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THE UNIVERSE IS BUILT ON A PLAN…

21. 01.-10.02. 2012

Curator: NICOLE LOESER / WHITECONCEPTS

Artists: : RAHA RASTIFARD, MICHAEL ZHENG, VERONIKA WITTE, JOVANA POPIC, ANDRÉ WAGNER

… the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.” Paul Valery

ENGLISH VERSION AT THE BOTTOM.

Nicole Loeser lädt für die erste Ausstellung bei SAVVY Contemporary in 2012 fünf KünstlerInnen ein, sich mit dem Thema Spiritualität und Inspiration auseinander zu setzen. Basis für die Wahl der KünstlerInnen ist ähnlich dem Konzept der Projektgalerie, das die Grenze zwischen „West-Kunst“ und Nicht-West- Kunst“ erforscht – die Perspektive auf das jeweilige Fremde zu lenken und dabei das Verbindende zu finden...THE UNIVERSE IS BUILT ON A PLAN… untersucht den inspirativen Einfluss auf künstlerisches Schaffen, der durch Begegnung und Erfahrung in fremden Kulturen entstanden ist.

Hinterfragt wird unter anderem, inwieweit Kunst eine Lebensform repräsentiert, als interventionistische Praxis Strategien ergreift oder sich in einer dokumentarischen Weise hierzu stellt. Um sowohl der Autonomie eines Einzelnen als auch den Herausforderungen der Weltgemeinschaft begegnen zu können, versucht die Ausstellung Fragen zu formulieren, welche Lebensqualität sich im kollaborativen Zeitalter entwickelt lässt.

ENGLISH

For SAVVY Contemporary´s first exhibition in 2012, Nicole Loeser has invited artists to work on the issue of spirituality and inspiration. The choice of artists is based on SAVVY Contemporary´s aim to research and explore the borders between "Western art" and “non-Western art" and to attract the perspective towards the “other” and to find their connexion. THE UNIVERSE IS BUILT ON A PLAN ... examines the inspirational influence on artistic creation, which is caused by encounter and experience in foreign cultures.

To what extent art represents a form of life, practicing interventionist strategies or providing documentaries on life and to meet both the autonomy of an individual as well as the challenges of the world community, the exhibition attempts to formulate questions what kind of life quality can be developed in this collaborative era.

The idea of juxtaposing one's self with the spirituality of another person has been an instrument used by Raha Rastifard* (1975, Tehran/IR). The Iranian, Berlin based, artist looks at history through her own desires. The series 'I and...' shows the artist melting her personality together with another person's spirituality. With people who inspired her, no matter where they come from, she presents a pure moment between the past and the present.

Raha Rastifard studied photography, painting and art history at the National University of Art Tehran/IR and at the Free University of Berlin/DE. She participated in numerous international exhibitions, in 2011 her work has been shown in Berlin, Tehran/IR, Shanghai/CN and Delhi/IND.