Jimmy Robert: la musique dans la chambre
extended until 24.04.
Jimmy Robert (b. 1975, Guadeloupe, France) produces works on paper, photographs, collages, sculptures, videos and artist books. His artistic practice explores the points of contact between body and material, as well as the representations and material conditions of bodies.
In the presentation at Künstlerhaus Bremen, the artist addresses the question of how his performance works can continue to be shown apart from being performed again in exhibitions. How can one approach a performance work anew without re-staging it? In this context, the exhibition will focus particularly on sound and bring together videos, works on paper as well as sculptural elements and sounds created in the framework of his performances.
After the exhibition, an artist's record with sounds from Robert's performances will be released in collaboration with the Cologne-based label Apparent Extent.
In cooperation with a seminar of the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts, students of the master program investigated and wrote texts about the sonic aspects in Robert's performances. These texts are available in the exhibition and online. The seminar was led by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba.
Curated by Nadja Quante
Wednesday, 23 February, 7 pm
Guided tour with Frederik Preuschoft
Online Video Screening
Curated by Emma Hedditch
With contributions by
Dana Bishop-Root, Ginger Brooks-Takahashi, Hyojee Choi, Melissa Dyne, Emma Hedditch,
Henriette Heise, Andrea Hufner, Nicole Lowe, Khaela Maricich, Ethan Means, Lydia Okrent, Lilia Paskewicz, Eileen Simpson, Mariana Valencia
Wednesday, 6 April, 6 pm
Curator’s tour postponed
Wednesday, 20 April, 6 pm
Curator’s tour with Nadja Quante (Artistic Director) > cancelled
Writing about the Sound in Jimmy Robert’s European Portraits and Descendances du Nu
In cooperation with the seminar "Writing about Sound" of the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts, students of the master program investigated and wrote texts about the sonic aspects in Robert's performances. These texts are available in the exhibition and online. The seminar was led by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba. The results reveal very different — sometimes abstract, sometimes lyrical — observations. The texts written by the students and published in the book "Writing about the Sound in Jimmy Robert's European Portraits and Descendances du Nu" respond to two performances of the same name by Roberts, which were presented in his solo exhibition "la musique dans la chambre" at the Künstlerhaus Bremen. The seminar was led by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba.
With contributions by
Sifan Pan, LuÏza Luz, Théo Pozoga, Anna Wiget, Hannah Kirmes Daly, Daniela Medina Poch, Dušan Rodić, Viviane Tabach, Mathias Becker, Lilli Hellmons, Gloria Jurado, Ying Lin, Elina Saalfeld, Anand Angarag, Özcan Ertek, Chao Li
Design: Clemens Gensch
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