“LIFESTYLES” – Artists from Fukuoka at Westwerk

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LIFESTYLES – Artists from Fukuoka, Japan at WESTWERK, Hamburg

Takako Takeuchi
Kazutaka Shioi
Kazuhiro Koga
Kumpei Miyata
Maika Tsukahara
Mamoru Abe
Tsuyoshi Tominaga
Yukari Kosakai
Naho Kawabe.

Opening: Saturday, December 3rd, 7 pm

Exhibition from December 4th to 18th, 2016
Open Monday to Friday 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm


Westwerk, Admiralitätstraße 74, Hamburg
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The BodyBuilding Project: Emergent Economies Participatory Event


The BodyBuilding Project at Mad House, 2015, Image: Saara Hannula

SixtyEight Art Institute Copenhagen is excited to invite our audience to a three-day workshop organized by The BodyBuilding Project. Scheduled between November 11th and 13th, the members of the project will organize a participatory event/workshop in order to investigate and activate the notion of ‘emergent economies’ by focusing on questions of excess and waste in urban surroundings. (read more)

Workshop Schedule:
11 November, Friday from 17.00 to 20.00
12 November, Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00
13 November, Sunday from 14.00 to 16.00

On the first workshop, Friday November 11th, the group will introduce the topic with the help of preliminary exercises and shared discussions. Saturday November 12th will be dedicated to a practice session that moves through various locations in central Copenhagen; during the session, the participants will develop ways of noticing and taking part in the emergent economies at play on these sites. On Sunday the 13th, their findings will be shared with the public in the form of a two-hour discussion held at SixtyEight Art Institute.

The event is open to anyone and does not require any prior knowledge or a background of a certain kind. However, the participants are expected to commit to the event for the first two days; participation in the public discussion is voluntary.

Place: SixtyEight Art Institute
Valkendorfsgade 11, 1151 Kbh K., Denmark

Please send an email to info@sixtyeight.dk if you want to participate in the event.

Fabian Hammerl Shanghai Lectures

In April 2016 Fabian Hammerl was invited to hold two lectures and a workshop at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts and the Shanghai Art & Design Academy, China. In his talk “Identity in public urban space – from a photographer’s perspective“ he described how urban space is formed by conflicting individual desires and practical needs creating an ever-changing spatial identity, and how this identity can be depicted, by example of his own photographic work. The second lecture’s title, “Let the picture take care of itself!“, a slightly altered quote by photographer Garry Winogrand, calling to put aside forejudgement in creative processes, is encouraging the students to embrace chance and unforeseen encounter, while the photographic workshop took them on a Dérive-inspired trip based on purposefully transposed maps of their habitual environment, celebrating failure as a starting point for artistic exploration.

Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts lecture poster


Event note:
On current concepts of audio publications
Sunday, 13 December, 2015, 5 p.m.
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
im Bahnhof über Gleis 3 & 4
Hannoversche Strasse 85
21079 Hamburg

with Robert Meijer (music- und edition publisher, EN/OF Editions, Berlin/Kleve), Andreas Reihse (musician and curator, ImageMovement, Berlin), Adrian Williams (artist, Frankfurt), Volker Zander (musician und composter, Apparent Extent, Cologne).

Part of the program “One Hundred People Say Umbrella”
Initiated by Nguyen Phuong-Dan und Anna Sabrina Schmid


‘Kleine Formate‘

Kleine Formate Weekend Exhibition at Atelierhaus Breite Strasse
The artists of Breite Strasse plus guests

Opening Party Saturday, 28 November 19:00
Exhibition open Sunday, 29 November 11:00–18:00

Birgit Bornemann & guest Antje Flotho | Rainer Garbe & guest Wolfgang Block | Fabian Hammerl & guest Jasmin Gritzka | Thomas Piesbergen & guest Ride Lonesome | Stilla Seis & guest Tanja Hehmann | Adriane Steckhan & guest Arne Lösekann

Atelierhaus Breite Strasse
Breite Strasse 70
22767 Hamburg

“Interchange and Commentary III“ second opening

Opening on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at Frappant, Hamburg 2015_frappant_nikon_185 2015_frappant_nikon_260 2015_frappant_nikon_319
The second exhibition showing works by artists of the international “Interchange and Commentary” project in Hamburg will open on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at Frappant in Hamburg Altona.
Opening hours: Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Finissage August 16 from 3 p.m.

Group exhibition “Interchange and Commentary III“

Opening on Saturday, 1st of August from 4 p.m. at Artville Festival, Hamburg Wilhelmsburg
Installation shot showing works by Deng Dafei and Fabian Hammerl

Installation shot showing works by Deng Dafei and Fabian Hammerl

The international “Interchange and Commentary” project is bringing together artists from China and Germany since 2013. After collaborations and exhibitions in Hamburg and Chengdu/China, the project was invited to join this year’s Artville Festival in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg, as well as for an exhibition at Frappant gallery in Hamburg Altona. While at Artville the group will show a collaborative installation of all artists in two adjoining cubes, the exhibition at Frappant will present the artists’ positions individually.
Participating artists in 2015 are: Nir Alon | DENG Dafei + HE Jinwei (Asia Scene) | Fabian Hammerl | Naho Kawabe | LIU Yi | Dagmar Rauwald | WEI Yan | Curated by Stephanie Fenner and Dagmar Rauwald, with support from Jody Huang, China.

‘Can I Ask You A Personal Question?‘

Fabian Hammerl: ‘Can I Ask You A Personal Question?', Chengdu, China ‘Can I ask you a personal question‘
Artist workshop and group show at the Art Museum of Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, presenting the work of 9 Chinese and German artists. The exhibition is part of an ongoing process of communication and collaboration between artists from China and Germany, its title referring to the concept of posing personal questions and answering them with artistic means, used during the project.
Fabian Hammerl will show photographs taken in China and Japan in 2013 and 2014.

The opening will be on September 29th, 3 p.m at the Art Museum of Sichuan University. The exhibition shows until Oktober 12th.

Participating artists: Fabian Hammerl, Naho Kawabe, Li Jun, Dagmar Rauwald, Wang Chenyun, Wang Long, Xie Bingxin, Xiong Yu and Zhang Jin
Curator: Stephanie Fenner

Artist Talk at A4 Contemporary Arts Centre, Chengdu

On September 27 A4 Contemporary Arts Centre in Chengdu, China will host an artist talk about Eastern and Western artistic concepts in contemporary photography, called “The West is not bright, the East can be bright”.
The talk, initiated by the Chinese curator Yi Hong, will give opportunity to Chinese artists Mu Ge and Zhang Jin, the curator Xu Sheng, the American artist Oliver Herring, and the German photographer Fabian Hammerl to debate the presence of specifically Eastern/Western concepts in their work.

A4 Conteporary Arts Center, Luxetown 18# Section 2, Luxehills Boulevard, Shuangliu, Chengdu, China

Zhang Ji and Fabian Hammerl are also part of the workshop/exhibition in progress, ‘Can I ask you a personal question?‘  in the Art Museum of Sichuan University that will open on September 29.