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Céline Poulin in conversation with Jean-Pascal Flavien and Markus Miessen at DAZ Berlin
27.11.2014

How does the work of art or architecture interact with the multitude of voices that construct public space? How does this discursive context influence the relationship between artist, architect and participatory public? And what is its effect on the actors themselves? To explore these correlations between language and space curator Céline Poulin invites artist Jean-Pascal Flavien and architect Markus Miessen for the third In Extenso – Erweitert interdisciplinary panel discussion, continuing the project's open and ongoing exchange between curators, invited artists, architects, and thinkers from France and Germany.


In Extenso, DAZ Berlin, Studio Miessen
Peres Projects
22.11.2014 – 10.01.2015

With Pit Pony, Peres Projects shows its second solo exhibition with Canadian artist Brent Wadden, presenting new large scale paintings of his Alignment series.


Credits: Brent Wadden, No.1 (Dominion), 2014 |  Medium Double Double (blue/yellow), 2014, both images Courtesy Peres Projects
Perspektive – Fund for Contemporary Art and Architecture

To reinforce the cultural cooperation between France and Germany Perspektive – Fund for Contemporary Art and Architecture was initiated in May 2014 by the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français Germany. Therefor, Perspektive supports projects that focus on exchange and collaboration with artists, architects and intermediaries of the emerging scene of both fields between these two countries: including Seminars, workshops, symposia, conferences, or concept and research labs – all of them contributing to the dissemination of ideas and competences. Started in October, the first 'Call for projects', addressing museums, art and architecture centres, Kunstvereine, galleries, project spaces, artist-run spaces, residencies and universities, is still ongoing until 5 December. In January 2015 an expert committee will announce the projects that will receive funding for implementation in the same year.

Galerie NEU
15.11.2014 – 10.01.2015

In fairy tales and myths the trip is often synonymous with change and metamorphosis. In Fighting Gravity by Claire Fontaine at Galerie NEU the uneventful journey Moscow-London, London-Moscow is filmed from the cockpit of a private jet and projected in real time on a double-sided screen. Underlining the shapeless temporality of business and the insignificance of distances by the abstract landscape of the sky, which is reduced by money and technology. Since the last monetary crisis, we are left with the feeling that the only law that remains un-negotiable is the law of gravity. But ‘gravity’ is also a word with a moral resonance: a synonym of weight indicating the evaporation of people and their money during the last crisis. Here these images float too portraying a journey that isn’t submitted to border formalities and constraints of mobility of ordinary people. Additionally, the animated neon sign, Untitled (I‘ve stolen it) displays four different sentences, inspired by a chapter of the historical book Knots by R.D. Laing. It explores recurrent double binds and vicious circles imprisoning our free will and condemning us to compulsive repetitions.



Credit: Claire Fontaine, Fighting Gravity: Moscow/London-London/Moscow, 2011
 
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