Über alle Berge (Over the hills and far away)

Galerie Markt Bruckmühl
group exhibition of the artists' associations "Neuen Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft" and "Südtiroler Künstlerbund"

Exhibition opening: Sunday, 19 March, 2017, 11 am
Duration of the exhibition: 19 March to 23 April, 2017
Address: Sonnenwiechser Str. 12, 83052 Bruckmühl (Germany)
Website of the gallery: www.galerie-bruckmuehl.de
A catalogue will be published in German language.

Works on display by Eike Berg: Alteration (Bruckmühl), 2012/2017, 3-channel video installation, projections on the ground, wall and ceiling, construction

Eike Berg: Alteration (Bruckmühl), 2017, 3-channel video installation
Eike Berg: Alteration (Bruckmühl), 2017, 3-channel video installation
Eike Berg: Alteration (Bruckmühl), 2017, 3-channel video installation
Eike Berg: Alteration (Bruckmühl), 2017, 3-channel video installation

 

Útfélen (En Route)

Inda Galéria / Budapest
group exhibition

Curator: Zsolt Kozma
Exhibition opening: Thursday, 13 April, 2017, 7-9 pm (some hours delayed)
Duration of the exhibition: 13 April to 2 June, 2017 (extanded to 30 June)
Address: Király utca 34. II/4., 1061 Budapest
Website: www.indagaleria.hu

Works on display by Eike Berg:
Contraction, 2005, single-channel video installation

Eike Berg: Contraction, Inda Galéria, photo: Zoltán Kerekes
Eike Berg: Contraction, Inda Galéria, photo: Zoltán Kerekes

En Route

Somewhere in Europe – in the centre of Brussels – there is a private building that provides comfortable shelter for migrants free of charge. People en route can feel that they have ‘arrived’ somewhere, and stay for a few months – not in luxury but in very humane conditions. Migrants staying in this house can be anyone needing to stop on their way from somewhere to somewhere, from Syria and Iraq, but also from other places, including from very near, like in Belgium. People on their way for any reason that has led them to leave home, their earlier life and set off towards something else…

This house has inspired the exhibition titled “En Route” at INDA Gallery. Works by ten of the gallery’s artists and by one invited from abroad represent a variety of positions on geographical and spiritual migration, the notions of leaving and arriving, stopping temporarily or settling down. Positions and situations that we have all experienced or can identify with. Visitors can see geographical, historical, emotional, spiritual and social situations, community narratives, utopias, personal chronicles and myths unfold, in some cases biological-botanical phenomena become the metaphors of migration, wandering, roaming.

Today, the theme of migration mostly appears in the media and public discourse in a distorted sense, narrowed down and politically schematised. The videos, paintings, sculptures, photos and installations in this exhibition include new works as well as ones that dealt with the subject before – broadening the context, the connotations of the notions of being on en route, migration, pilgrimage, departures and arrivals. The works are personal statements, which do not overwrite the currently dominant meaning of these notions but reintroduce them into a much broader context. At present, when our personal attitude towards migration, a feeling of solidarity or threat, is mostly determined by this phenomenon’s current political aspects, the works presented here reopen it towards other types of attitudes and possible identifications with them.

Works by Kim Corbisier, Marianne Csáky, EIKE, Róza El-Hassan, Balázs Kicsiny, Ilona Lovas, Philip Pocock, András Ravasz, Ádám Szabó, Lilla Szász, Zsófia Szemzõ.

Text by Zsolt Kozma

 

Some that is the Case

Reports from Badlands at K41 / Brussels
exhibition with Péter Forgács (HU) and Philip Pocock (CA/DE)

Curator: Zsolt Kozma
Exhibition opening: Tuesday, 18 April, 2017, 7-10 pm
Duration of the exhibition: 19 April to 20 May, 2017 (extanded to 27 May)
Address: 41 Rue Keyenveld, 1050 Bruxelles
Website of Reports of Badlands: badlands.qxd8.com

Works on display by Eike Berg:
Contraction, 2005, single-channel video installation
Diary Entries, 2010, video objects
Munich revisited, 2016, single channel video (screening in the basement)

Eike Berg: Diary Entries and Contraction
Eike Berg: Contraction

Some that is the Case

The Reports from badlands project endeavours to present a series of thematic exhibitions, where artistic positions and practices across geographical, social and sometimes historical divides offer perspectives of and insights into globally relevant subjects.

The first exhibition, Some that is the case, showcases videos and video installations by three internationally acclaimed artists, Eike Berg (Hungary-Germany), Péter Forgács (Hungary) and Philip Pocock (Canada-Germany). Personal visual diaries, a travelogue presented at the 1993 Venice Biennale, and a philosophical journey across time via vintage home videos explore the themes of migration, personal history and individual memory versus community history.

Text by Zsolt Kozma





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This page gives an overview on solo exhibitions and participations of Eike Berg in the year 2017.

The compilation may not be complete. The content is in parts provided by the galleries, curators or exhibition places.