Located in Kreuzberg and founded in 2006 by a group of artists, Scotty Enterprises takes its name in part from the science fiction series Spaceship Enterprise, a hint as to its main focus; the production and exploration of fictions within art.
The artists collective behind Scotty is 18 artists strong, covering painting, drawing, installation, film and video - the list goes on. Scotty Enterprises also realises exhibitions with external artists, and collaborates with other spaces, further adding to this diverse range of practices. They focus on solo or two person shows, often with a thematic framework, but without any enforced guidelines, allowing the artists a certain amount of freedom. Scotty functions as a democratic project. The team includes Alfred Banze, Charlotte Bastian, Birgit Cauer, Christine Falk, Kiki Gebauer, Simone Häckel, Juliane Laitzsch, Katrin von Lehmann, Karen Linnenkohl, Ute Litzkow, Ulrike herself, Christine Niehoff, Isabel Pauer, Frederik Poppe, Birgit Ramsauer, Claudia Schoemig, Karin Schroeder and Linda Weiss. The space was influenced by the ways in which galleries were organized during the seventies and eighties, and was conceived with the purpose of making artistic experiments, allowing others to do so too, and housing a programme of lectures, screenings and other such events.
Artists: Cristina Moreno Garcia, Swen Daemen, Anke Deichmann, Lilli Kuschel und Lola Göller, Ute Lindner, Winfried Mateyka, Rebecca Michaelis, Corinne Rusch, Peter Scior, Aylin Serbay, Elisabeth Sonneck, Jole Wilcke
The holiday season is a time of comfort and great harmony. Not so at Scotty Enterprises. Scotty Enterprises invites 10 colleagues, the vilest, ugliest, most successful, most arrogant, most snotty artists they know. Only their art is unfortunately cool!
With a winking eye, theme of the exhibition is the dearest enemy, but also the idea of the artist and his role in society.
"You who love your enemies!" praising a deity in the Hindu national epic, the god Rama.
"My Dearest Enemy" is also the title of the movie from Werner Herzog (1999) about his tumultuous, clouded relationship by struggles for power and vanity with actor Klaus Kinski. "Kinski has something embodies that lies deep inside of me."
Dearest enemies arise for different reasons: old stories, competition, impertinent behavior, bad looks, …
Maybe we can find in fact something from us in our enemies? Is the love attachment and so the enemies attachemnt a strategy? (Klaus Teweleit)
And the best thing is: Of course nothing has to be true/real, nice fake stories suits as well!
Between-beats or ghost-notes are made with very muted strokes. Beats, mainly on rythm instruments. (drums, percussion) are played and make a rythm that lends more towards a groove than a beat. However, with inexperienced listeners it is often not consciously perceived, that they fulfill an important task. Ghost-notes, or dead-notes are specifically used by drummers and percussionists to give the rhythm more depth and richness
Five artists from Scotty Enterprises display works in the exhibition that show how they associate to rhythm.
Kiki Gebauer - foto
Sigrun Drapatz - drawing
Julia Krewani - object
Mariel Poppe – cut out
Bettina Weiß – painting
What you will see and meet is a selection of what Elke Auer & Esther Straganz encountered, touched and got touched by, during 133 days and nights that they spent in the great mad city of Sao Paulo.
The exhibition is an assemblage of their project LÌNGUAS E LÌNGUAS.
In portuguese, like in most other latin languages, the word „língua“ means tongue as well as language and therefore combines two raw axes of their art practice, the body (tongue) and its representation (language) in one word.
Berlin artist Sabine Fassl studies connection between man and nature in her objects and graphics. Her technoid – biomorphic works combine romantic view of nature with ambivalent fascination of natural scientific view. The exhibition at Scotty Enterprises show carved objects from a new series and graphics.
The works of Funda Özgünaydin shown at Scotty Enterprises are inspired by political events in Turkey or are re-reflected by this, as the installation with the dripping to the ground bulbs - a light bulb adorns the Turkish AK Parti of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.
Özgünaydın will be in touch after the opening on Twitter and Facebook with the visitors of the exhibition even after she left in late August with a scholarship from the Berlin Senate back to Istanbul. The visitors to the gallery can communicate from there via the Internet with the artist and learn about the latest events.
23.05, 8 p.m. - Performance (part of Month of Performance Festival) "Before the Beginning "
Installation and sculpture by Marco Canevacci, Franz Höfner, Tim Schober, Markus Wüste, Yena Young, Marco Barotti
Caroline Eidner and Laura Wagner
Exchange project with Czech artists for the 5th international Month of Photography.
With Hynek Alt, Charlotte Bastian, Radeq Brousil, Daniela Dostálková, Ivars Gravlejs, Simone Häckel, Tomáš Hrůza, Silke Koch, Karen Linnenkohl, Christine Niehoff, Jan Pfeiffer, Claudia Schoemig, Karin Schroeder, Annette Sonnewend, Petra Steinerová, Jiří Thýn and Alexandra Vajd.
Oliver Ochmann / Frederik Poppe.
Collages, installation and painting
Exchange project with the Gallery on the Black Sea, Bremen
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