Weekend #2

 

28–29 January 17

11 am – 7 pm, every 15 minutes

Free admission with exhibition ticket.  

Please register at our ticket desk or in advance at reservation@kw-berlin.de

 

Germaine Kruip: A Square, Spoken (2015–2016)

 

One-on-One Performance, 20 min 

In English

 

<p>Germaine Kruip, <em>A Square, Spoken </em>(2015-2016), One-on-one performance, approximately 20 minutes. Performance for the 20th Biennale of Sydney on Cockatoo Island, Sydney, AU. Courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Document Photograph</p>

Germaine Kruip, A Square, Spoken (2015-2016), One-on-one performance, approximately 20 minutes. Performance for the 20th Biennale of Sydney on Cockatoo Island, Sydney, AU. Courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Document Photograph

 

For KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Germaine Kruip will rework and adapt her recent monologue-based performance A Square, Spoken (2015) in consideration of Ian Wilson’s work on shapes as the last physical remnants of his practice before he resorted to total dematerialization in order to realize a concept. The script for this one-on-one performance is drawn from historical quotes on the concept of ‘the square’ by artists, scientists, and historians, including: Kazimir Malevich, Josef Albers, Carl Jung, Claes Oldenburg, Galileo Galilei, Ad Reinhardt, Lygia Pape, and Chinese proverbs. In the process, A Square, Spoken re-visits and re-contextualises historical and art historical shifts in understandings of the square, as a form and concept, as well as the new meanings it has acquired over time. 

 

Germaine Kruip’s (* 1970 in Castricum, NL, lives and works in Amsterdam, NL) work expresses the tensions and connections between formal abstraction and spiritual traditions. With a background in theatre and scenography, she examines techniques of staging such as light, sound, duration and isolation. With a predilection for ephemeral objects she turns her artworks into performative agents that provoke a new understandings of space and time, and how we move through it.

 

With support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin