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Jordan Baseman
Nobody Likes Us But We Don’t Care
March 21st – May 4th 2014

Jordan Baseman (* 1960, Philadelphia, USA) works with film, photography and sculpture, consistently drawing attention to the material of the respective medium. Although this attention is rational and objective, he does often record occult, transcendental experiences. For this he uses deconstructive methods, derived from early conceptual art, to design contents that are theoretically incompatible with the conceptual art approach. In this way Baseman effectively questions the ability of art to transcend the parameters set by the material - yet without relinquishing the possibility of realising this aspiration.

Print Jordan Baseman

General programme

Wednesday, April 2nd at 7 p.m.
Art Salon with Barbara Filser, associate Institute for art science and media theory,Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG).
The talk will take place in the Kunstverein.

Wednesday, March 26th and
April 30th at any one time
7 p.m. public tour

Sunday, April 6th
at 2 p.m. KKK- familyworkshop.
The workshop adresses interested people from the age of 18 up.

Opening

Friday, March 21st at 7 p.m.
Introduction 7.30 p.m.
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon closed

Easter days open.

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €;
Thu free, members free

 

Merlin James
Freestyle
January 17th – March 3rd, 2014

In the last thirty years Merlin James (* 1960, Cardiff, GB) gradually developed a complex pictural language. The exhibition Freestyle presents sceneries, figural and abstract compositions of his complete productive period. The exhibition makes it visible, that the painter −like an archaeologist of his own artistic formation− balances sporadic stylistic fluctuations of different formal languages negligible for the date of origin of the painting. Many a time the working process displaces the source of an initial subject of the painting according the method to take nonlinear decisions. Despite of all diversity- in his multifaceted oeuvre sounds the vision of a lost world.

Print Merlin James

General programme

Sunday, January 19th at 2 p.m.
Art Salon Merlin James talks with Franz Armin Morat, Morat-Institute for art and science of art, Freiburg.
The talk will take place in the Kunstverein.

Wednesday, January 29th and February 19th at any one time
7 p.m. public tour

Sunday, February 23th
at 2 p.m. KKK- familyworkshop

Opening

Friday, January 17th at 7 p.m.
Introduction 7.30 p.m.
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon closed

Thu, February 27th closed

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €;
Thu free, members free

 

Regionale 14
Beyond the Frame
November 29th, 2013 – January 5th, 2014

The works of the exhibition “Beyond the Frame“ examine the borders between art and its context. In doing so they innovatively highlight how it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between these two concepts which were once so clearly opposed. Representation has been re-thought and takes the form of a convivial but also hopeless modification of the everyday life which it attempts to imitate. A seemingly necessary consequence of this is the appearance of repetition, triviality and absurdity in a work of art. Artistic/artificial time is opposed with real time as if part of a quantum physics experiment where time and space are presented as independent concepts which are to be redefined. Patterns and forms of daily life are presented as artistic models in the medium of collage, film, performance and installation.

 

Artists:
Olga Allenstein (D), Diane Augier (F), Marion Cros (F), Eva Gadient (CH), Émeline Galhac (F), Rodrigo Hernández (D), Andreas Kalbermatter (CH), Antoine Mathieu (F), Alexandra Meyer (CH), Aleschija Seibt (D), Jade Tang (F)

Curators:
Caroline Käding, director
Jennifer Trauschke, Co-Curator

Sponsored by:

hs

 

 

General Program

Wednesday, December 4th and 18th at 7 p.m.: Public tour

Sunday, December 8th at 10 a.m. bus trip to Regionale 14 in Basel

Sunday, December 15th at 3 p.m. KKK-Family workshop

Cooperation with the Kommunale Kino Freiburg e.V.

Wednesday, December 18th at 9:30 p.m. and Friday, December 20th at 5:30 p.m.

film showing „Dieter Roth“ (2003) www.koki-freiburg.de

koki

Opening:

Friday, November 29th at 8 p.m. Introduction, 7:30 p.m. Jennifer Trauschke

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m. Wed 12 – 8 p.m. Mo closed

Closed from December 24th until December 26th

and at December 31th and January 1st

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €; Thu free, members free

 

Alice Channer
Soft Shell
September 13th – November 10th, 2013

Soft shell is the first solo institutional exhibition by Alice Channer in Germany. The title might connote the shell of an architecture or an animal, but devolves from represenation to signify a sculpture’s constructed form. Channer emphasises the blurring of distinctions between organic and synthetic forms, using sculpture as a metaphor for the denaturalised body. Under the skylight filtered by blue film, the space of the Kunstverein is envisaged as a transformatorial medium in which objects may be both art and artificial life.

Sponsored by:

British Council       British Council

General Program

Sunday, September 15th at 2 p.m.
Art Salon Alice Channer talks with Felicity Lunn,
Director Kunsthaus
CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

Wednesday, September 25th and October 10th at 7 p.m. :
Public tour

Sunday, October, 20th at 2 p.m.
KKK-Family workshop

Opening

Friday, September 13th at 7 p.m.
Introduction, 7:30 p.m.
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon closed

October 3rd and November 1st open

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €;
Thu free, members free

 

TOP 13 Meisterschüler
May 17th – July 07th, 2013

Ji Hyun Chun, untitled, 2010, 60 x 70 x 20 cm, paper and nails

In this exhibition 23 graduates of the master-classes of the art academy Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe and the branch campus Freiburg will show their artwork at the same time in the rooms of the E-Werk Freiburg and at the Kunstverein Freiburg. The special nomination to a “Meisterschüler“ is a mayor honor, which is given to selected students of the academy. This annual touring exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art oft the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The exhibition is curated by the professors Leni Hofmann and Franz Ackerman in cooperation with their master-class students.


Exhibitory Artists:

Kyra Beck, Andrea Buchholz, Anne Carnein, Ji Hyun Chun, Henriette Franken, Janes Gärttner, Bo Hyun Gu, Martina Harder, Maika Hassan-Beik, Oleg Kauz, Una Kim, Jörg Nemela, Kriz Olbricht, Christina Pasedag, Ellen Poppy, Joel Roters, Lukas Schneeweiss, Henning Schwarz, Katja Schwinn, Jörg Sobott, Fabian Schoog, Henry Staschik und Maria Tackmann.


In cooperation with:

Akademie KA     E Werk

The exhibtion is supported by:

Winterhalter     suedwestaudio

General Program

Wednesday, May 5th and
June 26th 7 p.m. public tour

Sunday, June 9th at 2 p.m.
KKK-Familyworkshop

Monday, July 1st at 3 p.m.
Studitour Freiburg, visit of the studios of the art academy in cooperation with Studentenwerk Freiburg

Opening

Friday, May 17th at 6 p.m.

Welcoming speech:
Prof. Ernst Caramelle, vice chancellor of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

Introduction: Caroline Käding,
director of the Kunstverein Freiburg

Performances by Ji Hyun Chun, Janes Gärttner, Sophie Innmann, Helena Neubert and Lisa Schlenker 

08:30 p.m.
Opening at E-Werk Freiburg
Introduction: Dr. Heike Piehler, director of E-Werk Freiburg and
Dr. Ulrike Lehmann, managing board of E-Werk Freiburg
Reading by Fabian Schoog

From 10:30 p.m.
Opening party with DJ Farmer/Berlin and DJ Antidot/Karlsruhe at E-Werk Freiburg

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Open on Whit Sundy, Whit Monday and Feast of Corpus Christi

Admission:

2 € / 1,50 €
On Thursdays free
members free

 

Alessio delli Castelli
BIOS VS ZOE
Origin of Mimesis, Soul and Tragedy

March 22th – May 5th , 2013

Courtesy Dan Gunn, BerlinAlessio delli Castelli (* 1979 York, GB) applys the method of collage-technique, in which he combines art-historical and pop-cultural sources to eclectic works with artistic, literarily and musical references. With his performances he trys to create a harmonoius, artistic identity from the suffocating and enriching hertitage site.

The exhibition is financially supported by:

LBBW        sw Audio

General Programme

Wednesday April 10th and Thuesday April 30th 7 p.m. public tour

Wednesday, April 24th, 7 p.m. Kunstsalon with Markus Tillier, Cellist of SWR Sinfonieorchester
Baden-Baden and Freiburg

Sunday, April 14th, 2 p.m.
KKK-Familyworkshop

Opening

Friday, March 22nd 7 p.m. Introduction 7.30 p.m.:
Caroline Käding

8 p.m. All Wars Are One War
Piano, violoncello, timpani and voice-performance with Markus Tillier, violoncello und Lorenz Behringer, timpani

Opening hours

Tue - Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Admission: 2 €/1,50 €

On Thursdays free, members free

 

Nathan Coley
January 18th – March 10th, 2013

The Exhibition of the Scottish artist Nathan Coley follows the recent realisation of his sculpture in a public space in the Rieselfeld area of Freiburg, which was opened in November 2012. At the Kunstverein Freiburg Coley will show several of his works. A collection of two series of collages with gold leaf, of which one is directly referencing a plattform in Brasilia on which the “Bandstand“ in Rieselfeld is based. A room-filling installation will guide the visitors in the exhibition hal,l where they will find the sculpture “A Place Beyond Belief“, which title is spelled as light.
 

Sean Edwards
Resting through
September 14th – November 4th, 2012

For the Kunstverein Freiburg, Sean Edwards created a site responsive installation made of shelves which spans the whole length of the ground floor in the exhibition hall. It is a hybrid between design, object, furniture and sculptural barrier. It occupies and divides the room, as well as influences the movement of the visitors. Edwards often uses curious sculptures and objects which he finds for his installations. While visitors brood over the newly structured room, the installation simultaneously develops a story.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 20 and July 18, 7 p.m. Tour of the exhibit Art Break at the Kunstverein Tu. – Fri., 1 – 2 p.m. 12:45 p.m., short tour of gallery. Mineral water will be provided. Admission is free.

Wednesday, September 19 and
October 10 2012, 7 p.m.
Tour of the exhibit.

Sunday, September 23, 2 p.m.
KKK Family workshop.

Wednesday October 24, 7 p.m.
Parlour with Isabel Herda
Director of Museum for modern art, Freiburg

Opening

Friday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Introduction Caroline Käding
7.30 p.m.

Hours

Tue – Sun, 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon, closed

 

John Divola
Surface Conditions
September 14th – November 4th, 2012

The prints of John Divola are documents of interventions, often derelict housing estates which are typical for his hometown Los Angeles. Barren interior build the surrounding area and medium for his installations. They contain his spray painted grafitis that are made out of arranged objects inside the room. Because of his additions each room transfers into a formalistic artwork inside the photographic frame, into a documentation of traces of performances, as well as a sociological comment.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 20 and July 18, 7 p.m. Tour of the exhibit Art Break at the Kunstverein Tu. – Fri., 1 – 2 p.m. 12:45 p.m., short tour of gallery. Mineral water will be provided. Admission is free.

Wednesday, September 19 and
October 10 2012, 7 p.m.
Tour of the exhibit.

Sunday, September 23, 2 p.m.
KKK Family workshop.

Tuesday October 23, 7 p.m.
Parlour with Andreas Ernst,
alias Zoolo, Graffiti artist, Freiburg

 

Opening

Friday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Introduction Caroline Käding
7.30 p.m.

Hours

Tue – Sun, 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon, closed

 

ROB PRUITT
History of the World
June 25th, 2012 – July 29th, 2012

Since the early 1990s, Rob Pruitt’s (1964, Washington DC, U.S.) work has been associated with postmodern pop aesthetics and political satire. In the installation HISTORY OF THE WORLD, Pruitt has transfigured the main gallery of the Kunstverein into an archeological landscape, with fiberglass models of dinosaurs, made by a supplier that produces these models for regional natural history museums. After being cast, they were chromed, which gives them a dark sheen and causes them to appear as though they’ve just crawled out of a tar pit. The dinosaurs, in turn, gaze upon massive oil paintings, which depict the rooms of dwellings where hoarders live. With this mélange of historical epochs depicted, Pruitt’s exhibition intends to portray a condensed version of the history of the world.

Credits:

carl schurz haus   Novotel

 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 20
and July 18, 7 p.m.
Tour of the exhibit

Art Break at the Kunstverein
Tu. – Fri., 1 – 2 p.m. 12:45 p.m., short tour of gallery. Mineral water will be provided. Admission is free.

 

 

Opening

Friday, May 25, 7 p.m.

Hours

Tue – Sun, 1 – 6 p.m.
Wed, 1 – 8 p.m.
Mon., closed
Open on Pfingstmontag
Admission: 2 € / 1,50 €
Free on Thursdays
Free for members

 

Walter Swennen
January 20th – March 11th 2012

 

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Alexander Heim
Bonnets Nouveaux
January 20th – March 11th 2012

 

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Program Archive 2011

Regionale 12
Information and Experience
November 25th, 2011 – January 8th, 2012

 

Artists:
Jean-Jacques Dumont (F) l Christian Ertel (D) l Bianca Hildenbrand (CH) l Esther Hunziker (CH) l Piotr Iwicki (D) l Sophie Jung (CH) l Joséphine Kaeppelin (F) l Kasia Klimpel (CH) l Rahel Lenz (CH) l Patrizia Maag-Barbieri (CH) l Jisook Min (F) l Linus von Poswik / Tobias Ergenzinger (D) l Dorothée von Rechenberg (CH) l Christina Schmid (CH) l Marco Schuler (D) l Claudia de la Torre (D) l Lydia Wilhelm (CH)

 

Opening

November 25, 2011, 8 pm

 

Michael Dean
State of being apart in space
October 7th – November 6th, 2011

dean Michael Dean, untitled, 2006

 

 

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Urban Art
The New Contemporary Art
September 16th – September 30th, 2011

 

 

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Udomsak Krisanamis
A mindful mission
May 27th – July 31th, 2011

 

More Information

Please contact Anne Schreiber for detailled information.

 

Diaphanous Things
April 1th - May 25th, 2011

dtAriel Schlesinger, Loop, 2010 © Ariel Schlesinger
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin

Participating artists:
William Daniels (* 1976, GB), Sabine Hornig (* 1964, D),
Sharon Lockhart (* 1964, USA), David Musgrave (* 1973, GB),
Ugo Rondinone (*1964, CH), Ariel Schlesinger (* 1980, IL).

Sponsored by

bc

 

Israel

More Information

Press (german) (pdf)
Image Sheet (pdf)

 

herold

Paul Graham
Beyond Caring
January 21th - March 20th, 2011

Graham

 

Program Archive 2010

Time and Motion Study | Regionale 11 | November 26, 2010 – January 4, 2011

black hole Artist: Peter Vogel
Title: Black Hole
Copyright / Courtesy: Peter Vogel

Participating artists:

Celia Brown (D) | Linda Cassens Stoian (CH), Annette Merkenthaler (D) | Gianin Conrad (CH) | Jean-Jacques Delattre (F) | Maya Diether (CH) | Mischa Düblin, Fabian Hachen (CH) | Frank Feyertag (D) | Agathe Fleury (F) | Marck Foerster (D) | Irene Galindo Quero (D) | Stefanie Gerhardt (D) | Claire Guerrier (CH) | Ralph Hauswirth (CH) | Hösl&Mihaljevic (D) | Christian Peter Imhof (CH) | Anne Immelé (F) | Julia Kicey (CH) | Florine Leoni, Sylvain Baumann (CH) | Jürgen Oschwald (D) | Cora Piantoni (CH) | Christoph Poetsch (D) | Monika Rechsteiner (D) | Richard Schindler (D) | Lisa Schlenker (D) | Max Philipp Schmid (CH) | Yolaine Schmitt (F) | Cornelius Schwehr (D) | Peter Vogel (D) | Katrin Wegemann (D) | Nefrit Zéroual Chevalier (F)

Performances: Mischa Düblin, Fabian Hachen (CH) | Julia Kicey (CH) | Jürgen Oschwald (D) | Yolaine Schmitt (F)

 

Meer Artist: Maya Diether
Title:At the sea
Date: 2009 / 5-Channel-Video, wall drawing
Copyright / Courtesy: Maya Diether

 

 

Lost I, 2007 / Lost II, 2007 / Untitled, 2010

John Stezaker

Lost Images
September 17 - November 7, 2010

Kunstverein Freiburg
Press preview
Friday, September 17 at 11am
Opening
Friday, September 17 at 7 pm

 

The artist John Stezaker will be attending the press preview and the opening and will also be available for
interviews.

John Stezaker's (*1949) Surrealistic or Dadaesque collages – using early black and white show business photographs – have brought him international acclaim. For his forthcoming exhibition Lost Images at Kunstverein Freiburg he intends making a departure from his normal procedures by presenting a series of posters showing unmanipulated promotional portraits of forgotten actors, who probably were never recognised even in their own lifetimes. Of course, we can now assume these are pictures of the dead, making the show a tangential memorial. Presented in the setting of the gallery, and also on bill boards throughout the city, these posters are further removed from any meaning they may have original possessed by their setting in a new era and under radically different conditions that they must have been intended for. They appear as stranded, unplaceable and dysfunctional. The onus is placed on the viewer to improvise a framework within which to comprehend them. Although they belong, by an attenuated thread, to our postmodern celebrity culture – in which images of individuals are circulated as commodities – they might be relics of a lost civilisation, to which we try to forge a connection. To accompany the exhibition Stezaker was also invited to put together a pictorial essay for the British magazine „Mono”. This magazine which is published bimonthly consists exclusively of pictures and invites different artists or curators to edit an edition each time. The edition will contain works from the exhibition Lost Images and will be displayed during the exhibition. Since the 1970s John Stezaker works with pictures from catalogues, magazines, books or post- and autograph cards and newly assembles the found material. His oeuvre has been exhibited internationally and has been formative for many contemporary artists such as Peter Doig, Chris Ofili or Isaac Julien. Stezaker’s technique of collage opens a motivic and stylistic band width of references. Besides the references to the movie and advertisement industry also to concepts of psychoanalysis and gender issues.

English Press text (PDF)


Opening hours:
Tue- Su 12 - 18 h | Wed 12 - 20 h | Mo closed
Entrance 2 € / 1,50 € | Thursdays free | Members free

Contact:
Anne Schreiber
Research Assistant
Kunstverein Freiburg
Dreisamstr. 21
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 349 44
Fax: +49 761 349 14
schreiber@kunstvereinfreiburg.de

 
Foto: Gabriel Kuri

Gabriel Kuri | join the dots and make a point | 
June 11 - August 8, 2010

 

Feint Art | March 19 - May 30, 2010

Richard Aldrich (*1975, USA)
Alexandra Bircken (*1967,D)
Alistair Frost (*1981, GB)
Katy Moran (*1975, GB)

 
 

laner (Rorschach), 2010
© Alexander Laner
Foto: Marc Doradzillo

ALEXANDER LANER

Beneath our skies |   January 22- March 14, 2010
Opening:
Friday January 22, 7 pm
 

 

 

Program Archive 2009

„x-times myspace“   |   Koreografenkollektiv k²   |   First Night January 14, 2010, 8 pm

 

corps etrangerx-times , myspace | k2

Following sessions: January 15 and 17, 2010, 8 pm

k² goes Kunstverein Freiburg      

Regionale 10

November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Artists of the region. In cooperation with different other art institutes.

Special theme: Performance

Seven galleries in the Kunstverein Freiburg

Opening: Thursday 17th November 2009 , 7 pm

 

Anna Molska + Wojtek Bakowski

molskaAbb.: Anna Molska / Wojtek Bakowski, Completed, 2009 (Still)
Video, 15'21'', Farbe, Ton © Anna Molska / Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

COMPLETED

September 18 - November 8, 2009

The movie was produced by
Zachęta National Gallery of Art,
Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. and Deutsche Bank Foundation.

 

Nothing to say and I am saying it

March 27 – May 24, 2009
Group exhibition with Markus Amm (D), Karla Black (GB), Marieta Chirulescu (R), Ned Vena
(USA), Cerith Wyn Evans (GB), Andrew Dadson (CA), Sergej Jensen (DK)
John Cage’s famous statement provides the title for this group exhibition in which painting
assumes a central position. The exhibition presents mainly monochromatic works which are
characterized by the same contradiction that marks the quotation from Cage: Predominantly
empty color surfaces possess potential contents which seem to be absent or concealed, so that
something which is supposedly negative can give rise to a constructive aspect.
The reference to Minimalism is clearly recognizable in those works whose color material is
especially emphasized. At the same time, the deep spatial illusion consistently alludes to the
intention of depicting something. The exhibition of mainly young artists includes painting,
sculpture and film.

Anthea Hamilton

January 23 – March 15, 2009
Anthea Hamilton (* 1978) uses a wide range of sources in a self-evident manner. Among these
are art-historical references, trivial everyday happenings, historical icons, and carriers of
autobiographical significance. She creates environments which reproduce contexts familiar to
us: gymnasiums, television studios, indoor swimming pools—sites in which special clothing
and trained sequences of movements are the rule. For the Kunstverein Freiburg, Anthea
Hamilton has developed with “Gymnasium” a spatially encompassing installation whose
elements invite active involvement. By means of equipment, mobiles, barriers and wallpaintings,
the visitors are conducted through the three-dimensional picture not only visually,
but also physically.

Program Archive 2008

Regionale 9

November 28, 2008 – January 4, 2009
Every year at Christmas, the Kunstverein Freiburg displays, as a highlight of regional artistic
creation, various works by artists from the border triangle between Germany, France and
Switzerland. This frontier-transcending impetus offers regional artists of all ages the possibility
of exhibiting their works at fourteen art institutions in Basel, southern Baden and Alsace. More
than 250 works were selected in 2007 by professional juries from the 600 submitted
applications. The Regionale is thus not only a mirror for the creative potential of the region and
its cultural diversity, but also a platform for an exchange between the creators of art, cultural
institutions, and a public interested in art.

Federico Herrero

September 12 – November 9, 2008
The powerful, large-format paintings of the Costa Rican Federico Herrero (*1978) usher into
view the spaces between things. Although the small, monochromatically painted blocks
nestled against each other appear to be abstract, they nonetheless represent Herrero’s
reactions to circumstances and images which he encounters in his everyday life in Costa Rica
or during his travels. Serving as his source of inspiration are the diverse street- and housepaintings
in Costa Rica, which are not defined as art but present themselves to us as various
types of pictorial communication.

Ergin Cavusoglu

June 6 – August 10, 2008
“Place after Place”
Ergin Cavusoglu (*1968) is currently considered to be one of the most interesting video artists
in Great Britain. His video installations reflect the complex and incessantly changing migration
of people between places and countries. Often filmed in harbors, airports or marketplaces, his
videos treat the themes of the journey and the process of movement which determines our
reality. In this way they tell in a lyrical manner of the personal experiences of individuals within
a widespread collective history.

Diana Dodson and Reto Leibundgut

April 4 – May 25, 2008
Diana Dodson (*1963) and Reto Leibundgut (*1966) often work together. For the Kunstverein
Freiburg they have prepared a group of new works as their first exhibition in a public space in
Germany. In their installations, objects, pictures and videos, the artists thematize the world of
dwellings by combining in a new way such furnishings as rugs, wall paneling or leather sofas,
and by imbuing them with an unexpected significance. The other central theme of their work
is an investigation of natural elements. Here the idyll of landscape representation functions,
not as a mirror of nature, but as a reflection of social and communal phenomena, as a
projection surface for human emotions.

Laurent Montaron

January 25 – March 16, 2008
Although the Frenchman Laurent Montaron (*1972) is known in his home country as one of
the most interesting young artists, this presentation is his first solo exhibition in Germany. He
has conceived a new film for the hall of the Kunstverein Freiburg and is displaying large-format
photographic works on the upper level. His works have to do with various forms of narration,
the border between reality and its representation, and the possibilities of communicating
experiences of time to us. At a great distance from both documentary and fictional aspects,
Laurent Montaron utilizes the strategies of isolation, allusion and concealment in order to lay
open the hidden energies in the generation of meaning, to reveal the magic of images and
sounds.

Program Archive 2007

Regionale 8

November 30, 2007 – January 6, 2008
In the framework of the 2007 Regionale 8, the Kunstverein Freiburg is presenting 31 artists
from Germany, Switzerland and France:
Sabine Bechtel / Beat Brüderlin / Buess/Weber / Gabriela de Antuñano / Max Diel / Lena
Eriksson / Carola Faller / Barbara Feuz / Hans-Rudolf Fitze / Matthias Frey / Eva Früh / Anja
Ganster / Stefanie Gerhardt / Salome Ghazanfari / Regina Hügli / Rahel Knöll / Reinhard Kühl /
Marie-Louise Leus / Andreas Lorenschat / Christophe Marguier / Ji-Sook Min / Chris Popovic /
Almut Quaas / Emanuel Rossetti / Monika Ruckstuhl / Brigit Rufer / Schär&Spillmann / Bruno
Steiner / Anna Stiller / Andrzej Wolski / Daniela Zanolla.
The exhibition deliberately aims at a variety of established and less well-known regional
positions of the border triangle between Germany, France and Switzerland in a mixture of
painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture.

Susanne Kühn: Paintings

September 14 – November 11, 2007
The exhibition of Susanne Kühn (*1969), an artist living in Freiburg, is the first comprehensive
presentation of her work at a public institution. It completes the return of the artist to her
home country after she lived and worked in the USA for seven years, immediately after
finishing her studies at the Art Academy Leipzig. The exhibition concentrates on large
canvasses as well as drawings from the past five years. Susanne Kühn’s pictures make
deliberate reference to German Romanticism, to the daunting transcendence inherent to the
visions of nature realized by Joseph Anton Koch or C.D. Friedrich. The images of mountains,
forests, gorges and eerie, moon-illuminated landscapes, which at a first glance seem to be in
the naturalistic style of the old masters, are adroitly combined with elements from other
historical and cultural stylistic tendencies, so that the final images have a fully contemporary
impact.

Lutz/Guggisberg

June 1 – August 12, 2007
The Swiss artistic duo Andres Lutz (*1968) and Anders Guggisberg (*1966) are known in their
home country for their installational output. The objects, images and video projections which
they delight in assembling impart to the exhibition space an atmospheric transformation
through which we discard our customary mental categories and accept the invitation to a
playfully associative, ongoing development. In addition to the installation in the exhibition
hall, Lutz and Guggisberg have personally designed a labyrinthine passageway extending
through the entire U-form of the upper floor and consisting of mid-sized, small, and even
minute chambers.
The exhibition is a collaboration with the Kunsthaus Aarau, Switzerland.

Ausgezeichnet!

March 30 – May 13, 2007
The participating artists are:
J. Tobias Anderson (S), Pascal Danz (CH), Katja Davar (UK/G) , Kate Davis (UK), Katy Dove (UK),
Gabriela Fridriksdottir (IS), Franziska Furter (CH), Knut Henrik Henriksen (N), Leni Hoffmann (G),
Cristina Ohlmer (G), Yehudit Sasportas (IL), Christoph Schmidberger (Austria/USA), Stefan Thiel
(G).
In recent years, the theme of drawing has attained a considerable degree of attention. This
tendency mirrors the currently intensified investigation by many artists of the possibilities
inherent to the medium. “Ausgezeichnet!” examines works which are situated at the borders of
drawing and which not only question what drawing actually means, but also probe its
relationship to painting, sculpture, film and photography.
The spectrum of “Ausgezeichnet” extends from drawings on paper, executed in various
techniques, past the extension of the generic term “drawing” to include plastic, spaceencompassing
works, all the way to animated drawings. Accompanying the exhibition is a
catalogue (modo verlag).

George Shaw

January 26 – March 18, 2007
With a certain nostalgia, George Shaw (*1966) paints landscapes and buildings in urban
outskirts inhabited by the British working class which cohere into an image of collective
memory. His works pay tribute to the British films of the Kitchen Sink genre of the nineteensixties,
but in spite of the artist’s fascination with English identity and culture, one nonetheless
discovers in the widest sense an image of the modern European world. In this exhibition, there
will be seen for the first time drawings which investigate the mythologies of popular British
culture from the nineteen-seventies and -eighties. The exhibition is a collaboration with the
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva.

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