Sven Lindhorst-Emme — Raum für drastische Maßnahmen

Stand der Dinge

February  18, 2017 – February  26, 2017
Raum für drastische Maßnahmen Berlin

Collection Lindhorst-Emme — While working as a graphic designer, Sven Lindhorst-Emme made book works for various artists. By being paid for his work partial by trade-off, he built up a collection of artworks including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.
During the exhibition all collected artworks will be on view, next to a selection of books, designed by Sven Lindhorst-Emme.

Featuring work by Sina Heffner, Karsten Kronas, Johanna Saxen, Maria Sturm, Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Ana Baumgart & Ina Schoof, Anne-Sophie Stolz, Renke Brandt, Frank Eickhoff, Anthony Burill, Lotte Reimann, Michael Klaus, Yana Wernicke, Alexandra Polina, Sabine Schründer, Kathrin Tschirner, Robert Schlotter, Heinrich Holtgreve, NCL, Thomas Prochnow, Michael Kruscha, Chrisse Kunst, Carolin Bollig, Benedikt Luft, Joanna Buchowska, Andrea Grützner, Jewgeni Roppel, Helen Marie Hecker, Clemens Fantur, Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, Leon Reindl, Meller Ehlert

Curated by Ana Baumgart & Carolin Bollig

opening: February 18, 2017, 8pm
opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 5pm – 8pm

Raum für drastische Maßnahmen e. V.
Oderstr. 34
10247 Berlin

Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin

December 09, 2016 – December 11, 2016
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

My work will be presented at the table of

“Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin takes place 9–11 December, 2016, as Europe’s premier festival for contemporary artists’ books and periodicals by artists and art publishers. Featuring 150+ international participants and a series of public programmes: discussions, readings, presentations, performances, and art works that explore the perimeters of today’s art publishing.”

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin / Germany

Beyond Cold War — Langelandsbælt, Near Bagenkop, Denmark 2011

Beyond Cold War

Beyond Cold War is based on the examination of confrontation areas of the Cold War in Europe. Border regions on which the NATO states and those of the Warsaw Pact stood face to face to each other.
During the Cold War the observers were always observed, too. The feeling of observing and simultaneously being observed, the assumed harassment through the antagonist, the alertness and awaiting (action and reaction) are the central starting points of my work. For both sides there was the question about the world behind the border, because both were stamped by massive cultural and political differences, laboured by analogous propaganda.

Excerpt from the essay «On borders» by Fabian Knierim

“[…] We also find ourselves dealing with sites of memory in the photographs of Robert Schlotter. The project’s premise identifies the landscapes in terms of sites where history has taken place and we instinctively set out in search of its remnants. The compositions of the images encourage us to do so. A path or a street often leads into the distance of the pictorial space and invites viewers to follow its course, to look for clues along the way and to make sense out of them. And we certainly do not end up emptyhanded. Thus, a dome-shaped building — perhaps a surveillance station — rises up above the wooden houses of a Scandinavian town. At the edge of a forest path, we seem to recognise the remnants of anti-tank barriers; half-buried pieces of concrete make us think of the ruins of bunkers. However, the clues are rarely so unambiguous that we can be certain of their significance. Do the tyre tracks leading into the forest mark the path of a border patrol? What is to be made of the structure on top of the garage with the yellow door? Is the barbed wire fence in a clearing the remains of a secured border or just a fence surrounding a piece of land? It looks too formidable for the latter, but seems almost ridiculously inadequate for the former. Is this supposed to be the Iron Curtain? At the places where the representatives of two systems spent decades suspiciously eyeing one another, our gaze becomes paranoid itself. […]”

published in: Beyond Cold War, Halle (Saale) 2014, ISBN 978-3-95462-411-9

Jürgen Kühner on «Beyond Cold War»

“[…] Schlotter’s photographs only take effect at second glance. It is only through the context that they change from generic landscape photographs to a socio-political analysis with the conclusion that borders can run anywhere and at any time, that no structures are needed to separate countries and people.”