On friday Viktor Bedö, John Holten and Insitu visited Node to present and talk about their work and current projects. We all had a nice and cozy brunch together and was introduced to interesting people and projects.

Viktor Bedö

Viktor Bedö

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Insitu

John Holten

John Holten

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Studio Visits: Künstlerhaus Bethanien

On Tuesday and Wednesday the Node residents spent two days visiting the fantastic Künstlerhaus Bethanien artists of the International Studio Programme.

They have the openings on Thursday 10 October by:
Carsten Fock
Emmanuel Madan
Jumana Manna
Panayiotis Michael
Kevin Schmidt

 

with Hyun Na

with Hyun Na

Hyun Na's books

Hyun Na’s books

with Hyun Na

with Hyun Na

The well in Hyun Na's studio (to be installed outside)

The well in Hyun Na’s studio (to be installed outside)

Refelctive fabric swatches and dynamite with Alona Rodeh

Refelctive fabric swatches and dynamite with Alona Rodeh

Alona Rodeh 'Neither Day Nor Night' (install view) 2013 Wood, Formica, Reflective Fabric, Lights, Sound Dimensions Variable
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Alona Rodeh
‘Neither Day Nor Night’ (install view) 2013
Wood, Formica, Reflective Fabric, Lights, Sound
Dimensions Variable
, 5 min looped. Video documentation here

with Sam Smith

with Sam Smith

Sam Smith 'Bounding Box' (detail) 2013 Cement, plaster, brass, glass 25 x 25 x 103cm

Sam Smith
‘Bounding Box’ (detail) 2013
Cement, plaster, brass, glass
25 x 25 x 103cm

 

 

On Wednesday we really gave the U Bahn a workout, starting in Friedrichschain at Peres Projects’ fantastic new space for Mark Flood/Mike Lood’s exhibition ‘ASK OFFICER PEPPERSPRAY’. Aude Pariset then hosted us in her nearby studio where we were able to see original pieces starting from the FX Tridanca series, to her most recent exhibition ‘Exposing: The Guest Rules’ in LA.

Across town to Kurfürstenstr. to meet with Ciarán Walsh. In a couple of weeks he is off to his native Ireland for the group exhibition ‘In The Line of Beauty’, marking the relaunch of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Finally, in Pankow, Johannes Vogl must have sensed our epic journey as he welcomed us to his studio with cold beers. He has only recently been back in Berlin but has been very busy, exhibiting in the Wirksworth Festival, UK; Beautiful Minds, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin; and ‘Expansion’, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul.

Mark Flood at Peres Projects

Mark Flood at Peres Projects

At Aude Pariset's

At Aude Pariset’s

Aude Pariset

Aude Pariset

Ciarán Walsh

Ciarán Walsh

Ciarán Walsh

Ciarán Walsh

Johannes Vogl

Johannes Vogl

Today the newly arrived Node residents went on a small trip around Berlin. First we visited District and their exciting project Dissident Desires. Then we went to Berliner Pool, where the Node curators had the opportunity to look through their extensive archive of artists. After a small stop at a turkish restaurant we ended the day with a lovely and interesting studio visit with artist Song-Ming Ang.

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District

District

District

Berliner Pool

Berliner Pool

Berliner Pool

Berliner Pool

Song-Ming Ang

Song-Ming Ang

Song-Ming Ang

Song-Ming Ang

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Footnotes

Pictures and atmosphere from yesterdays Node-event, ‘Footnotes’.

‘Footnotes’ are traditionally the annotations or additional pieces of information that accompany a substantial body of writing. With that in mind, the Node residents paired up with Berlin-based artists to illuminate the research and references behind the practice of each of these artists’, without showing any artwork. The curators’ individual desks served as a device for presenting the typically unseen content behind an artist’s work.

‘Footnotes’ also acted as a means for the Node curators to investigate their final project, which has an overarching focus on locations in Berlin under transition or flux. We are looking forward to their final project, which will be realised as an exhibition and publication at the end of August.

(Curator | Artist)
Inês Oliveira | Bram Braam
Maria McConaghy | Rui Calçada Bastos
Stephanie Han & Raphael Rogenmoser | Benjamin Deboorse & Wouter de Raeve
Juliette Premmereur |Laura Gorski
Rebecca Heidenberg | Nadia Kaabi-Linke
Charlotte Van Buylaere | Kevin Schmidt
Patrícia Rosas | Miryana Todorova

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Curatorial Marathon!

On Friday Picture Berlin came to Node for their Curatorial Marathon ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They’. Picture Berlin is an intensive 5 week residency/art academy for artists. For this part of the program they invite curators from Berlin and abroad to discuss their work and later, meet one-on-one with the artists.

Presenting curator and producer Iain Pate live-tweeted the event here

Invited guests were:

Sandra Teitge (Masa Berlin, Freelance curator, Berlin, DE)

Iain Pate (Freelance curator and producer, London, UK)

Beate Cegielska (Galeri Image, Aarhus, DK)

Marie Jo Ourtilane (General Public, Berlin, DE)

Hannah Goldstein & Katja Klemm (Kleister, Berlin, DE)

Lotte Møller & Jesper Dyrehauge (Die Raum, Berlin, DE)

Peggy Sue Amison (Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, IE)

Bonaventure Nkikung (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, DE)

Lydia Matthews (Parsons The New School For Design, New York, USA)

Picture Berlin director April Gertler and Node director Perla Montelongo welcoming guests

Picture Berlin director April Gertler and Node director Perla Montelongo welcoming guests

Iain Pate

Iain Pate

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Jesper Dyrehauge and Lotte Møller of Die Raum

Jesper Dyrehauge and Lotte Møller of Die Raum

Bonaventure Ndikung

Bonaventure Ndikung

Lydia Matthews

Lydia Matthews

 

 

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Art Conservator Excursion: Katharina Haider

Katharina Haider, kindly hosted us in her studio near Moritzplatz. She is the art conservator behind Bacon Studios and specialises in plastics conservation and restoration, contemporary art conservation and modern materials on a consultancy basis.

During our visit, she showed us the new pieces that she is working on, shared tales of couriering an Andy Warhol from Milan to New York, discussed different options of packing material and had even baked cakes in preparation, brilliant!

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Katharina with the Kippenberger in need of conservation
The many different tools of the trade, including dental equipment

The many different tools of the trade, including dental equipment

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Packing materials

Packing materials

Homemade cakes...demolished...

Homemade cakes…demolished…

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Visits: Künstlerhaus Bethanien

This week we have been visiting the artists currently at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. There were 17 artists in town at the time so this made for two very interesting days!

We recommend checking out the current exhibitions: Ben Cauchi ‘One’s Own Grey‘ and ‘Tarantel 2‘, curated by Künstlerhaus Bethanien director, Christoph Tannert. Both shows run until 4 August 2013.

 

In the studio with Ben Cauchi

In the studio with Ben Cauchi

A view into 'The Cauchi Behemouth'

A view into ‘The Cauchi Behemouth’

In the studio with Donna Ong

In the studio with Donna Ong

Please send green glass to Donna Ong if you have some, she working on quite the collection!

Please send green glass to Donna Ong, she is working on quite the collection!

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ZKU Guests

On Thursday we invited some of the new arrivals at ZKU to come and present their practice to us at Node.

We were lucky enough to meet Laura Gorski, Louis PorterAlexandra Handel, Melanie Garland and Jesse and Olivia from The Poyais Group.

Laura Gorski

Laura Gorski

Louis Porter, from the series 'Crap Paint Jobs' in 'The Small Conflict Archive'

Louis Porter, from the series ‘Crap Paint Jobs’ in ‘The Small Conflict Archive’

The Poyais Group 'The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kammer' 2011 (detail) tents, pavilions, text, self-performing reed organs, incandescent light bulbs

The Poyais Group ‘The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kammer’ 2011 (detail) tents, pavilions, text, self-performing reed organs, incandescent light bulbs

 

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A Week of Workshops

 

 

The first week of July meant a whole week of workshops for the Node residents. First up was a two day workshop on  ‘Exhibition Design’ by designer, curator (and former Node resident/staff) Iohanna Nicenboim. The following day we received an introduction to publishing and inspiring book forms from writer John Holten, who founded and runs Broken Dimanche Press. And finally the residents were taken on a historical journey into ‘Exhibition Narratives’ by cultural producer Lorenzo Sandoval.

 

Workshop with Iohanna Nicenboim

Workshop with Iohanna Nicenboim

Node floorplans ready for redesigning

Node floorplans ready for redesigning

Node living space redesigned by Raphael in SketchUp :)

Node living space redesigned by Raphael in SketchUp :)

Workshop with John Holten

Workshop with John Holten

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Lorenzo Sandoval's 'Narrative Machine' housing productions by Broken Dimanche Press

Lorenzo Sandoval’s ‘Narrative Machine’ housing productions by Broken Dimanche Press (2012)