Germany, mon amour!
Archive Art Architecture Design
curated by Peter Noever
This project will open up a new perspective on contemporary art production. In turn this will initiate a process that creates space for networks of relationships between systems of reference and of meaning, in forms both visual and verbal (and entirely apart from the usual rankings).
The archive “Germany, mon amour!” was finalized with more than 200 works by artists, architects, and designers in December 2015. A part of the archive was already shown at the Cini Foundation on the occasion of the Venice Biennale in August 2015. Further exhibitions will be organized in the near future.
The catalog showing all artworks with accompanying texts by Bazon Brock (“What is so German about Contemporary German Artists?”) and Peter Noever (“The state of the art and the state of the world”) will be published in 2016.
In collaboration with Luciano Benetton, we already realized the project “Vienna for Art’s Sake! Archive Austria / Contemporary Art” in 2014; this included production of an elaborate publication encompassing 161 works by important artists / architects / designers. The eponymous large-scale exhibition was shown from 27 February until 31 May 2015 at the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene, Belvedere Vienna.
8 January 2015, paris bar, berlin – with michél würthle, hans-jürgen commerell, anca munteanu, uta grosenick, peter noever, elisabeth schweeger, bettina m. busse, manfred wakolbinger, tina bauermeister
“Germany, mon amour!” is supported by an advisory board consisting of the following individuals:
* Tina Bauermeister, art and cultural historian, Berlin
* Bettina M. Busse, art historian / curator, Berlin/Vienna
* Hans-Jürgen Commerell, director ANCB, Berlin
* Helmut Friedel, Prof. Dr., director, Museum Frieder Burda,
Baden-Baden, director emeritus of the Lenbachhaus, Munich
* Uta Grosenick, publisher: Distanz Verlag, Berlin
* Hubert Klumpner, architect, professor / dean at the ETH, Zurich
* Leonore Leonardy, curator / art exhibition management, Berlin
* Anca Munteanu Rimnic, artist, Berlin
* Elisabeth Schweeger, Prof. Dr., director of the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg
* Manfred Wakolbinger, artist, Vienna
* Bettina M. Busse, project manager and assistant curator, Berlin
* Leonore Leonardy, communication and assistant curator, Berlin
* Studio noever-design, Wien
The catalog “Germany, mon amour!” with all participants and an essay by Bazon Brock will be published in 2016.
Since the archive “Germany, mon amour!” is the newest among those slated to be shown in Venice and was not yet complete when preparations for this exhibition were being finalized, we will be able to exhibit only part of this over 200-work archive at Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice.
Participants of the Venice exhibition, 1 Sept – 1 Nov 2015
Arzensek, Ina Vanessa
atelier le balto (Véronique Faucheur, Marc Pouzol & Marc Vatinel)
Bertram, Maria Elektra & Guillou, Raphael Maxim
Busse, Hugo Holger
Capetillo Hernández, Yorjander
Daniaux, Magali & Pigot, Cédric
Dellbrügge & de Moll (Christiane Dellbrügge & Ralf de Moll)
Heide & von Beckerath (Tim Heide & Verena von Beckerath)
Heijne, Mathilde ter
Jorn, Ib Maurice
Kaufmann, Ruprecht von
Leitner, Cindy (& Aberer, Lukas Rudolf)
Lohrmann, Karen & Martino, Stefano de
M+M (Martin de Mattia & Marc Weis)
magma architecture (Martin Odermann & Lena Kleinheinz)
Marković, Maja & Scoufaras, Louis-Philippe
Otto, Anna Kerstin
Ruffing, Selina Rosa
Samsonow, Elisabeth von
Sauerbruch Hutton (Matthias Sauerbruch & Louisa Hutton)
Schmitt, Lisa Marie
Schönefeld, Nina E.
Schumer, Stefan A.
Something Fantastic (Julian Schubert)
Whelan, Michael John