You Can Feel It

Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Franciscus & Franciscus, Madonna of Otrobanda, lambdaprint on dibond, 76 x 61 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artists
Franciscus & Franciscus, Madonna of Otrobanda, lambdaprint on dibond, 76 x 61 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artists

With You Can Feel It, assertions are made and verified. This refers to both the works on display and to the field which is created when artists, artistic works and guests meet in a private or private staged space. In cultures of the past, pictorial expression and community rituals quite naturally gave guidance and shape to a community’s survival, and facilitated the resolution of difficulties arising during the building of the community. Spaces filled with artistic expression are experiential spaces with the transformational power that people need in order to recognize themselves and to form communities.

You Can Feel It forms such an experiential space. The artistic works, the cohort of artists present and the guests who are coming together in the private staged space of the Studiogalerie are equals. By bringing together various artistic works in a space, in addition to their individual meanings, a new total surface arises and thus a new common content. This display is a performative act. Live performances have the strength to reveal this connection of art works, artists and guests in the space. The intensity of the newly created field increases in the presence of multiple disciplines; and importantly, these disciplines are not separated hierarchically. Unlike the white cube, the private staged space generates an intimacy, which again increases the field of the created experiential space. The displayed works of art are more than their surface. The works have a “soul”, a content that can be captured cognitively or emotionally, while our personal experiences and our collective memory come to the fore. This is nothing new for people who deal with art, rather it is considered a prerequisite of creating art. But, with many artworks surrounding us in the world, incessantly, omnipresently, it is different. These works, produced for the capitalist art market and often fitted out with the idea of a “Greatness” of a primarily male artist, are declared as valuable works of art, though they are soulless surfaces without content and are in fact just suited as a constructed financial investment. You Can Feel It!  Jonny Star© SUPERUSCHI, Berlin

Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Anke Cott, Schrankwände ausverkauft, synthetic painting, print on canvas, 150 x 100 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Anke Cott, Schrankwände ausverkauft, synthetic painting, print on canvas, 150 x 100 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist

For a new iteration of an interdisciplinary SUPERUSCHI show entitled You Can Feel It, Berlin-based artist and curator, Jonny Star invited artists from Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States. On view are Photographs, Objects, Paintings, Drawings, Collages, Videos and Live Performances. The majority of the participating artists have exhibited repeatedly together, most recently in New York City at Rush Arts Gallery, supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department. SUPERUSCHI is a platform created by Jonny Star in 2013 for interaction and dialogue between international artists and visitors in intimate spaces while exposing and working within the intersections of discipline, and space, all in the spirit of social sculpture.

 

Curated by Jonny Star

November 14 – December 20, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, November 13, 2015, 7pm

Performance Event: Saturday, December 19, 2015, 4pm

At: Haus am Lützowplatz / Studiogalerie, Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, Germany 

Artists:

Thomas Behling (GER), Sindy Butz (GER/US), Anke Cott (GER), Markus Siegfried Fiedler (GER), Franciscus & Franciscus (NL), Monica Germann & Daniel Lorenzi (CH), Reinhold Gottwald (GER), Sol Kjøk (US), Honey McMoney (US), Jen Ray (US), Römer + Römer (GER), Raven Schlossberg (US), Ann Schomburg & Sascha Boldt (GER), Jonny Star (GER), Annette Stemmann (GER), Sador Weinsčlucker (GER), Nadine Wottke (GER)

Text by Jonny Star

Raven Schlossberg, The Pink Squirrel, acrylic, ink, fabric dye and paper collage on fabric on birch panel, 30.48 x 40.64 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Raven Schlossberg, The Pink Squirrel, acrylic, ink, fabric dye and paper collage on fabric on birch panel, 30.48 x 40.64 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Markus Siegfried Fiedler, Acid, beeswax, mic stand, synthetic hair, latex, paper, lacquer, 130 x 70 x 205 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Markus Siegfried Fiedler, Acid, beeswax, mic stand, synthetic hair, latex, paper, lacquer, 130 x 70 x 205 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Anke Cott, Schrankwände ausverkauft, synthetic painting, print on canvas, 150 x 100 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Anke Cott, Schrankwände ausverkauft, synthetic painting, print on canvas, 150 x 100 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Nadine Wottke, aber Mutter!, porcelain, latex, ca. 33 x 60 x 25 cm, Edition of 5 + 2AP. 1/5, 2012, courtesy the artist
Nadine Wottke, aber Mutter!, porcelain, latex, ca. 33 x 60 x 25 cm, Edition of 5 + 2AP. 1/5, 2012, courtesy the artist
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Jonny Star, Free Your Soul 7, 2015, phototransfer on fabric, fabric, Swarovski beads, fur, mixed media, 140 x 113 x 8 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Jonny Star, Free Your Soul 7, 2015, phototransfer on fabric, fabric, Swarovski beads, fur, mixed media, 140 x 113 x 8 cm, 2015 / courtesy the artist
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Exhibition View, You Can Feel It, curated by Jonny Star at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin / photo © Frans Franciscus
Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerländer is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin. With her label peer to space she has been organizing and curating exhibitions in different fields of contemporary art for several institutions and galleries since 2010, e.g. PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés (2015), Dark Sides Of… (2015), Across the Lines (2014), Visual Noise (2014), Money Works Part 2 (2014) or Entering Space (2013). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists for catalogs, magazines or journals, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Carsten Nicolai or Anselm Reyle for the Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. Her website is www.peertospace.eu.

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