until 27.05. |#0059ARTatBerlin | AquabitArt gallery is pleased to present the second exhibition from the Art + Architecture series : Ex und Hopp ?. Following the CONNECTION ? exhibit in 2014, our focus is directed at the issues of resource-saving design, Re-use and Re-functioning.
This appears in a spacial installation, where everyday materials become something special, become art. The title EX und HOPP ? refers to the one-way bottle hype of the 70’s and the start of a great enthusiasm for material plastic, which led to the widely established modern throwaway culture. As part of the exhibition, the artists install an ornamental facade constructed from plastic disposable pallets in front of the gallery. Inspired by the recurring ornamentation in architecture, they grapple with the relationship between ornament and function. Going back to Adolf Loos (Ornament and Crime), Ex und Hopp ? develops the question of ornament as an obstacle for new cultural development. We focus on the recycling culture and its ability to transform the functional form into pure ornamentation.
The “new ornament” on the facade is transmitted through its imprint on the gallery’s walls. The gallery space becomes a
container of the entire room installation. Newspaper pieces are printed with pallets pattern and in this way they transform
from an everyday object or Left-over to ready-made unique copies.
Images of the space development will be on display during the exhibition. The gallery will offer space for dicussions and for different communication formats. The exhibition will include special events, performances, project presentations, and will coincide with Gallery Weekend (May 1st to 3th) and the Month of Performance Art – Berlin.
RECONSTRUCTION, facade: Anna Borgman + Candy Lenk | BORGMAN|LENK | borgmanlenk.com
Jan Koerbes | REFUNC | refunc.nl
Interior installation: Ingrid Sabatier + Stephan Schwarz | ISSSresearch&architecture | isssresearch.com
Vanessa Enriquez | vanessaenriquez.net
Curator: Irina Ilieva
Vernissage: Friday, 1st May 2015, 19 – 22 Uhr, the artists will be present.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 2nd May – Saturday, 27th May 2015
Zu aquabitART Berlin
Image Caption: via aquabitART gallery
EX und HOPP ? – aquabitART – Kunst in Berlin ART@Berlin