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atb#78 | exemplarische kämpfe

Martin Haufe
Minze Tummescheit und Arne Hector (cinéma copains)

exhibition: May 29 – June 10, 2020

Due to the current situation no opening will take place. We invite you to visit the exhibition in the presence of the artists:
Sa June 6/ Su June 7 / Su June 14 / Fr June 19 / Su June 21, 3-6 p.m.
Email after-the-butcher to request your visit. Please wear a mouth and nose protection mask when entering the exhibition space.

Since 2014 Martin Haufe has been working intensively on the topic of “friendship”. Within friendships we learn to act “morally right”, at the same time capitalist living conditions influence the form of our relationships. In Martin Haufe’s ongoing research, questions about the relationship and potential of criticism and friendship therefore play a central role. His research has resulted in various textile works for the exhibition exemplarische Kämpfe (exemplary struggles).

The 6-part interview chain “in arbeit” (2008-2018) by Minze Tummescheit and Arne Hector (cinéma copains) is a cinematic investigation of the conditions, possibilities and limits of collective action. The communicative process of research becomes the content of the film. A number of collectives are brought into contact with each other by members of one group travelling together with cinéma copains and holding a conversation with the next collective together. The result is a chain of interviews that paints a picture of cooperative practice in various European countries. The exhibition exemplarische Kämpfe (exemplary struggles) shows excerpts from the series, which is 285 minutes long in total.

Martin Haufe
(*1986 Großröhrsdorf) studied media art at the HGB Leipzig, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the MLU Halle (Saale) in the field of psychology. He received a scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, and is currently a master student of Joachim Blank. Martin Haufe spent several working & research stays in Vietnam and was selected for a KdFS scholarship in 2019. In addition to his practice as a solo artist, he is involved in various commemorative cultural projects and is active as an artistic creator.

cinéma copains
Since 2000 Arne Hector and Minze Tummescheit have been working as cinéma copains in cooperation with copines and copains from all over the world. They are interested in economic topics, which they always understand as political and social issues. Their documentary work, which includes lectures, performances, installations and artistic documentaries, is based on long-term projects. At the interface between documentary film and art, with a visible political stance, they seek form for content.

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atb #77 | Pourparler

Ines Lechleitner, Hans-Jörg Mayer

Exhibition extended: March 7 – May 17, 2020

She is someone who ferments fruit and vegetables, photographs and records them on video. He is someone who draws and paints and moulds.
She finds scenery and landscapes. He white canvas and blue beans. She depicts “Body Gestures” and strong women. He a woman-fox creature or statements like “Life is life” or “Everything has to be done by oneself”.
She goes to the heart of the matter and captures the rushing river Rhine in a “River Glass”. He brings a spinning disco ball to a halt with a brush. She applies “Scales” onto paper-maché. He rabbits on velvet. She explores the “Boundaries Of Music”. He tinkers at the edges of art history.
She works site-specifically. He hardly ever does.
And then they meet. And talk. And they decide to do something together. Pourparler.
And while they talk about lemons and onions and plums, something comes between them. It starts to hiss and there it is: the in-between, the inter-personal, and it chirps about in-between spaces. In nuances. And they both become curious.
For her it’s as if she’s picking out ingredients at the market. There are his next to hers, and she takes them boldly. Intuitively. He collects hectically. And prepares everything with care. To after the butcher they carry their ingredients. Without a recipe.
It remains a game, and on the surface, as they roll the dice, divide everything into cubes and mix it up in the old butcher’s shop. The work of the other becomes their own. And parts of it form a new whole. Tensely they lie in wait and observe. They let the ingredients do their job. Without questioning what is going on.
But you can talk about it. Pourparler. Talking in suspense.
She is Ines Lechleitner and he is Hans-Jörg Mayer.
Their joint exhibition runs from 7 March to May 2020.
Text by Nele Meissner

Ines Lechleitner (*1978 in Vienna) lives in Berlin. As an interdisciplinary working artist, photographer and cook, Ines Lechleitner combines media such as photography, drawing, sculpture, sound, film, cooking and scent in her installations, performances and artist books. She researches non-verbal communication and creates situations of dialogue with artists and scientists. She was a researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the NSCAD College for Art and Design in Halifax, and the San Francisco Art Institute. www.ineslechleitner.com

Hans-Jörg Mayer (* 1955 in Singen) lives in Berlin. Hans-Jörg Mayer is represented by the galleries Nagel Draxler, Berlin / Cologne, Christine Mayer, Munich, Gabi Senn Gallery, Vienna, Samuelis Baumgarte, Bielefeld, and M. LeBlanc, Chicago. Works are owned by the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the mumok in Vienna, the Grässlin Collection in St. Georgen, the Brandhorst Collection in Munich, the Pat and Juan Vergez Collection in Buenos Aires, among others.

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