Irina Ilieva

Irina Ilieva

Architektin und Galeristin

EX und HOPP ? refunctioning between Architecture and Art

Exhibition: 2. May - 27. May 2015
RECONSTRUCTION, facade:
Anna Borgman + Candy Lenk | BORGMAN|LENK | borgmanlenk.com
Jan Koerbes | REFUNC | refunc.nl
Interior installation: Ingrid Sabatier + Stephan Schwarz | ISSSresearch&architecture | isssresearch.com
Vanessa Enriquez | vanessaenriquez.net
Curator: Irina Ilieva

AquabitArt gallery is pleased to present the second exhibition from the Art + Architecture series : Ex und Hopp ?.
Following the CONNECTION ? exhibit in 2014, our focus is directed at the issues of resource-saving design, Re-use and Re-functioning. This appears in a spacial installation, where everyday materials become something special, become art.

The title EX und HOPP ? refers to the one-way bottle hype of the 70's and the start of a great enthusiasm for material plastic, which led to the widely established modern throwaway culture.

As part of the exhibition, the artists install an ornamental facade constructed from plastic disposable pallets in front of the gallery. Inspired by the recurring ornamentation in architecture, they grapple with the relationship between ornament and function. Going back to Adolf Loos (Ornament and Crime), Ex und Hopp ? develops the question of ornament as an obstacle for new cultural development. We focus on the recycling culture and its ability to transform the functional form into pure ornamentation.

The "new ornament" on the facade is transmitted through its imprint on the gallery's walls. The gallery space becomes a container of the entire room installation. Newspaper pieces are printed with pallets pattern and in this way they transform from an everyday object or Left-over to ready-made unique copies.

EX und HOPP ? refunctioning between Architecture and Art, 2015

Photo: BORGMAN | LENK

EX und HOPP ? refunctioning between Architecture and Art, 2015

Photo: BORGMAN | LENK

EX und HOPP ? refunctioning between Architecture and Art, 2015

Vanessa Enriquez, Pallet prints
Foto: aquabit

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