The process that determines how works of art are conceptualized and made, time and again, turns into the subject in the work of artists. For that reason, the group-show PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE features sixteen international artists, for whom this process and the change stimulated by it is essential to their work, a change, which in many instances will be unpredictable.
PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE presents the multidimensional nature of the various artistic strategies in this thematically mapped-out field. Several works bear witness to much more than only diligence and endurance, they represent the life’s work of an artist, something he or she has engaged in every day. Other works of art reveal changes over the course of time – owed either to chemical reactions or, for example, to growth. Within the scope of performances, artists will turn into actors who themselves will put processes in motion and trigger a setting originally established by themselves in order to create new scenarios.
PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE is an exhibition that in its course will re-invent itself over and again. This will not only challenge the work of art as a final product, but it will once more emphasize the audience as an important and invaluable vis-à-vis. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to engage themselves in this dialogue, which at all times during the visit to the exhibition presents itself as a unique and irretrievable snapshot of the very exhibition.
Curated by: Jule Hillgärtner / Curatorial assistance: Aline Fieker, Nada Schroer
Cooperation: Theresa Rößler
Awst & Walther (gegründet 2008), Sofia Duchovny (*1988 in Moskau, RU), Tim Etchells (*1962 in Stevenage, GB), Hella Gerlach (*1977 in Köln, DE), Ben Greber (*1979 in Halle, DE), Ethan Hayes-Chute (*1982 in Freeport, Maine, US), Sadaharu Horio + KUKI (*1939 in Kobe, JPN), Vlatka Horvat (*1974 in Čakovec, HR), Schirin Kretschmann (*1980 in Karlsruhe, DE), Dafna Maimon (*1982 in Porvoo, FI), Eva Meyer-Keller (*1972 DE), Peter Miller (*1978 in Burlington, Vermont, US), Christian Philipp Müller (*1957 in Biel/Bienne, Kanton Bern, CH), Jens Risch (*1973 in Rudolstadt, DE), Luca Trevisani (*1979 in Verona, IT), Brad Troemel (*1987 in Aurora, Illinois, US)
GUESTROOM: MARTINE DENNEWALD presents Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Mark Teh, Syamsul Azhar and Wong Tay Sy
Martine Dennewald, artistic director of the Festival Theaterformen, presents an installation by the Malaysian artists Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Mark Teh, Syamsul Azhar and Wong Tay Sy. Artists or curators are invited to make use of the room, which originally served as the guestroom of the Villa Salve Hospes, to comment upon and critically engage with the respective main exhibition.
The exhibition PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE takes place in cooperation with the Festival Theaterformen.
Performance 10. 6. 9 pm: Sadaharu Horio + KUKI
Performance 11./12. 6. 4 pm: Sadaharu Horio + KUKI
Lecture 14. 6. 4.30 pm: Prof. Dr. Christian Janecke, HfG Offenbach
Film Screening 14. 6. 7 pm: Eva Hesse, Documentary USA/D 2016, Regie: Marcie Begleiter, 105 Min. (at Universum Kino)
Performance 16. 6. 5 pm: Eva Meyer-Keller with Miriam Kongstad
Performance 16. 6. 5.30 pm: Awst & Walther, dancer: Tillmann Becker, Staatstheater Braunschweig
Performance 16. 6. 5 — 9 pm: Studikultnacht. Performances and Barbuilding-battle with students of HBK, Sounds: Someone Special
IT’S NOT LATE IT’S EARLY #12 29. 6. 7—11 pm: Sofia Duchovny, Peter Miller, Jens Risch, Luca Trevisani:
Lecture 26. 7. 7 pm: Mareike Herbstreit, HBK Braunschweig
Performance 21. 8, 3—5 pm: Dafna Maimon + Ethan Hayes-Chute
Nasturtium Dinner 21. 8. 6 pm: with Christian Philipp Müller
The exhibition PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE is made possible by:
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
Stiftung braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz
The Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V. is supported by:
Stadt Braunschweig, Kulturinstitut