Nina Könneman at House of Gaga

January 14th, 2013


Artist: Nina Könneman

Venue: House of Gaga, Mexico City

Exhibition Title: Was darf man in einer Demokratie?

Date: November 8th, 2012 – January 19th, 2013

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

Images:

Images courtesy of Gaga, Mexico City

Press Release:

In her first solo exhibition in the gallery Nina Könnemann presents a video about smokers, a video for smokers and a spittoon.

Bann (7min30, HD, 2012) was filmed in London´s financial district where the spaces in which smoking is possible is increasingly restricted. The video presents a catalogue of inlets and corners where this activity is still practiced. Stains and residues, a hand or the tip of a shoe behind a wall indicate those niches.

The poster accompanying the video transports the image of smoking into a bluish fantasy world. From November 6th to November 19th the posters can be seen on commercial billboards around the gallery.

Stroom (3 min loop, HD, 2012) is a video to be shown in a designated smoking room. It was installed a month ago for the first time at Sals Café in Antwerp, Belgium. In front of the smoking room´s six standing places, the video functioned as an artificial window, an otherwise missing place upon which to rest one’s gaze. At Gaga, the video will be installed in a booth whose dimensions resemble those of the smoking chamber.

The spittoons standing next to the entrance to the gallery and the restroom door are a collaboration between the artist and Jay Chung.

Special thanks to Rodrigo Peñafiel

Link: Nina Könneman at Gaga

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