TJORG DOUGLAS BEER
curated by Oskar Nilsson, Joakim Ojanen
Idun Baltzersen, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Martha Colburn, Love Dahlstedt, Rose Eken, Daniel Jensen, Joakim Ojanen, Oskar Nilsson, Allison Schulnik

Beer`s sculptures, the ceramic figures are casts of pale-looking children shop window puppets that are painted and glazed and combined with contemporary materials like clothes, plastic bags. Some of the sculptures look like fascist children with mutated dogs, homeless people in military clothing, beggars or a fortune-teller on an oil drum. They are representatives of a stagnating youth movement and utopical way of thinking.

Since 2010 Beer has spend half of his time in Greece. He has been working there with a syrian ceramist from Aleppo. Also the experience in Greece in an ongoing State of Emergency and the daily perception of Greece`s position on the edge towards the Middle-East have influenced his work.

Panellinio Arma Politon (Nwad Nedlog) (2012) shows a group of children-sized ceramic figures. Some show a racist salute while pulling a shopping cart carrying another figure in a leather coat. The group represents some kind of a Bangladeshi fascist parade.
The title is a play of words. Panellinio Arma Soliton is greek for armed chariot of the peoples movement while (Nwad Nedlog) is the name of the greek fascist party Golden Dawn written backwards.

Opening
Saturday September 24 2016
2 pm - 3 pm

Duration
September 24 2016 - January 15 2017

Hours
Tue - Thu noon - 5 pm
Fri - Sun noon - 4 pm

Location
Varbergs Konsthall
Engelbrektsgatan 7
Varberg
Sweden

http://varbergskonsthall.se/
130 artists, 250 artworks, 30 new productions, 30 documentary films about the new productions, a guild of artists, a swimming pavillon with its own pool and 38 parallel events: It all adds up to Manifesta 11 in Zurich. Here is an overview of what you can look forward to this summer. We can’t wait to see you!

What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures – under this title, 30 international artists have joined forces with their Zurich hosts from diverse professions to produce new artworks. Each new production will be presented in three ways: once in a satellite venue, once in either Löwenbräukunst or Helmhaus and once as a film screened at the Pavillon of Reflections.

The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction brings together selected historical and contemporary positions to explore how work can be the subject of investigation and artistic reflection. The exhibition is divided into eleven theme chambers and is being presented in the Löwenbräukunst and the Helmhaus.

The Pavillon of Reflections, the floating platform docked Bellevue is the architectural icon of Manifesta 11, offering space for exchange and reflection. This is where the films about the newly created artworks will be screened. During the day, the Pavillon of Reflections will operate like one of Zurich’s traditional open-air swimming areas.

At Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, artists and people from other professions will perform together on the stage. Anyone with the courage to go on stage before the guild audience and perform will automatically become a member of the newly founded guild of artists.

The Parallel Events offer a window into local and regional cultural life, presented in the international context of Manifesta 11. The Parallel Events include projects from the visual arts, performance, video, photography, dance, theatre, music and design.

Horst Antes, Armando, Felix Droese, Per Kirkeby, York der Knoefel, Stephan Balkenhol, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Werner Büttner, Felix Droese, Valérie Favre, Anselm Kiefer, Gustav Kluge, Uwe Kowski, Markus Lüpertz, Carsten Nicolai, Carsten Nicolai, Frank Nitsche, A. R. Penck, Dieter Roth, Thomas Scheibitz, Norbert Schwontkowski

An exhibition by the Albertinum and the Kupferstich-Kabinett
Since the 1950s Günther and Annemarie Gercken have been collecting contemporary prints, paintings and sculptures. In numerous publications these two art connoisseurs have also discussed the contents of the works they have collected.

Mr and Mrs Gercken are now giving a large part of their collection to a foundation that will be based at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The foundation currently holds 30 paintings and more than 250 prints, and further works are to be added at a later date. To mark the establishment of the foundation, the Albertinum and the Kupferstich-Kabinett are presenting a selection from among this outstanding collection in an exhibition.

The title “Sehgründe” is a reference to an introduction written by Günther Gercken for an exhibition of works by Gustav Kluge at the Kunstverein Göttingen in 1996. “What would be the value of pictures,” says Günther Gercken in his summary, “if they did not express that which is unspoken and is unspeakable. They can teach us to look properly by making that visible which we do not see directly or do not wish to see. […] The canvases are ‘Sehgründe’ (visual grounds), which draw the viewer’s gaze into backgrounds and chasms.” The profound interest of Günther and Annemarie Gercken in the visual grounds of the fine arts is a recurrent theme extending throughout their very personal collection. The works selected for the Albertinum invite careful scrutiny and contemplation.

The focal point of the exhibition consists of works from all periods of the creative career of Georg Baselitz, whose paintings, drawings, woodcuts and etchings have occupied an eminent place in figurative art in Germany since 1960. Along with works by Horst Antes, Anselm Kiefer and Markus Lüpertz, they constitute important items of figurative painting produced in the Federal Republic of Germany between the 1960s and 1980s. In addition, the exhibition also contains works by Armando, Felix Droese and Gustav Kluge. A second complex consists of paintings by younger artists such as Tjorg Douglas Beer, Valérie Favre, Uwe Kowski, Carsten Nicolai, Frank Nitsche, Thomas Scheibitz, Norbert Schwontkowski as well as sculptures by Stephan Balkenhol.

Among the prints, which make up the largest group of works held by the foundation, lithographs and zinc etchings by Horst Antes are presented alongside works by Baselitz. In addition, works on paper by Felix Droese, Per Kirkeby, York der Knoefel and Carsten Nicolai as well as portfolios by Werner Büttner, A. R. Penck and Dieter Roth are on display. The prints also include numerous test prints or early impressions, many of which are being shown in public for the first time. A series of drawings by Antonius Höckelmann produced in 1970/71, which critically reflects the tabloid press of the period, is also on view.

Opening:
April 22 2016, 7 pm

Exhibition duration:
April 23 - August 7 2016

Exhibition place
Dresden, Albertinum, Salzgassenflügel

Opening hours
daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
closed on Mondays

Location
Albertinum & Kupferstichkabinett Residenzschloss
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
01067 Dresden

Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green
Under dreaming spires
To Itchycoo Park, that’s where I’ve been

In the center of Tjorg Douglas Beer’s art, lies the work process and happenings, a world of multiplicities and discontinuities, as in the literature of James Joyce. Instead of creating causality and continuity, the artist builds on the principle of formation. «There’s not one best of all possible worlds» , but a world that can unite including values that are incomparable with each other. Beer’s perspective on the urban world of life, based on a kaleidoscope-like, spontaneous, personal and biographical perception, a view that is neither touristic nor ethnologic. In this way, numerous fi elds of contexts and different levels of experience emerge, which provide snapshots of the changing balances of power and situations. Beer sees the world as a world of appearances, not of things in order to achieve the prevention of subject-object distinctions.

In his exhibition Itchycoo Park , named aft er the Psychedelic-Pop song by The Small Faces from the late sixties, the artist shows newly created fl atworks. In the middle, he placed a rash of new sculptures, depicting ceramic heads. He uses appropriate formal methods, such as the technique of collage, for example with packing strips, foils, paper scraps or products available at hardware stores and represents the attitude of a rapid, anarchic mode of operation.

Tjorg Douglas Beer was born 1973 in Lübeck, grew up in Hamburg and studied at the College of Fine Arts, Hamburg. His work was shown in solo exhibitions by institutions like Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Institute of Modern Art Nuremberg, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo. He participated in group exhibitions at Kunstverein Hamburg, Museum of Modern Art Bremen, Project Space Kunsthalle Wien, Tate Modern London, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art Sapporo, Palais de Tokyo Paris, New National Gallery in the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin or 21er Haus Museum of Contemporary Art in Vienna. His works are represented in various internationally renowned art collections (Falckenberg Collection in Hamburg, Melva Bucksbaum New York, Margulies Collection Miami, Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn New York, CAP Collection Southhampton, Herbert F. Johnson Museum New York).

In June 2016 Tjorg Douglas Beer will take part at Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Zurich.

Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green
Under dreaming spires
To Itchycoo Park, that’s where I’ve been

German:
Im Mittelpunkt von Tjorg Douglas Beers Kunst stehen das Prozesshafte und Happenings, eine Welt der Vielheiten und Diskontinuitäten, wie jene in der Literatur von James Joyce.
Anstelle Kausalität und Kontinuität zu schaff en, baut der Künstler auf die Prinzipien der Entstehung. « Es gibt nicht die beste aller möglichen Welten» , sondern eine Welt, die Werte einschliesst, die miteinander unvergleichbar sind, und diese vereinen kann. Beers Perspektive auf die urbane Welt des Lebens basiert kaleidoskopartig auf einer spontanen, persönlichen und biografischen Wahrnehmung, einem gerichteten Blick, weder touristisch noch ethnologisch. Auf diese Weise eröffnen sich zahlreiche Felder von Zusammenhängen und verschiedene Ebenen der Erfahrung, die Schnappschüsse von den wechselnden Kräfteverhältnissen und Situationen bieten. Beer sieht die Welt als eine Welt des Scheins, nicht der Dinge, um damit die Vermeidung von Subjekt-Objekt-Unterscheidungen zu erzielen.

In seiner Ausstellung Itchycoo Park, betitelt nach dem Psychedelic-Pop Hit der Small Faces von 1968, zeigt der Künstler neu entstandene Bildwerke, in deren Mitte er eine Reihe von neuen Skulpturen mit Keramikköpfen platziert. Er verwendet dabei entsprechende formale Methoden, wie die Technik der Collage, beziehungsweise des Collagierens mit Verpackungsbändern, Folien, Papierschnipsel oder Produkten aus dem Baumarkt, und steht für die Haltung einer schnellen, anarchistischen Arbeitsweise.

Tjorg Douglas Beer, geboren 1973 in Lübeck, und aufgewachsen in Hamburg, studierte in Hamburg an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Es folgten Einzelausstellungen (Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Institut für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, sowie zahlreiche Ausstellungsbeteiligungen (Kunstverein Hamburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Project Space Kunsthalle Wien, Tate Modern London, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art Sapporo, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Neue Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, 21er Haus Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Wien. Seine Werke sind in verschiedenen international bekannten Kunstsammlungen vertreten (Falckenberg Collection Hamburg, Melva Bucksbaum New York, Margulies Collection Miami, Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn New York, CAP Collection Southhampton, Herbert F. Johnson Museum New York).

Im Juni 2016 wird Tjorg Douglas Beer an der Manifesta 11, der europäischen Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst, in Zürich teilnehmen.

Galerie Clemens Gunzer
Hotingerstrasse 44
8032 Zurich
http://www.clemensgunzer.com

Maxime Ballesteros, Marc Bijl, Olivia Berckemeyer,Tjorg Douglas Beer, Amir Fattal, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Rayk Goetze, Andreas Golder, Gregor Hildebrandt, Alana Lake, Berit Mücke, Jana Müller, Susanne Schuricht, Noé Sendas

Michael Fuchs Galerie
Auguststraße 11-13
10117 Berlin
T +49 30 2200 2550
F +49 30 2200 25510
sk@michaelfuchsgalerie.com
http://www.michaelfuchsgalerie.com

Tjorg Douglas Beer, Jonas Burgert, Andreas Golder, Lori Hersberger, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Jankowski, Annika Kahrs, Dirk Meinzer, Isa Melsheimer, Sofia Papapolyzou, Anja Schaar, Charlie Stein, Malte Urbschat (...)

Video Program "We are now beginning our descent" curated by the french curator Anissa Touati including the artists Samuel Boutruche, Gonzalo Lebrija, Dineo Seshee Bopape.

LOVE is an assemblage of paintings, collages, sculptures and videos.

Galerie Utopia has initiated projects at X-Initiative, New York, Tate modern, London, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Remap3+4, Athens and basedinberlin, Neue Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. It has initiated the Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010 and 2012 as well as The Greek Pavillon at Galerie der Gegenwart Hamburg and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Dates + Hours
VIP Preview / only with VIP Invitation
June 4 5 pm - 10 pm
June 5 3 pm - 5 pm

Opening / only with Opening Invitation
June 5 9 pm - 11 pm

Public Opening Hours
June 6 / 7 noon - 9 pm

Platform Section
Stand Number P29

Venue
Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo), Hellenic Olympic Properties
2 Moraitini str., 17 561 P. Faliro (Faliron Delta)
(Opposite the P. Faliro Village Cinemas complex)

Contact
fon: +306948901972, +491722942675
mail: mail@galerieutopia.com
http://galerieutopia.com

TJORG DOUGLAS BEER GOVERNMENT OF BIRDS
by Sonja Švec Španjol

Iskonska težnja za reimaginacijom svemira, kao i njegovom rekonstrukcijom prema vlastitim željama i potrebama odvela je njemačkog umjetnika Tjorga Douglasa Beera u područje eksperimentalnih projekata obilježenih kontinuiranim istraživanjima i pomicanjima granica percepcije i iskustva. Riječ je o umjetniku koji svoje djelovanje ne ograničava na područje umjetničkog rada, već djeluje kao katalizator i organizator prostora, izložbi i niza drugih eksperimentalnih situacija. Pritom područje slike i kolaža ostavlja za sebe poimajući ga kao intiman prostor koji istovremeno obuhvaća široko područje djelovanja. Tjorg Douglas Beer objedinjuje dječju naivu, mladenačko buntovništvo i iskustveno promišljanje svijeta u svojim kolažima koje istovremeno definira kao predmete i kao slike. Još za vrijeme studija odbija akademsku maniru klasičnog crtanja i slikanja te koristi boravak na akademiji za niz eksperimenata koji ga dovode do krajnjeg apsurda. Gradio je ogromne instalacije, od kojih je najveća težila čak 36 tona, da bi ih potom nizom eksplozija raznio i izložio ostatke ovih kontroliranih nesreća.
Beerovi interesi za život, društvo i politiku rezultat su biografski razvijene egzistencijalističke želje za promjenom. Materijal je odigrao ključnu ulogu tijekom Beerovih istraživanja i stalne potrage za slobodnim djelovanjem, jer mu je pomogao stvoriti nekontrolirane ili slučajne, kako ih sam naziva 'žive trenutke' u svom radu. On razvija kolaž napravljen od drva, sićušnih zrcala, ljepljive trake i plastične ambalaže sa zračnim balonima. Kolaži sastavljeni od niza različitih materijala savršeno ističu ključnu težnju u njegovom djelovanju – pronalazak ravnoteže između naizgled suprotstavljenih tenzija, odnosno dviju nasuprotnih osobnosti. Ta potraga dinamično se odvija kroz bijes, ljutnju i frustraciju koju sam umjetnik opisuje kao energični bunt malog djeteta koje, frustrirano svijetom odraslih, odluči napraviti nered demoliranjem svoje sobe. Spomenuti nered očituje se u nizu eksplozija i razaranja u Beerovom radu. Agresivan svijet zaposjeda njegove slike gradeći strukture čudnih strojeva koji uništavaju okolinu pritom ne prelazeći u nihilizam, već ostajući na samoj granici naivnog, no istodobno čvrstog stava da izgradi svijet počevši od nule – na krhotinama raznesenih ostataka. Metaforom uništavanja najintimnijeg područja, vlastite sobe, autor suprotstavlja dječju naivnost u želji za idealnim svijetom i okrutni realitet odraslih iskazujući pritom želju za izgradnjom novog i boljeg svijeta. Stilizirani imaginarni likovi smješteni u apstraktnom prostoru predstavljaju kaos današnjeg svijeta. Kolorističke kompozicije definirane su nizom sitnih razbacanih fragmenata koji povezuju prostor i figuru smještenu u središte zbivanja.
Kolaži postaju utopijski gobleni odnosno zastave nepoznatih zemalja te odabirom materijala ističu njihovu krhkost, kao i tvrdoglavu pretpostavku vjerovanja u stvaranje i oblikovanje vlastite realnosti. Polimaterijalizam izražava krhkost, ali i fleksibilnost svijeta kroz upotrebu savitljive i izdržljive cerade, te promjenjivost reflektirajućih materijala čija se vizura mijenja ovisno o količini svjetlosti.
Od samih početaka, oblikovanjem raznovrsnih instalacija, objekata, kasnije kolaža i asamblaža iščitava se Beerovo poimanje svijeta kao niza fragmenata, djelića i komadića. Dopuštajući si luksuz nepredvidivosti i neočekivanog, Tjorg Douglas Beer svojim radom potvrđuje kako ne postoji samo jedan izraz ili finalna destinacija već beskrajan niz mogućnosti, jer na kraju svijet za njega jest kolaž satkan od niza nepredvidivih elemenata koje ne možemo spoznati stojeći na jednom mjestu.

Opening
March 26 2015 6 pm

Duration
March 27 - May 20 2015

Location
GALERIJ CONTRA
Frankopanska 22
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Contact
Mladen Bosanac
+385995493988
galerija.contra@gmail.com

Tjorg Douglas Beer, Sean Crossley, Francesco Irnem, Amir Mogharabi, Caterina Silva

The Reconfigured Painting
by Raffaele Gavarro
Painting has changed. It changes constantly. it is changing right now. Its reconfigure is therefore continuous, as the nature of all things during time. Although this sort of initial declaration appears common in it’s evidence, however, it’s much easier to be confronted with arguments and type declarations contrary, identifying elements of the painting of immutability or at least of continuity with the past.This isn’t wrong in principle, of course, in the sense that membership in story is as much physiological as inevitable for any form of expression. But often the way of painting, for those who realizes as for those who interpret it, prevails a feeling of stubborn longing.The form framework, or even the simple gesture of rolling out the color of a surface, are in fact instinctively associated with the original idea of expressiveness and to the representative necessity that has determined it from the beginning of history.A sort of conditioned reflex that holds painting in a limbo of relativity against its time.At this point the issue is setting the terms for which painting today can be consistent with its time.
In one of the most interesting texts appeared recently on the subject "Provisional painting” by Raphael Rubinstein, published in two parts, the first one in May 2009 and the second one in February 2012, on "Art in America”, the key element of the actual painting, and specifically of some painters, is identified in the temporariness denounced also in the title,along with a corollary of fragility, incompleteness, attempts and thoughts,inability to the awareness of failure. Rubinstein doesn’t fail to track down ,in the past ,significant priors to this state of painting,citing exemplary cases such as Cezanne and Mirò or the most recent Polke and Kippenberger.A reflexion that therefore seeks and finds continuity with those strategies of refusal and that acts of denial that have characterized the history of modernism , in particular North American interpretation.
No doubt the impermanence-the precariousness we would say in Europe-is the typical condition of our time and life and maybe it is ,first of all, the consequence of speeding time in which events, objects and resulting feelings occur and persist.
A speeding that reduces inevitably the capacity of influence and consequent reassurance both the past and the future, making the present, its own present,an absolute size and in fact extremely provisional of existence.
A speeding which incidentally, and not secondary to the sense of our arguments, has suddenly made obsolete modernism and also its post,certainly not making more stable the cultural level on which we move. Let’s begin saying that the speeding corresponds literally and concretely to the speed that today paint painters use, less and less interested in giving shape to an image referring to another image, rather committed to correspond instantly to the stresses of their present. It’s therefore the experience of the latter which is spread on the canvas with a rapidity and eagerness that in some cases brings to the dragging on the same floor of some real elements of the painting,such as subjects, objects and shapes;while in other occasions the drafting overflows from the frame of the canvas, invading the space and becoming the trace of a real pursuit of the present itself. [...]

CANAL|05
Boulevard Barthélémy 5
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
http://www.canal05.com


Thomas Arnolds, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Michael Biber, André Butzer, Ralf Dereich, Hedwig Eberle, Sophie von Hellermann, Lothar Hempel, Franziska Holstein, Friedrich Kunath, Monika Michalko, Michael Riedel, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Adam Saks, Philipp Schwalb, Henning Strassburger, Claudia Wieser, Ulrich Wulff

Mit der programmatischen Frage nach der Gegenwart – »Wo ist hier?« – positioniert sich der Kunstverein 2014 neu, um in den kommenden Jahren beantworten zu können, wie uns die Kunst im 21. Jahrhundert noch einen Zugang zur Welt ermöglichen oder sogar Welterklärungen liefern kann.
Kunst ist kulturelles Gedächtnis und Seismograf für das Neue einer sich rapide verändernden und nur wenig Halt oder Orientierung bietenden Welt. Deshalb ist auch unsere Arbeit, seit über 60 Jahren und mehr als 300 Ausstellungen der Förderung und Vermittlung der Gegenwartskunst verpflichtet, noch lange nicht abgeschlossen.

Dafür bilden zwei Gruppenausstellungen zu Malerei und Bildhauerei (»Wo ist hier? #2: Raum und Gegenwart« folgt im Herbst 2015) die thematisch-inhaltliche Klammer. Sie geben einen vielfältigen Überblick über die jüngsten künstlerischen Entwicklungen und Strömungen nach 2000 und treffen zugleich eine erste kritische Auswahl der herausragenden Positionen, Werke und Persönlichkeiten.
Nach der Gegenwart befragt sind dabei:
a) die Künstlerinnen und Künstler (Was sind Motive und Ausdrucksweisen, Einflüsse, Themen und Möglichkeiten?),
b) wir alle als Betrachter (Wo stehen wir in der Welt? Wie wollen wir leben? Was hoffen?) und
c) der Kunstverein selbst (Wie kann eine Institution der Kunstvermittlung klassische Ausdrucksformen wie Malerei und Skulptur in einer immer digitaleren Welt behaupten?).

Den Anfang macht: »Wo ist hier? #1: Malerei und Gegenwart«!
Eine Ausstellung, die von den Grenzen her gedacht ist, von dort, wo ein Gemälde gerade noch Malerei ist oder eben gerade erst. Eine Ausstellung, die konfrontativ angelegt ist und äußerst konträre Ausgangssituationen, Stile und Haltungen offen gegeneinander – und damit doch zueinander – führt.
Und wenn man die Antwort auf die Frage nach der Gegenwart zuletzt wohl nur für sich persönlich finden kann – Gegenwart als das je eigene Dasein zwischen Herkunft und Zukunft –, ist es genau dies, worin die Herausforderung besteht.
Ganz wie der französische Philosoph Louis Althusser schon 1977 in »Machiavellis Einsamkeit« fragte: Wie gelingt es, das Neue in der völligen Abwesenheit seiner Bedingungen zu denken?

Opening
September 20 2014, 11 am

Duration
September 21 - November 23 2014

Opening Hours
Mi–Fr 14–18 Uhr
Sa–So und an Feiertagen 11–17 Uhr

Location
Kunstverein Reutlingen e.V.

Eberhardstraße 14
72764 Reutlingen
+49 7121 33 84 01
+49 7121 37 04 23 (F)
kontakt(at)kunstverein-reutlingen.de
http://kunstverein-reutlingen.de

Anna Steinert, Veronika Gabel, Kling & Bangs, Kristinn Már Pálmason, Felix Krebs, Julia Frankenberg, Gernot Faber, Carola Deye, Johannes Lotz, Katharina Karasjewa, Sandra Poppe, Silke Silkeborg, ONandBrrr, Jonas Brandt, Paulina Allmanah, Michael Göster, Dirk Meinzer, Marko Mijatovic, David Chieppo, Anke Wenzel, Andrea Tippel, (...)
Tillmann Terbuyken, Claus Becker, Fabienne Mueller, Sebastian Zarius, Ida Lennartson, Isa Schmidlehner, David Hardy/Suisse Marocain, Fernando de Brito, Heiko Neumeister, Dorota Jurczak, Jin Lie, Verena Issel, Thor Sigurthorsson, Malte Struck, Brynjar Helgason, Pall Banine & Hafsteinn Michael, Mette Thiessen, Oliver Ross, Anna Hartlaub, Sebastian Burdach, Claudia Apel, Thomas Ehgartner, Michael Heering, Katrin Sirru, Peter Klucik, Malte Urbschat, Philipp Schewe, Tjorg Beer, Peter Stoffel, Franziska Opel, Stefan Pfeiffer, Abel Auer, Marco P. Schaefer, Carl Gross, Erling T.V. Klingenberg & Kalli 25, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Henrik Malmström, Dieter Roth, Ruprecht Matthies, Henning Rogge, Uwe Lewitzky, Goscha Steinhauer, Dorothy Iannonne, Daniel Tschernich, Emil Sedlák, Christoph Blawert, Tilmann Haffke, Sophie Ernst, Lennart Münchenhagen, Stefan Mildenberger, Arnar Asgeirsson, INDRA, Christian Ertel, Daniela Prochaska, Conni Brinzinger, Philipp Meiers, Nicole Bianchet, Michael Steinhauser, Uwe Lindau, Wolf Pehlke, Urs Stadelmann, Peter Kamm, Rados Vujaklija, Axel Heil, Jan Sudeck, the Shits, Stefan Mitchell, Jacqueline de Jong, Nicolaas Schmidt, Thomas Lehnerer, Michael Blum u.v.m.

Opening
June 25 2014, 6 pm

Duration
June 25 - June 26 2014

Location
Kling og Bang
Hverfisgata 42
101 Reykjavik
Iceland
http://this.is/klingogbang

Tom Anholt, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Fritz Bornstück, Jesper Christiansen, Olafur Eliasson, Leonard Forslund, Günther Förg, Poul Gernes, Amélie Grözinger, Phillip Grözinger, Signe Guttormsen, Shara Hughes, Sören Jensen, Eske Kath, Martin Kippenberger, Moshekwa Langa, Robert Lucander, Lars Nörgard, Ernest Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, (...)
Wonga Mancoba, Eddie Martinez, Albert Oehlen, Julia Oschatz, Morten Straede, Lucie Teasdale, Elisabeth Toubro, Kathrine Aertebjerg, i.a.

Opening
June 20 2014, 6 pm

Opening Hours
June 20 - July 12 2014
Tue - Sat 12 pm- 6 pm daily

Location
Galerie Mikael Andersen Berlin
Pfefferberg, Haus 4
Christinenstrasse 18/19
10119 Berlin
Germany
http://mikaelandersen.com

Contributions by Snorri Ásmundsson, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Mike Blumentopf, Morgan Chalk-Levy, Elin, Fredrik Fermelin, Michael Fischer, Sara Glaxia, Les Tardes Goldscheyder, Franz Graf, Mario Grubisic, Michael Klaar, Eskil Loftsson, Cecilie Meng, Simon Mullan, Linus Nyström, Tamara Dinka, Oliver Schlegelmilch, Linnéa Sjöberg, Nino Stelzl, Jeanne Susin, Tin Man, Rade Petrasevic. (...)

Opening hours
Friday May 23 2014, 7 pm - midnight

Location
BELVEDERE
21ER HAUS - MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Schweizergarten
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna
Austria
http://21erhaus.at/

Food and drinks by Schorsch Böhme.

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Saâdane Afif, Maurizio Anzeri, Aaron Aujla, John Baldessari, Roger Ballen, Davide Balula, Charles Baudelaire, Hilla and Bernd Becher, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Olivia Berckemeyer, Ghyslain Bertholon, Matthias Bitzer, John Bock, Melanie Bonajo, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Marcel Broodhaers, Jonas Burgert, Étienne Chambaud, Pauline Curnier- Jardin, (...)
Salvador Dali, Lionel Estève, Bernard Frize, Sara Glaxia, Lori Hersberger, Andreas Golder, Philipp Goldscheyder, Franz Graf, Gregor Hildebrandt, Melissa Ichiuji, Adrien Missika, Ekaterina Juskowski, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Kristof Kintera, Kolkoz, Terence Koh, Michael Kunze, Thomas Lerooy, Vincent Mauger, Marcel Marien, Alexej Meschtschanow, Isa Melsheimer, Klaus Mettig, Theo Michael, G.P. Monroe, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Jürgen Ots, Kirsten Pieroth, Daniel Richter, Henning Rogge, Brie Ruais, Benjamin Sabatier, Santiago Sierra, Jean Tinguely, Alexandros Tzannis, Guido van der Werve, Paul van Hoeydonck, Jannis Varelas, Costa Vece, Andy Warhol, Yarisal & Kublitz

Preview + Bar Open
Tuesday April 22, 5 pm to 9 pm, (rsvp to mail@galerieutopia.com)

Opening + Bar Open
Wednesday April 23, 5 pm to 9 pm, (rsvp to mail@galerieutopia.com)

Dinner Performance + Party
«Les Nourritures Terrestres » by Samuel Boutruche (Kolkoz), James Henry (chef from the Bones, Paris), Svante Forstrop (independent cook, Paris) - Only by reservation - 65 EUR, Friday April 25, 9.30 pm, (rsvp to info@ramapano.com)

STALACTICA Party (List & doorman)
Friday April 25, midnight until late, (rsvp to info@ramapano.com)

Opening Hours
April 25 until April 27 2014 10 am to 6 pm

Location
Quincaillerie Vander Eycken 66, rue du Viaduc
1050 Ixelles
Brussels

http://ramapano.com
http://galerieutopia.com

In collaboration with and with the kind support of
Atelier uto, Olivia Battard, Hecham Bouliez, Galerie Clearing, Moses Guez, Collection Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Clemens Gunzer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Thanh Lam, Collection Patrick Letovsky, Collection Vincent Matthu, Jean-Philippe Notterman, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Rabo Art Collection, Galerie Almine Rech, Collection Ariel Roger-Paris, Collection Ronald Rozenbaum, Collection Alain Servais, Collection Pascaline Smets, Stevenson Gallery, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer

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About Galerie Utopia

Galerie Utopia is a module fed by a group of artists, curators and others concerned with notions of access, involvement and intervention.
Galerie Utopia promotes contributions that critically and sensually confront existential phenomena.

(Initiated in April 2007 as GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL by the artist Tjorg Douglas Beer in the Government Quarter, i.e., the „Regierungsviertel“ next to the Federal Press Center and the Parliament in Berlin.)

Since April 2007 Galerie Utopia has realised different exhibitions in Europe and the US, i.e. GINNUNGAGAP/PAVILLION OF BELIEF, Venice, THE FOUR HORSEMEN/DIE RAND COOPERATION, Berlin, Torini, THE END WAS YESTERDAY, Berlin, Innsbruck, THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT, Berlin, Milan, Turin, Stockholm, NARCOTICA, Basel, ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS at No Soul For Sale / X-INITIATIVE, New York, DEFENDING OUR VALUES Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, THE GREEN VALLEY DISASTER at No Soul For Sale, TATE modern London, RESPONSOLIDARITY REMAP3 Athens. In 2010 Galerie Utopia has realised the 1st BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE called AYRAN & YOGA.

For the Re-opening of the Palais de Tokyo in September 2012 Galerie Utopia realised the exhibition the Garden of Eden including about 150 international artists and a changing program of performances, screenings and exhibitions during the time of the exhibition.

The second edition of The Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale was presented at Palais de Tokyo as well as at Open Museum / Hamburger Kunsthalle in September 2012.

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About Tjorg Douglas Beer

Tjorg Douglas Beer was born 1973 in Lübeck and raised in Hamburg. He studied in Hamburg at Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Since then his work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries e.g. at Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Project Space Kunsthalle Wien, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Remap3+4 Athens, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, basedinberlin, Neue Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Beer has had solo exhibitions e.g. at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Institute for Modern Art Nuremberg, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Arizona State University Art Museum, Mitchell- Innes & Nash, New York. His work is part of some of the most prestigious private collections in Europe and the US. (i.e.: Melva Bucksbaum New York, Margulies Collection, Miami, Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, New York, CAP Collection, Southhampton, Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, NY)

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About Ramapano

Anissa Touati has created Romapano in 2013, a space where she has organised and produced exhibitions and installations in France, Japan, Italy and United States. The main point is to consider a world as a « layer territory « without any borders on which we move to organise shows, performances, events in or out art space, free as we could do.

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About Anissa Touati

Born in France in 1981, Anissa Touati is an independent curator. From 2012 until now, she developed videoprograms, installations & exhibitions including “Lost and Found” and “MiddEast evening” at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, - “Luna Park” – an installation by Kolkoz on the occasion of Art Basel Miami with the support of Perrotin gallery – “UBIK” , a public art project presented by Galeria OMR on the occasion of Zona Maco Mexico, - “Yodeling Circus” (in association with the Chalet Society) during the last Venice Biennale’s opening, - “Under the Volcano”, a group exhibition in Nara (Japan) and “Babylon, Baby” a videoprogram during the Berlin Art Week in Germany (in association with Galerie Utopia).
She does speeches at Université de Paris, Audencia & Sothebys Institute London.
Her projects are monitored by the international press and were relayed in The Independent, The Huffington Post, Le Figaro, El Mondo,The Art Newspaper, Flash Art, Monopol, BlouinArt, Whitewall M19 etc

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About Nanda Janssen - Videoprogram

Nanda Janssen is a Dutch curator and writer. She writes and blogs for Dutch art magazines like Museumtijdschrift and Kunstbeeld. She developed the exhibitions ‘Material World’ (2013) for Nest in The Hague, ‘Afterlife – Art About our Final Destination’ for an Amsterdam cemetery (2011), ‘Carried Away - Procession in Art’ for the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (2008) and ‘Changez! een Belgenshow’, solo exhibitions of Bruno Peinado, Wendy Morris, Het Harde Potlood and various solo shows of young Dutch artists for 21rozendaal, Enschede (2008-2010).

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About the Dinner performance - Les Nourritures Terrestres

Dinner performance «Les Nourritures Terrestres » by Samuel Boutruche (Kolkoz), James Henry (chef from the Bones, Paris), Svante Forstrop (chef from Les deux Amis, Paris) - Only by reservation - 65 euros

« The negative does not have to be specifically related to silver photography.
The settlement of humankind has started through the negative. The cave was hollowed out from the rock before becoming a construction springing from it.
The refinement of cooking and the history of the oven went through a "negative shape" period too. We can still find contemporary examples in the form of the barbacoa in Mexico, the hagis in New Zealand and the boodog in Mongolia. All these processes have in common the heat's transfer from the fire to the stones and the use of the soil's ground as insulation. It is this particular combination of mineral and telluric substances as much as the interest in the minimal and the essential that I share with chefs James Henry and Svante Forstorp. » Samuel Boutruche

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About Samuel Boutruche

Samuel Boutruche is one of the member of the french art duo Kolkoz who have a network internationally and are known for their artistic practise, interventions in performance, installation, nomadic sculpture and sound. They are founding members of La Clique, hosts to the artworld and dance-floors around the world they have invented a language through music and culture that is unparalleled with their social sculpture ‘le baron’. They have been celebrated for their contribution to contemporary art and social libations and exhibited in Mexico City, Paris, New York, Dubai and participated in a panel discussion on the social aspects of art -in a relatively progressive science experiment and sound lecture with Simon De Pury.
Represented by Galerie Perrotin (Paris, Hong-Kong, New-York), one of the most influential French galleries in the industry, Kolkoz has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in UCCA Beijing, Wentrup (Berlin), Perrotin (Paris) and OMR (Mexico City) Gallery, at The Museum of Modern Art (Paris), Fondation Ricard, BASS Museum (Miami). Their artwork has been acquired for the collection of public institutions at Beaubourg Centre Pompidou and The Museum of Modern Art of Paris in Paris, France, the Fond National d ́Art Contemporain in Bordeaux, France, and Colección Jumex in Mexico City, Mexico. Their work has also been acquired for private collections in France, England, Mexico, Argentina, and Dubai.

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About James Henry, chef from the Bones, Paris

It's been about a year since Australian chef James Henry opened the doors to his first restaurant in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Bones — which, true to its name, is stripped down in both vibe and menu — was a highly anticipated arrival thanks to Henry's reputation and resume. The chef had gotten his start in Paris cooking at Daniel Rose's Spring and later captured the attention of Parisian diners with a turn at Au Passage.

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About Svante Forstrop, chef from le Nüba, Paris

Svante Forstorp is from Scandinavian origin and has shaped his gipsy palate from kitchens of Rome, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Paris. He holds a jazzy approach to cooking and believes that the greatest acts of a meal are performed spontaneously, under high pressure. Also, whatever the circumstances might be, when personality shines through food, he is happy. Svante loves olive oil and citrus.

Justin Adian Kevin Aeschbacher Frank Ahlgrimm Harold Ancart Robert Barta Christiane Baumgartner Becker Schmitz Tjorg Douglas Beer Olivia Berckemeyer Bigert & Bergström Beni Bischof Antje Blumenstein Armin Boehm Sandra Boeschenstein Clifford Errol Bruckmann Rick Buckley Florian Buehler Marcel Buehler Matthew Burbidge Stefan Burger (...)
BURGHARD Lou Cantor Peter Coffin Simon Collet Aldo Cristofaro Martin Dammann Mariechen Danz Sabine Dehnel Stephanie Dost Stéphane Ducret Frederik Foert Max Frisinger Heike Gallmeier Axel Geis Deenesh Ghyczy Jeff Gibbons Eva Grubinger Mark Hagen Bernhard Hegglin Katrin Heichel Lori Hersberger Gregor Hildebrandt Christian Hoischen Franziska Holstein Andy Hope 1930 Alexandra Hopf Cathrin Jarema JocJonJosch Klaus Jörres Lisa Junghanss Michael Kalki Renata Kaminska Daniel Kannenberg Markus Keibel Bettina Khano Halina Kliem Jürgen Krause Bettina Krieg Coco Kühn Susanne Kühn Michael Kunze Alicja Kwade Peter Langer Bo Christian Larsson Anna Lehmann-Brauns Miriam Lenk Lou Cantor Los Carpinteros Christian Manss Mia Marfurt Kris Martin Francisco da Mata Flavio Merlo Isa Melsheimer Adam Milner Toshihiko Mitsuya Thomas Moor Trevor Morgan Sophie Mühlenburg Olaf Nicolai Frank Nitsche David Ostrowski Philippe Parreno Tobias Pils Robert Powell Hannu Prinz Rebecca Raue Jen Ray Zach Reini Anselm Reyle David Renggli Cornelia Renz Nina von Rössing Ricarda Roggan Sterling Ruby Michael Sailstorfer Karin Sander Linda Semadeni Sebastian Schaub Martin G Schmid Reto Schmid Erik Schmidt Jonas Schnyder Kerim Seiler Josh Smith Dash Snow Kasper Sonne Tobias Spichtig steinbuehl.com Shawn Michael Taylor Oliver Lee Terry Philip Topolovac Oscar Tuazon Markus Uhr Costa Vece David Weiss Peter Welz Ulrich Wulff Henry Woller Urban Zellweger Ralf Ziervogel Thomas Zipp Julia Znoj

Opening
Thursday, March 20 2014, 8 pm

Duration
March 20 until March 24 2014

100plus
Hohlstrasse 100
8004 Zurich
Switzerland


Belvedere
21er Haus - Museum for Contemporary Art
Schweizergarten
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna
Austria
http://21erhaus.at

Marc Adrian, Ferdinand Andri, Raphaela Anouk, Nobuyoshi Araki, Magnús Árnason, Snorri Ásmundsson, Rudolf Bacher, Franz Barwig d. Ä., Lothar Baumgarten, Selina de Beauclair, William S. Burroughs, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Binär, Herbert Boeckl, Herbert Brandl, Geta Brătescu, Arik Brauer, Günter Brus, Nina Canell, Anna Ceeh, Tamara Dinka, (...)
Marcel Duchamp, Dejan Dukic, Valie Export, Helmut Federle, Padhi Frieberger, Ernst Fuchs, Walther Gamerith, August Gaul, Allen Ginsberg, Sara Glaxia, Gottfried Goebel, Karl Iro Goldblat, Martin Grandits, Fritz Grohs, Mario Grubisic, Kristján Guðmundsson, Tatjana Hardikov, Friedrich Hartlauer, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Rudolf Hausner, Florian Hecker, Herbert Hinteregger, Benjamin Hirte, Marcel Houf, Françoise Janicot, Ali Janka, Hildegard Joos, Donald Judd, Tillman Kaiser, Felix Kalmar, Mike Kelley, Richard Kern, Imi Knoebel, Zenita Komad, Svetlana Kopystiansky, Brigitte Kowanz, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Zofia Kulik, Doreen Kutzke, Marcellvs L., Eskil Loftsson, Daniel Löwenbrück, Victor Man, Mark Manders, Michaela Math, Paul McCarthy, Andrew M. McKenzie, Bjarne Melgaard, Chiara Minchio, Milan Mladenovic, Klaus Mosettig, Otto Muehl, Wladd Muta, Gina Müller, Hermann Nitsch, Oswald Oberhuber, Goran Petercol, Rade Petrasevic, Raymond Pettibon, Begi Piralishvili, Natascha Plum, Rudolf Polanszky, Franz Pomassl, Arnulf Rainer, Konrad Rapf, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Dieter Roth, Alexander Ruthner, Nino Sakandelidze, Markus Schinwald, Eva Schlegel, Claudia Schumann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Frederike Schweizer, Björn Segschneider, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Linnéa Sjöberg, Dominik Steiger, Nino Stelzl, Curt Stenvert, Alexander Stern, Ida Szigethy, Lilli Thießen, Bjarni H. Thórarinsson, Manfred Unger, Franz Vana, Jannis Varelas, Peter Weibel, Herwig Weiser, Adam Wiener, Oswald Wiener, Judith Weratschnig, Stefan Wirnsperger, Iwona Zaborowska, Thomas Zipp and Heimo Zobernig.

Opening
Tuesday, January 28 2014, 7 pm

Duration
January 28 until 25 May 2014

Belvedere
21er Haus - Museum for Contemporary Art

Schweizergarten
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna
Austria

Opening remarks
Agnes Husslein-Arco, Director
Severin Dünser, Curator

Performance
Binär

Franz Graf (born 1954 in Tulln) is now playing his characteristic game with emptiness and abundance, black-and-white contrasts, letters and words, small, delicate details and large iconic, archaic, and modern elements at the 21er Haus. For this he is not only meshing the many aspects of his oeuvre with a new series but also juxtaposing this with works by international and local artists, contemporary and historical positions in an elaborately structured display. The sum of its parts results in an exhibition brimming with art, rather like a stage where performances and collaborative art productions regularly take place and Graf is expanding his installation throughout the entire duration of the show.

Tjorg Douglas Beer, Aaron Frank, Markus Gadient, Chris Goennawein, Hanakam & Schuller, Lori Hersberger, Wes Lang, Angelika Loderer, Nate Lowman, Markus Luepertz, Valentin Ruhry, Steven Shearer, Vincent Szarek, Andy Warhol, Clemens Wolf (...)

Opening
Saturday December 21 2013, 6 pm

Duration
December 22 - January 19 2014
by appointment

Galerie Clemens Gunzer
Josef-Pirchl-Strasse 10
6370 Kitzbühel
Austria
http://clemensgunzer.com

Die Herkunft des Ausdrucks Heavy Metal im musikalischen Kontext ist nicht bekannt. Eine frühe Verwendung im populärkulturellen Kontext findet sich 1962 im Roman The Soft Machine des Gegenkulturautors William S. Burroughs mit der Figur Uranian Willy, the Heavy Metal Kid. In seinem nächsten Buch Nova Express von 1964 entwickelte er Heavy Metal weiter als Metapher für Suchtmittel. „With their diseases and orgasm drugs and their sexless parasite life forms — Heavy Metal People of Uranus wrapped in cool blue mist of vaporized bank notes — And the Insect People of Minraud with metal music“ (William S. Burroughs: Nova Express (1964))

Angesichts der Veröffentlichungsdaten seiner Werke ist es zwar unwahrscheinlich, dass Burroughs den Ausdruck auf Rockmusik beziehen wollte, jedoch hat er möglicherweise die spätere Entwicklung des Namens beeinflusst. Im Text des bekannten Lieds Born to Be Wild der amerikanischen Band Steppenwolf taucht der Ausdruck Heavy Metal im Jahr 1968 als Teil des Ausdrucks heavy metal thunder auf:

„I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin’ with the wind
And the feelin’ that I’m under“

Der Musikstil selbst kann aber noch nicht als Heavy Metal bezeichnet werden. Das Stück stellte in den Anfangstagen die Verbindung von schweren Motorrädern und deren Klang (im Text als „heavy metal thunder“ umschrieben), harter Gitarrenmusik und einem Gefühl von Freiheitsdrang und Unangepasstheit her. Das englische Buch The History of Heavy Metal behauptet, der Name entstamme dem Hippie-Jargon, wo heavy sich auf eine intensive starke Stimmung beziehe, während metal diese Stimmung weiter spezifiziere als zermalmend und schwer wie Metall. Andere Quellen führen den Begriff auf die englische Presse zurück, welche die Musik der Band Black Sabbath schon früh als „Heavy Metal“ bezeichnet haben soll, da die vier Mitglieder der Band teilweise aus der englischen Stahlindustrie-Stadt Birmingham bzw. der Umgebung der Stadt kamen.

Das Wort heavy im Sinne von ernst oder tiefgründig war bereits früher ein Teil des Slangs der Beatnik- und Gegenkultur geworden und Verweise auf heavy music – typischerweise langsamere, intensiver verstärkte Variationen der normalen Popmusik – waren bereits verbreitet. In der Tat erklärte die Band Iron Butterfly ihren Namen mit bezug darauf: „Iron- symbolic of something heavy as in sound, Butterfly- light, appealing and versatile...an object that can be used freely in the imagination“. Ihr Debüt von 1968 trug den Titel Heavy. Dass Led Zeppelin mit ihrem Namen – der sich auf Keith Moons Scherz bezog, sie würden „untergehen wie ein bleierner Ballon“ – auf ein Schwermetall anspielten, hat diesem Ausdruck höchstwahrscheinlich den Weg geebnet.

Einige vermuten den geographischen Ursprung des Ausdruckes im englischen Industrierevier Birmingham, in dessen Umfeld sich Bands wie Led Zeppelin, The Move oder Black Sabbath gründeten. Sandy Pearlman, Produzent, Manager und Songwriter (Texter) von Blue Öyster Cult, behauptet, das Wort heavy metal im Jahr 1970 zum ersten Mal als Begriff für ein Genre der Rockmusik angewendet zu haben.

Eine umstrittene Hypothese über den Ursprung des Genre bot „Chas“ Chandler, ein Manager von Jimi Hendrix, 1995 in einem Interview mit der PBS-Sendung Rock and Roll: „[heavy metal] was a term originated in a New York Times article reviewing a Jimi Hendrix performance“. In diesem Artikel soll der Autor die Musik beschrieben haben als „like listening to heavy metal falling from the sky“. Die genaue Quelle für die umstrittene These ist jedoch nicht gefunden worden.

Darüber hinaus existiert eine sehr weit verbreitete Meinung, dass der Name Heavy Metal direkt von Hard Rock abgeleitet worden ist. Der Hard Rock war zum Zeitpunkt seiner Entstehung die härteste Musikrichtung, die der Markt zu bieten hatte. Als die Rockmusik in den siebziger Jahren immer härter wurde, und dabei den ursprünglichen Hard Rock noch an Härte und Aggressivität übertraf, suchte man zwecks Namensgebung für die neue Musikstilrichtung nach etwas, was im realen Leben härter als Stein wäre – und das war eben Metall. Daher kommt laut der Musikzeitschrift Rolling Stone der Name Heavy Metal für die Musik, die härter ist als Hard Rock.

Im heutigen Gebrauch meint man mit der Bezeichnung Heavy Metal im strengeren Sinne oft die Bands, die im Stile der NWoBHM-Bewegung der späten 1970er- und 1980er-Jahre so wie Iron Maiden, Saxon und Judas Priest spielen, während die Band-Generation von Rock-Gruppen wie Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep und Deep Purple im Rock-Journalismus oft als klassischer Hard Rock bezeichnet wird. Zur Abgrenzung gegenüber neueren stilistischen Richtungen des Heavy Metal wird für diese Bands gelegentlich auch die Bezeichnung Classic Metal verwendet.


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Tjorg Douglas Beer, Marc Bijl, Nico Glaenzel, florian Heinke, Gregor Hildebrandt, Annika Hippler, Christian Hoischen, Oliver Jordan, Markus Keibel, Franziska Klotz, Sandra Mann, Jakob Mattner, Marcel Odenbach, Henrik Olesen, Manfred Peckl, Jack Pierson, Bernadi Roig, Marcus Sendlinger, Björn Wallbaum, Kaethe Wenzel, Hansa Wisskirchen, Michael Wutz, Thomas Zipp, (...)

Opening
Friday November 8 2013, 7 pm

Duration
November 9 - December 21 2013
Tue - Fri noon - 6 pm
Sat noon - 4 pm

JRGallery
Luetzowstrasse 20
10785 Berlin
fon:+493025794222
mail: jr@jrgallery.de

Opening
Saturday, November 2 2013, 7pm
Rainer Neumeier, Manfred Peckl and Tjorg Douglas Beer, selected by Rene Schmitt
Performance by B-MEN (...)

Through the usual ‘blah blah’ of private views, and via quick categorizations we come across works that render us completely isolated.

As a matter of course, the Entrée comprises a broad spectrum of colors, forms and materials.
Thereafter, the industrial character is served alongside a dialog of recurring motifs of the military and war, and Picasso’s abstraction.
As light refreshment between courses we have the bizarre, almost eerie impact.
And, as a grand finale, the parade of the chefs: loud, radical, at times brutal, we serve words and hidden messages at the boundaries of legibility and illegibility, and ultimately of familiarity and strangeness.
Ho-hum.

Cryptic, bizarre, eerie.
Nein?
“Crystal-chinking glance. Freshly caught frogs, tadpoles. Beautiful sheen.” (“Kristallklirrer Blick. Fangfrische Frösche, Kaulquappen. Schöner Schimmer.”)

What do you see? What effect do these works have on you?
Hard to digest? Feeling dizzy yet?
Too much of a good thing? A bit too loud?

Nein?
Maybe you ought to spend more time. Trust yourself.

Unfamiliar? Is it hurting? You want more? Sure?
Then see for yourself. Without ‘blah blah’, without somebody else’s category.
Enjoy!

CHOI&LAGER Gallery
Wormser Str. 23
50677 Cologne
Germany

Opening hours
Wednesday to Friday: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm
Saturday: noon - 4 pm
and by appointment
Tel. + 49 (0)2 21/16 99 25 40
Tel. + 44 (0)2 03/17 67 30 3

www.choiandlager.com

UTOPIA
Sadaane Afif, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Olivia Berckemeyer, Marc Bijl, Matthias Bitzer, John Bock, Erró, Lionel Estève, Andreas Golder, Thomas Helbig, Gregor Hildebrandt, Volker Hueller, Christian Jankowski, Dionisis Kavallieratos, (...)
Kolkoz, Michael Kunze, Alicja Kwade, April Lamm, Isa Melsheimer, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Yoko Ono, Daniel Richter, Henning Rogge, Santiago Sierra, Katharina Sieverding, Orson Sieverding, Pola Sieverding, Franz Stauffenberg, Costa Vece, Jorinde Voigt

Babylon, Baby
Videoprogram curated by Anissa Touati & Maud Lourau
Basir Mahmood, Amanullah Mojadidi, Roy Dib, Barbad Golshiri, Emeric Lhuisset, Raafat Hattab, Dor Guez, Ammar Al Beik, Mehraneh Atashi, Niyaz Azadikhah, Abdulnassur Gharem

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Videoprogram curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers
Pia Greschner, Lisa Junghanss, Sophie Kluge, Jennis Li Cheng Tien, Nicole Wermers

presented by Galerie Utopia Berlin/Athens

Preview
October 8 2013 7 pm - midnight

Opening Hours
Oct 9th - Oct 13th, noon - 7 pm

Location
PARALLEL VIENNA
Altes Telegrafenamt
Börseplatz 1
Vienna

mail(at)galerieutopia.com
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About PARALLEL VIENNA
PARALLEL VIENNA 2013 is a platform for innovative forms of presentation of contemporary art - project spaces, artist-run spaces, artists and art collectives as well as new and established galleries.
PARALLEL VIENNA 2013 is open October 9–13, coinciding with Viennafair, in the “ehemalige K. u. K. Telegrafenamt at Börseplatz 1 in Vienna; 4 subway stops away from the fairgrounds.
The building offers thousands of square meters of unconventional exhibition spaces in the impressive architecture of a viennese city palais from the 19th century.
The initiators - a team of galerists, organizers and curators - intend to make a diverse selection of projects and perspectives accessible to a large audience and under a single roof.
The kafkaesque building sets an exceptional stage for a large variety of contemporary art practices, where innovative and established art can be discovered and recontextualised.
The organisers see the participants as the essential foundation of the internationally renowned Vienna art scene. These galleries and spaces are responsible for helping to develop and establish local and international artists and art movements in this city. An innovative curatorial model allows to integrate commercial and experimental initatives without introducing any kind of hierarchy.
An exciting program of events and performances is set to take place throughout the entire weekend. Details to be announced soon.

http://parallelvienna.com/


Kerstin Abraham, Ai Weiwei, Moritz Altmann, Ardmore Ceramic Art, John Baldessari, Ernst Barlach, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Bertozzi & Casoni, Rob Birza, Birgit Brenner, Eduardo Chillida, Tony Cragg, Johan Creten, Natalija Jakovlevna Danko, Richard Deacon, Marcel Duchamp/Alfred Stieglitz, Ruth Duckworth, Chiara Dynys, Ian Hamilton Finlay, (...) Gilbert & George, Liam Gillick, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Mona Hatoum, Horst Hellinger, Matthias Hirtreiter, Bernhard Hoetger, Carsten Höller, Huang Yong Ping, Leiko Ikemura, Invader, Thomas Judisch, Bernd Kastner, Per Kirkeby, Milan Kunc, Alicja Kwade, Liu Jianhua, August Macke, Aristide Maillol, Jeanne Mammen, Kris Martin, Fausto Melotti, Joan Miró, Piotr Nathan, Emil Nolde, A.R. Penck, Manfred Pernice, Grayson Perry, Pablo Picasso, Danijela Pivasevic-Tenner, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Norbert Prangenberg, Tobias Rehberger, Anselm Reyle, Susanne Ring, Sterling Ruby, Michael Sailstorfer, Yvonne Lee Schultz, Andreas Schulze, Emil Schumacher, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, Charles Simonds, Carolein Smit, Daniel Spoerri, Annette Streyl, Jan Svenungsson, Tal R, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Nicola Torke, Elmar Trenkwalder, Rosemarie Trockel, Sergei Tschechonin, Elisabeth Wagner, Ina Weber, David Zink Yi

Back to Earth is devoted to ceramics in the fine arts. Whereas the use of ceramics was frowned upon in the world of art for many years, it has recently enjoyed a surprising renaissance. For the first time, ceramic objects by 75 internationally renowned artists will come together to form a unique panorama. They range from large-scale installations to small curios, the unexpected, the extraordinary and the experimental. They are placed in a historical context with artists such as Ernst Barlach and Marcel Duchamp and the exhibition focuses on thematic questions of our time, from spirituality to provocation, from myth to explosiveness. Is ‚Back to Earth‘ a symptom of our age? After abstraction, virtuality and conceptuality, are we now seeing a return to handwriting, the body, materials? The 130 exhibits from throughout the world will be presented not only in the regular exhibition spaces of Gerisch-Stiftung. A series of glass pavilions designed by the architect Roger Bundschuh will be installed in the extensive sculpture park and the home of Herbert and Brigitte Gerisch will also be used as an exhibition space, lending the exhibition a special character.

Herbert Gerisch-Stiftung
Brachenfelder Straße 69
24536 Neumünster
www.gerisch-stiftung.de

Opening: September 8 2013 , Noon - 8 pm
Galerie Utopia Athens/Berlin @ REMAP 4, Athens (...)

ΚΑΦΕΝΕΙΟ Η ΑΡΤΑ
OUTSIDE AREA
ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ ΙΑΣΟΝΟΣ 52
10436 ΑΘΗΝΑ

http://remapkm.org/4/

Psycho Cowboys curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers

Tjorg Douglas Beer
Tjorg Douglas Beer was born 1973 in Lübeck. He studied in Hamburg at Hochschule für Bildende Künste. His work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries e.g. at Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Project Space Kunsthalle Wien, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Remap3 Athens, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, basedinberlin, Neue Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Solo exhibitions e.g. at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Institute for Modern Art Nuremberg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

‘Kids with Guns’ by Anna-Catharina Gebbers
‘Kids with Guns’ explains that you have to become a type of monster to fight monsters. The song is performed by the virtual supergroup Gorillaz, a taciturn punk, a prepubescent Asian girl, a misanthropic rocker and a good-natured hip-hop hunk with a tendency to tantrums. They are symbols of extremely marketable forms of youth protest. These comic pop star prototypes were created by the Tank Girl artist Jamie Hewlett and the musician Damon Albarn. Their protagonists take over promotion dates and the role of projection surface. Hewlett, Albarn and varying colleagues, like Prometheus, Frankenstein and Faust rolled into one, pull the strings in the background. They articulated their unease with the lack of substance of the MTV world neither by making appearances as themselves, shouting protest slogans, identifying physically with the aesthetic of truth, nor as a theatrical embodiment, with the aesthetic of a production. They did it as cool-headed studio musicians. They hold up a mirror, with the aesthetic of resistance, to an aesthetic of rebellion that has become anaemic. With this aesthetic of resistance Tjorg Douglas Beer’s works highlight social topics. According to Jacques Derrida, things happen not by art representing, imitating or putting a political reality on the stage that takes place elsewhere but by politics or the political being allowed into the structure of art and thus the present also breaks apart. Figures made of ceramics, holding up their middle fingers and making Nazi salutes, as in Beer’s work, do not really represent a political message. They are much too fragile for that. Their glaze is much too sugary and their faces are painted too sickly pale. The form and material cause the preconditions for judgement to falter: the present-day breaking apart, interruption of the regular, deconstruction of political simulacra. Like figures from ancient mythology. - ’is she real, is she’ asks Neneh Cherry’s voice softly, accompanied by a repetitive funky bass. Artificial beings. Staged with borrowed gestures and poses. Dead, lifeless eyes stare into the barrel of the gun. Monster versus monster.
Anna-Catharina Gebbers

Anna-Catharina Gebbers is a Berlin based independent exhibition maker, writer and director/curator for Anna-Catharina Gebbers | Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin. She teaches i.e. at the University of Bayreuth, the Berlin University of the Arts. She recently works on an exhibition about Christoph Schlingensief that will be shown at Kunstwerke Berlin in autumn 2013 and 2014 at MOMA New York.

Tjorg Douglas Beer
Ο Tjorg Douglas Beer γεννήθηκε το 1973 στο Λούμπεκ της Γερμανίας. Σπούδασε στο Αμβούργο στη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών ‘Hochschule für Bildende Künste’. Η δουλειά του έχει εκτεθεί διεθνώς σε μουσεία και γκαλερί όπως παραδείγματος χάριν στα παρακάτω Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Project Space Kunsthalle Wien, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Remap3 Athens, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, basedinberlin, Neue Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Solo exhibitions e.g. at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Institute for Modern Art Nuremberg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

‘Kids with Guns’ της Anna-Catharina Gebbers
Το ‘Kids with Guns’ εξηγεί ότι πρέπει κανείς να μετατραπεί σε τέρας πρωτού του ζητηθεί να πολεμήσει με άλλα τέρατα. Το τραγούδι ενσαρκώνεται από το εικονικό υπεργκρουπ Gorillaz, ένα ανείπωτο punk συγκρότημα, ένα προεφηβικό Ασιάτικο κορίτσι, ένας μισάνθρωπος ροκάς και ένας φιλικός γοητευτικός χιπ χοππερ με μια τάση ,για παιδικά ξεσπάσματα οργής. Είναι όλοι σύμβολα ενός τύπου νεανικής διαδήλωσης που είναι υπερβολικά εμπορεύσιμη. Αυτοί οι κωμικοί ποπ σταρ αρχέτυποι χαρακτήρες είναι δημιούργημα της καλλιτέχνιδας Jamie Hewlett και του μουσικού Damon Albarn. Οι πρωταgωνιστές τους αναλαμβάνουν προωθητικές ημερομηνίες και το ρόλο της ανάδυσης στην επιφάνεια. Η Hewlett, ο Albarn και ποικίλλοι συνάδελφοί τους όπως ο Προμηθέας, ο Φρανκεστάιν και ο Φάουστ κύλισαν στο χρόνο και έγιναν ένα, και τραβάνε τα σκοινιά στο βάθος της σκηνής. Εξέφρασαν την δυσφορία τους σε σχέση με την έλλειψη νοήματος που πρεσβέυει το MTV world κανάλι, μην κάνοντας εμφανίσεις ως οι εαυτοί τους, παρά φωνάζοντας σλόγκαν διαμαρτυρίας, με το να ταυτίζονται σωματικά με την αισθητική της αλήθειας, αλλά και μην κάνοντας εμφανίσεις ούτε ως θεατρική εκπροσώπηση ταυτιζόμενοι με την αισθητική της παραγωγής. Έκαναν εμφάνιση σαν παγωμένοι στούντιο μουσικοί. Κράτησαν ψηλά έναν καθρέφτη, συμβολίζοντας την αισθητική της αντίστασης έως ότου έφτασαν στην αισθητική της επαναστασης η οποία έχει καταντήσει αναιμική.

Μέαω αυτής της αισθητικής της αντίστασης, η δουλειά του Tjorg Douglas Beer θίγει κοινωνικά θέματα. Σύμφωνα με τον Jacques Derrida τα πράγματα διαδραματίζονται όχι μέσα από την αντιπροσώπευση της τέχνης, μιμούμενη ή ‘φορώντας‘ μια πολιτική πραγματικότητα πάνω στη σκηνή που συμβαίνει κάπου αλλού, παρά μέσα από την πολιτική ή μέσα από το πολιτικό ον που εντάσσεται ελεύθερα στο πεδίο της τέχνης και επομένως το παρών διασπάται. Κεραμικές φιγούρες που κάνουν κολωδάχτυλο ή τείνουν το Ναζιστικό χαιρετισμό, όπως και στη δουλειά του Beer, δεν συμβολίζουν στα αλήθεια κάποιο πολιτικό μήνυμα. Είναι πολύ εύθραυστα για κάτι τέτοιο. Η μπογιά τους είναι υπέρ του δέοντος ζαχαρώδης και τα προσωπά τους υπερβολικά χλωμά. Η φόρμα και το υλικό δημιουργούν την προδιάθεση για την κριτική του κλονισμού : Η παρούσα μέρα διασπάται, η διακοπή του προγραμματισμένου, του συνηθισμένου, η αποδόμηση του πολιτικού ομοιώματος. Όπως και οι φιγούρες από την αρχαία μυθολογία. ‘Είναι αληθινή, είναι’ ρωτά απαλά η φωνή του Neneh Cherry συνοδευόμενη από την επαναλαμβανόμενη υπόκρουση ενός ευφάνταστου μπάσου. Ψεύτικα όντα. Στημένα με δανεικές κινήσεις και στάσεις. Νεκρά, ακίνητα μάτια κοιτάζουν τη σκανδάλη ενός όπλου. Τέρας εναντίον τέρατος.
Anna-Catharina Gebbers

Η Anna-Catharina Gebbers είναι μια ανεξάρτητη διοργανώτρια εκθέσων , συγγραφέας με βάση το Βερολίνο και director/curator για το Anna-Catharina Gebbers | Bibliothekswohnung, στο Βερολίνο. Διδάσκει ανάμεσα σε άλλα πανεπιστήμια στο University of Bayreuth, το Πανεπιστήμιο των Καλών Τεχνών του Βερολίνου. Πρόσφατα εργάστηκε για την έκθεση του καλλιτέχνη Christoph Schlingensief που θα εκτεθεί στο Kunstwerke Berlin το φθινόπωρο του 2013 και το 2014 στο MOMA της Νέας Υόρκης.


GALERIE UTOPIA
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UTOPIA
Saâdane Afif, Maxime Ballesteros, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Olivia Berckemeyer, Marc Bijl, Matthias Bitzer, John Bock, Borena Bodin, Erró, Lionel Estève, Andreas Golder, Thomas Helbig, Gregor Hildebrandt, Volker Hueller, (...)
Christian Jankowski, Dionisis Kavallieratos, John Kørner, Kolkoz, Michael Kunze, Alicja Kwade, April Lamm, Catherine Lorent, Isa Melsheimer, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Yoko Ono, Daniel Richter, Henning Rogge, Thomas Scheibitz, Santiago Sierra, Katharina Sieverding, Orson Sieverding, Pola Sieverding, Franz Stauffenberg, Costa Vece, Jorinde Voigt, Raul Walch

Babylon, Baby
Videoprogram curated by Anissa Touati & Maud Lourau
Basir Mahmood, Amanullah Mojadidi, Roy Dib, Barbad Golshiri, Emeric Lhuisset, Raafat Hattab, Dor Guez, Ammar Al Beik, Mehraneh Atashi, Niyaz Azadikhah, Abdulnassur Gharem

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Videoprogram curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers
Pia Greschner, Lisa Junghanss, Sophie Kluge, Jennis Li Cheng Tien, Nicole Wermers

presented by Galerie Utopia Berlin/Athens

In Situ
Public site-specific works
Julius von Bismarck, Santiago Sierra, Nasan Tur

presented by Senatsreservenspeicher Berlin

Preview
September 18 2013 7 pm - 10 pm
The Preview will be followed by a Party

Opening Hours
September 19 - September 21 2013 noon - 2 pm

Galerie Utopia Berlin/Athens
Senatsreservenspeicher Berlin

Cuvrystrasse 3-4
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Germany
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Herrmann Aber, Saadane Afif, Guy Avital, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Marion Benoit, John von Bergen, Matthias Bitzer, Borena Bodin, Jonas Burgert, Louisa Clement, Martin Dammann, Peter Duka, Martin Eder, Marcel Eichner, Katharina Fengler, Axel Geis, Giulia Ghezzo, Alex Grein, Eberhard Haverkost, Mathias Held, Lothar Hempel, Uwe Henneken, (...)
Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Hoischen, Johannes Hüppi, Edyta Jaworska, Renata Jaworska, Lisa Junghanß, Klaus Jörres, Michael Kunze, Alicja Kwade, Nikolaus List, Stefan Panhans, Anselm Reyle, Stefan Rinck, Julia Rüther, Anri Sala, Thomas Scheibitz, Katja Strunz, Anna Vogel, Sylke von Gaza, Andrea Winkler

Opening Reception July 17th, 2013, 6pm

Please note that the exhibition will be closed from July 20th to July 30th 2013
The exhibition can be visited by appointment only.

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Kerstin Abraham, Ai Weiwei, Moritz Altmann, Ardmore Ceramic Art, John Baldessari, Ernst Barlach, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Bertozzi & Casoni, Rob Birza, Birgit Brenner, Eduardo Chillida, Tony Cragg, Johan Creten, Natalija Jakovlevna Danko, Richard Deacon, Marcel Duchamp/Alfred Stieglitz, Ruth Duckworth, Chiara Dynys, Ian Hamilton Finlay, (...)
Gilbert & George, Liam Gillick, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Mona Hatoum, Horst Hellinger, Matthias Hirtreiter, Bernhard Hoetger, Carsten Höller, Huang Yong Ping, Leiko Ikemura, Invader, Thomas Judisch, Bernd Kastner, Per Kirkeby, Milan Kunc, Alicja Kwade, Liu Jianhua, August Macke, Aristide Maillol, Jeanne Mammen, Kris Martin, Fausto Melotti, Joan Miró, Piotr Nathan, Emil Nolde, A.R. Penck, Manfred Pernice, Grayson Perry, Pablo Picasso, Danijela Pivasevic-Tenner, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Norbert Prangenberg, Tobias Rehberger, Anselm Reyle, Susanne Ring, Sterling Ruby, Michael Sailstorfer, Yvonne Lee Schultz, Andreas Schulze, Emil Schumacher, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, Charles Simonds, Carolein Smit, Daniel Spoerri, Annette Streyl, Jan Svenungsson, Tal R, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Nicola Torke, Elmar Trenkwalder, Rosemarie Trockel, Sergei Tschechonin, Elisabeth Wagner, Ina Weber, David Zink Yi

Back to Earth is devoted to ceramics in the fine arts. Whereas the use of ceramics was frowned upon in the world of art for many years, it has recently enjoyed a surprising renaissance. For the first time, ceramic objects by 75 internationally renowned artists will come together to form a unique panorama. They range from large-scale installations to small curios, the unexpected, the extraordinary and the experimental. They are placed in a historical context with artists such as Ernst Barlach and Marcel Duchamp and the exhibition focuses on thematic questions of our time, from spirituality to provocation, from myth to explosiveness. Is ‚Back to Earth‘ a symptom of our age? After abstraction, virtuality and conceptuality, are we now seeing a return to handwriting, the body, materials? The 130 exhibits from throughout the world will be presented not only in the regular exhibition spaces of Gerisch-Stiftung. A series of glass pavilions designed by the architect Roger Bundschuh will be installed in the extensive sculpture park and the home of Herbert and Brigitte Gerisch will also be used as an exhibition space, lending the exhibition a special character.

Herbert Gerisch-Stiftung
Brachenfelder Straße 69
24536 Neumünster
www.gerisch-stiftung.de

Tjorg Douglas Beer is an artist. He was born 1973 in Lübeck and raised in Hamburg. He studied in Hamburg at Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Since then his work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries e.g. at Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Project Space Kunsthalle Wien, (...)
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Beer has had solo exhibitions e.g. at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Besides his own artistic work he has appeared initiator of projects like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR und The Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale.

Tjorg Douglas Beer was born 1973 in Lübeck and raised in Hamburg. He studied in Hamburg at Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Since then his work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries e.g. at Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Project Space Kunsthalle Wien, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Neue Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof / basedinberlin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Beer has had solo exhibitions e.g. at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Institute for Modern Art Nuremberg, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. (...)

His work is represented in Collections in Europe and the US, i.e. Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, CAP Collection Southhampton, Bucksbaum Collection, New York, Herbert F.Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaka, NY.

During the last years Beer has developed a wide repertoire of types of work. In his collages, paintings, sculptures and installations he generates sceneries around the perception of the realities that surround him, i.e social, poiltical and personal themes, that he turns into an overdrawn new order.

Doing this he acts less as as pseudo-scientist that developes art history, more than that his work complies to the work of a musician that transforms various layers of thoughts in texts and arrangements.

In SCHEINHEILIGEN / SPECIOUSNESSES Beer shows new collages, paintings and sculptures.

The ceramic figures are casts of pale-looking children shop window puppets that are painted and glazed and combined with contemporary materials like clothes, plastic bags. Some of the sculptures look like fascist children with mutated dogs, homeless people in military clothing, beggars or a fortune-teller on an oil drum. They are representatives of a stagnating youth movement and utopical way of thinking; poor-fascistoid children figures with mutated dog creatures, militant homeless, beggars or a fortune-teller on an oil drum.

Collages from the series THE MIND OF THE CEO are based on pictures of faces of these puppets that he combines with cut-outs of models, diamonds, fragments of lifestyle magazines combined with portraits of dictators.

The paintings show portraits and landscapes.

OPENING
FRIDAY APRIL 12 2013, 6 PM

DURATION
APRIL 13 till MAY 11 2013


Produzentengalerie Hamburg
Admiralitätstraße 71
D - 20459 Hamburg
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Tue - Fr 11am - 6pm, Sa 11am - 3 pm


Since 2007 Galerie Utopia operates as a module that has realised exhibitions and projects like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR and The Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale. In autumn 2012 the Palais de Tokyo in Paris has shown the exhibition THE GARDEN OF EDEN with more than 150 participants. At PRODUZENTENGAERIE HAMBURG ABENDLAND will show a small excerpt from that exhibition. (...)

List of Participants
Tjorg Douglas Beer, Matthias Bitzer, Erró, Gregor Hildebrandt, Dionisis Kavallieratos, John Kørner, Catherine Lorent, Isa Melsheimer, Yoko Ono, Henning Rogge, Jannis Varelas, Costa Vece

Opening
March 14, 2013, 6 pm

8 pm Live
GRAN HORNO (Catherine Lorent)
Song of Relegation

8.30 pm Records
Matthias Bitzer / Gregor Hildebrandt

March 15 to April 6, 2013

Produzentengalerie Hamburg
Admiralitätstraße 71
D - 20459 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (40) 378232
Fax.+49 (40) 363304
info(at)produzentengalerie.com
www.produzentengalerie.com
Tue - Fr 11am - 6pm, Sa 11am - 3 pm

in collaboration with Galerie Utopia Berlin/Athens
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The Installation THE GARDEN OF EDEN will be a landscape of objects and sculptures positioned between the columns of the cellar of The Palais de Tokyo. These objects are part of GALERIE UTOPIA`s Inventory of FORGOTTEN art works or works that deal with utopical visions, pessimistic expressions, fragility and destruction or other things that find place in a contemporary GARDEN OF EDEN. (...)

Program:

The program of changing exhibitions, lectures screenings includes:

Lectures about the Motivation and projects being realised by GALERIE UTOPIA / THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT by Tjorg Douglas Beer.
Exhibitions, screenings and concerts by paris-based curators, artists, DJs and publishers such as Martha Kirszenbaum, Clément Dirié, Samuel Boutruche, Olga Rozenblum and others. Clément Dirié and his Paris-based Magazine CODE 2.0 i.e. will create several live-editing sessions producing a special edition of CODE Magazine during the duration of the exhibition. THE BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE will show THE GREEK PAVILLON curated by one of the most interesting greek curators Marina Fokidis.

List of participants:

Evgeny Antufiev, Davide Balula, Ronja Beer, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Matthias Bitzer, John Bock, Samuel Boutruche / Kolkoz, Björn Dahlem, Erró, Cecile B. Evans, Lionel Estève, Rainer Ganahl, Andreas Golder, Dionisis Kavallieratos, John Kørner, Terence Koh, Alicja Kwade, April Lamm, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Jankowski, Constantin Luser, Isa Melsheimer, Olaf Metzel, Benjamin Moreau, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Richter, Henning Rogge, Tom Sachs, Thomas Scheibitz, Thomas Schütte, Andreas Slominski, Franz Stauffenberg, Alexandros Tzannis, Costa Vece, Jannis Varelas, Stas Volyazlovsky, Erwin Wurm

Martha Kirszenbaum, Francesca Gavin, Marina Fokidis, Nadia Agiropoulou, Alexandre Daletchine, Lionel Esteve / Alexandros Tzannis, Olga Rozenblum
Clément Dirié CODE 2.0 Paris, OMMU DISTRIBUTION Athens, 032C Berlin, SOUTH MAgazine, NewSchool.Athens, THE GREEK PAVILLON / BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE

About GALERIE UTOPIA

GALERIE UTOPIA is a module fed by a group of artists, curators and others concerned with notions of access, involvement and intervention.
GALERIE UTOPIA promotes contributions that critically and sensually confront existential phenomena.

(Initiated in April 2007 as GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL by the artistsTjorg Douglas Beer in the Government Quarter, i.e., the €œRegierungsviertel,” next to the Federal Press Center and the Parliament in Berlin.

GALERIE UTOPIA now operates from Berlin and Athens.

Since April 2007 GALERIE UTOPIA has realised different exhibitions in Europe and the US, i.e. GINNUNGAGAP/PAVILLION OF BELIEF, Venice, THE FOUR HORSEMEN/DIE RAND COOPERATION, Berlin, Torini, THE END WAS YESTERDAY, Berlin, Innsbruck, THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT, Berlin, Milan, Turin, Stockholm, NARCOTICA, Basel, ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS at No Soul For Sale / X-INITIATIVE, New York, DEFENDING OUR VALUES Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, THE GREEN VALLEY DISASTER at No Soul For Sale, TATE modern London, RESPONSOLIDARITY REMAP3 Athens.

In 2011 GALERIE UTOPIA has realised the 1st BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE called AYRAN & YOGA.
In 2010 GALERIE UTOPIA has realised the 1st BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE called AYRAN & YOGA.
About the THE GREEK PAVILLON - The 2nd BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE at OPEN MUSEUM / GALERIE DER GEGENWART / KUNSTHALLE HAMBURG. (...)

From September 6 until September 9 2012 GALERIE UTOPIA shows an exhibition and program at OPEN MUSEUM / GALERIE DER GEGENWART / KUNSTHALLE HAMBURG.
As part of the celebration of the 15th Birthday of the Contemporary Museum GALERIE DER GEGENWART GALERIE UTOPIA will show The 2nd BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE in a pavillon-like structure by OPEN MUSEUM.

THE GREEK PAVILLON - The 2nd BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE will be shown in Paris at THE PALAIS DE TOKYO during the exhibition THE GARDEN OF EDEN presented by TJORG DOUGLAS BEER and GALERIE UTOPIA.
September 27 2012 - November 19 2012

THE GREEK PAVILLON will be curated by the greek curators Nadja Agyropolous and Marina Fokidis.
In many larger cities there are project rooms existing alongside museums and art associations. These are independent art spaces established by artists or independent curators where the way art is handled is continually being reinvented and other forms and rituals of art presentation developed. (...)
MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI has invited the founders of project rooms from a number of different cities to present their program. In the second part of the event, the heads of museums and art associations will discuss formats of art presentation between the traditional and the experimental. This day’s topic will explore the potential of the medium of exhibition, as well as the institution of the future and the future of the institution.
“Portrait of a Generation” where over 100 artists who make up the art scene (...) will make portraits of each other to give image to a community of people. The works will be hung salon style on our gallery walls, and include painted, drawn and photographic portraits. (...)

Bijoux Altimirano, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Donald Baechler, Kevin Baker, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Marc Bell, Brian Belott, Hisham Bharoocha, Libby Black, Lizzi Bougatsos, Joe Bradley, Slater Bradley, Kadar Brock, Alison Blickle,Cass Bird, Tim Biskup, Stefan Bondell, Brengar, Ben Brock, Bruce High Quality, Eric Cahan, Rachel Chandler, Matthew Craven, Mark Cross, Cody Critcheloe, Donald Cummings, Brian Degraw, Lance De Los Reyes, Jack Donoghue, Jim Drain, Cheryl Dunn, Jesse Edwards, Scott Ewalt, Yamataka Eye, Naomi Fisher, Joey Frank, Fab Five Freddy, Jonah Freedman, Erik Foss, Ry Fyan, Micah Ganske, Francesca Gavin, Seana Gavin, Jesse Geller, Billy Grant, Kathy Grayson, Tim Hull, Leo Fitzpatrick, Evan Gruzis, Joe Grillo, Jeanette Hayes, John Holland, Scott Hug, Gordon Hull, Parker Ito, Jo Jackson, Todd James, JIM JOE, Chris Johanson, Ben Jones, Matt Jones, Kris Kahler, Body By Body,KATSU, Brian Kenney, Sandy Kim, Terence Koh, Jeremy Kost, Andrew Kuo, Bruce Labruce, Jeff Ladouceur, Wes Lang, Josh Lazcano, Robert Lazzarini, Kristy Leibowitz, Matt Leines, Isaac Lin, Justin Lowe, Ashley Macomber, Ari Marcoplolous, Maripol, Kunle Martins, Eddie Martinez, Taylor McKimens, McDermott & McGough, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinley, Keegan McHargue, Brain McPeck, Miz Metro, Slava Mogutin, Jane Moseley, Sam Moyer, Mike Namer, N Dash, Sharon Needles, Tim Noble, Glenn O’Brien, Susy Oliveira, Anders Oinonen, Yoko Ono, Clayton Patterson, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Kembra Pfahler, Pierson, Steve Powers, Bill Powers, Alex Prager, Vanessa Prager, Scott Reeder, Renee Ricard, Angeline Rivas, Colette Robbins, Maria Robledo, Clare Rojas, Christian Rosa, Theo Rosenblum, Aaron Rose, Holton Rower, Cynthia Rowley, Joe Rushe, JD Samson, Andre Saravia, Lele Savieri, Kenny Scharf, Adam Schleimer, Aurel Schmidt, Lola Schnabel, Karley Sciortino, Allison Schulnik, Chelsea Seltzer, Shoplifter, Alexey Sizov, Andrea Sonnenberg, Casey Spooner, Caroline Snow, Dash Snow, Matt Stone, Matthew Stone, Malcolm Stuart, Bec Stupac, Peter Sutherland, Spencer Sweeney, Levi Tate, ThreeAsFour, Enno Tianen, Adam Tullie, Jorge Ulrich, Jiannis Varelas, Jeff Vespa, Jaimie Warren, Sue Webster, Grant Worth, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, IO Tillet Wright, Eric Yahnker, Dustin Yellin, Olivier Zahm
The German artist Tjorg Douglas Beer (b. 1973) is one of the most striking talents of his generation, and his artistic expression ranges wide. Installation projects, sculptures and especially work with painting in an expanded field are explored and are now being unleashed in the artist’s first solo exhibition, Snow in the Jungle, at the Martin Asbæk Gallery. (...)
The works are a personal sampling of impressions from everyday life with inspiration from popular culture, social and political aspects and many everyday impressions from Berlin and Hamburg, where the artist is active.
Tjorg Douglas Beer’s works are unpredictable, spontaneous, profoundly original and unique in expression. The idiom is colourful and raw, with both figurative and abstract elements.
Snow in the Jungle is the title of the new series of paintings that shows a number of utopian landscapes with misplaced persons either warming themselves at a fire or going exploring in the jungle. Painted ceramic sculptures scattered over the exhibition space are hardly distinguishable from child mannequins, but have a thoughtful, adult expression. The figures are painted and glazed and combined with contemporary materials like clothes, plastic bags. Some of the sculptures look like fascist children with mutated dogs, homeless people in military clothing, beggars or a fortune-teller on an oil drum.
Throughout the works, from sculptures to collages, the artist reflects on the political realities and social inequalities facing society. Despite the serious subjects the works have an ironically playful character.
The installations, such as Hirnwaschanlage – Brainwashing Plant from the exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, Central Services from the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Bremen, Narkose#2 from Stadsgalerij in Heerlen and Future Islands from the Institut für Moderne Kunst in Nürnberg, deal with themes like the collective numbness of society, religious conviction, the political apparatus and the hopelessness of modern society.

A new publication UTOPIA ( StrzeleckiBooks 2012, Tjorg Douglas Beer „UTOPIA“ Text by Max Henry ) will be presented at the gallery.
Dimitrios Antonitsis, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, b., Tjorg Douglas Beer, Apostolos Georgiou, Konstantin Kakanias, Elias Kafouros, Paris Koutsikos, Lucas Lenglet, Dafni Barbageorgopoulou, Margarita Myrogianni, Socratis Socratous, Sofia Touboura, Gabriel Vormstein, Tao Xue (...)

The Breeder presents the group exhibition “The Newspaper Show” with works by young international artists whose central core is the newspaper. Contrary to the digital revolution and the economic recession that threatens the printed media with extinction, the artists with their own extraordinary ways assist for the perpetuation of the medium.

Appropriations of printed matter, most commonly newspapers first appeared in the Synthetic Cubism of Picasso, Braque and Juan Gris, in 1912. A century ago it was a radical concept: ephemera intended for disposal incorporated into fine artwork that was expected to have timeless value. Fifty years later Pop and Arte Povera artists took up the enterprise, with different objectives but undiminished impact. And although the conceptual premises behind the use of found printed matter may have changed over the decades, its appeal to artists perseveres.

The artists that participate in the show use the newspaper either as a raw material or as a conceptual canvas for the work that they present.

Socrates Socratous coats the gallery walls with pages of Cypriot newspaper “New Times” from 1960-1974 that he collected from a military outpost in the green line of Nicosia. The Junta and the coup in Cyprus, Vietnam war, the man on the moon, Middle East and Cuba make headlines along with other news that aren’t far from today’s reality. The installation “Page Range” also includes an artistic intervention on the wide distribution Cypriot newspaper “Fileleytheros” (“The Liberal”) which on the day of the opening transforms its front page into an artwork co-signed by the artist and the publisher of the newspaper Nikos Pattichis. Copies of the newspaper will be available at the exhibition but will also circulate as usual at their regular retail outposts. Part of the same work is the current issue of the Athenian free press Lifo which has a work by Socratous at its back cover and will be exhibited-distributed at the gallery from Lifo’s well recognized metal stand. Lucas Lenglet shows us “what the Greeks don’t know” with his collage from press clippings from the Dutch press on the Greek financial crisis. Dimitrios Antonitsis presents his series “Keep Calm and Carry On” which are reproductions from actual photo-romances from the 70s that present a bankrupt Greece managed by Bavarians, a concept that comes back with the IMF today. Elias Kafouros examines the newspaper as a symbol whose components are time and recording through language and image. He is interested in the psychological dimensions of its function, the familiarity of its aesthetics and also the fact that it is an actual archetypical plan of the psychological perception of our relation with time and place in the Western World. Chinese artist Tao Xue takes newspaper and twists it into rope from which he makes sculptures. Thus the print medium is converted into durable construction material. In many ways Tao Xue’s practice reflects the experience of life in today’s China, caught in a struggle between tradition and progress with its contractions, dichotomies, and dizzying social changes. The recurrent element in Gabriel Vormstein’s work is the use of newspaper as the artist’s chosen canvas along with classical female figures, which he draws after Egon Schiele’s models. Paris Koutsikos and b. transfer their personal imaginary worlds from the streets of Athens where we first encountered them onto newspapers. Konstantin Kakanias paints his reknown heroine Mrs Tependris on printed advertisements offering her the lead role that she so much deserves. Dafni Barbageorgopoulou picks a fabric with a newspaper print on which she imprints the traces of a motif of her own. Alexandros Vasmoulakis presents a series of portraits collaged from small colorful pieces of newspapers. Apostolos Georgiou depicts on his acrylic on canvas painting the newspaper as an ally in desperation, since the protagonist has covered his face with it. Sofia Touboura combines in her sculptures newspaper with neon plexiglass and synthetic resin with unexpected results. Margarita Myrogianni presents a photographic diptych of a still life with newspaper used as an object while at Tjorg Douglas Beer’s collages a puppet is surrounded by images of celebrities, actors, pop stars, dictators and war criminals that he has cut out of newspapers.
StrzeleckiBooks is pleased to announce it’s first publication of Tjorg Douglas Beer.
UTOPIA will be presented at Cologne Contemporaries 2012.
On the occasion of the book presentation Tjorg Douglas Beer presents sculptures and collages from the book. (...)

UTOPIA is a sequence of collages paintings and sculptures from the mental round cinema of Tjorg Douglas Beer.
The publication is accompaigned by a text by Max Henry, a poet maudit and mercenary curator. He writes for Flashart The Art Newspaper, Art Agenda. He has written catalogue texts for Kunsthalle Nuernberg, Kunsthalle Vienna and Saatchi Gallery.
Tjorg Douglas Beer is born in 1973 in Lübeck and raised in Hamburg.
He studied in Hamburg at Hochschule für Bildende Künste.
Since then his work has been shown internatianally at museums and galleries i.e. Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Kunsthalle Wien, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo.
Solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.
Besides his own work Beer has been the initiator of projects like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR and AYRAN & YOGA - The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010.
ISBN: 978-3-942680-20-2, 15 EURO
Tjorg Douglas Beer, artist / initiator GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN
Tjorg Douglas Beer introduces examples of his own work and initiatives like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR or AYRAN & YOGA - The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010. (...)

Tjorg Douglas Beer is artist and lives in Athens and Berlin. He studied at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Since five years he has been around in the international artworld. Exhibitions in Japan, Europe and the US, aswell as parttaking in several artfairs have influenced his life as a young artist. Besides his own artistic activity in which he deals with subjects like society, political or media perception that he turns into installative settings he has been recognized as initiator of projects like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR or AYRAN & YOGA - The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010.

At the Academy of Fine Arts Kiel Beer shows a review of projects and experiences of the last years.

A combination of a lecture being held at Schaulager Basel about self-organised work and examples of developing exhibitions. The presentation gives an inside view in the relation of self-organised work structures and the experiences of a young artist in a humorous way.

Pictures and videos of projects at X-Initiative New York, Kunstraum Innsbruck, TATE Modern, GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN are being shown.
In den neuen Räumen der Galerie Karlheinz Meyer zeigt Tjorg Douglas Beer neue Arbeiten.
DICTATORSHIP OF DILLETANTS (Diktatur der Dilettanten) zeigt eine Installation aus Keramiken, Malerei und Kollagen. (...)

Die Keramiken, sind Abformungen von kränklich-blassen Antlitzen von fast erwachsen aussehenden Kinder-Schaufensterpuppen, die er bemalt und glasiert und kombiniert mit zeitgenössischen Materialien. Sie sind desperate Hoffnungsträger eines verlorengegangenen Kampfes; Repräsentanten einer stagnierten Jugendbewegung und utopischen Denkweise; faschistoid-ärmliche Kinderfiguren mit mutierten Hundskreaturen, militante Heimatlose, Bettelnde, Wahrsagende auf Ölfässern und Beschwörer von Kübeln idealisierter Pflanzungen.

Tjorg Douglas Beer generiert in seinen Arbeiten Situationen und Szenarien in denen er soziale, politische und sonstige aus dem Leben gegriffene Einflüsse in überzeichneter Form in neue Zusammenhänge übersetzt. In raumgreifenden Installationen, Skulpturen, Malereien und Kollagen werden die menschliche Evolution, politische Realitäten und soziale Missstände reflektiert und auf spielerisch ironisierende Weise zu Pamphleten der Hilflosigkeit.
In Installationen wie HIRNWASCHANLAGE-BRAINWASHING PLANT(Mitchell-Innes&Nash, New York), CENTRAL SERVICES(Museum für moderne Kunst Bremen), NARKOSE#02(Stadsgalerij Heerlen), FUTURE ISLANDS (Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg) werden Themen wie kollektive Taubheitszustände von Gesellschaften, religiöse Verwirrtheitzustände und deren politische Mechanisierung sowie Hoffnungslosigkeit gegenwärtiger Gesellschaftszustände thematisiert. Die oft grossflächigen Kollagen aus Plastikfolien und Klebebändern bilden hierbei den Hintergrund seiner Malereien. Sie entspringen einer objektartigen Auffassung des Bildträgers als Banner, Transparent oder Pamphlet. Diese Art der Malerei zeigt sich in grosformatigen Kollagen aus zum Beispiel Palästinensertüchern und Stoffen. Das Bild ist hierbei oft Kommunikationsmittel seine Interessenfelder zu transportieren.

In den Kollagen und Malereien wird das Individuum als sich auflösende Form teil einer desperaten Zukunftsvision die Utopien nur noch als leere Behauptungen ansieht und mit Hilfe der kombinierten Maleri-Kollage-Technik die gezeigten Figuren zur Auflösung bringt (Dictatorship of Dilettants (PRINCESS UTOPIA) (2011)). Darüberhinaus werden Slogans und Headlines als Titel in die Arbeiten eigebaut deren Inhalt wie Hülsen leerer Pamphlete erscheinen Dictatorship of Dilettants (GRÖSSENWAHN UND UNVERMÖGEN) (2011), GENERAL THREAT (2011).

Tjorg Douglas Beer ist 1973 in Lübeck geboren und aufgewachsen in Hamburg.
Studiert hat er in Hamburg an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste.
Seitdem ist seine Arbeit international in Museen und Galerien gezeigt worden unter anderem im Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Kunsthalle Wien, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo.
Einzelausstellungen u.a. im Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.
Neben seiner eigenen künstlerischen Arbeit ist er in den letzten Jahren immer wieder als Initiator von Projekten wie GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR und AYRAN & YOGA - The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010 in Erscheinung getreten.
Aids 3D, Judith Albrecht, Andy Hope1930, artsyfartsyrecords, Rossina Baltatzi, Ronja Beer, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Tobias Bernstrup, Marc Bijl, John Bock, Monica Bonvicini, Madelaine Boschan, Jean-Baptiste Bouvet, Daniele Buetti, Chicks on Speed, Stefano Cagol, James Capper, Mathieu Cherkit, (...)
Vangelis Choursoglou , Ramesch Daha, Björn Dahlem, DaDaDa Academy, Carola Dertnig, Stephan Dillemuth / Nils Norman, Antonis Donef, Erró, Giannis Ganas, Anna-Catharina Gebbers / Christoph Schlingensief, Marianne Eigenher, Christian Eisenberger, Cecile B. Evans, Giorgos Fameliaris, FLATZ, Harun Farocki, Thomas Feuerstein, Kasia Fudakowski, Rainer Ganahl, Vasso Gavaisse, Gelitin, Sara Glaxia, Andreas Golder, Martin Gostner, Thomas Helbig, Alex Heim, Christoph Hinterhuber, Thomas Hirschhorn, Myriam Holme, Andreas Holzknecht, Christian Jankowski, Lisa Junghanß, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Apostolos Karastergiou, Maria Kaxramanoglou, Christoph Keller, John Kørner, Christos Kondos, Terence Koh, David Kröll, Elke Krystufek, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, April Elisabeth Lamm, Annika Larsson, Sifis Lykakis, Marko Lulic, Sara Lunden, Kallina Maiopoulou, Roland Maurmair, Albert Mayer, Isa Melsheimer, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Jonathan Meese, Laurent Montaron, Anne Neukamp, Mario Neugebauer, Yoko Ono, Daniel Otero-Torres, Leonidas Papadopoulos, Panos Papadopoulos, Raymond Pettibon, Dan Perjovschi, Emilie Pitoiset, Daniel Pflumm, Antoine Renard, Daniel Richter, Henning Rogge, Judith Rohrmoser, Chris Rosa, Martha Rosler, Alex Ruthner, Susana Saez, Vanessa Safavi, Nino Sakandelidze, Deborah Schamoni, Thomas Scheibitz, Hank Schmidt in der Beek, Markus Selg, Jeremy Shaw, Katharina Sieverding, Orson Sieverding, Pola Sieverding, Alexandre Singh, Timur Si-Qin, Andreas Slominski, Franz Stauffenberg, Reneé Stieger, The Krautcho Club* invited by AC Gebbers, lilli Thiessen, Alexandros Tzannis, Ulla von Brandenburg, Atelier van Lieshout, Jannis Varelas, Costa Vece, Jorinde Voigt, Hans Weigand, Franz West, Ulrich Wulff, Erwin Wurm, Shingo Yoshid, 2champonvinyl

The exhibition RESPONSOLIDARITY will be permanently installed in GALERIE UTOPIA`s FORGOTTEN BAR.

A weekly changing program of more exhibitions, performances, lectures will be shown at GALERIE UTOPIA’s kittchen. (Full program see GALERIEUTOPIA.COM, REMAPKM.COM)

GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN was founded 2007 in the Regierungsviertel Berlin, by Maike Cruse and Tjorg Douglas Beer. GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL is a module fed by a group of artists, curators and others to keep control of art being a field of existential exchange.

Since April 2007 GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL has realised several exhibitions around Europe and the US for example GINNUNGAGAP/PAVILLION OF BELIEF, Venice, THE FOUR HORSEMEN/DIE RAND COOPERATION, Berlin, Turin, THE END WAS YESTERDAY, Berlin, Innsbruck and THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT, Berlin, Milan, Turin, Stockholm, NARCOTICA, Basel, ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS at No Soul For Sale / X-INITIATIVE, New York, DEFENDING OUR VALUES Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, No Soul For Sale at TATE modern London.

In 2011 GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL has realised AYRAN & YOGA -The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010.

GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL is a mobile exhibition format.
THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT is a local institution bringing together the artists sharing their work in a music business everynight gig-like way.
BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE has happened in 2010 first.

Since June 2011 GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN operates the name GALERIE UTOPIA.
Fr. 24.06.2011 | 7 pm | Bar opening | 8 pm | Opening of the exhibition „Put The SPK In Amanda Lear`s Poket“. Franz Stauffenberg invites: Saâdane Afif, Julieta Aranda, Braco Dimitrijevic, Arfus Greenwood, Eva Grubinger, Beat Huber, Annika Larsson, April Lamm, Paul Smith, Franz Stauffenberg, Erik Steinbrecher (...)
Fr. 24.06.2011 | 7 pm | 9:30 pm | Performance „SPACE ECHO 2011", selected by Pola Sieverding and Orson Sieverding

Sa. 25.06.2011 | 7 pm | Bar opening | 8 pm | Opening of the exhibition „Artachment presents: The Travelling Artist“. Sarah Bernauer invites: George Audet, Sarah Bernauer, Dominico Billari, Andy Boot, Raphael Bottazzini, Martin Chramosta, Pawel Ferus, Clare Kenny, Viktor Korol, Alfred Lenz, Barbara Müller, Garrett Nelson, Jan van Oordt, Mirjam Spoolder, SZAF | 9:30 pm | Performance „Domenico Billari & SZAF“, with Miklos Mecs and Judith Fischer Su.

Sun. 26.06.2011 | 7 pm | Bar opening | 8 pm | Opening of the exhibition „A Skeleton in the Closet“. Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel invites: Aids 3D, Jean-Baptiste Bouvet, James Capper, Mathieu Cherkit, Cecile B. Evans, Kasia Fudakowski, David Kröll, Anne Neukamp, Daniel Otero-Torres, Emilie Pitoiset, Antoine Renard, Vanessa Safavi, Jeremy Shaw, Alexandre Singh, Timur Si-Qin, Shingo Yoshida | 9:30 pm | Talk

Mo. 27.06.2011 | 7 pm | Bar opening | 8 pm | Opening of the exhibition „untitled“. Tjorg Douglas Beer invites: Klaus Auderer, Holger Becker, Ronja Beer, Marianne Eigenheer, Robert Gfader, Klaus Haas, Thomas Helbig, Vaggelis Horshouglou, Ben Hübsch, Caspar Hüter, Urban Hüter, Henning Kannemann, Daniel Kiss, Chris Koch, John Körner, Isa Melsheimer, Norbert Nolte, Henning Rogge, Marco Peter Schäfer, Sebastian Tröger, Alexandros Tzannis, Jannis Varelas, Christian Wener | 9:30 pm | Performance

Tue. 28.06.2011 | 7 pm | Bar opening | 8 pm | Opening of the exhibition „Denkmalpflege“. Anna-Catharina Gebbers invites: Olivia Berckemeyer, Sascha Hahn, Jennis Li Cheng Tien, Alex Martinis Roe, Irina Novarese, Yorgos Sapountzis, Madeline Stillwell | 9:30 pm | Talk between curator and writer Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Susana Sáez and the initiator of the project Tjorg Douglas Beer.

Wed. 29.06.2011| 7 pm | Bar opening | 8 pm | Opening of the exhibition: „grrr“ & "hmmm" . Stefan Bidner invites: Ramesch Daha, Christian Eisenberger, Sara Glaxia, Roland Maurmair, Albert Mayer, Judith Rohrmoser, Chris Rosa, Alex Ruthner, Reneé Stieger, Lilli Thiessen | 9.30 pm | | Performance: "jonnyhawaii - in the office" & 200 years bumsen&pennevienna-happeningset.

Thu. 30.06.2011 | 7 pm | Bar opening | 8 pm | Opening of the exhibition: "With The Titanic to The Moon“. Marianne Eigenheer invites: Tjorg Douglas Beer, Nicky Deeley, Marianne Eigenheer, Bea Emsbach, Rebecca Griffiths, Alan Johnston, Udo Koch, Yasimin Kunz, Patrick Fabian Panetta, Sven Sachsalber, Edwin Schäfer, Ruth Scheel, Young Wha Song, Richard Wentworth, Oliver Wetterauer | 9:30 pm | Performance „Digital Picnic“ by Daniela Wolfer
Judith Albrecht, Ronja Beer, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Tobias Bernstrup, Marc Bijl, John Bock, Madelaine Boschan, Björn Dahlem, Erró, Anna-Catharina Gebbers / Christoph Schlingensief, Marianne Eigenheer, Harun Farocki, Rainer Ganahl, Andreas Golder, Thomas Helbig, Christian Jankowski, (...)
Lisa Junghanß, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Christoph Keller, John Kørner, Terence Koh, April Elisabeth Lamm, Annika Larsson, Sara Lunden, Isa Melsheimer, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Pflumm, Martha Rosler, Thomas Scheibitz, Markus Selg, Katharina Sieverding, Orson Sieverding, Pola Sieverding, Andreas Slominski, Franz Stauffenberg, The Krautcho Club invited by AC Gebbers, Alexandros Tzannis, Jannis Varelas, Costa Vece

THE FORGOTTEN YEARS is part of a series of exhibitions featuring GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN`s inventory of forgotten artworks.
These works have been left by the artists, being donated by the artists or just been forgotten after one of the hundreds of exhibitions that have been realised by GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL since 2007.

At Hamburger Bahnhof GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN shows a monumental wall installation of 40 different artworks from the artists above positioned around the central piece, the publication called THE FORGOTTEN YEARS 2007-2011.
GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN was founded 2007 IN THE REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN BY MAIKE CRUSE AND TJORG DOUGLAS BEER.

Since April 2007 GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL has realised several exhibitions around Europe and the US for example GINNUNGAGAP/PAVILLION OF BELIEF, Venice, THE FOUR HORSEMEN/DIE RAND COOPERATION, Berlin, Turin, THE END WAS YESTERDAY, Berlin, Innsbruck and THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT, Berlin, Milan, Turin, Stockholm, NARCOTICA, Basel, ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS at No Soul For Sale / X-INITIATIVE, New York, DEFENDING OUR VALUES Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, No Soul For Sale at TATE modern London.

In 2011 GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL has realised AYRAN & YOGA -The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010.

GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL is a mobile exhibition format.
THE FORGOTTEN BAR is a local institution bringing together the artists sharing their work in a musicbusiness everynight gig-like way.
BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE has happened in 2010 first.
Tjorg Douglas Beer, artist / initiator GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN
Tjorg Douglas Beer introduces examples of his own work and initiatives like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR or AYRAN & YOGA - The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010. (...)

Tjorg Douglas Beer is artist and lives in Athens and Berlin. He studied at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Since five years he has been around in the international artworld. Exhibitions in Japan, Europe and the US, aswell as parttaking in several artfairs have influenced his life as a young artist. Besides his own artistic activity in which he deals with subjects like society, political or media perception that he turns into installative settings he has been recognized as initiator of projects like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR or AYRAN & YOGA - The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010.

At the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster Beer shows a review of projects and experiences of the last years.
A combination of a lecture being held at Schaulager Basel about self-organised work and examples of developing exhibitions. The presentation gives an inside view in the relation of self-organised work structures and the experiences of a young artist in a humorous way.

Pictures and videos of projects at X-Initiative New York, Kunstraum Innsbruck, TATE Modern, GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN are being shown.
In den Räumen des Instituts für moderne Kunst Nürnberg zeigt Beer neue Arbeiten.
Auf dem angebauten Balkon gibt es eine Aussenskulptur, in den Innenräumen eine Installation aus Keramiken, Malerei und Kollagen zu sehen. (...)

In den installativen Arbeiten mischt Beer Keramiken, die Abformungen von kränklich-blassen Antlitzen von fast erwachsen aussehenden Kinder-Schaufensterpuppen sind, die er bemalt und kombiniert mit zeitgenössischen Materialien wie Kleidung und Waffen, zum Beispiel Bomber-Pilotenjacken, Fahnen oder Maschinengewehren.

FUTURE ISLANDS liefert den Assoziationsrahmen in dem Beer ein Szenario entwickelt zwischen Schiffbrüchigen auf einer Insel, Piratenangriff und Traumsequenz.
Vereinzelt und in Gruppen, desperate Hoffnungsträger eines verlorengegangenen Kampfes. Sie sind Repräsentanten einer stagnierten Jugendbewegung und utopischen Denkweise.

Eine panoramaartige Wandmalerei vereint Malereien und Kollagen unterschiedlicher Formate und Techniken.
Beers Installationen, Skulpturen, Kollagen und Malereien liegt immer eine Ausgangssituation zu Grunde.

Er generiert unterschiedliche Szenarien und nähert sich Themen an ohne diese zu moralisieren und assoziiert sich durch Themen wie Krieg, Politik, Armut, Soziale Probleme.
Eine überzeichnete Darstellung stellt eine Distanz her zwischen Betrachter und Objekt.
So werden Krieg, Verletzlichkeit, Armut nicht zu Schockerlebnissen sondern meandern in einer oft grotesk erscheinenden Mischung aus Cartoon, Graffiti und Mise en Scène durch den White Cube.
In Produzentengalerie Hamburg’s new Berlin location (ph-projects), Beer shows new work.
On the balcony of the yard building, an outside sculpture; inside, an installation made from ceramics, paintings and collages. (...)

In his installations Beer mixes ceramics cast from sick/pale looking children, shop window puppets that he paints and combines with contemporary materials like clothes and weapons, e.g. pilot jackets, flags or machine guns. They are representatives of a stagnated youth movement and utopical way of thinking. Additionally, Beer shows large sized new works on fabric—combinations of painting and collage.

Tjorg Douglas Beer was born 1973 in Lübeck and raised in Hamburg. He studied in Hamburg at Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Since then his work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries e.g. at Kunstverein Hamburg, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen, Kunsthalle Wien, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Tate Modern, London, X-Initiative, New York, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo. Beer has had solo exhibitions e.g. at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Besides his own artistic work he has appeared initiator of projects like GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN, THE FORGOTTEN BAR und AYRAN & YOGA – The 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale 2010.

His installations, sculptures, collages and paintings always refer to a specific situation. He generates different scenes and approaches topics without moralising them and associates himself along topics such as war, politics, poverty, social problems.

By exaggerating, Beer creates a distance between the viewer and the object. This war, fragility, poverty do not appear as shocks—they meander in an often grotesque mix of cartoon, graffiti, and mise en scène through the white cube.
AYRAN & YOGA – 1st Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale for Contemporary Art opens June 10 2010.
AYRAN & YOGA / Crosswalks
A walkaround Berlin Kreuzberg featuring circa 40 different works by participating artists, positioned at mapped-out locations in the landscape of Berlin Kreuzberg. (...)

Terence Koh Deer Diary / Eoin Donnelly Golden Morning Plague / John Kørner Alles zusammen inklusive 100 Probleme / Sara Lunden Vielen Dank / Dionisis Kavallieratos Double Nazi / Tjorg Douglas Beer Three Monkees / Olaf Metzel Turbokapitalismus / Julieta Aranda / Malte Urbschat The Sheriff-Project / Ingo Gerken For The Free / Christoph Schlingensief Anna-Catharina Gebbers 10 Animal Films / Raul Walch Corner Bar / Raul Walch First and Only Kreuzberg Hinterhof Fountain / Christian Jankowski Die Jagd / The Hunt / Julia Abstädt Ulrich Wulff Sculpturegarden Jenseits / Julia Abstädt Ulrich Wulff Wishing Well / April Lamm This Is a Single Sock / Franz Stauffenberg In God We Trust III / Thomas Helbig STUPOR / Cecile B. Evans Believe We’ve Never Met Before / Trevor Lloyd Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay / Dominik Halmer Man of Sorrows / Lado Darakvhelidze Museum TV Station / Stephan Moersch The Jungle Mosque / Calais France / Trine Borg-Kristensen BEYOND THE PALE / James Krone WAIST VERSUS / Madeleine Boschan Daniel Kannenberg Un Chien Adalbert / Daniel Knorr 1 Year Warranty | 1 Jahr Garantie / Marc Bijl Silver `n Gold / Arno Auer Hauser / John Kleckner Never Take Advantage Of Anyone / Isa Melzmeimer Zwischengebirge / Pola Sieverding I Like Revolutions / Gregor Hildebrandt Es schlaeft ein Lied in all den Dingen / Marcus Weber A&O Strassen / Elisa Vournasu INSTRUCTIONS / Klaus Mettig Tien an men 1978 / Thomas Julier Emanuel Rossetti Tbilisi Pattern I / Arfus Greenwood the dog is a wolf and that bitch is dope / Rainer Ganahl I hate Karl Marx / Kimberly Clark Sherry Arnett / Tobias Madison LASERBLUE / Black & White Photography / California Citrus Summer / Antoine Renard The Jewel

AYRAN & YOGA / Studio Nights

Program of lectures, screenings, dinners, presentations and events at artists’ studios and other locations in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Marc Le Blanc James Krone Bachus Apotheke / Nevin Aladag Hochparterre / Raised Ground Floor / Martin Kwade Dinner in the Backyard / Ulrike Gerhard, Paul Sochacki Integrational Aesthetics / Cecila Szalkowicz, Gastón Pérsico, Hella Gerlach, Roman Schramm REUNIÓN – Interior al aire libre / Elshopo collective WHO EATS WHO? Silva Agostini, Mariechen Danz, Alicja Kwade Screening Conversation Dinner / Malte Urbschat The Sheriff-Project and other non-lethal weapons / Thomas Winkler / Ulrich Wulff / Raul Walch / Dj Ute: Micky Maus Club / Solveij Ovesen, IEPE & Helmut Kuhn Painting Reality and Chess-Boxing / Christopher Kline Snakebraid / Dionisis Kavallieratos Sifis Lykakis Three Movies / Tobias Bernstrup Neon Love / THE-NEW-WORLD.TV / Salam Berlin by Judith Albrecht / Tjorg Douglas Beer What was first? The egg or the hen? AND OTHER CONSPIRICIES Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel Julien Quentin Piano Piano Bar Night / Berliner Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes – Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten e. V Jugend im Widerstand

AYRAN & YOGA / Fresco Mondo
A collective work on THE FORGOTTEN BAR’s ceiling featuring more than 180 artists.

Dates:
Thursday June 10 2010
PROFESSIONAL PREVIEW 9 am till 6 pm
Various locations
OFFICIAL OPENING RECEPTION 9 pm till midnight (rsvp by June 9 to info@BERLIN-KREUZBERG-BIENNALE.ORG)
Location: Admiralstrasse 17a 2nd Yard 10999 Berlin

Friday June 11 2010
EXHIBITION OPEN 11 am till 6 pm
Various locations
FRESCO MONDO COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS 9 pm till 11 pm
Location; THE FORGOTTEN BAR BOPPSTRASSE 5 10967 BERLIN

Saturday June 12 2010
EXHIBITION OPEN 11 am till 6 pm
Location; THE FORGOTTEN BAR BOPPSTRASSE 5 10967 BERLIN

For Dates / Program / Locations / Map / Artists list visit www.BERLIN-KREUZBERG-BIENNALE.ORG

The Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale for Contemporary Art is initiated by GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN.
Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project is a module fed by a group of artists, curators and others concerned with notions of access, involvement and intervention.
Galerie im Regierungsviertel promotes contributions that critically and sensually confront existential phenomena.
(Established in April 2007 in Berlin by Maike Cruse and Tjorg Douglas Beer in the Government Quarter, i.e., the “Regierungsviertel,” next to the Federal Press Conference Center).
To celebrate Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary, the gallery will host No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents. The festival will bring together over 70 of the world’s most exciting independent art spaces, non-profit organizations and artists’ collectives, from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, to take over the iconic Turbine Hall with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music and film on 14-16 May 2010. (...)

Ranging from monumental structures to witty interventions, epic performances to interactive installations, participants will exhibit alongside each other without partitions or walls, creating a pop-up village of global art for visitors to explore. All participants will host a live event of their choice on the dedicated performance space on the Turbine Hall bridge, ranging from talks and screenings to performances.

2nd Cannons Publications | 98weeks | Alternative Space LOOP | Arrow Factory | Arthub Asia | Artis | Artists Space | Artspeak | Auto Italia South East | Ballroom Marfa | Barbur | Black Dogs | Capacete Entertainment | Casa Tres Patios | Cinematheque de Tanger | cneai= | Collective Parasol | Dispatch | e-flux journal, Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel-220 jours | Embassy gallery | Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado | FLUXspace | FormContent | Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project | Green Papaya Art Projects | Hell Gallery | Hermes und der Pfau | i-cabin | Intoart | K48 | Kling & Bang | Latitudes | L’appartement 22 | Le commissariat | Le Dictateur | Light Industry | Lucie Fontaine | Lugar a dudas | Mousse | New Jerseyy | Next Visit | no.w.here | Not An Alternative | Or Gallery | Oregon Painting Society | Para/Site Art Space | Peep-Hole | PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space | Post-Museum | PSL [Project Space Leeds] | Rhizome | Sala-Manca + Mamuta | Sàn Art | Scrawl Collective | studio1.1 | Swiss Institute | The Mountain School of Arts | The Museum of Everything | The Royal Standard | The Suburban | The Western Front Society | Thisisnotashop | Torpedo | tranzit.cz | Viafarini DOCVA | Vox Populi | Western Bridge | White Columns | Y3K
Though wilfully renouncing any form of conceptual self-assertion and formal stringency of artistic means, certain topics may be made out regularly in Tjorg Douglas Beer’s work (b.1973, lives in Berlin). For instance, his imagery circles around global questions of war, politics, as well as social and power structures. (...)
He generates various scenarios out of elements that bear reference, among other things, to the absurdities of the world of the media. And he approaches these topics without becoming moralistic.
For GALERIE DER STADT BACKNANG the artist now has developed two installations. The main room presents DIAMONDS & BONES, a scenario combining the illustrious company from the war room in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, the sad remains of an orgy held in an executive assembly room, and the laboratory of a diamond factory. A crossbone-cum-boardroom-cumlast-supper table holds the fragments of a failed society. A frozen mise-en-scene of life-size paper figures surrounded by the ruins of one of the last great orgies of a dying elite.
Beside the installation, the exhibition presents sculptures and new portraits. The templates for the latter were colour photocopies, etchings and heliogravures. They depict the sickly pale faces of mannequins that have have been pasted over and painted. Mutated subjects of an inexplicable experiment. The applications cut out of carton, meanwhile, provide us with fragmentary headlines or slogans.

The second installation is formed by THE-NEW-WORLD.TV. Housed in a room in the basement of the building, it is a sort of television studio from which the TV station THE-NEWWORLD.TV, initiated by Beer, broadcasts its programme via online streaming. The TV station is both installation and broadcasting instrument. THE-NEW-WORLD.TV has been on air since 1st January 2010 with a test card from Studio I at the basement vault of THE FORGOTTEN BAR in Berlin Kreuzberg. Now the first actual programme is produced and broadcast in Innsbruck.

In addition to his own artistic work, Beer is one of the iniators of Galerie im Regierungsviertel, THE FORGOTTEN BAR, and The-New-World.TV.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist book published in cooperation with Kunstraum Innsbruck.

PROJECT ROOM:
In the Project Room, simultaneously, Beer will present a group exhibition, a mixture of Korova Milk Bar and Merzbau. LIGHTBOX/THE MODULE brings together works by twenty-one artists inside a glass cabinet that was installed for the first exhibition at the Berlin Regierungsviertel (Government District) on a building plot between the Federal Press Conference and the offices of the German Bundestag. Now LIGHTBOX/THE MODULE travels to various exhibition sites. The first locations, beside the Government District, were THE FORGOTTEN BAR in Berlin and the Centro Cultural Andratx in Majorca.

GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL / THE FORGOTTEN BAR presents
DEFENDING OUR VALUES (LIGHTBOX/THE MODULE)

Nevin Aladag, Julieta Aranda, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Marc Bijl, Monica Bonvicini, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Jankowski, John Kørner, Terence Koh, April Elizabeth Lamm, Josephine Meckseper, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Stephan Mörsch, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Katharina Sieverding, Andreas Slominski, Franz Stauffenberg, Malte Urbschat, Costa Vece

plus additional works by
Julieta Aranda, Klaus Auderer, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Tobias Bernstrup, Marc Bijl, Matthias Bitzer, Veronica Brovall, Hansjoerg Dobliar, Robert Gfader, Gregor Hildebrandt, Stephan Mörsch, Markus Selg, Esther Sibiude, Orson Sieverding, Pola Sieverding, Raaf van der Smaan, Taliban Record Store, Costa Vece
Tjorg Douglas Beer, Marc Brandenburg, Carsten Fock, Hans-Jörg Mayer
Hans-Jörg Mayer, born in 1955, takes us in a trip to cruel and happy clowns, blue bean babies, black and white soldiers of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland, vague waves and tender horizons – all his pieces are bittersweet odes to life, treating neglect, extreme hysteria and his gestures endanger at the same time – repeatedly. (...)
The meanest maledictions lead to the most beautiful reconciliation drawings. It’s life, not easy nor comfortable, never, but always true.

Carsten Fock, born in 1968, is into the thematic of religion, the transcendental, even an inner eye, or perhaps a third eye. He is located without doubt between Christian iconography and outsider art, forgetting romanticisms and expecting to extreme expressivity and anger; raw anger with his hypnotic search still astonished. His dialogue daily confronts history of art, especially with german stand. Fock is a sea of questions that search for a mouthful of air, Fock has an irritating calm and avoids answers that don’t solve anything, telling nothing.

Tjorg Douglas Beer, born in 1973, his anarchic vocabulary is belligerent and denounces the media exaggerations and the political and social structures. He will never adopt a moralist tone; one must try to concentrate in the silence while contemplating his work, in spite of the visual cacophony. It is attractive and offensive at the same time. It seems desire but it’s pain …however, we must dare to enter in this unpleasant labyrinth.

Marc Brandenburg, born in 1965, observes attentively the frivolous aspect of the art world, frivolity that serves him as a metaphor on the racist and sexist tendencies of the occidental highclasses. His thematic is inspired on nightlife, as night erases the differences on the colour of the skin or what some call race. These night raid allow him to breathe freely and to stop thinking of the differences devised by men. These incursions at night have permitted him to find his maincharacters, people at the limit of society, whose neo-humanistic ideas have made them leave rigid and conservative schemes behind. Being different doesn’t mean being a victim – and his drawings seem to state it very clearly.
Though wilfully renouncing any form of conceptual self-assertion and formal stringency of artistic means, certain topics may be made out regularly in Tjorg Douglas Beer’s work (b.1973, lives in Berlin). For instance, his imagery circles around global questions of war, politics, as well as social and power structures. (...)
He generates various scenarios out of elements that bear reference, among other things, to the absurdities of the world of the media. And he approaches these topics without becoming moralistic.
For the Kunstraum Innsbruck the artist now has developed two installations. The main room presents DIAMONDS & BONES, a scenario combining the illustrious company from the war room in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, the sad remains of an orgy held in an executive assembly room, and the laboratory of a diamond factory. A crossbone-cum-boardroom-cumlast-supper table holds the fragments of a failed society. A frozen mise-en-scene of life-size paper figures surrounded by the ruins of one of the last great orgies of a dying elite. Beside the installation, the exhibition presents sculptures and new portraits. The templates for the latter were colour photocopies, etchings and heliogravures. They depict the sickly pale faces of mannequins that have have been pasted over and painted. Mutated subjects of an inexplicable experiment. The applications cut out of carton, meanwhile, provide us with fragmentary headlines or slogans.

The second installation is formed by THE-NEW-WORLD.TV. Housed in a room in the basement of the building, it is a sort of television studio from which the TV station THE-NEWWORLD.TV, initiated by Beer, broadcasts its programme via online streaming. The TV station is both installation and broadcasting instrument. THE-NEW-WORLD.TV has been on air since 1st January 2010 with a test card from Studio I at the basement vault of THE FORGOTTEN BAR in Berlin Kreuzberg. Now the first actual programme is produced and broadcast in Innsbruck.

In addition to his own artistic work, Beer is one of the iniators of Galerie im Regierungsviertel, THE FORGOTTEN BAR, and The-New-World.TV.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist book published in cooperation with Galerie der Stadt Backnang.

PROJECT ROOM:
In the Project Room, simultaneously, Beer will present a group exhibition, a mixture of Korova Milk Bar and Merzbau. LIGHTBOX/THE MODULE brings together works by twenty-one artists inside a glass cabinet that was installed for the first exhibition at the Berlin Regierungsviertel (Government District) on a building plot between the Federal Press Conference and the offices of the German Bundestag. Now LIGHTBOX/THE MODULE travels to various exhibition sites. The first locations, beside the Government District, were THE FORGOTTEN BAR in Berlin and the Centro Cultural Andratx in Majorca.

GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL / THE FORGOTTEN BAR presents
DEFENDING OUR VALUES (LIGHTBOX/THE MODULE)

Nevin Aladag, Julieta Aranda, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Marc Bijl, Monica Bonvicini, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Jankowski, John Kørner, Terence Koh, April Elizabeth Lamm, Josephine Meckseper, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Stephan Mörsch, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Katharina Sieverding, Andreas Slominski, Franz Stauffenberg, Malte Urbschat, Costa Vece

plus additional works by
Julieta Aranda, Klaus Auderer, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Tobias Bernstrup, Marc Bijl, Matthias Bitzer, Veronica Brovall, Hansjoerg Dobliar, Robert Gfader, Gregor Hildebrandt, Stephan Mörsch, Markus Selg, Esther Sibiude, Orson Sieverding, Pola Sieverding, Raaf van der Smaan, Taliban Record Store, Costa Vece

DATES:
Premiere THE-NEW-WORLD.TV NEWS
22 January 22 2010 7 p.m.

Saturday, 23/01/2010, 6.30 p.m.
FILM PROGRAMME: Tjorg Douglas Beer presents extracts from Dr. Strangelove, Grey Gardens and other films