Andreas Reiter Raabe
Lasse Schmidt Hansen
Concept Art as an independent artistic movement developed in the USA and Europe in the mid 1960s, based on fundamentally new definitions of the work of art and the role of the viewer in Minimal Art and Zero Avantgarde around 1960. The characteristic formal features are clearly defined: objective structures, creative systems that are complete in themselves and - overcoming classical painting and sculpture - a tendency to dematerialize the work of art. On show also Michel Verjux with a light installation in Postdamer Platz.
Concept Art as an independent artistic movement developed in the USA and Europe in the mid 1960s, based on fundamentally new definitions of the work of art and the role of the viewer in Minimal Art and Zero Avantgarde around 1960.
The characteristic formal features are clearly defined: objective structures, creative systems that are complete in themselves and - overcoming classical painting and sculpture - a tendency to dematerialize the work of art. The conditions under which art comes into being are examined, along with temporal and spatial structures, the congruency of theory and practice, the possibility of involving the viewer intellectually and physically, and also the general conditions for presenting and responding to art in institutions.
Shusaku Arakawa (1936 Nagoya, J – 2010 New York, USA)
Robert Barry (1936 in New York, USA – lives ind Teaneck, USA)
Martin Boyce (*1967 in Hamilton, GB – lives in Glasgow, GB)
Daniel Buren (*1938 in Boulogne-Billencourt, F – lives in Paris, F)
Ian Burn (1939 Geelong, AUS – 1993 Sydney, AUS)
André Cadere (1934 Warschau/Warsaw, P – 1978 Paris, F)
Ceal Floyer (*1968 in Karachi, PK – lives in Berlin, D)
Poul Gernes (1925 Frederiksberg, DK – 1996 Kopenhagen/Copenhagen, DK)
Madeline Gins (1941 New York, USA – lives in New York, USA)
Dan Graham (*1942 in Urbana, USA – lives in New York, USA)
Isabell Heimerdinger (*1963 in Stuttgart, D – lives in Berlin, D)
Joseph Kosuth (*1945 in Toledo, USA – lives in New York, USA and Rome, I)
Sol LeWitt (1924 Hartford, USA – 2007 New York, USA)
Albert Mertz (1920 Kopenhagen/Copenhagen, DK – 1990 Slagelse, DK)
Jonathan Monk (*1969 in Leicester, GB – lives in Berlin, D)
Francois Morellet (*1926 in Colet, F – lives in Cholet and Paris, F)
Olivier Mosset (*1944 in Bern, CH – lives in Tucson, USA)
Andreas Reiter Raabe (*1960 in Raab, A – lives in Wien/Vienna, A)
Lasse Schmidt Hansen (*1978 in Albertslund, D – lives in Berlin, D)
Santiago Sierra (*1966 in Madrid, E - lives in Mexiko-City, MEX)
Michel Verjux (*1956 in Chalon-sur-Saône, F – lives in Paris, F)
Michel Verjux for Daimler Contemporary – Nocturnal light installation at Potsdamer Platz
On the occasion of the exhibition “Conceptual Tendencies 1960s to today” French artist Michel Verjux devised an extraordinary in situ design for a centrally located high-rise façade in Potsdamer Platz. Starting on opening night October 6, a semi-circle of pure light illuminated the tower of the Daimler Financial Services building designed by Renzo Piano for five days – through October 10 – from sunset to dawn. With it Michel Verjux is represented both in the interior and the exterior space as part of the exhibition “Conceptual Tendencies” and in this way uses his reduced-poetic light installations to combine the institutional and the public space.
The former performance artist, poet, actor and philosopher Michel Verjux has been creating purist “exhibition signals” since 1980, using lighted areas or “éclairages” projected by halogen beams and staged in a wide variety of contexts. These signals manifest themselves as “light in action within a concrete situation, temporal and spatial, in front of the eyes of one or several spectators.”
Image © Isabell Heimerdinger
Waiting, Acting, Waiting, 2002
Dr. Renate Wiehager Tel: 0711 / 17 - 92 695 Fax: 0711/ 17 - 94 141
Reception: october 7, 7 p.m.
Haus Huth Alte Potsdamer Straße 5 - 10785 Berlin, Germany
Opening hours: daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Opened during Easter holidays (22 -25 April) 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.