June 24th, 2015

Kerstin Brätsch with Mount Trailer at Kunstverein Arnsberg

Kerstin Brätsch Photo by U. Holz

Artists: Kerstin Brätsch, DAS INSTITUT, Anna Fehr, Stefan Fuchs, François Huber, Maria Justus, Robert Keil, Kitty & Joy, Johanna Klingler, Vera Lutz, Paulina Nolte, Amedeo Polazzo, Protektorama, Philipp Reitsam, Viola Relle, Kristina Schmidt, Philipp Stähle, Johanna Strobel, Raphael Weilguni, Frauke Zabel, Laura Ziegler

Venue: Kunstverein Arnsberg

Date: May 10 – June 28, 2015

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Photo by U. Holz

Kristina Schmidt, Kerstin Brätsch Photo by U. Holz

Full gallery of videos, images, press release and link available after the jump.


Frauke Zabel, Potentiality, 2015. Video, 22 sec loop.


Raphael Weilguni and François Huber, Cambium, 2014. Video, 20 min 6 sec.


Mount Trailer, Excerpt of Mount Trailer Video, 2015. Video, 11 min 15 sec. Camera Philipp Staehle.


Kitti and Joy, Up and Down, 2015. Video, 3 min 15 sec.


Excerpts of performances in order of appearance: Frauke Zabel, Von unten nach oben; Robert Keil, Arrangements; Paulina Nolte and Laura Ziegler, RRRRRRRR; Raphael Weilguni and François Huber, Ich liebe mich selbst so wie ich bin; Kitti & Joy, I will do my best.



Videos and images courtesy of Kunstverein Arnsberg. Photos by U. Holz and Vlado Velkov.

Press Release:

The August Macke Prize for painting granted every three years by the county of Hochsauerland, was awarded in 2014 to Kerstin Brätsch. 

The exhibition in association with the prize opened at Kunstverein Arnsberg on May 10th 2015. In the exhibition, entitled ‘Kerstin Brätsch with Mount Trailer’, Brätsch  is showing new works alongside works by students of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, encompassing twenty-two positions.

The prize to commemorate August Macke has been awarded since 1959 to distinguished artists from the younger generation. The same year Kerstin Brätsch was awarded the prize; she held a position as a guest professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. Out of this situation, a concept for the exhibition at the Kunstverein Arnsberg developed: Brätsch invited her students to participate alongside her in the exhibition.

‘Mount Trailer’ was a journey undertaken by Kerstin Brätsch and her students at the beginning of the year to the Lenzenberghütte mountain lodge in Allgau, Germany. During this trip, a multitude of works and actions arose around an exhibition staged in the mountain cottage, where their efforts worked towards defining a present-day ritual, traces of which can be followed to the Kunstverein Arnsberg.

Collaged images of the performances, hikes, readings, plays, and meals undertaken by the group form the literal background onto which all the exhibited work is presented. A conversation and collaboration comes forth with this mode of presentation providing a space for painting to be brought into a wider sphere of action, allowing its role to be newly defined.


Satellite, Trailer, Representation, Display, Narration, Movement, Paths, Time, Transportable, Mobile, Extension, Expansion, Capsule, Mask
          Retrospective Forecast (arrows going back and forth)
Exploration of the foundations and techniques of various conscious and unconscious rituals and customs
How to activate our (art)-objects through use- and not only exhibit them as sterile and untouchable?
          The talismanic is unstable
To look a face
The sign of a conscious subject
Sleeps a song in all things/ they are dreaming on and on/ and the world begins to sing/ if you speak the magic word
The amphorae crouch like directing dudes on top of our moving truck- and all of us act like puppets ourselves for their sake.
Why are you wearing a mask? Were you burned by acid or something like that? – Oh, no, its just they’re terribly comfortable, I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.
          Did I Do It Myself? If So, Help Me, If Not Join Me
The journey as a way
I am Gaia, who are you?
Kaleidoscope, pupation, sloughing
Instead of leaving it to dear God, I will call myself by my name, which I’ve just thought of.
          To Spell Out Ones Own Name/
          To Put A Spell On /
          The New Spelling
          Betwixt and Between
Put on a common mask / exchange in it whatever there is not to show/ get out eventually / and have a story out of it
“Today everything is different”
Happy as hell

Mount Trailer 2015

Link: Kerstin Brätsch with Mount Trailer at Kunstverein Arnsberg

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