Incremental Change at Galeri NON

Meriç Algün Ringborg, Harry plays the saxophone,
from the series Which no one will ever see, 2012
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Incremental Change
Meriç Algün Ringborg, Olof Olsson, Pilvi Takala, Erdem Taşdelen

November 17 – December 24, 2012

NON is proud to present Incremental Change, a group exhibition bringing together works by Meriç Algün Ringborg, Olof Olsson, Pilvi Takala and Erdem Taşdelen. The works presented in the exhibition explore the notion of agency in the face of external social forces and constraints, probing the limits of willful self-change via different methodologies. Through their varying approaches to this central premise, these artists either fictionalize themselves through their works, or designate other fictitious characters as objects of scrutiny and present their investigations in a factual manner; ultimately pointing to the slippery relationship between truth and fiction.

Dimensions of Sharing at Overgaden

Suzanna Asp, Maija Luutonen, Sini Pelkki, Pilvi Takala: 
Dimensions of Sharing


Institute of Contemporary Art

10.11.2012 - 20.01.2013
Preview 9.11. 5-8pm

The relationship between private and public is the focal point of this group exhibition by Suzanna Asp (b. 1976), Maija Luutonen (b. 1978), Sini Pelkki (b. 1978) and Pilvi Takala (b. 1981). Through a dialogue between the four artists' individual work the exhibition will, from different angles, identify some of the interfaces between private and public spheres, their functions, rules and usages.

Institute of Contemporary Art
Overgaden Neden Vandet 17
DK-1414 Copenhagen K
+45 3257-7273

Tuesday-Sunday 1-5pm, Thursday 1-8pm

Barbarians of the Upper-Class – Masquerades of Systemic Violence

Barbarians of the Upper-Class – Masquerades of Systemic Violence

Opening: 07.11.2012, 19.00 / 7 pm

Duration: 08.11.2012 – 18.01.2013

Venue: ratskeller – Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin

Curator: Sabine Winkler

The term "barbarians of the upper class" is derived from a dictum of the British minister of justice Kenneth Clarke, who declared all participants of the riots – that took place in London in 2011 – as criminals and as "barbarians of the lower class". Premier David Cameron disposed severe punishments and actions of disciplining, fighting the "decline in values" as he called it. The politics of his Conservative Party, which supports the rich through neoliberal politics of tax privileges, endorsements of tax havens, etc. forced radical austerity programmes and cutbacks of the social sector. The systemic restructuring for the benefit of the upper-class does not only include financial and tax advantages, but also social-political agendas like the extreme increase of charges of tuition fees, of costs in education and healthcare, etc. David Cameron and his party denied any relation between this bottom-up redistribution and austerity policy and the riots.
The exhibition deals with systemic and symbolic violence, often not apparent and anonymous, that provokes subjective violence as a reaction (often apparent, bound do individuals). The shown works explore different realms of systemic violence of capitalism, analysing different forms of masquerade, which are hiding this potential of violence. Immanent mechanisms of violence are central and not the agents of capitalism. Why systemic violence is so successful in acting invisible, without being discovered? Which masquerades are used? An ideologic masquerade, proclaiming social welfare for everybody, meaning in fact though the profit and richness of a few. The masquerade and the staging are perfectly hiding the fact, that there is not a moral pith, but a violent essence behind capitalism. What are the technologies of the adaptable and itself generating capitalism? What does these different masquerades of systemic violence hide and which role do they play within the social-political context?


Friday, 09.11.2012, 7 pm 

Artist talk

Florian Göttke: Toppled - Staging the Symbolic Fall from Power

Wednesday, 16.01.2013, 7pm

Context and Subtext

Artists discuss their methods of production

Naomi Hennig: Friendly Capitalist. Soros and the Politics of Giving
Moderation: Seraphina Lenz
in cooperation with the Institute of Art in Context
Berlin University of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts

ratskeller – Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

Möllendorffstraße 6, 10367 Berlin, Tel.: 030-902963712

Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–6pm

Metro station: Frankfurter Allee (S41, S42, S8, S9, U5),
Tram 16, M13