S_A_U_N_A

6th April, 2024 – 4th May, 2024

Das KloHäuschen
Thalkirchner Straße / Ecke Oberländerstr.
Großmarkthalle Westtor
81371 München

the SAUNA. finally, you can relax. don’t worry about the outside world. breathe in. self care is important.
breathe out. mental health is important. just relax and feel your lungs expand. feel your privilege.
time to forget and let go of responsibility. find your happy place. let go of the idea of community.
let go of the importance of caring for each other. only you matter right now. take a deep breath.
everything is fine here. just close your eyes and relax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond the Matter – Impressions of Eva Hesse

25. July 2023 – 27. August 2023

Galerie der Künstler*innen
Maximilianstraße 42
80538 München

BEYOND THE MATTER – Impressions of Eva Hesse, is an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the late great artist Eva Hesse. Hesse was a German-born American sculptor known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fibreglass, and plastics. She is one of the artists who ushered in the postminimal art movement in the 1960s. The exhibition consists of 20 artists who are inspired by Hesse in their own practise. Whether through her use of materials and forms or simply inspired by the fascinating life she lived each artist has been asked to make work that they feel references Hesse in some way. Tragically she died at the young age of 34. This exhibition is a celebration and a tribute to a wonderful artist that is still inspiring others more than 50 years after her death. 

Participating artists:

Judith Adelmann (GER) / Melanie Chacko (GER) / Cordula Schieri (GER) / Sarah Doerfel (GER) / Olga Golos (RUS) / Mari Iwamoto (JPN) / Simone Kessler (GER) / Katja Köditz (GER) / Youlee Ku (KOR) / Gretta Louw (AUS) / Elisa Manig (GER) / Evelyn Möcking (GER) / Felicia Mülbaier (GER) / Ursula Oberhauser (GER) / Maria Antonio Positano (IT) / Kika Rufino (BR) / Anne Seiler (GER) / Sophie Utikal (GER) / Neringa Vasiliauskaite (LT) / Katharina Weishäupl (GER)

 

 

Exhibition view

EVA HESSE (1936-1970)
OHNE TITEL 1965 NO TITLE
Aquarell, Kreide und Bleistift auf Papier Watercolor, crayon and pencil on paper
505 x 660 mm
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Inv.-Nr. 2021:181 Z (Faksimile)

Cordula Schieri

Sarah Doerfel

Melanie Chacko

Left to right: Neringa Vasiliauskaite and Judith Adelmann

Judith Adelmann

Neringa Vasiliauskaite

Evelyn Möcking

Ursula Oberhauser

Anne Seiler

Katja Köditz

Left to right: Elisa Manig, Youlee Ku, Elisa Manig, Sophie Utikal

Elisa Manig

Sophie Utikal

Katharina Weishäupl

Floor: Mari Iwamoto Wall: Gretta Louw

Gretta Louw

Kika Rufino

Kika Rufino

Left to right: Kika Rufino, Felicia Mülbaier

Felicia Mülbaier

Left to right: Simone Kessler, Olga Golos

Short film: EVA HESSE, ‘WALKING THE EDGE’, 2014
Director: Marcie Begleiter Producer: Karen S. Shapiro
Film length: 16m39s
© bdks Productions Inc.

(Photos by Leonie Felle)

 

 

 

Nadja – Clementine – APHER® – Katja – Sophia – Yuka – Rebecca – Jing

Kunstpavillon in Alten Botanischen Garten,
Sophienstraße 7A, Munich
Ausstellung: 09.03.2022 – 27.03.2022

 

Jewellery as protection, jewellery as material, jewellery as decoration, jewellery as gesture, jewellery as invitation, jewellery as product, nature as jewellery, jewellery as process, jewellery as film.

Eight visual artists share their view of the wearable object through cinematic representation.

Participating artists: Nadja Buttendorf, Clementine Edwards, Angela Geisenhofer (APHER®), Katja Köditz, Sophia Mainka, Yuka Oyama, Rebecca Thomas, Jing He

 


Poster design by Molly Dyson

 

 

Left to right: Katja Köditz, APHER®, Sophia Mainka

Left to right: Jing He, APHER®

Yuka Oyama

Sophia Mainka

Nadja Buttendorf

Left to right: Katja Köditz, APHER®, Sophia Mainka

Jing He

Clementine Edwards

Left to right: Rebecca Thomas, Nadja Buttendorf

APHER®, Yuka Oyama, Clementine Edwards

PHOTOS BY: Stefan Freund

supported by:

                        

 

 

Human Puppets

Gartenlaube der Kunst
Am Bogen / Ecke Rathausstr.
85521 Ottobrunn
15.11 – 15.12.2020 – (extended until 15.01.2021)

(As part of the 1 year program titled ‘dear animal’ organised by Gartenlaube der Kunst.) ‘gartenlaubederkunst’

 
“Why do we keep some animals as pets while we eat others?
 
It’s a known fact that some farm animals are more intelligent than our favoured cats and dogs. Pigs come to you when you whistle for them and they love to be petted just like a dog does.
 
But billions of animals suffer at the hands of humans every year in the meat and dairy industry, yet household pets like cats and dogs continue to multiply at an unprecedented level and are treated in the Western world as human companions; our human puppets.
 
Unlike our favoured pets like cats and dogs the farm animal will live its entire life in an intense farming system and is unable to express its normal behaviour. Their life spans are cut short, their living conditions are inhumane and cruel and these animals are purely processed like manufactured commodities.
 
In 2019, 59.7 million pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses were slaughtered in Germany. In addition, 703.4 million chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and other birds were also slaughtered.

 

(source: Statistisches Bundesamt/Albert-Schweizer-Stiftung)
 
EU regulations stipulate that a pig weighing 50 to 110 kilograms needs just 0.75 square meters of space. Based on these figures and the size of this glass house I calculated that almost 8 fully grown pigs would live their entire lives inside this small and suffocating space. (266cm x 221cm)
The empathy we have for particular animals over others is such a paradox in our society today that the system continues to fail billions of animals while it favours others.
 
This absurd process comes down to a persons unwillingness to accept responsibility for their own actions as a consumer. On one hand we love our cat or dog and treat it like part of the family, yet on the other hand we consume the flesh from a chicken or a cow without even considering its life.
We need to find compassion for all animals to end the suffering of the selected few.
 
This installation represents the animals humans have chosen as their friends and companions. Made to look like an expensive marble monument to our pets I am hoping to highlight this extreme paradox in human behaviour. It is my hope, as a conceptual artist that this work makes you think more about the plight of ‘the other animals’ that humans treat in an insufferable way for their own consumption.” – Katie Jayne Britchford
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

eurospar supertip
2019 – film

This film was made during my residency in the north of Italy in the summer of 2019. (Longega A.I.R – South Tyrol, Italy.)

Using the vast Dolomites as the landscape,
I imagined a world where nothing living had survived;
only dry sun bleached rocks and the continuous journey
of a few lonely plastic products,
rolling and rolling,
never ending.

Video stills © 2019

jewellery-not jewellery

Galerie von Empfangshalle + t156
Theresienstrasse 154 & 156, Munich, Germany

Opening 9th March 2020, 19:00.
with Performance at 20:00 by Kyrill Constantinides Tank. 

10.03. – 15.03.2020
14.03.2020, 10:00 – 18:00 ‘Skin Job’ All day performance by Max Weisthoff.

A multi-disciplinary exhibition that attempts to blur and break down the boundaries between contemporary jewellery and art: Sculpture, media, painting and performance artists come together to create art pieces with jewellery, art pieces about jewellery and of course jewellery as art pieces.
This exhibition opens a broader conversation in regards to how we define jewellery in an art context.

Participating artists include:

Niko Abramidis & NE / Lina Augustin / Kyrill Constantinides Tank / Jonah Gebka / Susu Gorth / Florian Haller / Barbara Herold / Florian Huth / Maria Justus / Simone Kessler / Sophia Mainka / Judith Neunhäuserer / Ursula Oberhauser / Paula Leal Olloqui / Florian Rautenberg / Ivo Rick / Cordula Schieri / Anne Seiler / Thomas Silberhorn / Wolfgang Stehle / Neringa Vasiliauskaite / Stela Vula / Peter Weiss / Max Weisthoff

@empfangshalle
@_t156_

photos by Florian Huth and Katie Jayne Britchford


Flyer image ‘Die komische Kette unserer Musiklehrerin’
© Kyrill Constantinides Tank

t156 + Galerie von Empfangshalle

Galerie von Empfangshalle
 t156

Neringa Vasiliauskaite

Sophia Mainka

Simone Kessler

Susu Gorth

Anne Seiler

Florian Rautenberg

   Ursula Oberhauser

Barbara Herold

Cordula Schieri

Wolfgang Stehle

Stela Vula

Performance by Kyrill Constantinides Tank

Performance by Max Weisthoff

 

New Kids on the Block

Halle 50 Galerie – Städtisches Atelierhaus Am Domagkpark
Margarete-Schütte-Lihotzky-Str. 30
Munich, Germany

20. – 29. September 2019

participating artists:
SANDRA BEJARANO / FELIX BURGER / XENIA FUMBAREV / JONAH GEBKA / JUDITH GRASSL / MARI IWAMOTO / JOSEF KÖSTLBACHER / FELIX KRUIS / JAN RYBNIČEK / MELANIE CHACKO / JULIA SMIRNOVA / MARCO STANKE / NERINGA VASILIAUSKAITE

In dieser multidisziplinären Ausstellung präsentiert Katie Jayne Britchford ausgewählte Arbeiten neu eingezogener Künstler*innen, um diese sowohl den Besuchern als auch den neuen Künstlerkollegen vorzustellen.

Opening night – 20. September, 19 – 22 Uhr
21. – 22. September, 14 – 20 Uhr
27. – 29. September, 14 – 20 Uhr

Marco Stanke

Jonah Gebka
(photo by Julia Smirnova)

Felix Burger

Julia Smirnova
(photo by Julia Smirnova)

Judith Grassl

Performance by Sandra Bejarano

Josef Köstlbacher

Felix Kruis

Melanie Chacko

Mari Iwamoto (foreground) – Xenia Fumbarev (background)

Jan Rybniček

Neringa Vasiliauskaite

Idar-Oberstein
photo project from 2012 / 2017

Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
A forgotten city of sparkly gemstones and perfectly polished door handles.

Where all your stoney dreams can come true!

all photos by Katie Jayne Britchford ©

Winterschlaf (Hibernation)
photo project – 2018 – ongoing

Winterschlaf, the time when Munich’s public art and fountains are hibernating!

Wooden covers.
Each one individually designed to protect its fountain or sculpture.
During the freezing conditions of the winter months.
Intriguing in their quest for both hiding something and unveiling something.
And a little funny and strange looking.
An eyesore?

The city of Munich is one of only a small number of cities in Germany that build such elaborate wooden constructions to house their public art pieces and fountains during the long wintery months. For most residents of Munich these covers are almost invisible as a regular part of Munich life. But for me, as a new comer to the city, I was not able to ‘not’ notice them scattered all over town, for they have also become a sculpture in their own right; another type of statue or art piece, leaving me with the curiosity of what is actually underneath some of these strangely shaped constructions.

all photos by Katie Jayne Britchford ©

if i were you what would you do
Exhibition by Katie Jayne Britchford and Thomas Silberhorn

Galerie 21___im Künstlerhaus Vorwerk-Stift,
Vorwerkstraße 21
Hamburg, Germany

Opening 26 April, 27 – 28 April 2019

‘For this exhibition both artists have created individual works as well as collaborative projects. Katie often focuses her work and ideas around materials as fake and materials as matter and Thomas creates kinetic sculptures that alienate from daily objects and memories. In ‘if i were you what would you do’ Katie and Thomas have combined their often humorous and ironic work in an unusual and multi-disciplinary installation.’

thomas-silberhorn.com

HELLO
BYE BYE

‘sea-sick’ 2019, bottles of liquor, wood, paint, motor

‘live fast, die young’ 2019, rubber, wood, dried grass

‘wafers (#1-5)’ 2019, wafer sheets, paint

‘up-close-dining’ 2019, projection and sound installation
(collaboration between Katie and Thomas)

‘up-close-dining’ is an interactive art piece in which the viewer becomes a participant of the projected scenario. The mirrored image is taken from a stock photo from SeaWorld in Orlando in America. This particular marine sea park offers its visitors the chance to ’dine’ while experiencing captive whales swimming around and performing with trainers in a tank. “Dive into Orlando’s most immersive and memorable family dining experience. Following your meal, you’ll get an up-close view of our four rescued pilot whales and the relationship between them and our SeaWorld trainers.” This outdated and distasteful daily event seems to celebrate humans ability (and stupidity) at keeping large wild animals captive for human entertainment. No captive animal, even considered a ‘rescue animal’ should be trained and required to ‘perform’ for human entertainment, especially not while the humans on the other side of the glass eat steak and drink wine. What kind of abhorrent scene have we created. Coupled with the actual sound track played in the marine park during the dining experience, this art piece attempts to place the viewer right into the scene to encourage thought and reflection based on their own ethical-egoism and its possible consequences.

‘Domestic bliss’ 2019, wood, paint, Carrara marble, resin, vinyl, plastic, metal, sponge, shower curtain, concrete, spot lights