Your Swath, My Jab – AMY SILLMAN CORNELIA BALTES HONZA ZAMOJSKI at DREI, Cologne

Well, hello! Oh shit. Hello? So nice to meet you! Yes! There were Triscuits. There were staff people. I got into position in a heavily-upholstered chair. There was some conversation going on about how teenagers dress like prostitutes. Gee, I don’t have much to bring to the table here since I forgot to have children. So I start thinking about holes. Objects & subjects and their difficulties. Isn’t the technique of art to make objects unfamiliar and form difficult? Is it true that the object itself is not im- portant? I read that. This reminds me of a Russian story by Daniil Kharms. I won’t recount it here but it concerns a man without eyes or ears and no hair eather. End of story.


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Amy Sillman, TRISCUITS, 2010-11

 

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CORNELIA BALTES, Pink Path Patty, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 181 x 141 cm

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HONZA ZAMOJSKI, Untitled, 2016, concrete cast

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CORNELIA BALTES, Stellar Stone, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 181 x 141 cm

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Amy Sillman, CARTOON OUTTAKES, 2013, Einkanal-Video-Animation, farbig / single channel video animation, colour, 00:06:53

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Amy Sillman, Draft of a Voice-Over for Split-Screen Video, 2012, Einkanal-Video-Animation, farbig, Sound / single channel video animation, colour, sound, 00:06:07

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Amy Sillman, TRISCUITS, 2010 – 2011, Einkanal-Video-Animation, farbig / single channel video animation, colour, 00:12:21

Amy Sillman was born in 1955 in Detroit, US. She lives and works in Brooklyn / New York and currently holds a professorship for Painting Malerei at Städelschule in Frankfurt. Works by the artist have been displayed throughout numerous exhibitions in major international institutions and renowned galleries. Recent solo exhibitions among others took part at Kunsthaus Bregenz, AU (2015), ICA Boston, Aspen Art Museum (both US, 2014) and MoMA, San Francisco (2012). Her solo exhibition the ALL-OVER at thePortikus in Frankfurt will be open until September 11, 2016.

Cornelia Baltes was born in 1978 in Mönchengladbach, DE. She studied at Folk- wang-Schule, Essen, DE, and at Slade School of Fine Art in London. She lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Limoncello, London (2016), Kunst- verein Ulm, DE, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (both 2015) and DREI, Cologne (2013). Baltes furthermore contributed to projects at Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, UK (2016), Mostyn, Llandudno, UK (2015), Kunst- halle Nuremberg, DE (2014), Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE (2013) and Cell Project Space, London (2012). The artist’s second solo exhibition with DREI will be opening in April 2017.

Honza Zamojski was born in 1981 in Posen, PL, where he studied at Adam Mickie- wicz Universität and the Academy of Fine Arts. He also lives and works in Poznan. Besides various exhibition contributions, solo shows among others took part at The New Bridge Project, Newcastle, UK (with Konrad Smolenski), Galeria BWA, Zielo- na Góra, PL, Lisa Cooley, New York (all 2016), Futura, Prague, Centre of Contem- porary Art, Warsaw (all 2015), DREI, Cologne and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (both 2014), Zacheta – National Gallery of Art (with Robert Maciejuk) and Foksal Gallery (both Warsaw, 2013), Cleopatra’s, Berlin (with Konrad Smolenski, 2012) and Cleopatra’s, New York (2010). In 2010 Zamojski founded Morava Publis- hing House, in which he was in artistic and administrative control of fourteen artist books of and with a.o. Ilja Karilampi, Uri Aran, Agnieszka Grodzinska, David Hor- vitz and Piotr Lakomy. Mid September 2016 will see a joint appearance of Zamojski and Tiril Hasselknippe in an exhibition project at Foksal Gallery, Warsaw. In October a solo show with Osmos, New York, will follow and in November with Turf Projects, London. His second solo exhibition with DREI will open in June 2017.

All images are Courtesy of DREI, Cologne; Photographer: Simon Vogel

DREI
Your Swath, My Jab
AMY SILLMAN CORNELIA BALTES HONZA ZAMOJSKI
Sep 3 – Oct 29, 2016
Arndtstrasse 4
50676 Cologne