"Endless Installation: A Ghost Story For Adults" is a spatial confrontation between the work of three figures: architect Frederick Kiesler, art historian Aby Warburg, and artist Meir Agassi. "Public Space With a Roof" is an initiative by artists Tamuna Chabashvili, Adi Hollander and theoretician Vesna Madzoski. Their activities is blurring the borders between many roles assumed to be taken by the present-day artists. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of lectures, presentations and film.
Endless Installation: A Ghost Story For Adults
Exhibition until 26 April 2009
Public Space With A Roof
Invocating Frederick Kiesler | Aby Warburg | Meir Agassi
PSWAR’s new project Endless Installation: A Ghost Story For Adults started out with a research into questions of architecture and the narrative of exhibition making, as well as definitions of authorship. Endless Installation: A Ghost Story For Adults is a spatial confrontation between the work of three figures who have become particularly inspirational for this research: architect Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965), art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929), and artist Meir Agassi (1947-98).
Endless Installation: A Ghost Story For Adults creates a non-linear dialogue with exhibition visitors unfolding around the work of these remarkable individuals, becoming a fictional meeting point for their individual 'universes'. This fictional montage allows to define junctures of their ideas as well as offering new readings on their individual practices.
Public Space With a Roof is an initiative by artists Tamuna Chabashvili, Adi Hollander and theoretician Vesna Madzoski. Their activities go beyond the usual notions of artists-as-social-activists, artists-as-producers, and artists-as-curators, blurring the borders between many roles assumed to be taken by the present-day artists. Their projects are based on research and include several levels including the possibility to use existing artworks as ready-mades, questioning of the existing exhibition formats, creating platforms for intimate and individual experience of the artworks and changing perception of the space.
Lectures, presentations and film by
Monica Pessler, Yaniv Shapira, Koen Brams, Naomi Aviv, Simon Ferdinando, Alex Ferquharson, Simon Sheikh, Jef Cornelis, Alexander Kluge and others
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of lectures and film screenings selected by PSWAR addressing questions raised during this project. Upcoming lectures:
On Frederick Kiesler and Meir Agassi
Sunday 22 March, 13.30 hrs
Location: Exhibition spaces - Level 1
The Artistic Environment - Frederick Kiesler's model for apprehending relations
Lecture by Monica Pessler (1965, Austria). Pessler is currently director of the Austrian Frederick and Kiesler Private Foundation in Vienna.
Who Are You Meir Agassi?
Lecture by Yaniv Shapira (1967, Israel). Shapira is a graduate cum laude of the Diploma Studies in Museology at the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University. He is currently curator of the Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv.
The screenings include the work of two film makers: Jef Cornelis and Alexander Kluge.
Jef Cornelis is a film director living and working in Antwerp. Between 1963 and 1998 he worked as creator, director and scriptwriter for the Flemish public broadcasting
company (VRT). Jef Cornelis has been an active participant in the international art scene. Since the sixties he has been involved in various art initiatives. The directed many films on art, architecture, literature, theater and opera.
Alexander Kluge is a film director and a cultural critic living and working in Munich. Kluge is a major force in the genesis and development of New German Cinema and was among those who penned the inflammatory Oberhausen Manifesto, a document signed by 26 irate young German filmmakers at the 1962 Oberhausen Film Festival. In 1962 Kluge became director of the film institute at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, Germany. In 1988, he began working for German cable television on the RTL and SAT1 channels.
Thursday 2 April, 18.00
Yesterday Girl (Abschied von Gestern)
(dir. Alexander Kluge, 1966, 84 min)
Saturday 4 April, 16.00
Part-Time Work of a Female Slave (Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin)
(dir. Alexander Kluge1973, 87 min)
Opening 21 March 2009, 21.00 hrs
SMART Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105-113 | NL-1054 PD Amsterdam
Exhibition: Mon - Sat 12.00 - 22.00 hrs, Sun 14.00 - 22.00 hrs
Cinema: Sun - Thur: 20.00 - 0.00 hrs, Fri - Sat: 20.00 - 01.00 hrs
Café/Restaurant LAB111: Mon - Thur 12.00 - 00.00 hrs, Fri - Sat 12.00 - 01.00 hrs, Sun 14.00 - 12.00 hrs
Office hours: Mon - Fri 09.00 - 18.00 hrs