The annual program 2019 at Kunstraum Lakeside was devoted to the concept of “process.” Just as research, while fundamental to an investigative practice for generating knowledge and insights within an artistic context, can also become the actual subject of representation, the process also has the potential to emancipate itself from the work of art and become an experiment in its own right. To what extent these forms of exploratory experimentation are inherent to every artistic practice, and how artistic research must go beyond this in order not to be arbitrary, will be demonstrated through a dual reflection on the medium of expression and the object of expression: “Some believe that the visual arts are constantly experimenting as they seek the right form for their objects, reflecting on and revising their materials and media for this purpose. This very general and therefore not very productive perspective can be narrowed down further by focusing on practices that address experimentation itself as a process.”* The program therefore sets out to examine developmental processes in artistic creation: phases, evolutions and progressions, courses of events, unfoldings and procedures.
*Rickli, Hannes: “Experimentieren,” in: Badura, Jens et al. (eds.): Künstlerische Forschung.
Ein Handbuch, Zurich/Berlin: Diaphanes, 2015, 135–138, here: 136.
Kathi Hofer — Cabin Essence
Opening, March 21, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 22 – April 26, 2019
Ricarda Denzer — To Tell A Story
Opening, May 7, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 8 – June 14, 2019
Statement #05 | Ulrich Nausner — The Visitor
Performance, June 27, 2019
Statement #06 | Anna Vasof — Useless Machine
Performance, July 4, 2019
Ignacio Uriarte — 210 × 297 mm
Opening, October 1, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 2 – November 8, 2019
Notes on Landscape (…)
Group exhibition with Paula Bruna Pérez, Mercedes Mangrané Mora, Francisco Navarrete Sitja, David Ortiz Juan – in collboration with Hangar, Barcelona
Opening, November 19, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 20 – December 20 2019
Statement #07 | Ralo Mayer — The Tower, the Expo, the Echo, the Cell
Performance, January 9, 2020
Statement #08 | Stefan Riebel (with students of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig) — Performing an Artspace
Performance, January 16, 2020