New Viewings #5

Curated by Thibaut de Ruyter

We are Sitting in Different Rooms

In 1969, Alvin Lucier performed his piece I am Sitting in a Room for the first time. The American composer reads aloud a few sentences, records them on tape, plays the tape, records it, plays the recording, records it again and again. What, in the beginning, is understandable speech becomes an eerie wave of tones resonating in relation to a space (the room). A rather meditative piece, the recited text simply describes the process in action and slowly turns into an abstraction. At the same time highly conceptual but truly moving and beautiful, the artwork leaves in tatters the traditional definitions of words like recording, instrument, notation, space or performance.

Lucier knew that the recording of his piece would be listened to in a different place than the one he was performing in and started his speech with the sentence: ‘I am sitting in a Room different from the one you are in now…’ In our times of self-isolation and social distancing, this whole composition gets a brand-new meaning. We listen to music, we look at artworks, we share words, but we aren’t sitting together anymore to do so. And the messages or acts of communication between us sound — sometimes — distorted and abstract.

The five artists featured at the exhibition have been chosen for their interaction with space, time and architecture while playing with figuration and abstraction. – Thibaut de Ruyter

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Marie Rief

Marie Rief draws architectural elements of an obvious banality: a plastic window, a standard door handle, a fluorescent tube.

The different bits of drawings made on several pieces of tracing paper, are assembled and superimposed, laid onto photographic paper and then open light imprints a unique composition.

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Works Marie Rief

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Marie Rief

still present I (2018)
b/w baryta paper, analog
40 x 30 cm
Unique
750 EUR incl. VAT
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Marie Rief

still present III (2018)
b/w baryta paper, analog
40 x 30 cm
Unique
750 EUR incl. VAT
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Marie Rief

still present VI (2018)
b/w baryta paper, analog
40 x 30 cm
Unique
750 EUR incl. VAT
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Marie Rief

still present XII (2018)
b/w baryta paper, analog
40 x 30 cm
Unique
750 EUR incl. VAT
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Barbara Breitenfellner

Barbara Breitenfellner, * 1969 in Kufstein,
lives and works in Berlin

4 available works
on this platform

In her installations and collages, Barbara Breitenfellner relates to the art world and spaces as they appear in dreams and translates them into visual material.

She works around distortion and metamorphosis as we experience them in our nocturnal activities. For this exhibition she composed new collages inspired by Lucier using a modern chair, an anechoic chamber, a distant human presence.

Works Barbara Breitenfellner

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Barbara Breitenfellner

WVZ 608 (2020)
Collage and screen printing on book page
29,8 x 20 cm
1.800 EUR incl. VAT
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Barbara Breitenfellner

WVZ 605 (2020)
Collage
30,9 x 19,8 cm
1.800 EUR incl. VAT
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Barbara Breitenfellner

WVZ 609 (2020)
Collage and screen printing on book page
29,2 x 20,2 cm
1.800 EUR incl. VAT
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Barbara Breitenfellner

WVZ 604 (2020)
Collage and screen printing on book page
19,8 x 15,8 cm
1.800 EUR incl. VAT
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Farhad Farzaliyev

Farhad Farzaliyev, *1989 in Baku, Azerbaijan,
lives and works in Baku

4 available works
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Farhad Farzaliyev is a sound artist who merges traditional culture, popular aesthetics and contemporary music to comment on his own geopolitical situation in a country from the former Soviet Union.

As a child he, like Lucier during the recording of I am Sitting in a Room, had a speech impediment and did some exercises to improve his pronunciation. They are the source of his participation in this exhibition.

Works Farhad Farzaliyev

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Farhad Farzaliyev

Drawing #0009 (1995)
Mixed media on paper
25,3 x 20,3 cm
650 EUR incl. VAT
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Drawing #0039 (1995)
Mixed media on paper
25,3 x 20,3 cm
650 EUR incl. VAT
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Farhad Farzaliyev

Drawing #0014 (1995)
Mixed media on paper
25,3 x 20,3 cm
650 EUR incl. VAT
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Farhad Farzaliyev

Drawing #0034 (1995)
Mixed media on paper
25,3 x 20,3 cm
650 EUR incl. VAT
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Heike Gallmeier

Heike Gallmeier builds and constructs spaces in her studio which she then photographs.

The construction (installation) is made to be shot from a specific point of view and often creates optic illusions like the forced perspective in the Galleria Spada by Borromini. Her installation in the virtual Gallery Barbara Thumm, fragmented and colourful, recomposes the room and is not even afraid to open a window in the White Cube.

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Works Heike Gallmeier

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Heike Gallmeier

to vanish (2019)
Pigment print on museum paper
Framed 48 x 69 cm
Ed 3+1AP
3.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Heike Gallmeier

Projective Geometry IV (2017 - 2019)
Pigment print on museum paper
Framed 81 x 96,5 cm
Ed. 5+1AP
5.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Heike Gallmeier

Vertigo 2 (2015)
Analogue C-print on Alu-Dibond
Framed 150 x 180 cm
Ed. 2/2 + 2AP
10.600 EUR incl. VAT
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Heike Gallmeier

Superimposition (2019)
Two pigment prints on museum paper, wood, glass, acid free tape
82 x 72 cm
Ed. 5+1AP
7.200 EUR incl. VAT
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