2011111111111s

Opening: Friday 05.10.2012, 20:00

Exhibition:   06.10.-19.10., 12:00-18:00 Tue-Sat

Closing and Presentation: Friday 19.10.2012, 20:00

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2011111111111s

a project by Mirak Jamal and Nine Yamamoto-Masson

Fast forward to 2012, and what we had absorbed from our mediated surroundings last year has since diverged into complexities and the unresolved oblivions of now.  With the omnipresence of 2011 persisting, a perspective is called with which to draw its ghosts to the here and now.

It was at the scratch of last year, with events like the Arab Spring, the Japanese triple disaster and Wikileaks, when artists were first contacted by Nine Yamamoto-Masson and Mirak Jamal to propose pieces in an environment of formidable media dynamics. Debuting a year later, a selection of these predominantly new works is placed in their specific connectedness to the framework; a problematic of exposing/reflecting/documenting a year, or a particular event. As such, the exhibition allows for a media-to-artwork asynchronism that raises the question of how to delegate an event.

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Berlin, 2012

20111111111111111s is pronounced “two thousand elevens”. It is an exhibition platform set in theme to the year 2011 and inspired by its many towering events and untold accounts captured through a complex of perspectives. The cacophony that dominated the headlines of last year was transmitted through the many channels of mainstream media and social networks. Within the constraint of a unified space and as a counterpoint to the lifespan of a news story, the assemblage of works in the exhibition aims to trigger responses that communicate tangible and virtual experiences, immediate or distant realities of that year. 2011 will thereto be mirrored in fragments, where the gaze of the inceptor (the artist) is carried out in condensation towards object-pieces and media works. Artworks then function as mementos that trigger points of (re-)discovery in which to connect a bygone time to our mendable present.

with works by
Alex Auriema (US/IT)
Melanie Bonajo (NL)
Simon Denny (NZ)
Mirak Jamal (CA/IR)
Nadia Kaabi Linke (TN)
Tibi Tibi Neuspiel (CA)
Niko Princen (NL)
Georg Reinhardt (AT)
George Rippon (US)
Hayley Silverman (US)
Tore Wallert (SE)
Beny Wagner (DE/IL)
Justin Williams (US/GB)
Nine Yamamoto-Masson (FR/JP)

www.2011111111111s.info  

Mirak Jamal is an artist born in Tehran, Iran. After the revolution of 1979, he and his family moved to the former Soviet Union, Germany, the U.S., and most recently Canada – where he gained his citizenship in 2008. Not bound to any one medium, his work echoes a process between autobiographical anecdotes and collective historiographies. He currently resides in Berlin from where he has exhibited in New York, Istanbul, Toronto, Berlin, Tokyo, Marrakech, and on.

Nine Yamamoto-Masson is a French-Japanese curator, artist and researcher currently based in Berlin. She is a PhD candidate in Media Studies and Critical Theory at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. Prior to that she studied and worked in Paris, Tokyo, London and New York. In research and practice, her work lingers on the fault lines of modern experience as it examines theoretical constructions, embodied knowledges and hauntologies of space and place, physical and virtual.

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