RAUM FÜR ZWECKFREIHEIT

INGO GERKEN

OPEN BOOK

16.10.2020 – 1.11.2020

Ingo Gerken: BIBLIOSCUPTURE 066

Ingo Gerken’s BIBLIOSCULPTURES is a project that uses art publications, exhibition catalogues, and monographs to create direct, temporary dialogues with recent art history. Targeted object interventions into the relationship between book and image in art historical archives and contemporary magazines result in subtle shifts in meaning, augmentations, reinterpretations, and contradictions. In a mutual interplay operating on different levels – for instance between reality and representation, banality and depth, construction and chance – the works lay claim to a new perspective.

Poised at the intersection between an artist’s everyday life and research in art theory and cultural studies, selected books become an extended space for play and the viewer’s perception. The results are book sculptures and photographs of transient constellations in the fertile interstice between reference and resistance, image politics and object. They always regard the works of art depicted in the context of their multiple reproductions and understand the open book as a conceptually open field for poetic expansion or critical system commentary.

 

ADDITIONAL EXHIBITION SPACE :

Motto Berlin

MOTTO BERLIN
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin

Exhibition in courtyard 24h

(U1/U3 Schlesisches Tor)

 

Eine Ausstellung im Rahmen des EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2020

www.emop-berlin.eu

 

 

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RAUM FÜR ZWECKFREIHEIT
Adalbertstraße 71
(Courtyard)
10997 Berlin

Jan Ketz
mail(at)zweckfreiheit.de

U-Bahn U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor / Bus M29, 140, 147 Adalbertstr.

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The RAUM FÜR ZWECKFREIHEIT (SPACE FOR 'PURPOSELESSNESS' - in the sense of free research)
provides exactly the same in a courtyard house at Adalbertstrasse 71 in the centre of Berlin.

 

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