Sascha Pohle has been working in various media for several years. With photos, film, objects, textiles, artist books, and often using art and film references, he appropriates representations of our material and visual culture. In staged collections, his art often plays with historical and anthropological evocations. There, labor-intensive handmade or machine-made objects become presented as fluid and performative processes negotiating the migration of forms, patterns, or people. Macro and micro perspectives of surface structures and places serve the constant preoccupation with individual and collective memory and belonging.
Sascha Pohle lives and works in Seoul and Düsseldorf. His recent works were on display with solo shows including ‚Passage’, Gregorzki Shows, Berlin, ‘Given Time, Black Sesame’, Institute for Provocation, Beijing, CN (2016); 2015 Home Sequence, Rongwrong, Amsterdam, NL; with group exhibitions such as WALK!, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, DE (2022), Festival Visiona Huesca, ES (2022), Macao Biennale ‚Advance and Retreat of Globalization‘, (2021) ‚Glancing Into The Sun, Hongcheon Museum, KR (2018); The 3rd Today’s Documents BRIC-á-brac The Jumble of Growth, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2016), Plastic Myths, ACC Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, KR (2015/16), Globale: Global Control and Censorship, ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE (2015)
Juergen Staack works in the border areas of photography, images and image creation. In the process, fundamental questions open up, which are examined and dealt with. "What is a picture?", "What makes a picture?", "How, where and when does a picture come into being?", "What significance does a picture have in a world that is characterized by visual stimuli?", "Does a picture have to have a picture carrier in order to be IMAGE?"
In various approaches, he has lost image originals, reinterpreted them, let them decay, transcribed them, destroyed them, and transferred them to other media. In many works, communication and pseudo-communication play an important role.
Languages "threatened with extinction" serve as image descriptions, simultaneous interpreters create translations of museum visitors, photos on sand destroy themselves, the "ice whisper" transfers a narrative into a clink at -57°C, and Chinese policemen abstractly paint over through censorship and create paintings, a shadow of a flower falls into a notebook.
Juergen Staack lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. His recent works were exhibited in solo shows including 'Ruff, Feldmann, Staack' at Konrad Fischer Gallery, 'Reduction of Reality' at Oldenburger Kunstverein, 'Zwei' and 'Transformation' at Konrad Fischer Gallery Berlin/ Düsseldorf and 'Left behind, missing pictures' at Space Other Gallery Boston, with group exhibitions such as 'A project for an Aging World' SOCIO-1 Osaka (2022), Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf (2022), Kunstmuseum Bonn (2021), Arthena Foundation KAI10 (2021), Kunsthaus NRW (2019), Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2018), 21er Haus Belvedere Vienna (2017), Museum Morsbroich (2017), Kunsthalle Mainz (2017), National Museum Tirana (2016), MMCA Seoul (2013), Museum Osthaus Hagen (2013), Riga Art Space (2012), Galerie Helga de Alvear Madrid (2012), Museum Fokwang Essen (2011), Konrad Fischer Gallery Berlin (2009)
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Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI/NL) is an artist and researcher with a particular focus on sound, new media, real-time interaction, and questions of contemporary mediation in relation to the sense of (bodily) presence. His recent work consists of spatial and sound installations, events, and interventions, where (un)mediated sonic events act as central elements that affectively evoke human bodily presence while signaling its physical absence. Conceptual in their approach while addressing the visitors through sound, tactility, kinetic movement, and vibration, such artistic works intend to question in what way human bodily presence can be felt and sensed beyond the directness of visuality and vicinity, and further, what kind of new poetics these re-articulations can form.
His works have been presented internationally at museums, galleries, project spaces and contemporary art biennales and festivals, amongst others in Kapelica Gallery - Ljubljana, Errant Sound – Berlin, The Listening Biennial, Aksioma Project Space – Ljubljana, Sonic Acts Festival - Amsterdam, Sound Disobedience Festival - Ljubljana, Ars Electronica Festival, V2_Lab for the Unstable Media - Rotterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM - Ljubljana, AV Festival - Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gwangju Museum of Art - South Korea, Reseach Pavilion - Venice, Madrid Abierto, Forum Neuer Musik - Köln, CMMAS - Morelia, Mexico, MuseumsQuartier – Vienna, Sound Gallery – Bergen.
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Tim Löhde, developed his artistic practice inbetween the areas of sound and image-based works. He explores musical structures and the interaction of sound, language, image, and object in terms of how sound functions as a polyphonic transmitter for information, emotion, and imagination. In various installations, he reproduces moments that moved him in depth and researches the strategies of conveying them into an audible experience. These moments can arise from found objects, music, global and historic events, mythologies, and stories from individual people. He is interested in the possibilities and processes of reproducing these moments and how cultural archiving and reproduction techniques change through time and are perceived differently. In doing so, he consciously makes use of the technique of polyphony, allowing several contexts and sound sources to interact and run them simultaneously. For him, this is an important reflection of today's globalized environment, which is marked by perpetual simultaneity. His works result in different exhibition contexts, in collaborations, site-specifically, and in the outside space. Moreover, he creates electronic music and gives experimental concerts using synthesizers and sound recordings.
Tim Löhde lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Most recently his works have been exhibited at Da in die Front, Düsseldorf, Germany (2022), Assembly House, Leeds, UK (2022), Jung-gu Street of Culture Contemporary Art Festival, Ulsan, South Korea (2022), Plongee Art Space - Düsseldorf (2021), Elephant Space, Seoul, South-Korea (2020/2021), Tentacles Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2019), Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan (2019), Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany (2018), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (2016/2017), Marres House For Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands (2017) and at the Ruhrtriennale 2015 - with Jens Kothe, Bochum (2015). In 2018 he was an artist in residence at the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea. In 2019 he gave a concert at Kunstsammlung NRW - K21 together with Chris Dreier (Tödliche Doris) and released an album at SB34, Brussels with O.J.A.I. (2021). In 2020 and 2021 he received funding from the Kunststiftung NRW and the Stiftung Kunstfonds.
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