Monday, 6 July 2015

PASSION Fan Behaviour & Art / Exhibition at Küntstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

PASSION Fan Behaviour & Art

I am really proud to participate in this big exhibition together with some of the greatest contemporary artists of our time.

OPENING on 9th July 2015, 7 - 10 pm - showroom at Kottbusser Straße 10with a concert by ZIGURI (Trance-Rock from Berlin Kreuzberg)

Exhibition: 10th July- 9th August 2015, Tue - Sun, 2 - 7 pm

Rock music takes centre stage in the exhibition Passion. Fan-Behaviour and Art. Investigation of fan behaviour develops with the realisation that – before Internet and social networks existed – music fans wrote each other letters, exchanged photos, designed posters or published magazines, music cassettes were tape-recorded and their covers decorated ornamentally, and that rumour and fiction were happily interwoven with poems and pledges of love in order to keep the distance between artists and fans as small as possible.
In their works, the artists of the exhibition reflect on how the fans' flow of passion is articulated, what objects of desire exist, and how the mass media and popular culture respond to the expression of fandom.Adoration and homage, as one might expect, are well represented in the exhibition.
Curator of the exhibition is Christoph Tannert; with curatorial assistance from Miriam Barnitz.
The show is accompanied by an extensive catalogue (design: Tobias Jacob), which will be available in the exhibition and via Künstlerhaus Bethanien (price: € 35, in the exhibition € 29).In the context of the exhibition we will also be presenting an artist's book, edited by Henryk Gericke and designed by MK Kähne, entitled Ink Flag (with German translations of 25 song texts by the band WIRE and a 7" record by TARWATER, 34 pages, 154 copies, price: € 30).
There will also be an accompanying movie programme in collaboration with BrotfabrikKino Berlin and fsk Kino in Kreuzberg (detailed info to come soon).
Please view or download the extensive press text at

PASSION Fan Behaviour & Art

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Showroom at Kottbusser Straße 10, Berlin
Opening: 9. Juli 2015
Exhibition: 10. Juli – 9. August 2015

Kunsthaus im KunstKulturQuartier, Nürnberg
Opening: 16. December 2015
Exhibition: 17. December – 14. February 2016

Mùzeum Ludwig, Budapest, Ungarn
Opening: 14. April 2016 
Exhibition: 15. April – 3. July 2016

Stadtgalerie Kiel
Opening: 09. September 2016
Exhibition: 10. September – 13. November 2016