Color Chess XL

COLOR CHESS XL  17.03 – 11.04 2016
at Berlin-Weekly Week 92

Color Chess XL could be seen as an imaginary dialogue between Malevitch and Johannes Itten. This dialogue translates into a game of chess in which the figures have been replaced by colours. 

Color Chess XL is successively and simultaneously a sculpture, a painting and a giant chess game. The installation develops in three stages: 1/ the opening – 2/ the show´s duration – 3/ the Finissage.
1- “Abstract geometric”– 64 black and white cubes, representing the chess board, as well as 32 colored cubes (the figures) are piled on top of each other to form a sculpture placed in the center of the gallery.
2- The game: the day after the opening, the cubes are rearranged to form a chess board, covering the ground surface of the entire gallery. On every following day a chess move is played by one of the participating players, who communicates it via internet. The chess moves are then completed live in the gallery on the giant board. This means the window display changes, day by day, throughout the exhibition’s entire duration.

                                               

Der Warm Kontrast (Jan) plays against Der Kalt Kontrast (Pinsel)
1. e2-e4  2. c7-c5  3. Nb1-c3  4. e7-e6  5. Ng1-f3  6. Nb8-c6  7. Bf1-b5  8. d7-d6
9. Bb5 × Nc6 10. b7 × c6  11. 0-0  12. Ng8-f6  13. d2-d4  14. c5 × d4  15. Nf3 × d4  16. Bc8-b7  17. Rf1-e1
18. Bf8-e7  19. Nd4-e2  20. 0-0  21.Ne2-g3  22. Qd8-c7  23. Qd1-f3, 24. d6-d5…

3- The final: The show lasted 25 days, thus allowing 12 chess moves for both sides: to be played, leaving the game unconcluded. The two participating players finished the match in person during the finissage. Checkmate in favor of Pinsel – Der Kalt Kontrast  wins the game.

Special thanks to the players: Jan Kritenbrink (Jan) und Dag Przybilla (Pinsel), and to J.P Sexauer

Text-links

–  Bpigs, review 12.06.2017Julianne Cordray  (English)
Taz.die tageszeitung, article 27.04. 2017
Beate Scheder  (German)
Press Release exhibition / interf ∆ ce(s) / Tales of Babel , 2017– Lucille Bouvard  (English)
  Berliner Woche, article 11.04.2016 Dirk jericho  (German)
–  Chessbase,  article 08.04.2016 André Schulz  (German)
–  Interview with Lucile Bouvard – Oct.2015  (French)
  Tagesspiegel, article 14.06.2014  Christiane Meixner  (German)
  X/I Ten words and one shot – interview 16.06.2014 – Kevin Krumnikl  (English)
–   Press release schwarze Sauberei Nov 2014  (English)

  Correspondances, les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Beaudelaire 1857

 

Prints

 

   Akuaba I-II-III, 2014 – 110 x 80 cm/ 110 x 80 cm/ 110 x 100 cm – Woodcut print

 

SmartChess flyers, 2013 – 10,5 x 14,8 cm – Linocut print.

 

In order of disappearance – exhibition propaganda, 2013 / 27 postcards: 10,5 x14,8 cm

Oskar Schlemmer: Das Triadische Ballet, 1922 / Richard Meier: MACBA, Barcelona 1995 / Bernd und Hilla Becher: Wasserturm, Newton Le willows, England, 1966 / Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari (Robert Wiene), 1919 / Constantin Brancusi: sculpture pour aveugles, 1916 / Dia Art Foundation, 2003 / Caroline Bardua: Poträt Caspar David Friedrichs, 1810 / Francis Bacon: Triptych (right panel), 1970 / Alberto Giacometti: Grande tête, 1960 / Frida Kahlo: Autorretrato con changuito y collar, 1938  / Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: Comptesse D’ haussonville, 1845 / Albrecht Dürer: Melancolia, 1514 / Edvard Munch: Puberty, 1894-95 / Edvard Munch: Sternennacht, 1901 / Bruce Nauman: Seven Figures, 1985 / Pablo Picasso: le singe, 1936  / Robert Lebeck: Joseph Beuys, Düsseldorf 1970 / Ludwig MIes van der Rohe: Neue Nationalgalerie, 1968 / Martin Kippenberger: Einer von Euch – Unter Euch – Mit Euch, Berlin 1977 / Robert Rauschenberg: Monogram, 1955-59 / Louis Soutter: Les vierges du pharaon, 1935-40 / Gerhard Richter: 25 Farben, 2007 / Gerhard Richter: Ema-Akt auf einer Treppe, 1966 / Gerhard Richter: Rosen, 1994 / Barnett newman: Untitled (the void), 1946 / Daniel Spoerri: Tableau piège, 1972 / Gerhard Richter: Kerze, 1983 .

 

Interface Objects

Esoteric Shop – 2017 – PLexiglas, turned MDF .

Fotos Roman März

 

Index_ ritual objects – 2015-2017,  mass colored medium-density fiberboard – raw/black/red/yellow/grey – Variable dimensions – Photos Roman März – Christian Liebermann

 

Urmenschen – 2017 – Plexiglas, MDF, ceramic