The Next Conversation

Timo Hinze, Untitled (Hannover) from the series: 'Draft', Photography, 2015, 2016
Timo Hinze, Untitled (Hannover) from the series: Draft, Photography, 2015, 2016

The exhibition The Next Conversation shows international artists who investigate the complexity of our mediatized present with humor and irony. It shows an area of tension between the current glorified and/or dystopian scenarios of a technologized future. The Next Conversation searches for poetic means to talk about the present and its possible growth.

The Gallery ABTART in Stuttgart has invited БüKü – Bureau for Cultural Translations Leipzig as a cooperative partner. The focus of the curators Kristina Semenova and Olga Vostretsova was set on artists from the cities of Moscow and Leipzig.

Artists: Rania Akl, Suzana Brborović, Jaeyong Choi, Lorenza Diaz, Renan Ran Harari, Timo Hinze, Stefan Hurtig, Kristina Jurotschkin, Taisia Korotkova, Cal Lane, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Via Lewandowsky, Alexander Povzner, Norbert Reissig, Christian Schellenberger, Hayahisa Tomiyasu, Hannes Waldschütz, Susan Winter, Anna Zholud

The Next Conversation
Fragments of a Fluid Present
January 14 – March 17, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, January 13, 2017, 7:30 pm

Galerie ABTART
Rembrandtstr. 18
70567 Stuttgart

Performance Voyage 6 Screening

A Series of International Video Performances on the Theme «Future/Tomorrow»

Caroline Blais (Canada), James Duesing (USA), Roberto Fassone (Italy), Rick Fisher & Don Rice (Canada), Andrew de Freitas (New Zealand/Canada/Brazil), Stefan Hurtig (Germany), Henri Hütt (Estonia), Linda Lenssen (The Netherlands), Michael Mallis (USA), Roberta Orlando (Italy), Johanna Reich (Germany), Pia Sirén (Finland), Niko Skorpio (Finland), Willem Wilhelmus (The Netherlands/Finland) & Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland)

Performance Voyage 6 is a series of international video performances produced by Artists’ Association MUU. Performance Voyage 6 premiered at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in March 2016. From there the collection has toured in both domestic and foreign locations, including Athens, Berlin, Cologne, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Wrocław, Pori, Oulu and Turku.

Performance Voyage 6 Screening
December 8, 2016, 6 pm

Iso Roobertinkatu 16

Info on Books


Cameo book release in Berlin! Along with other nice books by Yvon Chabrowski, Cordula Daus, Moritz Frei, Solvej Helweg Ovesen & Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Anna Klüssendorf, Oksana Kyzymchuk, Edgar Leciejewski, Nina Annabelle Märkl, THE OPÉRA, Roselyne Titaud Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton

Info on Books
November 24, 2016
8 pm

Kosmetiksalon Babette
Bar on Karl-Marx-Allee 36
10178 Berlin

FYVP: One-night Video Art Screening


Taking over the monitors of Rehab Tavern for a one-night event: FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE features the work of Columbus and German-based contemporary artists.

Videos by Elizabeth Gerdeman, Michael Hahn, Stefan Hurtig, Franz Jyrch, Ronny Szillo, Carsten Tabel; Performances by Negus Edward S. Neale II

Saturday, November 26, 2016
5–10 pm
Rehab Tavern
Columbus, OH


References: Le Golem (1936) / I, Robot / Frankensteins Braut

AE/MAETH, a new 3-channel video installation in collaboration with Detlef Weitz, reveals the myth of artificial life in cinema history. The video collage is based on snippets from 60 movies that depict humunculi, cyborgs, robots, androids and of course: golems. The work was produced for the thematic exhibition about the golem – the most prominent of Jewish legendary figures – at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Sept 23, 2016 – Jan 29, 2017

Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin

HYPER: Screening & Catalogue Release


Screening of the recent video works Double Make-Up and HYPER and Leipzig release of the new catalogue Cameo. Julia Schäfer, curator of «I’ll Be Your Mirror», will be chatting with the artist about his recent video works, their connection to the current exhibition and how to transfer moving images into a book.

In the context of the exhibition «I’ll Be Your Mirror. Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests» (June 2–Sept 11, 2016)

Thursday, August 25, 2016
7 pm
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst / Museum of Contemporary Art
Karl-Tauchnitz-Str. 9–11, 04107 Leipzig

I’ll Be Your Mirror. Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

The exhibition features a selection of 25 Screen Tests by Andy Warhol. The videos are presented in a scenographic sequence relating to the specific style of the Screen Test film sets at the Silver Factory.

An exhibition with and by Heike Geißler (Text), Stefan Hurtig (Scenography), Julia Schäfer (Curation) and David Voss (Graphic-Design)

I’ll Be Your Mirror
Screen Tests von Andy Warhol
June 3 – Sep 11, 2016
Opening: June 2, 7 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK)
Karl-Tauchnitz-Str. 9–11, 04107 Leipzig