Hours and Hours of Inactivity 

Works by Bettina Allamoda, Diana Artus, Olga Balema, Fritz Balthaus, Mariechen Danz, Christine Sun Kim, Wolf von Kries, Sandra Schäfer, Roman Schramm, Heidi Sill, Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton.

Curated by Rhea Dall.

March 4 – April 30, 2017
Opening: Friday, March 3, 7pm

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Chausseestraße 128-129
10115 Berlin

Opening hours:
Tuesday—Sunday 12—6 pm
Thursday 12—8 pm




















Image: Bettina Allamoda, Human League / Yesteryear Poster Series, 1996 (Detail)


With the exhibition Hours and Hours of Inactivity, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein resumes the exhibition series of the Berlin Senate’s Fine Arts Scholarship recipients. Eleven positions from different generations of the city’s international art scene reflect Berlin’s eccentric plethora of artistic genres.
Hours and Hours of Inactivity puts this generous diversity at the fore and spans photography, film, video, and drawing, to sculpture, and installation. The exhibition uncovers diverging queries and temporalities within the distinct artists’ work, including a conglomerate of long-term investigations and serial gestures, surprise encounters and forgotten ephemera.

The title is a musical catch phrase taken from a piece by participating artist Mariechen Danz and her band UNMAP. Striking a chord with the curatorial approach, the song line Hours and Hours of Inactivity mirrors how the duration and complexity of the included oeuvres drive the display.

Various works wrestle with the ‘museal’ freezing of time, tinkering with white-cube behaviors. Among those are a wall piece constantly redone by Fritz Balthaus, a waiting area by Wolf von Kries, an (almost) motionless stone sculpture by Olga Balema, a series of drawn scores reverberating ‘time passing’ by Christine Sun Kim, or Bettina Allamoda’s fashionable fabric dressing-up parts of the exhibition space. Reflecting a current favoring of instant, excessive performance-as-success, n.b.k.’s storefront windows host a depot-like presentation of staggered glossy, digital photography by Roman Schramm that seems caught between a storage space and one of consumer-oriented, accelerated entertainment. Other tableaux by Diana Artus, Sandra Schäfer, Heidi Sill, and Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton forward stagnated building projects, city-scape meanderings, and the rise and disassembling of architectural utopias, alluding to the exhibition’s core tension between sedate quiescence and hyperbolic time pressure, both marking the creative productions on view.

Unique No. 5 

Works by Diana Artus and Stefanie Pluta

Exhibition: 3.2.–19.3.2017
Opening: Friday, 3.2., 6 pm

Coelner Zimmer
Schirmerstr. 39
40211 Düsseldorf

Opening hours: Thursday 4–7 pm and on appointment

Extended opening hours during Photo Weekend:
Saturday, 4.2., 12 am–7 pm
Sunday, 5.2., 1–6 pm / 2 pm: Artist Talk


No natural disaster 

Works by Diana Artus, Caitlin Berrigan, Tamen Perez, Armita Raafat, Viktor Timofeev and Clémence de La Tour du Pin.

Opening: 26 November, 7pm
On view by appointment 27 November–19 December:

Altenbrakerstrasse 18
12053 Berlin-Neukölln
U8 Leinestrasse / S+U Hermannstrasse














(Image: Tamen Perez, Site Search 2)

ARNO EICHHORN Limited Edition Prints 

Some works from my series Those aren’t your memories… are included in the portfolio of ARNO EICHHORN Limited Edition Prints and can be purchased via the recently launched webshop.

ARNO is a new publisher of limited fine art edition prints by contemporary international artists and was founded in 2013 by an artist to make challenging artistic positions accessible to larger and inspired audiences, and to increase the outreach and autonomy of the participating artists.

Each edition is exclusively developed for ARNO in close dialogue between the artist and the curator. ARNO provides you with unique fine art edition prints, and ensures longevity and perfection in both material and content. The archival fine art papers and the high-density pigments used for the prints meet museum standards. All editions are strictly limited and come accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


SCOPE HANNOVER – More to come 


Mit Arbeiten von Absalom & Bardsley (UK), Diana Artus (GER), Sophie Barbasch (USA), Viktoria Binschtok (GER), James Bridle (UK), Eiko Grimberg (GER), Karin Jobst (GER), Jörg Möller (GER), Andrew Phelps (USA),Ulrich Polster (GER), Marco Poloni (CH), Lucy Skaer (UK), Andreas Schulze (GER), Oliver Sieber & Katja Stuke (GER).

Kuratiert von Ricus Aschemann und Maik Schlüter.

SCOPE HANNOVER findet an verschiedenen Orten in Hannover statt:
Scope Galerie, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Städtische Galerie Kubus, Galerie vom Zufall & vom Glück, C-28 Kunstraum, Galerie Bohai.

Begleitend zur Ausstellung erscheint ein Katalog.


















Die erste Ausgabe von SCOPE HANNOVER findet vom 20. Oktober bis 20. November 2016 an unterschiedlichen Orten in Hannover statt. Das neue Ausstellungsformat untersucht aktuelle Strömungen der zeitgenössischen Fotografie und dient als Forum für einen aktuellen Diskurs.

Unter dem Titel MORE TO COME stehen im Mittelpunkt der Ausstellung weniger dokumentarische Sichtweisen als vielmehr Positionen, die mit den Mitteln der Installation, der Inszenierung, der Reproduktion und der Erweiterung der Fotografie hin zur Videokunst die Möglichkeiten gesellschaftlicher und medialer Kritik reflektieren.

Begleitet wird das Eröffnungswochenende von einem Symposium mit Gesprächen zwischen den ausstellenden KünstlerInnen und den beteiligten Verlegern und Gestaltern im Auditorium des Sprengel Museums. Im Rahmen von THE SHELF gibt es eine internationale Präsentation von Künstlerbüchern aus dem Bereich des Independent Publishing, die ebenfalls im Sprengel Museum stattfindet.

Sometimes you see your city differently 

Works by Diana Artus (DE), Hirohito Nomoto (JP), Pola Sieverding (DE) and Eli Singalovski (IL)

Curated by Tina Sauerländer, peer to space

May 26 until July 9, 2016
Opening: May 26, 2016

3 Hamif’al St.
66535 Tel Aviv, Israel













We are surrounded by our city. Its architecture, that often survived many generations of humans, tells about ever-changing values of a society. The buildings reflect this process and echo history. Edifices decay, become demolished, knocked down or restored. The international artists from different cultural backgrounds participating in the exhibition have visited and captured residential buildings around the world. With their own visual language they explore relations between humans and their self-created surroundings, living conditions, esthetic approaches, personal fate. In the space of the exhibition architectural sites mediated through each artists’ personal view reveal its presence. Distinctions, similarities or correlations of buildings from different parts of the world become sensible. The exhibition offers the viewer to experience his environments embedded in a global cross-cultural context to reveal a new perspective on his own surroundings.
(Tina Sauerländer)

The Impossibility of Being 

Group exhibition with works by Diana Artus, Anina Brisolla, Julius von Bismarck, Sophia Domagala, Brad Downey, Andreas Greiner & Armin Keplinger, Sven Johne, Tillman Kaiser, Caroline Kryzecki, Janina Lange and Via Lewandowsky.

Curated by Hannah Beck-Mannagetta & Lena Fließbach.

Opening: 16.03.2016, 7 pm

An interactive, interdisciplinary programme with experts from cultural and natural sciences accompanies the exhibition.

Währinger Straße 59
1090 Vienna

Opening hours:
Tue–Fri 1–6 pm / Sat 11 am–2 pm

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