Artist: Karl Holmqvist
Venue: Galerie Neu and MD 72, Berlin
Exhibition Title: EQ UI LI BR IU M
Date: February 20 – March 16, 2013
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of MD 72, Berlin
PURGE the world of dead art, imitation, artificial art, abstract art, illusionistic art, mathematical art, –PURGE THE WORLD OF “EUROPANISM”!
Fluxus Manifesto George Maciunas 1963
Just like with his previous Solstice readings (Kunsthalle Zurich 2011-12) the new exhibition EQ UI LI BR IU M by Karl Holmqvist concerns itself with the balance between light and dark. The exhibition which is his first with Galerie Neu consists of two installations; a black-on-black video projection of a 47-minute spoken word reading mostly showing only a dark screen with white subtitles; and a new light sculpture in the form of a go-go dancing platform with a trim of energy saving lightbulbs around its edge. In the ante-room between the two installations are a set of checkerboard paintings made from black- and silver self-adhesive film on wood. The suite of works is repeated also in the showrooms at Mehringdamm 72, and the exhibition project as a whole with its reduced palette and multi-media sets of square shapes speaks of seriality, process and the possibility for re-invention.