®©#001: Concrete Utopias
The exhibition Concrete Utopias, organised by the Realismus Club in Berlin, provides a space for artistic works that explore the area of potentiality between “not-yet-realised” and “but-possible”. It is about many small utopias, dealing with the quotidian and thereby silently transforming it. It is about visions and mistakes, fragile and immodest humour, dubious uncertainties and failure. And above all, about the now.
The artists in the exhibition are proposing with their works new forms of interaction and intervention - concrete alternatives to social power structures in an urban context. It is about daily forms of protest whose expansive potential lies precisely in their objectivity and poetic simplicity and their renunciation of dramatic outcries. The art on display in the exhibition is concrete utopia; utopias that are becoming concrete and utopias that – often located in an urban environment – can shake up our thinking and open it not only to what is in front of us but also to every other direction.
Opening: Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 7pm.
May 2, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Alte Post, Hauptstraße 29, 10827 Berlin
Artists: Adam • Beni Bischof • Brad Downey • Bugra Erol • Daniel Weissbach • Goro Tronsmo • Iman Issa • Kevin Kemter • Linus Bill+Adrien Horni • Liz Hingley • Markus Mai • Wermke/Leinkauf • Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton • Stefan Marx • Wilhelm Klotzek • Zoë Claire Miller.
The exhibition is organised by the Realismus Club founded in 2014 as a platform for contemporary art production in Berlin with the goal of promoting recent artistic developments and presenting them to a broader public. As a nomadic gallery space with no permanent residence, the aim of the Realismus Club is the independent organisation of two exhibitions per year on changing locations in Berlin. Parts of the art on display in the exhibitions will be available for purchase. In the collaboration with the Realismus Club, artists are provided with a production budget or an exhibition fee.