Verein Berliner Künstler

Klimakipppunkte

THE EXHIBITION IS POSTPONED DUE TO THE CORONA CRISIS

Opening: Friday March 27, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition: March 28 – April 19, 2020
Gallery Verein Berliner Künstler (VBK)
Schöneberger Ufer 57, 10785 Berlin
www.vbk-art.de

KLIMAKIPPPUNKTE: Climate Tipping Points – exhibition in VBK
In their work, the artists deal with the causes and effects of climate change – the forms of expression are completely individual and range from painting, collage, video and installation to conceptual art. The result is a very complex exhibition on a virulent topic – exciting, stimulating for discussion and entertaining at the same time.
Works by Rosika Janko-Glage, Lupe Godoy, Helga Wagner, Maria Korporal, Burchard Vossmann, Conrad Brockstedt, Lina Schobel and Paul Reßl, Kollektiv thinking of Yves (Andrea Streit and Nancy Happ), Barbara Czermojahn and Tom Albrecht.
The project is funded by GMS Immobilia KG.

Press release in PDF (German)

Maria Korporal participates with her project Emergency Call Center.

 

 

VBK Winter Exhibition: always in motion

Opening: Friday 6th December 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition: 7th December 2019 – 5th January 2020
Gallery Verein Berliner Künstler (VBK)
Schöneberger Ufer 57, 10785 Berlin
www.vbk-art.de

In all artistic forms of expression, 65 participating artists of the VBK take a look back at the past decades or / and a look ahead to the 2020s. In many ways they reflect the open theme of the group exhibition. Political, philosophical, biological, cosmological as well as personal positions will be on display.

The 2010s end. The 2020s follow.
We have often remembered the end of the “Sixties” this year. The year 1969 is 50 years ago. The moon landings and “Woodstock” were events that ushered in the departure of all humanity, or the young generation. Subculture became pop culture in the following years. Millions of people worldwide demonstrated against the Vietnam War, and in Germany the anti-nuclear movement was formed. In 1989, the peaceful revolution took place in the GDR. The wall fell, and a year later Germany was reunited. Today, in 2019, another young generation is on the road. The “Friday for Future” movement demonstrates worldwide against climate change. We do not know what will happen. Digitization is progressing, and again we do not know where the journey is going. Populists everywhere, right-hander worldwide. The world is in motion.

Press release in PDF (German)

Maria Korporal participates with her video The Waltz. The video will be shown in loop during the whole exhibition.

 

#dieHälftederWelt

#dieHälftederWelt UPDATE 19
Exhibition in Verein Berliner Künstler
26 April – 19 May 2019

Maria Korporal participates with her video Flight Division.

Opening: Friday 26 April 2019, 19:00 h

Introduction: Dr. Dorothée Bauerle-Willert

Gallery Verein Berliner Künstler • Schöneberger Ufer 57 • 10785 Berlin Tiergarten-Mitte

During the GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN on 26 – 28 April 2019 special opening times: Fri 15 – 21 h, Sat – Sun 11 – 19 h

Die Erde hat eine Unwucht in Bezug auf die Verteilung ihrer irdischen Güter, von Hab und Gut, von Chancen auf ein gutes Leben, auf Frieden, auf gleiche Rechte. Es gibt viele Aspekte, die unter dem Hashtag #diehälftederwelt versammelt und thematisiert werden können: die vielen Kriegsschauplätze rund um den Globus, Hunger und Armut, Rassismus und Rechtsdrall.2019 ist auch das Jahr, in dem der 100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht in Deutschland gedacht wird, ein Datum, das einen weit länger anhaltenden Kampf der Hälfte der Menschheit um gleiche Rechte markiert und der längst nicht beendet ist.Das heißt summa summarum: die Erde braucht dringend ein Update. Die Künstler*innen des VBK werden in der nächsten Update-Ausstellung vom 27.4.-19.5. 2019 ihre Stellungnahmen mit den unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen aufzeigen!

Ameret, Marion Angulanza, Michael Augustinski, Silke Bartsch, Sandra Becker, Viola Bendzko, Gerda Berger, Catherine Bourdon, Conrad Brockstedt, BUCCO, Barbara Czarnojahn, Christoph Damm, Norma Drimmer, Christian Ebel, Burghild Eichheim, Ute Faber, Monika Funke Stern, Gerhard Gabel, Hans-Jürgen Gabriel, Marianne Gielen, Lupe Godoy, Marilyn Green, Claudia Hartwig, Margret Holz, Hella Horstmeier, Rosika Jankó-Glage, Regine Jankowski, Joax, Jürgen Kellig, Karsten Kelsch, Susanne Kessler, Claudia Kochsmeier, Karoline Koeppel, Simone Kornfeld, Maria Korporal, Sebastian Kusenberg, Joan Lazeanu, Ina Lindemann, Birgit Maaß, Dorothea Markner-Weiss, Siegrid Müller-Holtz, Volker Nikel, Larissa Nod, Werner Petzold, Renate Pfrommer, Ute Richter, Frank Rödel, Astrid Roeken, Regina Roskoden, Peter Schlangenbader, Sandra Schmidt, Robert Schmidt-Matt, Sabine Schneider, Bernadette Schröger, Evelyn Sommerhoff, Hans Stein, Richard Stimmel, Andrea Streit, Jürgen Tenz, Burchard Vossmann, Helga Wagner, Gerard Waskievitz, Catrin Wechler, Karla Woisnitza, Barbara Zirpins, Ayca Nina Zuch
Projektleitung: Monika Funke Stern

 

 

TIMESHIFT * POSUN V ČASE

a multimedial art exhibition in PRAGUE + BERLIN

Under the title Zeitverschiebung (Time-Shift), the second part of a multimedial art exchange exhibition between Prague and Berlin will take place. At the initiative of the Prague artists for a dialogue with their western neighbours and especially with their fellow artists from Berlin, we can now announce the second exhibition that will be held in the Gallery of the Verein Berliner Künstler. The exhibitions, curated by both partners, include photography, drawing, painting, video and an interactive installation on the topic and the specific cultural context. The concept of a direct dialogue, i.e. the dialogic confrontation of the artworks, promises to be an exciting exhibition. Not in the least because Prague and Berlin are linked by a long cultural history, which is increasingly reflected today as a mutual interest between the younger artists.

Project author: Simone Kornfeld

Participating artists: Sandra Becker, Catherine Bourdon, Karel Dvořák, Marianne Gielen, Simone Kornfeld, Maria Korporal, Ivan Králík, Milan Křenek, Sebastian Kusenberg, Ina Lindemann, Alena Petříčkova, Zdenka Reinerová, Sabine Schneider, Petr Tošovský, Marian Zajíček, Václava Zouplnová.

Maria Korporal presents two works from her REKALL-Projekt:
– The interactive installation Rekall Golem @Praha, a new version inspired by the stay in the Czech capital.
Rekall Ubik @Berlin, a documentary film about the installation showed in the first part of the exhibition, May 2018 in Prague

Exhibition from the 1st to the 14th of April 2019
Opening: 1st April 2019, 19:00
Gallery  Verein  Berliner Künstler • Schöneberger Ufer 57 • 10785 Berlin
Opening times: Tuesday-Friday 15:00 -19:00 • Saturday-Sunday 14:00 -18:00

The project is organized by the Artists Association NSPU PRAGUE and the Verein Berliner Künstler (Berlin Artists Association), VBK BERLIN. Infos: o- zazek(at)volny.cz ; info(at)vbk-art.de ; ripa.z(at)post.cz

The project is supported by: Senate Department for Cultural Affairs Berlin, Czech Center Berlin, German-Czech Future Fund, German Embassy Prague.

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La Vitruviana

Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of a male figure perfectly inscribed in a circle and square, known as the “Vitruvian Man”, illustrates what he believed to be a divine connection between the human form and the universe. Beloved for its beauty and symbolic power, it is one of the most famous images in the world. But what would happen if a female figure takes the place of the male figure of the Vitruvian Man? Will the divine spell with the universe brake up?
Less famous than Leonardo da Vinci, but well known and important for his pioneering work in photographic motion studies was the English photographer Eadweard Muybridge. His sequences of the human figure in motion show men and women occupied with several activities. A closer view reveals a traditional role pattern: the men manifest themselves in amazing athletic movements, while the women are busy with domestic activities or children. One of the sequences that deeply impressed me is called “Turning Around in Surprise and Running Away”. It shows a naked woman who covers her eyes and her genitals while she twists her body away from the camera.
Muybridge’s woman and Leonardo’s man are physically similar in many respects. They both express the ideal forms and proportions set by the classic standards of human beauty, but their self-awareness of the place in the world they belong to seems very different. The video endorses this observation and shows symbolically how the eyes of society guided by conventions determine this attitude.

Screenings:
• May 1-31, 2020: Video Art Miden online
• April 23 – May 31, 2020: Maria Korporal Monography. Selected works 2008-2020, on VisualcontainerTV
• November 28 – December 1, 2019: Vierte Welle Festival, Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin
der fragile Mikrokosmos ist vor Scham aus den Fugen, 1 – 30 December 2018 in Galerie VBK, Berlin

 

POSUN V ČASE * TIME-SHIFT

a multimedial art exhibition in PRAGUE + BERLIN

Under the title Zeitverschiebung (Time-Shift), the first part of a multimedial art exchange exhibition between Prague and Berlin will take place. At the initiative of the Prague artists for a dialogue with their western neighbours and especially with their fellow artists from Berlin, we can now announce the first exhibitions that will be held in the Gallery of the Prague Academy of Architecture and the Gallery of the Artists Association NSPU. The exhibitions, curated by both partners, include photography, drawing, painting, video and an interactive installation on the topic and the specific cultural context. The concept of a direct dialogue, i.e. the dialogic confrontation of the artworks, promises to be an exciting exhibition. Not in the least because Prague and Berlin are linked by a long cultural history, which is increasingly reflected today as a mutual interest between the younger artists.

Participating artists: Sandra Becker, Catherine Bourdon, Karel Dvořák, Marianne Gielen, Simone Kornfeld, Maria Korporal, Ivan Králík, Milan Křenek, Sebastian Kusenberg, Ina Lindemann, Alena Petříčkova, Zdenka Reinerová, Sabine Schneider, Petr Tošovský, Marian Zajíček, Václava Zouplnová.

Exhibition venues:
Gallery NSPU – from May 3 to May 31, 2018
Vernissage: May 2, 2018 – 6 pm
Address: Husinecká 8 – 130 00 Praha 3
Opening times: Tue. – Thu. 3 pm to 6 pm

Gallery ABF – Academy of Architecture Prague – from May 4 to May 31, 2018
Vernissage: May 3, 2018 – 6 pm
Address: Václavské nám. 833/31 – 110 00 Praha 1
Opening times: Mon. – Fri. 8.30 am to 4 pm

The third exhibition will take place in March/April 2019 in the Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin.

Maria Korporal presents three works on golems and robots, a topic she has been interested in since many years. Please click here to see a presentation of the works.

The project is organized by the Artists Association NSPU PRAGUE and the Verein Berliner Künstler (Berlin Artists Association), VBK BERLIN. Infos: o- zazek(at)volny.cz ; info(at)vbk-art.de ; ripa.z(at)post.cz

The project is supported by: Senate Department for Cultural Affairs Berlin, Czech Center Berlin, German-Czech Future Fund, German Embassy Prague.

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TOTALITÄR

This year’s association exhibition in the Verein Berliner Künstler: UPDATE 18 | TOTALITÄR
21.04. – 20.05. 2018

Opening
Friday, 20.04.2018, 19h

The exhibition focuses on conceptual works on this very complex and up-to-date topic.
Internationally, democratic conditions are experiencing a shock. Not only in Europe, but on almost every continent, our democratic values ​​are in danger.
In addition, we live in a digital transformation that fundamentally changes our way of life through automation processes and digital communication. These changes are felt to be similarly groundbreaking as the epoch of the invention of printing, the Gutenberg Age.
The exhibition TOTALITÄR critically deals with these changes. These include topics such as surveillance opportunities, social networks, digital warfare, binary stereotypes, the spread of violent fantasies, hate speech, exclusion and anonymity. Various intermediate and border areas are aesthetically reflected in the 59 positions of the international artists of the association who live or work in Berlin in a radical and very different way.

with: Sandra Becker, Viola Bendzko, Gerda Berger, Birgit Borggrebe, Catherine Bourdon, Conrad Brockstedt, BUCCO, Barbara Czarnojahn, Christoph Damm, Ute Deutz, Christian Ebel, Burghild Eichheim, Ute Faber, Monika Funke Stern, Gerhard Gabel, Marianne Gielen, Lupe Godoy, Axel Gundrum, Margret Holz, Hella Horstmeier, Rosika Jankó- Glage, Jürgen Kellig, Karsten Kelsch, Susanne Kessler, Claudia Kochsmeier, Karoline Koeppel, Matthias Koeppel, Simone Kornfeld, Maria Korporal, Joan Lazeanu, Ina Lindemann, Peter Lindenberg, Dorothea Markner-Weiss, Nele Probst, Volker Nikel, Larissa Nod, Michael Otto, POGO, Renate Pfrommer, Ute Richter, Astrid Roeken, Regina Roskoden, Franziska Rutishauser, Peter Schlangenbader, Robert Schmidt-Matt, Sabine Schneider, Bernadette Schröger, Evelyn Sommerhoff, SOOKI, Ruza Spak, Richard Stimmel, Anita Straud, Andrea Sunder-Plassmann & Sigi Torinus, Helga Wagner, Gerard Waskievitz, Gundrun Wernet, Karla Woisnitza, Barbara Zirpins, Ayca Nina Zuch. Projektleiterin: Sandra Becker

Opening hours of the gallery
Tue-Fri 3pm to 7pm | Sat-Sun 2pm to 6pm

During GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN on April 27-29, 2018
Special opening hours: Fri 3pm to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 7pm.

Read more on the VBK website (in German): www.vbk-art.de/index.php/de/ausstellung-13.html

Totalitarian United – object, mixed media © Maria Korporal

Maria Korporal shows her work “Totalitarian United”,
please click here for a presentation with images and description.

Breaking Borders – the video

“Breaking Borders” is the evolution of my interactive installation “Die Grenzen der Sprache”, which I presented in April-May 2017 as part of the exhibition “Update 17” in Gallery VBK, Berlin.
see the dedicated page, with a video of the vernissage

The work presents the statement “Die Grenzen der Sprache sind die Grenzen der Welt” by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The German word “Grenzen” has a double meaning and the phrase can be translated in two ways: “The Limits of Language are the Limits of the World” or “The Borders of Language are the Borders of the World”.

The installation consisted of a mini-projector and a computer with mouse and round keyboard. The projection was a round video of an endlessly turning wall that had totally enclosed the world. When you clicked on the image, a box appeared where you could enter text. The visitors of the exhibition were invited to write a word or a very short text. This was less simple than it seemed: the round keyboard did not have all the letters of the alphabet, so peope had to be inventive.
Sending the text, the wall broke and you could see the open sky with floating texts: all the words that the visitors had entered, which were stored in a database. So, the more the exhibition progressed, the more words floated in the sky.

In the first part of the video “Breaking Borders”, I present the installation and some scenes of the work in action during the exhibition; in the second part, the complete collection of words float in the sky above Tempelhof, an abandoned airport in Berlin, which is nowadays a field of freedom, where people of different cultures and different backgrounds peacefully stay together.

The incomprehension between different cultures – the most important cause of the problems in the world – can only be combated if people are willing to understand each other’s language and communicate with each other, even if that is not easy.
(MfK)

Screenings:
• May 11, 2020 and ongoing: Bologna in Lettere 2020, the festival online.
• festival WOW.19 / Bulgaria @  The Quarantine Film Festival, Varna – 12-14 July 2018
• group exhibition RiVOLTA CELESTE, from 8th December 2017 to 8th January 2018 at the Museo Comunale in Sant’Oreste, Italy.
read about the exhibition (italian)

title: Breaking Borders
technique: Experimental video and animation
length: 5’36”
year: 2017
music in the first part: Bravo – Mehrl – Olivera – Taveira – Italiano: “It is raining more than twice” (excerpt) from the album “En la vuelta de la voz”.
concept, camera, animation, effects and montage: Maria Korporal

Totalitarian United

NEW: The object has been processed into a video: Turning a Blind Eye.

The work is thought-provoking on the United Nations and the dictatorships among the Member States.
The basis of the United Nations is the Declaration of Human Rights. It was approved and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

The object “Totalitarian United” is a cylindrical structure containing 32 small panels that look like video screens – but they are digital prints. On the outside, the entire world map is shown, on the inside the text of the Declaration of Human Rights is printed in mirror-script; you have to look through the openings between the plates to read the text, mirrored on the big steel ball inside the cylinder. A direct confrontation is never possible and the green, matrix-like letters give the whole a fleeting, easy hackable impression.

The object has been shown in the exhibition TOTALITÄR | UPDATE18 in Verein Berliner Künstler from 20th April to 20th May 2018.

New exhibition: Empört Euch! 4th – 12th of July 2019 in the Bunker K101, Cologne

title: Totalitarian United
technique: laser print on paper and cardboard, steel ball, metal wire
size: cylindrical installation, composed of 32 panels and a steel ball of diameter 20 cm, complex measure: diameter 30 cm, height 30 cm
year: 2018
© Maria Korporal

Exhibition DIE NEUEN in Gallery VBK, Berlin

Under the title DIE NEUEN, the Verein Berliner Künstler opens its exhibition year 2018. In two consecutive exhibitions, the VBK gallery presents a selection of the works of the 11 new members that were admitted in 2017, among which Maria Korporal. The exhibitions will show current art works of
VIDEO – PAINTING – PHOTOGRAPHY – SCULPTURE – DRAWING

Exhibition 1 | DIE NEUEN 1
03. – 18.02 2018
Opening: Friday 2nd February 2018, 7 pm
Venue: Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler | Schöneberger Ufer 57 | 10785 Berlin
Opening times: Tue-Fri 3-7 pm | Sat-Sun 2-6 pm
www.vbk-art.de

Press release in PDF with information about the participating artists (in German)

Maria Korporal presents her new video installation “Reynard the Fox”, the tenth work in the Korporal Zoo project: a series of videos dealing with the relationship between animals and human beings, studied from cultural, social and environmental points of view. Apart from the new installation, the other videos from the project will also be shown, plus a few other works.