Friday, 15 September 2006

15.09.-06.10. VIEWINGCLUB 8 in Bonn/Germany

VC 8, in cooperation with Kunstverein Bonn, Germany, details and (please note: site no longer active)

Here is a text on Viewing Club I wrote


Viewing Club is a nomadic artspace started 2005 in Berlin by artists Heike Kelter (D) and David Tidball (GB). Viewing Club is a non-profit project about artistic curatorial self-empowerment.

Since 2005 Viewing Clubs were held in Berlin, Hamburg, Bonn, Vienna and London. In every city partnerships were formed with curators, artspaces and art-organisations to cooperate or host Viewing Club presentations.
Viewing club is an open format, whose strength is its permanent alteration of exhibition concepts (for instance shows in pubs and karaoke bars, sculpture shows in parks or as attachment to White Cube shows) and its integration in different cities and their art-scenes.
Viewing Club is independent from common formats of exhibiting and thereby can be staged and initiated everywhere.

Viewing Club shows emerging and established positions of contemporary art. Through changing international participants (by invite or recommendation) a di-vers and unique temporary groupshow develops with every Viewing Club.
Viewing Club is a platform for active cultural exchange, networking and a contribution to staging contemporary art on an international scale directly out of the artists’ studio.
Artists that have exhibited with Viewing Club include

Andreas Hofer
Theo Ligthart
Florian Kompatscher
Iskender Jediler
Ulli Wulff
Ralph Andersen
Robert Welch
Richard Tate
Martin Mcginn
Dexter Dalwood
David Tidball
Heike Silbernagel
Andre Butzer
Klaus Haas
Eric Robertson
Maja Körner
Tine Furler
Olivia Berkemeier
Bianca Schoenig
Lutz Braun
Thomas Zipp
Thomas Helbig
Ben Contrell
Mariola Groener
Astrid Sourkowa
Ulli Hakel
Jens Mentrup
Daniel Müller-Friedrich
Andreas Templin
Chris Krönke
Joep van Liefland
Tjorg Douglas Beer
Chris Pate
Markus Sendlinger
Thomas Schrören
Bettina Semmer
Peter Stauss