ars viva 09/10 – Geschichte/History: Mariana Castillo Deball, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Dani Gal

 

13. June 2010  –  1. August 2010

Featuring artworks by:
Mariana Castillo Deball   Dani Gal   Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda


At a time of increasing media dominance, where we are exposed daily to ever greater amounts of data, even the most up-to-date things rapidly become outmoded. In this context, a preoccupation with history appears to offer a possibility to pause and slow down. This year the renowned ars viva exhibition, organized by the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft, awarded prizes to Mariana Castillo Deball, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda and Dani Gal, artists who have converged anew on the term “history”, accommodating societal developments not purely attributed to confusing and increasingly rapid forums of communication.
Mariana Castillo Deball, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, and Dani Gal examine historical fragments, documents, and objects in a new light. The artists take on the roles of amateur archaeologists as they work with found objects and fragments; even though it is clear that all display an obvious interest in historical objects, not one of them actually provides any sort of conclusion regarding history as a whole. Rather, they play an associative game, which formally resembles Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas, while reflecting upon personal encounters with objects and places.

 

Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Mariana Castillo Deball

Between You and the Image of You that Reaches Me
2010
Various materials (installation)
Dimensions variable

Mariana Castillo Deball: The Stronger the Light Your Shadow Cuts Deeper

Mariana Castillo Deball

The Stronger the Light Your Shadow Cuts Deeper
2010
Paper
Diameter ca. 300 cm

Mariana Castillo Deball: There Is a Space Later in Time Where You Are Just a Memory

Mariana Castillo Deball

There Is a Space Later in Time Where You Are Just a Memory
2010
Single-channel video on monitor (b/w, no sound)
6:0 min.

Mariana Castillo Deball: Do ut des

Mariana Castillo Deball

Do ut des
2009
Books, sandblasted
31 x 70 x 35 cm

Mariana Castillo Deball: Stumbling Stones

Mariana Castillo Deball

Stumbling Stones
2009
Copper, aluminum, bronze
Dimensions variable

Mariana Castillo Deball

Coatlicue
2010
Paper, embossed with linol
70 x 50 cm

Mariana Castillo Deball

Janssen Collection
2008
Book, sandblasted
40 x 30 x 2 cm

Dani Gal

i.e.
2008
Single-channel videoprojection (b/w, no sound)

Dani Gal: An Architecture Regarding the Future of Conversations

Dani Gal

An Architecture Regarding the Future of Conversations
2008
Wood, record player, motion sensor, silk screen
Dimensions variable

Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda: Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Vol. 1

Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda

Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Vol. 1
2010
Books
130 x 120 x 102 cm

Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda

Modus Tollens
2003
Color photographs
2 parts: each 34 x 44 cm

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