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TV Gardener
10.11.-10.12.2023
NKR - Neue Kunstraum
Düsseldorf (DE)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong

curated by Anne Schülke, Detlef Klepsch

group show with Alisa Berger, Ale Bachlechner & Jonathan Kastl & Felix Zilles-Perels

“The exhibition TV Gardeners is loosely and freely associated with Nam June Paik's environment "TV Garden" (1977) and shows three contemporary video works: "Studio Hallo" by Ale Bachlechner, Jonathan Kastl and Felix Zilles-Perels, "Days" by Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard and Zayne Armstrong and "NFTURE" by Alisa Berger.

In Paik's environment, television sets and plants meet as representatives of technology and nature, which come together in a contemplative garden scene. In "TV Gardeners", the plants have disappeared and visitors are invited to follow the process of deconstructing television: The installations by Bachlechner/ Kastl/ Zilles-Perels and Aasgaard/ Armstrong expand and dismantle studio, message, plot, characters, reference and meaning. Berger shows a reorganization and dismantling of image and sound in the digital data stream.”


Read more on the website of NKR
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Images by Johannes Bendzulla

A:PRÉS D:ÉSSERT
20.08-24.09.2022
Project Space Festival
A:D: Curatorial
Berlin (DE)

In collaboration with Zayne Armstrong

curated by Marco Schmitt

group show with Aram Bartholl, Carsten Becker, Johannes Büttner, Sarah Doerfel, Lola Göller, Mathias Gramoso, Hannah Hallermann, Marianna Ignataki, Zina Isupova, Jill Kiddon, Justina Los, Zoë Claire Miller, Alice M. Morey, Ariel Reichman, Ariel Schlesinger, Marco Schmitt, Adam Slowik, Maximilian Thiel, Mirce Velarde, Ivar Veermäe, Nazim Unal Yilmaz
“The group exhibition A:PRÉS D:ÉSSERT addresses social change under expanded aspects of Maslow's system of needs. Hierarchies dissolve and human needs intersect with the holistic nature of ecosystems. The entrances to social constructs transform into systemic exits of collectivity. Multi-perspective escape routes can be discovered in the exhibition. The impossible becomes conceivable, imaginable and negotiable. This can lead to a social-ecological R-evolution that is detached from structural aberrations of our social system. Unforeseen, symbiotic relationships can thus develop between the viewer and the artistic works. The echo reverberates into the future: "Qu'ils mangent de l'A:PRÉS D:ÉSSERT!"”
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Images by Carsten Becker

Eckbos Jubileumsutstilling
01.06.-17.09.2023
The Vigeland Museum
Oslo (NO)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong

group show with Einar Grinde, Andrea Scholtze, Lin Wang
The Grind, a cacophonous kinetic installation representing an automated cafe, questions the construct of ‘optimisation’. ;  to the point where mechanical sculptures replace both the producers and consumers of cafe culture. A central figure of the work is our version of "Venus de Milo" to whom we’ve given arms, so that she can get back to work.  Quilted pixelated landscapes, hypnotic latte art and a functionaless conveyor-belt describe the inner psychological state of the digital nomad, for whom the co-working cafe is a nightmarish theme park.

Read more on Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Zayne Armstrong’s website


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Images by Jon Gorospe
Ausleben
27.03-09.04.2023
Frizz23
Berlin (DE)

11.03-12.03.2023
Schulstraße 11
Freiburg (DE)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong 

curated by Manuel Kirsch

group show with Michelle Alperin, Norbert Bayer, Florian Birk, Sascha Brylla, Marlene Zoë Burz, Matthias Dornfeld, Elmgreen & Dragset, Rudolf Enderlein, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Dafna Maimon, Klaus Merkel, Claudia & Julia Müller, Joe Neave, Anne Neukamp, Elizabeth Ravn, Lennart Rieder, Michael E. Smith, Björn Streeck, Caro Suerkemper, Young-Jun Tak, Ina Weber, Barbara Wille
“Smiling, my grandma allowed me to host an exhibition in her apartment once she is no longer alive. She left her apartment last year. We – that is, the artists invited by me, Manuel Kirsch, and I – take a weekend for the exhibition Ausleben, which now takes place at a special time in the undefined interspace of life plans. Everything was structured in the rooms by that lady who was always my grandma until the end and will continue to be. Many have a grandma and know their apartment. At some point, questions arise such as: What do we take with us, what do we discard?
We artists temporarily add something. That „something“ is our art: paintings, sculptures, and objects that I place, hang, lay, incorporate into my grandmother‘s apartment and that connect and enter a dialog with the furniture and objects.”


Read more on the website of SOX.
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Images by Marlene Zoe Burz

Beni: Under the Influencer
04.03.-02.04.2023
Agder Kunstsenter
Kristiansand (NO)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong
A hostel that bridges interior and exterior spaces. The sculptures and quilts shift perspectives, putting mattresses up on the wall, making it possible to sleep while standing up and working in bed. Within the installation a video work shows a fictional influencer character transforming into a digital filter. A portrayal of the transient life living in a hostel, is a digital nomad is confronted with the existential struggle of adapting oneself to the demands of the market.

Read more on Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Zayne Armstrong’s website

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Images by KUNSTDOK/
Tor Simen Ulstein

Everyone’s Had It
14.01.-12.02.2023
SOX
Berlin (DE)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong & Elizabeth Ravn

curated by Marlene Zoë Burz, Manuel Kirsch, Björn Streeck
SOX is pleased to present the second phase of the exhibition by Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard, Zayne Armstrong and Elizabeth Ravn. The 2022 hybrid movie painting “Everyone Wants It” is followed by a sequel, “Everyone’s Had It”.

Everyone is excited to see the second part, even if they haven’t seen the first.

Read more on the website of SOX


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Images by Marlene Zoe Burz

DOOM SPA CAMPUS Piazza Virtuale - Piazza Fisicale
03.12.-04.12.2022
DoomSpa
Berlin (DE)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong

curated by Roseline Rannoch

group show with Van Gogh TV/Piazzetta Berlin, Ina Wudtke, Anna Voswinckel, Markues, Amstad/Eknæs with Powell, Anke Dyes, Alex Turgeon, Nerkkirn.
DOOM SPA CAMPUS Piazza Virtuale - Piazza Fisicale focuses on the Ernst-Reuter-Platz as a public square in the west of Berlin. We are looking to the 1990s and bridging the gap between issues of physical and digital public space. Common to both of these spatial categories is that they are monitored and that increasingly it is purely symbolic processes of design and participation which take place there. The private real estate and commercial holding company SIGNA currently present themselves as a private city developer on Kurfürstendamm, simulating the institution of public exhibition and public involvement with a “Point of Participation” (POP). At the same time, almost all internet platforms are privately owned but are largely represented and understood as public space. Identity politics as well could be understood as Piazza Politics, especially in an art world that embraces the logic of digital spaces. DOOM SPA CAMPUS is the last event in the pavilion on the Ernst-Reuter-Platz, but not the last of this series at the most beautiful “Knie” (knee) – in the city.“

Read more about the group show on the website of DoomSpa.

Read more about our exhibited work on Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Zayne Armstrong’s website.

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Images by Marlene Zoe Burz

Everyone Wants It
25.11.2022-09.1.2023
SOX
Berlin (DE)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong & Elizabeth Ravn

curated by Marlene Zoë Burz, Manuel Kirsch, Björn Streeck
“The text should be short. Short like a poem with a few words that really count and really say what it’s about. “Can’t we arrange the space in a more collaborative way?” is one sentence from the three dialogs in the movie painting hybrid Everyone Wants It.

Everyone is excited about the second part before they have seen the first. That sounds curious but it is true I can tell you in a few words like a love poem. “Lov
e is not love which alters when it alteration finds…”, Shakespeare wrote in Sonnet 116. This phrase fits well because I would like to show the popular elements in the work without telling what will happen. The play is text and picture based and has a time frame in which we can follow three dialogs on a LED display while the movie is built up like a multi-layered stage in the window.”

-Manuel Kirsch


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Images by Marlene Zoe Burz

Zum schönen Knie II
22.09-30.09.2022
DoomSpa
Berlin (DE)

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong

curated by Roseline Rannoch

group show with Daphne Ahlers, biaritzzz, Mirak Jamal, Leonie Nagel, Roseline Rannoch, Elif Saydam, Alex Turgeon
“They tried crossing the street but at no point could they find a stoplight or the right moment in which the flow of traffic would stand still long enough to hasten over; they moved from segment to segment, counterclockwise towards the headlights of cars that would then get diverted to different parts of the city, exiting what calls itself the west, just one of many centers – but who could tell cardinal directions or what time it was after orbiting the island for a while:

it was 1777, a bend in the baroque axis on which the Hohenzollern were commuting between castles; it was 1830, the bend becoming a joint, the kneecap of the city, marching leg of Prussia; it was 1937, the knee twisted into a roundabout, one of the many megalomaniac contortions of fascist urban planning; it was 1945, the leg merely a stub, wasteland, until 1953, when a new type of city is commissioned, one that centers automobility, as if the murderous nation could accelerate and drive away from the guilt.“

-Christopher Wierling

Read the full text and more about the group show on the website of DoomSpa.

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Images by Marlene Zoe Burz

Forming communities: Berliner Wege - 道法柏林,而游于外,
28.08.22 - 05.02.23
KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art
Berlin (DE)

in collaboration with Elizabeth Ravn

curated by Thomas Eller 艾墨思, Li Zhenhua 李振华

group show with aaajiao 徐文恺, Cao Kefei 曹克 非, Isaac Chong Wai, Chun Shu 春树, Fan Popo 范坡坡, Han Feng 韩锋, He Xiangyu 何翔宇, Benno Hinkes, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Liao Wenfeng 廖文峰, Tobias Spichtig, Young-jun Tak 탁영준 卓永俊, Bignia Wehrli 宾雅, Regina Weiss, Yi Ke 伊可, Yi Li 一子
Forming Communities shows examples of the connections between artists from China, across Asia, and other parts of the world who are internationally active and based in Berlin. The result is a picture of an artistic landscape of diversity around a group of artists from Asia, which conveys the closeness and distance of the people involved on all semantic and sociological levels. The exhibition works with formats of invitation and networking; this includes regular meetings with the participating artists during the exhibition, which are open to all visitors.

Read more about the group show on the website of KINDL.

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Images by Jens Ziehe
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