I dreamed I was leaving on a trip but I forgot my money – Works from the Kasper Koenig Collection
“I dreamed I was leaving on a trip but I forgot my money” serves as a leitmotif of sorts for this exhibition that offers insight into Kasper König’s private collection. The curator never saw himself as a collector, and yet he gathered works of all kinds over the decades: souvenirs and spontaneous purchases, Jahresgaben, exchanged works, and the odd present. In this collection, which emerged en passant, his preference for the conceptual encounters works sometimes with a bizarre sense of humor; unknown artists are placed alongside now established ones. Behind these pictures and objects, which are closely linked to his biography and companions along the way, there are countless tales to be told. The work by Jonathan Borofsky that lends the exhibition its title refers to a moment of conceptual new beginnings and being on the road. By keeping open where the journey might lead, the title also stands for openness and curiosity, which has always been the inspiration for Kasper König and his work.
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With works by Dirk Braeckman, Seiichi Furuya, Friedemann Heckel and Brian O’Doherty.
Kasper Andreasen, Louis Lüthi – The Preparator (Book launch and exhibition)
Book launch and exhibition
“The Preparator”, a collaboration between Kasper Andreasen and Louis Lüthi, takes as its starting point the painter Alexander Cozens’ publication “A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape” (1785). Set one morning in an empty gallery and told from the point of view of a man who installs exhibitions for a living, “The Preparator” combines text and image in a series of compact, associative tableaus, each revolving around a landscape: a title page, an eighteenth-century ink drawing, the network of cracks in a ceiling, a walk along the Rhine, a satellite photograph, Thomas Bernhard holding forth in a private garden, and others (Roma Publications).
The book launch is accompanied by an exhibition by Kasper Andreasen in the gallery’s corridor through 3 December 2016.
Cyrill Lachauer – Full Service
Questioning methods from the field of cultural anthropology, Cyrill Lachauer explores landscapes and places, the transformation of signs and artifacts and the manner in which traditions and stories affect our cultural imagination. In his most recent work, “Full Service”, Lachauer examines myths of the American West, Las Vegas and its promise of wealth and the Indian “Ghost Dance” movement. In “Full Service” he has discovered a unique form that combines ethnographic field work, road trip and a tribute to the American cinema, capturing the ambiguity of reality without making value judgments.