Annika Kahrs at Villa Schöningen, Potsdam
Art. 8 GG
03 Oct 2020, 12 – 18pm
03 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
Annika Kahrs at Villa Schöningen, Potsdam
Art. 8 GG
03 Oct 2020, 12 – 18pm
03 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
The experimental exhibition Corona Sound System foregrounds the experience of listening while changing the visual experience of an exhibition. What is the purpose of the exhibition space and/or what can the exhibition space do in the context of sound? In an empty room with white walls, within the functioning exhibition architecture, there are seats scattered at the required distance. Here a group exhibition will be held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. A radio play takes place next to a concert; minimalist tones are replaced by a baroque piece; the ambience of short pauses between pieces offers a moment to breathe deeply before getting involved in a new cosmos—just like in real life. These sounds are scattered in the room, one runs after another rather than side by side. We have to move back and forth between a total of five spaces that host these sounds—go there, linger, and then onto another place in the room, where the constellation of these sounds evokes new images from the last. Sound art can be experienced visually because it evokes different images in the mind of each individual visitor.
The exhibition Corona Sound System has no theme—except for concentrating on the different types of sound and their implicit possibilities.
Annika Kahrs and Wolfgang Tillmans both work in Hamburg. With her sound work My Favorite Music, Annika Kahrs deals with sound reinforcement and the acoustic appropriation of public spaces at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. In 2001, areas of the main station began to be filled with classical ambient music in order to drive away people who slept or spent time there. She asks: whose private playlist do we hear at the train station? In Hamburg Süd / Nee IYaow eow eow Wolfgang Tillmans mixes the ambient noises of the Hauptbahnhof and the surroundings of the Kunstverein with the playfully extended singing of Billie Ray Martin and himself.
Annika Kahrs’s piece is played daily at 14:17:00 – 14:35:31.
Participating artists: Die Apotheke, Jenny Beyer, Lucrecia Dalt, Mathew Dryhurst, Carola Ernst, Tobias Euler, Pascal Fuhlbrügge, Graindelavoix/Björn Schmelzer, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Holly Herndon, Annika Kahrs, Felix Kubin, Hanne Lippard, Melissa E Logan, Robin Minard, Thies Mynther, Charlotte Pfeiffer, Robert Rehnig, Schwabinggrad Ballet, Nika Son, Mounira Al Solh, Jakob Spengemann, Veit Sprenger, Wolfgang Tillmans and C.W. Winter.
09-23, abril 2020
exposure:the fact of experiencing something or being affected by it because of being in a particular situation or place (Cambridge Dictionary)
Exposures és una sèrie de exposicions online que pretén reflexionar sobre temàtiques relacionades amb el context actual, i al voltant de la idea general de ‘El cos i l’altre’.
Exposures #01 . La primera proposta és una adaptació del projecte que vam presentar fa uns mesos per a Loop’19, que es titula 26 mil anys llum. A les obres d’ANNIKA KAHRS, ALICIA KOPF i TERESA SOLAR, se suma en aquesta ocasió una obra de PEDRO TORRES. Aquesta exposició es podrà veure durant 15 dies.
26 mil anys llum reuneix una selecció de videos que vinculen històries o reflexions personals amb l’exploració espacial, la tecnologia i la ciència.
El títol de l’exposició, 26 mil anys llum, fa referència a la distància que ens separa de Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), un forat negre supermassiu situat al centre de la Via Làctia, l’observació del qual sembla confirmar que els forats negres creixen absorbint-ne d’altres menors i estrelles. L’especulació científica entorn a l’espai exterior sovint s’acosta a la ciència ficció, tal com apareix en les obres que presentem.
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
29.1.2020 – 19.30h
For more than six years, the SCHIRN has served as a forum for national and international filmmakers and video artists. Under the heading Double Feature, the latter present a work from their own oeuvre, followed by their favorite film. Already, films and videos by more than 50 guests have been shown. Double Feature is designed as a platform for various trends and forms of expression in film and video production which, with the dawn of digitization if not before, is now considered an art form in its own right. On the last Wednesday of every month and in conversation with the curators Katharina Dohm, Matthias Ulrich and guest curators, the invited artists provide extensive insight into their creative work, especially their interest in film.
Sound as a communications tool forms a central theme in the work of Annika Kahrs. Her performances, films, photo series and installations are often based on musical productions conceived as playful experimental setups. Music as a verbal form of expression functions at the same time as an outlet and a metaphor in all of this. At the Schirn, the artist will be showing her film the lord loves changes, it’s one of his greatest delusions (2018, 16 Min.), in which she adapts two pieces by American composer Julius Eastman.
Exhibition: 01 September – 27 October 2019, at Kunstsammlungen Zwickau Max Pechstein Museum.
Annika Kahrs receives Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis–Stipendium, of Zwickau 2019.
Along the scholarship, an exhibition will be open with Annika Kahrs’ sound and video work “the lord loves changes, it’s one of his greatest delusions”.
13.04 – 03.11.2019
Exhibition with :
Vito Acconci, Gabor Altorjay, John Bock, Claus Böhmler, Öyvind Fahlström, Harun Farocki, Jeanne Faust, Lee Friedlander, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Rosanna Graf, Britta Gröne/Peter Piller, Romeo Grünfelder, Christian Jankowski, Volko Kamensky, Naho Kawabe, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Nina Könnemann, Till Krause, Vlado Kristl, Lene Markusen, Paul McCarthy, Aurelia Mihai, Ernst Mitzka, Vanessa Nica Mueller, Karina Nimmerfall, Wolfgang Oelze, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Stefan Panhans Rotraut Pape/Raskin, reproducts, Rainer Korsen/Gerd Roscher, Oliver Ross, Gerhard Rühm, Swen Erik Scheuerling, Corinna Schnitt, Paul Spengemann, Hans Stützer, Mike Mandel/Larry Sultan, Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Helena Wittmann, Steffen Zillig
Flat Time House, London
8.3 – 14.4.2019
Opening 7.3.2019 6.30-9pm
With contributions by: Louis d’Heudieres, Felix Kubin, Julian Mader Max Prediger, Marius Schwarz and Dr. Saskia Steinmann
For her first solo exhibition in the UK, Annika Kahrs presents the billion year spree, a selection of new works using film, performance and installation commissioned in response to and positioned throughout Flat Time House. For the billion year spree she has focused her research into John Latham’s holistic cosmology of time and the universe, and how this might be visualised through time-based music and the atemporality of scores.
The title of the show derives from a 1970’s science fiction encyclopedia by Brian Aldiss, a collection of past imaginings of possible futures. Kahrs brings together her research into Latham with other perspectives via the Max Planck Institute, Berlin, the realm of psychiatric neuroimaging, and the search for cosmic gravitational waves at LIGO. From these starting points her work focuses on systems or forms of communication, interpretation and translation. Using music and sound she shifts or assembles what we hear through a performative process, making timelines intertwine and auditory perceptions interact.
the billion year spree is accompanied by a series of performances, concerts and talks on music, sound and scores.
the billion year spree event programme
As part of her exhibition the billion year spree Annika Kahrs has invited a series of guests to create a special programme of performances, concerts and talks.
(All events are free or pay what you can)
9.3.2019 6-8pm Concert: Felix Kubin, Between Events
6.4.2019 7-8pm Talk: Annika Kahrs in conversation with Gareth Bell-Jones. 8-9pm Book Launch: Marius Schwarz, eeeee books: Annika Kahrs
11.4.2019 7-8pm Lecture: Dr. Saskia Steinmann of the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Lab of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Fluid boundaries of perception
13.4.2019 3-5pm & 6-8pm Two opportunities to attend performance and concert event with Louis d’Heudieres and Annika Kahrs. Concert: Louis d’Heudieres, it’s about time. Performance: Annika Kahrs, think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth and go to bed
Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
Performance 13.9.2018, 19h
Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin
Performance 28.9.2018, 19.30 h
Annika Kahrs’ new performance THIS IS A LOVE SONG negotiates the field of tension between the musical notion of romantic love and the actually lived communication in a partnership. Singing about love has been passed on since antiquity, with the idea of what love is repeatedly undergoing changes. Our present-day understanding of love as it is addressed in movies, pop songs or romantic novels has existed in its popular form only since the 19th century. Especially in pop music, love lyrics are the most widespread, often consisting in the simplified longing for and idealization of partner relationships, which Kahrs contrasts with the mundane and complex issues that a relationship involves.
For THIS IS A LOVE SONG, Kahrs stages a song recital, with the presentation of the songs shifting more and more to a discussion on the existing conditions between the performers.
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
8.9.2018 – 6.1.2019
In the course of the past decades the coexistence of the visual arts and music on an equal footing has resulted in a large number of artists whose work cannot be clearly allocated to only one of the two disciplines. Kunstmuseum Magdeburg presents these different themes concerning art and music by way of numerous examples from the fields of sculpture, installation and video in a major survey exhibition.
The title Ambitus means in music the vocal range of a voice or an instrument and stands for the range or the distance between the highest and the lowest note. In the exhibition AMBITUS. Art and music today. the range shows the diversity and variety of the participative artists and works of art.
Werner Amann, Cory Arcangel, Eberhard Blum, Candice Breitz, Robbie Cornelissen and Kees Went, William Engelen, Jonas Englert, Douglas Henderson and David Henderson, Annika Kahrs, Rainer Kohlberger, Christina Kubisch, Kaffe Matthews, Bjørn Melhus, Michaela Melián, Haroon Mirza, People Like Us (Vicki Bennett), Ute Pleuger, Anri Sala, Marc Sabat and Mareike Yin-Yee Lee, Yehudit Sasportas, Per Olaf Schmidt and Sebastian Neubauer, Richard T. Walker.
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
Exhibition 23.3 – 6.5.2018
Opening 23.3. 2018, 7pm
Performance Annika Kahrs the lord loves changes, it‘s one of his greatest delusions, 2018
With: Paolo Bottarelli, Raven Chacon, Tanka Fonta, Malak Helmy, Hassan Khan, Annika Kahrs, Pungwe (Robert Machiri and Memory Biwa), The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar, Kodwo Eshun), Barthélémy Toguo
We Have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal. Of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman is an exhibition, a program of performances, concerts and lectures as well as an upcoming publication that deliberate around concepts beyond the predominantly Western musicological format of the tonal or harmonic. The project looks at the work of the African American composer, musician and performer Julius Eastman beyond the framework of what is today understood as minimalist music, within a larger, always gross and ever-growing understanding of it—i.e. conceptually and geo-contextually. Together with musicians, visual artists, researchers and archivers we aim to explore a non-linear genealogy of Eastman’s practice and his cultural, political and social weight while situating his work within a broader rhizomatic relation of musical epistemologies and practices.
For the project, new substantial artworks and musical pieces have been commissioned and will be world-premiered in Berlin. These include a filmic work and performance by Annika Kahrs.
13.8 – 1.10.2017
Die Beziehung zwischen Japan und Deutschland hat ihre Wurzeln im 17. Jahrhundert, zur Zeit, als das Barockschloss Agathenburg erbaut wurde. Damals entdeckten erste Naturwissenschaftler, Mediziner und Künstler die Kultur des jeweils anderen Landes. In der Ausstellung Warum ticken manche Uhren anders treffen sich im Sommer 2017 vier japanische und vier deutsche Künstler aus diesen so verschiedenen aber historisch verbundenen Kulturen. Es entstehen überwiegend ortsbezogene Arbeiten für den Innen- und Außenraum. In einer Zeit, in der das Fremde und die Frage nach Identität und Heimat täglich in den Medien diskutiert werden, richtet diese Ausstellung ihren Blick auf eine kulturelle Prägung, in der die Konzentration auf das Wesentliche, auf Bescheidenheit und innere Achtsamkeit zentrale Aspekte sind.
Exhibition Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Exhibition 11 March – 7 May 2017
Opening 10 March 2017, 7 PM
Since 1983, the Swiss Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation has traveled throughout Europe to award one of the most highly funded art prizes for young artists under thirty-five. In 2017 the Kestnergesellschaft was selected as the venue for the next award ceremony and a related group exhibition. Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899–1962), in whose honor his widow Ilse Leda created the foundation in 1977, has a close connection with the history of the Kestnergesellschaft. On the lower floor of the Kestnergesellschaft, the group exhibition VG award 2017 will bring together twelve young artists from north Germany, Annika Kahrs has been selected by the jury as this year’s prizewinner. With various representatives from the fields of painting, photography, installations, performance, and video art, the exhibition will offer a broad overview of the current north German art scene.