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06.03.18 - 10.06.18

CCA Andratx is pleased to present the solo show of former artist-in-residence Absalon Kirkeby in the CCA Kunsthalle during Spring 2018.

Kirkeby’s process catches the complexities of the automatics of watching and transforms that into an image. His investigations take him to the root of image creation, construction and reception. The work traces the mobility of images captured in real life unto the screen; motifs dissolve their own motifs through a sifting and sorting process, in which the artist composes numerous layers of perception utilizing the computer as a palette for mixing and diluting the information the camera has obtained. The work discloses itself after being printed. In this emerged state the artist can tell whether the piece is or not, but the work is continuously under construction.

The titleSNEGLHUS/SNEGL/ is Danish as the artist himself, and translates into Snail/House/Snail as a reference to the exhibition space and the distribution of the individual works in different rooms. We encourage the visitor to keep his own corporal movement in mind when exploring the various sections of the exhibition.

Absalon Kirkeby was born in 1983 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2010 he studied at Goldsmiths College in London, UK, and achieved his Master Degree of Fine Arts at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, DK, in 2013. Since then he has been exhibited in a numerous variety of galleries and museums internationally. During July 2017 Kirkeby was staying and working in Studio Rojo where he took part of the renowned CCA Artist-in-Residence program.

01.12.17 - 22.04.18

CCA Andratx is happy to present Sophie Erlund’s first solo exhibition in Spain which introduces a new series of works, all produced in the Studio Rojo during her residency in November 2017. The exhibition title refers to the co-existing between the materials used, as well as the works in between, but is also a matter of intuitive investigation which Erlund has been occupied with for years. Where the drawings and the tile floor are closely related in their pattern, the sculptures – the monoliths – differ. Although appearing in the same color nuances, they each have their own expression as independent beings.Monolith (sempiternal evidence), 2017 is placed on top of the tile floor, resulting in a strong tension by the physical touch between the surfaces of the two individual pieces. The monoliths resemble archaeological excavations and earthworks, compiled by different material found and developed around the studios in Andratx, thus exposing a chronology of time and events. The time of the artist’s working process merges in this sense with the time inherent of the palm leaf, the stones and the different elements in the sculptures. A monolith is a geological phenomena caused by erosion. But the word ’monolith’ is also used in an architectural and religious context, like the monolithic churches found in vastly different places in the world like Finland or Ethiopia. The title of the second monolith isMonolith (between green linnets and desire), 2017. A green linnet is a bird of desire and has for years been domesticated and bred because of its prestigious song voice. And in conjuction with the first titleMonolith (sempiternal evidence) one may wonder whether the exhibition in itself acts as evidence as such. Just as the song of the green linnet is a sign of life, and the captivity of the birds disregard all respect for nature in favor of man’s own desire for the beautiful and powerful, the works of Erlund seem to balance between a solid foundation and fragile future. Her artistic practice revolves around mental architecture and transitional spheres, often suggesting but never dictating a possible orientation.

Sophie Erlund was born in Denmark in 1978 and emigrated when she was 16 to the USA. Erlund later studied at the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom, where she graduated in 2003. Currently she lives and works in Berlin, Germany and in 2017 she participated in the CCA Artists-in-Residency program where she stayed in Studio Rojo throughout the month of November.

29.09.17 - 22.04.18

ARTISTS: Carsten Fock (1968, DE), Peter Krauskopf (1966, DE), Bastian Muhr (1981, DE) and Tilo Schulz (1972, DE).

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition on Friday September, 29th at 7 pm

“Hands up! This is a holdup!” A group of artists, gathered by the German gallerist Jochen Hempel, break during this Autumn into CCA’s most predominant space. The CCA Kunsthalle will surrender to Carsten Fock, Peter Krauskopf, Bastian Muhr and Tilo Schulz - and we admit it, we do it joyfully.

Four personalities – four proposals that together will challenge the established standards. And just as a band of robbers, these four artists are going for it all.

The exhibition brings together four different approaches towards painting’s representation and perception of space. The pieces on display will favour the dialogue exchanges, which on an abstract basis, will scrutinise the awareness of the represented, the shared and the architectural spaces.

From an analytical perspective, the site-specific floor piece created by the artist Bastian Muhr will hold a challenge of the viewer’s perceptive senses. Often based on spatial conceived systems, Muhr strongly deals with the coincidence. Every look at his work will imply a new view of the whole. Whereas Muhr, in his floor drawing converts the object into a subject, Tilo Schulz's renowned Tondi, on the contrary, confers a sculptural value to the pictorial object. Acting as a sphere, Schulz intensifies the Tondi’s breakup and fracturing essence, expanding its transition until its reunion. A second group of works will highlight Schulz’s commitment to political and cultural events, read from an historic aesthetical perspective, proving his subtle and sensitive expressiveness.

Conceptually more orthodox, the paintings by the artists Carsten Fock and Peter Krauskopf will complete the exhibition in its expressive aspect. Both share a common devotion to the painting process, but while the former’s compositions are created from brave colourful lines of brushstrokes, the latter scratches the work removing the surface layers and thus revealing the iridescent background. Presenting here a series of small-size drawings on paper, Krauskopf’s works reveal a deep knowledge of formal abstract expression, underscoring the lively nature behind the opaque layers of paint.

Philosophical content dealing is inherent in Fock’s work. Throughout his career he has developed a personal and renowned language, born from a profound understanding of the history of painting and referencing the inner necessity to canalize the emotional and spiritual dimensions of the physical world within a contemporary approach.

Contrast will define this exhibition; these new artistic perspectives will lead the viewer to a wide new field of possibilities within painting and will ultimately suppose a challenge to our senses and willingness of engagement to this medium.

It is a great honour for CCA Andratx to host this exhibition, which has been the first close collaboration with the renowned gallery Jochen Hempel. Headquartered in Leipzig and Berlin, the gallery works in a modern approach its extensive program, ranging from new international artists to more established artists.

During the month of September, the four artists will use the CCA Studios as a platform for the creation of new works specifically for the exhibition. Carsten Fock and Tilo Schulz are recidivists at CCA and we are eager to face Peter Krauskopf and Bastian Muhr.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with Galerie Jochen Hempel

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