Discussion, book presentation, screening, live interviews with Hanna Ljungh, Ulrika Sparre & Andreas Koch, moderated by Paulina Olszewska.
‘With “What are you working on?” project we want to examine how time is valued in our contemporary age and in particular how the view of renewal permeates the cultural industries and arts practitioners. Why do we value the short-term projects? This way of thinking has rubbed off from an entrepreneurial model, where short-term planning and perspectives of now is the norm. There’s always something new to follow. Things made yesterday are already forgotten. In many cities, exhibitions open only for the opening-night and maybe following weekend. Then the audience fails and continues to the next party.’
Hanna Ljungh & Ulrika Sparre
The idea of the “What Are You Working On?” (WAYWO) was initiated by Hanna Ljungh & Ulrika Sparre. These Swedish artists want to highlight a potential problem; how the contemporary mindset affects our outlook and expectations of our own and others’ artistic practices as well as our perception of art as a product, production or process. The project has been followed by the publication, for which the artists have invited visual artists, critics, philosophers and curators to contribute. As a result, the “What Are You Working On?” publication consists of a variety of texts where the starting point is the paradox of time and all dealing with the same problem; how to define contemporary terms of work and time. During the evening conversation at Berlinerpool the authors Hanna Ljungh, Ulrika Sparre and Berlin- based editor-in-chief / von hundert and artist Andreas Koch will discuss matters of time and work in the art field in relation to the “What Are You Working On” project and the last issue of von hundert magazine, in which mentioned problems have been analyzed through a Berlin-gaze. After the discussion video interviews made by WAYWO from different art scenes (Stockholm, Art Athina, Lokal 30) will be screened. WAYWO publication is produced in collaboration with Valeveil and editor Jacquelyn Davis.
The discussion will be held in English.
20.11.2014 / Time: 7 pm
Berlinerpool, Chausseestr 11,
10115 Berlin (entrance Tieckstraße 1)
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Hanna Ljungh (b. 1974) works with film, video, photography and sculpture. She was born in Washington DC and lives and works today in Stockholm. Ljungh has studied at Parson’s School of Design in New York and at Konstfack in Stockholm. Her work has recently been shown at AnnaElle Gallery and Fotografiska in Stockholm, Hippolyte Gallery in Helsinki, TSA Gallery Brooklyn and Vigelandsmuseet in Oslo. www.hannaljungh.com
Ulrika Sparre (b. 1974) lives and works in Stockholm. She studied at Konstfack in Stockholm and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She works with installation, sculpture, photography, film, performance and sound. Ulrika has exhibited at Färgfabriken in Stockholm, Reykjavik Art Museum, Gallery Niklas Belenius, Gallery Bastard, Stene Projects and the Interactive Institute. Additionally, she has performed a number of projects in the public space. She has been the recipient of the Becker Art Award (2008) and the Stockholm City Cultural Award (2012). www.ulrikasparre.com
Andreas Koch (*1970) an artist, graphic designer, editor-in-chief and publicist of „von hundert“ magazine. He teaches in various institutions, such as: Udk Berlin, KHB Weissensee, Hfbk Dresden or Goldrausch. 1996- 2004 he run together with Sybille Kesslau the Koch und Kesslau Gallery in Berlin, which was presented in different art fairs, including Art Forum Berlin, Frieze in London or Art Basel Miami Beach. Andreas Koch was a scholar of many German programs, including Berlin Senate Chancellery (2000 & 2011). He is represented by loop gallery and his works were exhibited in various places in and outside of Berlin. Since 2006 he has been a publisher, author and editor of “von hundert“ magazine, which he has established together with Kito Nedo and which right now he runs together with Barbara Buchmaier. Andreas Koch is a member of AICA – Alliance International des Critiques d’Arts (AICA) www.vonhundert.de // www.loop-raum.de/index.php?koch
Paulina Olszewska is an art critic and curator who lives and works in Berlin. She studied art history at the Jagiellonian Univesity in Kraków (PL) and at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She reviews for Obieg, Polish art magazines and her essays on contemporary art and architecture have been published in several magazines, including Atlántica, Architectura & Biznes, VLNA, MOCAK Forum and The Naked. Primary devoted to emerging European art, she has contributed to catalogues and other art publications. She is a part of artists archive Berlinerpool. www.berlinerpool.de/profile/view/paulina-olszewska