Shigeru Takato, Julius Brauckmann

Eröffnung: 06.10.2018 • 19.00 Uhr

Laufzeit: 7th - 18th oct. 2018, 4-8 pm

STRIZZI presents works by the artists Shigeru Takato and Julius Brauckmann, both living in North Rhine-Westphalia, as a two-fold exhibition at Palazzo Campofranco, Palermo, Italy.
The show is part of the official collateral event program of manifesta 12.

-I- Shigeru Takato

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Opening 6th oct., 7pm (duration 7th - 11th oct., 4-8 pm)

The work groups „Caves“ and „Television Studios“ are on-going photographic projects. The former constitutes a series of photographs taken from inside caves of archaeological significance. They show the caves‘ openings from inside inviting the views of the landscapes, whose antecedent was supposedly seen by the cave dwellers of prehistoric humans. The cave represents as a place of viewing towards outside world, as a place of tele-vision with a frame.

For the other work group „Television Studios“ the artist has been travelling to different countries of the world to photograph news- and television studios since 2001. The television studio functions as a hub and a cluster of information as well as a filter of global events, which hold the power in order to influence our view of the world. The series shows the television studio as empty room without human presence or any activity, photographed just before the broadcasting. Over the years more than 200 television studios from Europe, Asia, South America and Middle East have been photographed for the series.

-II- Julius Brauckmann

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Opening 13th oct., 7 pm (duration 14th - 18th oct., 4-8 pm)

For the exhibition at Palazzo Campofranco Julius Brauckmann uses soft, deformable materials and leaves them in the condition of their delivery from the manufacturer. These industrially manufactured objects are packed into transport boxes and send per airfreight to Palermo. By deliberately not using fastening device, the transit inevitably leads to the deformation of the basic shapes. After the transport they are shown unchanged at Palazzo Campofranco. In only preparing the material and standardized forms, the artist revokes himself in giving shapes. Necessary procedures as the transport of art pieces are basic parts of an artistic process and main content of his concept.

The work of Julius Brauckmann thematise the operating system art. One of his works called Namedropping (2014), where a parrot counts the 50 most expensive artists according to artfacts, is an example for his confrontation with the conditions of art production.

location: Palazzo Campofranco
Piazza Croce dei Vespri 8
90133 Palermo


sponsored by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen


Utz Biesemann, Signe Raunkjaer Holm, Daniel Hopp und Laura Sigrüner

Eröffnung: 20.10.2018 • 19.00 Uhr

Laufzeit: 20.10. - 24.11.2018

Utz Biesemann, Signe Raunkjaer Holm, Daniel Hopp und Laura Sigrüner sind vier Hamburger Künstler*innen. Zwei von ihnen gründeten 2017 ein Künstlerkollektiv welches unter verschiedenen Namen regelmäßig ausstellt und interveniert. Eine Reihe von Projekten und künstlerischen Arbeiten gingen bereits aus den einzelnen Konstellationen hervor. Im Kalker Ausstellungsraum Strizzi entwickeln sie unter dem Titel FIFFI erstmalig gemeinsam eine Arbeit.