Mariana Castillo Deball
Dmitry Vilensky (Chto Delat?) Nanna Debois Buhl & Brendan Fernandes
Peter Fischli & David Weiss
Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Never odd or even is a text-spaced exhibition that unfolds in mental and architectural chapters through perspectives created by textual artworks. The exhibition is shaped as a book, formatted in spatial chapters that invite the visitors to become the co-authors. Imaginary space is rendered tangible through text and movement.
Never odd or even – A text spaced exhibition
Curated by: Solvej Helweg Ovesen
with Rosa Barba (DE/ITA), Erick Beltrán (MEX), Nanna Debois Buhl (DK), Mariana Castillo Deball (MEX), Simon Evans (UK), Brendan Fernandes (KE), Peter Fischli & David Weiss (CH), János Fodor (HU), Lise Harlev (DK), Ferdinand KRIWET (DE), Ján Mancuska (SK), Ciprian Muresan (RO), Henrik Olesen (DK), Pablo Pijnappel (FR), Adam Pendleton (USA), Sebastián Romo (MEX), Whats to be Done? (RUS), Phillip Zach (DE)
Never odd or even is a text-spaced exhibition that unfolds in mental and architectural chapters through perspectives created by textual artworks. The artworks presented derive from Concrete Poetry, Dadaist and Futurist Manifestos, as well as techniques of mind mapping. The exhibition is shaped as a book, formatted in spatial chapters that invite the visitors to become the co-authors. Imaginary space is rendered tangible through text and movement. Artworks appear as wall text, projection, spoken, enacted and filmed prose, activating the architectural space in ways that amplify the meaning of the words and the worlds inside.
The point of departure of the exhibition and it's title comes from the legendary book and performance project, Never odd or even, 2005-2011, by Berlin-based artist Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico, 1975). Her project consists in 'a book of unwritten books', 30 book covers designed by creative producers selected by the artist and published as one book. A new edition of the Never odd or even book has been invented and published (by Bom dia boa tarde boa noite) for this exhibition. The imagined content of these 'unwritten books' will be performed during the exhibition by well-known German authors like Ingo Niemeyer together with poets, theoreticians, and artists.
The exhibition is co-produced by Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark.
Opening: Saturday October 1st, 19h
Performances with Ana Teixeira Pinto and Armando Andrade Tudela 20h
Fichte str 2 / Berlin
Hours: Wed-sunday 14-19 h.