Fang Lijun, 2001.5.25,
oil on canvas, 180 x 250 cm, courtesy PRÜSS & OCHS GALLERY BERLIN
DER REST DER WELT | (THE REST OF THE WORLD)
art and artists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe
Opening on April 4th 2003, 7 pm
with the German minister of economy and labor Wolfgang Clement. Following artist will be present for the opening: Arahmaiani, Indonesia; Tejal Shah, India; Qin Chong, China; Alberto Simon, Brasilia as well as Coco Kühn, Michael Melcer, Timo Nasseri, Germany.
Did the exhibition halls of the former shoe factory NEUFFER AM PARK exhibit in the past well-known German painters like Penck, Immendorff and Lüpertz or Americans like Christo and Tom Wesselmann, now THE REST OF THE WORLD is moving into the art-hall NEUFFER AM PARK in Pirmasens
Wolfgang Clement, the German federal minister for economy and labour is going to open the exhibition on April 4th 2003. The exhibition is curated by the Berlin based gallerist Alexander Ochs presenting artworks from 40 different artists.
Aboudramane, Cote d'Ivoire | Owoso Ankomah, Ghana | Arahmaiani, Indonesia Tim Ayres, Greta Britain | Christian Boltanski, France | Monika Bravo, Columbia | Kyungwoo Chun, Korea | Marta Deskur, Poland | Heri Dono, Indonesia | Nina Hoffmann, Germany | Ik-Joong Kang, Korea | Coco Kühn, Germany | Fang Lijun, China | Ling Jian, China | Ken Lum, Canada | Nalini Malani, India | Naofumi Maruyama, Japan | Michael Melcer, Germany | Tracey Moffatt, Australia | Moké, Congo | Timo Nasseri, Germany | Ed Pien, Canada | Qin Chong, China | Qiu Shihua, China | Chéri Samba, Congo | Gil Shachar, Israel | Tejal Shah, India | Ralf Schmerberg, Germany | Alberto Simon, Brasilia | Song Dong, China | Pascale Marthine Tayou, Kamerun | Mathilde ter Heijne, The Netherlands | Beate Terfloth, Germany | Xu Bing, China | Yang Shaobin, China | Yee-I Lann, Malaysia | Yin Xiuzhen, China | Young Hay, Hong Kong | Yue Minjun, China
The title of the exhibition is taken from a speech by Mao Tse Dong, in which he is dealing with the European-Northamerican modernity and underlines, that this modernity still has the point of view to see itself as the "center" and the cultures of the Orient, Asia and Africa as well as Oceania and Latin America as the "rest of the world". This perception was appropriated by a lot of countries of the so called "3rd world" and also determined the international art discussions during the last years.
"DER REST DER WELT" shows works of 40 artists like the Venice-Biennal participants and Chinese star painters Fang Lijun, Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin. Part are also three artist seen on the documenta 11: the South African Santu Mofokeng, the Congolese Pascal Marthine Tayou and the Canadian Ken Lum. The female artists Arahmaiani (Indonesia) and Tejal Shah (India) are working in situ. Their subjects are the massacre of the Muslim in Gujarat / India and the situation of women in Indonesia with an Islamic background. The New York based Korean Ik-Joong Kang, the Colombian Monika Bravo and the Indonesian Heri Dono (invited to the Venice Biennal 2003) are dealing in their works with the conditions and consequences of September 11th 2001. Other subjects of the exhibition are the 'becoming of human', love, sexuality and violence, war and peace, emigration and migration.
While the artists from non-European countries are giving an insight into the specific canon of their culture, European artists like Christian Boltanski (with his work "La Fête du Purim"), Mathilde ter Heijne or Tim Ayres are invited with works commenting the particular "other" or the current "others".
The exhibition undertakes the attemp to show in their heterogenity a world full of fractions and contradictions, full of different interests, but also full of longing for love and a peaceful side by side of the cultures.
The exhibition is developed in cooperation of Bernd D. Hummel, Pirmasens and the PRÜSS & OCHS GALLERY BERLIN | SHANGHAI. The show is supported by loans from: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Abel – Raum für Neue Kunst, Galerie Peter Herrmann, müllerdechihara, Galerie Markus Richter, all Berlin; L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Galerie Ernst Hübner, Collection Hübner, all Frankfurt/M., DKM – Stiftung Duisburg.
An elaborate catalogue is being published with an introduction by the federal minister of economy and labour, Wolfgang Clement, and the documentation of the conversation "It was raining in New York on September 10th 2001 – about cultural tranfers" between Peter Herbstreuth and Alexander Ochs.
The catalogue is available for Euro 20,-- + additionally mailingcost at Monika Bentz firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information and images you will find at www.pruess-ochs-gallery.de
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