Kunsthaus Dresden

Various Stages

03 Aug - 14 Oct 2012

Nairy Baghramian, Entre deux actes II (Loge des Comédiennes), 2009, Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Buchholz and Berlin/Cologne | Nevin Aladağ, Prova | Rehearsal, Foto/ Photo:Hadiye Cangökçe, Courtesy the artist | David Lamelas, Limit of a projection I, 1967 , Courtesy Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, T.B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2009
Exhibition, salon, festival
3 August -14 October 2012

”Various Stages – Bedingte Bühnen“ focuses on the performative conditions of contemporary art. The project is the conclusion of a three-part exhibition series at Kunsthaus Dresden – Municipal Gallery for Contemporary Art. The series deals with specific conditions and their inherent potential for hosting an exhibition, artistic production and performative practice. “Various Stages” includes an exhibition, a salon and a festival. The three different formats of the project set the conditions of staging and reception of artistic works in motion. Only their thematic and sometimes even spatial interaction with one another enables “Various Stages”. The title of the project thus refers to the two differing meanings of the word ‘stage’: it is both an arena and a phase. In the exhibition “Settings” international artists focus on the stage as a sculptural form and create parameters for potential scenarios. The results are compositions that correlate partially to the autonomous artist’s space, and partially to situations that initiate an imagination zone, an interruption or a movement. The exhibition is understood as a narrative structure, which comprises all phases of its production. During the exhibition “Salon Rähnitz” will take place on a weekly basis. The direct meeting of artists, audience and curators, allows for a discourse a propos the works; films are being screened, performances staged and scenarios developed. The three day festival “Test Run”, in cooperation with Muzeum Sztuki in Łodz, finalizes the project.

The project „Various Stages – Bedingte Bühnen“ is supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and the mondriaan fonds.

Nevin Aladag (TR), Nairy Baghramian (IR) mit Janette Laverrière (FR) und Carlo Mollino (IT), Steven Claydon (UK), Yael Davids (IL), Discoteca Flaming Star, Hanna Ewers zum Rode, FORT, Hella Gerlach, Liam Gillick (GB), Channa Horwitz (US), David Lamelas (AR), Kalin Lindena

curated by Petra Reichensperger

Tags: Nevin Aladag, Nairy Baghramian, Steven Claydon, Yael Davids, Liam Gillick, Channa Horwitz, David Lamelas, Janette Laverrière, Kalin Lindena, Carlo Mollino, Petra Reichensperger, Discoteca Flaming Star