Von Matthias Beckmann am 23. Januar 2011 um 21:36

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe Freunde der Kunst,

gerne möchte ich Sie und Euch hinweisen auf meine Teilnahme an der
Ausstellung "ALPTRAUM" im CELL PROJECT SPACE in London, 28. Januar -
27. Februar 2011.

Dies ist die zweite Station der von Marcus Sendlinger (Berlin) und Jay
Stuckey (Los Angeles) kuratierten Ausstellung, die zuletzt in der
Transformer Gallery in Washington zu sehen war. Die folgenden
Ausstellungsstationen sind: Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin
(März/April 2011), The Company, Los Angeles (Mai/Juni 2011) und blanc
projects, Kapstadt (August 2011).

Herzliche Grüße
Matthias Beckmann

258 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA



28. JANUAR 2011 - 27. FEBRUAR 2011

Conceived by artists, Marcus Sendlinger, Berlin and Jay Stuckey, Los
Angeles, the artists invited to contribute to this exhibition have
been asked only to submit a work which has their direct hand in it, so
physical contact and mark making on the surface of the material is
implied in a manner, within this context, akin to the skrier, an
‘automatic writer’, a pyromancer’s stirring of the hot embers, an
ectoplasmic medium – the hand that re-creates the subconscious
wanderings of its owner. This naturally excludes many types of
process, but rather than excluding artists because their process
prevents them from physical contact with their final piece, the
artists invited to contribute have simply been asked to experiment
within the pre-requisits of the theme. This offers them the
opportunity to play off their practice and try something slightly new,
or indeed, old but discarded.
Like George Orwell’s Room 101, in his predictive tale, ‘1984’, we all
have our own version of what constitutes a nightmare, and for this
reason, the project has been opened to a large number of artists whose
many and varied personal nightmare versions, or visions, act to
reflect this hugely variable human state of fears and fobias, pain and
Alptraum, the German of Nightmare, is an artist led project. It is a
model which utilizes global communication between localized artist
hubs and clusters to form an international grouping with the intent of
opening a dialogue about this subject across borders and cultures in
order to delve into the stuff and mind murk that is collectively
shared or completely random and unrelated, or individual specific
within the syndrome of ‘The Nightmare’. Each artist draws on their own
personal experience in order to visualize those anxieties which take
them beyond everyday dreams.Working within the remit of the ‘artist
curated project’, all of the works in Alptaum have been restricted in
size and material in order to facilitate the low cost postal
transportation of the show from country to country, with each
exhibition site taking responsibility to pass the show on to the next
host – the number of works and artists may change or grow, and the
approach to interpreting and hanging the show vary from space to space
as the body of work meanders on from country to country, like a trans-
global nimbostratus formation; Alptaum is the exhibition equivalent of
Stephen Kings ‘The Fog’.
Starting in Washington DC, at Transformer, the works will travel
across the globe to Cell Project Space, London touring to ‘Projektraum
Deutscher Kunstlerbund e.v.’, Berlin, March/April, 2011, 'The
Company', Los Angeles, May/June 2011 and 'blank projects', Cape Town,
August 2011.
co curated by Victoria Reis and Marissa Long, Transformer, Richard
Priestley, Cell Project Space, Katja Hesch, 'Projektraum Deutscher
Kuenstlerbund e. v.', Berlin and Jonathan Garnham, 'blank projects'
Cape Town


Christian Achenbach . Victor Aguilar . Pablo Alonso . Kai Althoff .
Salvatore Arancio . Petra Johanna Barfs . Alexandra Baumgartner .
Matthias Beckmann . April Behnke . Joe Biel . Marc Bijl . Derek
Bosher . Armin Boehm . Erin Boland . Lutz Braun . Reuben Breslar .
Alan Brown . Amanda Leigh Burnham . Ellen Cantor . Jessica Cebra .
Natalie W. Cheung . Bradley Chriss . Ben Cottrell . Keith Coventry .
Jason David . Thomas Draschan . Sven Druehl . Peter Duka . Benjamin
Edmiston . Alexa Gerrity . Stephen Gibson . Adam Griffiths . Florian
Heinke . Lori Hersberger . Sean Higgins . Gregor Hildebrandt . Ryan
Hill . Stefan Hirsig . Johannes Hueppi . Lisa Junghanss . Andy
Kozlowski . Clemens Krauss . Anders Lansing . Xenia Lesniewski . Cedar
Lewisohn . Marissa Long . Mara Lonner . Joerg Mandernach . Sandra
Mann . Josh Mannis . Maki Maruyama . John McAllister . Meryl Lynn
McCorkle . Bill McRight . Aaron Morse . Jan Muche . Mario Neugebauer .
Tim Nolan . Adam Pape . Christopher Pate . Manfred Peckl . Mick
Peter . Carl Pomposelli . Richard Priestley . Clunie Reid . Rob
Reynolds . Lauren Rice . Nora Riggs . Tanja Rochelmeyer . Jenny
Rosemeyer . Dennis Rudolph . Jamison Sarteschi . Maik Schierloh .
Andreas Schlaegel . Bonnie Brenda Scott . Marcus Sendlinger . Carole
Silverstein . Jessica Simmons . Jen Smith . Cammie Staros . Jennifer
Stefanisko . Jay Stuckey . Zach Storm . Caro Suerkemper . Alex
Tennigkeit . Lisa Marie Thalhammer . Peter Thol . Klaus-Martin
Treder . Joep Van Liefland . Rachel Waldron . Allison Wiese . Martin
Westwood . Maik Wolf . Michael Wutz . Jacob Yeager . Thomas Zipp .
Phillip Zaiser . Frank-Michael Zeidler . Jody Zellon

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