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01.10.2015, 18:30-19:30
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Presentation by Martin Beck on the occasion of the publication "Martin Beck. Summer Winter East West"
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On the occasion of the publication Martin Beck. Summer Winter East West Christina von Rotenhan and Sabine Rusterholz have invited the artist to discuss his engagement with display not only as a tool of presentation but also as a form of communication — within and beyond the realm of the exhibition. What are the possibilities for turning a community into an image? How can togetherness be presented (or present itself), and to what degree is exhibiting already an aspect of community building? 

Display and its social dimensions are leitmotifs in the multiform art practice of Martin Beck. His exhibition Last Night at Kunsthaus Glarus reflected on the relations between exhibiting and community by bringing together two bodies of works: one drawing on modern exhibition history, the other building on the history of countercultural communes in the 1960s and early ’70s United States.

Introduction by the editors Christina von Rotenhan and Sabine Rusterholz Petko (independent curators and art historians). Afterwards Apéro.

Martin Beck. Summer Winter East West

Editors: Christina von Rotenhan und Sabine Rusterholz Petko

Publisher: Archive Books und Kunsthaus Glarus

Design: Huber / Sterzinger, Zurich

The exhibitions and projects by Martin Beck (*1963 in Bludenz, lives in New York and Vienna) negotiate questions of historicity and authorship, recurring to discourses of architecture, design, and popular culture. Among his recent exhibitions are: The thirty-sets do not constitute a sequence, 47 Canal, New York (2015), Approx. 13 Hours, castillo/corrales, Paris (2014); Last Night, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (2013); the particular way in which a thing exists, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal (2012). Beck’s work has been shown at 10. Shanghai Biennial (2014), 29. São Paulo Biennial (2010), and 4. Bucharest Biennial (2010). He has been Co-Curator of Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault, Museum der Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Culturgest, Lisbon; and Artists Space, New York (2013). Among his publications are: Exhibit viewed played populated (2005), About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe (London/ Utrecht: Four Corners Books/ Casco, 2007), The Aspen Complex (2012), and Last Night (2013).

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