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Works from the Collection” curated by Info-Punkt

@ Galerie Gebr. Lehmann in Berlin


What does it mean to make, collect, and experience art today? The nature of work and the archive have been radically altered by online forces, but this should not merely be a point of nostalgic lament. New forms of labour and collection dominate and we must reckon with the transition.
For Info-Punkt, the collection is a form of story board or mind map, an ever-changing and changeable compilation of idols, a treasury of admired works. The collection travels alongside the artist, accompanying or haunting them in their artistic journey. Where does the exhibition fit into this shadow life?
The exhibition is a ruptured moment of tangibility in an increasingly untouchable world. The exhibition is also a chance to create further documentation, which will loop back into the nearly immeasurable collection of online imagery. It is an opportunity for a physical happening, anachronous as they may be.
In the past there were cabinets of curiosity (Wunderkammer), collected objects travelled across the world in the hands of imperialists, to ‘educate’ about other cultures. How does this tradition still stand and in what ways has it been dismantled? How do we collect without possessing? Is the online art world any more public or accessible than its material counterpart?

(Press release)

 

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Info-Punkt, Statement, 2016 and Kerim Seiler, Ohne Titel (gross), 2010
02_ExhibitionView
Exhibition view
03_ExhibitionView
Exhibition view
07a_Seiler_Matranga
Kerim Seiler, Ohne Titel (gross), 2010 and Quintessa Matranga, Cursed, 2015
07b_QuintessaMatranga
Quintessa Matranga, Cursed, 2015
11_CamillaSteinum
Camilla Steinum, Facing Other Windows, 2015-16
10_TomFellner
Right: Tom Fellner, Mops 1, 2015, Left: Annie Pearlman, 2 Steppers, 2012
17_AlexVivian
Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015
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Alex Vivian, Some things, ideas, thoughts, 2015, datail
15_JulianIrlinger
Julian Irlinger, Art Gallery of New South Wales, gyeonggi museum of modern art, Ny Carlsberg, Glyptotek, Laing Art Gallery, 2015
16_RareCandyRowanOliver
Rare Candy & Rowan Oliver, Wrap skirt 1-3, 2015
14_AnneFellner
Anne Fellner, Katzenbild, 2015-16
25_AnderRennick
Ander Rennick, Cole Mohr (Autumn), Cole Mohr (Winter), Cole Mohr (Spring), Cole Mohr (Summer), 2015
09_AnniePearlman
Annie Pearlman, 2 Steppers, 2012
13_BurkhardBeschow
Burkhard Beschow, Blechliesl, 2015
24_TilmanHornig
Tilman Hornig, Transformed by Lifestyle (txt on devices series), An everyday world (txt on devices series), 2015
26_NatalieHäusler
Natalie Häusler, $$$$€€€€$$, 2015
28_SamiEschmann
Sami Eschmann, o.T. (weiss), 2016
27_ConorBackman
Conor Backman, Painting Palettes, 2015

 

Michael O’Mahony Performance from Info Punkt on Vimeo.

The images are courtesy of the artists and Info-Punkt.
All photos by Paul Barsch.

Conor Backman, Burkhard Beschow, Sami Eschmann, Anne Fellner, Tom Fellner, Tilman Hornig, Natalie Häusler, Julian Irlinger, Quintessa Matranga, Michael O´Mahony, Annie Pearlman, Rare Candy & Rowan Oliver, Ander Rennick, Kerim Seiler, Camilla Steinum, Alex Vivian, curated by Burkhard Beschow, Anne Fellner & Hendrik Niefeld alias Info-Punkt, Works from the Collection, 16.1.–27.2.2016, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin