past exhibitions

KARMA LTD. EXTENDED

Fri 02.02 to Fri 02.02 // EXHIBITION // ACUD GALERIE
KARMA LTD. EXTENDED

♦ 18:00 ANOUK DE CLERCQ, FARKHONDEH SHAHROUDI, PEDRO OLIVEIRA @ ACUD GALERIE 
♦ 19:30 ISABEL LEWIS, NOTFOUNDYET, VIVIANA DRUGA @ ACUD HOUSE 
♦ 23:00 KARMA SHE, LES SALTIMBANQUES @ ACUD CLUB

 

ACUD MACHT NEU präsentiert Karma Ltd. Extended eine kuratorische Kollaboration, dessen gleichnamiges CHAPTER ONE am 2. Februar, 2018 um 18:00 Uhr eröffnet wird.

 

Das kuratorische Kollektiv Karma Ltd. Extended befragt in sieben Ausstellungskapiteln das Potenzial der menschlichen Vorstellungskraft in einer von limitierten Ressourcen und digitalem Wandel geprägten Gegenwart. Im Zentrum der Auseinandersetzung stehen Arbeiten von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern, die mit stereotypen Darstellungen und historischen Fehlinterpretationen brechen und neue Wertvorstellungen imaginieren. Das erste Kapitel widmet sich künstlerischen Erzählungen, welche alternative Möglichkeiten des Zusammenlebens in der Gegenwart und nahen Zukunft entwerfen. Die Ausstellung erstreckt sich über sämtliche Räumlichkeiten des ACUD Kunsthauses und nutzt die Medien Film, Sound, Skulptur, Text, Architektur und Performance.

 

Die Programmreihe ist politisch, poetisch, performativ, intersektional feministisch sowie experimentell und wird von Pauline Doutreluingne, Jana J. Haeckel und Petra Poelzl kuratiert.

 

ERÖFFNUNG, 2. Februar

 

18:00 ANOUK DE CLERCQ, FARKHONDEH SHAHROUDI, PEDRO OLIVEIRA @ ACUD GALERIE

Anouk De Clercq (Gent/Berlin) entwirft in ihrem hypnotisierenden schwarz-weiß Film „Thing“ eine fiktive, digitale Architektur, welche sich zwischen Raum und Zeit bewegt. Ihre Arbeiten wurden unter anderem in der Tate Modern, im Centre Pompidou und beim International Film Festival Rotterdam gezeigt. // Website

 

Farkhondeh Shahroudis (Teheran/Berlin) textile Körperskulpturen gleichen amorphen Wesen und fantastischen Objekten, die einer stetigen anatomischen Transformation unterliegen. Ihre Installationen und Skulpturen wurden u.a. in der Villa Romana (Florenz), der Lottozero Kunsthalle (Prato) und dem British Museum (London) gezeigt. // Website

 

Pedro Oliveira (Brasilien/Berlin) Olivera präsentiert eine ortsspezifische Soundinstallation im Innenhof des ACUD Hauses. In seiner künsterischen Praxis untersucht er die akustischen Spuren und Verstrickungen rassistischer Gewalt und visioniert eine dekolonialisierte Hörpraxis. //  Website 1 – Website 2 

 

19:30 ISABEL LEWIS, NOTFOUNDYET, VIVIANA DRUGA @ ACUD HOUSE

Isabel Lewis (New York/Berlin) entwickelt immersive, auf die Sinne fokussierende Occasions, welche die Grenzen zwischen Choreografie, Performancekunst und Ausstellungsarchitektur verschwimmen lassen. Ihre situationsgebundenen Aktionen wurden unter anderem in der Kunsthalle Basel, der Dia Art Foundation und auf der Frieze London umgesetzt. //  Youtube

 

Notfoundyet (Wien) ist eine künstlerische Kollaboration zwischen Laia Fabre & Thomas Kasebacher. In ihren Arbeiten vereint das Künstler-Duo das Publikum in komplexen Live-Events und schafft so ein gemeinschaftliches Erlebnis. Notfoundyet erkunden in ihren Aktionen die Tiefen der menschlichen Psyche, indem sie die gängigen Codes und Konventionen der Gesellschaft in Frage stellen. // Homepage

 

Viviana Druga (Transsilvanien/Berlin) Drugas Arbeiten nutzen die Medien Performance, Fotografie und Installation. Ihr besonderes künstlerisches Interesse gilt der Wiederbelebung weiblicher Ästhetik und okkulten, rituellen Praktiken. // Website 

 

23:00 KARMA SHE, LES SALTIMBANQUES @ ACUD CLUB

KARMA SHE (Israel/Berlin) Die Musikerin Karma She beschreibt sich selbst als “orientalische Hexe”. In ihren eigenwilligen Performances verbindet sie Schamanismus, Exotik, Feminismus und Spiritualität mit postdigitaler Ästhetik. // Youtube 

 

FINISSAGE, 3. März 2018

18:00 Uhr @ ACUD STUDIO

“City Everywhere” – Lecture performance von Liam Young

Liam Young (Australia/ London) beschreibt sich selbst als spekulativen Architekten, Urbanisten und Designer. Er ist Begründer des Think Tanks Tomorrows Thoughts Today: eine Gruppe aus Wissenschaftlern, Zukunftsforschern, Technikern und Sciene-Fiction Autoren, welche die Möglichkeiten fantastischer, gescheiterter und imaginärer Urbanismen untersucht. Youngs urbane Zukunftsforschung fragt nach den Konsequenzen ökologischen Raubbaus und technologischer Entwicklung. Website1Website2

 

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Acud Galerie, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
Eröffnung: 02.02.2018, 6pm
Pressenachfragen an: karmapress@acudmachtneu.com
Öffnungszeiten: Fr-Sa-So 13:00-19:00 Uhr

 

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ACUD MACHT NEU presents Karma Ltd. Extended: a one year collaborative curatorial program starting February 2nd, 2018 with CHAPTER ONE opening at 18:00.

 

Divided into seven exhibition chapters, Karma Ltd. Extended interrogates the possibility to create imaginative abundance with limited resources. Expanding the field of reflection to all media and spaces, Karma Ltd. Extended will activate the ACUD Galerie with artistic positions that envision new values by questioning and breaking up stereotypical imagery and historical misinterpretations.

 

In the first chapter, Karma Ltd. Extended puts the human gift of imagination centrefold, looking at alternative narratives about being in the now and near future of possibility. The exhibition resonates in all the creative spaces of the ACUD house and delves into the work of artists who mould new imaginations using film, sculpture, sound, text, architecture, performance and invite viewers to conceptualize future landscapes.

 

Karma Ltd. Extended is political, poetic, performative, intersectional-feminist, experimental and much more. The series is curated by Pauline Doutreluingne, Jana J. Haeckel and Petra Poelzl.

 

OPENING February 2nd, 2018 

18:00 ANOUK DE CLERCQ, FARKHONDEH SHAHROUDI, PEDRO OLIVEIRA @ ACUD GALERIE

ANOUK DE CLERCQ (Ghent/Berlin) will carve an imaginative architecture with her mesmerizing black and white film “Thing“ that travels through space and time. Her works have been shown in places such as Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. // Website 

 

FARKHONDEH SHAHROUDI (Tehran/Berlin) creates sculptures that are anthropomorphic creatures, in which anatomical anomalies become the support of a dynamic trajectory. Her installations and sculptures were last shown in the Villa Romana (Florence), at Lottozero Kunsthalle (Prato) and British Museum (London). // Website 

 

PEDRO OLIVEIRA (Brasil/Berlin) will create an in-situ sound installation for the courtyard of ACUD. The researcher and sound artist, was born in São Paulo 21 years after a Coup d’Etat in Brazil, and 31 years before another one. His work investigates and intervenes the sonic unraveling of racialized violence, often fabulating ways to decolonize listening practices. He is 1/2 of A Parede and 1/8 of Decolonising Design. // Website 1

Website 2 

 

19:30 ISABEL LEWIS, NOTFOUNDYET, VIVIANA DRUGA @ ACUD HOUSE

ISABEL LEWIS (New York/ Berlin) offers immersive and sensorial experiences. Her “occasions” draw a fine line between choreography, performance and situationism. She has presented them in places such as Kunsthalle Basel, Dia Art Foundation and Frieze London. // Youtube

 

NOTFOUNDYET (Vienna) is a collaboration between Laia Fabre & Thomas Kasebacher. Their work links the audiences together and unifies them as part of a live event, building a temporary community. The artist duo explores the depths of human nature, while playing with the codes and language established by society. // Website

 

VIVIANA DRUGA (Transylvania/Berlin) uses performance, photography and installation-based work as her main forms of expression. Druga shares an interest in the resurgence of feminine aesthetic and knowledge forms through occult and ritual practices connected to nature sourced by her rural upbringings suffused with pagan culture. // Website 

 

23:00 KARMA SHE, LES SALTAIMBANQUES @ ACUD CLUB

KARMA SHE (Israel/Berlin) describes her role as an oriental witch, staging an interdisciplinary intoxication of the senses set somewhere between rap, futurepop, and dancehall. By merging shamanism, exoticism, feminism, and spirituality with a post-digital aesthetic she creates a powerful magic potion, turning all clichés of Orient and Occident upside down. // Youtube

 

Finissage March 3rd 2018, 18:00 @ ACUD STUDIO
“City Everywhere” – Lecture performance by Liam Young

Liam Young is an architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is founder of the urban futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the possibilities of fantastic, perverse and imaginary urbanisms. Liam’s projects develop fictional speculations as critical instruments to survey the consequences of emerging environmental and technological futures. // Website1Website2

 

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Acud Galerie, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
Opening: 02.02.2018, 18:00
For press inquiries: karmapress@acudmachtneu.com
Opening Hours: Fr-Sa-So 13:00-19:00 Uhr



THE GRAMMAR OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC EXPRESSION

Fri 19.01 to Thu 25.01 // EXHIBITION // ACUD GALERIE
THE GRAMMAR OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC EXPRESSION

A collaborative project between:
 
Architects
Sergio Pineda
Mallika Arora
 
Cystallographers
Kenneth Harris
Benson Kariuki
Andrew Williams
 
Sound Artist
Owen Lloyd
 
ACUD Galerie
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119, Berlin, Germany
Opening Event: 19th January 2018 at 6:00 pm
Opening Times: 20th, 21st, 24th and 25th January 2018 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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This exhibition presents the outputs of an interdisciplinary project firmly rooted in the idea that creative practice can be enhanced through its affiliation with fundamental science (and vice versa). The project was initiated as a collaboration between architects and crystallographers at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom in 2013. As two disciplines at different ends of the spectrum of scale, crystallography and architecture are rarely brought together.
 
The main goal of the project is to produce new pathways for designers to learn from the structure of matter at the atomic and molecular level, recognizing that structural features found at nanoscales are possible design diagrams with multi-scale potential. In the last year, the research project has branched out into a special dialogue with Owen Lloyd, a sound artist based in the United Kingdom. This phase of the project has seen the development of a sound application based on periodicities found in incommensurate crystals.
 
The exhibition at ACUD MACHT NEU will feature physical prototypes at various scales, videos, visual media depicting the design outputs of the project and a bespoke sound installation.
 
With the support of:
The Leverhulme Trust
Cardiff University
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
 
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FR 19.1 // 18H
ACUD GALERIE // OPENING
THE GRAMMAR OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC EXPRESSION
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APRIL GERTLER: THE PUSSYBOW

Mon 18.12 to Mon 18.12 // BOOK LAUNCH // ACUD GALERIE
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 GALERIE
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 GALERIE
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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