Heldart

09/2013     show #15   maximum self part 2

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SAADANE AFIF – MARTIN ARNOLD – DAFNI BARBAGEORGOPOULOU – JOHN BOCK – HEINER FRANZEN – LOTHAR HEMPEL – ARTURO HERRERA – ANDY HOPE 1930 – MICHAEL KUNZE – PHILIPP LACHENMANN – BERNHARD MARTIN IGOR MISCHIYEV – PIETRO SANGUINETI – KERSTIN SCHRÖDER – PETER STAUSS – GABRIELE STURM – ALEJANDRO VIDAL – ANDREA WINKLER – SUN YUAN & PENG YU


Maximum Self
 Part 2 is the second half of a program that began with Part 1 which was exhibited from April, 2013 in an anonymous temporary space in a vacant office floor on a “hooker strip” of Berlin’s Bülowstrasse. 

As is customary for heldart shows, the location reflected the thematic content: in this case, the anonymity of the empty office, compounded by the outdoor parade of sex workers whose activity often demands the effacement of their individual identities and even nationalities.

This thematization of the exhibition site by selection is no less apparent in Maximum Self Part 2 in which Berlin artists have been invited to respond to the gesture of the artists from Beijing in a site whose specific identity was hidden by virtue of its “burial” by the political change of the 1930ies. Once uncovered by Dirk Moritz, Managing Director of Berlin based real estate developer Moritz Gruppe, in 2008 the empty chamber which had been hidden for almost 80 years was opened and named Secret Garden Berlin.

It was revealed to have been a cabaret from the roaring ´20s, i.e. a performance space where the fictional identities of entertainers, and often of the public, was de rigueur.
Looked at from the outside it is impossible to imagine the architectural grandeur which is expecting the visitors once inside. The former entertainment location opens once more its doors with the exhibition MAXIMUM SELF PART 2 by heldart.

 

01-IMG_5267-copy.jpg MICHAEL KUNZE (untitled, 1988/2013)
02-IMG_2724.jpg SAADANE AFIF (untitled, 2012)
03-IMG_2702.jpg installation view
04-IMG_2715.jpg rear - PIETRO SANGUINETI (fckuscmbg, 2013), front - PETER STAUSS (serienheld, 2012)
05-IMG_2714.jpg left - IGOR MISCHIYEV (e1027 home by the sea_holes & popo, 2013), right - SUN YUAN & PENG YU (untitled, 2013)
06-IMG_2717-2.jpg KERSTIN SCHROEDER (lazarus laokoon, 2013)
07-IMG_2708.jpg installation view
08-IMG_2749.jpg left - ANDY HOPE 1930 (double lightning, 2013), right - IGOR MISCHIYEV (e1027 - home by the sea_watchdog house, 2009)
09-IMG_2698.jpg installation view
10-IMG_2761.jpg LOTHAR HEMPEL (adolescent boys, 2013)
11-IMG_2728.jpg left - ARTURO HERRERA (untitled 1997/2011), front (wait, 2008)
12-IMG_2769_2.jpg MARTIN ARNOLD (self control, 2012)
13_MG_9550.jpg front - DAFNI BARBAGEORGOPOULOU ( ∞ , 2013), projection ALEJANDRO VIDAL (pushing up the power, 2007)
15-IMG_2687.jpg installation view
16-IMG_2611.jpg left neon- PHILIPP LACHENMANN (nuit americaine, 2012), right neon - SAADANE AFIF (untitled, 2012)
17-IMG_26642.jpg installation view
18-IMG_2535.jpg JOHN BOCK (100millionen, 2013)
19-MAXSELF1.jpg ANDREA WINKLER (untitled, 2013)
20-IMG_2735_2.jpg GABRIELE STURM (yu tok, 2009 - 2012)
21-IMG_5281.jpg PHILIPP LACHENMANN (untitled - iceberg, 2012)
23-IMG_9574.jpg BERNHARD MARTIN (wilde grey, 2013)
24-MaxSelf002.jpeg HEINER FRANZEN (set, 2013)
WEB.jpg maximum self part 2