In this exhibition project by the Autocenter – Space for Contemporary Art, the curators offered a comparative view of works by artists of the older generation and those by younger artists. The projects offered German visitors the chance to rediscover lesser known works by such artists as David Hammons, Ivan Kožarić, Sture Johannesson, Peter Rose and Marianne Wex (born between 1921 and 1948) and become acquainted with artworks by young artists, e.g. the sculptor Karla Black and media artist Jeremy Shaw. What aesthetic, thematic and theoretical continuities and fractures exist? Why are older artworks still relevant to today’s generation? The five exhibitions created spaces of artistic exchange and stimulated the development of new contexts. In this way, “Re-Discoveries” exemplified the Autocenter’s principle of providing international artists of different generations with non-hierarchical, dialogical platforms. The integration of the guest curators Inke Arns, Martin Germann, Ulrich Loock, Francesca Gavin and Janneke de Vries also demonstrated the plurality of artistic and curatorial approaches.

In addition to the exhibition, the project included a lecture series with the participating artists and curators as part of the Autocenter Summer Academy 2015. A website and publication provided the artists and their works even higher public visibility.

Artistic directors: Maik Schierloh, Joep van Liefland
Curators: Inke Arns, Martin Germann, Ulrich Loock, Francesca Gavin, Janneke de Vries
Artists: David Hammons (US), Ivan Kožarić (HR), Sture Johannesson (SE), Peter Rose (US), Marianne Wex, Karla Black (GB), Jeremy Shaw (CA) and others

 

Additional Dates:

Re-Discovery IV

Peter Rose, Erik Bünger and Katarina Zdjelar
Curated by Inke Arns
Opening: 22.5.2015, 7 p.m.
Duration: 23.5. – 20.6.2015
 

Re-Discovery V

Lecture program during ACSA 2015
Duration: 29.06. - 11.07.2015
 

Re-Discovery VI

David Hammons, Gerry Bibby, Daniela Knorr
Curated by Martin Germann
Opening: 2.10.2015, 7 p.m.
Duration: 3. – 31.10.2015

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Autocenter – Space for Contemporary Art

Leipziger Strasse 56

10117 Berlin

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