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Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin : DON'T LOOK BACK | CAFE PITTORESQUE | HANNAH PERRY - 25 Nov 2016 to 21 Jan 2017

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25 Nov 2016 to 21 Jan 2017
Tue - Sat 10 – 6
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Artists in this exhibition: Georg Baselitz, Peter Doig, Eberhard Havekost, Georg Herold, Maria Lassnig, Bjarne Melgaard, Dana Schutz, Spencer Sweeney, Tal R, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Albert Oehlen, Georg Baselitz, Katja Strunz, Vkhutemas Workshops, Amshei Niurenberg, Michail Tscheremnych, Norbert Schwontkowski, Tal R, Pyotr Stepanovich Galadshev, Gert & Uwe Tobias, El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodtschenko, Valentina Nikiforovna Kulagina-klucis, Wladimir Majakowski, Abram Sterenberg, Georg Herold, Hannah Perry


GEORG BASELITZ, PETER DOIG, EBERHARD HAVEKOST, GEORG HEROLD, MARIA LASSNIG, BJARNE MELGAARD, DANA SCHUTZ, SPENCER SWEENEY, TAL R, GERT & UWE TOBIAS

DON'T LOOK BACK

25 NOVEMBER, 2016 - 21 JANUARY, 2017

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ALBERT OEHLEN, GEORG BASELITZ, KATJA STRUNZ, VKHUTEMAS WORKSHOPS, AMSHEI NIURENBERG, MICHAIL TSCHEREMNYCH, NORBERT SCHWONTKOWSKI, TAL R, PYOTR STEPANOVICH GALADSHEV, GERT & UWE TOBIAS, EL LISSITZKY, ALEXANDER RODTSCHENKO, VALENTINA NIKIFOROVNA KULAGINA-KLUCIS, WLADIMIR MAJAKOWSKI, ABRAM STERENBERG, GEORG HEROLD

CAFE PITTORESQUE

05 NOVEMBER, 2016 - 04 MARCH, 2017 

Contemporary Fine Arts is pleased to announce the exhibition “Café Pittoresque” with selected works by Georg Baselitz, Albert Oehlen, Georg Herold, Norbert Schwontkowski, Katja Strunz, TAL R, and Gert & Uwe Tobias, as well as historic works by Wladimir Majakowski, Amshei Niurenberg, Mikhail Tscheremnych, Pyotr Galadshev, El Lissitsky, Valentina Nikiforova Kulagina-Klucis, Alexander Michailowitsch Rodchenko, Abram Sterenberg, and the Moscow WChUTEMAS- school.  

During a discussion about the work Rodchenko I, Rodchenko II by Albert Oehlen (1982) – now a central work of this presentation – the idea of an exhibition to mark the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 was developed in cooperation with Wilhelm Schürmann.

The radical artistic innovations that came with this revolution remain relevant to this day. Constructivism, Suprematism, and Agitprop are formally inscribed into many contemporary works of art. The utopias and ideals of the Russian Revolution and its artistic achievements, however, where subject to considerable friction losses caused by the history of the past century, and they can no longer withstand a “post-idealist” gaze. This is evident in the shown contemporary works in many different ways, even where the engagement with the Russian avant-garde may not have been the explicit motivation of the artists.  

The exhibition title refers to the artist café and gesamtkunstwerk Café Pittoresque, initiated, designed, and embellished in 1917 in Moscow by Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko. It was a meeting point of the revolutionaries and futurists around Vladimir Mayakovsky. The exhibition tries, not unlike a café hanging, to explore the connections of some artists who belonged to the artistic movements of the Russian Revolution and to whom the café offered a welcome shelter, as well as to explore their repercussions in contemporary art.  

The historical focus of this exhibition form the so-called ROSTA windows by Vladimir Mayakovsky and Mikhail Tscheremnych which were produced and distributed in the years of the Revolution between 1919 and 1922 and of which six complete series are shown. The satirical propagandistic, hand-made stencilled posters in high editions for the Russian telegraph agency ROSTA were displayed in shop-windows and at facades and informed the passers-by about relevant occurrences at the front, general grievances and current topics; they gave advices about achieving higher harvest yields or called for personal hygiene. The „movement“ of the ROSTA windows, which only lasted three years, represents an intersection between high art and advertising graphics, whose point was the communicative content, to reach the population, many of whom were illiterate. Never has the liaison between politics and artists been more cooperative, the belief in the necessity of the revolution connected and mobilized the most diverse levels of population.

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HANNAH PERRY
100 PROBLEMS

05 NOVEMBER - 17 DECEMBER, 2016

Contemporary Fine Arts is pleased to announce the exhibition 100 Problems with new works by Hannah Perry (*1984 in Chester, UK). It is the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.

Hannah Perry’s fast-cut films are shown as video installations, set up in between big structures of industrial materials, steel scaffoldings, duvets, hair extensions, nail polish, dark rooms, flickering light, with high volume and exhibited as a physical encounter. A stream of voices is capturing the struggle of managing relationships, the constant challenge to contain adolescent emotions as well as gender related themes such as the positioning of a woman in today’s world.  
Filming her niece, her guru, herself, text messages, techno clubs, cars, friends: diverse pop-cultural references are intertwined in Hannah Perry’s videos. Fragments of footage and collected images are melted together. The internet with its mergence of the public and the private, short cut and slang language as well as imagery that are omnipresent in social media are strongly influencing Perry’s work while being thoroughly selected and edited within her practice at the same time.

For her exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts she produced new, site-specific works, as well as a performance entitled Erotic Discourse which will take place at the opening. She is working with choreographer Holly Blakey, DJane Mica Levi and the dancers Naomi Weijand and Grace Jabbari and is creating overlapping interactions.

Hannah Perry lives and works in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2009 and from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014. Her solo shows include Mercury Retrograde, Seventeen, London; You’re gonna be great, Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam; Hannah Perry, Zabludowicz Collection, London. Recent institutional group-exhibitions include “If we think bad”, Arsenal Montreal; “Private Settings: Art After the Internet”, MOMA Warsaw; New Order II, Saatchi Gallery, London; A sense of things, Zabludowicz Collection, London; Stedelijk at Trouw: Contemporary Art Club – DATA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.



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