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TRISHA BAGA

& NO BROW
Benjamin Hirte | Lisa Holzer | David Jourdan | Nick Parker | Philipp Timischl | Nicole Wermers | Westphalie
curated by Katharina Zimmer

 

 

Aesthetic has long become a commodity of the twenty-first century, has already been internalized by mass culture and has been implemented by the market as a functioning construct of values, lifestyles and experiences.

Trisha Baga & NO BROW is a trial version of two separate shows interlacing and corresponding with each other. It takes as its point of departure the interest of young artists in the appearance and design of the everyday and its free circulation through visual circuits of distribution. By regurgitating styles of their surroundings, the artistic positions in Trisha Baga & NO BROW not only reflect the re-calibrated relation between applied and autonomous art, but also probe the currency of design as a diagnostic tool to uncover the hidden ecologies of the things that fill the lifeworld. However utopian current approaches to design may be, this show focusses on artistic strategies of re-staging and reiterating designed networks, activities and services. Doing so, the artists that come together in the show explore anew the modernist promise of universality and democracy in today’s era, in which the modern dualisms of subject and object have irrevocably proven obsolete.

After all, as Bruno Latour would have it, only a conception of a democracy expanded by a non-hierarchical inclusion of things, or non-human beings and networks can meet the challenges of the present. The mode of distraction here acts as the show’s undercurrent to parallel today’s shifting relation between the tangible, the virtual and the detached flows of information. This mode is reflected in the show’s format that resembles a one-armed bandit. Trisha Baga’s solo installation shall hereby act as the initiating coin – an activating stream of consciousness, surfacing various strings of thought and different layers of questioning the possibilities of being and making today. By staging comments and works of Benjamin Hirte, Lisa Holzer, David Jourdan, Nick Parker, Philipp Timischl, and Nicole Wermers in the gallery spaces next to Baga’s installation, NO BROW will showcase the contemporary nexus of production and consumption and the role of visual encodings and unfixing circulation within it. All artists are invited to contribute to this investigation of contemporary strategies of marketing and the “universal merging with the universality of the commodity form in the amnesic code of exchange value.”

 

Artists: Trisha Baga, Benjamin Hirte, Lisa Holzer, David Jourdan, Nick Parker, Philipp Timischl, Nicole Wermers, Westphalie.

12.4. - 1.6.2013

Trisha Baga, Werner Eats His Shoe, 2013, One 2D projection on glow-in-the-dark-paint and 3D projection on foam panel with spackle, paint and half disco ball, format variable, installation detail, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013
Trisha Baga, Werner Eats His Shoe, 2013, One 2D projection on glow-in-the-dark-paint and 3D projection on foam panel with spackle, paint and half disco ball, format variable, installation detail, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013
Trisha Baga, Werner Eats His Shoe, 2013, One 2D projection on glow-in-the-dark-paint and 3D projection on foam panel with spackle, paint and half disco ball, format variable, installation detail, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013
Trisha Baga, Werner Eats His Shoe, 2013, One 2D projection on glow-in-the-dark-paint and 3D projection on foam panel with spackle, paint and half disco ball, format variable, installation detail, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013
right: Philipp Timischl, “Untitled (Full Motion/London)”, 2013, mixed media, 134 x 95 x 5 cm
Philipp Timischl, “Untitled (Full Motion/London)”, 2013, mixed media, 134 x 95 x 5 cm
David Jourdan, Untitled (Neighborhood details, and others you may twitter), 2013, silkscreen on paper, 100 x 70 cm
Installation view, NO BROW: Benjamin Hirte | Lisa Holzer | David Jourdan | Nick Parker | Philipp Timischl | Nicole Wermers | Westphalie, curated by Katharina Zimmer, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013
Nick Parker, Untitled, 2013, dyed cement, epoxy resin, foil, 19 x 14 cm
David Jourdan, Untitled (Ostovics Culinar), 2013, offset print on Blueback Paper, 118,5 x 84 cm
Installation view, NO BROW: Benjamin Hirte | Lisa Holzer | David Jourdan | Nick Parker | Philipp Timischl | Nicole Wermers | Westphalie, curated by Katharina Zimmer, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013
Lisa Holzer, Chanel 539 JUNE passing under Carrot Juice, 2013, pigment print on cotton paper, 88 x 68 cm
right: Nicole Wermers, Müsliregal (Eigenmischung), 2013, powdercoated steel, Müsli, Fixings, 2.5 x 42 x 280 cm

Lisa Holzer, Omelette passing under nail polish names and numbers by OPI and Yves Saint Laurent proclaiming their sadness or happiness, 2013, pigment print on cotton paper, 88 x 68 cm
Benjamin Hirte, o.T. (the method bored pattern), 2013, inkjet print on paper, 420 x 105 cm; Lisa Holzer Chanel 505 PARTICULIÈRE passing under Cocoa, 2013, pigment print on cotton paper, 88 x 68 cm
Benjamin Hirte, o.T., 2013, Wick cough sirup, Sinupret drops, plinth, 25 x 165 cm
Trisha Baga, Hercules, 2013, Blue ray 3D video projection onto piece of paper and 3D glasses, format variable, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013
Trisha Baga, Hercules, 2013, Blue ray 3D video projection onto piece of paper and 3D glasses, format variable, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2013


Westphalie, Trisha Baga & No Brow (Der Popper-Knigge), edited by Katharina Zimmer, 2013
invitation cards and B&W photocopies (Der Popper-Knigge, Hamburg, 1979), stapled; song (ABC, The Look of Love, 1982)
2,44 min