LRRH_ AERIAL

Düsseldorf

LRRH_ AERIAL

A perennial sculptural project in the historical center of Dusseldorf, presenting current editions and pursue sculptural collaborations.

LRRH_ AERIAL
Kapuzinergasse 24
40213 Düsseldorf

0211. 1674 6079
aerial@lrrh.de

Opening hours
Thu – Sat   2 – 7 pm

LRRH_ AERIAL is situated right in the historic city center of Düsseldorf in a building made of a spectacular glass and steel construction, which forms the walls and roof of the given space, folding along the building edges of the two neighboring protected heritage sites.

A lofty air space extends up to the entire height of the structure. The impressive interior is filled with light thanks to the all-glass exterior which provides unobstructed views and an exalted spatial quality. A glass elevator brings visitors to the entrance of the gallery located on the upper floor of the adjacent building.

Architects: Corneille Uedingslohmann Architekten

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#1

Opening
05 Nov 2022, 6 – 9 pm

 

Exhibition
05 Nov 2022 – 25 Feb 2023

CHRISTIAN ABERLE
Eddy

 

The flood of signifiers and arbitrary signs – not only in our society but also in art – is accompanied by the disappearance of objects. Christian Aberle is someone who loves objects for their own sake, like a craftsman. This involves, that the Cologne based artist enjoys to spend ludicrous effort in processing drawings and paintings that often reduce the idea of technical perfection to absurdity. In these works Aberle always addresses the world and its standards, but also himself and his actions.

“Eddy” is the first show of LRRH_ Aerial /chapter_² – “Kite”. The series on display combines six kites, hand-painted with dispersion on nylon kite-fabric. The chosen, rhombic prototype shape is called “Eddy”, after its inventor William A. Eddy (1896 – 1962). The single kites of the series can be combined into one object. The contour of this combination is no longer diamond-shaped but more reminiscent of a grenade, plug or heraldry. This outline, in turn, determines the central colour area of six in each kite. The gentle, hard-edged colour modulations in each area cause the surface to look like it has creases. The dispersal of the polygonal colour fields was defined by connecting the four corner points of all kites with all others. The resulting composition is crystal clear and dissecting and the same goes for the range of colours. The kite tails, made of shimmering braid, are “puffy” in comparison, causing a “tender disjunction”. “Eddy” #1 – 6 are absolutely airworthy. To imagine these highly delicate and time-wrought paintings exposed to the whims of the wind is nonetheless exciting.

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DANIEL BAKER
Reflector

 

The London based artist Daniel Baker exhibits his installation “Reflector” in the “Attic” showroom. Baker’s work examines the role of artistic practice in the enactment of social agency via the reconfiguration of aspects of Gypsy visuality. His work is exhibited internationally and can be found in collections worldwide.
“Reflector” comprises artworks that focus on the performative phenomenon of concealment through display, perhaps more commonly understood as camouflage. The sculptural works of Baker turn the convention of camouflage on its head by performing concealment through the conspicuous enactment of immersive scale and dazzling optics. In “Canopy”, for example, the artist has rendered the intended function of foliage camouflage redundant by gilding its surface with bright metal leaf. The “Surveillance Blanket” and “Baffle Blanket” series were inspired by the most basic of two-way mirrors. Here the convention of striped mirror, used to disrupt any clear image of the observer lurking behind, is amplified in scale and dimension resulting in softly melting swathes of shiny matter which again draw the attention of the outsider, whilst maintaining the privacy of that which is hidden beneath. The “Antipattern” series embodies the notion of pattern disruption as a way of reaching new interpretations of that which we have become familiar. The “Bric” series extends the idea of bricolage by combining the illusory device of geometric patterning with the reflective qualities of the mirrored surface in order to highlight the ambiguity of the physical and psychological spaces that we occupy.

Paulina Hoffmann "Protektion 2"

CUBE chapter_²/ #1

LRRH_ ART EDITIONS BY
Daniel Baker, byebyebn, May Hands, Paulina Hoffmann, Hugo Holger Schneider, Björn Schülke and Christian Aberle.

LRRH_Aerial Cube #2 Nov 21 - Mar 22

LRRH_AERIAL chapter_¹/ metal mesh

LRRH_AERIAL chapter_¹/ metal mesh
#3

Opening
23 June 2022, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition
24 June – 22 October 2022

ROSEMARIE TROCKEL
TWIST
 

For the third and last show of chapter_¹ “TWIST” Rosemarie Trockel has developed a series of printed metal mesh shirts “Teeny -1” – “Teeny -9”. They will be displayed in an expansive installation in the main showroom from June until October 2022. In addition to photographic and graphic elements they also feature writing and writing segments. They are similar in form and content to Trockel’s LRRH_ “NoCaps” edition (2020).

Additionally to the main piece the artist has developed a limited vinyl bag edition in mesh and a couple of posters and screenprints. Illustrated in those photo-based works all the recent pieces Trockel created for the LRRH_ are wearable. One series e.g. focusses on a young woman, wearing Trockel´s mesh shirts in the surrounding of KitKatClub, Berlin.
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LUISA SCHATZMANN
Phantasma
 

The LRRH_ ART EDITION BY Luisa Schatzmann comprises 20 silk scarf uniques, all of which are based on paintings from the “Phantasma” series (2019–22). A selection of the scarfs is displayed in the exhibition. In addition, all 20 motifs were produced as floor stickers. They were installed as an accessible dance floor in the attic showroom, which is also the place for the accompanying music programme of chapter1 /#3. The blue, green, orange and red screened windows create a certain club vibe; they also resonate with Schatzmann’s colourful paintings, which reveal the function of symbolic action, feeling and thinking.

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Vortex

Performance & Dj Set

 

September 3rd, 2022
4 – 8 pm
Performance 6 pm

Concept, choreography and performance: Sagí Amir Gross
Production: WDTanztheater Düsseldorf in collaboration with GrossDanceCompany
DJ SET: Tim Otheus

“Vortex” is a choreographic performance by the Israeli choreographer Sagi Amir Gross, artistic director of WD Tanztheater. A personal intimate challenge; an emotional conflict of a queer Israeli performer, that connects towards his past, personal physical and inner landscape. His mixed cultural background is exposing a personal outreach for a communication, through an innovative physical intensity of the performer. The performance is embedded in a Dj set by Tim Otheus. He plays quiet, fast and experimental tracks that pick up on the “mood” of the premises, the current installation and Gross’ performance. He moves between the genres drone, trip hop, leftfield, illbient, big beat, minimal, chill out, IDM, psychedelic, tekk and spiral.

CUBE chapter_¹/ #3

LRRH_ ART EDITIONS BY
Rosemarie Trockel, Richard Healy, LRRH_, Byebyebn, Katharina Grosse and Cameron Platter.

LRRH_Aerial Cube #2 Nov 21 - Mar 22

LRRH_ AERIAL chapter_¹/ metal mesh
#2

Opening
20 Nov 2021, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition
20 Nov 2021 – 11 May 2022

KATHARINA GROSSE
While Many

 

“For me, contemplating the world has always been linked with simultaneously doing something in it, with it or to it. Painting makes possible the simultaneity of imagining and acting.”

Like Beautiful (a 12-piece edition Grosse designed for LRRH_ in 2020) While Many is made of a photograph printed on metal mesh, yet on a much greater scale. The printed image represents a new branch in Grosse’s exploration of haptic painting and the transformative impact of colour.

The image is chosen from a series of photographs showing situations or actions, connected to Grosse’s painting practice in some way or another. Depicting a moment, where the boundaries between the artist’s body and the material blur in the act of painting, it oscillates between surface, texture, image and object, order and disorder, destruction and creation, tension and release, forced and free-flowing movement.

Printed on a 5.6 x 7.5 m piece of metal mesh and suspended – lushly draped – from the wall, the objective legibility of the image is obscured, focusing the generative possibilities of that which is no longer or not yet visible. Further, the glittering image is in constant flux, as the metal reflections resonate with the viewer’s movement. In reference to Leibniz’s concept of the folding of time, space and movement While Many invites us to experience reality as processual and malleable.

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March 2022

PAULINA HOFFMANN
Störung des Gebräuchlichen

 

Paulina Hoffmann‘s installation Störung des Gebräuchlichen in the Attic Showroom was created entirely on site – the alliance with the environment is important to the artist. She used the same materials here as in Protektion, which will, a.o. LRRH_ editions, be shown in the Ground Showroom.
Hoffmann has joined black PVC fragments, held together by white seams, to form organisms hanging on hooks. These unite two antagonists in the industrial aspect of PVC and the craftsmanship of the seams, reflecting the conflict between an ever faster world and the desire to slow down. The material finds new forms – beyond its original use and benefits. This creates something that eludes our vocabulary and our urge for explicability and initiates free associations.

Paulina Hoffmann "Protektion 2"

CUBE chapter_¹/ #2

LRRH_ ART EDITIONS BY Marc Brandenburg, Katharina Grosse, Paulina Hoffmann, Frédéric Leemans, Lucy McKenzie, Huang Rui, Rosemarie Trockel, Johannes Wohnseifer and Richard Woods.

LRRH_Aerial Cube #2 Nov 21 - Mar 22

LRRH_ AERIAL chapter_¹/ metal mesh
#1

OPENING
17 JUN 2021, 6 – 9 pm

EXHIBITION
17 JUN – 7 NOV 2021

BJÖRN SCHÜLKE
Solar Mesh Dance

 

For the opening chapter Björn Schülke created “Solar Mesh Dance”, a hanging solar-kinetic sculpture. The ambient light influences the degree of activity. Energy is briefly saved and converted into motion. The sculpture continuously transforms, whilst displaying a poetic interplay of light – space – motion. The sparkling mesh projects light reflections and shadow plays onto the surrounding walls and windows, thus evoking an arcane aura.

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AERIAL SOUVENIR

Saturday, October 2, 2021
2 – 7 pm

Marion Anna Simon

VIEW ME – SKETCH ME – DRAFT ME

 

Björn Schülke

SOLAR MESH DANCE

For LRRH_AERIAL chapter_¹ Björn Schülke realised “Solar Mesh Dance”, a hanging solar kinetic spatial sculpture.

With reference to the work, two posters were produced – as representative, inexpensive take-aways for the exhibition visitors. Marion Anna Simon, painter and performance artist and Björn Schülke’s wife, painted these posters with personal quick portraits. The performance “VIEW ME – SKETCH ME – DRAFT ME” provided those who had the guts to go from observer to observed with a particularly personal souvenir of the show.

CUBE chapter_¹/ #1

The opening presentation moreover features editions by: Christian Aberle, Albrecht Fuchs, Katharina Grosse, May Hands, Liliane Lijn, Jonathan Meese, Mike Meiré, Paulina Olowska, Rosemarie Trockel, Anselm Reyle and Johannes Wohnseifer, amongst others.

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