ApertΩArts is an international, interdisciplinary curatorial platform. Often bringing forth exchanges between art, history and science, ApertΩArts offers spatial and sensory conditions for embodied experiences to invigorate public discourse and inspire social change.

DISTANT / DIVIDES

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Designed by Taïs Bean

21 November 2020
Spinnerei, Leipzig

A programme of events in aid of Lebanon

By Clementine Butler-Gallie & Lavínia Diniz Freitas

11:00 - 17:00

Chaza Charafeddine 
Mahmoud Dabdoub
Mohamad Kanaan 
Mazen Khaddaj
Elisabeth Kraus
Dr. Marwan Nuwayhed 
Siska
Plus accounts directly from Beirut

Spinnerei
Spinnereistraße7 | 04179 Leipzig

On August 4th 2020 an explosion devastated Beirut, Lebanon, resulting in an unprecendented lost of life, over 6,000 wounded people, and 300,000 homeless. The country was already tackling governmental corruption, political unrest, an economic crisis, and the global pandemic.

Distant/ Divides is a day-long programme of events that stands in solidarity with the people of Lebanon.

Across Halle 14 and a selection of other locations in the Spinnerei, readings, performances, screenings and talks will take place. These are in collaboration with the launch of a newspaper publication by Clementine Butler-Gallie which documents past and present artistic exchanges between Germany and Lebanon.

All proceeds from the sale of tickets and publication will be sent to non-governmental organisations in Beirut working to rebuild the city.

Tickets and programme details to be released soon.

FLOATING PRESENCE

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4th Berliner Kunstsommer
13-22 Aug 2020
Humboldt Carré

Concept by Lavínia D. Freitas

Vernissage 13/08
Finissage with Performance
by Anna Dahinden 23/08

Open daily 18:00 - 23:00

Anna Dahinden (CH)
Amir Fattal (IL)
Cathy Jardon (FR)
Katharina Bévand (DE)
Lars Theuerkauff (DE)
Shahed Naji (LB)
Stephan Bolz (DE)

Artists by Soul Gold Agency

Humboldt Carré
Behrenstraße 42 | 10117 Berlin

"Forms of modern life may differ in quite a few respects – but what unites them all is precisely their fragility, temporariness, vulnerability and inclination to constant change. To ‘be modern’ means to modernize – compulsively, obsessively; not so much just ‘to be’, let alone to keep its identity intact, but forever ‘becoming’, avoiding completion, staying underdefined..."
Zygmunt Bauman (1925 – 2017)

One cannot dodge the speed of change these days. Transformations, mutations and metamorphoses are familiar processes in the dynamics of contemporary life. In the past few months, we swiftly adjusted to panoramas described as "uncertain" times, "strange" times, "unforeseen" times, "times of reflection", and the list goes on. All this occurred amid ever-expanding yet intermittent and explosive waves of social and political advancement - in some cases, retrocession.

FLOATING PRESENCE probes what it means to be ‘human’ in the globalised, interconnected, and ethnically diverse world we inhabit. Over ten days and evenings, in line with the curiosity of Alexander von Humboldt, participants from the fields of visual arts, performing arts, fashion, design, business and sciences explore compelling themes and challenges which surrounds us, investigating themes of consciousness, sustainability, and transhumanism in times of change.

Installations and artworks that heighten the experience and reflect the world by twisting perceptions for moving effect, stirring emotions, shifting the status quo and proposing new inquiries, which, conceivably, only infer more inquiries, permeate the historical building of the Humboldt Carré, originally a former bank.

Participants' movements and art performances complete the site-specific installation composed of ephemeral mediums of sound and light. Figures of future offsprings born from a combination of raw DNA data of two different people invigorate the debate of what is possible and ethical in science in the journey for the betterment of humanity as well as spur the quest of eternal life and the dream of transformation. A towering figure of upcycled material prompt reflections on the human impact on nature - the Anthropocene, combined with the presence of children it reminds us of our responsibility to future generations.

The exhibition FLOATING PRESENCE stimulates reflection on the fluidity of modern life. These reflections will be mutable, personal and unique to each visitor. However, the recognition that the challenges facing us require coordinated collective action despite these differences in interpretation and conclusions is hard to avoid.

Roomination III by Katharina Bévand and Shahed Naji

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Untitled by Amir Fattal

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MM by Cathy Jardon

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Die Braut by Stephan Bolz

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Anna Dahinden

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Die Wilden by Lars Theuerkauff

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PUBLIC PROJECTS

APERTΩARTS have produced and curated more than 20 exhibitions in Germany and the UK, featuring the work of over 250 international artists, from emerging to established artists, including great masters, from historical artefacts, as well as installations created as part of scientific collaborations.

Over 100.000 people visited the interdisciplinary projects conceived with scientists and artists exploring themes such as the human perception of space (Moving Space, 2017), how physical reality is different from what we perceive (Illusion – Reality is Not What it Seems, Science Gallery International, Trinity College, Dublin, 2016), and the psychological and emotional impact of receiving a heart transplant (Hybrid Bodies, 2016).

In the UK, Conscientia: Latin American Consciousness (2014) was the runner-up at the Latin American Awards for the best exhibition of the year; Leipzig Unfolding (2015), the first survey of Leipzig contemporary art in London, was regarded as a must-see exhibition by the FAD Magazine.

Event Horizon (2019), a solo presentation of the Bulgarian artist Stoyan Dechev, took part in the official program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 at the annual Week of Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, one of the most significant cultural events in Bulgaria, it was also selected for Frieze Sculpture 2020.

Valley (2017) by polish artist Karolina Hallatek, an installation commissioned for the exhibition Moving Space (2017), took part in Alone Together, Artefact at the STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, Leuven, Belgium, and Terminal (2016) had been selected for Sculptures in the City 2020. Both projects are currently postponed due to COVID-19.

CURATION

Floating Presence
Concept by Lavínia D. Freitas
Artistic Selection H. Backerra
Anna Dahinten (CH)
Amir Fattal (IL)
Cathy Jardon (FR)
Katharina Bévand (DE)
Lars Theuerkauff (DE)
Shahed Naji (LB)
Stephan Bolz (DE)

In the Planet Where We Met
Ingrid Pumayalla (PE)
Mazen Khaddaj (LB)

Event Horizon
Stoyan Dechev (BG)

Moving Space
Jeongmoon Choi (KR)
Ivana Franke (HR)
Karolina Halatek (PL)
Wisp Kollektiv – Felix Deufel, Kenneth Kirschner, Paul Schengber, Markus Schuricht (DE)
LAB212 – Cyril Diagne, Béatrice Lartigue (FR)
Guillaume Lachapelle (CA)
David Rickard (NZ)
Holger Schulze (DE)
Ief Spincemaille (BE)
Ben Tyers (UK)

Hybrid Bodies
Andrew Carney (UK)
Ingrid Bachman (CA)
Catherine Richards (CA)
Alexa Wright (UK)
Linnea Gwiazda (CA)
Maxine Segalowitz (CA)


Ibiziology
Olivier Mourão (BR)

Illusion - Nothing is as it seems
Science Gallery International, Trinity College, Dublin
Curated by Dr. Richard Wisemann
Germany localisation by Lavínia D. Freitas
Moritz Wehrmann (DE)
Marcelina Wellmer (PL)
Madi Boyd (UK)
Rebecca Cummins (US)
Gregory Barsamian (US)
Joanna Hopkins (IE)
Jonty Hurwitz (ZA)
Shelley James (UK)
Matt Kenyon (US)
Adrien M / Claire B (FR)
Helen MacMahon (IE)
Anthony Murphy (IE)
Fiona Newell, Stefan Hutzler & Robert Murtagh (IE)
Nye Parry (UK)
Jeff Scanlan (US)
Karolina Sobecka (PL)
Pierrick Sorin (FR)
Chris Sugrue (US)
Jennifer Townley (NL)
Roseline de Thelin (FR)
Ian Willcock (UK)

Leipzig Unfolding
Hans Aichinger (DE)
Christiane Baumgartner (DE)
Tilo Baumgärtel (DE)
Famed (DE)
Claus Georg Stabe (DE)
Henriette Grahnert (DE)
Martin Groß (DE)
Nadin Maria Rüfenacht (CH)
Rosa Loy (DE)
Steffen Junghans (DE)
Falk Messerschmidt (DE)
Christoph Ruckhäberle (DE)
Annette Schröter (DE)
Thomas Sommer (DE)
Corinne von Lebusa (DE)

Conscientia
Laura Belém (BR)
Pato Bosich (CL)
Hen Coleman (VE)
Carlos Cruz- Diez (VE)
Pablo Ferreti (BR)
Beatriz Milhazes (BR)
Maria de Lima (BR)
Jakeline Londono (CO)
Cipriano Martinez (VE)
Santiago Montoya (CO)
Rivane Neuenschwander (BR)
Ricardo Rendón (MX)
Raquel Schembri (BR)
Emilia Sunyer (VE)
Yara Tupynambá (BR)
Sylvia Morgado (BR)

New British with Patch London
João Galrão (PT)
Alec Kronacker (BE)
Nadine Mahoney (UK)
Ernesto Cavanos (SP)
Sunju Lee (KR)
Elizabeth McDonald (UK)
Henny Acloque (UK)
Eleanor Moreton (UK)
Hannah Knox (UK)
Mark Beattie (UK)
Michele Fletcher (UK)
Holly Stevenson (UK)
Mat Chivers (UK)
Ralph Hunter Menzies (UK)
HaYoung Kim (KR)
Dai Toyofuku (US)
Evy Jokhova (CH)
Ann-Marie James (UK)
Dexter Dymoke (UK)
Kim Rugg (KR)
Sinta Werner (DE)
Andrew Hancock (UK)
Virgílio Ferreira (PT)

DIRECTION OR PRODUCTION

Ernst Stadelmann (DE)

Blick Zurück Nach Vorn
Curated by Dr Constanze Fritzsch
Else Twin Gabriel (DE)
Anna Schimkat (DE)
Nicole Hewitt (HR)
Rainer Görß (DE)
Kristina Leko (HR)
Milica Tomić (RS)

Patch London
Adam Ball (UK)
Adam Neate (UK)
Adeline de Monseignat (DK)
Alan Rankle (UK)
Alex Knell (UK)
Alexander Massouras (UK)
Amy Stephens (UK)
Andrew Hancock (UK)
Ann-Marie James (UK)
Antony Micaleff (UK)
Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK)
Blue Curry (UK)
Bouke de Vries (NL)
Carlos Noronha Feio (PT)
Cathy de Monchaux (UK)
Chris Levine (UK)
Connor Brothers (UK)
Damien Hirst (UK)
Derrick Santini (UK)
Dexter Dymoke (UK)
Djordje Ozbolt (RS)
Dolly Thompsett (UK)
Emma Bennett (UK)
Frédérique Morrel (FR)
Gilbert & George (UK)
Gordon Cheung (UK)
Graham Dean (UK)
Gunther Herbst (ZA)
Guy Rusha (UK)
Hew Locke (UK)
Jamie Shovlin (UK)
Jan Maarten Voskuil (NL)
Jeff Koons (US)
Jeremy Deller (UK)
Jodie Carey (UK)
Kate MccGwire (UK)
Kevin Francis Gray (UK)
Kris Emmerson (UK)
Liane Lang (DE)
Lluís Barba (ES)
Lothar Götz (DE)
Mark Titchner (UK)
Martin Creed (UK)
Nancy Fouts (US)
Nicolas Ruston (UK)
Nicola Samori (IT)
Paul Benney (UK)
Rankin (UK)
Rebecca Stevenson (IT)
Rui Matsunaga (JP)
Simon English (UK)
Tom Gallant (UK)
Tracey Emin (UK)
Whitney McVeigh (UK)
Yinka Shonibare MBE (UK)
Yunkyung Jeong (KR)

2Q13
Curated by Lydia Cowperwaith and Marcelle Joseph
Samira Alikhanzadeh
Nazgol Ansarinia
Phyllida Barlow (UK)
Tina Barney
Becky Beasley
Louise Bourgeois (FR)
Ruth Claxton
Prunella Clough
Marian Coutts
Laura Ford (UK)
Geraldine Gliubislavich
Nan Goldin (US)
Katy Grannan
Shirazeh Houshiary
Chantal Joffe
Josephine King (UK)
Katy Moran
Catherine Opie
Cornelia Parker (UK)
Anna Parkina
Paula Rego (PT)
Maaike Schoorel
Kiki Smith (US)
Elif Uras
Kara Walker (US)
Gillian Wearing (UK)
Rachel Whiteread (UK)
Francesca Woodman (US)
Vicky Wright (UK)
Afsoon
Güler Ates
Clarisse d'Arcimoles
Alexandra Bircken (DE)
Annabel Emson
Sally Fawkes
Jess Flood Paddock
Marenka Gabeler
Margarita Gluzberg
Rachel Goodyear (UK)
Vanessa Jackson (UK)
Karen Knorr
Julia Kunin (CN)
Kiki Lamers
Rania Matar
Michelle McKeown
Josephine Meckseper (DE)
Annie Morris (UK)
Jemimah Patterson (UK)
Alex Prager (US)
Eva Räder
Penelope Slinger (UK)
Laurie Simmons (US)
Shellburne Thurber
Mary Webb
Rose Wylie (UK)

Infero
Curated by Aretha Campbell
Camilla Emson
Corinne Felgate
Dale Marshall
Laurence Owen
Lucia Vera
Lucy Farley
Manuel Larralde
Tahnee Lonsdale
Vanessa Jackson

Sublimate Sublime Subliminal Curated by Alan Rankle and Kirsten Reynolds
Petri Ala-Maunus (FI)
Russell Baker (UK)
Helen Brough (UK)
Jackie Clark (AU)
Stephanie Donsø (DK)
Rune Elgaard Mortensen (DK)
Per Fronth (NO)
Bent Holstein (DK)
Andrew & Eden Kötting (UK)
Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK)
Oska Lappin (US)
Andrea Mariconti (IT)
Anders Moseholm (DK)
Alan Rankle (UK)
Kirsten Reynolds (US)
Nicola Samori (IT)
Enrico Savi (IT)
Eva Schlegel (AT)
Samppa Törmälehto (FI)

LONG & RYLE ARTISTS
Curated by LONG & RYLE
Nick Archer
Sophie Benson
Su Blackwell
Simon Casson
Daniel Chatto
Jocelyn Clarke
Paul Coldwell
Mark Entwisle
Ramiro Fernandez Saus
Javier Garces
Tricia Gillman
Maro Gorky
Derrick Guild
Julia Hamilton
Manami Hayasaki
Henrietta Hoyer Millar
Daisaku Kawada
Anastasia Lewis
Natalie Meyjes
Melanie Miller
John Monks
Katharine Morling
Helen Napper
Fran Richardson
Geoff Routh
Brian Sayers


Flowers: Small is Beautiful at Art at Lloyds
Curated by Flowers Gallery
Lucy Jones
Patrick Hughes
Tom Phillips
Jiro Osuga
Michael Kidner
Nicola Hicks
Eduardo Paolozzi
Carol Robertson
Terry Frost
Peter Hawson
Cedric Christie
Glenys Barton
Albert Irvin
Glen Baxter
Tai-Shan Schierenberg
Freya Payne
Tim Lewis
Renny Tait
Kisoo Kwon
Tom Hammick
Renny Tait
Henry Kondracki
David Hepher
John Keane
John Kirby
John Keane
Jeanr Edden
Tony Lawrence
Richard Smith
George Blacklock
Amanda Faulkner
Glenys Barton
John Keane
Rachel Heller
Vicky Hawkins

Iconoclasts
Curated by Katie Heller - Patch London
Wendy Bevan
Jodie Carey
Gordon Cheung
Oliver Clegg
Nancy Fouts
Henry Hudson
Alice Instone
Alexander James
Anne-Marie James
Anthony Noel Kelly
Alexander Massouras
Laurence Owen
Alan Rankle
Martin Smith
Rebecca Stevenson
Bouke de Vries
Simon Ward
Masaki Yada

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PRIVATE PROJECTS

APERTΩARTS have worked with private, corporate, and institutional clients to shape environments that stimulate and support creativity; to build collections or to promote a deeper understanding of the contemporary art market.

Drawing on expertise, experience and connections in the arts, we locate, negotiate and purchase or commission art on behalf of clients, meeting their requirements of taste, image and budget.

Our keen interest in new and emerging artists have enabled us to promote artists and their works in the early stages of their career while acquiring quality pieces for clients that consistently increase in value.

Our offers range from researching and identifying potential acquisitions, private viewings and studio visits to framing, shipping, installation and advising on insurance options. Collection management is also part of our portfolio.

About

APERTO (Latin: to expose, ’lay bare’) ARTS is a tribute to the curators Achille Bonito Oliva and Harald Zeeman of the APERTO program integrating works by young artists into the Venice Biennale.


With the ideal of engaging wider audiences with Art, independent curator Lavínia Diniz Freitas founded the international curatorial platform APERTΩARTS.

APERTΩARTS' projects have attracted tens of thousands of people and have been reported by different media outlets internationally such as focus feature at ZDF Heute Journal, ARTE, front page of LVZ, MDR Kultur TV and Radio, Süddeutsche Zeitung, FAD, State-Media Magazine to name a few.

The projects have tackled themes cutting across regions and spanning from the 18th through to the 21st century. Exhibitions focused on topics such as identity, perception, medicine, psychology, Latin American art and many more. Colonial art, old masters, contemporary site-specific installations and scientists have been brought together in Grade I and II listed buildings, heritage industrial spaces and private homes.

Our current interests are in public art and art as a medium for connection.

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