Group show curated by Patricia Asbaek
CCA Andratx is pleased to present Andratx on Paper, a group show curated by Patricia Asbaek and created specifically for the CCA Kunsthalle.
Based on the works by the participating artists in the CCA Artists-in-Residence Program, the exhibition will explore the different uses and applications made on paper. Paper per se becomes the guiding thread leading to explore various artistic proposals made during these 11 years of Residency Program by more than 300 international artists.
PAPER. A simple cellulose pulp, created for communication between men since Ancient times, has not lost prominence in the modern Era of digital information. In the artistic field, paper has been given many uses. Paper as an object itself, in the search of new textures and different ways of working it; paper, as the sole support of the work; and paper, as the starring role in other media, such as video or sculpture. But always with a common denominator, paper as a direct communication line between artist and viewer.
Andratx on Paper offers a fresh and emerging view of the richness on the current international scene. Visitors will have the chance to see the many and varied ways in which artists have worked on paper during their Residency. From the simplest sketch, transcribing on paper a fleeting idea, to the most laborious and delicate drawings, the countless techniques applied on paper and with paper will be shown. The exhibition invites the viewer not only to study the works from the communicative point of view, understanding the work as a message, but also to enhance the intrigue of the physical aspect of it, the technique applied on paper.
CCA Andratx’s director, Patricia Asbaek, has selected the more than 70 works forming this exhibition, from among the nearly 300 works of the CCA Collection. Furthermore, in order to provide a deeper comprehension and complete view of the show, some of the most interesting pieces on paper from the internationally renowned Art Foundation Mallorca Collection have also been included. The visitor will have the unique opportunity to see for the first time in Mallorca some masterpieces from important private collections.
Artists: Pablo Alonso, Catrin Andersson, Kistin Arndt, Art & Language, Awst & Walther, Jane Balsgaard, Nelleke Beltjens, Sofie Bird Møller, Matthias Bitzer, Henning Bohl, Jacob Borges, Tim Brotherton, Matt Calderwood, Torben Christensen, Henning Christiansen, Cullinan Richards, Patricia Ellis, Peter Feiler, Lutz Fezer, Carsten Fock, Marc E. Fohl, Peter Freitag, Joe Fyfe, Gelitin, Lotte Gertz, Amy Granat, Kerstin Grimm, Sabine Gross, Jane Han, Mikael Hegnar, Jeppe Hein, Richard Hell, Haïdée Henry, Amel Ibrahimovic, Shirley Kaneda, Bettina Khano, Jadranka Kosorcic, Jacob Krajcik, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Skafte Kuhn, Malene Landgreen, Dörte Lehnigk, Cedar Lewisohn, Martin Liebscher, Katalina Lliteras, Katrin Lock, Dietmar Lutz, Lorna Macintyre, Bernhard Martin, Søren Martinsen, Al Masson, Julia Masvernat, Francisco da Mata, Suzanne McClelland, Sandra Meisel, Mathieu Mercier, Guillermo Mora, Paul Morrison, Margherita Moscardini, André Niebur, Anna Nordquist, Rupert Norfolk, Nick Oberthaler, Sarah Ortmeyer, Tommy Petersen, Andreas Plum, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, David Rhodes, Paola Ricci, Tim Roda, Lukas Schmenger, Felix Schramm, Filib Schürmann, Meredyth Sparks, Frode Steinicke, Katja Strunz, Ebbe Stub, Michael Stumpf, Superflex, Jan Svenungsson, Carol Szymanski, Diana Taylor, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Miriam Tölke, Jannis Varelas, Peter Welz, Christopher Wool & Natalia Zaluska.
CCA Artists-in-Residence Program: Kirstin Arndt, Carsten Fock, Nick Oberthaler & Tilo Schulz. September 2012
Kirstin Arndt, Nick Oberthaler and I met in 2010 during a working stay at CCA Andratx.
Despite the different aesthetic expressions, we noticed formal and content parallels between our artistic practices. This grew into the idea of making an exhibition and collaborative work together.
A first small step was a collective presentation of our work in one of the CCA Studios, the same year, under the name ANDRATX OPEN.
This year we could inspire Tilo Schulz, internationally renowned artist and curator, for our idea of cooperation and thus the works on view originated the exhibition ANDRATX OPEN II, this September.
The exhibition’s basic structure through the spaces in the CCA Kunsthalle is defined by the site-specific cable construction by Tilo Schulz.
The skilfully drawn tension begins accompanied by the wooden frame-like structure by Nick Oberthaler and Kirstin Arndt’s paperwork. Running diagonally to the next wall it meets with a collaborative work by Oberthaler and me, a collaged landscape drawing.
The movement of the strain leads to an almost empty architecture, a space in-between – introducing sea and mountain, between shape and abstraction. The viewer now enters the space with the anchoring architectural elements by Kirstin Arndt. Together in conjunction with the stranding by Schulz, the space presents itself equally between freedom in sight, even physical step and implied limitation.
A panoramic view ends in Oberthaler’s mirror work, which has this antireflection coating on.
And at the end - really at the end, Freedom remains once more venturing you to dive into an indicated direction between emptiness, landscape and formulated architecture.
Carsten Fock, 2012
The CCA Andratx is pleased to present the exhibition "In Search of Eden" by artists Ditte Ejlerskov (1982, DK) and Johan Furåker (1978, SE). Both artists residents in Malmö (SE), will be taking part in the CCA Artist-in-Residence Program during the month of December. They have prepared a very interesting exhibition project which will be completed with two more works to be done during their Residency at the CCA Studios.
The exhibition will explore the different interpretations and descriptions of Eden along the History of Mankind; deciphering what is myth and what truth. The more than 20 works on display at the show, bring into question concepts like utopia and paradise, making the viewer make his own interpretations of the concept of Eden.