Posted by On Sep 04, 2015 In general, OUTSIDE


Photography meets Urban Art

04.09, – 11.10.2015
10713 BERLIN


The exhibition “ONE SQUARE METRE – Photography meets Urban Art” puts a design icon of everyday culture in the centre which once came as a present of the Allied British Forces to Berlin: the red telephone box. With this district-wide exhibition the Kommunale Galerie Berlin remembers the presence of the Allied British Forces and commemorates the end of World War II 70 years ago.

The red telephone box, in it’s home country a design icon as well as a beloved popular symbol today is an epitome of “Britishness”. It was created by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott as the result of a design competition awarded by The Royal Fine Art Commission, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the British Postmaster General. Three out of formerly five original red British telephone boxes still exist on their original locations in Berlin (Fehrbelliner Platz, Mathilde-Jakob-Platz, Greenwichpromenade). They are the initial point of the artistic concept. ONE SQUARE METRE is symbolic for the groundfloor of a red british telephone box that will be converted into an exhibition venue in public space. Urban interventions replace the telephone boxes at their former locations (Rathaus Tempelhof, Rathaus Spandau).

In the telephone boxes renown German and British artists will show current positions of art from photography through painting up to urban art. For the exhibition the telephone boxes will be converted into “art satellites”, all connected to a “base station”: the Kommunale Galerie Berlin. There selected works of the five participating artists can be seen in an exceptional showcase.

The connecting element between the works of all participating artists is that they have objects or situations of everyday life as a content or formative basis and express this in different artistic approaches. With this exhibition project artists from the UK and Germany can enter into an artistic dialogue. The works of the artists involved should reflect the perceptions on the everyday life from a contemporary and historical perspective and give the possibility to the viewer to explore the icons of the British and German everyday culture.

Boxi, Michael Hughes, Klebebande Berlin, Joachim Seinfeld, Slinkachu

Artistic direction: Nicole Woischwill
Project Coordinator: Christine Kisorsy



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Wall paint 15.5 x 3m painted for Beyond Melancholia a Reinking Collection show with the Ethnological Museum of Hamburg



Posted by On Jun 02, 2014 In general


Sammlung Reinking | Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg | 1
So 15. Juni bis So 28. September | Eröffnung 11 Uhr


Artists: Banksy, BOXI, Madeleine Dietz, Terence Koh, Os Gemeos , Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Michael Schmeichel, Wolfgang Petrick und Dimitris Tzamouranis and works from the Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg.

Beyond melancholia is the first and initial exhibition of a unique cooperation: For a series of presentations the Reinking Collection will collaborate with the Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg.
In the context of the cooperation, works from a collection of contemporary art and works from the collections of an ethnological museum are exhibited together. In that way all exhibitions of this series unite not only works of different epochs but also from different countries and cultural areas.
With traditional and contemporary works being shown together, new questions are raised relating to art from the past and the present and attention is drawn to their uniting aspects. The series of exhibitions focuses on human sentiments and the debate of key questions of our existence.

The Central point of the first part of the exhibition are the emotions of melancholia, gloom and grief, but beyond this also their counterparts happiness, ecstasy and glee. How can you grasp these moments? How can you live them and how can you particularly express them? The exhibited selection of works is supposed to be an area of projection for the own thoughts, inspire a dialogue with oneself and in that way give an opportunity to align and to locate oneself. Though no absolute answers can be given, an opportunity is presented to get a better sense of ones personal localisation in regard to our questions of time, space, perception and identity.

Die Ausstellung bildet den Ausgangspunkt einer richtungsweisenden, in ihrer Art und Weise einzigartigen Kooperation: Für eine siebenteilige Ausstellungsreihe findet das Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg mit der Sammlung Reinking zusammen.
Im Rahmen der Zusammenarbeit werden Arbeiten aus einer Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst und Werke aus der Sammlung eines ethnologischen Museums, die aus Regionen diesseits und jenseits des Atlantiks stammen, gegenübergestellt. Die Ausstellungen vereinen damit nicht nur Kunstwerke verschiedener Epochen, sondern ebenso verschiedenster Länder- und Kulturkreise.

Das Zueinanderfinden von traditioneller und zeitgenössischer Kunst stellt neue Fragen in Bezug auf die Kunst der Vergangenheit und der Gegenwart. Die Aufmerksamkeit wird dabei auf die verbindenden Aspekte der Kunst gelenkt und möchte im Betrachter die Frage auslösen, ob da mehr ist als eine visuelle Brücke zwischen den Zeiten und Kulturen. Zentrum der Ausstellung bilden existentielle Fragen des menschlichen Daseins zu Zeit, Raum, Vergänglichkeit, Wahrnehmung und Identität. Wie kann man diese Momente fassen? Wie kann man sie leben und wie kann man sie vor allem ausdrücken?

Der erste Teil der Ausstellungsreihe präsentiert neben den Objekten aus dem Museum für Völkerkunde Werke von Banksy, Boxi, Madeleine Dietz, Terence Koh, Os Gemêos, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Michael Schmeichel und Dimitris Tzamouranis.


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Reinking Collection
With works from approximately fifty contemporary artists along with artifacts from Africa, Oceania, and America, the exhibition presents one of the most unusual private collections in Germany. Its theme is the current perspective with regard to those artistic attitudes which concentrate upon the experience of life on an existential level and bring this focus to expression in each respective work in an impressive manner. The multiple meanings and aesthetic power of the objects and images, their auratic energy and occasional dramatic transformation point toward artistic practices which are repeatedly capable of transcending the borders of material reality in the direction of the unconscious, dreams, and death.

Exhibition | 23.05.2014 – 31.01.2015
Weserburg | Museum of Modern Art | Bremen Germany


Participating artists

Hermine Anthoine, Arman, Dan Asher, Mirosław Bałka, Victor Bonato, Boxi, William Burroughs, Baldur Burwitz, Michael Buthe, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Cesar, Wim Delvoye, Madeleine Dietz, Jimmie Durham, Henrik Eiben, Jan Fabre, Robert Filliou, Gregor Gaida, Gregory Green, Wulf Kirschner, Frantiček Klossner, Terence Koh, Toshiya Kobayashi, Alicja Kwade, Peter Land, Ange Leccia, Daniel Man, Hermann Nitsch, Cady Noland, Manuel Ocampo, Tony Oursler, Wolfgang Petrick, Robert Rauschenberg, Arne Rautenberg, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Klaus Rinke, Ugo Rondinone, Rolf Rose, Michael Schmeichel, Dimitris Tzamouranis et al.


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