Alex Chalmers & Gisèle Gonon at gr_und / Berlin

Alex Chalmers & Gisèle Gonon    /     (working title)

Curation Cédric Mantel

12 December to 7 February 2021

gr_und
Seestraße 49, 13347 Berlin

Gisèle Gonon & Alex Chalmers - (working title) – exhibition view


 Gisèle Gonon - Heirloom V2 - soil, seeds - 105 x 40 cm - 2020

 Gisèle Gonon - Heirloom V2 - (detail)


Gisèle Gonon - Heirloom V2 - (detail)


 Alex Chalmers - Untitled - LKW Plane, oil and ink on printouts - 720 x 240 cm - 2020


Alex Chalmers - Untitled - (detail)


Alex Chalmers - Untitled - (detail)



Alex Chalmers - Untitled - oil on metal spheres - 20 cm each - 2020


Alex Chalmers - Untitled - (detail)


Gisèle Gonon - Grip - video - 42:00 min - 2020


Alex Chalmers - Untitled - oil on metal spheres - 20 cm each - 2020


 Alex Chalmers - Untitled - (detail)


Alex Chalmers - Museum garden - field recording - 1:23:40 min - 2020


 Gisèle Gonon - Dust Bowl Vessel - hand engraved glass - 187 x 105 cm - 2020


Gisèle Gonon - Dust Bowl Vessel - (detail)


Gisèle Gonon - Dust Bowl Vessel - (detail)


 Alex Chalmers - Untitled - oil on metal spheres - 20 cm each - 2020


 Alex Chalmers - Untitled - (detail)


 Gisèle Gonon - Untitled - soil, seeds - 2020


 Gisèle Gonon & Alex Chalmers - (working title) – exhibition view


 

To exhibit is to occupy a given space for a given time. It aims to share curated content with those who wish to encounter it, immerse themselves in it.

 

To exhibit is to make public. The means to continue with an exhibition during the current CoronaVirus situation and its impact on art spaces, led us to rethink a sharing process in a lockdown context, to keep things open. This position echoes the name of gr_und. Which has a double meaning when translated into English – ground and reason. The name is connected to the physicality of the space which has a cobble stone floor you would normally find outside on the street, and reflects the meaning of what it is to make an artist’s run space exist.

 

(working title) is a work in progress, which questions the status of the work through its stages of production, and deals with the process of sharing it with the public. The starting point is the given situation with which the work forms a bond, an interdependence between what is already there and what the artist’s bring in.

 

The exhibition is conceived as an arrangement of different types of spaces, where and when artworks blend together, oscillating between personal experiences and common narratives, created through collaborative work with the members of gr_und, on the specific context of the gallery by considering its space as a receptive, interactive and open surface.




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