Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

ROTARY BENEFIZ-KUNSTAUKTION

EINLADUNG

zur BENEFIZ-KUNSTAUKTION 

am Freitag, den 17. November 2017 um 19:00 Uhr in der historischen „Schlämmerei“ der KPM Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur, Wegelystraße 1, 10623 Berlin mit anschließendem Ausklang in der Historischen Ofenhalle. Vorbesichtigung der Kunstwerke ab 17:30 Uhr

Über 50 Werke renommierter Künstler werden an diesem Abend versteigert. Der Zuschlag geht zu 50% an Einrichtungen und Projekte, die sich der Hilfe für Kinder verschrieben haben, allen voran an das Kinderheim Elisabethstift und auch an die Björn-Schulz-Stiftung und C/O Berlin. Die weiteren 50% gehen als Erlös an die Künstlerinnen und Künstler. Galerist Kristian Jarmuschek und Auktionator David Bassenge – beide Mitglieder unseres Rotary Clubs – sind Garanten für einen professionellen Ablauf der Auktion und für die gelungene Auswahl der qualitativ hochwertigen Werke.

Auch in diesem Jahr wird Kristian Jarmuschek mit Witz und Sachverstand durch den Abend führen. Vorab können Sie sich durch anregende Gespräche in netter Runde in die gewünschte Bieterstimmung versetzen, dabei wird auch für Ihr leibliches Wohl gesorgt. Die zahlreich anwesenden Künstler werden Sie gern über ihre Werke informieren. Die Vorbesichtigung der Kunstwerke in der KPM beginnt um 17:30 Uhr, die Auktion um 19:00 Uhr.

Am Ende der Auktion laden wir Sie zu einem stilvollen Ausklang in die Historische Ofenhalle der KPM ein.

Was müssen Sie tun, um bei diesem besonderen Ereignis dabei zu sein?

Melden Sie sich bitte per Fax [030/25468-202] oder per Email berlin-luftbruecke@rotary.de

bis spätestens 15. November 2017 verbindlich an und reservieren Sie Ihre persönliche Bieternummer, die Ihnen am 17. November am Empfang der historischen „Schlämmerei“ gegen eine bescheidene Gebühr von 10,00 Euro ausgehändigt wird. In diesem Betrag sind Speisen und Getränke enthalten.

Alle Gäste der Kunstauktion erhalten an diesem Abend die Möglichkeit in den Verkaufsräumen der KPM mit einem Rabatt in Höhe von 20% einzukaufen.

Wenn Sie vorab einen Auktionskatalog zugesendet bekommen möchten, schicken Sie uns bitte eine Email mit Ihren Kontaktdaten an berlin-luftbruecke@rotary.de .

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Zusage und einen unterhaltsamen Abend.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen

Birger Lassen

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

ROTARY BENEFIZ-KUNSTAUKTION

Über 50 Werke renommierter Künstler werden an diesem Abend versteigert. Der Zuschlag geht zu 50% an Einrichtungen und Projekte, die sich der Hilfe für Kinder verschrieben haben, allen voran an das Kinderheim Elisabethstift und auch die Björn-Schulz-Stiftung. Die weiteren 50% gehen als Erlös an die Künstlerinnen und Künstler.

Galerist Kristian Jarmuschek und Auktionator David Bassenge – beide Mitglieder unseres Rotary Clubs – sind Garanten für einen professionellen Ablauf der Auktion und für die gelungene Auswahl der qualitativ hochwertigen Werke, die in der Auktion versteigert werden.

Auch in diesem Jahr wird Kristian Jarmuschek mit Witz und Sachverstand durch den Abend führen. Vorab können Sie sich durch anregende Gespräche mit netten Leuten in die gewünschte Bieterstimmung versetzen, dabei wird auch für Ihr leibliches Wohl gesorgt. Die zahlreich anwesenden Künstler werden Sie gern über ihre Werke informieren. Die Vorbesichtigung der Kunstwerke in der KPM beginnt um 17:30 Uhr, die Auktion um 19:00 Uhr.

Am Ende der Auktion laden wir Sie zu einem stilvollen Ausklang in die Historische Ofenhalle der KPM ein.

Was müssen Sie tun, um bei diesem besonderen Ereignis dabei zu sein?

Melden Sie sich bitte mit beigefügtem Fax (030) 254 68-202 oder per Email berlin-luftbruecke@rotary.de bis spätestens 10. November 2016 verbindlich an und reservieren Sie Ihre persönliche Bieternummer, die Ihnen am 18. November am Empfang der historischen „Schlämmerei“ gegen eine bescheidene Gebühr von 10,00 Euro ausgehändigt wird. In diesem Betrag sind Speisen und Getränke enthalten.
 

Mit besten Grüßen

Prof. Dr. Michael Foerster

Präsident

Rotary Club Berlin-Luftbrücke

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep
23
to Oct 30

KAUNAS MENE

2016 m. rugsėjo mėn. grįžta 7-ą kartą rengiamas tarptautinis šiuolaikinio meno festivalis "Kaunas mene".

7-ojo festivalio esminis tikslas, per šiuolaikinių menininkų kūrybą pažvelgti ne vien į globalėjančio pasaulio atveriamas naujas kultūrinio bendradarbiavimo galimybes, bet parodyti visuomenei, kaip kultūros atstovai reaguoja, kaip mąsto šiandienos aktualiomis ekologijos, politinio gyvenimo, žmogaus teisių temomis. Todėl šio festivalio programoje projektai kalbantys apie aktualius socialinius, politinius, ekonominius, gamtos išsaugojimo, istorinės atminties, menininko, kaip šiuolaikinės kultūros atstovo, santykio su visuomene, aspektus.

Pirmą kartą festivalyje „Kaunas mene“ tokia plati menininkų (šalių) geografija suteiks galimybes plačiam minėtų aspektų ir kultūrų pažinimui.

Šiuolaikinio meno festivalis „Kaunas mene“ – vienas iš stambiausių nuo 2008 metų Kaune vykdomų šiuolaikinio meno projektų.
2003-2015 metais ir 2016-2018 metais kultūros ministerija patvirtino festivalį  programos „Lietuvoje rengiami tęstiniai tarptautiniai meno renginiai“ sąraše.

 

Andreas Mares (Austrija);
Anida Yoeu Ali (Kambodža / Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos) / Studio Revolt;
Federico Baronello (Italija);
Rieko Koga (Japonija);
Patricija Gilytė (Lietuva / Vokietija) / galerija „Meno parkas“;
Andrius Kviliūnas (Lietuva);
Valda Verikaitė (Lietuva);
Joël Andrianomearisoa (Madagaskaras / Prancūzija) / galerija „Sabrina Amrani“;
Xaro Castillo (Ispanija);
Youki Hirakawa (Japonija) / galerija „White Rainbow“;
Agnė Jonkutė (Lietuva) / galerija „Meno parkas“;
Ulrich Kochinke (Vokietija);
Giorgi Maghradze (Gruzija) / kuratorė Ieva Vitkauskaitė (Lietuva);
Kyoung-Jae Cho (Pietų Korėja);
Chen I-Chun (Taivanas) / galerija „Liang Gallery“;
Hsu Chia-Wei (Taivanas) / galerija „Liang Gallery“;
Elena Balsiukaitė-Brazdžiūnienė (Lietuva);
Pranciškus Brazdžiūnas (Lietuva);
Marian van der Zwaan (Portugalija);
Benedikt Braun (Vokietija) / galerija „Eigenheim“;

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POSITIONS BERLIN Art Fair
Sep
17
to Sep 20

POSITIONS BERLIN Art Fair

Ulrich Kochinke @Galerie Dina Renninger / POSITIONS BERLIN Art Fair

The second edition of POSITIONS BERLIN Art Fair presents from 17th till 20th September 77 exhibitors from 16 countries. POSITIONS BERLIN successfully debuted 2014 at former Kaufhaus Jandorf. As this years venue for an extended fair format the ARENA Berlin has been selected - a 6,500 square metre hall directly at the River Spree in the vibrant Kreuzberg area.

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FEATURE @Lodown magazine #96
May
26
to Jul 26

FEATURE @Lodown magazine #96

HARD BELIEVER - FEATURE @Lodown Magazine #96

On first sight the drawings of Ulrich Kochinke's latest series "L'École sans Dieu" - in English "School without God" - might appear like a visual swan song on occidental culture, which is stuck between its fundamental Christian values, the bubble of pop cultural phenomena and subcultural icons, that are mingled in a nightmarish labyrinth nurtured by an eerie German pre-war aesthetic, devotional pictures and references from the fields of skateboarding. But following the monochrome series of large-sized drawings one has to fall for the charms of the German artist, who takes you on a trip through his archive, that is filled with a flood of images – some sticking to his personal background, some illustrating our collective visual memory, but all coming together in this fine selection of disparate objects, that populate Kochinke's world of art. There is, for example, this youngish, buttoned up bellboy that seems to be cut out of an advertisement from the 1920s, carrying two big, longish objects in his arms. One is Moses' tablet with the Ten Commandments, the other is one of Santa Cruz's famous skateboards that features the significant grimace by Jim Phillips. The misplacement of both objects give them an equality that stands outside of historical or social relevance, but plays with the object itself and the possibility to rethink its meaning. It is exactly this playfulness in combining different elements from completely different contexts and giving them a new home within his distinctive black and white drawings, which makes Ulrich Kochinke's art a kind of kinky wonderland, that opens a door for every beholder. LODOWN met the Berlin-based artist in early April in order to speak with him about his road from theology to art, his fondness for skateboarding, and his latest work ...

Before you started studying at the art academy in Münster, you studied theology for four years. The relevance of this first subject is visible in nearly all of your artworks. Why did you switch from theology to art back then?

Well, first I studied both subjects at once for a teaching profession. I come from a pretty conservative yet not empathic religious family and got interested in the whole subject of religion within my last years at high school – way beyond the dominical church going. Then, besides my studies, I started to work for the school counselling service at the diocese in Essen. This – in the broadest sense religious – work with school kids appeared very meaningful to me, but at the same time it showed me, that I wasn't really made for classical teaching. Simultaneously I got more and more into art – the permanent option to try new things out and to create simply got me. The art academy was a very inspiring and creative environment for me, totally different to the overly theoretical university where I studied theology. So I started to move between these two poles, and both actually seemed combinable to me. As a result I experimented artistically with materials like wood, fabric, wax, wafer, prayer books and devotional images, which are all used in the liturgy. Thereby it was always important to me to not be disrespectful, to flout or go for cheap cheer, in fact it felt like a downright research project to me. And when my professor turned me into one of his master students, it finally made me focus on art completely. Nevertheless, I always kept my approach to religion.

Another dominant subject in your art is skateboarding. There are decks, logos and other significant motives that keep popping up in your work. Where does this fondness come from?

I always loved to skate and back then Tony Hawk was one of my big idols, even though I always found him a bit too slick. And right from the beginning I had a soft spot for the whole graphic culture that was connected to skateboarding, because besides being the epitome of hip, it was pretty rough and dark as well, which stood against all the provincial, well-mannered flair of my hometown Münster. Growing up with the C64, magazines like Thrasher, Tempo, Max and Wiener were sort of my Internet, if you think of it as a source of knowledge or as an access to a community of interest. The visual world of these magazines did influence me a lot an I was almost excited, when I got my hands on a new issue. And when Titus Dittmann opened his skate hall "Skater's Palace" right beside the art academy, I immediately went there, introduced myself, and started to work there during my years of study.

Your artworks include a whole archive of religious motives and pop cultural quotes and images that come from a skateboarding context. Is it important to decode all of these different elements to understand the complex meaning of your work? Or is it more about the manifold associations and a playful interaction with our collective visual memory?

Well, ist's a bit like the music that I grew up with, which basically was described as crossover. The idea to combine things that seem completely incompatible and to create something totally new out of it did influence me a lot. As much as the technique of sampling, where you simply take something out of its context an put it into a new one. Playing as a bassist in different bands in these days, I worked with these techniques in music, and then translated them over to my visual work. Therefore I don't think that one has to recognize every element, to understand my art, but the different subjects and visual quotes can give different ways of access. And even identifying all the particular pieces doesn't mean, that one would understand the whole thing. It's basically as if I listen to a song and then recognize a sample or a loop – this might be fun, but it doesn't necessarily mean, that the music will have another effect on me because of that. I don't make art for insiders. I want the audience to get involved and find their own way into my world of art.

Your creative process starts with collecting and archiving visual material, followed by the assemblage via projectors, which serves as a pattern for the final drawing. How intuitive or rational do you proceed in this process of montage?

I started my archive by collecting postcards, old photos and books from flea markets, but nowadays I also find a lot of material on Ebay or on the Internet in general ... and I also take a lot of photographs myself. To go through this wild mix of my collection is always inspiring to me and I actually decide pretty intuitively, which motives I pick and combine. As I have to stick to this decision during the long process of drawing, I feel that my intuition is an important power that I need during this work. The rational examination comes into play early enough, as soon as I take my first breaks and step back to see, if everything seems to develop in the right way. So in the end it's an interplay of both – intuitive and rational decisions.

Your latest series is called "L'École sans Dieu", in English "School without God". This title seems to be explicit and ambiguous at the same time and it reflects on the relation between visual presentation and text respectively in your work. How did you come up with it?

"L'École sans Dieu" is a French term that describes a school without religious education, it dates back to the separation between school and religion. Obviously I didn't know that, but I was interested in the German translation "Schule ohne Gott, which explicitly underlines the absence of God. The interesting thing about that term is that God is still present, even if it's just in the negation. This is a kind of ambivalence that fascinates me and that I try to perpetuate through my art.

For "L'École sans Dieu" you only worked with paper and graphite. What meaning does this reduction have for you?

I drew this series with pencils with a hardness grade from 9B to 4H, which is comparable to a thickness of a lipstick to a needle. So I actually had a huge spectrum to work with, just as it would be with a full colour palette. I used all different shades of grey and played around with dark-light contrasts, more than with clear lines to define forms. Every limitation is a challenge and I love to immerse myself into a theme or technique in order to make the most out of it. On paper I can literally work way harder than for example on canvas. I really like the resistance of the material and the abrasion of the graphite during the process of drawing. And since I never rub something out, I simply can't take anything away. If I want to get rid of it, I have to cover it with the darkest of grey. So it's basically a whole different kind of work than with colour on canvas.

So what are your working on right now?

I am now working with colours again, I am painting and building objects. This year I already finished a series of smaller formats. Some have just been on display at Galerie Dina Renninger in Munich and a skateboard altar will be shown at the group exhibition "Du sollst dir (k)ein Bild machen" at Berliner Dom from June 7th.


WORDS: LISA SCHMIDT

Find more detailed information about Issue #96 here: bit.ly/1KjpUrc
Get your copy here: bit.ly/1LkL8CN

 

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DU SOLLST DIR (K)EIN BILD MACHEN
Mar
1
to Jun 14

DU SOLLST DIR (K)EIN BILD MACHEN

 Eine Ausstellung alter und zeitgenössischer Kunst im Berliner Dom

Sakrale Kunst und Artefakte:
Elfenbeinkruzifixus, 11. Jh., Anna Selbdritt, frühes 15. Jh., Gotischer Kelch, 15. Jh., Reliquienschrein Hl. Brictius von Tours, Reliquienschrein Hll. Pius und Gaius, 2. Hälfte 14. Jh., Wallfahrtsmadonna, barock Süddeutschland, Holzscheitmadonna, böhmisch 19. Jh. Gemälde/17. Jh.: Pieter Claesz, Jan Symonsz Pynas, Herman III Saftleven.

Moderne:
Hans Arp, Max Beckmann, Lucio Fontana.

Contemporary:
Abbas (Abbas Attar), Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, Dieter Appelt, Barry X Ball, Taysir Batniji, Laura Bruce, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Mat Collishaw, Christina Doll, Alberto Garcia Alix, Marianna Gartner, Félix González-Torres, Margi Geerlings, Stella Hamberg, Chester Higgins, Mwangi Hutter, Alfredo Jaar, Katharina Karrenberg, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Kim-Joon, Ulrich Kochinke, Herlinde Koelbl, Matej Kosir, Young-Jae Lee, Rami Maymon, Dario Mitidieri, Adam Nadel, Chris Newman, Hermann Nitsch, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Grayson Perry, Eric Refner, Daniel Richter, Oswaldo Romberg, Eva Schlegel, Bettina Scholz, Andres Serrano, Stefan Sehler, Gil Shachar, Joao Silva, Malte Spohr, Manfred Stumpf, Paloma Varga Weisz, Miriam Vlaming, Micha Ullman, Erwin Wurm, Miwa Yanagi

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EINLADUNG – Benefiz-Kunstauktion des Rotary Club Berlin-Luftbrücke
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

EINLADUNG – Benefiz-Kunstauktion des Rotary Club Berlin-Luftbrücke

Herzliche Einladung – Benefiz-Kunstauktion des Rotary Club Berlin-Luftbrücke
zugunsten des Kinderheims Elisabethstift Berlin

u. a. mit einer neuen Arbeit von Ulrich Kochinke

Der Rotary Club Berlin-Luftbrücke

freut sich, Sie zur Benefiz-Kunstauktion für die gute Sache am Freitag, dem 5. Dezember 2014 um 19:30 Uhr (Vorbesichtigung ab 17:30 Uhr) in das Stilwerk Berlin, Kantstraße 17, 10623 Berlin einzuladen.

Dr. Christian Kube, Präsident

Die Auktion wird von Kristian Jarmuschek geleitet.
Reservieren Sie Ihre Bieternummer per E-Mail unter: berlin-luftbruecke@rotary.de

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OPTIMA MIHI IN CHARTIS
Aug
28
to Sep 27

OPTIMA MIHI IN CHARTIS

Group Show 2014

OPTIMA MIHI IN CHARTIS

Arbeiten auf Papier, das Beste (und der Neutrum Plural sagt, dass es alles sein kann), meine persönliche Wahl - Optima figurarum in charta posita. Vernissage ist Donnerstag, 28. August (Saisoneröffnung Zürcher Galerien), 17 bis 20 Uhr. Die Ausstellung dauert bis Samstag, 27. September.

Stefan A Wengen
Giulia Andreani
Uros Djurovic
Marcel Gähler
Eva Grün
Jana Gunstheimer
Alexandre Joly
William Kentridge
Per Kirkeby
Ilona Kiss
Andrey Klassen
Ulrich Kochinke
Anna Kott
Patrick Lo Giudice
Catherine Lorent
Volker März
Richard Müller
Chloe Piene
Léopold Rabus
Markus Raetz
Myrtha Steiner
Caro Suerkemper
Mariusz Tarkawian
Felice Varini
Christos Venetis
Christian Weihrauch
Bettina Zuppinger

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DRAWING NOW
Mar
26
to Mar 30

DRAWING NOW

  • Le Carreau du Temple & Espaces Commines (map)
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Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings / A14

Ronald de BLOEME | Andrey KLASSEN | Ulrich KOCHINKE | Astrid KÖPPE | Corinne LAROCHE | Valentin Emil LUBBERGER | Andreas SCHMID | Katrin STRÖBEL | Johannes STRUGALLA | Hana USUI

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L’École sans Dieu – Booklaunch und Ausstellung
Feb
21
to Feb 23

L’École sans Dieu – Booklaunch und Ausstellung

Ulrich Kochinke and the gallery fruehsorge contemporary drawings are pleased to invite you to the premiere of the catalogue "L’École sans Dieu" on February 21, 2014 at the Freies Museum Berlin.

Ulrich Kochinke is an artist and theologian with a particular affinity to the world of skateboarding. Over the past few years, Kochinke has produced a series of highly complex, collage-like graphite drawings under the collective title "L’École sans Dieu". For the first time ever, these drawings have now been brought together in a single publication. Within Kochinke's intricate drawings, the visual idioms of traditional religious artwork meet and merge with the pop-cultural codes of everyday life to create a new iconography of devotional pictures that are as baffling as they are disquieting. With draftsmanship and dexterity, the contemplation of the profane as well as the metaphysical coalesce into an ambivalently mysterious whole.


Texte von Anita Haldemann, Kunstmuseum Basel und Andreas Schalhorn, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
Englisch/Deutsch, 80 Seiten

Gefördert durch: Stiftung Kunstfonds, GOLART Stiftung, kaiserwetter GmbH

Booklaunch: 21. Februar 2014, 18 Uhr | Ausstellung: 22. bis 23. Februar 2014, Sa 12–18 / So 15-18 Uhr /
Mo nach Vereinbarung / Di 10-18 Uhr / Mi 10-18 Uhr
Freies Museum Berlin, Bülowstraße 90, 10783 Berlin

U1 - Kurfürstenstrasse
U2 - Bülowstrasse
U7, S1, S2 & S25 - Yorkstrasse
BUS - 106, 187, M19, M48, M85, N1, N2

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