7 DAYS

ART EXHIBITION IN PROGRESS

 

Art exhibitions usually start with an opening, which is often so crowded that it is impossible to appreciate any art pieces. After that day, visitors come in, look at objects, which are the result of a creative process, and leave. Why is this creation process not also included in the exhibition space?

This project is a reflection on art exhibitions, or better said, it is an alternative to art exhibitions’ dynamic. The intention is to turn the gallery into a place where creation happens, rather than selecting some works that had been created somewhere else and storing them together in the same place. Since creation is a discursive act, during which a new reality is being set, we prefer to present the show as a growing dialog between artworks, so viewers can also follow that process.

7 DAYS is a work in progress about CREATION, a curatorial work that is also an artwork in the form of Gesamtkunstwerk.

The exhibition opens as an empty space. Like a choreography, every day one work is added/performed. Following Genesis, each artist works on one of the events of the creation of the world. The set up is part of the exhibition, so that visitors can talk to the artists and witness how the show alters the gallery space day by day.

Day 1: Light and darkness

Day 2: Sky, water and horizon

Day 3: Earth and vegetation

Day 4: Stars, sun and moon

Day 5: Animals, sea and air

Day 6: Human being

Day 7: End of the Creation, rest

7 DAYS has also a false art critic, a person mixed within the public who should bring up a discussion of what an exhibition means, whether artists are creators or not, whether the works are artworks or not, etc. Viewers are then given the chance to give feedback on what they are seeing.

This project took place in the WIR GALLERY in Berlin, from 16th to 27th November 2009.

 

More info:  http://7daysberlin.blogspot.com

 

PROJECT

7 DAYS

CONCEPT

Exhibition in progress.

LOCATION

Wir Gallery, Berlin, GERMANY

DATE

November, 2009

WHO

CURATORIAL WORK: Valeria Schwarz
ARTISTS: Bodo Brüsehaber, Davide Comelli, Natalia Blanco, Betiana Bellofatto, Lune Léoty, Jan Fischer & Valeria Schwarz, Janaina Pessoa, Viviana Alcalde & Hyun Ju Song.
OPENING CONCERT: Raúl Bastida, Alberto Álvarez, Emma Moreno, Miquel Pons, Arturo Martínez Steele.

PATENTLY PUBLIC / OFFENSICHTLICH ÖFFENTLICH