Letters from the Field, Berlin (August 22–26, 2012)

Letters from the Field
22–26 August 2012

Letters from the Field is a group exhibition and publication curated by the nine residents of the Node Center for Curatorial Studies 2012 summer program. Letters from the Field features work by twenty artists currently working in Berlin. The resident curators have invited artists to respond to six contemporary topics that address histories, futures, and fictions. The form of the artists’ responses range from written content to video, painting, sculpture and performance.

Functioning as a conceptual framework to the exhibition, the publication contains artists’ contributions and essays by curators in a series of eight chapters. The book is presented in a malleable format that can be edited by the viewer, with a chapter left partially blank for additional responses.These assembled elements attempt to reveal the process of the production of ideas and critical methodologies. Through collaboration and correspondence, Letters from the Field is an experiment in exposing what our present is.

The participating artists are Heba Amin, Stephan Backes, Megan Cotts, Regina De Miguel, Kate Hers, Sharon Houkema, Klaas Hübner, Michiel Huijben, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Lindsay Lawson, Ruth Le Gear, François Martig, Alex Martinis Roe, Lynda Amer Meziane, Nicolas Puyjalon, Annika Rixen, Rebecca Smith, Aiko Tezuka, Ciarán Walsh, and Ylva Westerlund.

Letters from the Field is curated by Lee Foley, Catherine Gomersall, Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Sinejan Kılıç, Maeve Mulrennan, Iohanna Nicenboim, Marília Pasculli, Dunja Rmandić, and Tanya Toft.

The exhibition was produced by the Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin.

Link to PDF of catalogue essay “What Our Present Is: Presence of Mind in Cultural Production” © Gladys-Katherina Hernando

Vernissage: Wednesday 22 August 2012, 7–10pm
Visiting Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 2–8pm
Atelierhof Kreuzberg
Schleiermacherstraße 31–37
10961 Berlin, Germany

All images © Laura Gianetti

Link to entire PhotoSet on Flickr

Radio Break, various locations, Los Angeles (April 14–22, 2012)

Radio Break—Two Weekends of Artists’ Low-Power Radio Transmissions & Live Performances

April 14–22, 2012

Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Zachary Kaplan, Sarah Loyer, Ilana Milch, Evelena Ruether, Megan Sallabedra, Jackie von Treskow, Adrienne White, and Emily Wilkerson. USC Roski School of Fine Art’s MA Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere Program, class of 2012.

Featuring work by: 2 Headed Dog, Elana Mann with ARLA, and the People’s Microphony Camerata, Brandon LaBelle, Vanessa Place, Alyce Santoro, David Schafer, Brendan Threadgill, Lincoln Tobier, Lucy Raven, Pedro Reyes, Arnoldo Vargas, and Richard T. Walker.

Radio Break is an exhibition on the air, presenting a series of twelve artworks conveyed through low-power radio transmissions and live performances. Taking place during two consecutive weekends in locations throughout Los Angeles, Radio Break connects participants with the ambient sounds of the city, inviting them to tune in to its history, noise, narratives, and music. The works presented are at once personal and anonymous and invite investigations into the psychic spaces of the city.

Radio Break takes place via suggested itineraries, each of which activates a different mode of transportation—the Metro, cycling (during CicLaVia), walking, or driving. A way-finding map and interactive website accompany the exhibition and provide details about the projects and their locations.

More information is available on the project website: http://radio-break.com.

Curatorial essay written for Radio Break here: Slow Listening © Gladys-Katherina Hernando

To see images and documentation of the events visit http://www.radio-break.com/category/events/