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Kunstraum exhibitions

Dangerous Bodies: Barbara Kapusta
12 October - 16 November
(PV 11 October 6:30 – 9pm)

To Ailsa Rock
Beatrice Loft Schulz and Lindsay McMillan
14 June – 28 July

Something soft: Julie Béna, Susie Green, Deniz Ünal & Zoe Williams
13 April – 25 May (PV 12 April, 6.30–9pm)

Nils Alix-Tabeling
Le Bétyle d’Ail
19 January – 22 February 2019

Anna Hulačová
Graceful ride
29 Sept – 24 Nov 2018

Shelly Nadashi
The Avocado Vampire
26 April – 9 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial)
9 March – 14 April 2018

Von Calhau!
PHANTOM BLOT BACK TO ATTACK / MANCHA NEGRA VOLTA A ATACAR
12 January - 10 February 2018

Merike Estna
fragments from the shattered toe
29 September – 25 November 2017

Jennifer Tee
Structures of Recollection and Perseverance
1 July – 9 September 2017

Sophie Jung
Producing My Credentials
14 April – 27 May 2017

Olivier Castel
Communicating vessels
25 November 2016 - 11 February 2017

Vanitè
9 September – 5 November 2016

Jumana Emil Abboud
Haunted Springs and Water Demons in Palestine
14 May – 30 July 2016

Dorine van Meel
Disobedient Children
23 October – 19 December 2015

New Pabulum
Aline Bouvy and Simon Davenport
6 September - 10 October 2015

Alex Cecchetti
The printing house of hell
27 June - 22 August 2015

Barbara Visser
Manual/2: The Patient Artist
25 April – 13 June 2015

Unlearning to speak
Tyler Coburn, Luca Frei, Joachim Koester, Jacopo Miliani
28 February - 11 April 2015

Nicoline van Harskamp
25 October - 13 December 2014

Zin Taylor
The Tangental Zigzag
14 June – 26 July 2014

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Barbara Visser
Manual/2: The Patient Artist
25 April – 13 June 2015


A new film commission for Kunstraum by Dutch artist Barbara Visser.

For Manual/2: The Patient Artist, Visser revisits four of her iconic works from the 90s that address the identity of the artist: Portrait of the Artist (1992), Ars Futura (1994), Gimines (1995) and Lecture with Actress (1997).

Treating these key works as building blocks, ‘Manual/2: The Patient Artist’ uses Visser’s practice from the past 25 years as material to be reworked and sampled. Here Visser has collaborated with a writer – Emily LaBarge – to recreate the accounts with more emphasis on their power as stories than their historical accuracy. Visser’s project for Kunstraum also forms part of the artist’s research into psychological aid since the 1950s, incorporating as one of the narrative voices in the film her own file from the Psychoanalytical Institute – reading the descriptions different therapists have written about her as a form of fiction.

A reader of new commissioned texts will accompany the exhibition, with responses to Visser’s work from Emily LaBarge, Dan Munn, Gareth Bell-Jones and Kunstraum Director Thomas Cuckle. On Saturday 23 May, The Showroom will host a symposium organised by Kunstraum with presentations, readings and performances on and around Visser’s practice.