Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967–2016)
Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967–2016)
Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967–2016)
Charlotte Posenenske
Vierkantrohre, Serie D
1967–2016

Collected attitudes

April 29 – July 16, 2017
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin

Bas Jan Ader, Eleanor Antin, Michael Asher, Stanley Brouwn, Alan Charlton, Marcel Duchamp, Donald Evans, Allan Kaprow, On Kawara, Michael Krebber, Piero Manzoni, Jerry McMillan, Cady Noland, Roman Opałka, Charlotte Posenenske, Alexander Rischer, Ed Ruscha, Daan van Golden, Julian Wasser, Mason Williams, Ian Wilson

Opening: April 23, 2017, 5 – 8 pm
Gallery Weekend: April 29 – May 1, 2017, 12 – 6 pm

in the exhibition collected attitudes, we were fascinated by artistic positions that become especially apparent in the artists’ biographies. individuals like roman opałka or stanley brouwn pursued their originally chosen artistic path with remarkable consistency throughout their lives. so from the very beginning, in the 1960s, stanley brouwn surveyed not only himself and his activities, but also the world based on respectively applicable norms, situating the two adjacently (ein schritt (film sequence from identifications, an exhibition by the television gallery gerry schum) and this way brouwn, both 1970). roman opałka, in turn, worked his entire life on a large “time” project. he photographed himself in the same clothing and the same pose again and again, thus documenting the process of his own aging (opałka 1965/1 – ∞ détail 2089549, détail 4382539, and détail 5433571).

throughout his life, michael asher did not actually create art objects in a conventional sense (the michael asher lobby, 1983, and installation münster skulptur.projekte, 2007). what kept capturing his interest were “only” locations, spaces, and their history, which he often made visible through architectural interventions. donald evans, in turn, painted deceptively real stamps throughout his life and created ever-new dream worlds there (sabot – poisonous mushrooms (a series of eight stamps), 1973, and tropides islands (a series of three stamps), 1977). evans was able to tote his entire oeuvre in a stamp album, his catalogue of the world.

the approach taken by on kawara, whose works touch on his whereabouts and activities over many years (i went i met i read journal 1969, 1999) – is also very consistent. his other big artistic theme is time (one million years, 1993–2010).

in contrast, artists like ian wilson, cady noland, and charlotte posenenske decided to set off on a completely new path. by 1968, ian wilson had stopped creating actual artworks to be grasped visually to instead engage in discussions about art, while charlotte posenenske initially created work elements, a modular work that each person could put together as he or she saw fit (vierkantrohre serie d, 1967–2017). she later went even further along this participatory path, completely turning away from artistic production to instead study sociology and work on social projects. since the abrupt end of her career as an artist, cady noland (blank for a serial, 1989 and untitled, 1996) has focused on having her oeuvre pulled from the art market.

the artist daan van golden is regarded as a pop artist, but there is a very specific artistic position evident in his work. throughout his life, he touched on the personal, his daughter, and beauty – and did so with an astonishing and striking consistency. the same few motifs appeared year after year, and even his exhibition catalogues always cite themselves again and again.

other artists stand for a stance of rejection. a good example is piero manzoni with his “artist’s shit” (merda d’artista, 1963/2013), or michael krebber, who did not show any works in his first gallery exhibition. instead, he presented an interview that dan graham conducted with robert smithson (dan graham interview, noema, 1990).

in addition, the exhibition collected attitudes showed artistic approaches like that of mason williams, a childhood friend of ed ruscha. williams himself says that he was a conceptual artist for exactly two years. during this time, he developed a series of works in cooperation with ed ruscha, including the art books crackers and royal road test. he also put a greyhound bus down on paper in its original size (bus, 1967) and painted a giant sunflower on the sky in california, several kilometers in size, with the assistance of skywriters (sunflower, 1967). williams was, moreover, very successful as a musician. he wrote the world hit classical gas in 1968 and enjoyed great respect as a scriptwriter for television. while ed ruscha himself has always remained constant, noting, “i still make the same stuff,” williams speaks of a wealth of positions that he has adopted during his life.

our exhibition included mostly artwork from the first generation of conceptual artists – intending to illustrate, rather than evaluate, the different approaches pursued by artists. we simply wanted to learn from these positions and the related biographies. people often ask me about the criteria for our collection– it is the artistic attitude that is decisive for us.

axel haubrok

Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes
Installation view
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes
Installation view
Michael Asher, The Michael Asher Lobby (1983)
Michael Asher, The Michael Asher Lobby (1983)
Michael Asher, The Michael Asher Lobby (1983)
Michael Asher
The Michael Asher Lobby, 1983
Danh Vo, Archive of Dr. Joseph M. Carrier 1962 - 1973 (2010)
Danh Vo, Archive of Dr. Joseph M. Carrier 1962 - 1973 (2010)
Danh Vo, Archive of Dr. Joseph M. Carrier 1962 - 1973 (2010)
Danh Vo
Archive of Dr. Joseph M. Carrier 1962 - 1973, 2010
Left: Donald Evans, Sabot – Poisonous Mushrooms (1973); Right: Donald Evans, Tropical Islands (1977)
Left: Donald Evans, Sabot – Poisonous Mushrooms (1973); Right: Donald Evans, Tropical Islands (1977)
Left: Donald Evans, Sabot – Poisonous Mushrooms (1973); Right: Donald Evans, Tropical Islands (1977)
Left: Donald Evans
Sabot – Poisonous Mushrooms
1973

Right: Donald Evans
Tropical Islands, 1977
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes, Installation view
Collected Attitudes
Installation view
On Kawara, One million years (1999)
On Kawara, One million years (1999)
On Kawara, One million years (1999)
On Kawara
One million years, 1999
Mason, Williams Bus (1967)
Mason, Williams Bus (1967)
Mason, Williams Bus (1967)
Mason Williams
Bus, 1967
Mason Williams, Sunflower (Sunflower skywriter art concept Desert NW of Apple Valley, California – 7/11/67) (1967)
Mason Williams, Sunflower (Sunflower skywriter art concept Desert NW of Apple Valley, California – 7/11/67) (1967)
Mason Williams, Sunflower (Sunflower skywriter art concept Desert NW of Apple Valley, California – 7/11/67) (1967)
Mason Williams
Sunflower (Sunflower skywriter art concept Desert NW of Apple Valley, California – 7/11/67), 1967
Ed Ruscha, Every building on the Sunset Strip (1966)
Ed Ruscha, Every building on the Sunset Strip (1966)
Ed Ruscha, Every building on the Sunset Strip (1966)
Ed Ruscha
Every building on the Sunset Strip, 1966
Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967 - 2016)
Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967 - 2016)
Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967 - 2016)
Charlotte Posenenske
Vierkantrohre, Serie D
1967 - 2016
Charlotte Posenenske, 6 Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967 - 2016)
Charlotte Posenenske, 6 Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967 - 2016)
Charlotte Posenenske, 6 Vierkantrohre, Serie D (1967 - 2016)
Charlotte Posenenske
6 Vierkantrohre, Serie D
1967 - 2016

List of works

Bas Jan Ader
Art & Project Bulletin #89, 1975

Bas Jan Ader
Art & Project Bulletin #44, 1971

Eleanor Antin
100 boots, 1971–73

Michael Asher
Installation Münster Skulptur.Projekte, 2007

Michael Asher
The Michael Asher Lobby, 1983

Stanley Brouwn
Ein Schritt, film sequence from Identifications / eine Ausstellung der Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum, 1970
With friendly permission of SWR

Stanley Brouwn
This way Brouwn, 1964

Stanley Brouwn
This way Brouwn, 1962

Alan Charlton
Untitled tryptich, 1990

Donald Evans
Tropides islands (A series of three stamps), 1977

Donald Evans
Sabot – poisonous mushrooms (A series of eight stamps), 1973

Allan Kaprow
Satisfaction, 1976

Allan Kaprow
Eco-logy, 1975

Allan Kaprow
Rates of exchange, 1975

Allan Kaprow
Pose – carrying chairs through the city, sitting down here and there,
photographed, pix left on spot, going on, 1969

Allan Kaprow
Record, 1968

Allan Kaprow
4 happenings, 1963

On Kawara
One million years, 1993–2010

On Kawara
I went I met I read journal 1969
1999

On Kawara
One million years, 1999

Michael Krebber
Dan Graham Interview, NOEMA, relic from Michael Krebber’s vitrine exhibition at Galerie Nagel in 1990, 1990

Piero Manzoni
Merda D’Artista, 1963/2013

Jerry McMillan
Ed covered with 12 of his books, 1970

Jerry McMillan
Ed Ruscha with six of his books balanced on his head, 1970

Cady Noland
untitled, 1996

Cady Noland
Blank for a serial, 1989

Roman Opalka
Opalka 1965 / 1 – détail 2089549, 1965

Roman Opalka
Opalka 1965 / 1 – détail 4382539, 1965

Roman Opalka
Opalka 1965 / 1 – détail 5433571, 1965

Charlotte Posenenske
6 Vierkantrohre Serie D, 1967–2017

Charlotte Posenenske
10 Vierkantrohre Serie D, 1967–2017
Courtesy estate Charlotte Posenenske & Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

Charlotte Posenenske
Art & Project Bulletin #1, 1968

Alexander Rischer
19 Orte, 2016
Courtesy Galerie Adamski, Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Hard light, 1978

Ed Ruscha
Colored people, 1972

Ed Ruscha
A few palm trees, 1971

Ed Ruscha
Records, 1971

Ed Ruscha
Babycakes, 1970

Ed Ruscha
Real estate opportunities, 1970

Ed Ruscha
Business cards, 1968

Ed Ruscha
Nine swimming pools and broken glass, 1968

Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour parking lots in L.A., 1967

Ed Ruscha
Every building on the Sunset Strip, 1966

Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles apartments, 1965

Ed Ruscha
Various small fires and milk, 1964

Ed Ruscha
Twentysix gasoline stations, 1963

Ed Ruscha & Mason Williams
Crackers, 1969

Ed Ruscha & Mason Williams
Royal road test, 1967

Daan van Golden
Heerenlux, 2015

Daan van Golden
untitled (Edition Wiels), 2015

Daan van Golden
Nepal, 1983/2013

Daan van Golden
Art & Project Bulletin #155, 1989

Julian Wasser & Marcel Duchamp
Duchamp playing chess with a nude (Eve Babitz), 1963

Mason Williams
Them poems, 2000

Mason Williams
Flavors, 1970

Mason Williams
The Mason Williams F.C.C. rapport, 1969

Mason Williams
The Mason Williams reading matter, 1969

Mason Williams
Music (LP), 1968

Mason Williams
Pat Paulson for President, 1968

Mason Williams
Phonograph record (LP), 1968
Cover by Ed Ruscha, 1968

Mason Williams
Boneless roast, 1967

Mason Williams
Bus, 1967

Mason Williams
Sunflower (Sunflower skywriter art concept Desert NW of Apple Valley, California – 7/11/67), 1967

Mason Williams
The night I lost my baby, 1966

Mason Williams
Tosadnessday, 1966

Mason Williams
Bicyclists dismount, 1964

Ian Wilson
The pure awareness of the absolute in art: A discussion
Ian Wilson at KW Institute for contemporary art, 2017

Ian Wilson
The pure awareness of the absolute in art: Discussions
Ian Wilson at dia:beacon, 2013

Ian Wilson
The pure awareness of the absolute in art: A discussion
Ian Wilson at the Haubrok collection, 2013

Ian Wilson
There was a discussion in Berlin, 2013

Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson at Museion, Bozen, 2008

Ian Wilson
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel, March 11 – 13, 1978, 1978

Ian Wilson
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel, May 2 – 4, 1976, 1976

Ian Wilson
John Weber Gallery, London, June 1 – 3, 1976, 1976

Ian Wilson
Galeria Toselli, Mailand, March 26, 1974, 1974

Ian Wilson
Galerie Rolf Preisig, Basel, September 20, 1974, 1974

Ian Wilson
John Weber Gallery, London, May 29, 1974, 1974

Ian Wilson
Jack Wendler Gallery, London, them announced in the gallery, March 26, 1973, 1973

Ian Wilson
John Weber Gallery, March 18 & 20, 1973, Gian Enzo Sperone, 1973

Ian Wilson
Art & Project Bulletin #59, 1972

Ian Wilson
Galeria Toselli, Mailand, Ian Wilson, 1972

Ian Wilson
Jack Wendler Gallery, London, Ian Wilson, January 7 – 14, 1972, 1972

Ian Wilson
John Weber Gallery, Can something be “made” clear?, May 25, 1972, 1972

Ian Wilson
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Ian Wilson is there, January 25 – 27, 1972, 1972

Ian Wilson
Art & Project Bulletin #30, 1970

Ian Wilson
Circle on the floor, 1968