MA Curating the Contemporary students at Berlin Art Week!

Students on the MA Curating the Contemporary course in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery have curated an exhibition in Berlin at me Collectors Room.

Students on the MA Curating the Contemporary course in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery have curated an exhibition in Berlin at me Collectors Room. Entitled 'Exotica and 4 other cases of the self' the exhibition is part of 'Berlin Art Week', a major city-wide art festival from the 16th-21st September 2014. 

'EXOTICA... and 4 other cases of the self’ centres on the question of the self in the modern day and uses the Wunderkammer Olbricht as a starting point.

In this exhibition, the individual is viewed as a Wunderkammer, and its five traditional categories – artificialia, naturalia, scientifica, mirabilia, and exotica – are transferred to the realm of human existence and redefined as: instincts, simulacra, intellect, peculiarities, and exotica and create a suspenseful and sudden relation between Wunderkammer objects and contemporary artworks.

The exhibition and the accompanying publication are the product of a collaboration between the three curators Fanny Nina Borel, Myrto Katsimicha, and Elisabetta Rabajoli, as part of their Master’s degree in Curating the Contemporary at London Metropolitan University with the Whitechapel Gallery and me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation as partners.

Artists: Marina Abramović, Eva Aeppli, Barry X Ball, Matthew Barney, Chuck Close, Graham Dolphin, Jan Fabre, Sylvie Fleury, Andreas Golder, Julie Heffernan, Krištof Kintera, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Terence Koh, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Juan Muñoz, Eadweard Muybridge, Tony Oursler, Gerhard Richter, Collier Schorr, Cindy Sherman, Helmut Stallaerts, Otto Steinert, Werner Rohde, Paloma Varga Weisz, Erwin Wurm.

News details

Website berlinartweek.de/en/program/berlin-art-week/
Contact Elisabetta Rabajoli

Images

The Brain of a Messenger of Death, 2011

Jan Fabre

Boy by the Roman Sea, 2010

Terence Koh

Man hiding in pullover (59 Stellungen), 2011

Erwin Wurm

Recent news from The Cass

Cass graduate wins national design award

London Met graduate is announced the winner at the National Association of Shopfitters Design Partnership Awards.

Cass metalsmiths unite to exhibit in Europe

A group of female artist-metalsmiths have recently exhibited at the inaugural TRESOR Contemporary Craft in Switzerland.

Fine Art Graduate shortlisted for national art award

BA Fine Art graduate is a finalist for a national award.

London Met Tutor to design British Pavilion at Venice Biennale

London Met’s The Cass Architecture tutor, Peter St John, is to design the British Pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale.

The Joy of Sound

London Met PhD student founds charity, providing bespoke music instruments and workshops where disabled people make a new kind of community music.

Great Dryer design wows at London Design Festival

Furniture and Product Design graduate, Mandie Beuzeval, has had a great success at the 2017 London Design Festival with her 'Great Dryer'.

Fine Art Alumnus presents solo exhibition at Beers London

A Cass Fine Art alumnus presents a solo exhibition, called Real Reality, at Beers London.

Cass alumna wins Goldsmiths’ Fair New Design Award

Jewellery Design graduate wins a prestigious award at the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017.

Architecture tutor appears on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

An architect who lectures at London Met’s Art, Architecture and Design school, The Cass, appeared on Grand Designs earlier this month.

Theatre Arts senior lecturer exhibits in Venice

Senior lecturer, Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, exhibited Precarious Balance / Equilibrio Precario at ArteSpazioTempo in Venice.

The Cass has landed

School celebrates it's coming together with series of exhibition and events attended by hundreds.

The Broken Pastoral

New solo exhibition of night photography by The Cass alumnus David George.

Entrer: Five architectures in Belgium

The Cass hosts an immersive exhibition exploring the diversity of Belgian architecture.

Cass Starters at SCP

A group of graduates from The Cass, who took part in the successful Cass Starters project, will be exhibiting with SCP as part of the London Design Festival.

Jaykoe Exhibits

Artist Jaykoe , an alumnus of MA Fine Art at The Cass has two imminent exhibitions