Material Conversion

Exhibition: 10.12 – 12.12 2011
At: Grimmuseum, Fichte Strasse 2. 10967 Berlin

With:
Anjali Alm-Basu
, Melanie Bonajo, BORIS+NATASCHA
, Manuel Bürger, 
Chris Collins
, Felix Experimental Group
, Ada van Hoorebeke
, Alevtina Kakhidze
, Justin Kemp, Martin Kohout, Ola Lanko
, Daniel Michel
, Gregor Rozanski
, The Telepathy Project, Mario Asef, Gato Leiras
.

Curated by:
Maria Lanko,  Wyatt Niehaus, Lauren Reid, Rachel Fox.

 

Material Conversion acts as a survey of transitions in materiality and the value and emphasis that we place on it. This exhibition delineates these values in three parts; space, market, and spirituality.

In all three parts, a bridge is approached regarding tangibility and intangibility. In one regard, the bridge is between an inherent value in an object and the speculative market value assigned to it. A second link is being constructed between physical and nonphysical as these terms are altered because of emerging technologies. A third connection is made between the physical and the non-physical as art objects are produced as a culmination of research based in the practice of séance and spiritualism.

Each exhibition proposes a challenge to assumptions about art-making to the viewer. They attempt to reassess and re-qualify our definition of media, our relationship to economics and commodity and how we define and represent those things that aren’t measurable in our material existence.

 

Organized by:
Node Center for Curatorial Studies – Berlin

In collaboration with:
Grimmuseum & Künstlerhaus Bethanien

 

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