The Schinkel Pavillon Program

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
April 14, 2016

For the Gallery Weekend 2016 the Schinkel Pavillon presents a double exhibition by Adam Linder and Shahryar Nashat and a new performance by Hannah Weinberger, as part of the series Porzellan und Vulkan (Porcelain and Volcano).

Adam Linder: Service No. 4: Some Strands of Support and Shahryar Nashat
Hard Up for Support

For their exhibition at the Schinkel Pavillon the artists Shahryar Nashat and Adam Linder present two parallel projects in which they place their respective practices, sculpture and dance in dialog. This conversation is not only contrasting their individual approaches but questions the traditions and boundaries of their art forms at large. As part of their time based intervention a sculpture paired with a video by Nashat is activated by a choreography by Linder. These sculptural, filmic and performative elements are presented in a sequence and accompanied by a soundtrack that activates them consecutively. Through this pairing a tension is created between the presence of the performative body, film and sculpture.
Adam Linder danced for many years at the Royal Ballet and worked in the past with Michael Clark and Meg Stuart. Since 2013 he presents his choreographies in the context of the visual arts, sporadically together with the sculptures and films by Shahryar Nashat.
With “Porzellan und Vulkan” the Schinkel Pavillion presents a yearlong series of exhibitions, performances and interventions that surveys forms of collaborative work as a strategy in current artistic practice. The project unfolds as a group exhibition in temporal succession that is conceived as a snapshot of the practice artistic collectives of various generations. Porzellan und Vulkan features positions that question traditional concepts of authorship, artistic subjectivity and the division of labour and that base their practice on personal relationships and social networks. Long-term collectives and temporary collaborations are invited to make use of the glass octagon of the Schinkel Pavillion and the spaces of the former Schinkel Klause below as an exhibition space, stage, social space and site of production.

Performance Performance by Hannah Weinberger

28.04. – 01.05.2016
Opening: 27.04.2016, 6pm

As part of Performance Performance, Hannah Weinberger invites a group of musicians to the Schinkel Klause at the Schinkel Pavillon, to create a social space through music. The piece is a new work by Weinberger, however the invited group develops it in the shared music making process.
Concert, street and amateur musicians come for the piece together in a canon. For the work musicians have been cast Berlin-wide with the help of street castings. As part of her process Weinberger gives the musicians an atmospheric directive, which is then interpreted by the artists in their own individual style. Through the process of collective interpretation by a group of musicians from diverse backgrounds a social concert is created. This concert questions the traditional division between audience and performer and it creates a sensibility for the aesthetic, societal and cultural relations, which direct our everyday.

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