each other as well as the surroundings of the event itself. For example, the live video can be seen projecting random resampled pixels of the performance environment. The solo dance also amplifies the idea of emergence through angular patterns, polyrhtymic structures, and a body that appears to be emulating all of the city's gestures at once.

The premier of Resampling Berlin is a first for DOUBLE VISION. It's members, choreographer Pauline Jennings, digital media artist Sean Clute, and designer Amy Nielson, have never before created and performed a piece in Berlin; but have always dreamed of doing so. Intrigued by the city's state of becoming, the collaborators are energized to contribute a tiny part to Berlin's new history.

DOUBLE VISION creates experimental performances for dance, music, and video that embody the changing landscape of contemporary culture. As an intermedia performance group, DOUBLE VISION strives to integrate diverse ideas, beliefs, and art forms into collective works while keeping the individual intact. Led by Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings, the company has distinguished itself nationally and internationally. DOUBLE VISION has presented work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Macworld Artists Salons, and the Merce Cunningham Studio. Internationally, the company has performed at the Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), Primo Piano LivinGallery (Lecce) and Institut Intermédií (Prague). This past fall, Clute and Jennings presented their work at ISEA2012 (Albuquerque), DUMBO Dance Festival (NYC).

http://double-vision.org





takt academy
presents

Amy Sacksteder
Artist talk


Todd Belt
"Political Images" workshop




Tuesday, 25.06.2013 17h


takt academy
takt academy * müggelstr. 17 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Amy Sacksteder’s artwork is rooted in painting and drawing, but also delves into installation and time-based media. Her work, which engages transience—often using landscape and natural imagery—has been sited on contemporary art websites and published in journals such as New American Paintings. Sacksteder's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally at many university galleries and venues such as Threewalls, Chicago; The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Champion Contemporary, Austin, Texas; the Drawing Room, Budapest, Hungary; and SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland. She has attended artist residencies in Illinois, Newfoundland, Southern France, Philadelphia, Budapest, Reykjavík and Berlin. Sacksteder received her BA in English from the University of Dayton in 2001 and her MFA in painting from Northern Illinois University in 2004. She lives and works in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University.

She will be giving a half-hour presentation on her artwork and influences.
Start: 5pm
amysacksteder.com

Political Images
workshop by Todd Belt, University of Hawai'i, Political Science, Division of Social Sciences, Associate Professor and Chair



For millennia, artists have used their crafts to poke fun at politicians. The proliferation of computer technology and the internet have democratized this process. Today, nearly anyone can create, alter, or caption images and video of politicians in order to generate laughs, to make a political point, or both. In this presentation I describe and analyze trends in citizen-generated artistic political content on the internet, particularly by reference to the portrayals of US Presidential and Vice-presidential candi14.05.2014s such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. I then discuss the ramifications this trend has for democratic discourse.
Start: 5.30pm
hilo.hawaii.edu/~tbelt/





takt academy
presents

Double Vision with Pauline Jennings and Sean Clute



Thursday, 22.06.2013 17h


takt academy
takt academy * müggelstr. 17 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Resampling Berlin

As an outsider dipping into the numerous galleries, events, performances and chance encounters Berlin offers, one thing is clear: Berlin is in a state of becoming. Unlike other metropolitan cities such as New York, San Francisco or London, Berlin's identity seems less rooted in its past. Visually, one can see ten towering cranes from one street corner in the "historic" Unter den Linden - the visual presence of evolution can be seen everywhere.

DOUBLE VISION's new work, Resampling Berlin, is influenced by the city's state of change. The performance features dance, video, sound and installation. All elements echo each other as well as the surroundings of the event itself. For example, the live video can be seen projecting random resampled pixels of the performance environment. The solo dance also amplifies the idea of emergence through angular patterns, polyrhtymic structures, and a body that appears to be emulating all of the city's gestures at once.

The premier of Resampling Berlin is a first for DOUBLE VISION. It's members, choreographer Pauline Jennings, digital media artist Sean Clute, and designer Amy Nielson, have never before created and performed a piece in Berlin; but have always dreamed of doing so. Intrigued by the city's state of becoming, the collaborators are energized to contribute a tiny part to Berlin's new history.

DOUBLE VISION creates experimental performances for dance, music, and video that embody the changing landscape of contemporary culture. As an intermedia performance group, DOUBLE VISION strives to integrate diverse ideas, beliefs, and art forms into collective works while keeping the individual intact. Led by Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings, the company has distinguished itself nationally and internationally. DOUBLE VISION has presented work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Macworld Artists Salons, and the Merce Cunningham Studio. Internationally, the company has performed at the Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), Primo Piano LivinGallery (Lecce) and Institut Intermédií (Prague). This past fall, Clute and Jennings presented their work at ISEA2012 (Albuquerque), DUMBO Dance Festival (NYC).

http://double-vision.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/582230771798207/?notif_t=plan_user_joined







kunstraum tapir
shows

Natürlich!
group show


©urated by Isabel Manalo

14.06.-21.06.2013
opening: Friday, June 14, 2013, 19-22h
open hours: 15th, 16th, 18th 20th 16-19h

Dipti Bondre
Franco Bubani
Meaghan Coles
Margret Craig
Mark Dickson
Laura Lindsay Rosalba
Keith McDougall
Liam McGarry
Carmelo Midili
Manuela Morales
Yuria Okamura
Sandra Radić
Isabel Rock
Jamie Rodriguez
Laura Lindsay Rosalba
Amy Sacksteder
Christine Tyler
Polly Yates

kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Natürlich!

Of course nature. Playing on the German word for 'Naturally', it seemed appropriate to encapsulate a diverse group of work that coincidentally touch on notions of nature both real, imagined or constructed. It is this coincidence and surprise element that led me to choose the works made by the Spring Takt artists group where nature is not limited to landscape or the environment but extends to examinations of human nature.

Isabel Manalo





Angela Matera
Artist Talk

Special Guest:
Mark Dickson


Thursday, 6.6.2013 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain

http://angelamatera.wix.com/angelamatera





kunstraum tapir
shows

Angela Matera
Where are you going, Salomè?


©urated by takt kunstprojektraum

31.05.-09.06.2013
opening: Friday, May 31, 2013, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Where are you going, Salomè?

http://angelamatera.wix.com/angelamatera





Keith McDougall

The Art of Comics
workshop

Monday, 27.05.2013 16h

Comics can be art, comics can be literature. They can be memoirs, history, philosophy or journalism. Comics can be anything, and anyone can make them! In this workshop, Australian cartoonist Keith McDougall will explain the wide variety of things that can be done with comics, and how to achieve them. Participants will learn to create scenes, characters and layouts, and to experiment with the art-form.
Three hours, free entry. Some limited art supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own - pencil, pen, pastel, paint, chalk, charcoal - whatever you're comfortable with. Drawing skills are not essential.

ystader str. 13 * 10437 berlin-prenzlauer berg (ring "HAAS")

http://georgegrosz.net





Maria Jose Ambrois
Artist Talk

Special Guest:
Christine Tyler


Thursday, 23.5.2013 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain

http://mariajoseambrois.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

Maria Jose Ambrois
Re-Union


©urated by takt kunstprojektraum

Thi 11.05.-30.05.2013
opening: Friday, May 10, 2013, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Re-Union

http://mariajoseambrois.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

Mirka Pawlik
...it can only get worse
(13.04.-25.04.2013)


18.04.2013:
Thursday talk with special guests
Marcel Prüfert
Carmelo Midili




kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain







kunstraum tapir
shows

Mirka Pawlik
...it can only get worse


©urated by takt kunstprojektraum

13.04.-25.04.2013
opening: Friday, April 12, 2013, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h
Thursday talk with special guests


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




...it can only get worse

The Sorbian artist Mirka Pawlik, who was born in Leipzig in 1968, lives and works in Berlin.

She studied art and painting at the College of Art Berlin-Weissensee and was a Master Pupil of Katharina Grosse in 2003.

A recurring theme in Mirka Pawlik's work is the human condition, depicted by androgynous figures caught in a state of uncertainty, hovering between joy and sadness, solitude and togetherness, desire and despair.(JG)

mirkapawlik.com







kunstraum tapir
shows

Colligere
group show


©urated by Paola Bonino

14.12.-20.12.2013
opening: Friday, December 13, 2013, 19-22h
open hours: 14th, 15th, 20th 16-19h

Sophie Patricia Chapman
Stefanie Denz
Laura Di Piazza
Philippe Internoscia
Angela Matera
Joanna Mortreux
Hugh Rennison
Steven Seidenberg
Uzma Sultan

kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Colligere

con+legere: collect, assemble, bring together, combine, harvest, pick up
con+ligere: bind, tie, fasten, connect, unite, combine

  The exhibition  Colligere  presents a selection of works by Sophie Patricia Chapman, Stefanie Denz, Laura Di Piazza, Philippe Internoscia, Angela Matera, Joanna Mortreux, Hugh Rennison, Steven Seidenberg and Uzma Sultan realized during their winter residency at Takt Kunstprojektraum. Ranging from painting and installations, to video, photography and writing, the works on display  represent a vibrant cross-section of new art and are to be seen for the first time.

The participant artists come from various cultural and artistic backgrounds and have never  collaborated  or exhibited  together before. Moreover, there is not a  predetermined theme for the residency and every artist has carried forward their research in total freedom during the time spent in Takt.
Therefore, the show responds to the challenge of establishing a dialogue among these different positions. Rather than being presented apart and independently, the oeuvre of each artist is split up  through  the two exhibitions' rooms and juxtaposed with the works of the others. In such a way, a continuous and porous space is created, in which new and unexpected relationships  can  emerge. It is a space of experimentation and surprise where the individual exhibits  keep their meaning  as discrete units and are, meanwhile, part of a visual narrative. Thus, each work and artistic position gets a chance to be enriched by new shades, without losing its peculiarity and  autonomy. Moreover, works resulting from the collaboration between artists of the residency will be on show, tracing the connections established by the participants during their time spent in Takt.

Paola Bonino





kunstraum tapir
shows

Alessia Cocca
Absence/Mancanze


©urated by Leda Lunghi in cooperation with takt kunstprojektraum

09.02.-07.03.2013
opening: Friday, February 08, 2013, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Absence/Mancanze

Alessia Cocca’s photographs are shadows that never leave us in the ephemeral blurring of time.

As reflections of our unconscious and labile human existence, built in (made of) either what we are, but most especially in (of) what we have missed, which has slowly faded before our eyes; “perhaps we are equally made of what has been and what could have been” said javier Marías in speech for the Rómulo Gallegos Award ceremony.

Her exhibit is a reflection on life, time and abandonment, on both having and not having been, on everything the presence in this world represents, no matters how precarious and ephemeral it might be.

The graceful creatures depicted in Alessia Cocca’s shots don't have a place, they live in our unconscious and they keep us from being free; they load us with the weight of existence, we are the tenuous thread that binds them in the deep oblivion of memory, they lull us in a rarefied moment of nostalgia.

Individuals who live with us in our existence, these creature are not located anywhere, except where we place them. Vague and shaded, fragile and powerful, these fleeting creatures are true and empty yet they can inflict a mild but curling pain, which drags us into a glooming melancholia and reminds us of the transience of life, a mere temporary loan for each of us.

They are stuck in the eternity of time, although time is never eternal, they are eternal in the little duration of our existence: time is fleeting, present is not forever, but they always remain in it.

They are absence of our life that we don’t want to let go and therefore we do become the binding thread between the two; in each object, in each sensation, we feel a presence that from the far ether is watching us and it’s leaving us in an unconscious melancholy in which we enjoy ourselves. They give us a pale laconic dream in which we can find shelter. 

LEDA LUNGHI

alessiacocca.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

Joanna Mortreux
the awkwardness of living and dying simultaneously


11.01.-31.01.2013
opening: Friday, January 11, 2013, 19-22h


open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




The awkwardness of living and dying simultaneously

"When standing in front of an artifact in a museum there is an odd dissociation between the thing we are looking at now and its previous life. It lived carrying out its function at one point in history but is simply now a shell to be viewed at a distance from a glass cabinet.

The works presented explore the timelessness of living eternally in the present. Neither alive nor dead they sit in a pause and like relics on display exist on the threshold of this world and the next. Flipping in and out of a story. These quasi living/relic artifacts are landmarks, reminders of what we once used to know but have forgotten. For a moment existing in multiple universes; a time travel that is instantaneous and can move in any direction on an interconnecting time frame where all of history coalesces into one frozen moment."

Joanna Mortreux has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT and graduated with honours from The University of Melbourne. She completed an arts residency at TAKT Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany in 2011 and SIM Artist Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has exhibited at the Robert Wright Gallery and Parker Project Space in Chicago 2012, at Kunstraum Tapir in Berlin in 2011 and in Melbourne at the Donkey Wheel House, Extended Play Gallery, Bus Gallery, Gallery 31, Kick Gallery and Brunswick Street Gallery. She has been the recipient of the Julie Millowick Photography "Packers Prize", the Kingston 24 Hour Arts Blitz 1st Prize and the Dandenong Festival of Music and Art 1st Prize. Her work can also be found in numerous private collections in Australia, France, New Zealand and Chicago.

www.joannamortreux.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

moving
group show


©urated by Paola Bonino

8.12.-16.12.2012
Opening: Friday, December 7, 2012, 19-22h
19h30: MONSTER—A Theater of Objects
Performance by Yutsen Liu


open hours: 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th 16-19h

Finissage: Sunday, December 17, 2012, 19-21h
19-21h: OPERA INTERNA,
Labyrinth event by John Burke


John Burke
Margaret Finnerty
Edward Gould
Erin Kelly
Yutsen Liu
Alexandra Lunn
Isaac Mann
Sarah O'Donoghue
Kathryn Rodger

kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




moving

moving is research. moving is un-finished. moving is the wonderful time spent looking forward to something you will probably not find. moving is a trial. moving is experimentation with what you avoided before.

moving is the freedom of art and artists. moving is the day and the night in your studio, without being forced to produce anything.

moving is the discussion about your painting, your story, your music or your video. moving is the palette you used in the past and you will use in the future. moving is the composition you are looking for. moving is the book you are reading. moving is a portrait of Mars. moving is the sound of a fountain in the park. moving is a phrase you listened to in the supermarket. moving is the problem you want to solve. moving is a labyrinth. moving is wandering around Berlin, asking people about happiness. moving is your favorite place to be. moving is a giant puppet made out of cans. moving is Berlin and its’ many faces.

moving shows a selection of works realized during the autumn residency at takt kunstprojektraum. Nine international visual artists, writers, performers and musicians spent three months in Berlin and dedicated themselves to their art, without any restrictions or pressure on ideas or outcome.

The works on display move directly from studios to the exhibition space. They are often works in progress or are the temporary steps of a broader research. They exude the overwhelming creativity and the precariousness which characterizes the activity of the artist in the atelier and the design and the development of an artwork. moving is probably a contradiction itself since it pretends to channel the freedom of art into a fixed time and place and into printed words. At the same time, it is a reflection on, and maybe a challenge to the role of exhibitions by defying the status of “finished” artwork and thereby influencing the practice of artists. An exhibition and its deadline could be, indeed, an encouragement to work with enthusiasm on a project and finalize it but, at the same time, could constitute for artists a counter-productive strain, pointless hurry which damages their research and its value.
Although the show brings together works from different artists and in different media, it recalls the atmosphere of an ideal art laboratory, not just in terms of space but also conceptually. The atelier is, indeed, the mental and physical place where the artist - being a visual artist, a musician, a performer or a writer - moves back and forth from idea to idea, from piece to piece, constantly rethinking the same motif or working on different pieces at the same time. Nothing - from the smallest detail to the roughest sketch - is insignificant or accidental. On the contrary, everything is connected and meaningful in regard to a wider project. Similarly, the works on display in the Tapir gallery are in close dialogue with each other, allowing the visitor to roam - back and forth - among them and to trace his/her own path of aesthetics and meanings.

Paola Bonino





kunstraum tapir
shows

Anna Palmer
Salmuera


27.10.-29.11.2012
opening: Friday, October 26, 2012, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Salmuera
A visual narration of a city covered in salt.

Epecuén is a resort town named after a legend, a story in which its characters are members of native tribes occupying the interior of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the pre-Columbian era and until about 200 years after the Spanish landing that gave rise to the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. After a huge fire in the woods near the lakes, a boy was found alive by a group of Levuches and was named Epecuén, which in aboriginal language means "almost burnt", in memory of the fire from which he was miraculously saved. The orphan grew up strong and fought many battles. In one of them, against the Puelches, Epecuén - who was a very attractive man - conquered the heart of the daughter of the enemy: the young Tripantu, which in language used then in the Pampa, means Spring.
The love between the two lasted one complete moon cycle, and after this period of intense happiness, Epecuén continued to love other women.
Trupantu was desperate and started to cry so much that her tears formed a big salty lake that drowned Epecuén and all his lovers. When she realized that Epecuén was dead, Tripantu went crazy. One moonlit night she heard the call of his beloved in the murmur coming out from the murmur of the water. Since that night she wass never seen again.
The lake, named Epecun after this legend, became sacred to all the tribes settled in that area especially for the therapeutic properties of its hipermarinas water.
Later in 1925 the town of Epecuén was founded specifically for use as a tourist destination and was completely destroyed during a major flood in 1985. Located on the banks of the lagoon 550 km away from Buenos Aires, the town had an infrastructure capable of receiving thousands of visitors.
Through manipulated large format plates and field recordings, this project aims at producing an aesthetic reality that no longer refers to the history of the place (its location), to its tangible and fictional origins, but the memory of the place will allow us to reflect on the city, paying attention to its further becoming, to its glow, its inhabitants, its ghosts, and its current energy halo.
All these components emit multiple stories. Like the items that were sedimented in real life (salt, water, air, the crumbling house, dead plants) in its poetic and chemical mixture with the inhabitants of the past (the past lives of native Indians, settlers descendants of Creoles, animals and fish killed by the flooding and increased salinity, tours and itineraries imaginary cars and horse-drawn carts, etc..).
Volumes of water and salt alteration have created a flow in which all elements are blended together, preparing a mortar, a complex compound, that at the sight and hearing are presented as a synthetic human past and future, the two into one, and also leave us in a stalemate, metaphorically speaking, in its explicitly and redundant form. We have located an intermediate time between those historical moments, one interlude, embodied in still images captured on films, later manipulated with salt emulsifiers and then digitally printed, and audio recordings made by a digital microphone H4. Two records (audio & video) and two endpoints in the historical thread of technology. We try to look at the large gap, or at its breathing space.
We are not looking at death or desolation neither at a situation full of life. Rather, the ghosts, the glares, and the colors of the manipulation, combine the two and that dominates the landscape, mingle the history and braid the memory.

www.hotelpalmer.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

Beatriz Morales
Verborgene Wahrheit


07.10.-21.10.2012
opening: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Verborgene Wahrheit



www.beatrizmorales.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

building Utopia
group show


©urated by Carrie McILwain

15.9.-23.9.2012
opening: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 19-22h
open hours: 20th, 21st 12-17h, 22nd, 23rd 12-16h

Eunhyea Choi
Ramiro Davaro-Comas
Seth Goodman
Michael Greaves
Mariko Hori
Mia Dahye Kim
Gimena Macri
Kyougo Matsumoto
Francesca Rosa
Heather Schmaedeke
Kevin Yaun


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




building Utopia

TAKT is a temporary home to a constantly rotating group of artists and it is upon this site in the position of outsider that we have collectively gazed and occasionally entered into the tableau among the permanent residents of the neighborhood.  Captivated by the destructive, transformative force, which is also creation and the same impetus for art. As participants in this artist residency, as a group of artists we have played our unwitting part as a gentrifying force of urbanity, and yet at the same time we exemplify one of the most exploited groups both from within and without. Artists products and lifestyle are subject to the same mechanics of capitalism that rule the lives of consumers, and laborers outside of cultural spheres. As a result, dialogue between artists can become replaced with veiled competition, a flexing of conditioned academic strength, and a focus to display stations in a hierarchy or market. These reactions to the pressures inherent in the system, are an attempt to assign values with a latent hope to corner the profits for the individual. More often than not these profits remain circulating in the hands of those outside the sphere of cultural production.

Berlin in its recent history has shown a capacity for valuing artists and cultural producers, inclusive of the alternative lifestyles that generate art and stem from out of its productions.   Currently there is exponential opportunity for participation in Berlin's diverse art scene.  So as moths to flames artists from around the world come to participate, to find inspiration, or as an outsider to glimpse the artist utopia.  It is the hopes of this exhibition to display the impacts and dialogues between this city and the artists that have observed the transformations and have in some works literally re-purposed the rubble.  Artists whom through their individual practices become conscious of the terms and states in which they exist. It is an invitation to the public to complete the cycle and to bestow with their spectatorship the highest and often the only reward garnered by artists. This is an opportunity to share with the public and to participate in discussions about this city.

Carrie McILwain





Finissage

Kyougo Matsumoto
Straße



Saturday, September 8, 2012, 12-17h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Straße

The works shown in Straße were made during my Berlin stay. They are the result of my fieldwork discoveries and show a new way to approach, recognize and enjoy the urban space.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=a02lncEwtq4





kunstraum tapir
shows

Kyougo Matsumoto
Straße


18.08.-08.09.2012
opening: Friday, August 17, 2012, 19-22h
open Thursday 16-19h

+ open studios with

Ramiro Davaro-Comas
Seth Goodman
Michael Greaves
Sonja Hornung
Mariko Hori
Heather Schmaedeke
Kevin Yaun


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Straße

The works shown in Straße were made during my Berlin stay. They are the result of my fieldwork discoveries and show a new way to approach, recognize and enjoy the urban space.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=a02lncEwtq4





kunstraum tapir
shows

Marcel Everling
talking about snow lions


14.07.-10.08.2012
opening: Friday, July 13, 2012, 19-22h


open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




talking about snow lions

„To catch the Snow Lion is like to catch the moon.
To be the Snow Lion is to be alive."

Marcel Everling

Marcel Everling (Bremen, Germany, 1966) is a visual artist based in Berlin. He studied photography at the Kiel's Fotofachschule (Professional School of Photography) and painting at the Hamburg's Fachhochschule (University of Applied Science) under the guidance of the contemporary Chinese American artists Zhou Brothers. His artistic practice encompasses a wide range of media, spanning sculpture, architecture, drawing and performance. Since 2004 he has been focusing on Tibetan sacral art and on temples' construction, working in the religious community Bodhicharya in Berlin and in the Khordong Monastery in Darnków, Poland.
His works have been shown in solo and collective exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg, Wien, Basel, Barcelona, Rome, London and New York.

The exhibition "Talking about snow lions" is an homage to the Tibet's   animal who resides in the East and symbolizes unconditional joy and a free of doubt, clear and precise mind. The Snow Lion has a perfect beauty and dignity resulting from the synchronization of the body and the mind, as well as a youthful, vibrant energy of goodness and a natural sense of delight.

Since 2007 Everling has been working on two sculptures of the Snow Lions for Bodhicharya Berlin. The statues, of more than a tonne of weight, have an internal structure made of bricks, steel and cement covered by several layers of steel and concrete. They are located at the entrance of the community's temple and they are still in progress.

The exhibition presents several fragments of the sculptures' former version, destroyed by the artist in order to create two bigger Snow Lions. Some studies and structures accompanying these new realizations are also on show.

In addition, several oil paintings and frottages are on display. The frottages are realized by rubbing oil pastels over a textured surface and recall the  and "automatic" method of creative production developed by in 1925.

Although the works on show encompass different techniques and media, they all represent the strength and fearlessness of the Snow Lion. They inhabit the border between art and religion, the sacred and the profane, high meanings and rough materials. By creating them, the artist becomes the messenger of the sacral animal and takes the role of the warrior of perky, whose attitude is well described in the follow quotation by the     master Chogyam Trungpa:

"The warrior of perky, symbolized by the snow lion, rests in a state of trust that is based on modesty and mindfulness. Confident within him or herself, therefore, this warrior has no doubt. He or she is always aware and is never confused about what to accept or reject."

Paola Bonino

marceleverling.wordpress.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

zu mir oder zu dir
group show

©urated by Paola Bonino

16.06.-28.06.2012
opening: Friday, June 15, 2012, 19-22h
open hours: th, sa, su 16-19h

Monica Álvarez Herrasti
Isabel Craveiro
Andrea Fasoli
Sayuri Toki
Dorothy Melander-Dayton
Jessica Rapp
Janice Gobey
Katherine Jackson
Hyojung Jung
Solomiya Moroz


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




zu mir oder zu dir

"zu mir oder zu dir" brings together the works of ten international artists attending a one- to three- month residency at Takt Kunstprojektraum between April and June 2012. The residency has a strong element of community, combining a community environment with creative artistic exploration. The participants have their own studios to work in but share the use and the housekeeping of facilities such as kitchen and living room. The residents are involved in meetings, where they can present and discuss their work, and in an open studio day. Moreover, the current artists have spontaneously organized dinners and attended several events in the town together, creating opportunities for professional and personal exchange and growth. The variety of their artistic expressions -from visual arts to writing and music- and their diversity in terms of nationality have been further elements for cultural fertilization and enrichment.
The sharing of physical spaces as well as emotional and mental ones is undoubtedly a key element in contemporary art, not just in term of collective and participatory art practices, but also of dialogue and discussions among the participants – professionals in their disciplines as well as players from different fields. Such dialogue provides the base for the creation of new ideas and for keeping alive critical thinking about art and culture, preventing their oxidation into a predetermined and traditional state.
Furthermore, thanks to this interaction, a work of art no longer has a definitive and claustrophobic meaning but, on the contrary, becomes a starting point for the development of a series of meanings, a complex network that can change according to the specific times and places where it is shown and discussed.
The exhibition "zu mir oder zu dir" includes works in a wide range of media, spanning painting, photography, video, writing and music
. Most of them have been realized during the residency, as the participants have carried forward their previous research and projects, making use of their time at Takt as a period of free experimentation in a new and different context. As the artist is often a filter for the environment where he or she works and lives, the discovery of Berlin and of its cultural vitality, the everyday life in the town, as well as the relationships and exchanges within the residency may have influenced the artistic practice, leaving a trace in the works on display.

Paola Bonino





kunstraum tapir
shows

Night of Performances
MPAxB 2012 event

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 20-22h

with
Alex Nathanson and Dylan Neely
Filipa Guimarães
Solomiya Moroz and Alessandra Eramo

Filipa Guimarães' artist talk: 28.05.2012 18h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




night of performances

We are pleased to invite you to our MPAxB 2012 event

MPAxB 2012 @ kunstraum tapir
1 night 3 performances


20h - "What a Nice Time We Had Here": performance project by Alex Nathanson and Dylan Neely
20h30 - sound performance by Solomiya Moroz and Alessandra Eramo
21h - "My 1000th Birthday Party" with Filipa Guimarães

What a Nice Time We Had Here (a project by Alex Nathanson and Dylan Neely)

"The only thing I am afraid of is that we will someday just go home and then we will meet once a year, drinking beer, and nostalgically remembering what a nice time we had here. Promise ourselves that this will not be the case." (Slavoj Zizek, NYC 2011)
What a Nice Time We Had Here is a collaboration between video artist Alex Nathanson and violinist and composer Dylan Neely. The projections are based in computer programs Nathanson writes in Max/MSP/Jitter to take sensor data from the live performance to control video play and animation. Neely's improvisational style is influenced by Eastern European Roma folk music, punk, and minimalism. The project explores nostalgia, dreams, and the desire for meaningful social and political action, taking Zizek's above quote as a starting point for exploring footage captured the morning of October 15th at Occupy Wall St. in New York City.

My 1000th Birthday Party (Filipa Guimarães)

This project is a reflection on the profound and disturbing meaning of
existence: a contradictory, strange box of pain and pleasure.
The hyperbolic characteristics of this performance/installation are a
metaphor for the impossibility to live forever or an interrogation into the
desire to extend life.
Why do we celebrate the 14.05.2014 of birth and what it means personally and
socially?
Paradoxically, although we don’t like to get old, we make a party each
time we have managed to survive for another year. This contradiction
means that we actually don’t know how to deal with the close relationship
between life and death.
My 1000th Birthday Party is a surreal and fictional vision about
existence and it’s celebration.

Filipa will give an artist talk on May 28 at 6pm at Tapir - please join us!

Solomiya Moroz and Alessandra Eramo

Solomiya Moroz and Alessandra Eramo have met recently while collaborating for the MPA-Berlin Open 48 hrs marathon. Their performance prompted them to collaborate further on a musique concrète collage performance with flute, voice, computer, theremin and field recordings.
Alessandra Eramo is a sound artist, performer and researcher based in Berlin, working in the area of extended vocal techniques, sound-and visual poetry.
www.ezramo.com
Solomiya Moroz is a flutist, improviser, composer and sound artist collaborating often with artists from electronic music, dance and visual media. She is based in Montreal, Canada and currently in residence at Takt Berlin.
www.solomiyamoroz.com

MPAxB 2012
programme presenting over 100 different projects at 67 locations throughout the city, featuring innovative and experimental work by hundreds of artists, Nina Thorwarts, producers, networks, organisations and initiatives from Berlin and around the world. Running for the whole of May, MPA-B 2012 truly reflects the creative force injected by independent artists into the city‘s performance art scene with an eclectic programme of indoor and outdoor performances, workshops, lectures, actions, site-specific interventions, talks, performance art marathons, experimental music and unique audience encounters and interactions. MPA-B is a month-long platform dedicated to highlighting, promoting and interconnecting the wealth and diversity of independent, contemporary and experimental Performance Art practices thriving in Berlin.

Running for its second year in May 2012, MPA-B brings together independent artists, Nina Thorwarts, producers, venues, networks and organisations, which operate beyond and across the boundaries of institutionalised and mainstream performing arts structures. The only Performance Art project of its kind in Germany and beyond, MPA-B brings experimental and groundbreaking performances to the general and specialized public alike. With its diverse programme and geographical outreach, MPA-B opens up the world of Performance Art to as wide and diverse an audience as possible. It also exposes and supports the work of artists, Nina Thorwarts, and producers by serving network development, artists‘ mobility, cross-cultural encounters and collaborations.
www.mpa-b.org/








kunstraum tapir
zeigt

Eberhard Hartwig
print-graphein


13.05.-23.05.2012
Eröffnung: Samstag, 12. Mai 2012, 19-22h
Lesung 19:00:
Brunhild Hauschild - Zettel-Geschichten
Julian Herbert

geöffnet Donnerstag 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




print-graphein

Geschriebenes gedruckt. Bereits als Kind verschlang ich lesend gedruckte Texte/Bücher, musste in der Schule Schönschreiben lernen. Später als Schriftsetzer wandelte ich - auch handschriftliche - Texte zur Druckform um. Als Dozent für - unter anderem - Schrift, ihre Arten und Geschichte, vertiefte ich meine Liebe zu SchriftBildern, zum Rhythmus der Zeichen und Zeilen
Früher schrieben wir lange Briefe, die Autoren die Roman-Manuskripte mit der Hand. Heute wird dies digital erledigt, auch per Diktaphon, und zum Input der Information werden zum Teil sogar bereits eBook Reader oder Hörbücher eingesetzt. Terminkalender werden digital geführt, emails und Netzwerke wie facebook ersetzen den handgeschriebenen Brief. Wann schreiben wir noch per Hand? Wo können wir die - verkümmernde - Hand-Schrift bewundern, in ihrer persönlichen Note, Eigentümlichkeit, Ausrichtung? Auf Notiz- und Einkaufszetteln sowie flüchtig hingeschmierten kleinsten Botschaften - dem Empfänger schamvoll oder erwartungsvoll in die Hand gedrückt. Nach Zweckerfüllung werden sie achtlos weggeworfen.
Diese Zettelchen, geknüllt und darübergelaufen, von mir seit 2010 gefunden, per Vernis mou-Technik in die Platte übertragen, dabei bestimmte Elemente betonend, und gedruckt, lassen uns eintauchen in ein Stückchen Welt des/r unbekannten SchreiberIn, in deren Gedanken, Bedürfnisse oder Empfindungen. Voyeurhaft ist dies nicht, wenn wir uns an dem ästhetischen Schrift-Bild, den Spuren auf dem haptisch-sinnlichen Papier erfreuen - damit machen wir uns die Bedeutung von Bildern aus Hand-Schrift wieder bewusst.


www.druckgraphik-atelier.de





kunstraum tapir
shows

Juliet Fang
can't hold anything


28.04.-05.05.2012
opening: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 19-22h

+ open studios with
Isabel Craveiro
Andrea Fasoli
Monica Álvarez Herrasti
Sayuri Toki
Monica Álvarez Herrasti
Dorothy Melander-Dayton
Jessica Rapp
Janice Gobey
Katherine Jackson

open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




can't hold anything

''The loss I feel reminds me of vomiting.
Everything I touch will come apart when I feel a lack of safety. All my art works start from here. When I am unable to feel satisfaction in the real world, this feeling of sadness becomes my inspiration.''

more

www.julietfang.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

Yun-Ting Hung
scene on the wheel


14.04.-21.04.2012
opening: Friday, April 13, 2012, 19-22h

open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




scene on the wheel

YUN-TING HUNG

Born in Taiwan, works as a artist in Berlin and Taiwan, in 2010 she received Post-graduate studies at Dresden Art Academy, Germany. From 2011 she attends the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT in Berlin. Yun-Ting Hung has been exhibited at Halle am Wasser,
Stattbad Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2011); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan;
SecondHome Projects, Berlin, Germany (2010); Ostrale, Dresden, Germany (2009) . At the same time she received first award Ostrale 09 and Freeman Foundation Asian Artists' Fellowship.
Since 2008 she also co-founded and organized group project such as tamtamART.

Yun-Ting Hung images “Imagination” is like an electronic machine which can deal with all kinds of possible messages received by human beings. It has its own power to control our senses and mind and lead us to an internal world from the outer space. According to this her works always goes trough the creativity of the artist herself and the subjective discovery about the reality. It not only brings out the twisted look of the things but also create another reality world, which connects the common memories in our daily life! The image of Yun-Ting Hung's work is no longer pointed to any real materials and the imagery is not response any kinds of life reality. As the result, her work always provides a poetry, ambiguous, intangible space to let the viewers can communicate with the work trough their own imagination and go into the work itself to feel the power of “Reverberation”. It is presented by the simple, uninterruptedly way.

www.yuntinghung.com





One Night - Two Events

kunstraum tapir
shows

Gute Naht


24.-25.03.2012
opening: Friday, 23.03.2012, 19-22h
open 24./25.03.2012 14-20h

Mariana Coan
Annuska Dal Maso
Harold Hollingsworth
Allison Ann Reimus
Becky Slemmons
Celina Teague
Birde Vanheerswynghels


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Gute Naht

A work of art is an expression of awareness of creative intelligence. It brings us out of the cozy lethargy of our habits. Guided by own rules stays away from main plots of the real world. It’s a bridge to the other forms of knowledge. It’s beyond the limits of language and surrounding reality. But art has enormous energy to create or to help create reality - the thrill of feeling that you shouldn’t be there...

+

tamtam art
shows
Jia-Jen Lin
Turn Around The Back


23.03.-01.04.2012
opening: Friday, 23.03.2012, 20h
open thu-sat 15-19h

tamtam
tamtam ART · weichselstraße 8 · 10247 berlin-f'hain

Jian-Jen Lin is currently doing an artist residency at takt.



tamtam art






One Day - Three Events

kunstraum tapir
shows

Becky Slemmons
gatherings


26.02.-16.03.2012
opening: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 18-21h

+ tapir residency open studios

with

Annuska Dal Maso
Allison Ann Reimus

artist talk: 03.03.16h
open Thursday 16-19h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




gatherings

gatherings is a project that began on September 5, 2010—an assignment I gave to myself. Within my home city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, during a period of 13 months, I attended 100 different places of worship, choosing from Pittsburgh's pool of 3000 temples, churches, synagogues and mosques. I made a white dress. I wore this dress to every worshipplace visit. In response to each experience (in my own studio between visits), I added pieces of fabric and/or embroidery to the dress; with my accumulation of experiences, it grew and changed in appearance. I created a drawing during each visit (or afterwards, when this was not possible nor appropriate) and documented gatherings with photographs, off-site video and this : www.gatheringspittsburgh.spot.com.

Through gatherings, I wish to question whether the ritual of art-making and the spiritual ritual are not at odds. I also wish to raise an awareness of and hope for tolerance.
I am not a specifically religious person (I do not embrace a specific set of beliefs), but I am fascinated with:
The role that belief plays in society, the need it fulfills for those who partake.
The similarities in differently-labeled spiritual mythologies.
The conflict unfortunately perpetuated.

I am intrigued by people who don't need proof.
And I am interested in the role that these ideas play in art-making, the common questions that both pursue to answer: In what way do I see the world? How am I to live in it? Who am I within the larger scheme of things?

www.beckyslemmons.com





takt artist residency open studios
at
asme gallery

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 18-21h

with

Mariana Coan
Harold Hollingsworth
Jian-Jen Lin
Diane Meyer
Celina Teague


takt at takt
asme gallery * jessner straße 21 * 10247 berlin-f'hain
takt open studios





2011


kunstraum tapir
shows

Lachlan Anthony
Spending money is the only thing i'm good at.


19.-29.12.2011
opening: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 7 - 10pm
open Wednesday 4-8pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Spending money is the only thing i'm good at.



fitnessfisting.spot.com/







takt

takt presents at tamtam

1 + 1 = 11

Hsi Wen Fang
Constanza Gianola
Mariam Haji
Hyojung Jung
Natalya Kochak
Lachlan Anthony
Jacqueline Larcombe
Susie Nelson
Güneş Oktay
Rebeccah Power
Birde Vanheerswynghels


10. - 17.12.2011
opening: Friday, December 9 8pm
open hours: Wednesday - Saturday 3 - 7pm

tamtam
tamtam ART · weichselstraße 8 · 10247 berlin-f'hain


takt artist residency berlin





1 + 1 = 11

Eleven. One beyond ten and one below twelve. The first number which cannot be counted by human fingers. Stays the same written upside down. Indicates hour before midnight - the last possible moment to take care of something. Posses the qualities of intuition, patience, honesty, sensitivity and spirituality. The number of years in which the sun spot cycle repeats. The length of the largest cat Siberian Tiger. The quantity of dimensions which may exist in the universe. Number of players on the field in games such as soccer, cricket or American football. The distance from the deepest point of the ocean floor to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Speed in kilometers per second at which the rocket must travel to escape the Earth’s gravity. Weight in ounces of the average adult male heart. The hour, day and month of the 14.05.2014 the World War I ended. The record number of Oscar awards for one movie. The number of artists from Takt residency which showing their works at Tamtam.





kunstraum tapir
shows

Natalya Kochak
Of Man


10.-16.12.2011
opening: Friday, December 9, 2011, 5 - 8pm
open Wednesday 4-8pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




Of Man

In 1955, when Edward Steichen assembled the collection of photographs known as The Family of Man, the adjective of the time was growth. Ten years prior the developed societies were in the final stages of World War II, a historical event that connected the peoples of this planet on a magnitude never before seen. In the years that followed these peoples reorganized themselves in the light that shone from the dawn of a global society, and though many governments and nation borders were defined the walls of provincialism dwindled. It was in this expanding atmosphere that the Family of Man emerged in New York to show, in a single exhibition, the beautiful and fundamental unity of our species.
After fifty-plus years, the nations find themselves living in the product of a unified society in development. Such a short amount of time it has been, but in that time our civilization has grown into a new and technologically powered manifestation that challenges the older ways of living together. We have struggled in these early years of growth, channeling historic modes of conduct into modern context. Finding ourselves now at the hurdle of what can be called our first global economic depression, the truth of our unity has finally reached our pocketbooks, alerting many people, and all progressive thought, to the collaborative effort of living on this planet in a way that suits the dignity of our being.
My intention with the body of work that is Of Man is to visually capture both the micro and macroscopic realms of human existence. In portraits and group scenes, with or without setting, I explore both tangible subjects concerning culture and politics, as well as less physically obvious ideas as they relate to Spirit and substance. The nature of my technique allows for this duality to exist, because even though I paint the ‘dust of daily life’, scenes of roadsides and strangers in the field, the images born speak through the material veil and into the waters of mystery.
Each facet of Of Man serves as both an independent and related window, offering the viewer reflections and analysis for identity, material substance, and time. Such dissections are beneficial because they allow thoughts to further stimulate feelings. However, it is the immediacy of my work that is of primary importance, the experience that I create through my art where there are no words or voices, only the visions distilled through paint and other medium that serve as a looking glass into life.

natalyakochak.com





kunstraum tapir
shows

Constanza Gianola
below


1.-7.12.2011
opening: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 06 - 9pm
open Wednesday 4-8pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




below

A recurring image of my childhood is finding me in a large swimming pool, engrossed in the world and time. As an adult I observe that solitude that allows me to abstract from the outside to reconnect with what my heart wants to say at this point. I seek to express metaphorically being under the water of that large pool, looking at the surface the space to do so.
I want my paintings represent the dialogue between my artistic expression and those who observe them. Through the slots on the surface I pass the filters that encounter on the road and communicate throwing up the paint.
With my works I reflect on communication. There are too many obstacles in the messages which complicate the flow of transparent and sincere dialogue, causing the distance and isolation from those who want to talk.

constanzagianola.spot.com







Susana Lopez Fernandez
LAST CALL


at takt showroom

28.11. - 11.12. 2011
opening: Sunday 27 2011, 16 - 19h
open by appointment

takt at takt
takt kunstprojektraum * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain



takt artist residency berlin

Takt Talk LAST CALL 

An airport is a tract of levelland where aircrafts land and take off, usually equipped with hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars, aircraft maintenance and refueling facilities, as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo. Airports are public and busy spaces, they are the most complex and dynamics station owed to the importance of the air traffic in our times.
But an airport is much more than that. An airport is a conglomeration of all cultures, it is a place of floating bodies of people in limbo, a place where everyone is waiting to be somewhere else, it is a place of contradictions. It is a so called "No-Land", where dead time seems constantly present. An airport is the ultimate waiting room. And yet, it is a center of contemporary culture, a place where identity is scrutinized thoroughly, and also shed like a snakeskin. We become anonymous and homogeneous.
Nowdays most of the airports are big terminals where we can do a lot of things instead of flying in or out of. Airports are not only a station for passengers, with most of them being amazing architectural buildings, they are a new kind of building, something in between a station and a mall. Like big cities outside a normal city. The first and last view of such city, area, or country. Airports are places where people from everywhere can meet.
This Exhibition focusses on Tegel and Schönefeld, the two berlin airports which soon will have their LAST CALL and will disappear.

more

susanalf.es
lastcall-susanalf.spot.com







open studio day
takt kunstprojektraum
artist residency


The artists of the residency program
show their new works.

Sunday, November 27 2011, 4 - 7pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Hsi Wen Fang
Mariam Haji
Hyojung Jung
Natalya Kochak
Lachlan Anthony
Jacqueline Larcombe
Susana Lopez Fernandez
Susie Nelson
Rebeccah Power
Birde Vanheerswynghels

Sunday, November 27 2011, 6 - 9pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Constanza Gianola

+ Finissage Sebastian Fäth


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kunstraum tapir
shows

Sebastian Fäth
WHEN I FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT



opening: Saturday, November 19 2011, 6 - 10pm
music: HYPNODROM
finissage: Sunday, November 27 2011, 6 - 9pm
open Wednesday 4-8pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain




WHEN I FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

Sebastian Fäth, painter, musician (AMIGO TROPICAL, MORNINGS, FINNEGAN ON WHEELS), lives and works in Berlin.

sebastianfaeth.de





kunstraum tapir
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Simoni Symeonidou
LULLABY


23.10. - 18.11.2011
opening: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 05 - 09pm
artist talk: Monday, October 24, 2011, 5pm
open we and fr 4-8pm, sa 12-4pm

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Open Studios
mit
Güneş Oktay
Lyndal Walker


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



LULLABY

Cypriot artist Simoni Symeonidou presents her recent work at a solo show at kunstraum tapir in Berlin. The works presented were created during her stay at takt artist residency in Berlin in the summer of 2011.
The title, Lullaby, felicitously pronounces what one will come upon when entering the space. Inspiration comes through the world of 'Hypnos' and the contrasts between dreams and nightmares. An important part of Symeonidou's practice is her series of shadow sculptures. The abstract forms of the sculptures are lit from a certain angle and cast shadows of figures on surfaces.
On this show, a shadow sculpture is presented among other sculptures within an installation with multiple sources of light and sound. During the opening night the artist will also perform, by placing herself among her sculptures and becoming part of the installation.

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The artists of the residency program
show their new works.

Saturday, October 22 2011, 3 - 6pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Hsi Wen Fang
Mariam Haji
Hyojung Jung
Natalya Kochak
Lachlan Anthony
Jacqueline Larcombe
Susie Nelson
Rebeccah Power
Birde Vanheerswynghels


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takt

takt presents at tamtam

Salat Fieber

Marla Botterill
Jenna Corcoran
James Eisen
PK
L. Ying Chiu
Rhiannon Sophie Leyland
Quenton Miller


24.09. - 30.09.2011
opening: Friday, September 23 7pm
open hours: Wednesday - Saturday 3 - 7pm

tamtam
tamtam ART · weichselstraße 8 · 10247 berlin-f'hain


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SALAT FIEBER

Collecting impressions, amassing images, picking up the remains of actions – the group of international artists reside in Berlin have been exploring surrounding environment.
Subjectively. Unpretentiously. Carefully. In continuous amplification of occurring views and adrift mirages of visions. Giving a forms and shapes to what used to appear as something inscrutable, unspecified and immersed in thoughts – they reappeared the everyday reality.
This collage of multifarious glances and approaches makes intriguing artistic mixture. Salat Fieber!





kunstraum tapir
shows

Emma Coulter
VISCERALITY


18.09. - 08.10.2011
opening: Saturday, September 17 2011, 5 - 9pm
open hours: Wednesday, 4 - 8pm

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mit
Francesco Berti
Lauren Simmonds


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



VISCERALITY

'Viscerality', marks UK born, Australian artist, Emma Coulter's first exhibition abroad, having exhibited widely in her home country in the cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Currently completing a three month international residency at TAKT kunstprojektraum, in Friedrichshain, this new body of work, entitled, 'viscerality', has been conceived and produced during her stay in Berlin.
Coulter's new work explores Berlin and its' 'melting pot' of ideas and influences, combined with issues of feminity, biology and identity.
On description of her artwork, Coulter explains, "Influenced heavily by context, my works are visual references that underpin a conceptual narrative through experimentation within the process of painting. Specific elements such as 'place', 'society' and 'experience' combine to inform the process and outcome, whilst the juxtaposition of traditional elements, such as colour, shape and form unite to create a visual reference."

Artist biography information.
Emma Coulter is a UK born, Australian visual artist with a background in both fine art and interior architecture.
She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (Painting) and a Bachelor of Built Environment (interior design), with distinction, both from the Queensland University of Technology. As an undergraduate she received multiple awards for her excellence in academic achievement. Slightly unusual in her approach of combining the two disciplines, Coulter asserts that; 'The two have supported each other in a symbiotic fashion, feeding each other in conversation and dialogue; heightening the creative process.'
Her Australian exhibition history includes being selected for 'New Breed', in Sydney (2006) and also for her inaugural solo show 'Unseen', at Fox Galleries in Brisbane (2005). In 2007 she was selected for interview in ANZ's lifestyle magazine, 'Inspired', for 'Talent trial', an article on Australia's most up and coming creative talent. Whilst living in Melbourne, she has had three major solo shows, 'Twofold' (2007), 'Memory space' (2009) and 'Shedding Skin' (2011).
Her artwork is included in various corporate collections, such as Citigroup Wealth Advisors, Fisher Adams Kelly Patent Law Attorneys, Tower Books and private collections throughout Australia and Europe.
Born in Northern Ireland, Coulter has always felt a natural affinity with Europe, and has been frequenting back here since 2002. This first exhibition in Berlin is a natural progression and extension of her arts practice.

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The artists of the residency program
show their new works.

Saturday, September 17 2011, 3 - 6pm

takt at takt
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Participating artists:

Marla Botterill
Emma Coulter
James Eisen
Patrick Kalyanapu
Leung Ying Chiu
Rhiannon Sophie Leyland
Alanna Lynch
Quenton Miller


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open studio day
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The artists of the residency program
show their new works.

Saturday, August 27 2011, 5 - 9pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Marla Botterill
Emma Coulter
James Eisen
Patrick Kalyanapu
Leung Ying Chiu
Rhiannon Sophie Leyland
Alanna Lynch
Quenton Miller
Simoni Symeonidou
Stefano Bartoli Uguccioni


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artist residency


The artists of the residency program
show their new works.

Sunday, August 21 2011, 3 - 8pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Jennifer Martin
Noilin O'Kelly
Carolyn Treacy

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"Fairy Ring" by Grace Wawa Yang


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open studio day
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The artists of the July residency program
show their new Berlin works.

Sunday, July 31 2011, 3 -8pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Marla Botterill
Emma Coulter
James Eisen
Patrick Kalyanapu
Leung Ying Chiu
Rhiannon Sophie Leyland
Alanna Lynch
Quenton Miller
Simoni Symeonidou


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kunstraum tapir
shows

Grace Wawa Yang
FAIRY RING


25.07. - 14.08.2011
opening: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 11am - 3pm
open hours: Wednesday, 4 - 8pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Takt Talk FAIRY RING

Kunstraum Tapir is pleased to present Fairy Ring, an exhibition of new works by Grace Wawa Yang. Through installation and photography, Yang meditates on cycles of life using the unlikely metaphor of fungus. Specifically, she examines the phenomenon of a fairy ring, a naturally occurring ring of mushrooms that has numerous legends associated with it.

In European folklore it was believed that a fairy ring was a gateway to other worlds. Fairy rings were also said to represent the path made by fairies dancing in a ring. Some legends associated fairy rings with danger, whereas others viewed them as sites of luck and fortune. While there are many myths that honor the strange beauty and fragility of a fairy ring, the reality is they are actually a lawn disease caused by certain types of fungus. In her installation at Kunstraum Tapir, Yang contrasts fantastic myth with unsatisfying reality and offers her measured vision of a path that leads between the two.

Fairy Ring is inspired by the time when Yang was a child and a mushroom grew in the corner of her bathroom. Adults might be inclined to see this event as quirky and a little bit revolting, however for Yang it was a fantastic occurrence representing a moment when magic entered mundane reality. This divergence of responses between childhood and adulthood—as represented by the contrasting terms of "fairy ring" (magical) versus "fungus" (natural)—is where Yang situates her practice, as notions of innocence and fantasy are pitted against more critical perspectives.

In Fairy Ring Yang re-stages the event of finding wild little pieces of fungus in an unexpected location. Through installing black mushrooms throughout the gallery, Yang investigates the feelings of curiosity and trepidation she felt upon discovering a mushroom as a child. Is it safe? Is it real? Will it grow? Will it die? These are reasonable questions, yet the myths associated with fairy rings imply we hope any answer is possible.

Yang's photograph Grandma Playing Nintendo further documents how the uncanny in our world can feel quite natural. Yang's grandmother actually plays video games everyday, an activity she finds relaxing and fun. Yang's photograph of a fairy circle around grandmother at her games draws gentle connections between the two. Both grandmother and mushrooms are fragile and revered, and in Yang's image neither is conforming to the life cycle convention has laid out for them.

Fairy Ring will be exhibited from the 25th of July to the 14th of August. An opening reception at the gallery will be held on the 24th of July from 11am to 3pm. During this reception the artist will stage a butterfly release as an extension on the theme of the transient nature of life.

Grace Wawa Yang was born in Taiwan and raised in Canada. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver) and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons The New School For Design (New York). Yang currently works and lives in New York City and Vancouver.

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The artists of the June residency program
show their Berlin works.

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 3 - 8pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Mary Beth Carolan
Jui-Pin Chang
Seo Young Chang
Bella Ann Townes
Henriette Kassay-Schuster
Miguel Lorenzio
Hermione Merry
Weronika Trojanska





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kunstraum tapir
shows

David Dotson
Monkeys in our Midst


20.06. - 10.07.2011
opening: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 11am - 3pm
artist talk: Sunday, July 10, 4pm
open hours: Wednesday, 4 - 8pm

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Open Studios
with
Linda Armstrong
Mary Beth Carolan


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Takt Talk Monkeys in our Midst

Mythologies have always addressed very big scary issues; Death, Time, Sex, all of the things that push on and preoccupy the human psyche.
It is intriguing how we use myth and folklore to view and interpret the world and ourselves. We love and relate to our heroes and our monsters alike.
'Monkeys in our Midst' is a sculptural interpretation of but one of my realms of myth. There are many worlds we inhabit, some of them we see, some we avoid, many are hidden from us, and still others are of our own creation. In truth, there is very little difference between them, but it is at the crossroads of these spaces that discovery happens, and it is discovery that keeps our minds in motion. My work is a tangible, poignant and playful connection to my understanding of those crossroads.

dotsonart.viewbook.com







Miki Watanabe
A - Z


at takt showroom

30.05. - 12.06. 2011
opening: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 3 - 8 pm
open hours by appointment

takt at takt
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Takt Talk A - Z 

About my latest "Eating memory"
Useally we connect our memories to time somewhere in the past. But is there another way to show this?
I could get the chance to work in Berlin three months.
I was trying to collect trash from eating in these months I made.
Therefore this question:
"How can I materialize a way to show how long three months are?" This is part of my ecological footprint left.

mikiwatanabe.com








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The artists of the May residency program
show their Berlin works.

Sunday, May 29, 2011, 3 - 8pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Linda Armstrong
Will Boast
Jui-Pin Chang
Seo Young Chang
Bella Ann Townes
Dan Hudson
Miguel Lorenzio
Weronika Trojanska
Ilyn Wong





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kunstraum tapir
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Linda Armstrong
EXCERPTS


23.05. - 12.06.2011
opening: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 11am - 3pm
open hours: Wednesday, 4 - 8pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Takt Talk EXCERPTS

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower." William Blake

Chance movements across continents provide for moments of reflection, and the collecting of images and raw materials. How do you explore the reality of a new place? I begin by stopping and looking, sensing, discovering small details that would be overlooked in more familiar surroundings.  I create a task to be completed: to explore a new place, whether city or country.

When I left the artist residency, Sanskriti Foundation, in New Delhi, India I brought with me a stack of diaphanous, anonymous shopping bags. The storekeeper was quite perplexed as I walked out with 150 bags,. They lingered in my studio for over a year. Remembering the work I did at Takt two years ago, using gathered seedpods; I realized each 'bag' could act as a specimen 'container' in which to explore the intersection of nature and a cosmopolitan city.  (Berlin)

Memories of the Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum in Berlin- Dahlem propelled my search for a method of gathering.  It is an exquisite place to visit but obviously my specimen gathering is limited to photographs.

Chance guides my task of creating a specific specimen collection of my Berlin explorations.
The subjective nature of a natural history collection is the subtext.

The topological contour drawings constitute an aesthetic terrain entangled with a narrative of marks subtly alluding to my movements through Berlin.

Linda Armstrong







A.I.R. takt kunstprojektraum presents

Elena Duff
My Fairytale Life


at alice gryphius

29.04 - 04.05.2011
opening: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 8pm

takt at alice gryphius
alice gryphius * gryphiusstraße 10 * 10245 berlin-f'hain

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Sunyung Im
Going Back Home


at takt showroom

25.04. - 08.05.2011
opening: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 3 - 8pm
open hours by appointment

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Going Back Home 

Takt Talk Sunyoung Im lives and works in South Korea. She deals with memory and elements of fate and recurrence. She aims to express conflicts that can arise in social structure or the quotidian life in an allegorical way. She is interested in the psychology of people and space where contradictions are expressed in inevitable structures. She usually works with photography and installations.

"Going Back Home" was a piece that used familiar objects and images through which the 1970s or 1980s when the patriarchal system of Korean society was becoming westernized can be inferred, based on memories of father of the artist, who passed away. The sobriety of the father has disappeared from the household because of his absence, and mixed feelings of yearning and instability are evoked instead. The absence of her father provides the artist with a turning point to communicate with the past again. Remembering something is a sacred thing that turns back time and revives the past, like a shaman traveling the subconscious world. To humans, who live in an inevitable structure where they have to go back to dirt, our memories are a way of continuously communicating with the past and reconfirming our existence. The "Going Back Home" series expresses a paradoxical psychology where a foreboding sense that symbolizes the omen of death and a cozy feeling of home co-exists, through installations and photography.

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The artists of the April residency program
show their Berlin works.

Sunday, April 24, 2011, 3 - 8pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Linda Armstrong
Will Boast
Jui-Pin Chang
Seo Young Chang
Bella Ann Townes
Dan Hudson
Miguel Lorenzio
Weronika Trojanska
Ilyn Wong


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kunstraum tapir
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Anna Steele
Krumme Lanke - this side of the lake


18.04. - 08.05.2011
opening: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 11am - 3pm


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Takt Talk Krumme Lanke - this side of the lake

Krumme Lanke lies in the south west of Berlin, about 15 km from the city centre. It is a popular swimming spot in the summer for Berliners, however, during the winter months the lake freezes over, the land goes quiet and time seems to slow down. With damp feet and numb fingers, I took a few photographs on site but the feeling and the memory of the day holds strong as a place to paint from. This body of work is a painterly documentation of the changing light throughout the afternoon until dusk.

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Johannes Gerard
Autumn Diaries of a Metropolis


at takt showroom

28.03.- 17.04.2011
opening: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 3 - 8pm
open hours by appointment

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Takt Talk Autumn Diaries of a Metropolis 

The photographic work shown in this exhibition is a selection from a series of nearly 800 photos taken during my stay at taktberlin between 2nd of November and 19th of December 2010.

Generally returning themes in my works are dealing with philosophical and political matters, melancholy, loneliness, broken dreams, inner strife, transit and lost.

I pay close intention to the candid subtle details within the environments we create or life in. My interpretations are at the end embedded experiments through alternations observations and analysis of our visible and non visible environments and human behavior . In the process of my work. I threat objects and images equally. Sometimes there is a order in the sense of a cause and effect. At other times it seems to be the other way around. The means of expressions are different but for my work it all belongs together.

The images including a wide variation of motives within the borders of an urban environment A night scenery with autumn leafs covered by a blue light. The paper pattern of a billboard. Details of a Metro station. Reflecting lights on a water or the grid work of abounded railway bridge .At the same time the work can be seen as a visual diary, portraying comment, casual, often unnoticed and sometimes decayed locations, images and situations of a metropolis.

johannesgerard.com







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The artists of the March residency program
show their Berlin works.

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 3 - 8pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Irini Bachlitzanaki, Greece
Nia Burks, USA
Jennida Chase, USA
Leigh A Cole, USA
Kal Fadem, USA
Ariele Gout, France
Igor Mihajlovic, Australia
Hassan Pitts, USA
Miki Watanabe, Japan


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kunstraum tapir
shows

Gilad Shachar
Living the Dream:
Urban Landscapes of Atlantic City


21.03.2011 - 10.04.2011
opening: Sunday, March 20, 2011, 11am - 3pm
open: Wednesday 16 - 20h


kunstraum tapir * weserstraße 11 * 10247 berlin-f'hain



Takt Talk Living the Dream: Urban Landscapes of Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a place which has in recent years, seen an enormous influx of money and correspondingly radical changes to the touristic sections of the city, changes that have also left the once vibrant and thriving local residential landscape dilapi14.05.2014d and neglected. The juxtaposition of decay and ostentation is jarring, and it is in the very disconnect between these two unbridgeable worlds that the photographic story of Atlantic City lies.

Behind the garish and glittering facades of the casinos is hidden a city whose existence remains overshadowed by the towering new construction. This is no claim of historical authenticity: the casinos have been and are an integral and inextricable part of the city, and must be seen as such. At the same time, it is undeniable that their more recent impact on the landscapes of Atlantic City whether physical, social, or psychological has been significantly dislocating.

In this body of work I do not aim to downgrade the city nor its potential but to simply document aspects of its current state. This exhibition is not intended as a critique of the casino-driven model of tourism, neither is it intended to bemoan the effects of this touristic model on the city itself. I instead conceived this project to capture the visual "mood" of a place undergoing yet another profound transformative moment in its history.
These are places that are concerned with identity and history, and their interaction with the "non-places", as Marc Augè calls "spaces which are not themselves anthropological places and which...do not integrate the earlier places". Instead of social critique, I wish to capture the interaction or lack thereof between place and non-place. The photographer Zoe Leonard said, "I photograph what I see". It is a similar approach that I was attempting in capturing these images. It is up to the viewer to take these images and reflect on the issues that are addressed.

Arriving on the Atlantic City Expressway and crossing the tidal channel - the marsh covered partly by seawater - as they are called in New Jersey, the city's hotels, casinos, urban landscape, the boardwalk and the ocean. In a 1982 interview, the architect Robert Venturi said about Atlantic city, " you come to analyze the combination of the ocean, the beach, the boardwalk and the great hotels, you realize that the dramatic quality came because you had on one side the vast space of the ocean - purely a natural phenomenon, always the same, never touched - and on the other side you had this highly artificial, very urban, constantly changing space ".

giladshachar.org







A.I.R. takt kunstprojektraum presents

S/N Coalition and Nia Burks
Symbiotic Output


at alice gryphius

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 8pm
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 3pm
opening and artist talk: Thursday, March 17, 8pm

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Nia Burks, USA
Jennida Chase, USA
Hassan Pitts, USA







Andrea Breuer
Flashs


at takt showroom

28.02. - 20.03.2011
opening: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 3 - 8pm
open hours by appointment

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takt artist residency berlin

Flashs 
Die Reihe "Flashs" wurzelt im Yoga, hier vor allem in der Chakrenlehre und in der meditativen Erfahrung von aufsteigendem Licht. Diese Arbeit hat eine Schlüsselstellung in meinem Werk, weil sich hier der künstlerische und der yogische Bereich verbinden und damit mein Interesse an der Kunsttherapie begann.

Andrea Breuer







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The artists of the February residency program
show their Berlin works.

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 3 -7pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Irini Bachlitzanaki, Greece
Nia Burks, USA
Jennida Chase, USA
Leigh A Cole, USA
Kal Fadem, USA
Ariele Gout, France
Igor Mihajlovic, Australia
Joanna Mortreux, Australia
Niamh O'Beirne,Ireland
Hassan Pitts, USA
Miki Watanabe, Japan


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A.I.R. takt kunstprojektraum presents

Baback Tscharandabi

at alice gryphius

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8pm
- Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 3pm
opening: Thursday, January 13, 8pm

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kunstraum tapir
shows

eins

Maria José Ambrois
Oscar Castillo
Chris Held, USA
Roxanne Jackson
Siobhan McGibbon
Beatriz Morales, Mexico
Joanna Mortreux
Anthony Keith Giannini
Anna Steele

21.2.2011 - 13.3.2011
opening: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 11am - 3pm
open hours: Wednesday, 4 - 8pm


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Yujin Lee
Benumbed

at takt showroom

31.01. - 20.02.2011
opening: Sunday, January 30, 2011, 3 - 8pm
artist talk: February 3, 2011, 4pm
open hours by appointment

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takt artist residency berlin

Takt Talk Cloud Series explores the contradictory nature of beauty and violence. It consists of pencil drawings depicting smoke from volcano eruptions, military explosions, factory emissions, and car accidents. The work is larger than the average human body, and the central smoke-image stands isolated in the mist of vertical pencil marks. Emerging from the atmospheric background, they have abstract forms and shapes, both recognizable and puzzling at the same time. Contextually, some forms are results of intentional human violence while others are residues of uncontrollable natural phenomenon. The clash between the surface meaning and the context catalyzes an ambiguous discomfort, which leads to perceive the notion of violence beyond the surface of its image.
  On another note, the ethereal depth created by the layers of pencil lines raining in a vertical direction transforms the experience of violence into a completely different sphere; it is reminiscent of the transcendent story of Statue of Laocoon. As a typical Hellenistic sculpture, Statue of Laocoon captures the acme of the myth. Like a stone that is about to fall off a tip of a clif, its motionlessness vibrates a tension that fortells the conclusive event that is about to happen.
  The Cloud Series emerges from my interest in exploring different perceptions and meanings of violence, its moral contraversiality and yet existing as a perpetual part of human history. Starting from historic and catholic perspective of violence, I want to continue on exploring its presence underneath the skin of our daily lives.

Yujin Lee












open studio day
takt kunstprojektraum
artist residency


The artists of the January residency program
show their Berlin works.

Sunday, January 30, 2011, 3 -7pm

takt at takt
takt artist residency * grünberger straße 1 · 10243 berlin-f'hain

Participating artists:

Irini Bachlitzanaki, Greece
Nia Burks, USA
Jennida Chase, USA
Leigh A Cole, USA
Kal Fadem, USA
Ariel Gout, France
Igor Mihajlovic, Australia
Joanna Mortreux, Australia
Niamh O'Beirne,Ireland
Hassan Pitts, USA
Miki Watanabe, Japan


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A.I.R. takt kunstprojektraum presents

Ariel Gout
Fluids and Organisms


at alice gryphius

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 8pm
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 8pm
opening: Thursday, January 13, 8pm

takt at alice gryphius
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