Join us on Tuesday, the 15th of January from 19-21h for
Constructing Desire #4: "I'm so fucky"*
featuring works by Bruno Zhu, Life Sport,
David Keating and Antonia Breme
© Life Sport
The job of the artist – the creative job – is too often not remunerated. Therefore, thanks to the so called 'money job', many artists sustain their practices and lives.
For the last iteration of Constructing Desire, the four artistic positions comment on alternative ways of operating within the commercial, while appropriating the infrastructure of a shop. Using the shop as a platform for artistic production, Bruno Zhu Life Sport
, David Keating
and Antonia Breme
adopt different commercial strategies which either engage with the aesthetics of commodification, put factory-made products in circulation or awaken the desire of acquiring items through the appeal of display configurations.
The boundary between the commodity and the art object can be a grey zone and how exactly they support each other often remains unclear. They both coexist as the remunerated and the devotional work often do.
* In 1993, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas ran a self-organized store for six months. Among other items they sold T-Shirts with different slogans. "I'm so fucky" was the slogan of the first batch.
is a series of exhibitions taking place at the unique and somewhat quirky shop 'Knopf Paul' in Berlin Kreuzberg. For a period of five months, the shop will function as a space for encounters and conversations around the topic of desire as a construct, bound by commercial and social aspirations.
Thinking of the window display as a platform for awakening the passerby's attraction, the series of interventions explores the aggregate of the shop as a generator of tangible, as well as intangible products. The shop, facilitated by the lifelong button collector Paul Knopf, is an emblematic spot in Berlin. His infinite and motley collection of buttons is unique, historical, and extraordinary, and depicts his own personal whimsical universe.
Knopf Paul, Zossener Straße 10,10961 Berlin.
Negroni will be served.
Life Sport 'fakes' pants can be purchased, for more information get in touch with us.
The exhibition will be open during the finissage on Sunday, 27th of January from 19-21h.
For more information visit constructingdesire.com
Organized by Gabriela Acha and Antonia Breme
with kind support by Paul Knopf and Peacho Noé