K60: GCC, GUAN XIAO, SLAVS AND TATARS, ANNA UDDENBERG

5 - 19 September 2021

 

 

  • Eight Berlin galleries alexander levy, ChertLüdde, HUA International, Klemm’s, KOW, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Plan B and PSM are happy to announce...

     

    Eight Berlin galleries alexander levy, ChertLüdde, HUA International, Klemm’s, KOW, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Plan B and PSM are happy to announce the second edition of K60, a group exhibition opening on Sunday, September 5th, 2021, at Wilhelm Hallen, Kopenhagener Straße 60 in Reinickendorf, Berlin. K60 is part of Hallen #2, a series of exhibitions, installations and conversations in collaboration with galleries, artists and curators, initiated by the founders of Wilhelm Hallen. 

     

    K60 will feature 30 artists, represented by the organizing galleries, with works spanning video, installation, sculpture, photography and painting. 

     

    Established last year as a reaction to the repetitive cancellation of cultural events, the re-enactment of the K60 initiative in the following year underlines the importance of collaboration between galleries and Berlin’s art community as a positive and ongoing practice. Especially now, when normality seems to be one step closer, it is crucial to continue to encourage dialogue, discussion, to dedicate space to the creation of new ideas and sharing of resources. 

     

    This year the galleries will be exhibiting in two ground-floor rooms of over 2000 m2, offering a further opportunity to articulate dialogue and highlight the common thread linking the works on display - while at the same time allowing each artist the necessary space to enhance their individual and unique research.

     

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  • GCC, Mahd (Gesture III), 2017

    GCC

    Mahd (Gesture III), 2017
    MDF, baby powder, sound, foam white wood (crate)
    104.5 x 165 x 7.62 cm | 41 1/4 x 65 x 3 in
    unique
    GCC/M 17-07/U
     
    USD 30,000.00 (excl. VAT)

     

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  • With ‘Gestures’ GCC further investigated the increasingly pervasive trend of Positive Energy gaining momentum in the Gulf region and how these lifestyle attitudes are appropriated, employed, and transformed as part of a greater political mechanism. In continuation of this, the works ‘Mahd’ (مهد, cradle in Arabic) turn to 'Heritage engineering’ as a prevalent practice in the Gulf that is used to prioritize certain aspects of culture to create and maintain a prevailing narrative of positivism. To this end, ‘positive energy movements’ have become co-opted by governments in the region; new ministerial positions like the UAE’s Ministry of Happiness are created, and the emerging life coaches and Feng Shui consultants are employed by the hereditary leaders. In Belief in the Power of Believe, the artists reference antiquity with a set of monumental sculptural reliefs based on 3D renderings of stills taken from YouTube videos and online images of regional practitioners promoting the positive energy movement as state policy. Referring to the erasure and creation of cultural myths, these reliefs become contemporary cultural artifacts: narratives of the present and the politics of cultural extinction and creation.

     

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  • GCC, Mahd (Gesture IV), 2017

    GCC

    Mahd (Gesture IV), 2017
    MDF, baby powder, sound, foam
    119.38 x 157.48 cm | 47 x 62 in
    unique
    GCC/M 17-05/U

    USD 32,000.00 (excl. VAT)

     

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  • GCC, Mahd (Gesture VI), 2017

    GCC

    Mahd (Gesture VI), 2017
    MDF, baby powder, sound, foam, white wood (crate)
    118.74 x 189.23 cm | 46 3/4 x 74 1/2 in
    unique
    GCC/M 17-06/U
     
    USD 30,000.00 (excl. VAT)

     

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  • GCC, Mahd (Gesture V), 2017

    GCC

    Mahd (Gesture V), 2017
    MDF, baby powder, sound foam, white wood (crate)
    118.74 x 189.23 cm | 46 3/4 x 74 1/2 in
    unique
    GCC/M 17-06/U

     

    USD 36,000.00 (excl. VAT)

     

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  • Guan Xiao, Documentary of Agriculture: Gathering, 2019

    Guan Xiao

    Documentary of Agriculture: Gathering, 2019
    printed vinyl, fiberglass, c-stands, stainless steel stands, headlamps, skis drill extensions, speakers, crystal resin with colored fiber
    backdrop: 250 x 450 x 180 cm | 98 7/16 in x 177 5/32 x 70 7/8 in
    steel rack: 264 x 194 cm | 103 15/16 x 76 3/8 in
    head: 70 x 110 x 65 cm | 27 1/2 x 43 1/3 x 25 5/8 in
    unique
    GX/I 19-07/U
      
    EUR 35,000.00 (excl. VAT)

     

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  • The Documentary  of Agriculture: Gathering, addresses the state of contemporary industrial production in relation to the so-called natural world. According to Guan Xiao, agriculture or farming is similar to science fiction. The more that we think about the future, and manufacture the so-called civilized world, the farther we distance ourselves from nature, the land and ourselves. The backdrop is composed of hyperspectral image classification, a form of algorithmic imaging that allows for understanding of the terrain, often used to improve land use for farming. Guan Xiao's use of the backdrop and creation of studio photo-shoot environment as a spatial device underscores the porous nature of image production that pervades our understanding of physical reality.

  • Slavs and Tatars, 2-Turn, 2019

    Slavs and Tatars

    2-Turn, 2019
    UV print, PVC steel
    340 x 580 cm
    133 13/16 x 228 5/16 ins
    unique
    S&T/I 19-02/U

     

    EUR 45,000.00 (excl. VAT)

      

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  • Often found in grocery stores, butcher shops and the like, PVC curtains often demarcate a space for its hygiene or climate control. The curtains each feature the dual nature of fermentation, as a form of rotting and preservation, as well as a performance enhancer or hangover cure.

     

    From the Work Cycle 'Pickle Politics'

    Whether microbes or mitochondria dwelling furtively on the skin or non-native agents living within us: bacteria comprise one kilogram of the average human body. 'Pickle Politics' looks to the practices and symbolism of fermentation, constructing a political argument using notions of the rotten, the spoiled, and the soured.

  • Anna Uddenberg, Silver Edge I (in collaboration with Juan Alvear), 2020

    Anna Uddenberg

    Silver Edge I (in collaboration with Juan Alvear), 2020
    acrylic resin on fiberglass, spray filler, acrylic paint, UV nail gel
    173 x 23 x 23 cm
    68 1/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in
    unique
    AU/I 20-01/U

    12,000.00 EUR (excl. VAT)
     

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  • This series of large-scale manicured fingers come out of an early body of work titled 'The Girlfriend Experience' initiated during Anna Uddenberg’s studies at Städelschule in Frankfurt. With this series, the artist set out to explore the commodified experience of girlfriends-for-hire, an escort service that has gained in popularity in the last decades. She researched the language used to advertise this service and was particularly interested in the strategies to stage authenticity and genuineness. These large sculptures remain compelling objects that stand alone as signifiers of the fetishization of the body. As part-objects severed from a body, magnified and elevated to the status of artworks that stand in the gallery space like dominating pillars, this work demonstrates Anna Uddenberg’s excessive gesture to address the glamorization of the body. The effect is fascinating, but also profoundly uncanny and even discomforting.

  • Anna Uddenberg, Silver Edge II (in collaboration with Juan Alvear), 2020

    Anna Uddenberg

    Silver Edge II (in collaboration with Juan Alvear), 2020
    acrylic resin on fiberglass, spray filler, acrylic paint, UV nail gel
    139 x 24 x 19 cm
    54 11/16 x 9 7/16 x 7 7/16 in
    AU/I 20-02/U
    unique
     
    EUR 12,000.00 (excl. VAT)

     

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  • Anna Uddenberg, Silver Edge III (in collaboration with Juan Alvear), 2020

    Anna Uddenberg

    Silver Edge III (in collaboration with Juan Alvear), 2020
    acrylic resin on fiberglass, spray filler, acrylic paint, UV nail gel
    129.5 x 19 x 19 cm
    50 15/16 x 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in
    unique
    AU/I 20-03/U
     
    EUR 12,000.00 (excl. VAT)
     

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  • Participating Galleries and Artists

     

    alexander levy

    Gereon Krebber & RHO Kollektiv
    Ella Littwitz
    Vicky Uslé

     

    ChertLüdde

    Stephanie Comilang
    Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano Franco Mazzucchelli
    Tyra Tingleff

     

    HUA International

    Tong Kunniao

    Chen Dandizi

    Fanny Gicquel

     

    Klemm’s

    Gwenneth Boelens
    Sven Johne
    Jonas Roßmeißl

    Adrian Sauer

     

    KOW

    Candice Breitz

    Alice Creischer

    Henrike Naumann

    Michael E. Smith

     

    Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler

    GCC

    Guan Xiao
    Slavs and Tatars

    Anna Uddenberg

     

    Plan B

    Becky Beasley

    Navid Nuur

    Achraf Touloub

    Serj

     

    PSM

    Christian Falsnaes

    Emma Jääskeläinen

    Nathan Peter