Saturday, December 17, 2011

HOUR HOUSE


HOUR HOUSE


MORGAN BETZ, KEREN CYTTER, FRANK KOOLEN, BENJAMIN MAYMAN, MARTIJN OLIE, DARAGH REEVES &  SJOERD TIM




Against the backdrop of a giant house of cards paintings, collages, sculpture and video form an instable but fixed equilibrium. In a process related manner these works comment, question and complement one another creating a versatile but at the same time focused gesamtkunstwerk.

The seven artists studied together at De Ateliers in Amsterdam from 2001-2004. In that period their work, or more specific the attitude towards their work, was similar in approach: a direct, personal and self-conscious approach towards the media and themes they choose. Now, seven years later, it's time to meet again and see if these similarities still exist.

opening 17th of december, 20:00
exhibition open from 21th of december - 29th of january
wednesday - sunday  12:00 - 18:00

DE SERVICE GARAGE
cruquiusweg 79 
1019 AT Amsterdam

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WE NEED A WHOLE LOT OF FLOWERS




WE NEED A WHOLE LOT OF FLOWERS
KATI KÄRKI, HANNE LIPPARD, PHIL BABER AND SARA CAMPOS

"I knock at the stone's front door.
‘It’s only me, let me come in.’

‘I don't have a door,’ says the stone.”

—Wisława Szymborska, “Conversation With a Stone”


A stone is a stone. And so is a gravestone and a pebble by the road. Lippard, Kärki, Campos, and Baber have all taken an interest in stones—Baber splitting one open in search of its essence, Campos freezing one down over several days in order to establish a relation to an unknown place, Kärki finding spatial time embedded in their textures, and Lippard discovering that her father’s purchase of the “Observer’s Book of Geology” in 1968 has proven vital for her existence.

In this show, the four artists bring together a number of works which attempt to deal with the stone in its brute, material facticity. These investigations will be presented throughout October in the Service Garage, Amsterdam (ensuring, in accordance with local council regulations, a distribution of no more than 250 kilograms per square metre).

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

DOUBLE SOLO/ SINGLE DUO








DOUBLE SOLO/ SINGLE DUO
of stranger we can achieve two/ 
me together say believe your can/ 
dream you danger be it Come is/ 
of mind it Free one you/

REBECCA STEPHANIE & ISFRID ANGARD SILJEHAUG




De Service Garage presents Isfrid Angard Siljehaug and Rebecca Stephany — Double Solo/Single Duo. Angard Siljehaug and Stephany have been collaborating on performance and video projects since 2009. The exhibition will bring together works from their individual and collaborative practice.
The subtitle of the exhibition can be looked at as a metaphor for the practise of Isfrid Angard Siljehaug and Rebecca Stephany: having a verse from 'When Two Become One' (Spice Girls) processed by web application Dada Poetry Generator, the syntax is suspended. This intervention causes an atmosphere where established logics and common truths are put into question.
Double Solo/Single Duo consists of a wall drawing by Angard Siljehaug, objects and a drawing by Stephany, an overview of their collaborative video works and a performance during the opening with new work especially made for this occasion.











Isfrid Angard Siljehaug (º1986, Norway) is doing her MA in Artistic Research at the Royal Academy in The Hague and Rebecca Stephany (º1980, Germany) is currently artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.









photographie: NIELS VIS

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NIKLAUS RUEGG; THE FAT GHOST















THE FAT GHOST


NIKLAUS RUEGG


Niklaus Rüegg's work uses the form of the traditional comic book as
source material in his multi-disciplanairy practice. However, he
tackles the obvious and is constantly seeking for disappointment,
deception and anti-climax.