Weil am Rhein - On the 13th of June the Colab Gallery opens its doors for the summer exhibition „Public Provocations“.
Twice yearly the Colab Gallery presents current positions around the theme of Street and Urban Art on more than 300 sqm.
Since 2006 the Colab Gallery has dedicated itself to this direction of art and has managed to achieve a standard of quality and authenticism acknowledged in the international landscape of galleries
The exhibition series „Public Provocations", going into its seventh edition, is a fixed institution on the international calender of exhibitions for fans and connoisseurs of Urban Art. More than 170 artists have followed the invitation in almost 10 years and have helped making Weil am Rhein a centre for Urban Art.
This years „Public Provocations“ focusses for the first time on the representatives of conceptual art in the scope of Street Art.
Nine international artists have been invited to display their work in the rooms of the Colab Gallery until the end of October.
Essential questions like: To whom does public space belong? And how do we as a society or as an individual handle this subject? Why does one make art in a public space? Which emotions are to be evoked and which abuse is to be revealed?“
Installative works stand in opposition to abstract art. The reduction to color- and shape finding is the main focus of the abstract artists. The optimal image composition is the final target and at the same time a distraction from it. A further aspect of „Public Provocations“ 2015 drawing machines or robots that, can draw. A handful of artists devote themselves to constructing, building and programing robots. The actual works of art are then made by the mechanical assistant. Coincidences have been included and surprises preprogrammed.
We are looking forward to present to you: AKAY from Schweden, ALIAS IPIN and EAST ERIC from France, DANIEL MAN and SONICE DEVELOPMENT from Germany, REMI ROUGH from England, MONEYLESS from Italy, THIERRY FURGER from Switzerland and SO KANNO aswell as TAKAHIRO YAMAGUCHI from Japan.
Public Provocations I 13 June 2015 – 24 October 2015
Opening June 13, 20 p.a. Most artists will be attending.
ARTISTS AKAY(S) I ALIAS IPIN (F) I DANIEL MAN (D) I EAST ERIC (F) I MONEYLESS (I) I REMI ROUGH (UK) I SO KANNO & TAKAHIRO YAMAGUCHI (J) I SONICE DEVELOPMENT (D) I THIERRY FURGER (CH)