The title of the show "NUDNIK" (hebr.
for nuisance) might well be an omen for the time of preparation, as from
January 3rd on the artists are invited to live together in the gallery and
jointly work out a conception for the show. What the result will be when the
exhibition opens on January 13th, no one can tell.
Initiator Christine Saalfeld, who has
organised and set up the frame for the groups work, was a guest-student at
Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 1997. During her stay in
Israel the idea for "NUDNIK 2000" was born. In her own artwork she examines
the relations between architecture, objects and bodies. In combining texts,
drawings and objects she creates installations which focus on basic human
needs and thoughts. Her latest installations will be shown at the
>From Israel we expect 8 artists to
come to Hamburg: Yael Amid (born 1972 in Jerusalem) also studied at the
Bezalel Academy and at the Rietfeld Academy for Art in Amsterdam. Last year
her work was awarded by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Tali Hinkis
(born 1974 in Jerusalem) lives in Paris since 1995. She studies at the Ecole
Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts. In spring she will continue her studies
with a scholarship in New York. Adi Ben-Chorin (born 1970) creates
installations out of 16 mm film- and videomaterial. Amir Leibman (born 1970
in Tel Aviv) studies at the Bezalel Academy. As a member of the "Time Group"
(with Adi, Barak and others) he creates "videospace sculptures". Barak
Reiser (born 1973 in Haifa) received a grant by the German Academic Exchange
Program (DAAD). He will be guest-student at the Städel Artschool in
Frankfurt. Adi Mendler (born 1970) too will continue her studies in Germany.
From April 2000 on she will be in the class of Magdalena Jettelova at the
Duesseldorf Art Academy. Gil Nader (born 1968) and Moti Porat (born 1971)
live in Rotterdam since 1998. In October this year they started their
"HOMEGALLERY" where they live, work and exhibit.
Among these young artists Elisabeth
Ediger (born 1930 in Koenigsberg) is an exception. At the age of 50 she gave
up her leading position as a manager in a Hamburg sited company for chemical
products and started to study at the Academy of Arts (HfbK) in Hamburg.
Elisabeth Ediger is an artist and a writer. Stefanie Sost (born 1965 in
Hamburg) will show a series of cards made of parchment paper and leather
which tell the biography of her father. She's a bookbinder and later she
studied illustration at the University of Applied Arts (FH für Gestaltung)
in Hamburg. Thomas Raschke (born 1961 in Schwaebisch Gmuend) diminishes and
enlarges things in order to take the weight from them. Working with
cardboard and foam he turns symbols of power and brutality into
non-functional models. Frank Lindow (born 1970) studies at the Hochschule
für bildende Kuenste in Hamburg. He creates objects which at the same time
are or could be pieces of furniture or vice versa.
All artists will be present when the
exhibition opens on January 13th 2000 (at 8.00 p.m.). For further
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