la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition
Installation view

LA > X: Exhibition

September 15, 2017 – März 3, 2018
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin

Margaret Honda, Stephen Prina, Christopher Williams

Opening: September 12, 2017, 7 – 9 pm

for the fifty-year anniversary of the sister cities berlin and los angeles, we realized a film festival with the title la > x at kino arsenal, curated by marc glöde. the prelude to la > x was the opening of our eponymous exhibition at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, focused on works by stephen prina and christopher williams.

the fourteen-part work monochrome painting, 1988/1989, by stephen prina was shown, surveying the history of monochrome painting. works in their original formats by artists ranging from kazimir malevich to blinky palermo are reproduced here. stephen prina first prepared the canvases in a “classical” way, but then he had them sprayed in a uniform green – with a special lacquer for the vw golf in an automotive paint shop. it was a special pleasure to present these works at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT.

ephemera by christopher williams were shown as well. although these invitations, texts, and posters also deal with references to his photographs, they were not generated by adopting the formats, but instead by the choice of motifs. such invitations or posters are usually simply produced “promotional articles.” williams, however, intentionally transfers his motifs to huge formats. he thus turns relationships on their head and further underscores them by having the posters framed in an elaborate way.

two works by margaret honda formed a bridge to the la > x film festival. spectrum reverse spectrum, 2014, showed a roll of 70mm film in its transport packaging as a sculpture. with the second work, film FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, 2017, margaret honda developed a piece especially for the exhibition venue. honda applied exposure filters – like those used in the production of hollywood films – to the windows in the entrance area of the einsatzleitung. depending on the angle of the sun’s rays, the colors wandered throughout the room.

axel haubrok

la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition
Installation view
Christopher Williams, Printed matter
Christopher Williams, Printed matter
Christopher Williams, Printed matter
Christopher Williams
Printed matter
Christopher Williams, Printed matter
Christopher Williams, Printed matter
Christopher Williams, Printed matter
Christopher Williams
Printed matter
la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition, Installation view
la > x exhibition
Installation view
Christopher Williams, untitled (2012)
Christopher Williams, untitled (2012)
Christopher Williams, untitled (2012)
Christopher Williams
untitled, 2012
Christopher Williams, Untitled (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden) (2010)
Christopher Williams, Untitled (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden) (2010)
Christopher Williams, Untitled (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden) (2010)

Christopher Williams
Untitled (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden)
2010
Margaret Honda, Spectrum reverse spectrum (2014)
Margaret Honda, Spectrum reverse spectrum (2014)
Margaret Honda, Spectrum reverse spectrum (2014)
Margaret Honda
Spectrum reverse spectrum, 2014
Stephen Prina, Monochrome painting (1988/89)
Stephen Prina, Monochrome painting (1988/89)
Stephen Prina, Monochrome painting (1988/89)
Stephen Prina
Monochrome painting
1988/89
Stephen Prina, Monochrome painting (1988/89)
Stephen Prina, Monochrome painting (1988/89)
Stephen Prina, Monochrome painting (1988/89)
Stephen Prina
Monochrome painting
1988/89
Stephen Prina, Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet (2012)
Stephen Prina, Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet (2012)
Stephen Prina, Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet (2012)
Stephen Prina
Exquisite corpse:
The complete paintings of Manet, 2012

List of works

margaret honda
film FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, 2017
courtesy the artist

margaret honda
spectrum reverse spectrum,
70 mm film, aspect ratio 2.2:1, color,
silent, 21 minutes, film roll, 2014
courtesy the artist

stephen prina
push comes to love, untitled, 1999–2017

stephen prina
untitled, exquisite corpse: the complete
paintings of manet
212 of 556, marguerite de conflans aux
cheveux défaits (marguerite de conflans
with her hair loose), 1873, private
collection, new york, formerly in
havemeyer collection, new york, 2012

stephen prina
untitled, exquisite corpse: the complete
paintings of manet
213 of 556, intérieur (jeune dans un
intérieur) (indoor scene (indoor scene
with young woman)), 1873, formerly
in stockholm, private collection, 2012

stephen prina
untitled, exquisite corpse: the complete
paintings of manet
222 of 556, dames aux éventails (nina
de callias) (women with fans), 1874, jeu
de paume, louvre, paris, 2011

stephen prina
exquisite corpse: the complete
paintings of manet
75 of 556, combat de taureaux
(le toreador mort) (bullfight (the
dead toreador)), 1864, 1989

stephen prina
monochrome painting I, 1988/1989
first station – christ condemned to death,
kazimir malevich, suprematists composition:
white on white, c. 1918, oil on canvas,
the museum of modern art, new york

stephen prina
monochrome painting II, 1988/1989
second station – christ carrying the cross,
alexander rodchenko, pure red colour,
1921, oil on canvas, location unknown

stephen prina
monochrome painting III, 1988/1989
third station – the first fall, wladyslaw
strzeminski, unistic composition 8,
1931–1932, oil on canvas, muzeum
sztuki, lódź

stephen prina
monochrome painting IV, 1988/1989
fourth station – christ meets mary,
barnett newman, abraham, 1949,
oil on canvas, the museum of modern
art, new york

stephen prina
monochrome painting V, 1988/1989
fifth station – simon helps carry the
cross, robert rauschenberg,
white painting, 1951, oil on canvas,
collection of the artist

stephen prina
monochrome painting VI, 1988/1989
sixth station – veronica wipes the face
of christ, ellsworth kelly, two panels:
yellow relief, 1955, oil on canvas,
collection of the artist

stephen prina
monochrome painting VII, 1988/1989
seventh station – the second fall,
yves klein, ikb 48 (international klein
blue), 1956, pigment on canvas on
plywood, moderna museet, stockholm

stephen prina
monochrome painting VIII, 1988/1989
eighth station – he comforts the women
of jerusalem, piero manzoni, achrome,
1959, canvas stitched in squares,
piva turin

stephen prina
monochrome painting IX, 1988/1989
ninth station – the third fall, ad reinhardt
abstract painting, black, 1960–1966,
oil on canvas, the national gallery of
australia, canberra

stephen prina
monochrome painting X, 1988/1989
tenth station – he is stripped of his
garments, lucio fontana,
spatial conception, expectations,
61 t 22, 1961, water-based paint on
canvas, kunstmuseum bern

stephen prina
monochrome painting XI, 1988/1989
eleventh station – the crucifixion,
brice marden, the dylan painting, 1966,
oil and wax on canvas, bykert gallery,
new york

stephen prina
monochrome painting XII, 1988/1989
twelfth station – the death of christ,
robert ryman, standard, no. 1, 1967,
enamel on steel, panza collection, varese

stephen prina
monochrome painting XIII, 1988/1989
thirteenth station – the deposition,
gerhard richter, grey, 1972, oil on cotton,
städtisches kunstmuseum, bonn

stephen prina
monochrome painting XIV, 1988/1989
fourteenth station – the entombment,
blinky palermo (peter heisterkamp),
untitled, 1973, red lead paint on
steel plate, barbara nüsse, hamburg

stephen prina
monochrome painting (katalog / catalog),
1988/1989

stephen prina
monochrome painting (poster),
1988/1989

stephen prina
monochrome painting (wandmalerei /
wall painting), 1988/1989

stephen prina
exhibition text for christopher williams
(jancar / kuhlenschmidt gallery,
los angeles, 1982), 1982

List of printed matter (Christopher Williams)

Large posters
untitled, 2017
untitled, 2017
untitled (Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin, 2016, #1), 2016
untitled (Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin, 2016, #2), 2016
untitled (Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2014), 2014
untitled (Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, 2014), 2014

Small posters
Stage play (Programm, May 22, 2017, ETH Zürich / Visiting Artist Program / Miller’s, Zurich), 2017
Stage play (Programm, May 23, 2017, ETH Zürich / Visiting Artist Program / Miller’s, Zurich), 2017
Stage play (Programm, May 24, 2017, ETH Zürich / Visiting Artist Program / Miller’s, Zurich), 2017
untitled (The Visiting Artist Program / Miller’s, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
untitled (haubrokshows, Berlin, 2017), 2017
untitled (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2016), 2016
untitled (Mumok Kino, Vienna, 2015), 2015
untitled (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015), 2015
untitled (Galerie Mezzanin / Secession, Vienna, 2014), 2014
untitled (Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 2012, 1–13), 2012
untitled (Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 14), 2012
untitled (House of Art – Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ceske Budejovice, 2011), 2011
untitled (Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen 2010), 2010
untitled (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Baden Baden, 2010), 2010
untitled (haubrokshows, Berlin, 2007), 2007
untitled (Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, 2005), 2005
untitled, recto (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2004), 2004
untitled, recto (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2004), 2004
untitled, verso (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2004), 2004
untitled (Lódź Biennale, Lódź, 2004), 2004
untitled (Lódź Biennale, Lódź, 2004), 2004

Open letters
Open letter (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
Open letter (ETH Zürich, Zurich, 2017), 2017
Open letter (David Zwirner Gallery, London, 2017), 2017
Open letter (La Triennale di Milano, Milan, 2017), 2017
Open letter (Wiels, Brussels, 2017), 2017
Open letter (Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin, 2016), 2016
Open letter (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2016), 2016

Catalogs / Books
Program. Wir nennen es Ludwig. Das Museum wird 40! / We call it Ludwig. The museum is turning 40! (Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2017), 2017
Supplements models and prototypes (Catalog, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, 2017), 2017
Program. Open letter to model no. 1740 (Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin, 2016), 2016
Printed in Germany (green/yellow/red edition) (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2015), 2015
The production line of happiness (red/green/yellow edition) (Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago / Museum of Modern Art, New York / Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015), 2015
Program. For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 19) (David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2014), 2014
Program. The production line of happiness. Songbook (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2013), 2013
Program. (Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, 2013), 2013
Program. The production line of happiness (David Zwirner Gallery, London, 2013), 2013
Charade/Rochade (Catalog, haubrok foundation, Berlin, 2012), 2012
Program. (Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 2012), 2012
Program. Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 10) (Catalog, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2010), 2010
program. For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 11) (Catalog, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2010), 2010
Christopher Williams (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2009), 2009
Mathias Poledna, Christopher Williams (Catalog, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, 2009), 2009
Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 6) (Catalog, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, 2007), 2007
Artforum (April 2006), 2006
Artforum (April 2006), 2006
Secession (Jeroen de Rijke & Willem de Rooij, Christopher Williams) (Catalog, Secession, Vienna, 2006), 2006
Secession (Jeroen de Rijke & Willem de Rooij, Christopher Williams) (Catalog, Secession, Vienna, 2006), 2006
Archäologie Beaux-Arts, Ethnography Theatre-Verite, couleur européenne couleur sovietique couleur chinoise (Catalog, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2005), 2005
Ringier Jahresbericht (Ringier, Zurich, 2003), 2003
Ringier Jahresbericht (Ringier, Zurich, 2003), 2003
Ringier Jahresbericht (Ringier, Zurich, 2003), 2003
Poesin måste göras av alla! Transform the world! Förändra världen! Poetry must be made by all! (Catalog, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 2001), 2001
Couleur européenne couleur soviétique couleur chinoise (Catalog, Haus Lange Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2000), 2000
For example: Die Welt ist schön (Revision 9), a retrospective from first draft to final draft (Catalog, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1997), 1997
Oehlen Williams 95 (with Albert Oehlen) / Dor example: Die Welt ist schön (Revision 5) (Catalog, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio, 1995), 1995
Bouquet for Bas Jan Ader (Catalog, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, 1991), 1991
Angola to Vietnam (Catalog, Uitgevers for IC, Ghent, 1989), 1989

Flyers
Books plus (Archiv, Zurich, 2017), 2017
Open letter: The family drama functioned? (From the point of view of production) (David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2017), 2017
Supplements models and prototypes (Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, 2017), 2017
Open letter to model No. 1740 (Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin, 2016), 2016
Christopher Williams (Galerie David Zwirner, New York, 2014), 2014
The production line of happiness (Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, 2014), 2014
Christopher Williams, for example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 18) (David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2013), 2013
Christopher Williams (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2013), 2013
Hello, photography: Aperture magazine, issue No. 210, 2013
Rochade, Christopher Williams au Paris Bar (haubrokshows, Berlin, 2012), 2012
For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 15) (Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 2011), 2011
Licht Laden Blitz (David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2011), 2011
Program. Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 10) (Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2010), 2010
Program. For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 11) (Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, 2010), 2010
Filmschönheit, curated by Albert Oehlen (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2010), 2010
For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 8) (Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin 2009), 2009
Christopher Williams (David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2008), 2008
For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 6) / Radioshow with John Kelsey (Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, 2007), 2007
For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 6) (Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, 2007), 2007
Kapitalistischer Realismus? (haubrokshows, Berlin, 2007), 2007
For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 4) (Museu de Arte Contemporânea / Fundação de Serralves, Porto, 2006), 2006
For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 1) (Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, 2005), 2005
For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (Revision 2) (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2005), 2005
Program. For example: Dix-huit leçons sur la société industrielle (First draft) (Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, 2005), 2005
332 min 17 sec (Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, 2004), 2004