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Come See My Art: Fortress Europe at Guck mal, Kriens, Kunst

The festival Guck mal Kriens, Kunst will be the premiere of my installation “Fortress Europe: The Grass is always Greener on the Other Side.”

Installation Model of "Fortress Europe. The grass is always greener on the other side" at Teiggi 2.0

Installation Model of “Fortress Europe. The grass is always greener on the other side” at Teiggi 2.0

The installation is a border wall built from six billion Euros in shredded Euro-Notes, which is equivalent to the amount the EU-Turkey statement, 18 March 2016 to keep refugees from entering the European Union.

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The festival opens this Saturday, June 25th and takes place at Kunstraum Teiggi 2.0 in Kriens (Lucerne), CH. The exhibition lasts until July 3rd.

For the complete program and opening hours see Günthers Website.

I will be at the exhibition for the Vernissage and Finissage. Come by for a chat, obtain enough Euroconfetti to buy access to Schengen and enjoy the festival. I am looking forward to seeing you there. Follow Robinism on Instagram for updates and images of the installation.

Fortress Europe

Installation Model of “Fortress Europe. The grass is always greener on the other side” at Teiggi 2.0

Lots of thanks to the team of “Guck Mal Günther” for inviting me, to Plakatsammlung Basel for the gracious donation of Plexiglass, to Deutsche Bundesbank Freiburg for a lot of Euroconfetti and to all the people who helped grate money-pellets and build the border:

grating money for Fortress Europe

Grating Money at Teiggi for Fortress Europe.

 

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Come buy my art: Postkartenfestival in Basel

I will be in Basel at the Postkartenfestival, selling some freshly made postcards, along 150 artists. Amongst them are Dessi, Thomaso, Frida and Lucy.

It’s a one day thing, opening is at noon on Sat, Nov. 1st. It is at Unternehmen Mitte in Basel.

Postkartenfestival

Come see my art – Guck mal, Guenther, Kunst – Lenzburg, CH

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"

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.

Come see my Art – Burnout in Zurich

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.

launderung money

Below is the English invitation:

Burnout Motel Flyer

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

 

 

 

Group Show: Kunst auf Abwegen in Nagold

I was invited by Gewerbeverein Nagold to participate in the bi-yearly exhibition “Kunst auf Abwegen” in Nagold. I will be showing my “Winchester Arms”  photo series in the offices of Uwe Cordes at Moltkestr 26, Nagold (Map).

The opening will be on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Alte Seminarturnhalle,  Lange Str. 5,  Nagold (Map) at 7pm. I will be there and would be delighted to see you. The exhibitions will be open until Oct. 13th.

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malá výstava – a little show in brno, cz

břeťa vomočil, terez kalábová, lukáš schejbal, peťa polášková, martin půček, pavel vech, nelleke kruijmer (NL), honza bleha, míra zítko, eunika munágová (SK), Kdy: čt 23. května v 18 Kde: v Lužánkách Kdyby pršelo: ve sklepích mendlák nebo v bb  Pověsíme to na provázky kolíčkama.

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;-)

Art Week in Basel: Schaulager Satellite and Herzog & deMeuron construction

Architecture aficionados will find the Messeplatz of this weeks Art Basel to be a special treat. Walking from Downtown Basel towards Messe they will see a new, somewhat organic-looking shape crossing what used to be the open Messeplatz underneath the Messeturm:

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It is the new Messe add-on by Basels most prestigious architecture firm Herzog & deMeuron. It is still under construction, but already looking amazing.
Crossing underneath it onto the still open part of Messeplatz, they will see another Herzog & deMeuron construction, Schaulagers temporary ‘Satellite’, which shows off some pieces of Schaulagers amazing collection of contemporary art and videos about the concept and history of Schaulager, which are really interesting.
I have blogged a picture of this a couple days ago, but here is another one from above, taken from the 30th floor of Messeturm:

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