Art in lockers of the Kunstareal München, 15.9. – 29.9.2013
Stefan Alber, Albert Coers, Peter Dobroschke, Andreas Feist, Stefano Giuriati, Karen Irmer, Jadranka Kosorcic, Carolina Kreusch, Tanja Kriete, Alfred Kurz, Oh-Seok Kwon, Peggy Meinfelder, Gregor Passens, Michaela Rotsch, Veronika Veit, Katharina Weishäupl, Stefan Wischnewski, Carolina Wolf
Konzept: Albert Coers
Katalog zur Ausstellung:
Albert Coers (Hg.): Inside the Box, Revolver Publishing Berlin 2014, 80 S., 63 Abb., 13 x 19 cm, Broschur fadengeheftet, Deutsch/Englisch. Text Albert Coers, Übers. Oliver Walker
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Albert Coers (Ed.): Inside the Box, Revolver Publishing Berlin 2014. 80 pp., 63 ill., 13 x 19 cm, softcover stitchbound, German/English. Text by Albert Coers, Transl. Oliver Walker
Der enge Raum, seine Erweiterung und der Blick in ihn wird in wahrnehmungsorientierten Arbeiten zum Thema. Inside the Box lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit auf die sonst routiniert behandelten Ausschnitte aus dem öffentlichen Raum, indem es sie temporär künstlerisch nutzt, privatisiert. Die Schließfächer dienen als alternative Orte zur Ausstellung und Wahrnehmung von Kunst in den Ausstellungshäusern, an deren Peripherie. Die Institutionen im Kunstareal werden durch das gemeinsame Ausstellungsformat miteinander verknüpft.
Inside the Box explores a widely spread yet little regarded type of space within the Kunstareal Munich and use it as/for art: the locker. Lockers take up an interesting position between public and non-public space; they are accessible, yet at the same time controlled, often placed in non-locations, the basement, the entrance- and passageway-areas, in transit of in- and outside of not clearly defined belonging. The user uses a spatially and temporarily limited void, a neutral container and thereby creates a private space in public. A challenge evolves wherever a strong demand dominates. The placed objects function as references, as replacements of their owners.
Each of the 18 artists developed, as a variation of a group exhibition, a piece at one of the various Kunstareal places. Besides of their biographical touch point – almost all of them have studied in Munich and/or work here – is the ambience related approach, using different media: sculpture, installation, photography. Furthermore, they have in mind the format of a box, their serial façades, the aspect of its temporary use as well as the context of the individual institution, regarding their architecture and specific collection.
The range of the projects varies from using the box as a transit zone for books – similar to a library – up to parasitic occupation by plants, which contrast with a normative order or the limited duration of their stay within the box.
The character of a grid is being used for neighbouring compartments, thus combining them to a virtual unity. Cocoon-like storage appears as relicts of a longer personal presence, almost like selections of souvenirs reminding of museum-visits. Almost like archives of diaries, recordings, odour and sound are being added to the objects. Another piece deals with the idea of the locking-mechanism of the boxes itself: sportswear transformed into sculpture and luggage, the usual content of such compartments. The narrow space, its expansion and the view into it is the idea behind the more percipience orientated pieces.
Inside the box focuses the visitors onto a routine in public complexes by using it as/for art, privatizing it. The lockers function as alternative places to exhibit and experience art within exhibition-architecture, at their periphery. Last but not least the collective exhibition-format connects the different institutions of the Kunstareal.