piayda | slinky springs dune
HOME! (CALL THE CURATOR)
2022-06-10 – 2022-07-10
are surprised to announce sven piayda´s participation in the current group show
at kunsthaus essen entitled HOME! (call the curator) as curated by denis bury.
the studio contributed the previously not exhibited 2019 tableau ‘slinky springs
dune’ which was already produced for the 2021 group show ‘wow! - made in ob’ at
ludwiggalerie schloss oberhausen which presented ‘twisted ring’ (2019) instead.
HOME! (call the curator) is a growing exhibition running until july 10, 2022.
a date for an upcoming finissage is supposed to be announced.
like to check the exhibitions section for more installation
views documenting the works available last weekend.
sven piayda and the
studio would like to thank havva ayvalik, christoph hildebrand and denis bury.
find out about the exhibition concept as released by kunsthaus essen:
the five-part exhibition and project series HOME! at kunsthaus essen, the ‘metropole
ruhr’ is discussed as a storehouse of knowledge and production site for artistic
work. in each chapter, various coordinates and references are called up, taking
into account certain focal points. the kunsthaus essen functions as a connecting
basis in its capacity as exhibition venue, research module and signpost for possible
axes of vision that allow a new perception of regionally located art production.parallel
to the exhibitions in the kunsthaus, imaginary paths through the ruhr region are
marked out for the visitor's own exploration, leading, among other things, to
art in public spaces, historical cultural assets and selected collections of the
with the project ‘call the curator’, the exhibition series HOME!
is given an experimental format, which in its basic orientation deals with aesthetic
criteria, curatorial models and communication channels of exhibition projects.
the initiator of the project, denis bury, is interested in a theoretical examination
of questions that determine the activity of a curator, for example in the selection
of artistic positions, exhibition exhibits and the staging of spaces. furthermore,
themes are to be negotiated practically within the framework of the project, i.e.
communicated and discussed between the artists and the responsible curator and
tested together through practical implementation.
the realisation of this
experimental process is initiated by a public call for entries, which invites
artists with a connection to the metropole ruhr to contribute their own work to
the exhibition. the kunsthaus essen has made one of its exhibition rooms in the
gallery area available as the exhibition venue for this project.
character of the exhibition title - call the curator - signals to the artists
participating in the project that a curator can be contacted and consulted for
questions about the choice of work, the placement of the artistic work in the
space or the correspondence or proximity with other works. it is this impulse
for interaction that gives the project its experimental status. artists and curator
decide in a collective exchange process on the possible whereabouts of the works
within the exhibition.
this interactive and communicative process will
be documented - as far as possible - by acoustic recordings of conversations.
in addition, photographs taken by the artists showing the exhibition space or
the wall before and after the installation of their work will visually record
which spatial placement options come into question for their works.
the aim of the experimental exhibition format is not merely to set up a coherent
exhibition space, but to discuss basic curatorial questions and principles together
and thus also to creatively question curatorial fields of action and limit them
to individual decision-making competences. unlike in a ‘classically’ curated exhibition,
in "call the curator" the decision on the realisation of fundamental exhibition
principles is not in the hands of a single curatorially legitimised personality,
but it is in concrete, binding relation to group-dynamic decision-making processes,
which are determined by the art producers involved in the exhibition project in
interaction with the curator.
denis bury states on ‘slinky springs dune’: it pulls you in, but pretends to
be unremarkable. and then you can't get out.