During the months of July and August Exile presents its first annual SummerCamp. Artists were invited through an open call to submit their ideas. Each of the two-week long SummerCamps will show a wide variety of artists from 4 continents whose work will be presented during a mid-term Opening Event that will also include performances, installations, music and BBQs.
SummerCamp is a raw and spontaneous field of artistic interaction, experimentation, intervention and production. Its core aim is to foster a communicative practice between the selected international group of artists and producers coming to Berlin from 4 continents.
Each SummerCamp is divided into two sections. The first week is for the artists to use Exileís floor space to create new works, collaborate, exchange, make contacts and explore Berlin. This one-week work-in-progress period concludes in a mid-term Opening Event that features the presentation of the artistsí works as well as special performances, music and gourmet BBQs from New York chefs.
Following the Opening Event each presentation will be up for only one week before the participants of the following SummerCamp will take over the space and start from scratch to build their own vision of SummerCamp.
Many of the works in each SummerCamp will be created on site in response to the artistsí time spent in Berlin. The participants have been selected via an Open Call on Facebook and the Exile website. Each SummerCamp is structured around a group of artists whose work and process have a certain commonality.
SummerCamp aims to have a strong focus on creative development, spontaneity and innovation. It is a creative experiment in which the artists work together with a curator to create a unique vision of what SummerCamp 2009 in Berlin will stand for.
Exile will be open during its regular opening hours but visitors are encouraged to stop by at any time to meet the artists and view the work in progress.
SummerCamp I: Jul 11-Jul 25, 2009 (Opening: July 18, 6-10pm)
SummerCamp I: Artboydancing, Copenhagen; Cesar Van Pinsett, Paris; David Gilbert, LA; Eric Ginsburg, DC; Georgia Kuhn, London; Guillaume Greff, Sarralbe, France; Jesse Reed, NY; Jonathan Garnham, Cape Town; Jonathan Solo, SF; Laurent Champoussin, Paris; Liesbeth De Fosse, Paris; Ole Kloss, Berlin. Curated by Laurel Erilane, NY.
6-8pm / 18-20 Uhr: all home-made BBQ by urbanfoodguy (NY): Spicy Pulled Pork on Potato Buns, Sausages & Burgers, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Seasonal Fruit Crumble mit Schlag. (Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org)
9pm / 21 Uhr: Concert by Arises: Rave is over. Featuring Trevor Lee Larson plus surprise guest
SummerCamp II: Jul 25-Aug 08, 2009 (Opening: August 01, 6-10pm)
Like a Moth to the Flame, artist and curator Dan Halm selected work based on images and bodies of work that he was immediately attracted to without a second thought and in many of the cases became aware of via the internet.
Augustus Nazzaro, NY; Barnaby Whitfield, NY; Charlotte McGowan-Griffin, Berlin; Christa Joo Hyun DíAngelo, Berlin; Christophe Chemin, Berlin; Hermes Payrhuber, NY; John Monteith, NY; Jonathan VanDyke, NY; Patrick Giglio, NY; Robert Schatz, NY; Steven Bindernagel, NY; Zachari Logan, Saskatoon, Canada and others
Opening: August 01, 6-10pm Music by Trevor Lee Larson and friends
SummerCamp III: Aug 08-Aug 22, 2009 (Opening: August 15, 6-10pm)
Andrea Frey, Berlin; Anka Dabrowska, London; Celeste Najt, Buenos Aires, Christopher Robin Duncan, SF; Diana Gabriela Gavrilas, Oradea, Romania; Jan Wandrag, NY; Jan-Holger Mauss, Hamburg; Jeni Snell, London; Joseph Akel, NY; Janine Gordon, NY; Fabio De Benedettis, Rome; Xander Ferreira, Cape Town; Xavier Stentz, Berlin and others
Opening: August 15, 6-10pm BBQ by Palisaden Supper Club, Berlin Music by Jeffrey Sfire, Berlin
Icelandic nature is prominent in Eliasson's work, and his artistic relationship with it often involves collection or documentation that is scientific in tone. The country becomes a sensory laboratory where ideas can be developed and evolved into art, as evidenced in the multiple photographic series that would seem to witness a near compulsive need for collecting.
TAKA ISHII GALLERY, Tokyo presents NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - EroReal
7 June - 27 July 2013
Magazine pin-ups aren't interesting, are they? Especially now that they're shot digitally, they lack eroticism. They're doing it wrong. That's why I had to come in. It's not about an ambiance or concept; it's about being real. Not realism, but real?ero-real. I have to say it straight. It's not about nudity; clothed subjects can be erotic.
The approach, London presents JACK LAVENDER - Dreams Chunky
6 June - 28 July 2013
Jack Lavender draws from a world of mass-produced objects, transforming their singular banality through their composition within such structures as grids and metal armatures. Sitting between the disciplines of painting, sculpture and collage, Lavender brings different elements together to create a new entity.