Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The sound of the rain needs no translation - solo exhibition at Gallery60six in San Francisco

TSOTR-M-b/g 2 (Neptuns Girlfriend), acrylic on canvas, 46,5"x36,5", 2018

the sound of the rain needs no translation
Jürgen Trautwein presents his 6th show with 60SIX, “the sound of the rain needs no translation.”
This reductive suite of paintings, like most of Trautwein’s series’ uses visual and conceptual content from his last body of work as momentum into the next. In “Train Ride to Luxor” the flat horizontal paintings with a trancelike light inner white glow bounced the viewer’s eye from flat space to deep space and back again. In the new work the viewer steps almost entirely into the deep white space where color practically disappears from the edges, almost like entering Doug Wheeler’s “infinity room” of white light and nothingness. 
This series’ title and it’s individual painting titles, such as “Every Day is a Good Day” and “Neptune’s Girlfriend” translate the work’s embodiment of zen notions of the here and now.  Like a Robert Ryman painting or a Jon Zurier, this work sits quietly and demands only a deep breath. Trautwein has dual sets of work in his practice. His drawings and video works (some of which he calls hypertexts) with sound and his signature “time sheets,”sublimate nervous energy and illuminate randomness and chaos. They satirize politics, technology, and as the artist says, “perpetually reoccurring human folly.” His paintings provide an escape to the calm and serenity of the present moment.  The viewer finds their own meaning in confronting these minimal paintings.

Pop up Reception:
Saturday, February 9, 6:30-9pm
455A Valencia Street SF CA
View by appointment
February 12-through March 9
12 Elgin Park, SF CA 94103

Friday, November 30, 2018

Synthetic-Zero/ looking-at-what-we-dont-want-to-look-at/ group show at Bronx Art Space, New York

    Sofia Cordova Dawn Chorus still image from video

Synthetic Zero : Looking At What We Don’t Want To Look At

December 14 - December 22

Curated by Mitsu Hadeishi

Airplane Mode (performance meets tech duo Suzy Kohane and Mitsu Hadeishi) will be presenting (working title) “How to Wind a Watch", followed by a performance by the stunning and incomparable Alexandra Tatarsky. The event will also include virtual reality, a living art installation, experimental video, video installations, and visual art. The show is free to the public, but voluntary donations will be accepted for the performances.
Openings December 14 and 15, 6-10pm

Suzy Kohane & Mitsu Hadeishi, “How To Wind A Watch” - 7:30pm (Dec 14 and 15)
Alexandra Tatarsky - performance - 8:15pm (Dec 14 and 15)

Young Joo Lee - virtual reality installation
Julia Maria Sinelnikova - interactive projection installation
Yali Romagoza - living art installation - 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Dec 14 and 15)
Juergen Trautwein - interactive website



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Group-exhibition- screening- La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille - 07 Nov 2018 – 02 Dec 2018 31es Instants Vidéo



Artists (112)

  1. Chantal Akerman
  2. Khaled Jarrar
  3. Sharif Waked
  4. Steven Cohen
  5. Khalil Charif
  6. Jean-Gabriel Périot
  7. Rania Stephan
  8. Bashar Alhroub
  9. Oliver Pietsch
  10. Alysse Stepanian
  11. Susanne Wiegner
  12. Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani
  13. Jean-Michel Rolland
  14. Samira Badran
  15. Zlatko Cosic
  16. Emmanuelle Bayart
  17. Haider Ali Jan
  18. Silvia de Gennaro
  19. Céline Trouillet
  20. Michèle Waquant
  21. Christin Bolewski
  22. Shivkumar KV
  23. Marie Paule Bilger
  24. Gaëtan Trovato
  25. Esméralda Da Costa
  26. Nelson Niyakire
  27. Isabel Perez del Pulgar
  28. Charles Pennequin
  29. Philip Mantione
  30. Jürgen Trautwein
  31. Timo Kirez
  32. Niko
  33. Francesca Lolli
  34. Samuel Bester
  35. Alexandra Montsaingeon
  36. Mauro Rescigno
  37. Virginie Foloppe
  38. Damon Mohl
  39. Clémence Renaud
  40. Marc Mercier
  41. Bob Kohn
  42. Qin Tan
  43. David Finkelstein
  44. Judith Lesur
  45. Li Guanglei
  46. Lisi Prada
  47. Michel Pavlou
  48. Boris Du Boullay
  49. Dana Dal Bo
  50. Alain Bourges
  51. Clémence Barret
  52. Inés Wickmann
  53. Di Hu
  54. Yann Minh
  55. Laura & Sira Cabrera
  56. Patricio Ballesteros Ledesma
  57. Selene Citron
  58. Luca Lunardi
  59. Bahar Faraz
  60. Jean-Denis Bonan
  61. Daniel Dugas
  62. Sonia Winter
  63. Manuel Hanot
  64. Hamza Kirbas
  65. Ahsen Tabak
  66. Selen Sozber
  67. Satuk Bugra Yildirim
  68. Rachel Cosic
  69. Matthew Lancit
  70. Yves-Marie Mahe
  71. Nuria Margarita Menchaca Brandan
  72. Jola Kudela
  73. Franck Oddoz-Mazet
  74. Bernard Obadia
  75. Mallory Fabian
  76. Jacques Willemont
  77. Pierre Bonneau
  78. Alice Guy
  79. Adam Bales
  80. Paul Ingram
  81. Collective Abou Naddara
  82. The Unit
  83. Khadija El Abyad
  84. Lee Lo-Yi
  85. Rocco Scaranello
  86. Gerald Habarth
  87. Michel Humeau
  88. Andy Ferré
  89. Maïa Izzo
  90. Alice Fargier
  91. Ana Clara & Clara Molinari
  92. Clément Beraud
  93. Alain Castan
  94. Mireille Abramovici
  95. Caroline Biri
  96. Kheraba Traore
  97. Michel Digout
  98. Nora Philippe
  99. Bernard Guinard
  100. Germaine Kobo
  101. Bella Lawson
  102. Rojin Shafiei
  103. Mélodie Drissia Tabita
  104. Parul Bouvart
  105. Pauline Laurent
  106. Frédéric Hainaut
  107. Lucia Ahmad
  108. Nahed Awwad
  109. Rafeef Ziadah
  110. Luigi Romani
  111. Valentina Maz
  112. Alexandre Erre

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

60SIX pop up: "yoga studio" group show, Friday, Nov. 2, 6-10pm, 455A Valencia street, SF 94103

yoga studio
This 60SIX group show of paintings, drawing, sculpture, photography and video, features work around the theme of art as “fall-out shelter”... A place to contain or release energy. The exhibition takes place in an actual yoga studio housed in a historic artist live/work space. Notable musicians and artists have lived and worked in 455A Valencia, such as 60SIX artist and composer, Peter Whitehead, violinist, singer, Carla Kihlstedt and performer, comedian Whoopi Goldberg. 
In Leigh Barbier’s drawing, “The Watcher” a cyclops-like woman observes the room, a quiet but powerful presence. She is exposed but modest. Both victim and heroine, she has balls…for hands. Suppression of power, containment of power, forces reaching in to steal or heal are illustrated in Barbier’s surrealistic work. Sally Smith’s drawings contain cathartic alchemy. In the large drawing “Golden Shower” she concocts the charcoal by burning pages from Trump’s “Art of the Deal”and Playboy magazine, mixed with urine, and uses a template of a drain cover to create a rhythmic vibrating field.  Donna Anderson Kam’s drawings juxtapose her subjects’(young girls) delicacy and innocence with a graphic toxicity, speaking to our living with a large level of daily denial.  Oliver DiCicco’s kinetic sculptures are styled in a purist modernist form, which contrasts with  the unpredictable randomness of their sound and motion. German artist Jürgen Trautwein’s video piece called “gif me a break” gives a nod to philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s ideas, questioning (among other things) whether humans will eventually become machines. Brent Willson presents a large abstract painting, “Entropica,” reminiscent of the painter Albert Oehlen’s energetic, automatic painting style.
Other artists include Heike Liss, Isabelle Maynard, Steve Molnar, Anne and Laina Terpstra, Dave King and Peter Whitehead.
Pop up Reception:
Friday, November 2, 6-10pm
455A Valencia Street, SF CA 94103

November 5-December 8
by appointment at
12 Elgin Park
San Francisco CA 94103

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ausstellungsbeteiligung/ group show - secret gardens @ Museum Romeinse Katakomben, Valkenburg a/d Geul, NL

Museum Romeinse Katakomben organiseert in oktober de vierde editie van dit hedendaags film- en video-art festival. Het museum presenteert tijdens het festival meesterwerkjes van een internationale selectie videokunstenaars en filmmakers.

Het nieuwe filmfestival staat garant voor een bijzondere en onvergetelijke ervaring. Wat dacht je van een onderaardse bosbeleving, een ontluikende blauwe tuin, en rondfladderende vogels in de mystieke setting van onderaardse crypten? Je wandelt zelfstandig door ondergrondse gangen en wordt op onverwachte plekken verrast door meesterwerkjes van een internationaal gezelschap filmmakers en videokunstenaars.

De video's zijn geselecteerd door curator Ana Frangovska, bekend van de Biennale van Venetië, videokunstenaar Nino Lomadze, afgestudeerd aan de Rietveld Academie en bekend van de internationale Imago Mundi Highlights collectie, en Maureen Bachaus, artistiek directeur van Museum Romeinse Katakomben. Dit team is ook verantwoordelijk voor het festivalthema 'Secret Gardens'. Het gangenstelsel van Museum Romeinse Katakomben herbergt namelijk indrukwekkende fresco's van tuinen, bloemen en taferelen uit de natuur. Het museum ontwikkelde daarom al eerder een themarondleiding waarbij je deze 'geheime tuinen' kunt bezoeken.
De deelnemende filmmakers en videokunstenaars werden uitgenodigd om hun hedendaagse visie op het thema 'secret gardens’ te laten zien. 
De geselecteerde filmmakers en videokunstenaars: 
(alfabetische volgorde)

David Alræk, Katrine Patry en Lisa Colette Bysheim (Noorwegen)
Mattia Biondi (Italië)
Daniel Dressel & Lynne Kouassi (Duitsland/Zwitserland)
Giorgos Efthimiou (Griekenland)
Andre Goldberg (België)
Simone Hooymans (Nederland/Noorwegen)
Dan Hudson (Canada)
Martha Kicsiny (Groot-Brittannië)
Patricio Ballesteros Ledesma (Argentinië)
Eleonora Manca (Italië)
Carles Pàmies (Spanje)
Isabel Perez del Pulgar (Spanje/Frankrijk)
Protey Temen (Rusland)
Jürgen Trautwein (Germany/USA)
Pierre Villemin (Frankrijk)
Het internationale film- en video festival is onderdeel van het hedendaagse programma van het museum, waarbij de vertaalslag wordt gemaakt van historische thema's naar de hedendaagse maatschappij. Je combineert het festival met een rondleiding door het museum of met een Romeinse lunch. Voor de kinderen ligt er en creatieve uitdaging klaar: een kijkdoos waarin ze zelf een geheime tuin mogen creëren.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

META_FACE @6th international video exhibition @HongGah Museum Taipei, Taiwan

META_FACE will be part of the international video exhibition OFFLINE BROWSER @Hong Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 10.20.18-01.13.19

許家維 HSU Chia-Wei
許峰瑞 HSU Fong-Ray

The information flow within a network society inherits the speed and elasticity of capitalism. Be it smartphone, TV, or computer, all are integrated onto the showcase medium that takes the Internet as the operation platform, while innovative technological entities integrate the information content and material interface of browsing. Under such circumstances, the convergence of multiple technologies along the processes from producing to watching images is being influenced by the numerous mediators and participants and vice versa, which further gives birth to the dynamic order as a whole. Yet, the spread of network technology shares similarities of that of an artificial neural network, substantially changing our manipulation of experience, power, history and the process of cultural production as well as the outcomes. The organizational concepts and forms based on fixed space, time, place, and state are utterly shattered, whereas the orientation it displays takes the “flowing” power as the first priority, which not only accelerates the evolution of capitalism and changes the nature of capital market, but also renews itself at a swift speed, producing a real-time global action.
The open structure of a network society possesses an attribute of extending beyond space and time. Hence, a “User”, disregard the direction he/she approaches from, is an open terminal, whatsoever. As long as the same communication codes are flowing and consumed on the Internet, they could be integrated into the new nodes, exploring the unknown network. In the meantime, the real identity of a User in the Internet Protocol is an “address” defined by a series of digital codes. Therefore, a User is not necessary a human being. It can be a machine as well. Networking brings about the qualitative changes to the production, utilization, and meaning construction of messages by the Users on the Internet. The key not only lies in how a text narrative is produced, but in the complicated relationship between the cloud database and message texts. Such process of conversion is the very image attribute the video art biennial this year aims to focus. It produces encyclopedia-like image texts among the co-opetition in between cloud database and narratives. What it manifests on the real-virtual image border is Users’ re-coding and understanding of life experiences as well as how to derive the dynamic relationships among the various networks in the human society with experience and knowledge in the network society consists of cloud, machines, and user groups. Under this framework, the material payload within images no longer plays the instrumental role in the conventional video art context. Instead, it is a springboard that reflects upon the network society as well as one of the segments of the artists’ creation and actions in “Offline Browser”.
“Offline Browser” stresses not the functional interpretation of online and offline on the Internet, nor does it pose us a binary question whether to leave or to stay. What It attempts to discuss, however, is that when we are using the platform constructed by the Internet, how we should contemplate the structural relationship between individual production and network under the user identity as producer/user/consumer, and convert the perspective of technical tool in the network society into a perspective of medium, infiltrating data via the reverse production of information and eventually affecting the material basis of algorithm. The key underneath is that networking technology is not unilaterally determined by the society, but more by the network worldview fabricated by the participations of users within. Thus, how to comprehend and not be held by the power of this technology is the very strategy Offline Browser deliberates.

大衛・布蘭迪 David BLANDY(英國)
尤根・陶凡 Jurgen TRAUTWEIN (德國)
文森・布迪索 Vincent POUYDESSEAU(法國)
皮亞特・珂施摩斯基 Piotr KRZYMOWSKI(波蘭)
瓦倫蒂諾・魯索 Valentino RUSSO(義大利)
半導體 Semiconductor(英國)
吉列・立貝羅 Gilles RIBERO(法國)
伊旺・古德 Ewan GOLDER(英國)
伊塔馬・辛匈尼 Itamar SHIMSHONY(以色列)
何子彥 HO Tzu Nyen(新加坡)
吳思嶔 WU Sih-Chin(台灣)
李宰旭 LEE Jaewook(南韓)
李恩喜 LEE Eunhee(南韓)
希朵.史戴爾 Hito STEYERL(德國)
林子桓 LIN Tzu-Huan(台灣)
帕希斯・卡波涅斯 Vasils KARVOUNIS(希臘)
亞麗珊卓・菲里妮 Alessandra FERRINI(義大利)
哈倫・法洛基 Harun FAROCKI(德國)
約瑟夫・威克斯 Joseph WILCOX(美國)
保羅・威爾斯賓斯基 Paul WIERSBINSKI(德國)
陸明龍 Lawrence LEK(德國)
高倩彤 KO Sin Tung(香港)
陸浩明+亞歷克斯・麥+彼得・倪森 Andrew LUK / Alexis MAILLES / Peter NELSON(香港)
馬契斯・契里亞卡波洛斯 Makis KYRIAKOPOULOS(希臘)
納威・諾帕坤 Naween NOPPAKUN(泰國)
娜塔莉婭・斯科比娃 Natalia SKOBEEVA(俄羅斯/比利時)
張奕滿 CHONG Heman(新加坡)
梁超 LIANG Chao(中國)
涅斯托爾・席爾+茱莉亞・韋斯特 Nestor SIRÉ+Julia WEIST(古巴+美國)
賈伯葉・德布朗格 Gabriel DESPLANQUE(法國)
詹姆士・威利 James WYLIE(紐西蘭)
楊秦華 YANG Qin-Hua(中國)
愛莉莎・史翠娜 Elisa STRINNA(義大利)
葛雷格里・海曼 Gregory HAYMAN(英國)
瑪麗亞・莫麗娜‧貝伊蘿María MOLINA PEIRÓ(西班牙)
陳以軒 CHEN I-Hsuen(台灣)
陳呈毓 CHEN Chen-Yu(台灣)
鄭源 ZHENG Yuan(中國)
鄭先喻 CHENG Hsien-Yu(台灣)
鄭亭亭 CHENG Ting-Ting(台灣)
鄭佳喜 JEONG Kahee(南韓)
羅晟文 LO Sheng-Wen(台灣)
蘇珊娜・芙拉克 Susanna FLOCK(奧地利)
蘭達・摩若菲 Randa MAROUFI(摩洛哥)

Artist List
David BLANDY (UK), CHEN Chen-Yu (Taiwan), CHEN I-Hsuen (Taiwan), CHENG Hsien-Yu (Taiwan), CHENG Ting-Ting (Taiwan), CHONG Heman (Singapore), Gabriel DESPLANQUE (France), Harun FAROCKI (Germany), Alessandra FERRINI (Italy), Susanna FLOCK (Austria), Ewan GOLDER (UK), Gregory HAYMAN (UK), HO Tzu Nyen (Singapore), JEONG Kahee (South Korea), Vasils KARVOUNIS (Greece), KO Sin Tung (Hong Kong), Piotr KRZYMOWSKI (Poland), Makis KYRIAKOPOULOS (Greece), LEE Eunhee (South Korea), LEE Jaewook (South Korea), Lawrence LEK (Germany), LIANG Chao (China), LIN Tzu-Huan (Taiwan), LO Sheng-Wen (Taiwan), Andrew LUK / Alexis MAILLES / Peter NELSON (Hong Kong), Randa MAROUFI (Morocco), María MOLINA PEIRÓ (Spain), Naween NOPPAKUN (Thailand), Vincent POUYDESSEAU (France), Gilles RIBERO (France), Valentino RUSSO (Italy), Semiconductor (UK), Itamar SHIMSHONY (Israeli), Nestor SIRÉ + Julia WEIST (Cuba + USA), Natalia SKOBEEVA (Russia / Belgium), Hito STEYERL (Germany), Elisa STRINNA (Italy), Jurgen TRAUTWEIN (Germany), WU Sih-Chin (Taiwan), James WYLIE (New Zealand), Joseph WILCOX (USA), Paul WIERSBINSKI (Germany), YANG Qin-Hua (China), ZHENG Yuan (China)

2018/10/19(Fri) 19:00 Opening !