Artist Bio

16 Dec 2019–20 Jan 2020

Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis at Europa-Center

Bye bye US, hello Europe!

  • Project Location
  • Europa-Center (vis-à-vis Saturn)
  • Tauentzienstraße 9-12
  • 10789 Berlin
  • Info

For four weeks, the works produced in Minneapolis in the frame of the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways will be presented in a retail space in the iconic Europa-Center, the Berlin equivalent to the Minneapolitan skyways.

The Europa-Center opened in 1965 at West Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz along the famous boulevard Kurfürstendamm. Due to its central location, close to West Berlin’s main train station, Zoologischer Garten, and opposite to the famous Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, it soon became a focus of attention and has now nearly reached cult status as one of West Berlin’s still intact authentic locations for shopping, flaneuring, and dining.

  • Info

For four weeks, the works produced in Minneapolis in the frame of the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways will be presented in a retail space in the iconic Europa-Center, the Berlin equivalent to the Minneapolitan skyways.

The Europa-Center opened in 1965 at West Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz along the famous boulevard Kurfürstendamm. Due to its central location, close to West Berlin’s main train station, Zoologischer Garten, and opposite to the famous Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, it soon became a focus of attention and has now nearly reached cult status as one of West Berlin’s still intact authentic locations for shopping, flaneuring, and dining.

Albrecht Pischel

Albrecht Pischel (born in Meißen/East Germany) lives and works in Berlin/Germany.
His conceptual art practice comprises photography, film, installation, ready-mades, sound, and performance and aims at the transgression of boundaries between disparate mediums, genres, and cultures.
The often self-referential works playfully reflect on the conditions of the medium in use and the institutional and cultural framework that governs the perception and codes of art and its displays.
In Pischel’s carefully staged anachronisms obsolete technologies experience an unexpected return. At times he incorporates other artists’ works in his projects thus opening up the confines of individual authorship.

His past solo shows include Exile Gallery Berlin (2018), Goethe Institute Bangkok (2017) and Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition Berlin (2015),
Recently, Pischel was artist-in-residence at the German Center for Venetian studies in Venice.

Anton Kats

Anton Kats is an artist and musician born in Kherson, South-Ukraine into the family of a WWII wireless radio operators. Kats‘s practice derives from informal everyday relationships within the vibrant neighborhood of his hometown and is complemented through necessity and pragmatics of self-legalization in Europe via entering formal institutions of education. His work with sound and radio often unfolds in public space in form of collaborative interventions, sonic sculptures, musical compositions, and public programs. Kats explores radio as a question of agency and intentionality through the concepts of the radio narrowcast and concrete listening.

Kats’s radio narrowcasts and listening spaces were developed and presented at Studio 174 in Kingston, Jamaica; in Serpentine Galleries, Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London UK; during documenta14 in Kassel; as a contribution to the 10th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art; and at the Radiophonic Space: Walk in Archive at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt among others.

Kats has been awarded a practice-based doctorate degree from Goldsmiths University of London. His works have been exhibited and performed in venues including the Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Showroom Gallery, and at the documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.

Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim (born in California/US) uses the medium of sound in performance and drawing to investigate her relationship with spoken languages and her aural environment.

Selected exhibitions and performances have been held at: Whitney Biennial 2019; Ghebaly, Los Angeles (solo); White Space, Beijing (solo); Carroll/Fletcher, London (solo); De Appel, Amsterdam (solo); nyMusikk, Oslo; Sound Live Tokyo, Tokyo; Berlin Biennale; Shanghai Biennale; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Rubin Museum, New York; PS1, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Kim was awarded TED and MIT Media Lab Fellowships.

Elske Rosenfeld

Elske Rosenfeld, born in Halle/Saale, lives in Berlin, works in different media and formats. Her primary focus and material are the histories of state socialism and its dissidences, and the revolution of 1989/90.

Her works have been featured in international exhibitions, among others at f/stop Leipzig (2018), Gorki Herbstsalon III (2017), mumok kino, Vienna (2016), steirischer herbst festival, Graz (2015), Devi Art Foundation, Delhi (2013) and Former West, Utrecht (2010). Her texts have been published in/on eipcp.net, Reviews in Cultural Theory, Springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, and other publications; she recently began blogging on www.dissidencies.net.

Franziska Pierwoss

Franziska Pierwoss (born in Tübingen/Germany) is a Berlin-based performance and installation artist, who also works as an organizer and initiator of various cultural projects. With a strong focus on durational performance and collaborative practices, she develops site-specific installations and creates situations of engagement, in which personal and political boundaries are called into question.

Pierwoss has shown her work at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Eigen+Art Lab, Beirut Art Center and recently at Alserkal Dubai amongst many other places.
Using storytelling as an explorative methodology towards History, Pierwoss has been staging performances related to historical meals since 2014 in collaboration with Sandra Teitge in Mexico City (Galeria OMR & MUAC), in Munich/Germany (Spielart Festival), and as part of the Sharjah Biennial 13 in Beirut/Lebanon.

Hanne Lippard

Hanne Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative, and her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance.

Her most recent performances and exhibitions include Ulyd, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger and FriArt, Fribourg (2018); Voici Des Fleurs, La Loge, Brussels (2018); Blind Faith, Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2018); Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Oslo, NO (2017); Pocket, SALTS, Basel, CH (2017); Flesh, KW, Berlin, DE (2017); ars viva 2016; Index— The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, SE (2016); AUTOFOFFICE, *KURATOR, Rapperswil, CH (2016); Fluidity, Kunstverein, Hamburg, DE (2016); Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, DE (2016); 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015); The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2015); Transmediale, Berlin (2015); Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE (2015); Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (2013).

OOIEE

OOIEE (Office Of Interior Establishing Exterior) is a trans-disciplinary studio that works on projects related to art, design, architecture, and landscape. Their “open practice” model is based on the belief that the world makes us as much as we make it and thus, trusting the work that emerges, whether commissioned or self-initiated, is an act of poetic surrender that gives life to something that is easy to care about. Informed by a love of research and an interest in using art history as a material, OOIEE participates in climates of knowledge with an open heart and is committed to intentions of generosity, kindness, and expansiveness in and around the work. Their work has been shown at the Aspen Art Museum, Etage Projects in Copenhagen, ANNEX at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles and company in Minneapolis. Teaching, especially through workshops, is vital and they’ve been visiting artist/lecturer at SCI-Arc, Cranbrook, SAIC (School Art Institute Chicago), SCAD (Savannah) and elsewhere.

Philipp Rupp

Philipp Rupp (born in Germany) is a Berlin-based fashion and textile designer who is interested in appropriating and integrating urban imagery, such as logos of sausage stands or shop signs, into his designs reflecting on notions of class, fashion history, and the mechanisms of the fashion industry itself. Especially the phenomenon of cross-class-dressing, which happened amongst others with the Mods in England in the 1960s, who as working-class kids wore the clothes of higher social classes, is one of Rupp’s main research fields. An analogy today, though vice versa, are middle-class kids who appropriate a working-class chav aesthetic, a vestimentary strategy that fashion journalist Aleks Error calls “class tourism.”

After a career in the fashion industry in Antwerp, New York, and Berlin, as well as several teaching positions at the Art Academy Berlin (UdK) and weissensee academy of art Berlin (khw) Rupp now teaches Fashion Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld/Germany.

Roseline Rannoch with Felix Profos and Philipp Rupp

Roseline Rannoch (lives and works in Berlin) studied Latin American Literature and Philosophy at FU Berlin before graduating in Fine Arts and Media Theory from Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.
Her work has been shown most recently at Qingdao Sculpture Museum, Qingdao (2017), Künstlerhäuser Worpswede (2017), Künstlerhaus Bremen (2016), Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt (2014), Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zuerich, CH (2012), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes (2011), Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2011/2010), CAPC Bordeaux (2010), Kunstverein Wolfsburg (2010), Galeria do Lago/Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro (2010)
Rannoch has performed Doom Spa VII: Shower for Humans and Horses/Sounds and Songs for Sun Creatures at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, (w. Felix Profos/Linda Spjut, 2017), DARK RIDE Ku’damm Karree Berlin (w. Philipp Rupp/Felix Profos, 2017), and Doom Spa V: GOOD LUCK TO US ALL at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (w. Felix Profos, 2015), amongst others.

Felix Profos is a composer, classically trained pianist, and since 2002 lecturer in music theory and composition at the Zurich University of the Arts.
He has performed in Doom Spa (2013), MaxMSP- and Javascript-based projects like Eastern Shore and performed with his own band “Forcemajeure” from 2009 to 2011. Profos has written numerous compositions for classical orchestras, ensembles, and hardcore noise formations as well as sound installations and has created recordings for labels such as Grob, Deszpot, Not Two and Musiques Suisses. He performed at festivals (Gaudeamus Amsterdam, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Jazzfestival Willisau, Berliner Festspiele) and at the Year of the City of Zurich for composition 2010.
From 1990 to 2000 Profos played classical concert as pianist (soloist and chamber musician, focus on 19th century and new music).

Philipp Rupp (born in Germany) is a Berlin-based fashion and textile designer who is interested in appropriating and integrating urban imagery, such as logos of sausage stands or shop signs, into his designs reflecting on notions of class, fashion history, and the mechanisms of the fashion industry itself. Especially the phenomenon of cross-class-dressing, which happened amongst others with the Mods in England in the 1960s, who as working-class kids wore the clothes of higher social classes, is one of Rupp’s main research fields. An analogy today, though vice versa, are middle-class kids who appropriate a working-class chav aesthetic, a vestimentary strategy that fashion journalist Aleks Error calls “class tourism.”
After a career in the fashion industry in Antwerp, New York, and Berlin, as well as several teaching positions at the Art Academy Berlin (UdK) and weissensee academy of art Berlin (khw) Rupp now teaches Fashion Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld/Germany.

Wermke/Leinkauf

The Berlin-based artist duo Wermke/Leinkauf (Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf) explores the boundaries of the public sphere to question common standards and constraints and the boundaries between public and private. They work on actions, performances, and installations dealing with the hidden possibilities of a city. Their main interest lies in the appropriation and conquest of architecture and, more generally, urban space, especially the open spaces and gaps in the system, which in their eyes are crucial for our contemporary society. Using artistic strategies, they create temporary irritations that allow new perspectives on everyday situations and try to “open” the city by using not only their bodies but the material and the tools of urban spaces to create a context-specific commentary.