For the exhibition Espace Libre, I choosed to present the installation Doppelgänger. Doppelgänger is an installation in situ based on the idea of parallel dimension. It stages two rooms next to each other, that look identical, but not exactly…Mecanisms such as copy, repetition or inversion are at play in the installation. In terms of site, I imagined these rooms almost as sanctuaries, that is as ritualised places endowed with a specific function.
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 This dialogue translates into a game of chess in which the figures have been replaced by colours.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.
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 Kontrastwins the game.
THE POOL SIDE OF TOWN is a groupshow organised by the Kreuzberg Pavillon. (…)”The exhibition makes an attempt to rearrange the relationship of all participating subjects and objects through a certain intervention in the exhibition context. The presented artists were called to bring a towel of their choice as their contribution for the show”.
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 .