until 14.11. | #2883ARTatBerlin | ChertLüdde currently shows the exhibition My Fifty Years In A Nutshell by the artist Vincent Trasov.
The exhibition My Fifty Years In A Nutshell is constructed around the artist’s alter ego, Mr. Peanut, with drawings, videos, photographs, paintings, and archival materials narrating this long and ongoing love story. Together with recently produced ink and wash on paper drawings, the exhibition focuses on the 20 day performance Mayoralty Campaign of 1974, which featured John Mitchell as ideator of the peanut campaign, campaign manager and spokesperson. It was an event that brought many diverse artists and groups together in a collaborative context.
The campaign fulfilled a real alternative to the political status quo.
Art had become life.
Mr. Peanut Mayoral Campaign: Mr. Peanut descends steps of Vancouver Court House, 1974;
gelatin silver print, Collection of the Morris/Trasov Archive, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery,
University of British Columbia. Photo by Bob Strazicich.
Vincent Trasov is a painter, video and performance artist. His work is often media based and collaborative in spirit, involved with developing networks. He is a Canadian born in 1947 in Edmonton. In 1970 he founded Image Bank with Michael Morris, a method for personal exchange of information amongst artists; he has made videotapes since 1971; 1973 he was co-founder and co-director of Western Front Society, Vancouver, a centre for the production and presentation of new art activity; 1981 he was invited with Morris as guest of Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD to Berlin; 1991 he and Morris founded the Morris/Trasov Archive, permanently housed at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, to research contemporary art and communication. Trasov has had numerous international exhibitions and is represented in public and private collections in both Europe and North America. He presently resides and works in Germany and Canada.
The gallery thanks Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Morris/Trasov Archive and Silvia Krankemann.
ChertLüdde follows the guidelines and rules in accordance with the applicable health and hygiene regulations to ensure the safety of our visitors. Guests are obliged to wear a mask in the gallery and in the courtyard and to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between each other. Visitors* are advised to take advantage of the extended opening hours and arrive early. The exhibition is currently limited to 5 visitors.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 10 October – Saturday, 14 November 2020To the gallery
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