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Works from the Collection

Conor Backman, Burkhard Beschow, Sami Eschmann, Anne Fellner, Tom Fellner, Natalie Häusler, Tilman Hornig, Julian Irlinger, Quintessa Matranga, Michael O’Mahony, Annie Pearlman, Rare Candy & Rowan Oliver, Ander Rennick, Kerim Seiler, Camilla Steinum and Alex Vivian

Curated by Anne Fellner, Burkhard Beschow and Hendrik Niefeld

Hosted by Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
Exhibition opened January 15, 2016

Works from the Collection

Works from the Collection

Works from the Collection

What does it mean to make, collect, and experience art today? The nature of work and the archive have been radically altered by online forces, but this should not merely be a point of nostalgic lament. New forms of labour and collection dominate and we must reckon with the transition.

For Info-Punkt, the collection is a form of story board or mind map, an ever-changing and changeable compilation of idols, a treasury of admired works. The collection travels alongside the artist, accompanying or haunting them in their artistic journey. Where does the exhibition fit into this shadow life?

The exhibition is a ruptured moment of tangibility in an increasingly untouchable world. The exhibition is also a chance to create further documentation, which will loop back into the nearly immeasurable collection of online imagery. It is an opportunity for a physical happening, anachronous as they may be.

In the past there were cabinets of curiosity (Wunderkammer), collected objects travelled across the world in the hands of imperialists, to ‘educate’ about other cultures. How does this tradition still stand and in what ways has it been dismantled? How do we collect without possessing? Is the online art world any more public or accessible than its material counterpart?

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August 19, 2015 at 07:17PM

Centre for Style followed Info-Punkt

Centre for Style – Contemporary fashion exhibition space + store – Melbourne, Australia

One World

Paul Barsch, Tilman Hornig and Brad Troemel curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened April 5, 2013

One World - Paul Barsch, Tilman Hornig, Brad Troemel

One World – Paul Barsch, Tilman Hornig, Brad Troemel

The fourth exhibition at Info-Punkt focuses on essential needs of the human species. In a private apartment in Leipzig the artists have created installations that reflect on the co-existence of primitive and high tech concepts in our culture.

The exhibition examines aesthetic and content-related parallels, as well as questions that arise from these contrasting ideas. The collaborative works of Dresden-based artists Paul Barsch and Tilman Hornig are complemented with assemblages by New York-based artist and essayist Brad Troemel.

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Flat

Anthony Antonellis and Ronny Szillo curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened May 19, 2012

Flat - Anthony Antonel­lis

Flat – Anthony Antonel­lis

Flat is an exhibition featuring new works by Anthony Antonellis and Ronny Szillo. According to him, Anthony Antonellis (*1981) lives and works in the internet. He is an Associate Professor at the Bridgewater State University Art Department. Several of his works are in the Rhizome ArtBase Collection at the New Museum in New York. Ronny Szillo (*1978) is a postgraduate student in the class of Media Arts led by Professor Joachim Blank at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Both Antonellis and Szillo participated in Attending, a series of exhibitions showing only projections, that took place in Leipzig in 2011. This is where they met and came to discover parallels in their viewpoints and work methods.

Anthony Antonellis sends me his work Document via e-mail. It is a template for an art installation. A block ASCII PDF, over 600 color pages in length, is to be sent to a customary inkjet printer. The freshly loaded ink cartridges print page after page until they are empty. Large size extracts of the pdf hang on the wall. In response Ronny Szillo presents his work 216mm, consisting of a selection of images he produced with a mobile scanner device. They are printed on synthetic fabric and mounted on foldable stand-up displays. A laptop mounted on the wall shows a video that comments on his production process.

Drywine

Anne Fellner and Burkhard Beschow curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened October 26, 2012

Drywine - Anne Fellner & Burkhard Beschow

Drywine – Anne Fellner & Burkhard Beschow

In their exhibition Drywine, Burkhard Beschow and Anne Fellner are inspired by the fascination for exclusive brands and consumer products. Reflecting on cultural traditions of Western society, Beschow & Fellner create an installation modeled after a show room. Within this space, the viewer is enticed to sample a generic substance that brings fictional products to mind, such as True Blood or Spice. Drywine explores the way archaic customs are perceived in a rationalized World.

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(Music by Ma Lu)

Bird of Paradise

Anne Fellner and Burkhard Beschow curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened December 17, 2011

Bird of Paradise - Anne Fell­ner & Burkhard Beschow

Bird of Paradise – Anne Fell­ner & Burkhard Beschow

Bird of Paradise is the first collaborative exhibition of Anne Fellner and Burkhard Beschow, who have recently started working as a duo. Anne Fellner (* 1986 in New York City) has a background in painting and Burkhard Beschow (* 1983 in Dresden) in digital media. Both are students at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Their collaborative work results in a mash-up of the two mediums. The working process takes place in the painter´s studio as well as on the computer. Quoting each other´s metier is a central aspect of their work. Brush strokes are downloaded from online image databases or computer screen savers are rendered into paintings.

I watch the two of them set up their work. Light-weight material is arranged in a simple composition. My first association is the copy-shop, as a place where digital images are given a physical form. A standard element in these locales is the stereotypical full color sample print hung on the wall. These prints have a decorative as well as demonstrative function. The Bird of Paradise, a tropical flower, might be the perfect motif for such a print. The concepts of Print-On-Demand retail, Long Tail business models and personalized merchandising from web shops also come to mind. The work Bird of Paradise is an exploration of these topics and reflects their body of work as a duo.

Works from the Collection – Gallery

Conor Backman, Burkhard Beschow, Sami Eschmann, Anne Fellner, Tom Fellner, Natalie Häusler, Tilman Hornig, Julian Irlinger, Quintessa Matranga, Michael O’Mahony, Annie Pearlman, Rare Candy & Rowan Oliver, Ander Rennick, Kerim Seiler, Camilla Steinum and Alex Vivian

Curated by Anne Fellner, Burkhard Beschow and Hendrik Niefeld

Hosted by Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
Exhibition opened January 15, 2016

Michael O’Mahony

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Michael O’Mahony

Alex Vivian

Alex Vivian

Anne Fellner

Anne Fellner

Annie Pearlman

Annie Pearlman

Annie Pearlman and Tom Fellner

Burkhard Beschow

Burkhard Beschow

Camilla Steinum

Camilla Steinum

Julian Irlinger

Julian Irlinger

Kerim Seiler

Kerim Seiler

Quintessa Matranga

Quintessa Matranga

Rare Candy with Rowan Oliver

Rare Candy with Rowan Oliver

Natalie Häusler

Natalie Häusler

Conor Backman

Conor Backman

Tilman Hornig

Tilman Hornig

Ander Rennick

Ander Rennick

Sami Eschmann

Sami Eschmann

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One World – Gallery

Paul Barsch, Tilman Hornig and Brad Troemel curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened April 5, 2013

One World - Paul Barsch, Tilman Hornig

One World – Paul Barsch, Tilman Hornig

One World - Brad Troemel

One World – Brad Troemel

One World - Paul Barsch

One World – Paul Barsch

One World - Opening

One World – Opening

One World - Opening

One World – Opening

Drywine – Gallery

Anne Fellner and Burkhard Beschow curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened October 26, 2012

Drywine - Transparency

Drywine – Transparency

Drywine - Drips

Drywine – Drips

Drywine - To Go

Drywine – To Go

Drywine - Cooler

Drywine – Cooler

Drywine - Cup

Drywine – Cup

Drywine - Opening

Drywine – Opening

Drywine - Opening

Drywine – Opening

Drywine - Opening

Drywine – Opening

April 30, 2015 at 02:52PM

Studio Festisvall – Icelandic creative studio based in Berlin.

Follow us this summer on our exhibition series in Reykjavík, Leipzig, Berlin and Amsterdam.

info@festisvall.com – Berlin, Germany

Studio Festisvall followed Info-Punkt

Bird of Paradise – Gallery

Anne Fellner and Burkhard Beschow curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened December 17, 2011

Bird of Paradise - Detail

Bird of Paradise – Detail

Bird of Paradise - Detail

Bird of Paradise – Detail

Bird of Paradise - Opening

Bird of Paradise – Opening

Bird of Paradise - Opening

Bird of Paradise – Opening

Flat – Gallery

Anthony Antonellis and Ronny Szillo curated by Hendrik Niefeld
Exhibition opened May 19, 2012

Flat - Anthony Antonellis

Flat – Anthony Antonellis

Flat - Ronny Szillo

Flat – Ronny Szillo

Flat - Ronny Szillo

Flat – Ronny Szillo

Flat - Opening

Flat – Opening

Flat - Opening

Flat – Opening

Flat - Opening

Flat – Opening

Outsourced

We Outsourced Everything And Now We’re Bored
Publication Launch, March 23, 2013 at L’Atelier Berlin

We Out­sourced Every­thing And Now We’re Bored

We Out­sourced Every­thing And Now We’re Bored

Born from a project of the artist duo Clémence de La Tour du Pin & John Henry Newton and curated by Judith Lavagna, L’Atelier produced a book featuring Anthony Antonellis work Document he has shown at Info-Punkt in May 2012. A presentation and accompanying exhibition was held on March 23, 2013 at L’Atelier Berlin.

Bonus Material

Featuring Zachary Davis edited by Burkhard Beschow
Publication launched November 8, 2013

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Info-Punkt presents the first issue of a series of publications titled Bonus Material – a generative exhibition concept, in which artists are invited to present a selection of alternative documentation of already existing artworks. The first issue features the co-curator of Appendix: Zachary Davis.

Bonus Material - Pub­li­ca­tion Launch

Bonus Material – Pub­li­ca­tion Launch

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