Catch Sight Screening
21 Jan - 19 Feb 2011
January 21 until February 19, 2011
Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Rita McBride, Marina Naprushkina, Anne Pöhlmann, Claus Richter, Bernhard Walter
“Catch Sight Screening” – The presentation format takes exhibition viewers into the heart of a kaleidoscopically unfurling space. Here “to catch a sight”, or “sneak a peak” becomes the desired moment as captured in six videos playing at the same time. In this exhibition, Clages gallery artists show the various ways this medium is employed in their individual artistic practices.
Protest against interchangeable principles is a key element in Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa’s work. To give voice to this, the Basque artist uses banners with slogans. Even in his small-format drawings and watercolors, Agirregoikoa questions the triviality of modern heroism. The two approaches collide in his 2010 video “The Inner Beauty of Human Beings”, where the artist employs slogans attributed to “yellow press” celebrities and conscientiously sets them against selected details of an image that run counter to the text.