DATING SERVICE - a group show organised by Andreas Schlaegel

Autocenter Berlin
Leipziger Strasse 56

OPENING: FRIDAY 29th August, 7pm

Featuring: Aksel Høgenhaug & Bettina Hutschek; Andrea Bakketun & Paolo Chiasera; Anders Bang & Judith Schwinn; Anni Tiainnen & Janne Raisanen; Gelawesh Waldekhani & Øystein Aasan; Goutam Ghosh & Gunna Schmidt; Ida Madsen Følling & Manfred Peckl; Lene Baadsvig Ørmen & Thomas Chapman; Liv Kristin Holmberg & Roey Heifetz; Mads Andreas Andreassen & Sophie Erlund; Martin Bech & Shila Khatami; Martin Saether & Alexandra Baumgartner; Ottar Karlsen &Veronika Schumacher; Endre Tveitan/Katja Eyde Jacobson & Clemens Krauss; Jenny Patiño Perez & Marcus Sendlinger; Siri Leira & Matthew Burbidge;
Petter Napstad & Katrin Hahner, ...& Antonia Low

Installation View "Neil's Tribe" at Autocenter Berlin

DETAILS of the INSTALLATION "NEIL'S TRIBE"; a collaborative project of Bettina Hutschek and Aksel Høgenhaug

Your Matchmaker: Andreas Schlaegel

This is no buddy show, neither is it a presentation of the „Schlagel class“ from the Oslo art academy. No, it is exactly what the title suggests, when a curator acts as dating service, intuitively pairing young guns from Oslo (last year‘s graduates from the academy) with established artists from Berlin, and confronts these couples with the request to produce a collaborative piece for this exhibtion. Attempting to compliment diverging personal characters, opposing artistic positions and practices, the effort was to create the platform for starting an artistic conversation across generations, locations and discourses.
But not all matches light up, as finally the show is an experiment, based on and limited by the curator‘s personal experience and understanding of the work the artists involved produce. At the end the curator‘s main occupation will be managing the self-induced desaster, when nothing‘s off limits and anything goes, hopes may be high, but expectations better stay low. This way love will last forever. Or we call the break-up service.

Unterstützt von/supported by Kulturrådet / Arts Council Norway
Curator: Andreas Schlaegel
Supported by The Norwegian Art Council