Ivy Over Ivy
Ivy Over Ivy
Permanent Exhibition & Raumgestaltung of Büro BDP
Website launch party
Vernissage August 31, 19h – 22h30
Refreshments: Barefoot Wine
We are delighted to announce the on-going collaboration between BDP and artist Lorenzo Sandoval with the unveiling of a new office interior by the artist, incorporating the installation Ivy over Ivy, a permanent exhibition working in unison with a rotating, carefully selected number of books on show.
The use of a street level shopfront such as Büro BDP offers Broken Dimanche Press a space that has, although limited in dimensions and form, the possibility to extend, expand and distort. Located on the quieter end of Emserstrasse on a street in the process of undergoing a transformation as more and more people from around the world move it to live and work, the reflection of Sandoval’s furniture, together with the ivy that slowly covers the monumental – the book as totem no less – and the use of Robert Hubert’s depiction of the Louvre as a ransacked ruin, all work as a comment on the changing reality of both Berlin, but also the agency of Broken Dimanche Press - in space, in Neukölln.
As a venue where contemporary visual culture and books – two of BDP’s preoccupations – can be presented to the public and worked with, it will from August 31 onwards be open to the public with a tailored room architecture that will compliment the work BDP carries out in it.
The system of Sandoval has been seen most recently in the exhibition Circuito Berlin in the Cervantes Institute and also in The Rescue of the Effects at General Public. For both exhibitions the artist installed carefully planned walls and other structures including tables, chairs and moveable panels all of which housed artworks, publications and screens. Echoing perhaps some of the early work of Dieter Roth such as his chairs but also his monumental work ‘Gartenskulptur’, the fixed nature of the walls will be broken with the growth of ivy, giving time the chance to leave its own trace in the space.
Lorenzo Sandoval (Madrid, 1980) lives and works in Berlin. He is a cultural producer and independent investigator focusing on collective processes and self-managed organizations, from the point of view of artistic creation and curating. In 2011 he won the Con Felipa commission prize and the curatorial prize of Nogueras Blanchard.
A contributor to BrokenToujours.eu, Sandoval will be publishing with BDP in 2013.
His areas of interest include microhistory, contemporary utopian architectural forms, the analysis of the technology of representation and the resultant choreography of the movements led by urban planning and design. Holds a B.F.A from the UPV, (Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia), and a Masters in Photography, Art and Technology, with a scholarship from the attending University. Has had international residencies in Berlin, (GlougauAIR), Vila Nova, Portugal, (for the University of Porto), and in Nairobi, (Kuona Trust Studio); was production manager in the EACC, (Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló), and assistant in the Maribel López Gallery.
He is a member of LaTejedoraCCEC, BarraDiagonal and Piso, and is one of the founding members of the group Altes Finanzamt. In this space he commissions the exhibition programme. As commissioner, he prepared together with Emanuele Guidi, the project Visualizing Transnationalism within the framework of the Transeuropean Festival and Around is Impossible, in La Casa Encendida. In General Public, he presented the project The Rescue of the Effects. Notes for a theory of the Reader. Recently, he had prepared (…) Science, territory and subjective narratives for the Can Felipa commission prize and Liminal Rites for the curatorial prize of Nogueras Blanchard.
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