Monday, 30 July 2007


UOVO GREEN – Ecology, Luxury & Degradation

Issue # 14 presents interviews, essays, projects and two CDs around
art practices that resist the spectacularisation or romanticisation of ecological issues or the natural world. Instead their practices explore the operational function and processes of ecosystems themselves, a capacity to comprehend connections and transgress disciplines and boundaries while addressing the uniformly conflicted future of the planet. In a world where one of the US government's recent senior environmental appointees (Allan Fitzsimmons) has been supporting his view for nearly a decade that ecosystems do not exist, such artistic provocations – with a keen understanding of the new post-environmental world – can only be valuable for our collective sanity.

The issue was launched in Art Basel's Art Lobby on the 17 June – 
see a slideshow in the Gallery.

I. PEOPLE (interviews linked to the colour of the issue)
HELLO Adam Carr interviews Latitudes
Mark von Schlegell by Jacob Fabricius
Sergio Vega by Mariana Cánepa Luna;
Ibon Aranberri by Peio Aguirre;
Lara Almárcegui by Florence Grivel;
Tea Mäkipää by Latitudes;
Binna Choi by Nav Haq;
Haegue Yang by Doryun Chong;
Tue Greenfort by Francesca Pagliuca;
Christoph Keller by Max Andrews;
Michael Rakowitz by Peter Eleey;

II. TXT (deeper critiques, novels, essays...)
Chus Martínez on Arturas Raila
Ben Cobb on the 1973 film 'Soylent Green'

III. VIEW (visual essay by young artists)
Federico Martelli, Zwelethu Mthethwa,
Ravi Agarwal and Noguchi Rika

IV. SOUNDSCAPES (CD + materials from collaborators)
CD compiled by David Toop

CD compiled by Guillaume Sorge

To read further about UOVO/14, check Latitudes' website!
Or read here to see where to find it.

Friday, 20 July 2007


JULY 15th - 1st SEPTEMBER 2007

Participating artists:
Stella Capes | Tomas Chaffe | Gintaras Didžiapetris |
Blue Firth | Alfred Johansen | Benoît Maire |
Dan Rees / Catherine Griffiths | Mandla Reuter |
Hannah Rickards | Yann Sérandour | Tris Vonna-Michell

Curated by Adam Carr

The Moment You Realise You Are Lost is an exhibition that presents the work of 12 international artists of whom are all unknown to a larger audience, particularly in Germany. One of the central aims of this exhibition resides in a desire to resuscitate and rejuvenate a vital objective behind the purpose of exhibition-making: to form a situation which above all fosters the opportunity for discovery. The work of the included artists, however, functions in contrast to ideas of location and detection by rather sharing an inherent desire to conceal these aspects through various means.

Despite being currently situated at an early stage in the development of their artistic positions, or relatively unexposed to a broad range of audiences, the participating artists share in common a rich, erudite and often densely complex articulation of their ideas. Characterised by an aspiration to position the viewer ambivalently yet never to alientate, the included artists focus on a particular performativity with which they seek to foreground the poetic, the fleeting and the unknown, and to be affirmatively suggestive rather than explicit. Their constellations of work embrace a fusion of fact and fiction, truth and false, and thus push for disorientation and an amplification of doubt. Opting to diverge from being entirely solved, found and uncovered instantaneously, these artists choose instead for their works to operate more covertly.

The Moment You Realise You Are Lost brings together artworks that will introduce a speculative inquiry yet offer very few entirely conclusive answers. Some of the included works are marked by traces of performances which have previously taken place, whilst others take on this strategy though wholly belie the precise course of actions that brought them into being; they appoint to disguise themselves within other works on display or recover ideas lost by others. Some works reveal interlaced histories or offer information unknown; they might partly operate outside of the exhibition space, even taking place beyond the scheduled dates of the exhibition. In addition, the installation,
set-up, as well as the dissemination of the exhibition, will be premised
on and interfered with by a number of the included works unexpectedly.
In exploration of this exhibition, it seems like these artists like to entice the viewer for a walk in the dark, in some cases, quite literally.

Adam Carr is an independent curator
and writer currently based in London.

For further information concerning
the exhibition, please contact the gallery.

Dessauer Str. 6-7 – 10963 BERLIN
tel. +49 30 26 10 30 80 – fax +49 30 26 10 30 8 11