21 April - 21 June 2016
Air Berlin Alexanderplatz
The future exhibition prototype presents a fragment of a new body of work inspirited by Alberto Giacometti’s text The Dream, the Sphinx, and the Death of T.. Hopf illustrates the story of late. Written in 1946 and published in the journal Labyrinthe Giacometti reveals his obsessions and anxieties while visually building his topography of remembrance. Reading from left to right in the hallway Hopf abstracts the first page of his text where he writes of his spider dream, which continues as he wakes up. Hopf has modified the text through its repetition. The reader enters a dream loop to discover illusory cycles. Her text piece is followed by eight black and white photographs of Space Time Suits; a reinterpretation of the famous overall, TuTa designed by Thayaht an Italian Futurist.1 Hopf’s life size overalls are of the same pattern but have been treated with oil and gouache. His arms reach out while his head looks towards the next identical photograph of - be as it may himself.
The poster between the windows announces the fictive future exhibition The Night without any text. Absent is Giacometti’s sculpture with the same name The Night (1947) owned by Philip Johnson. The sculpture has been interpreted as a sketch for a future monument. It once sat upon a Mies van der Rohe coffee table in Johnson’s home, The Glass House. Hopf’s poster appearing as once been folded, illustrates the work’s ambience, its shadow, pedestal and a backdrop. The scholar Espen Stueland says “Giacometti wanted to see the human body from a point beyond art itself, to annul art for the advantage of a kind of realism as something more than a representation of reality.”2
The open plan kitchen and studio is lit up in a red light. Above the door is the neon Sphinx, with arrows pointing in opposite directions above and below the letters reading ‘sphinx’. The Sphinx was the name of a nightclub / luxurious brothel in Montparnasse. Giacometti being present for its last night on October 6th 1946, finding it “a place more marvelous than any other.”3
1 The palindrome Thayath was Ernesto Michahelles’ (1893–1959) synonym. He was an artist who worked with Madeleine Vionnet between 1919 – 1925. Their together vision incorporated fashion as an expression of culture and progress. He contributed to the “Made in Italy” movement.
2 Alexander Carnera, “Giacometti and the Gesture of Creative Life”, In: CHARA – Journal of Creativity, Spontaneity and Learning, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2010), 473.
28 Oktober, 18:00 Uhr
Ewigzeit · Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir
Gedichte · Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Erscheint am 12. September 2022)
Aus dem Isländischen übertragen von Jón Thor Gíslason und Wolfgang Schiffer Oszillierend zwischen nordischer Mythologie und Märchen, Popkultur und Fantasy nimmt die künstlerische Multi-Begabung Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir ihre Leserinnen und Leser mit auf eine Art Traumreise, eine Reise zwischen Schlaf und Wachen, die auch den Albtraum nicht scheut. Wie auf einer Schatzkarte folgt man den Wegen des lyrischen Ichs in die ersehnte Freiheit, wird aufgefordert, alle Sicherheiten über Bord zu werfen, mitzuentscheiden, welche Richtung eingeschlagen werden soll auf der Suche nach der Unterscheidung zwischen Wahrheit und Illusion... Falls es eine solche Unterscheidung gibt! Was entsteht, ist ein ureigener Kosmos, ein Weltall, geschaffen aus Gedichten. Und die Leserinnen und Leser sind eingeladen, hierin ihre ganz individuelle Umlaufbahn zu finden.
27 - 29 July 2012
Emer O'Brien presents Babette (2012) as a part of her ongoing series investigating the visualization of sound waves and sound pressure. O'Brien borrows technology developed by Heinrich Rubens. She is concerned with controllable natural forces and energy.
31 October – 3 November, 2019
Arnar Ásgeirsson in collaboration with Agata Mickiewicz
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Haus 1, Waterloo Ufer
2 October, 2016
Trafo Center for Contemporary Art
4 ŚW. Ducha St., Szczecin
Artist Talk: Ari Benjamin Meyers & Annabelle von Girsewald
26 May – 22 June 2018
A Wind and Weather Window Gallery Walking Tour Exhibition
Reykjavík Arts Festival
Anna Hallin and Olga Bergmann, Arnar Ásgeirsson, Arnar Óttarsdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Auður Ómarsdóttir, Claudia Hausfeld, David Zehla, Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Gloí, Emilija Škarnulytė, Erin Honeycutt, Eygló Harðardóttir, Helgi Þórgils Friðjónsson, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Kathy Clark, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, Rebecca Erin Moran, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Agata Mickiewicz, Theresa Himmer
The exhibition is about a spiritual journey to ‘home’ within the context of the festival’s theme. If spirituality implies new terminologies then what is human transcendence at the beginning of the 21st century? The journey to home or to contemporary displacements is interpreted by 15 different artist collaborations who’ve replied to a closed call. The viewer will walk through downtown to find works installed in commercial and residential windows. The exhibition downtown and Dragsúgur performances are curated by Annabelle von Girsewald and Kathy Clark.
5 - 27 July 2013
LAURA MARS GRP.
Sorauer Straße 3
Laura Mars Grp. is pleased to present Sole Searching, a group exhibition with new works by Veronica Brovall, Sonja Gerdes and Zoë Claire Miller. All three Berlin-based artists work with ceramics. Their work will be shown within the context of identity, translation, and tradition. Redefining their practice in challenging ways as women artists, Brovall, Gerdes and Miller translate traditional methods to begin to explore new forms of subjectivity. Sole Searching is curated by Annabelle von Girsewald.
Annabelle’s home is a new project space in Reykjavík opening in May 2023. As we experience the Copernican trauma of AI, Annabelle's home will offer a series of exhibitions that explore empathy, connectedness and spirituality. 'To home' or 'að Heima' is a working concept for the exhibition space, for the production of and, inevitable for the experience of art.
23 - 31 October 2021
SÍM (Icelandic Artist Association) Artfair
6 December 18 h
Icelandic artist duo, Haukur Halldórsson and Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, have created a new deck of divination cards based on Norse mythology published this year by Llewellyn Worldwide. The deck is to be introduced and displayed at Café Ribo in Berlin on 6th December.
This is the first divination deck of its kind; with a method of divination stemming from the nine worlds of the mythical Yggdrasil tree. The Icelandic father and daughter team collaborated on this unique project - Haukur Halldórsson illustrated the deck and Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir wrote the accompanying guide.