past exhibitions

APRIL GERTLER: THE PUSSYBOW

Mon 18.12 to Mon 18.12 // BOOK LAUNCH // ACUD GALLERY
APRIL GERTLER: THE PUSSYBOW

PUSSYBOW, the last book in a trilogy, is a Risograph printed collection of photographs, collages and drawings exploring juxtapositions and abstractions of architecture and nuanced feminist perspectives of the female body and how the body is presented in fashion and main stream media. They book includes both found images and images specifically created for this series.
 
The other two books; CAKEHOLE (2014) and DAMP PATCHES (2011) were also printed as Risograph books and will be at the launch also.
 
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APRIL GERTLER // Website
 
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MO 18.12 // 17H // FREE
ACUD GALERIE // BOOK LAUNCH
THE PUSSYBOW
the last book of a trilogy about architecture and feminism by berlin based artist april gertler
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CHAGA TEA WITH MATTI SUMARI

Sat 16.12 to Sat 16.12 // FINISSAGE // ACUD GALLERY
CHAGA TEA WITH MATTI SUMARI

Saturday is the last day of the exhibition Toyota & Cementa by Matti Sumari. The artist will be present and tea from the Chaga mushroom will be served. At 18H a Q&A with the artist will take place.
 
For more Info on the exhibtion, click here!
 
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SA 16.12 // 18-20H
ACUD GALERIE // FINISSAGE
CHAGA TEA WITH MATTI SUMARI
q&a plus mushroom tea
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MATTI SUMARI - CEMENTA & TOYOTA

Fri 17.11 to Sat 16.12 // EXHIBITION // ACUD GALLERY
MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA

OPENING: FRI, 17th November 2017, 7 – 10 PM
EXHIBITION: 17th November – 16th December 2017
OPENING HOURS: FRI & SAT, 1 – 6 PM
 
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Cementa and Toyota are two sculpted sisters located in the industrial landscape of the Malmö harbor. They reside at the waters edge on the last strip of public land amidst a large depot of imported cars and a colossal cement silo. These two site-specific sculptures, one cast in concrete— the other moulded in HDPE plastic from the area, contemplate on their situation, vaguely aware of the synthetic, artificial nature of themselves and their surroundings.
 
In the exhibition at ACUD gallery a film about these two sister sculptures will be shown alongside the works themselves, Drifter, Biofoul and Residuals / Age of Shiny.
 
Drifter – which also serves as a bench for watching the film – is made of concrete and a car shock absorber, Residuals / Age of Shiny are the residues – or mutant sisters – of the creation process of Cementa and Toyota and Biofoul consists of a stack of vegetable crates filled with apples for the audience. What unifies all these sculptures is that their material was found on site – an artificial stretch of land built out of rubble and contaminated waste in Malmö harbor.
 
The two sisters remind us of carved figureheads used as guardian spirits at the prow of old sailing ship, but their positioning on the waterfront seemingly also mocks the romanticism of the little mermaid – the famous tourist attraction positioned on the other side of the Oresund in Copenhagen.
 
Toyota and Cementa are the last in a line of Matti Sumaris humoristic-melancholic quest to come to terms with a mankind which is constantly alienating itself more and more from its surroundings and leaving behind nothing but waste.
 
In past exhibitions such as(The Logic of) Instruments For Cycles Through A Hunter-Gatherer-Gardener Matti Sumari applied a techno-archaic logic to build out of discarded bicycles found in Umea-river a mobile quick composter to compost organic garbage and grow on it flax for oil and mattresses, he reuses now with Cementa and Toyota the debris of the industrial landscape to imagine a futuristic trash-animism, both times applying premodern mindsets to the man-made and controlled environment of today.
 
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Organized by Johannes Braun
 
Cementa & Toyota – A Fable of Two Sisters, 2016. HD video, 08.51min. Drifter, plaster, 2017. plastic shock absorber, wood
 
Biofoul, 2017. plastic, apples from Mellersta Hamnen
Residuals / Age of Shiny, 2016-2017. concrete, plastic, brass, stone
 
Matti Sumari
Born 1987 in Helsinki, Finland
Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden
Artist and coordinator at the artist-run exhibition space Alta Art Space in Malmö, Sweden
 
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FRI 17.11 – SAT 16.12 // OPENING: FRI, 17.11, 7 – 10 PM
ACUD GALLERY // EXHIBITION
MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA
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NAAMA ARAD

Fri 15.09 to Sun 22.10 // OPENING // ACUD GALLERY
NAAMA ARAD

NAAMA ARAD, FULL FRONTAL
 
OPENING: FRI, 15. SEPTEMBER 2017, 7 – 10 PM
EXHIBITION: 15. SEPTEMBER – 22. OCTOBER 2017
OPENING HOURS: FRI & SAT, 1 – 6 PM
 
Curated by Elodie Evers
 
Image: Naama Arad, Handle with Care, 2016
Courtesy of Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv
 
Followed by an After Party with KOW & Capitain Petzel:
http://bit.ly/2wFQ9Hc
 

 
And later, in an empty room, lying prostrate… a low thrum… a rising brume…
 
The two axes of language carries you along; an imaginary line about which a body rotates.
 
Merge one body into another, time functioning as a spindle.
 
When you hear the static crackling, you remember a distant ringing, a game of musical chairs, the shape of your mother’s body at dusk—or was it your father?
 
Traipse across overdetermined points until they cohere into a single vibrating position.
 
As you turn, you see yourself: shadow on surface. In a moment of revelation/identity, you recognize yourself in this external negation, your displacement as form.
 

 
Naama Arad (born 1985 in Israel) lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has exhibited throughout Europe and America. This is her first solo exhibition in Germany. She received her Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2010, and a Masters from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 2014.
 
Arad has previously shown at: Artport Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv; 83 Pitt Street, New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; nGbK, Berlin; Julius Caesar, Chicago and Sector 2337, Chicago. Upcoming solo shows include Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund and kim?, Riga.
 
 
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VÖLUSPÁ LOCATION ANALYSIS // ACUD // PHASE 8+9: DARK MENACE / THE GOOD LIFE

Sat 08.07 to Sat 08.07 // PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION // ACUD GALLERY
VÖLUSPÁ LOCATION ANALYSIS // ACUD // PHASE 8+9: DARK MENACE / THE GOOD LIFE

data empire – precrime – computers, they’re just like us – slow food – drone wars – high frequency trading – mars colony – ragnarök / the good life
 
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For the third time, Max Gadow and Sven Björn Popp of virtuellestheater invite you to take part in VÖLUSPÁ LOCATION ANALYSIS.
 
Based on the cosmogenic opening part of the Edda (the famous Norse book of myths), their nomadic performance installation investigates the atmosphere and the potential of selected locations. After analysing Ballhaus Ost in Berlin and the Hallo-Festspiele in Hamburg in 2016, they now continue with Kunsthaus ACUD. Joining forces with London based artist Elizabeth Prentis, whose practice explores sculpture and performance. They will transform the ACUD gallery into their new temporary camping site. Here they will collect, discuss, sing, read, build, destroy, eat and dance in the space.
 
Together with a variety of guests, they will inspect the past and present, to try and cast an optimistic glance into the future. // More Info
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Performance Elizabeth Prentis, Max Gadow and Sven Björn Popp
Curation Mieke Bohl
VÖLUSPÁ LOCATION ANALYSIS created by Max Gadow and Sven Björn Popp.
 
Special thanks to Rabea Rugenstein and Lisa Heinrici for initiating the project and to Julie Gayard for the graphics.
 
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Funded by the Netzwerkfonds Berlin (Soziale Stadt) as part of miKrOPROJEKTE 2017.
 
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SA 1.7 – SA 8.7 // 20H – 24H
ACUD GALLERY // PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION
virtuellestheater & acud macht neu present
VÖLUSPÁ LOCATION ANALYSIS // ACUD
a performance installation, different program and guests every night
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