how to live

Annika Kahrs

how to live in the echo of other places

a project by IMAGINE THE CITY

01 Jun–04 Sep 2022

 

Opening

01 Jun 2022, 7.30 pm

 

Schuppen 29, Baakenhöft, 22457 Hamburg

 

Free entry

 

 

Now open to the public for the first time since 2017: in HafenCity’s last unrenovated warehouse building, Annika Kahrs presents how to live in the echo of other places, a two-part exhibition that alternates a ‘concert within the space’ and a large complementary video projection on the façade. Throughout the summer, the artist will use the special atmosphere of Schuppen 29 at Baakenhöft to make other people’s fleeting experiences palpably accessible to visitors. Referencing personal stories she explores the peculiarities of acoustic and visual recollections and how they relate to particular places. For this spatial installation, ten Hamburg musicians have composed their own works in dialogue with Annika Kahrs. To this end, each musician spoke at length with someone to whom they felt a particular attachment about places with personal memories. Short pieces were created on this basis, which Kahrs then translated into a spatial arrangement with the assistance of composer Louis d’Heudières.

 

 

With Ferdinand Försch, Douniah, Louis d’Heudières, TINTIN PATRONE, Tam Thi Pham, Jesseline Preach, Carlos Andrés Rico, Freja Sandkamm, Nika Son and Derya Yıldırım.

 

 

The video installation is based on short texts about memories of a particular place during a sunset, which musicians, friends and colleagues sent in to Kahrs for the purposes of this work. The artist, for her part, looks at the question of whether and how intense visual impressions can be bound to specific locations in our memories. The anonymised material is projected word for word onto a digitally created sunset in a non-specific location. In the course of the loop, the scenes – some of them special, others all too quotidian – are gradually assembled in the minds of the viewers.

 

 

OPENING HOURS:

Sound installation: 

Thu and Fri 5 pm to 8 pm

Sat and Sun 2 pm to 8 pm

for different opening hours imaginethecity.de

 

Video installation:

Thu–Sun from sunset to sunrise

 

 

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Daniel de la Barra

Opening Thursday, 30th June, 5-9pm

Conversation with the artist Daniel de la Barra and the curator Alicia Chillida, Thursday, 30th June, 7pm. Please, confirm assistance at galeria@galeriajoanprats.com

 

 

As part of Artnou, we present at Galeria Joan Prats the exhibition of Daniel de la Barra Destierro, curated by Alicia Chillida.

 

 

The inhabitants from the Terres de l’Ebre coexist in a threatened territory. Daniel de la Barra first visits the heart of the Ebro Delta, in 2021, as a guest of Centre Lo Pati to accomplish an artistic residence in Balada, next to anthropologist María Faciolince. The project reflects on the reconstruction of the landscape’s narrative, one that keeps on sustaining and perpetuating the industry’s extraction practices. It compounds a register based on images about socio-environmental violence of a political and historical nature with reminiscences to the botanic expeditions that consolidated the ways of seeing the natural as a potential land of conquest. As references, the artist uses the botanic expedition illustrated books, the paintings of traveling artists in Latin America and the Romantic Landscape paintings from XVIII and XIX centuries.

 

The exhibition in Joan Prats Gallery is the result of translating these researches to an art installation that combines diverse medium: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, video, documents… A new ecosystem recreated through the artistic field. The representation arises from a need to give an answer to a complex landscape dominated by political, economic and social forces, that contribute to its (de) structuring. This territory subjugated him then and hasn’t ceased to deepen in his skin, in his most profound places. He has explored his lands and, immersed in them, emerges the fundamental encounter with its people. Prove of this is the tight collaboration with Josep Pinyol, Luís Martinez’s composition and musical interpretation in the Santa Bárbara’s church organ, and the poems recited by Miquel Curto, in Tivenys.

 

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In collaboration with Real Academia de España en Roma, Fundació Sorigué, Lo Pati Centre d’Art Terres de l’Ebre and Sala d’Art Jove in Generalitat de Catalunya.

 

Daniel de la Barra. Lima, Perú (1992). Lives and Works in Rome

Daniel de la Barra moves between painting, installation and public intervention, focusing his work on the re-construction of narratives in societies within the homogenization of the public landscape and the hierarchical imposition of powers of domination within the framework of colonial capitalism. He began his studies in 2012 at the Escuela de Arte Contemporáneo Corriente Alterna (Lima, Peru) until 2014, when he moved to Madrid to continue his painting studies.

He has carried out artistic residencies at La Escocesa Fabrica de creació, Piramidon Centre d’art Contemporani, Homesession, in Barcelona where he lived 7 years, and The Nerdrum School (Sweden). He has developed several exhibition projects and interventions such as “Pròxima Obertura” at Montjuic Castle, Barcelona, “Esc-Out” at Fabra i Coats Centre d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, “Ruta de los Indianos – Consideraciones de la Ciudad Moderna,” at Lo Pati within the Bienal de Amposta, “Paisajes Deseados” at Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, “SUBVERSIÓ! Manifestacions perifèriques per a una història reversible” at El Born CCM, Barcelona or “Invation 30230” at Museo Central de Lima. In 2018 and 2019 he has received the Research and Experimentation Grant from La Escocesa, the Young Art Prize of Catalonia 2019 (Sala d’Art Jove) and in 2021 to develop his project “Real Expedición Botánica” in collaboration with La Panera de Lleida and Lo Pati, Amposta.

Camila Cañeque

On May 26, we will open Hole In The Ground, a collective exhibition that brings together works by Cabrita, Camila Cañeque, Hannah Collins, Pablo del Pozo, Mercedes Pimiento and Fernando Prats.

 

The title of the exhibition, inspired by a David Bowie song, refers to the main theme around the displayed pieces, the concept of territory and its materiality. Some of the works deal with the ways of representing the ground, understood as horizontality, both in nature and in the urban environment. In this way, human activity is put in the spotlight, evidencing aspects such as belonging to a territory, the memory of a place or exploitation of the soil and its impact.

 

While some of the presented works speak of very specific places, others refer to the material that we step on when walking. Cabrita, in his work Fingerprints, raises a horizontal plane to the wall, thus turning a simple board, a humble material that was surely used as a work surface in his studio, into a testimony of his artistic activity. The artist offers us a new look at an everyday object and also a review of the place of creation.

 

Camila Cañeque’s work ground on ground on ground shows accumulations of historical layers through grounds. The artist’s work addresses passivity and, in this installation, she uses the notion of the in-between, creating a space that is neither above nor below, before nor after.

 

Hannah Collins’ work Nomad places emphasis on the surface, on skin, on the outside, signaling the artist’s interest in boundaries – most specifically of the body.  With this portrait of a character whose face remain hidden, the artist allows us to participate through the free interpretation of the image. The artist deals with the historical, the social and the political through images of everyday scene, such as Floor of dreams. This work, made in La Mina, is part of an extensive project by the artist focused on this neighbourhood inhabited mainly by the gypsy community in Barcelona.

 

In the work of Pablo del Pozo, interest in the territory is a recurring theme. In Tierra rojiza, the artist uses the pig as a symbol of his region of origin, to create a materiality that refers to the stereotyped vision of Extremadura as an arid and dry landscape.

 

Mercedes Pimiento’s work is characterized by making visible all the material culture that nourishes our society but which we try to hide, turning into sculptures the structures that are hidden in architecture, such as pipes, cables and canals, using organic or artificial materials.

 

Fernando Prats is interested in the territory of Chile and South America and its representation through historical or reinterpreted maps. In Territorio silenciado #2, he proposes a critical view of a continent condemned to be endlessly exploited. In Affatus, on the other hand, the canvas becomes the territory of creation where, subverting the traditional gesture of the painter, the worms have left their own mark. We also present an unreleased video, Zonificación, accompanied by a work on paper, composed from the projection of the recorded action, and which establishes a dialogue with the spiral staircase of the Macba, in a centrifugal movement that is access, exit, ascend and descend, the body and the architecture in connection and amplification with the Richard Meier building.

 

 

Cabrita (Lisbon, 1956) lives and works in Lisbon. His work has received international recognition and has been crucial to the understanding of sculpture since the mid-eighties. In recent years he has had solo exhibitions at CAC Malaga, Mudam Luxembourg, CGAC Santiago de Compostela, Museo Serralves Porto, Palazzo Molina de Cartagena, Mexico, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Galeria Arte Moderna e Contemporânea, Lisbon, MAXXI Rome, The Arts Club of Chicago and Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France. He has participated in important international exhibitions, such as Documenta IX in Kassel (1992), the 21st and 24th São Paulo Biennial (1994 and 1998), the Venice Biennial (in 1997, in 2003 representing Portugal and in 2013) and the 10th Lyon Biennial (2009). He is currently showing the sculptural installation Les Trois Grâces, at Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, and an installation entitled Field at the 59th Venice Biennale.

Camila Cañeque (Barcelona, 1984) explores in different ways the theme of resistance to progress through performance, sound, objects, installations and writing. She has exhibited in several art centres in Barcelona such as La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Blue Project Foundation, Fabra i Coats, Caixaforum, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, in Madrid and at the Queens Museum of Art, New York. She was a finalist for the Miquel Casablancas Prize and participated in residencies at Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania, ZKU, Berlin, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, among others.

Hannah Collins (London, 1956). Currently lives between London and Almeria. Between 1989 and 2010, she lived in Barcelona, exhibiting at Galeria Joan Prats since 1992. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, was nominated for the 1993 Turner Prize, and received the 2015 SPECTRUM International Photography Prize, including exhibitions at Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Camden Art Centre in London and Baltic Centre in Newcastle. Among other museums and art centres, she has exhibited at SFMOMA, San Francisco; Centre Pompidou Paris; FRAC Bretagne; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Museo UNAL, Bogotá; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; MUDAM Luxembourg; Tate Modern, London; Seoul Museum of Art; VOX image contemporaine, Montreal; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Fundación La Caixa, Madrid and Barcelona; La Laboral, Gijón; Artium, Vitoria; CAC, Málaga.

Pablo del Pozo (Badajoz, 1994) lives and works in Barcelona. Graduated in Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona, he was selected in the Biennial of Valls and has won the Guasch-Coranty Award, participating in the exhibition at the Centre Tecla Sala, in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat. He also participated in the Biennial Jeune Création Européenne with exhibitions in museums in various European cities. He has received the creation award of the Sala d’Art Jove de la Generalitat de Catalunya, exhibiting there in 2018. He was nominated for the Miquel Casablancas Prize, and in 2019 he exhibited individually at the Arranz Bravo Foundation in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Mercedes Pimiento (Seville, 1990) lives and works in Barcelona, where she is pursuing a doctorate in Fine Arts. With a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Sevilla and a Master’s Degree in Artistic Production and Research from the Universitat de Barcelona, she has been selected for programs and grants such as INJUVE, the Madrid Community Training Program – Open Studio, the Kiosko Project of the José Guerrero Centre, the Guasch Coranty Foundation Grant for artistic creation, the Sant Andreu Contemporani residency program, or the Iniciarte Program. She has exhibited in museums and art centres such as Centre Tecla Sala in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, CAAC Seville, Fabra i Coats in Barcelona, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Fundación Naturgy in A Coruña, Centro José Guerrero in Granada, among others.

Fernando Prats (Santiago de Chile, 1967) has lived and worked in Barcelona since 1990. His work is known for the actions undertaken mostly in Chile, among them Gran Sur, Isla Elefante, Antarctica, Acción Lota, Géiser del Tatio, Salar de Atacama, Mina a Rajo Abierto o Congelación, Collins Glacier and Chilean Antarctica. He has participated in exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale; Mediations Biennale, Poznan; Biennial of the Canary Islands, Chile Triennial, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile. He has significant works in the public space of Chile and a work commissioned by Barcelona. He is currently presenting the solo exhibition Aun tendría que haber luciérnagas, at Fragmentos, Espacio de Arte y Memoria, Museo Nacional de Bogotá.

Museu Coleção Berardo

Abstracto, Branco, Tóxico e Volátil.

Julião Sarmento

Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

Opening 11.05.2022

 

 

The Museu Coleção Berardo have the pleasure of opening Julião Sarmento’s exhibition Abstracto, Branco, Tóxico e Volátil, on Wednesday, 11 May, from 5 to 9 p.m., with free admission. 

 

 

The exhibition Abstracto, Branco, Tóxico e Volátil brings together a very significant selection of works which is the result of a close collaboration between the artist and the curator Catherine David.

 

 

Julião Sarmento (1948–2021) was one of the most internationally recognised Portuguese artists, having developed an artistic career that was immensely coherent, rich, and intense. Constantly renewing himself, closely connected with the artistic practices of his time, and strongly influenced by the culture of English-speaking countries and the themes and images of literature and film, he employed a diverse range of methods and techniques to establish a concise vocabulary of ambiguous images. His work has a performative and theatrical dimension, which accumulates through the constant evocation of timeless themes and representations—such as the woman, sexuality, transgression, memory, duality, home, the word—which operate as structural axes of his work.

 

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