Since 1981, the Hamburg cultural department awards ten Hamburg-based artists with a one year stipend. With INA VANESSA ARZENSEK, BJÖRN BENEDITZ, HENNING BOHL, JÜRGEN VON DÜCKERHOFF, ANNIKA KAHRS, MONIKA MICHALKO, VANESSA NICA MUELLER, FRANZISKA NAST, HARALD POPP and JOCHEN WEBER
In his project, the
Dutch artist Melvin Moti approaches the idea of multi-dimensional and reduced spaces. His 24-minute-long 35mm film "The eightfold dot"
(2013) presents an abstract narrative that begins with the point, continues with the line then progresses to the square and the cube, all the way to the hypercube, which acts as form and symbol of the fourth dimension.
Featuring: CHLOE STEAD, Multiplicity #3 – a reader
on the idea of an archive, the exhibition at the Kunstverein Harburger
Bahnhof focuses on Sherman’s performative works as well as their
photographic documentation by Babette Mangolte. It also features his
films, almost all of which are part of the collection at the MoMA New
With OLIVER BULAS, KATJA LELL, HANNAH REGEL : ARTUR ALASKA ARASLI, DANIEL JACOBY, JOHANNA KINTNER
The production and exhibition platform basis e.V. in Frankfurt and the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in Hamburg organized an exchange, in which three artists from the art academies in each city are given the opportunity to go to the other city to develop an exhibition with their team of curators.
Kerstin Cmelka's interest in the format of "microdramas" provides the focus in her exhibition at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. The short dramatic texts of frequently performed plays – considering their distribution – have gained the popularity of a folk play. Arranged in an installation of video projections, the plays physically direct the viewer through the exhibition space.
The last exhibition of the 2012 series “Am Piano (on the piano): ...”, in which young Hamburg based artists accompany the main exhibitions at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, shows works by Ina Arzensek.
With LEONOR ANTUNES, SUNAH CHOI, GERRIT FROHNE-BRINKMANN und PHILIP PICHLER, RENÉ HAVEKOST, NINA HOLLENSTEINER, ADRIAN LOHMÜLLER, HAROON MIRZA, SHAHRYAR NASHAT, NOROOMGALLERY, URS AMADEUS ULBRICH, JOHANNES WILDE
For this exhibition, shown in the fourth week of the “Rochade” project,
the artists Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann and Philip Pichler will “pull one
over” on the Kunstverein, literally. They will outfit the top of the
glass waiting pavilion with a sculpture – an object reminiscent of
mundane relics found in a train station, inspiring us to reconsider
public art projects.
A switch between the Kunstverein based in the historical waiting room for the first and second class with the Deutsche Bahn’s waiting pavilion at Harburger Bahnhof presented by Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof and noroomgallery.
For his installation "And To Make You Toe The Line" at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, in the former waiting room for first and second class travellers, Adrian Lohmüller establishes an extensive, artificial space that is both open and refers to its own limits. We are reminded of parks laid out in urban space as consciously constructed and geometrically structured open spaces.
"Vortrag/Trag/Nachtrag: Versuch zum erfolgreichen Scheitern" ist die Rede über Kunst und die Frage nach der Sinnhaftigkeit von Professionalität. Innerhalb des Vortrags wird der Vortrag sich auf sich selbst beziehen, abschweifen, zitieren, aufzählen. Er endet im Scheitern, könnte aber immer wieder im Loop von vorn beginnen.
A stuntman, Frédéric Dessains, sits on a bench in the Rubens room of the Louvre. Commonly seen in French action films, Dessains was hired by the artist Shahryar Nashat. With keen concentration, he warms up for the physical challenge of turning the conventions of looking at pictures upside down.
In her installation “e is for eye-contact” at the Kunstverein bar, Nina Hollensteiner will explore the “art and science of small talk” and its various choreographies. Her floor-piece “Conversation Floor” will remain in the Kunstverein as a permanent installation.
This show is the first in a new series “Am Piano” (On the Piano), featuring young artists from Hamburg accompanying the exhibitions in the main hall in 2012.
The artists Sunah Choi (*1968, Busan, Korea) and Haroon Mirza (*1977, London) are concerned with the translation mechanisms of noise, and in "
Is this where it ends?"
Choi and Mirza sound out the exhibition space phonetically as well as kinetically.
As of 17th January 2011, MONITOR will collaborate with the new online platform for artists' video works Arte-Creative so that in addition to the exhibitions in the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof video artists will be presented on an ongoing basis. Every month a work by an artist is presented in the entrance hall of the Kunstverein as well as on the online platform Arte-Creative. The works are mutually linked and thematically center around the urban surroundings and the urban bustle of these days.