Kunstverein Braunschweig


KORPYS/LÖFFLER

PERSONEN INSTITUTIONEN OBJEKTE SACHEN

 

3 March 2018 until 13 May 2018

VILLA SALVE HOSPES

  

Korpys/Löffler, Geist, 2012-14, Installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2018,

courtesy of the artists and Meyer Riegger, photo: Stefan Stark

 

Korpys/Löffler, Verwisch die Spuren!, 2016, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2018,

courtesy of the artists and Meyer Riegger, photo: Stefan Stark

 

Korpys/Löffler, Geist, 2012-14, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2018,

courtesy of the artists and Meyer Riegger, photo: Stefan Stark

 

Korpys/Löffler, Geist, 2012-14, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2018,

courtesy of the artists and Meyer Riegger, photo: Stefan Stark

 

Korpys/Löffler, Personen Institutionen Objekte Sachen, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2018, courtesy of the artists and Meyer Riegger, photo: Stefan Stark

 

The comprehensive exhibition Personen Institutionen Objekte Sachen presents works spanning two decades of the artistic duo Korpys/Löffler’s career. In their artistic practice, Korpys/Löffler deal with the way architectures, representatives, and objects mediate and secretly produce power structures. The artists are interested in executive bodies that act behind the scenes, such as the Bundeskriminalamt (German Federal Criminal Police Office) or the Bundesnachrichtendienst (German Federal Intelligence Service) as well as the police, the Pope, or the US president as personified authorities. They touch on current controversies over consumer protection and excessive data accumulation, individual liberty and state security as well as questions about the visual politics employed by government apparatuses and the media. Korpys/Löffler observe the phenotypes of power while focusing on details and peripheries.

 

Korpys/Löffler adopt the perspectives of journalists, detectives, or voyeurs. Instead of linear narratives, they foreground associative connections between different aspects of the current or historical event under examination. At the same time, these film-based works are often embedded in installations and supplemented with photographs and drawings.

 

In response to the specific space of the Kunstverein, Korpys/Löffler will exchange the function of individual rooms in the Villa Salve Hospes. Their strategy of making the sidelines visible has been transferred onto the exhibition space. Transformation, but also deconstruction, become productive processes when existing relationships not only change, but—as in the work series Geist  (2012-2014)—pre-existing works by other artists are also carried over into their own work in a distilled form.

 

Alongside the exhibition, a publication is released in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Tübingen and the Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund with texts by Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt, Dr. Holger Kube Ventura, and Steffen Zillig, among others. With a different emphasis each time, the works will first be shown in the Kunsthalle Tübingen, then at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, and finally at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund towards the end of 2018.

 

Andree Korpys (b. 1966) and Markus Löffler (b. 1963) live and work in Bremen and have worked together on collaborative projects for about 25 years. Their works have been presented in group exhibitions within the framework of the Berlin Biennale (2016), as well as at the ZKM Karlsruhe (2015), the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin (2015), the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (2014), and the Marta Herford (2013). In 2007, the Vienna Secession mounted a large-scale solo exhibition of their works. After their guest professorship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (2007-2009), Korpys/Löffler have been professors for “artistic spatial and bodily concepts” at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen since 2009.

 

 

Kornelia Hoffmann, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig 2018, photo: Stefan Stark

 

GUEST ROOM: Kornelia Hoffmann

As commentary on and point of contrast to the current main exhibition, artists and curators are invited to stage interventions in the room in the Villa Salve Hospes that was once used as a guest room. In the context of the presentation of Korpys/Löffler’s works, Kornelia Hoffmann (b. 1964) will exhibit an installation developed specifically for the space, based on the search for traces as an artistic strategy.

 

   

Idea and concept: Jule Hillgärtner, Holger Kube Ventura

Curator: Jule Hillgärtner / Christina Lehnert

Curatorial Assistant: Nele Kaczmarek

 

The exhibition of Korpys/Löffler and the catalogue has been made possible by: 

 

 

The Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V. is supported by:

 

 

 

Catalogue

 

 

PERSONEN INSTITUTIONEN OBJEKTE SACHEN

Editor: Sabine Maria Schmidt, Kunsthalle Tübingen

Co-Editor: Christina Lehnert, Kunstverein Braunschweig

Concept: Christina Lehnert, Sabine Maria Schmidt

Realization and Editorial: Sabine Maria Schmidt

Texts: Miriam Bettin, Michael Hering, Nele Kaczmarek,

Andree Korpys, Christina Lehnert, Roland Nachtigäller,

Sabine Maria Schmidt, Cara Schröder, Rainald Schumacher,

Dr. Holger Kube Ventura, Steffen Zillig,

136 pages, Ger./Eng., Ernst Wasmuth Verlag Tübingen • Berlin, 2017

€ 25 / members € 18



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