//CONCRETE UNCERTAINTIES

Culture.Room is pleased to present the exhibition CONCRETE UNCERTAINTIES as part of the Breidenbach Invitational Weekend.

Together with KUKUMU e.V. we are invited to curate a weekend full of art and music in Heidelberg and are happy to be able to enter into an exchange with the Breidenbach Studios and the culturally interested people of Heidelberg in this way.

Stadt Wand Kunst / 35m2 Mannheim 49°29’41.4″N 8°28’43.4″E PR & Perez (2022)

Since 2018, more than half of the world’s population has been living in cities for the first time – by 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 60%. The most extreme example of ongoing urbanization is the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which grew from 30,000 to 12.5 million inhabitants within 30 years. Despite these extreme developments and the increasingly acute consequences for the environment and people, the urban environment is perceived as a natural part of modern human life by its inhabitants and in most cases questioned very little.

CONCRETE UNCERTAINTIES asks how we perceive urban living space and what its future will look like in the face of omnipresent resource scarcity, climatic and social changes. A walk-in installation by the artist Iyho in the green outdoor area of the studios invites visitors to question the human relationship between the urban and the natural world, as well as the development of our (urban) living situation.

At the same time, the duo Die Typografie Abstrakte live designs the interior of the studios, transforming it into a walk-in sculpture between raw abstraction and organic forms. This provides the setting for the afterparty at night.

//Presented Artists:

With Iyho and the artist duo Die Typografie Abstrakte, Culture.Room presents two artistic positions that take up and question the controversial construct of our modern and urban way of life from fundamentally different perspectives.

//Die Typografie Abstrakte

Die Typografie Abstrakte is the name of the urban art collective consisting of the artists and graphic designers Patrick Reinwald and Florian Perez. After more than two decades in the classic graffiti scene, they made a stylistic break in 2020 and founded “Die Typografie Abstrakte”. From now on, the focus was no longer on the classic self-presentation of a graffiti artist, but on an abstract, open-ended exploration of typography and its interaction with urban elements, as well as the viewer.

Their works range from small and medium formats to sculptures and large outdoor surfaces. The techniques and media vary greatly. The core of their typographic expression is to take away the existing meaning of the letter. If typography otherwise forms a universal basis of human communication, the two thus manage to create space for interpretation and the viewer’s own interpretations in what are actually familiar forms. The two describe fragmenting the learned forms of typography in an almost aggressive way in order to create something abstract as the driving force of their work. Through their different, complementary, styles, they also manage to create a dynamic within the artwork, which captures the viewers and allows them to lose themselves in this correlation.

Zweins / 49°28’54.2″N 8°27’37.2″E Perez & PR (2020)


//Iyho

Half architect and half artist. Sometimes optimistic and sometimes dramatic about our continuation as a society, Iyho lets his subconsciousness translate the tragic situation that surrounds us through painting, photography, drawing and writing in an artistic way.

As an emerging artist in this critical period of time, one of his goals is to make his own generation reflect about the distorted nature that surrounds us. Often named as “post-nature” or in some other circumstances as “third landscape” by french landscape architect and writer Gilles Clément, this is the nature to which he was the most exposed as a millenial raised on the outskirts of several cities.

“There was a time when the societies in many places of the world took the comfortable and fixed reality they were living in for granted. Now, we are more and more facing the fact that it was an constructed illusion, an economic lie and a conformist behavior that originated from misinformation and human ignorance. The uncertainty is now a concept that floods every aspect of our lives and our society. It is the only concept we will be able to embrace in the long term, including the incredible amount of opportunities and dangers that will come with it.

“With this socio-political and ever-present background as well as the many imminent threats and challenges to human societies, Iyho decided to clarify and shape his thoughts and ideas into the  “The beauty of defeat: a manifesto for post-industrial ruins” in January 2020, one month before the first world wide lockdown. This architectural manifesto pretends to gather the attitudes that may allow us to deal with the depression caused by the needed social change.”

“The “Sentences of hope and anger”, which are disposed everywhere inside the installation, were specially conceived and designed for the exhibition and were born out of a dramatization of the crucial concepts of the manifesto.”

“The 6 artworks have the trees and nature in general as main subjects. They focus on a manipulated and distorted version of nature, offering another perspective of it. As a response to the fact that the environment is becoming more than ever a political tool in the complexity of the human systems, the photographs themselves are a physical materialization of the contrary concepts that the “millennial” generations had to deal with. Hope and anger, light and darkness, defeat and, above all of them, a strange yet very intense beauty.”

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//Skateboarding in Oil

//Poster-Design by Piotr Zapasnik

Culture.Room is pleased to present Skateboarding in Oil – a solo exhibition by:

Christopher Kadetzki

//Photo by Gerrit Piechowski, Modest Dept.

10th June – 19th July 2022

//Opening:
Fr. 10.06.22: 14pm – 22pm

//Regular opening hours:
Mon – Fr: 11am – 18 pm
Sat: 10am – 16 pm

//Location:

Sidewalk Skateshop, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 4, 1153 Copenhagen

Skateboarding in Oil deals with an important year in Christopher Kadetzki’s life. His first trip to Copenhagen, his encounters with Nicky Guerrero, the Copenhagen Opens 2021 and the many experiences and events associated with that time not only appear in his paintings, but also shaped the artist’s life as well as his ideas and possibilities for the future.

Mainly on display will be works created over the course of the last year during the painter’s travels to Europe’s most famous skate spots in collaboration with a wide variety of greats from the skate scene, such as Nicky Guerrero. These include the Berlin Banks, Hullet Copenhagen and the Malmö Train Bank spot, which find their appreciation on a handmade and unique series of decks, which were built and designed in collaboration with Grzegorz Filewicz, founder of Berlin Boards Brewery.

//Iconic Spots Series

A special focus, which runs like a thread through Christopher’s oeuvre, the artist puts on the artisanal aspects of skate culture, which are often – obscured by trends, forgotten, but represent the indispensable foundation of this subculture. Without the almost artistic skills of ramp builders, carpenters and board builders, this culture and the currently ongoing “hype” could not exist. Skateboarding in Oil can in this sense also be understood as a tribute to the craft and to all the talented personalities behind it, who have accompanied the artist over the past year and who in the background make the successes of this vibrant subculture possible in the first place.

As part of the opening weekend of the exhibition, Culture.Room will host an after-show party on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at skatepark “Wonderland” in the Free City of Christiania. For both the Copenhagen and international skate scene, this represents a central place of exchange and gathering that has played a pivotal role in Christopher Kadetzki’s artistic development over the past year.

There will be German Hip-Hop acts of different generations, such as Figub Brazlevic and other artists from the Berlin underground hip hop label Krepkek Records.

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//EMIK

//Video by Maximilian Hoffmann & Ben Seegatz //Music by Liegeplatz

//Exhibition & Artists

EMIK wants to create a low-threshold access to contemporary art by means of a multidisciplinary exhibition model. For artists as well as visitors, a space of experience is created in which the most diverse perspectives on art can be rethought. The focus lies on the breaking up of linear presentation models. Through the synthesis of different media, the exhibited works are to be “released from their frame” and the visitors will be addressed on various sensory levels.

For artists as well as visitors, a space of experience is created in which the most diverse perspectives on art can be rethought. The focus lies on the breaking up of linear presentation models. Through the synthesis of different media, the exhibited works are to be “released from their frame” and the visitors will be addressed on various sensory levels.

//Performances & Music

//Presented Artists

//Program

25.03.22 – 02.04.22

POSTWERK Berlin / Grußdorfstraße 3, 13507, Alt-Tegel

//This Location was kindly provided by BEYDES – New Working Culture


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//The inner Myth

On December 11th & 12th 2021, Culture.Room invited the french multidisciplinary artist ANIDE to commence his new exhibition series:

Composed of different multidisciplinary shows, the “Theatre of Reverie” revolves around the theme of the imaginary. Through collaborations and the creation of bridges between different mediums, this series of exhibitions explores themes that experiment around the deeply human state of reverie:

Hypnosis and automatic creation, dreamlike performances, content around waking dreams, suggestive and meditative music, workshops on alternative realities, studies of recitals around memory, etc…

Closely linked to our perception of the world, our imaginations shape our way of approaching reality. The stories we have heard and those we tell ourselves inhabit and form us. Since the dawn of time, humans have been creating narratives, ranging from everyday stories to myths that span across the ages. All of these narratives are intended to convey messages, to maintain a memory or, above all, to build ourselves as individuals or as a society.

This series of events aims to trigger this imagination’s automatisms through sensitive, generous, intimate and immersive experiences in different locations with different concepts. It was built around a desire to create bridges between people and their own stories and tries to offer a poetic vision of our daily lives, so we can maybe experience new perspectives on our own imaginations and therefore on ourselves.

Video by Josephine Binder at our last exhibition “The inner Myth” by ANIDE at Sankt Studio in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

ANIDE / “L’horloge du temps perdu” , oil and raw pigment on paper (made with bark) , 25x35cm

//About the Show:

In a world which seems to have reached the limits of the societal dynamics put in place in recent years, it seems crucial to invent new belief systems in order to create a more stable, sustainable and environmentally friendly society. To do this, we need to ask ourselves as individuals: what inhabits, drives and animates us? What do we want to defend and share?

In a world which seems to have reached the limits of the societal dynamics put in place in recent years, it seems crucial to invent new belief systems in order to create a more stable, sustainable and environmentally friendly society. To do this, we need to ask ourselves as individuals: what inhabits, drives and animates us? What do we want to defend and share?

In a world which seems to have reached the limits of the societal dynamics put in place in recent years, it seems crucial to invent new belief systems in order to create a more stable, sustainable and environmentally friendly society. To do this, we need to ask ourselves as individuals: what inhabits, drives and animates us? What do we want to defend and share?

//Sankt Studio, Mittenwalder Straße 15, 10961 Berlin

This two-day exhibition consisted of artworks by ANIDE.

Live performances by Tsuki in cooperation with Roxy Ruben Richens and Shannon Walsh.

Music by Hannesmilan, Gina Lo, Leonard and Marta et les Coquillages.

//All photos by Josephine Binder.


//Bar and support by KUKUMU e.V.


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