Chewing Gum, Stones & Crystals Ruth Buchanan and Shana Moulton   Landmark  Klubb

Join us for the second part of "chewing gum, stones and crystals" with artists Ruth Buchanan and Shana Moulton.
In the format of double-encounters between artists, "chewing gum, stones and crystals" is conceived to offer insights into current sculptural and installation practices. The focus will be on the phenomemological nature of forms, processes, and materiality. From the handling of material between hands, the folding of paper, the turning of a page, towards a move of a body part in space, the building with words, the making in speech, or the precise placing of things, artists Julie Béna, Nina Canell, Ruth Buchanan and Shana Moulton discuss their practice, through a defined look at their materials, potentials and placement.

A limited edition of silkscreened posters has been developed for this project together with designer Gunnar Green (thegreeneyl). With iron and pearl pigment on rock paper, it becomes an expanded material component of the encounters.

A project by Dominique Hurth, professor for sculpture and installation, Bergen Academy of Art and Design in collaboration with Landmark.

Ruth Buchanan is a New Zealand artist living in Berlin. Buchanan constructs both literary and built spaces that interrogate systems that appear repeatedly in the production of culture such as formats of display, structures for grouping material, or spaces where the processing of material takes place. Buchanan’s work compresses a number of things into and through one object – the resulting forms double the processes of artistic action from encounter to conception to production to display to archive. In 2015 she will produce a new commission with the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and will also have a solo show at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg. Recent exhibitions include J, in the framework of A-Z Sammlung Marzona, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Ruth Buchanan/Ayse Erkmen, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland; Version Control, Arnolfini, Bristol; On Performance, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz; Several Attentions, The Showroom, London. Buchanan publishes frequently including artists books The weather, a building (Sternberg Press, 2012) and Lying Freely (Casco Office for Art, Design, 2010).

Shana Moulton grew up near Yosemite, California, earned her BA from University of California, Berkeley in Art and Anthropology and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Over the past ten years she has been developing her ongoing video/performance series Whispering Pines, in which she plays the role of "Cynthia", both a fictional figure and the artist's alter ego. Moulton has had solo exhibitions and performances at The New Museum, SFMOMA, MoMA P.S.1, Performa 2009, The Kitchen, Electronic Arts Intermix, Art in General, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Palais De Tokyo in Paris, The Migros Museum in Zurich and the Times Museum in Guangzhou. She is a featured artist at Electronic Arts Intermix and Art21 and teaches art at The Kunstakademie Münster. www.shanamoulton.info

In the formats of exhibitions, printed matters and readings, Dominique Hurth is interested in the framing and reading of objects and events, folding and unfolding them into non-linear historical narratives. She was a resident at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (2010-11), at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck (2012-13), at triangle France Marseille (2011) and Can Xalant (2012), and more recently was awarded the Prize of the Berliner Senate / Governing Mayor of Berlin at ISCP, New York. Forthcoming projects include a new body of work on the occult and poetry, through the lense of Stéphane Mallarmé, supported by the FNAGP (France) and manifesting in a series of performances and sculptures in 2015.
Selected projects include group shows at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Villa Oppenheim – Museum Charlottenburg, Berlin; Tiroler Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck; LOOK 13 – Liverpool International Photography Festival; MAMO – Cité Radieuse, Marseille; Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen; after the butcher, Berlin; ISCP, New York; Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona; Haeler Echo, New York; solo presentations at Souterrain, clockwork gallery and the Ku'damm in Berlin; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Wildt’sche Haus, Basel; and a series of readings in Marseille, Rotterdam, Innsbruck, Paris and Berlin. She frequently publishes in the format of pamphlets and printed matters. Her first book language in the darkness of the world through inverse images was published in 2012. www.dominiquehurth.com

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