Indian Summer 2015

You are welcome to join these artist talks at De Ateliers. All lectures start at 5pm sharp. Entrance € 5. RSVP

Tuesday October 13th – Valerie Krause
Tuesday October 20th – Ursula Mayer
Tuesday October 27th – William Monk
Tuesday November 3rd – Omer Fast
Tuesday November 10th – Nina Canell
Tuesday November 17th – Elizabeth Price

Tuesday October 13th
Valerie Krause (1976, Herdecke, Germany), lives in Düsseldorf
Space and movement are central topics in the sculptures and photo works of German artist Valerie Krause. She had solo shows at Galerie L21 (Madrid, 2015), Galerie Greta Meert (Brussels, 2013) and Galerie Heinz Holtmann (Cologne, 2012). She participated in numerous group shows in a.o. Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf), Kaiser Wilhem Museum (Krefeld) and Palazzo delle Cossere (Brescia). Valerie Krause is teaching at the Düsseldorf art academy; she is represented by Galerie Rolando Anselmi (Berlin).

Tuesday October 20th
Ursula Mayer (b. 1970, Austria), lives in London
Fusing historical research with a dazzling cast of remarkable performers, Austrian artist Ursula Mayer explores notions of post-humanism. Her films and photo works bring to life the icons of yesteryear. Ursula Mayer had solo shows at Moderna Museet, Malmoe (2014) Audin Gallery, Vancouver (2014); 21erHaus, Vienna (2013); Ursula-Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal (2013); ICA, London (2013); Kunstverein Hamburg (2012) and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009). She participated in Mirrorcity, Hayward Gallery, London (2015), the Baltic Triennial, Vilnius (2012) and Performa11, New York (2011). The artist is represented by Galerie Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam).

Tuesday October 27th
William Monk (b.1977, Kingston Upon Thames, UK), lives in London
Former Ateliers-participant William Monk plugs in the rich tradition of spiritually charged landscape painting. His large canvases feature metallic silver skies, serpentine clouds, glowing arcs and flickering stars above dark forests. These psychedelic galaxies invite the viewer for a closer look, exploring ungainly composition, painstaking refinement and leaps in scale – an immersion in atmospheric magic. Monk won the Jerwood Painting Prize (2009) and Royal Award for Painting (2005). Recently, he had solo exhibitions at Kohn Gallery (Los Angeles, 2015) and James Cohan Gallery (New York, 2014). The artist is represented by Grimm Gallery (Amsterdam).

Tuesday November 3rd
Omer Fast (b. 1972, Jerusalem, Israel), lives in Berlin
In his multichannel video installations Omer Fast explores how we distort our lives by harmful circumstances, introducing authentic protagonists who have experienced extreme situations (a drone pilot, a sex worker). Omer Fast was awarded with the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst (2009). Major solo exhibitions of his work took place in the Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2015), MOCAK (Krackow, 2015), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, 2013), Musée d’Art Contemporain (Montréal, 2013), the Power Plant (Toronto, 2012), Dallas Museum of Art (2012), Wexner Center for the Arts
(Columbus, 2012), Whitney Museum (New York, 2010), Berkely Art Museum (2009), Museum für Moderne Kunst (Vienna, 2007) and the Pinakothek der Modernen (Munich, 2004). Omer Fast participated in Documenta (2012), Taipei Biennial (2012), Venice Biennale (2011), Singapore Biennial (2011), Performa (2009), Liverpool Biennial (2008) and Whitney Biennial (2008, 2002). The artist is represented by GB Agency (Paris) and Arratia Beer (Berlin).

Tuesday November 10th
Nina Canell (1979, Växjö, Sweden), lives in Berlin
The sculptures of Swedish artist Nina Canell give substance to the intangible and lightness to the physical. Drawn to the subtlety of the fluctuating forces of electricity, air and water, the artist traces the innate bond we have with our surrounding atmosphere. Nina Canell had solo shows at Arko (Seoul, 2015), Lunds Konsthall (2014), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, 2014), Camden Arts Centre (London, 2014), BALTIC (Newcastle, 2014), Lulu (Mexico, 2014), K21 (Düsseldorf, 2013), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin, 2012), Cubitt (London, 2012), Kunsthalle Fridericianum (Kassel, 2011), MMK Ludwig Wien (Vienna, 2010) and Kunstverein Hamburg (2009). The artist is represented by Mother’s Tankstation (Dublin) and Barbara Wien (Berlin).

Tuesday November 17th
Elizabeth Price (1966, Bradford, UK), lives in London
In 2012, British artist Elizabeth Price won the prestigious Turner Prize for her twenty minute video installation ‘The Woolworths Choir of 1979’. She once described her films as moving “from something that looks like a PowerPoint lecture, to something that looks like an infomercial to something that feels like a cinematic melodrama”. The artist had solo shows/screenings at Julia Stoschek Collection (Düsseldorf, 2014) Beursschouwburg (Brussels, 2014) Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2013), BALTIC (Gateshead, 2012), New Museum (New York, 2011), Tate Britain (London, 2010), Serpentine Gallery (London, 2004) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Washington, 2001). She is represented by MOT International (London).