Several of the videos from my Monolog – Series will be shown at the amazing young arts festival Guck mal Guenther, Kunst in Lenzburg, CH, Sept. 20 – 28.
Video Still from “Monolog”
Guenther is currently doing a fundraising campaign at wemakeit.org. Please contribute some money to a festival that is amazing and runs on basically zero funding. Forward me your receipt to info[at]robinism.us and depending on the amount you donated I might send you sth:)
Like Guenthers Facebook page for updates.
Like this Facebook page for Guenthers Performance Program.
And don’t forget to donate some money to Guenther. In case you forgot, here is the link again: Guenthers Fundraising Campaign.
Posted in Exhibition, Robin sagt das ist Kunst
Tagged Art, Ausstellung, Exhibition, Festival, Fundraising, Guck mal, Guck mal Guenther Kunst, Guck mal Kunst, Guenther, Kickstarter, Kunst, Lenzburg, Monolog, Performances, Robin Gommel, Wemakeit
I will be doing a money-laundering performance on Saturday, Sept. 6th at Museum Baerengasse in Zurich. I will start at 7pm and be doing it all evening.
I will be turning your money into black money (Schwarzgeld) for you to freely use. You will also have the opportunity to apply for black money accounts with several Zurich-based banks.
Please come by and bring your own money to launder/bank.
Below is the English invitation:
BURNOUT 6 – 20 SEPTEMBER 2014
JULIA BORNEFELD, ROBIN GOMMEL, ELENA HABICHER, CARLO SPERANZA
The exhibition focuses on the sense/nonsense, functioning/failure of power structures and systems such as the financial system, the performance-oriented society and the art market mechanism. The idea originated from the encounter with the surroundings and the history of the Museum Bärengasse, which is located in the middle of Zurich’s financial district and galleries’ quarter. Only recently the plans to convert the building into a money museum were abandoned. The artists deal with themes such as the market crash in 2008 (Julia Bornefeld), the endemic disease of burnout (Carlo Speranza), the money laundering and black money scandals at financial institutes (Robin Gommel) and the art market’s narrow bottleneck that allows only a handful artists to achieve commercial success (Elena Habicher). Despite the artworks attempt to address the surrounding, the questions focus on how the context influences their meaning. Within the frame of an art museum the headless man wearing a suit by Bornefeld and the money laundry by Gommel might recall the horrendous prices paid for art at auctions as well as the sharp correction of the overheated art market in 2008. The installation by Speranza might remind of how top mangers ended up in burnouts, however, showcased in the context of a museum, this might also make one think of the people working in the cultural field on a self-exploitive level. The visitor himself or herself is eventually given the last contextual dimension, from his and her knowledge and associations, thus the question must be answered individually of what the meaning is actually created by.
OPENING: 6 SEPTEMBER 2014, 19:00 H
BLACK MONEY AND MONEY LAUNDRING WORKSHOP BY ROBIN GOMMEL
FINISSAGE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2014, 13:00 – 15:00 H
YOGA WORKSHOP FOR CULTURAL PRODUCERS AND OTHER EXHAUSTED PEOPLE BY DANIELA FUENTES
CURATED BY ANNA FECH
GASTHAUS ZUM BÄREN BÄRENGASSE 20–22 8001 ZÜRICH
MITTWOCH BIS FREITAG 12:00 –19:00 H
SAMSTAG 11:00 – 16:00 H
UND NACH VEREINBARUNG TEL. +41 (0)77 484 35 28 HTTP://WWW.GASTHAUSZUMBAEREN.CH
Posted in Exhibition, private, Robin sagt das ist Kunst
Tagged Art, Ausstellung, CARLO SPERANZA, ELENA HABICHER, Exhibition, JULIA BORNEFELD, Museumsnacht, Performance, Robin Gommel, Schwarzgeld, Zurich
I wrote a postcard to the NSA making them aware of the fact that they should stop reading my emails while I am in the US.
I typed the postcard on my Triumph-Adler typewriter, because I loved the story about the Russian Intelligence Services going back to typewriters.
In case they can’t identify me by name or by the typeface of the typewriter, i actually licked the stamp (mormally I use self-adhesive stamps).
Oh, and, dear NSA: You’re probably reading this. So: I’m always happy about mail art. Feel free to send me a reply to my P.O. Box. You know where to find me.
The front of the typewritten postcard to the NSA.
The back of the typewritten postcard to the NSA.
Banner (c) Terez Kalábová, individual images by the individual artists
This Thursday, May 23rd at 6pm at
Park Lužánky, Brno, CZ (copy/paste
49°12'50.618"N, 16°36'29.518"E into a map service of your choice)
A little one-nite only photo exhibition will take place. Organized by Terez Kalábová, Břeťa Vomočil, Lukáš Schejbal, Peťa Polášková, Martin Půček, Pavel Vech, Nelleke Kruijmer (NL), Honza Bleha, Míra Zítko, Eunika Muntágová (SK) and myself (DE) (all CZ if not mentioned otherwise) will be showing between one to six photographies each. Terez writes:
Some pictures are home made in bathroom-style dark room (Martin Půček and Lukáš Schejbal), some people are using old cameras: me, Lukáš and Martin have Flexaret/Yashica, Eunika and Honza are using Lomo, Břéťa is combining digital and old style camera, Peťa, Pavel, Míra and Nelleke are having some digital stuff [Robin too]. Míra is also used to paint as well as I do. Nelleke has [an] incredibly terrible camera but her photos are amazing.
Originally, the exhibition was supposed to take place in an old factory, but the developer was to fast and it is guarded now. I am excited to be showing one picture there. I wish I could come to Brno myself and see the installation on clotheslines. Fortunately, I think, enough photographers will be there to document;-)
Posted in Bilder, Kultur, Robin sagt das ist Kunst
Tagged Art, arts, Brno, Břeťa Vomočil, Eunika Muntágová, Exhibition, Honza Bleha, Lukáš Schejbal, Martin Půček, Míra Zítko, Nelleke Kruijmer, Park Lužánky, Pavel Vech, Peťa Polášková, Photography, Terez Kalábová
Two weeks ago I received two Postcards from Andreas in Sweden.
Thanks Andreas! Let me know your address and I’ll send you something in return!
A postcard for Scott Blake. 90g of organic Black Forest Ham made in and sent from Freiburg. “Souvenirs” is an ongoing series of sending typical regional things somewhere else.
Surprisingly, the ham made it thru customs. Scott posted a photo in his Flickr-Stream.
A postcard made from Black Forest Ham send to Scott Blake.
A couple of weeks ago Cornelius finally returned the ‘Paint me’ canvas I’d sent him. Instead of painting it, he plastered it with 16 stamp-vending-machine-stamps of different values, adding up to the neccessary postage of €1.45. With Cornelius taking the interpretation of “paint” quite far, I decided to do the same with the postage. Instead of using stamps, I used superglue (admittedly, a lot;-) and coins, also adding up to the required postage of 1.45:
Canvas Postcard using Coins instead of Stamps as postage.
It actually took the canvas quite a while to be delivered (I mailed it Feb 9th, JC confirmed delivery on Feb 18th. He sent me the following snapshot of the canvas delivered:
Deutsche Post has removed the postage-coins. Image courtesy of Cornelius
So, Deutsche Post actually spent quite some time removing the coins and thereby tearing the canvas, as I had hoped it would. From the purple writing I assume that somebody in the mail sorting facility decided that the mailman was supposed to charge Nachentgelt (additional fee for non-standard mail/for annoying the people in the mail sorting facility) from Cornelius as well.