RISE OF THE PUBISTS
25th of May – 9th of June 2012
Matthew Randle aka Matt-R (UK)
Leo Buckingham (UK)
Mette Philipsen (DK)
Dante Villa aka Crack-Dinsky (IT)
Paul Leo aka Dizzee Rothko (DE)
What is Pubism?
Pubism is washing your hand after you have shaken mine.
Pubism is not washing your hand after you have shaken mine.
Pubism is subversive opportunism for holistic dualists.
Pubism is subversive opportunism for holistic duelists.
Pubism is ticking the boxes.
Pubism is a molecule-thin layer of charcoal dust covering the floor.
Pubism is unskilled photorealism.
Pubism is smiling at you while you are drinking our wine.
Pubism is tea and biscuits.
Pubism is differentiating between sexual and conceptual holes.
Pubism is responsible immaturity.
Pubism is taking karmic shortcut competence seriously.
Pubism is soon sticking to your soles and soul.
Private View: Friday, 24th of May 2013, 7pm
ONE YEAR COMPLETE TRUTH
26th of April 2013
While spring’s timid efforts are enjoyed on the surface, in the concrete realm below, Halle der vollständigen Wahrheit is preparing to celebrate its first anniversary.
All of you who have worked with us, supported us, collaborated with us, observed us, found us by chance on a drunken night; climb down into the vaults of truth and have a drink with us.
With messages and works by Matthew Randle, Hall und Rauch, Jakub Kostyszyn, Robin Baum and others.
Private View: Friday, 26th of April 2013, 7pm
MÓNICA LACERDA - RAMSHACKLE
6th of April - 14th of April 2013
Mónica Lacerda amasses objects, observations, logic short circuits and far-flung trains of thought. Out of all this, spontaneous ideas with great momentum appear. In recent times, Mónica often uses printmaking as a medium, very freely and with a staggering sense of humour.
The exhibition is part of the art-festival Porto/Köln - The Ocean and the River.
Private View: Friday, 5th of April 2013, 7pm
ROBIN BAUM - PARASTAAT
16th of February - 3rd of March 2013
The gates of Halle der vollständigen Wahrheit open for its second exhibition of this year:
Robin Baum takes a closer look at the physicality of information. And next to nothing remains.
Private View: Friday, 15th of February 2013, 7pm
VAL MACÉ - STUPID OBJECTS
19th of January - 3rd of February 2013
Out of the machines grow sounds and spidery drawings. They manipulate each other, copulate, and, in greater numbers, form a bizarre mechanical fauna. Brussels-based French artist Val Macé brings “Stupid Objects“ to Cologne.
Private View: Friday, 18th of January 2013, 7pm
OLì BONZANIGO - VISCERA
1st - 23rd of December 2012.
Where metal melts to attempt immortality, a lion-headed artist thinks up last details of her show.
We are looking forward to receiving Olì Bonzanigo from Milan.
For Halle der vollständigen Wahrheit “Viscera” will be the fifth edition of its international series and the final exhibition of 2012.
Private view: 30th of November 2012, 7pm
LABOR FÜR ROMANTISCHE INTERVENTIONEN
„THE ROYAL STRING THEATRE“
AUF GROSSER FAHRT INS HEIMATLAND
24th - 27th of November
Fabian Quast bought an Indian cycle rickshaw and transformed it into the "Royal String Theatre". Using old furniture as a raw material he built a stage on the back of the vehicle which included a lever-rope construction. While he would stand on that stage the audience was able to manipulate his movements by pulling the levers. He would become a human marionette that would sing and play guitar and harmonica on demand. Fabian's plan was to travel from Cologne to Vienna, as part of his project "Labor für romantische Interventionen und experimentelle Kommunikation" (Laboratory for Romantic Interventions and Experimental Communication).
With a weight of more than 150 kg, its not particularly aerodynamic form and a chassis of rather dubious quality, it didn't seem likely for the "Royal String Theatre"-rickshaw to even make it to the nearest town in one piece. Never a slave to common sense, Fabian set off anyway.
He didn't make it to Vienna, but it was only after some seven weeks and more than a thousand adventurous kilometres that the rickshaw broke down entirely. By then, Fabian had reached Passau at the Austrian border.
Now the "Royal String Theatre" visits Halle der vollständigen Wahrheit with an exhibition about this journey.
Private view: Friday, 23rd of November, 7pm
RUI TEIXEIRA DIAS
HALLE DER VOLLSTÄNDIGEN WAHRHEIT
9th of November 2012
With his one month-residency at “Halle der vollständigen Wahrheit” coming to an end, the Portuguese artist Rui Teixeira Dias speaks out through his final exhibition in a way that is as personal as it is abstract.
In the past Rui has analysed the performative properties of objects, sometimes in relation to the crumbling houses of his home town Porto, whose substance is continuously eroded by sea wind and neglect.
In “Meaningful Pursuit“ objects become dialogue.
Private View: 9th of November 2012, 7pm
JULIA MAIQUEZ ESTERLICH - LUTO
13th - 15th of October 2012
»You can try to avoid the basic melancholy inherent to photography - realizing that time flies by - which is difficult. But you can also embrace this oddity of photography. Julia Maiquez Esterlich does this with utter devotion. The editing of found photos emphasizes its melancholy not necessarily in an unseen way, but in an effective way. In the current body of work there is a diversification of materials: the embroidery as a ritual gesture against the immateriality of memory and now the addition of different frames and a chest of drawers as a formal base.«
Private View: 12th of October 2012, 7pm
JAKUB KOSTYSZYN - MIRAGE
6th - 7th of October 2012
(miʁaʒ, french for looming or occurrence)
Jakub Kostyszyn splits pairs, pierces boundaries, threatens membranes, turns the outside in.
Mirroraxes become rupture lines.
Private View: 5th of October 2012, 7pm
FREDERIK MAURER - GESCHENKT IST NOCH ZU TEUER
8th - 23rd of September 2012
Numbers - collected and organised - enable us to understand how systems work that are engineered to confuse and deceive us. Decisions can be made beyond the predrawn lines and sometimes the system can be used against itself, its script rewritten.
Numbers can speak to us with moral authority, revealing self-deceit and demanding sacrifices.
They promise unambiguity and thereby seduce us to act according to their rules and dynamics.
Private View: 7th of September 2012, 6pm.
20th July - 5th of August 2012
Part three of Halle der vollständigen Wahrheit’s international exhibition series shows video work by six artists from the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. Quietly and with single-mindedness each of them alters one specific situation.
Tim Thornton (UK)
Drew Hoad (UK)
Mercedes Mangrané (ES)
David Ferreira (PT)
Dante Villa (IT)
Jeanne Gargam (FR)
Private View 20th of July 2012, 8pm.
JOHANNES AMOROSA - "Untitled” A.T. DIORAMA, 2012
12th - 14th of July 2012
Multi-channel projection (digital video loop, color, sound) / installation (mixed media)
"The truth looks different from reality." Helmut Kohl
"Untitled” is the cinematic attempt to deconstruct reality contents in the filmed image through a multi-channel projection on five high-definition beamers. In doing so the work alternates between the visual language and narrative strategies of classical cinema, the episodic film and the video art. A study of the
nostalgia-laden claim to objectivity and the dilemma of accurate depiction vs. detailed staging of the real, the precariousness of common technologies of representation, the fetishism of the photographic image, desire, control over time, the medium and the conventional strategies of filmic representation.
Private View: 12th of July 2012, 8pm
235media, Christian Turner + Crew, Susanna Schoenberg, Blue-up Helikopter, Monika Koencke, Julia Scher, Zilvinas Lilas, Kathrin Friedrich, Malo, Paul, Daniel Burkhardt, Matthias Neuenhofer, Luis Neuenhofer, Axel Wagner, Tina Weber, Johanna Thalmann, Max Schreiner, Björn Rothe, Das Filmgerät, Petra Clemens, Susanne Ritter, Deutsches Museum, Bayerische Seen und Schlösserverwaltung, Baadercafé, Claudia Warnecke, Christina Hartmann
BURT BLANCA - HERE THERE BE DRAGONS
22nd of June - 8th of July 2012
Communication with the artist from Brussels we invited has taken on sinister overtones, lately. Hiding behind the pseudonym of Burt Blanca he keeps us in the dark as to what is going to happen on the opening day.
“Here there be dragons“ refers to the practice of the old cartographers of drawing all kinds of beasts on uncharted territory. And beastlike is the work at times that Mr. Blanca takes to places that have dropped of the map.
All of the works shown will be created specifically for this exhibition.
TIMOTHY SHEARER - OMIT THE DIZZY BEREUE NICHTS
16th of June 2012
Cul de sac boozers
Slipping up the
regretful back end.
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-So I understand your poetic licence writing about the show,
but let's be concrete: Why the decision to show explicitly 18 of them ?
-Well, almost all the paintings in the show have been in process over several years,
moving from the institutional cellar to the sunlit studio, transported back
to a basement not my own, eventually arriving in my apartment – sent down to the cellar and drug up, yet again, to a point of finalization.
-And, the opening is starting on the eve of my 36th birthday,
so at some point during the... one night only show, there will be
a type of graduation, if you will, and ... (silence).
-And 18 is the half of 36.
-Right, what I actually wanted to say was that I graduated from highschool on my 18th birthday. There's this great picture of me and my mom taken that night. That year I decided to go to art school.
-So do you see this as initiating a turning point for yourself?
MATTHEW RANDLE - THE ROSE OR DIE ROSE
4th of May - 25th of May 2012
London based artist Matthew Randle has been very busy indeed refining the art of active misunderstanding. He perverts instructions and exaggerates the execution of given tasks.
His drawings, paintings, installations, performances, photographs, videos and texts also show him as an unforgiving and unreliable observer. He keeps reshaping and deforming the rules of his work continously. With contempt and sympathy he takes on the haphazard, cheap, pretentious, inadequate and ridiculous.
We are not quite sure what “the Rose or die Rose“ will be but we are definetely looking forward to finding out.