due to the event Ultraplastik Celebration Night, the Kunsthalle Osnabrück will not open until 3:00 p.m. on January 25th, 2020. Admission is free on this day.
Thank you for your understanding.
with special thanks for the generous support of Ultraplastik Celebration Night to the Association of Friends of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück e.V.
We are looking forward to celebrating the start of 2020 animating Filip Markiewicz's current exhibition Celebration Factory. We cordially invite you to a special, manifold program of "Ultraplastik Celebration Night" with international guests:
6 p.m. | new director's welcome
The New Year brings a big change for the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz have taken over the management of our exhibition house as a duo since the beginning of the year. The two will kick off the Ultraplastik Celebration Night with a greeting and look forward to meeting you at this party.
subsequently | panel discussion
with Filip Markiewicz, Enrico Lunghi & C. Raman Schlemmer
Various people involved in the project come together for the Ultraplastik Celebration Night as part of Celebration Factory. Introductory, we hear background information of this exhibition project directly from artist Filip Markiewicz and curator of the exhibition, Enrico Lunghi. Celebration Factory has migrated from Northampton, Luxembourg and Derry ~ Londonderry to Osnabrück and has changed and developed depending on the location. The discussion will also handle about the contextualization of the project and its individual stations or "chapters". C. Raman Schlemmer will complete the panel and talk about the collaboration with Filip Markiewicz at the Basel Theater and the exhibition cycle and what relevance it can have in an exhibition of contemporary art, to include art historical quotes from writings and works by Oskar Schlemmer (1888 - 1943).
Filip Markiewicz is a Luxembourgish artist of Polish origin, whose work, consisting of different disciplines, creates a coherent entity of drawings, videos and installations. Markiewicz represented the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at the Venice Biennale in 2015 with his project "Paradiso Lussemburgo".
Enrico Lunghi is a Luxembourg art historian, curator and author of Italian origin. From 1996 to 2008 he was artistic director of Casino Luxembourg and 2009 to 2016 director of Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. Afterwards he became a member of the Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l'Innovation pédagogiques et technologiques (SCRIPT) of the Ministry of Education.
C. Raman Schlemmer has been committed to making the oeuvre of his grandfather, who died prematurely, the artist and master at the Bauhaus, Oskar Schlemmer, internationally known since his studies. As curator of exhibitions and choreographer of interpretations of Oskar Schlemmer's dances, he revives the work of the Bauhaus master and one of the pioneers of performance art.
8 p.m. | performance
German premiere of Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet as a performative reinterpretation as part of the Celebration Factory exhibition by Filip Markiewicz
The triads travel around the world. Almost 100 years after their creation by Oskar Schlemmer, they travel to new shores in the New World. That was the wish of the artist and Bauhaus master when he sent them from Nazi Germany in 1937/1938 as messengers in large overseas suitcases to New York - but then he and his family could never follow them.
C. Raman Schlemmer, with three dancers, rehearsed the "Bauhaus dances" by Oskar Schlemmer in costumes and masks based on the originals, on the dance notations and on the music composed by Oskar Schlemmer.
The Schlemmer Triaden will make their debut in Germany in the installation of Celebration Factory by Filip Markiewicz in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. The dance performance curated and designed by C. Raman Schlemmer was premiered in this form on October 2, 2019 as part of Frieze London. Co-production with Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London - Paris - Salzburg.
For the German premiere, the Kunsthalle Osnabrück has invited the three internationally renowned dance performers Matthew James Bell, Elisa Ingrassia and Kennedy Junior Muntanga from London. The dance performance is a collaboration between the Kunsthalle Osnabrück and the Bühnen Archiv Oskar Schlemmer and a unique opportunity to experience this Schlemmer performance live and with originals at the Ultraplastik Celebration Night in Osnabrück. Join the Celebration!
Matthew James Bell is a contemporary performer who currently lives in London. He also studied at the Rambert School for ballet and contemporary dance. Bell recently graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School with a postgraduate degree.
Elisa Ingrassia is an Italian dancer who lives in London. She studied at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. In 2018, she worked with fellow students as incognito dance company with Shechter and the up-coming choreographer James Finnemore for the event East Wall.
Kennedy Junior Muntanga, born in Ndola, Zambia, is a movement artist and dancer of the internationally renowned Akram Khan Company. The dancer studied ballet and contemporary dance at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
8.30 p.m. | Ultrasocial Pop | Bourse Bert-Theis #1 Osnabrück
live performance by Filip Markiewicz
Filip Markiewicz presents an experimental performance between electronic live sound elements, a video projection, lyrics and songwriting. Filip Markiewicz combines his musical solo project Raftside with his visual art in the form of an installation performance. The Ultrasocial Pop project will develop like a work in progress in 2020, inspired by the events of our world, and will continue in other cities. At the end of the year an edition of a vinyl record with a series of drawings will be presented. We are pleased that the first stop of Ultrasocial Pop is taking place during our New Year celebration in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. The project is funded by Bourse Bert-Theis.
After the discussion, we offer a small snack and drinks in the foyer. Bilad Al-Sham - Arabic sweets and specialties will again serve up their Syrian delicacies. Drinks are available at the bar throughout the evening.
Due to the event, the Kunsthalle Osnabrück will open at 3 p.m. on January 25, 2020. Admission is free on this day.
If you want to know more...
... feel free to take part in our Sunday tour the next day. Our exhibition tours are guided tours to which we invite art lovers to visit the current exhibition and discuss it together. It always starts on Sundays during the exhibition times at 4 p.m. The tours cost only € 2 surcharge for entry and the duration is approximately 90 minutes.
The exhibition Celebration Factory at Kunsthalle Osnabrück is organized in collaboration with NN Contemporary Art Northampton, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain and CCA Derry~Londonderry, is funded by Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and supported by the Association of Freunde der Kunsthalle Osnabrück e.V., Ableton, the FOCUNA Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg and Bühnen Archiv Oskar Schlemmer.
November 29th, 2019 - February 2nd, 2020
curated by Enrico Lunghi
Kunsthalle Osnabrück presents CELEBRATION FACTORY, an evolving exhibition and performance project by FILIP MARKIEWICZ which started in 2016 at NN Contemporary Art Northampton and which was continued at Casino Luxembourg (2018) and at CCA Derry-Londonderry (early 2019).
While Europe and the world are entangled in their own contradictions in still celebrating economic growth and technical progress as the salvation horizon of humanity, Markiewicz invites to dive in an universe of signs and images which perform the emptiness of our current discourses. His exhibition is partly a stage on which individuals can act as spectators of the decline of their own civilisation, where the myth of automobile ends in desolate cemeteries of rusted engines and isolated, useless tyres, where giant bank notes vehicle the deceptive, obscene spectacle of politics and media (self-)representation, and where all revolutionary and emancipatory pulses sink in the slump of the illusion promoted by endless consumption and by the art world itself. As the artist stated in his theatre performance Fake Fiction (Theater Basel, 2017): “Today, we all have become a little Bela Lugosi1: the dance of the vampires of the European image can begin. It's time to put on our masks and drink the digital blood until our hard drive is formatted for eternity.”
Through a combination of various modes of expression including visual arts, performance, music, debate and celebration, and in cooperation with dancers, actors and musicians, Markiewicz explores the possibilities of an artistic language that encourages individual awareness and personal resistance to the reign of fear, giving no lessons nor providing vain hope. Such a language may be understood as an utopic quest to escape from the servile and mephitic attitude of “business as usual”, and may recall the spirit of the young La Boetie, who magnificently stated, already in 1576: “resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed”.
Two significant loans from the Bühnen Archiv Oskar Schlemmer enrich the exhibition: the original "Bauhaus Signet" (1923/1996) and the "Grosse Maske Riesenmarionette" (1927/2016) will be on display throughout the exhibition.
The exhibition at Kunsthalle is organized in collaboration with NN Contemporary Art Northampton, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain and CCA Derry~Londonderry, is funded by Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur and supported by the Association of Freunde der Kunsthalle Osnabrück e.V., Ableton, the FOCUNA Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg and Bühnen Archiv Oskar Schlemmer.
 Bela Lugosi is the first actor who has personified Dracula. The British post-punk band Bauhaus, which uses the logo of the Bauhaus School created by Oskar Schlemmer, announced in 1979 ”Dracula is dead and returns to his tomb”.
Kunsthalle Osnabrück and artist Ayumi Paul are happy to announce the next meetings of The Singing Project continuing until the end of the year.
Last Monday of The Singing Project in this year was December 2nd, 2019, 6 to 7.30 pm, Kunsthalle Osnabrück. The next year's dates will be announced soon.
Since March 2019 women have been meeting regularly at Kunsthalle Osnabrück in order to sing and listen together, on an adventure towards the primal source of singing; to find one‘s own voice within. These meetings initiate the development of a fluid sculpture of female voices, which will form the heart piece of Ayumi Paul‘s upcoming solo exhibition. Scheduled for February 9th to April 4th 2020 at Kunsthalle Osnabrück, this will be the artist‘s first institutional solo exhibition.
On a journey towards finding the roots of her own voice, the artist started to learn from a variety of teachers: from classical opera singers to experimental singers to women who use their voices in their healing practice and women who continue their cultural lineage through ancient singing rituals. The artist shares and practices the essence of her own learning process with the women coming to join the Singing Project. Her growing knowledge about voice is thus immediately passed on into a larger cycle.
“I look forward to every female voice that will become part of this project. The process shapes the composition which will continue to grow together with our voices. Each voice brings her own colours, holds her own space and simultaneously interweaves with all other voices into one grand and continuously transforming organic form.”
If you would like to join it is not necessary to have any prior experience of singing, music reading skills are also not needed. The meetings do not build chronologically and it is therefore possible to enter the project at all times and as often as one chooses.
All women are warmly invited.
If you want to take part in this project, please sign in via e-mail to Anne Haunhorst: haunhorst(at)osnabrueck.de or by telephone: 0541-3232263. We are looking forward to your participation.
An event of Kunsthalle Osnabrück in cooperation with the Friends of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück e.V. and the cultural office of the city of Osnabrück as part of this year's cultural extra "Klang" (sound). The Friends of the Kunsthalle Osnabrück e.V are funded by the Foundation of Sparkasse Osnabrück.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 6p.m.
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month: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.