atb #64 | Sandwich

Heiner Franzen, John Bock

Opening Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7 pm
Exhibition June 10 – August 13, 2016

open by Appointment on 0173 – 438 31 94 /

Summerbreak July 10 till 31, 2016

Bock and Franzen show collages, drawings, objects and projectionswithin an installation.

In Berlin, Heiner Franzen has a deserved reputation amongst itsgraphic mark makers. In his idiosyncratic installations he draws together elements of architecture, illustration and video towards complex narratives, taking his main inspiration from movies. Franzen’s over lit architectural installations of wall mounted drawings function like the counter point to the darkened cinema space. (Stefanie Heckmann, Director Fine Arts Collection, Berlinische Galerie)The Berlin based artistJohn Bockis well knownfor his wild performances, his Grand-Guignol-esque films,complex installations and futuristic speeches. John Bock in essenceis a one man living work of art, an artist constantly attempting to overcome himself and his work. Born in 1965 in the small German town of Gribbohm he has also dedicated himself to challenging the conservative norms of northern Germany. Those who had the pleasure ofencounteringhis show at Temporäre Kunsthalle in Berlin in 2010, would have gotten a pretty accurate impression of his wide range of influencesand how they fed into his own strategy of mix, copy,paste, overlay and most of all,constant creation.(Thomas Venker, Author and Editor –Co-founder of Music LabelFieber)

Heiner Franzen (born 1961) lives in Berlin. Recent exhibitions a.o.Museum Schloss Moyland; GalleryLars Moeller-Witt, Aarhus; Heldart Berlin; Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin;Larry, Berlin; Schau Fenster, Berlin; Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel.

John Bock (born 1965) lives in Berlin. Ongoing and upcoming exhibitions: Me, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt Main; Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Poor Art -Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Parallel Practises 1968-2015, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway. 1968-2015, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norwegen.