Capitain Petzel

Diango Hernández, Matt Mullican, Christopher Williams

26 Jun - 22 Aug 2014

Diango Hernández
We are all Unfinished Drawings, 2006
Ink and gouache on paper, mdf-objects, video-loop with sound
177.2 x 531.5 x 137.8 inches / 450 x 1350 x 350 cm, Installation view, Photo: Jens Ziehe, © the artist, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
Christopher Williams
Garten im Voigtmichelshof, Alpirsbach, June 7th, 2010, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
Paper: 20 x 24 inches / 50.8 x 61 cm, Framed: 32.8 x 37 inches / 83.2 x 94 cm
© the artist, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
Matt Mullican
from the series "Bringing the Light into a Windowless Room and Burning a Leaf“, 1972 (Performance views, CalArts, Valencia, CA.)
10 modern prints
size of paper: each sheet 26,5 x 36,5 cm, image size: each 21,2 x 31,4 cm,
© the artist, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Bringing Light into a Windowless Room
26 June – 22 August 2014

In 1964 the gallery building was completed and opened at Karl-Marx-Allee 45, in Berlin according to the design by architects Franek and Kaiser, under the name Kunst im Heim as the former exhibition hall for art and arts and craft in the GDR.

1972 Matt Mullican, as a member of John Baldessari’s class of the CalArts Center in Valencia, California, led a ray of light from the campus of the university into a windowless classroom and burned a dried leaf. Four mirrors, one magnifying glass and his artist friends Suzanne Kufler, Jill Ciment, Pierre Picot and Tom Radloff supported him.

2006 Diango Hernández exhibited nine painted objects on a 4.5 x 13.5 meter floor drawing in Oscar Niemeyers’ exhibition building at the 27th São Paulo Biennal. The objects quote architectural elements of the modernist Avenida Paulista in São Paulo. The installation has one shaded and one sunny side. The visitors are invited to step on it, to sit and to observe. Out of security reasons the organizers of the Biennal prohibited the public access and use of the artwork.

Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 45, June 26, 2014: The São Paulo installation We are all Unfinished Drawings by Hernández is exhibited for the second time. In Brazil there is the Soccer World Cup happening. In Recife, Germany competes against the USA to reach the round of sixteen. Please take off your shoes. Access only permitted with socks.

Since 2013 works by Christopher Williams are exhibited under the title Production Line of Happiness.

2014 two collage ensembles of the series Supplement ‘14 (Mixed Typologies) from the Production Line of Happiness are shown for the first time in Berlin, in the exhibition Bringing Light into a Windowless Room.

Tags: John Baldessari, Diango Hernández, Matt Mullican, Christopher Williams