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Elementor #4489

Transit zones, waiting areas

Plumba Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal  curated by Nuno Perreira

23rd September – 26th November 2006

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Maess, Transit Zones, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Partida, pencil on paper, 25 x 15 cm, 2006

These are registration drawings which intend to represent the elusive moment when we see without being seen. It is an instant before being exposed as observers.  An airport is a place where one feels like a stranger, as if the place were a metaphor for the Flight of Icarus, where the big adventures begin. It is a point of arrival and departure, where the most intimate emotions are thrown onto a non-place without identity, in another reality. The language system of airports can be interpreted in a deeper way. Descrip­tions such as “choose your destination”, “departures”, “waiting areas” and “terminals” indicate a zone of transgression between safety and danger, freedom and dependence, the known  and the unknown, the familiar and the strange. 

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Waiting areas, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Waiting areas 3, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006

During the ritual of arriving and departing, crossing the gates we leave our previous life behind and give it to the airport services, into the hands of destiny. There is a point of no return, where “see you soon” no longer exists and instead one says “goodbye”. Life in a new place begins. Life, with all the luggage from previous travels, is a set of waits and passages, where we anxiously await the next stage. Being in transit becomes a daily sensation. Maybe all places are places of waiting and of passage. What comes next, what are we going to see, who is going to see us, how will they see us? Maybe everything is only a long voyage made of short pauses between the long waits.

Review by Ann Zawadzka “Maess’ travel sketchbooks” (in Polish) Artmix, Obieg

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Transit Zones, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Flights, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Arrivals, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Departures, pencil on paper, 42 x 29 cm, 2006
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Flight, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Departures, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Baggage claim, pencil on paper, 42 x 29 cm, 2006
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Jetlag, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Transit Zones, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Transit Zones, pencil on paper,35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Jetlag, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Waiting, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Aeroporto, Porto, pencil on paper, 35 x 25 cm, 2006
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Das Blatt, Düsseldorf

artists: Maess AnandArno BeckPaula DoepfnerSławomir ElsnerCaroline KryzeckiIgnacio Uriarte

curated by Angelika J. Trojnarski and Kasia Lorenc

exhibition opening: 26th June 2020, 6 pm CET, interactive online programming to be found here
exhibition opened through 27 June – 31 July 2020

   DAS BLATT by Curated Affairs centers on the medium of contemporary drawing focusing exemplarily on the current art scene between Rhineland (Maess Anand, Arno Beck) and Berlin (Paula Doepfner, Sławomir Elsner, Caroline Kryzecki, Ignacio Uriarte). The exhibition is accompanied by a series of lectures by the author and philosopher Alexander Konrad.

Until the Renaissance, drawing played a secondary role and was merely classified as a basis and aid for subsequent disciplines of painting, sculpture and architecture. It was only from the 15th century onwards that it emancipated itself from a preceding activity for other media to become an autonomous art form and to present itself in contemporary art with self-confidence, individuality and an independent focus. 

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Covid-19, study in red, 100 x 70 cm, 2020

Media-oriented exhibitions such as Drawing Now (Albertina, 2015), Walk The Line (Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2015) or three shows on The Future of Drawing (Museum Abteiberg, 2017, 2018, 2019), as well as art fairs such as Art on Paper (New York) and paper positions (Berlin, Basel, Munich) postulate their position on contemporary drawing in the present and strengthen the recognition and status of the medium.

The exhibition DAS BLATT presents the fascinating variety of the genre, which comprises of abstract, investigative and conceptual approaches; includes processual and installation-based works; combines and contrasts delicate, quietly with powerfully gestural and technically executed hand drawings. Furthermore the show features works that leave the typical “underlay” (Ger: Das Blatt)  – the sheet, which is the title of the exhibition – and make use of cross-disciplinary techniques.

Due to the current situation, the project will not take place in Düsseldorf as initially planned, but as part of an online exhibition. In addition to a presentation of thematically curated works of art, the focus is on complementary intimate and personal contributions by the artists themselves, as well as comments and involvement by some of their companions, some of which were produced especially for DAS BLATT. Viewers can expect live broadcasts, time-lapse videos, installation views and podcasts. Last but not least, DAS BLATT presents the selected works and the artists individually and simultaneously in a mutual dialogue.

 

Funded by the cultural office of the state capital Düsseldorf.