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"Artadia: American Season 2004"
2004-02-14 until 2004-04-17
momentum, as an emerging gallery with a focus on the artistic dialogue
between Berlin and the US, presents Artadia @ momentum as part of the
American Season 2004. Contemporary art from the US will be the focus of
the exhibition which features five grant recipients of Artadia: The Fund
for Art and Dialogue (New York). Artadia is a non-profit organization,
which supports individual artists in selected cities throughout the US.
Artadia encourages artists in their local communities, by providing
unrestricted grants as well as a network of support that includes:
curators, collectors, artists and art professionals. Artadia seeks to
enrich dialogue between artists and their community and broaden their
exposure by providing a national and international platform.
The variety of the artistic practices demonstrated in Artadia @ momentum
illustrates Artadia‚s broad range of funding. Nick Brown is interested
in the relation of time, space, memory and perception; Brown will show
silhouettes presenting the various apartments of his restless childhood.
Angelina Gualdoni examines in her paintings the relationship of utopian
architecture in deconstruction with the surrounding nature. Trenton
Doyle Hancock creates a personal mythology, a private cosmos with his
graphics showing various animals. Rachael Neubauer‚s plastic objects
irritate the spectator, refusing all readability; they may be
anthropomorphic as well as technological and impress with their cool
aesthetics. Anne Wilson, who will show video stills, uses in her works
found materials like hair, lace, sheets and paper. Her topics are
sexuality, death, ritual and decorum. Before the opening Amada Cruz,
Director of Artadia, will give a talk on the five Artadia grant
recipients and will discuss Artadia‚s funding concept. The Artists Nick
Brown and Rachael Neubauer will also be present. In addition to the work
from Artadia artists, momentum presents New York-based artist
collaborative Lansing-Dreiden, who will present video work which was
recently exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York).
In 2004 momentum will present an ambitious programme with a special
focus on photography. The second show of the year ( April 22 - June 5)
will be dedicated to photo journalism constrasting the oevre of Erich
Andres (Leipzig 1905-1992 Hamburg) with the work of a contemporary photo
journalist. From June to August an exhibition with drawings and
silhouettes by Veronika von Otten and Nadja Schöllhammer will follow.
Further more there will be an exhibition with young German photography.