28 februari 2015

Tobias Rehberger

Workshop and studio of Tobias Rehberger, Frankfurt. (bron: Okolo web)

"Dieser Abend, organisiert von der SCHIRN CIRCLE-Leiterin Steffie Müller und dem Kurator Matthias Ulrich, soll einen Blick hinter die Kulissen des Kunstbetriebs bieten – und uns nicht nur ins Atelier von Tobias Rehberger führen, sondern auch in die Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, die Rehberger vertritt. Aber dazu später. Erst einmal erzählt Tobias Rehberger von seiner Arbeit. Dass sein Atelier anders ist, als die meisten anderen Künstlerateliers, wird schon beim ersten Hinsehen klar. Die zwei Stockwerke des Hinterhauses sind in eine Büroetage und eine Werkstatt eingeteilt. Rehberger betreibt hier eine Art Kunstfabrik, in der er zehn, manchmal sogar bis zu 35 Mitarbeiter beschäftigt: Architekten, eine Buchhalterin, eine Produktgestalterin, eine Produktionsleiterin, ein Studiomanager, Schreiner und Künstler. „Meistens zeichne ich einen Entwurf, den ich dann gemeinsam mit Architekten in eine 3D-Animation umsetze, danach fertigen wir in der Werkstatt ein bis zehn Modelle. Wenn die mit unseren Vorstellungen übereinstimmen, wird die Arbeit in groß gebaut“, verrät er. Danach zeigt er uns noch die Werkstatt, in der es intensiv und angenehm nach Holz riecht. Auf einer Werkbank steht das Modell einer Skulptur, die erst einmal wie ein abstrakter Knoten aussieht. Wenn Licht auf die Skulptur fällt, wirft sie jedoch einen Schatten: das englische Wort „Luck“. Schon bald wird das Gebilde, natürlich in einer größeren Version, in einem Londoner Park stehen." (bron: Schirn-magazin)

Zwischen Kisten und Kästen - Künstler Tobias Rehberger in seinem neuen Atelier. (bron: Frankfurter Neue Presse, foto: Christes)

27 februari 2015

Antony Gormley #3

Antony Gormly in his studio and working outside. (bron en foto's: Antonia Reeve)

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Anish Kapoor #5

Anish Kapoor in his studio. (bron en foto's: Antonia Reeve)

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Steven Campbell

Steven Campbell in his studio at Kippen, 1989. (bron en foto: Rod Fleming)

Steven Campbell in his studio. (bron en foto: Antonia Reeve)

26 februari 2015

Tine Kemperman

Atelier van Tine Kemperman. (bron: Tine Kemperman/Atelierzicht)

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Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken outside of his work space.

A room in the studio.

"A walk through the West Coast artist's studio comes with a cup of ginger tea and a lesson in how to play a musical dining table with xylophone mallets.

Located on a quiet street in Venice, Calif., Doug Aitken's studio is within breeze range of the ocean and walking distance of his home.
My office has two buildings that function like the right and left sides of the brain. There's a room where everything is being edited for an upcoming project, but you can pull out of that into a tranquil space to work in a different, more solitary medium. It's an architectural unfolding of the process instead of just one chaotic structure." (bron: The Wall Street Journal, foto's: Amanda Marsalis)

Doug Aitken in his California studio. (bron: Financial Times)

Doug Aitken's studio and home, Venice, California. (bron: New York Times en Ye Rin Mok)

Doug Aitken in his studio. (bron: Blouin Artinfo)

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24 februari 2015

Ai Weiwei #2

Rooted Upon (Installation view at Ai Weiwei´s studio, Beijing), 2009. (bron: Postcards)

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei's new studio, Shanghai, 2010. (bron: The Telegraph)

"Shanghai studio controversy

In November 2010, Ai was placed under house arrest by the Chinese police. He said this was to prevent the planned party marking the demolition of his newly built Shanghai studio.

The building was designed and built by Ai upon encouragement and persuasion from a "high official [from Shanghai]" as part of a new cultural area designated by Shanghai Municipal authorities; Ai would have used it as a studio and to teach architecture courses. But now Ai has been accused of erecting the structure without the necessary planning permission and a demolition notice has been ordered, even though, Ai said, officials had been extremely enthusiastic, and the entire application and planning process was "under government supervision". According to Ai, a number of artists were invited to build new studios in this area of Shanghai because officials wanted to create a cultural area.

On 3 November 2010, Ai said the government had informed him two months earlier that the newly completed studio would be knocked down because it was illegal. Ai complained that this was unfair, as he was "the only one singled out to have my studio destroyed". The Guardian reported Ai saying Shanghai municipal authorities were "frustrated" by documentaries on subjects they considered sensitive:[35] two of the better known ones featured Shanghai resident Feng Zhenghu, who lived in forced exile for three months in Narita Airport, Tokyo; another well-known documentary focused on Yang Jia, who murdered six Shanghai police officers.

In the end, the party took place without Weiwei's presence; his supporters feasted on river crab, an allusion to "harmony", and a euphemism used to jeer official censorship. Ai was released from house arrest the next day.

Like other activists and intellectuals, Ai was prevented from leaving China in late 2010. Ai suggested that the authorities wanted to prevent him from attending the ceremony in December 2010 to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to fellow dissident Liu Xiaobo. Ai said that he had not been invited to the ceremony, and was attempting to travel to South Korea for a meeting when he was told that he could not leave for reasons of national security.

In the evening of 11 January 2011, Ai's studio was demolished in a surprise move by the local government." (bron: WikipediA)

Ai Weiwei's studio, Shanghai. (bron: flickr/triplefivechina, foto's: Drew Bates(?))

Ai Weiwei’s River Crab fest. (bron: Art Market Monitor en Cara Cina)

The demolishing of Ai Weiwei's studio, 2011. (bron: flickr/duyanpili)

Ai Weiwei, in the ruins of his studio. (bron: Lebbeus Woods)

Ai Weiwei: Shanghai Studio, 2011. (bron: Paddle8)