"One on One" at KW Institute for Contemporary Art

The exhibition supported by Dornbracht Culture Projects

by Valentina Ieva
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ONE ON ONE | 18.11.2012 – 20.01.2013

Massimo Bartolini, Nina Beier, Joe Coleman, Trisha Donnelly, Geoffrey Farmer, Hans-Peter Feldmann, FORT, Günter K., Annika Kahrs, Robert Kusmirowski, Alicja Kwade, Renata Lucas, Yoko Ono, Blinky Palermo, Anri Sala, Jeremy Shaw, Tobias Zielony

Alone in the space with the art, one-on-one with a work that was made for the single individual, in a direct and inescapable interaction—intimate and confrontational.

The exhibition ONE ON ONE enables the artists to directly address the singular viewer. Individual, self-contained spaces that are specially conceived for the new works and only accessible for one visitor at a time occupy the whole exhibition space of KW. Be it a space for action or contemplation, a cabinet or a non-space, be it performative, installation-based or conceptual, material or immaterial—other than the spatial restrictions, no limitations have been placed on the artistic creation of individual microcosms.

Thereby KW transforms into a place where art can be experienced directly and without disturbances, providing viewers with new ways of perceiving time and space while creating new forms of showing, exhibiting, and seeing.

The exhibition is also supported by Dornbracht Culture Projects and by the Friends of KW.

The particularly intimate exhibition situation of ONE ON ONE is the point of departure for the fourth Dornbracht Conversations. With a focus on the current topic “Public Intimacy”, the discourse series looks at social development tendencies and probes the loss or repositioning of privateness.

Photo credits:

1. Hans-Peter Feldmann One on One, 2012

2. Alicja Kwade Light Presence, 2012 Clock 160 x ø 30 cm

3. Geoffrey Farmer Untitled (vitrine), 2012 Mixed media L-Form: 2,74 x 1,84 x 2,28 m

4. Nina Beier Potato Potato, 2012 LCD Electric Fireplace, animation 69 x 44 x 7 cm

5. Anri Sala 112 mm / 137 Days, 2012 (Chrome-plated) brass tube, wide angle lense 112 mm, ø 35 mm

6. Introduction to The Memory Personality, 2012 Single-channel video installation, 10 min 5,11 x 2,19 x 2,71 m


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    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)