Episode 6: blank page
Andreas Burger, Jan Freuchen, Nina Katchadourian, Ivan Moudov, Armand Quetsch, Albrecht Schäferinsitu Berlin03.04.–03.05.2014
The exhibition »Episode 6: blank page» focuses on art that arises from moments of inactivity, idleness or boredom – recurring phenomena known and experienced by all of us. What result may appear when an artist faces off with the infamous uninspiring blank page? What emerges when an artist experiences a period of weariness or has hours to kill? With a selection of six artists, the group exhibition aims to revisit the creative potential nestled within these idle intervals, in which neither haste, efficiency, nor expectation disturb the vagabond spirit. When premeditation, proficiency, and presumption are lost in a moment of boredom. Although boredom may procure a gloomy connotation, the outcome of these unpremeditated artistic productions can be positively surprising, driven by factors like intuition, humor, and spontaneity.The exhibition is part of insitu collective's Cycle I, which presented six episodes that dealt with fundamental questions surrounding the production of art: from the blank wall of the studio to the jungle of the art market.
03.04.–03.05.2014OPENING Wednesday 02.04.2014, 6.00–9.00pminsitu Berlin (former location)Kurfürstenstrasse 21–22, Berlin-SchönebergThis exhibition is part of insitu collective's Cycle I, which also included:»Episode 1: rules of attraction«»Episode 2: sabotage«»Episode 3: cézanne beats pollock«»Episode 4: tireless workers«»Episode 5: in the beginning«»Episode 7: another space«
Images top - bottom:
Ivan Moudov »Teleporting Machine« (still) 2005. Courtesy the artist. »Episode 6: blank page« (install view) 2014, insitu Berlin. Photo: insitu e.V.
Andreas Burger »4,9 km« (detail) 2013. Courtesy the artist. Photo: insitu e.V. Nina Katchadourian »Flight Log (version 7)« (still) 2014. Courtesy the artist. Photo: insitu e.V.
Albrecht Schäfer »Bleistift auf Papier #13/2« 2010. Courtesy the artist. Photo: insitu e.V.
left: Jan Freuchen »Quattro stagioni« 2014; right: Jan Freuchen »The Circle & The Square« 2014. Courtesy the artist. Photo: insitu e.V.