08.07. – 15.10.2018: THE LONG NOW

Reflexions on time and transience

Bildercollage_The Long Now
The exhibition THE LONG NOW assembles 20 contemporary, artistic positions in the lounge area of me Collectors Room Berlin, with which a variety of approaches towards time come into effect, either regarding our concept of time or the perception and visualisation of time.

Time proves itself as a noticeably open and undefined variable, which for instance is perceived completely different when experienced subjectively or measured with a timepiece instead. Polarities such as steadiness and unsteadiness, acceleration and deceleration as well as immediacy, duration and transience are crucial categories.

Time is a concept which concerns us in both a definite and elementary way. Without the concept of time our existence as well as the events occurring in the world around us wouldn´t be conceivable. Yet at the same time, time is perceived as an abstract and elusive phenomenon with which scientists, thinkers and artists have ever since occupied themselves. Against the backdrop of an accelerating modern age and a global simultaneity which is passed on by the media, questions regarding time seem ever more pressing. What signifies time to us? What does the present mean? How long lasts the now?

THE LONG NOW runs parallel as an exhibition project in two parts in the Museum Goch and the Kunstverein Bochum from 25 March – 17 June 2018.

Curated by Reinhard Buskies.

During the opening on Sunday, 08.07. a talk with the curator Reinhard Buskies and the artist Lilla von Puttkamer will take place,

Malte Bartsch | Christiane Baumgartner | Roland Boden | Maurits Boettger | Daniel Burkhardt | Mark Formanek | Nikolaus Gansterer | Dafna Gazit | Christoph Girardet | Lukas Grundmann | Timo Klos | Simona Koch | Vera Lossau | Zhenia Couso Martell | Lilla von Puttkamer | Otto Reitsperger | Johanna Reich | Hans-Christian Schink | Katrin Wegemann | Michael John Whelan

Images & Copyrights (f.l.t.r. / f.u.t.d.)
Christoph Girardet, 60 seconds, 2009 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Photo Claude Cortinovis
Hans-Christian Schink, Flores, from the series 1 h, silver gelatine print, 2010 © the artist
Mark Formanek, Standard Time, 2009, real-time video, 24 h © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Photo Soo-San Lee
Malte Bartsch, Time Machine, 2013 – 2016, 31 x 25 x 13 cm, printer, button, person, time © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Courtesy Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Photo Edward Greiner
Lilla von Puttkamer, Walfisch, 2012, 150 x 190 cm, mixed techniques on cloth © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 & the artist, Photo Albrecht Fersch
Vera Lossau, o.T. (Tropfenkrone), 2014 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 & the artist, Photo Jürgen Hoffmann
Lukas Grundman, Jetzt, 2014, record player, dubplates, pedestal, speaker © the artist
Dafna Gazit, Simtat Shlush, 2016, 9 x 11 cm, daguerreotype © the artist

The Wunderkammer Olbricht

The Wunderkammer Olbricht

The selection and quality of the objects in the Wunderkammer Olbricht is unique in the world. Comprising over 300 objects from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, it is one of the most important private collections of its kind.