andre-werner

still from Glorious, 2009 by Guy Maddin

THIRTY FRAMES A SECOND, TWO HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR
DIRECTORS LOUNGE’S GUY MADDIN SHORTS HEADING FOR ESSEN

No longer an upstart after seven consecutive years and scads of films of every conceivable genre, the Berlin International Directors Lounge (DL to the initiated) is still free of formula, corralling batches of like-minded works into presentable groupings but not bowing to predictability. No one knows quite what they are going to see here. That viewers can move freely about, mounting stairs and draping themselves over balcony railings to take in what’s splashed onto the screen may add to the slightly helter-skelter atmosphere. Question-and-answer sessions with selected directors and performers can prove as offbeat as some of the offerings, and left field live performances take it over the top. For free. There is nothing else like this in Berlin, one of the hardest claims you can make in this city. DL, while still arriving, has arrived. Renowned artists such as Michael Nyman have chosen to reveal their newest visions here, and films are being sent for consideration by the hundreds from all over the globe, with their creators and stars often enough making the trip to see how it looks up there, larger than life. Add to that fast-appearing online reviews of films and audience reaction, and you’ve got the makings of a cult carnival waiting to be reborn on a yearly basis, like a child who enjoyed the process enough to want to give it yet another go.
It had to happen that Berlin’s DL and Winnipeg’s enfant bizarre Guy Maddin would come together, and this year marked the time, when the Berlinale jury member brought a handful of his short features to form the backbone of an evening dedicated to his peculiar view of things, as seen through the (filmic) eyes of the influenced, heard via live readings from his enigmatic book From The Atelier Tovar and not least declared by way of the master’s aforementioned shorts themselves. A bit of everything was there. The giddy tomfoolery of Nude Caboose, the frenetic, fetishistic mock-punishment of Sissy Boy Slap Party, the industrial expressionism of The Heart Of The World. The house was full and imagination running at full tilt.
Directors Lounge is, with Mr. Maddin’s blessing, showing these tasty celluloid morsels at C.A.R. in Essen, offering up a peak into many little worlds portrayed in a myriad of ways: playful, distressing, subtle, haunting, head-on. Maddin comes to DL comes to you, and you only need eyes and ears to make it work.

–    Kenton Turk

still from Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity, 1995 by Guy Maddin

Beyond The Atelier Tovard , the collection of shorts by Guy Maddin, will be accompanied by works that are influenced by him, dedicated to him, or otherwise Under The Influence Of The Atelier Maddin.

C.A.R. details here

caustics at the Muang Kulaypan.

Another little scribble, how our project “caustics” might be executed. Here the light patterns are set inside the Inao Suite, at the beautiful  Muang Kulaypan, recently featured at our special Murakami Samui. (Here´s an outdoor version of caustics.)

caustics (kô’stiks)
The interplay of light and transparent media can produce one of the most beautiful visual patterns.
For example, the fluctuations of a water surface produce complex line-like patterns of light on the sides and the floor of a pool.

We will be on location at the C.A.R giving a first glimpse into our latest project “caustics”, a series of site-specific video installations. You will find us at the booth of A&O gallery/Directors Lounge.

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) is an innovative and dynamic fair format. Since 2006 C.A.R. comes two times a year, as a media art fair in summer, emphasizing video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and contemporary photograpy.

caustics, by Andre Werner, 2011, supported by the art resort in cooperation with A&O gallery

Meet us at the c.a.r. the contemporary art Ruhr, art fair, November 2-4,2012

artists: Julia Murakami, Joachim Seinfeld, Alan Smithee and Andre Werner

we will screen selected highlights from Directors Lounge contemporary art and media

pictured: Joachim Seinfeld, Berlin 1962, construction of the wall, 2009
aus der Serie Wenn Deutsche lustig sind – Dokufiction (Photoperformance)

meet us at the c.a.r. media art fair

2.-4. July at the Zollverein world heritage site

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) is an innovative and dynamic fair format. It has established two art fairs annually since 2006.With a media art fair in the summer and innovative art productions out of the ordinary: video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and especially the field of contemporary photograpy. In autumn with an art fair for contemporary art - C.A.R. covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.

pictured: Andre Werner, The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty,  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r. 09, the contemporary art Ruhr Foto: Matthias Duschner/Stiftung Zollverein

The custom of eating pictures was prevalent during the entire 20th century. Every night, one would settle at home for several hours to feast upon a repast of pictures, which, it should be noted, was preferredly spiced with blood and with the mycelium of death…

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pictured: untitled by Andre Werner, phototransfer/collage, 11 x 16,1 cm
(as cibachrome, 200 x 136 cm) 1990

Andre Werner, Ceci n'est pas de l'art,  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: the art resort

the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) art fair

Here are some first pictures from the opening night of the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.), so far we have met a lot of great artsists and gallerists in a charming relaxe atmosphere. Ii´s save to say that the C.A.R. is on the rise, becoming one of the essential smaller art fairs of Europe.

Most photographed lady of the night, Ms. Julia Murakami at the VIP party. photo: the art resort

This looks staged, subliminal work by Alan Smithee. photo: the art resort

Outside the sky lounge, a minimal designed pavillon on top of the highest building at Zeche Zollverein The venue for the VIP party of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: the art resort

What goes around, comes around, and what goes around more than the André Werner (not to mention his brainchildren: films as vivd headbirths and the perfect forum to view other such ventures, the cult-fixation Directors Lounge)? And so his day has come around again, and we join in wishing the tireless idea-factory and all-around cool guy his greatest birthday yet, and know you join in doing the same! Hats off to The Man In The Hat!

The gang at Directors Lounge

gif via pandawhale

Andre Werner, Jewel cases (Chat Noir), 2010

meet us at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) art fair

29.-31. October at the Zollverein world heritage site

We are exhibiting and screening at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.), “a young art fair that can easily claim to have the most impressive venue of all German art fairs, the Sanaa cube, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA)” (art resort). The glass cube inside the Saana cube will become the c.a.r. video lounge where we show selected highlights from The 6th Berlin International Directors Lounge along works from the participating galleries. Looking forward to meet you.

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.)  is an innovative and dynamic fair format. It has established two art fairs annually since 2006. With a media art fair in the summer and innovative art productions out of the ordinary: video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and especially the field of contemporary photography. In autumn with an art fair for contemporary art - C.A.R. covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.

The objective of contemporary art ruhr is to develop an arts marketplace by a unique conception that the Ruhr can call its own. Unbiased. Minimalist. Vibrant.

C.A.R. covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.

“I’m not supposed to speak to strangers, but we’ve met before”, 2011 from the series: “Once Upon A Time” by Julia Murakami, Alu-Dibond, lambda print under acrylic glass, 19.2 x 27.6 inch

Directors Lounge at the  Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) , World Heritage Site Zollverein

The Zollverein World Heritage Site – also known as “the world’s most beautiful coal mine” – today the most famous industrial monument and centre of the creative industry in the Ruhr area.

Building A12, Directors Lounge, Berlin with Ina Otzko, D. Kimm & Brigitte Henry, Marie Losier, Julia Murakami, Alexei Dmitriev, Guy Maddin, Coleman Miller, Alan Smithee, Triny Prada, Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Clint Enns, Usama Alshaibi and others …


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   contemporary art ruhr 2011, the innovative art fair

Zollverein XII World Heritage Site building A2, A6, A5, A12, A 7/ red dot design museum, outdoor area

official opening
Fri, 28 October 2011, 8 p.m. at Zollverein World Heritage Site in Essen, V.I.P.-Preview: 6 p.m.

public fair days
Sat, 29 October 2011, 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun, 30 October 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

location
Zollverein XII World Heritage Site
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen, Germany

day ticket
12,- € / 10,-€

the art resort at the c.a.r. media art fair

3.-5. June at the Zollverein world heritage site

We will be on location at the C.A.R giving a first glimpse into our latest project “caustics”, a series of site-specific video installations.You will find us at the booth of A&O gallery/Directors Lounge. Shown here is a quick and dirty visual using the Saana building next to the fair as an example. See an in door version here.

caustics (kô’stiks)
The interplay of light and transparent media can produce one of the most beautiful visual patterns.
For example, the fluctuations of a water surface produce complex line-like patterns of light on the sides and the floor of a pool.

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) is an innovative and dynamic fair format. Since 2006 C.A.R. comes two times a year, as a media art fair in summer, emphasizing video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and contemporary photograpy.

caustics, by Andre Werner, 2011, supported by the art resort in cooperation with A&O gallery

The lounge area in the court of the MACRO Testaccio

Meet us there for a special evening on Sunday, September 4th from 7pm on, with assorted video loops by Julia Murakami /Alan Smithee, André Werner and Fabiana Roscioli.

the details:
DOMENICA 4 settembre & DOMENICA 11 settembre
dalle 19.00

design, intrattenimento, food e drink
EX- MATTATOIO TESTACCIO

BLACK AND WHITE PARTY
DRESS 2 IMPRESS

DJSET SARA K e NON DJ SELECTA

EVENTO SPECIALE :
VIDEOINSTALLLAZIONI di:
ANDRE’ WERNER/JULIA MURAKAMI/FABIANA ROSCIOLI

Alan Smithee | Julia Murakami Lost Masterpieces #1 (red) 2010

André Werner chalks 2005
André Werner Perlen der Morgenröte 1992
André Werner Ukiyo-e 1996
Fabiana Roscioli and Luca Curci Impossible love
André Werner nude dance 2006
André Werner caustics 2011


SARANNO PRESENTI DA BERLINO GLI ARTISTI ANDRE’ WERNER E JULIA MURAKAMI E DA ROMA FABIANA ROSCIOLI

LIVE:
NICK WHITE & Z+P
AL CINE-TEATRO ALL’ APERTO DELLA PELANDA ALLE 21.

the art resort a Roma

photo: Julia Murakami

Wien unter Drogen | Vienna Under the Influence of Drugs

Through lectures and film screenings, the thematic evening will focus on drug use during the First World War: artist-in-residence Beate Passow (GER) will screen two works in the exhibition which take a closer look at the use and abuse of drugs in WWI by means of literary examples.

From the sparkling wine tax to bloodlust to an escape with a heroine of reason: Cosima Reif (Zufallsproduktion, Vienna) delivers a lecture that paints a realistic picture the nebulization tactics of the governmental drug policy arising from the War to multimedia projection by Andre Werner (Directors Lounge, Berlin), emptying a quite legal magnum in the process.

Date  Wed., June 17,  2015, 7 pm
Location  freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL


image credit: courtesy Zufallsproduktion

Andre Werner, Ceci n’est pas de l’art,  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: Joerg Eckhardt

Ceci n’est pas de l’art,  impressions from the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr 

just some snaps from the fun



photo:Julia Murakami

The early bird.., the Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi arrived shortly before the opening


photo: Astrid Ewers

Shot during setup through a somehow absent Alan Smithee. On the right, the glass cube cinema, venue for the screenings.

A German TV team shooting inside the Directors Lounge booth.


Astrid Ewers, the lady with the healing hands, long time friend of DL and guardian angel for the tensed and damaged gallerists.

Anne Martens, Getty Museum, LA and Peter Mays, executive Director of the Los Angeles Art Association, photo: the art resort

The C.A.R. was accompanied by several specials like this lecture about the current art scene in Los Angeles by Peter Mays, LAAA, Anne Martens and Rebecca Lowry. The LAAA, the Los Angeles Art Association will present the C.A.R. together with Directors Lounge in April next year.


photo: the art resort

This looks staged, subliminal work by Alan Smithee

Outside the sky lounge, a minimal designed pavillon on top of the highest building at Zeche Zollverein The venue for the VIP party of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: the art resort


photo: Astrid Ewers

On top of the world. new member of the gang, Suzanne, enjoy the night view from the sky lounge.