The gift as a Problem

Exhibition: 29th November 2013 – 24th January 2014

COLLAGE E-WASTE 4 , C Javier Pérez-Lanzac - The Gift as a Problem

COLLAGE E-WASTE 4 , C Javier Pérez-Lanzac

We have all that we need in the industrialized world. What does a present mean? What do we give as gift nowadays? Every year, the market produces a unsustainable, immense quantity of things. A waste of energy and materials is needed every year for their manufacture, promotion and sale, as well as their later recycling, destruction or storage, from department stores’ stockrooms to our basements. The receiver is confronted with a problem: not needing to use the gift. It seems The gift as a Problem.

The exhibiting artists give answers with installation, painting, object, performance, video, collage and photo: 

Daniela NasoniDavid Turner, Edouard Steinhauer, Enes ZuljevicJavier Pérez-Lanzac, Ilan Katin, Lenara VerleLeonid DutovRiiko Sakkinen und Katja TukiainenSara BolteSonja Hornung und Richard PettiferSonja TrabandtSteffen KasperaviciusStephan GrossSven Wieder

Program – The Gift as a Problem

Vernissage: Friday. 29.11,13. 19:00 with Phillip Müller-Hohenstein, Electric guitar, improvisation on the theme of the exhibition

Duration: 29.11.3 – 24.1.14, Fridays 17:00 – 20:00

The Artinst Ilan Katin is present and draws his gifts for the visitors.

Talks:

Artist’s Talk / Discussion + “The Dinner” (Performance). Friday. 6.12.13. 19:00

Participating artists talk about their work. Moderated by Javier Pérez-Lanzac

“The Dinner”, performance by Sonja Hornung, Richard Pettifer and Carrie Mc Ilwain. Press article

Finissage, Friday. 24.1.14. 19:00, Concert of Songwriter Deborah Di Nauta

Curator: Javier Pérez-Lanzac