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Anna-Catharina Gebbers and the curators at 176 have invited a selection of artists to lend a drinking glass they own to a bar in Berlin where it will be exhibited on a glass shelf for one evening on 30 August 2008. Only a name on the bottom of each glass will reveal the identity of its selector and owner and turn the everyday object into a rarified artefact. To access the names of the lenders visitors have to step or bow down under the shelf and crane their necks. After being displayed in Berlin, the entire collection will be transported to London and installed in the café at 176, where it will be displayed concurrently with Material Presence (11 Sept - 14 Dec, 2008) a large scale exhibition of sculpture and installation from the Zabludowicz collection, including work by Laura Buckley, Myriam Holme, Graham Hudson, James Ireland, Alexej Meschtschanow, Katja Strunz and Mark Titchner.
‘Glass’ is the name for both a material and an object; as such it carries connotations of value, cultural significance and aesthetic experience. The Krautcho Club / In and out of place contextualizes the glasses by the exhibition’s concept and display mechanisms, which in turn incarnate basic modes of collecting and exhibition, and engage with themes of the readymade and site-specificity. The artists’ contributions display a multitude of responses to and interpretations of the invitation they received. Different concepts of collecting, material, value, content and space come together through a simple exhibition conceit and fill bar as café with a conglomeration of drinking glasses.
Forgotten Bar Project is a temporary not-for-profit gallery initiated by Galerie im Regierungsviertel and is housed in a Berlin bar. It is running a daily changing exhibition program from July to August 2008. 176 is a not-for-profit project space run by the Zabludowicz Collection and housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century Methodist Chapel in north London.
The title The Krautcho Club / In and out of Place combines an ironic reference to a well known London media/art world members club with the process of contextualization launched in a ‘forgotten’ German bar.
The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place is the first joint exhibition project between 176 and their guest curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers. “In and Out of Place”, borrowed from an Andrea Fraser essay about Louise Lawler, will indicate upcoming joint projects as sequels and is the title of the large scale exhibition curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers at 176 opening in May 2009.
Anna-Catharina Gebbers, 27. August 08
only in german
THE KRAUTCHO CLUB / IN AND OUT OF PLACE
eingeladen von Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Berlin und 176/Zabludowicz Collection, London
Künstler: Allsopp & Weir , Markus Amm, Reza Aramesh, Julieta Aranda, Sue de Beer, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Guy Ben-Ner, Olivia Berckemeyer, Eva Berendes, Michael Beutler, boyleandshaw , Ulla von Brandenburg, Candice Breitz, Laura Buckley, Susanne Bürner, Ruth Claxton, Tobias Collier, Matthew Coombes, Michael Conrads, Maike Cruse, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Björn Dahlem, Amie Dicke, Graham Dolphin, Hannah Dougherty, Vito Drago, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Tracey Emin, Haris Epaminonda, Doug Fishbone, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Ryan Gander, Ludovica Gioscia, Andreas Golder, Tue Greenfort, Brian Griffiths, Eva Grubinger, Beate Gütschow, Mauricio Guillen, Alban Hajdinaj, Neil Hamon, Eberhard Havekost, Mathilde ter Heijne, Alexander Heim, Jeppe Hein, Sophie von Hellermann, Uwe Henneken, Bernd Heusinger, Gregor Hildebrandt, Susan Hiller, Myriam Holme, Andreas Hofer, Karl Holmqvist, Olaf Holzapfel, Judith Hopf, Julia Horstmann, Graham Hudson, Volker Hueller, James Ireland, Lisa Junghanss, John Kleckner, Gustav Kluge, Rachel Kneebone, Daniel Knorr, Karsten Konrad, Alicja Kwade, Tonico Lemos Auad, Kris Martin, Eline McGeorge, Isa Melsheimer, Mark Melvin, Alexej Meschtschanow, Laurent Montaron, Frank Nitsche, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, PaulMart , Julia Pfeiffer, Magnus von Plessen, Bettina Pousttchi, Bernhard Prinz, Henrieke Ribbe, Damien Roach, Kirstine Roepstorff, Pamela Rosenkranz, Roth / Stauffenberg, Karin Ruggaber, Yorgos Sapountzis, Dawn Scarfe, Thomas Scheibitz, Hanna Schwarz, Norbert Schwontkowski, Gedi Sibony, Daniel Silver, Andreas Slominski, Florian Slotawa, Peter Stauss, Dirk Stewen, Matt Stokes, Jack Strange, Katja Strunz, Mark Titchner, Charlie Tweed, Malte Urbschat, Paloma Varga Weisz, Richard T. Walker, Corinne Wasmuht, Nicole Wermers, Claudia Wieser, Susanne Winterling, Johannes Wohnseifer, Haegue Yang
30.08.08 - 30.08.08 Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
11.09.08 - 14.12.08 176 Gallery, London