Zwei Personen in rüschenbesetzten, altmodischen Kleidern stehen einander zugewandt und barfuß auf schwarzem Holzboden. Dahinter lehnt die Künstlerin in weißem Kleid an der Wand und spricht in ein Mikrofon.

Verena Buttmann, Die Kammer, 2019, Foto: Ivo Faber

Maïly Beyrens, Verena Buttmann, Signe Raunkjær Holm, Ji hyung Song

In SUMMER it is not the spectacular performances that push artists and audiences to their limits, as they did when performance could become agonizing, was meant to shake people up, was drama and pain. It is the quiet interventions, the subtle manipulations that seem as if they were part of everyday life and were brought into the exhibition space and onto the stage for a limited time, for one SUMMER.

Ji hyung Song, Do You Feel Me?, 2019, Photo: Ivo Faber

The self-evident communication with the world, with our physical counterpart—this is what interests Maïly Beyrens, Verena Buttmann, Signe Raunkjær Holm, and Ji hyung Song. They want to come closer, to expose themselves to an audience in the here and now of KIT, and invite us, the other people, to decide for ourselves how we want to act in this setting. Everything is here: body, space, and time, connected with dance and music and with the written and spoken word. Images appear; we can make our own, in our own mind, or with our own medium: our camera, our smartphone.

Signe Raunkjær Holm, Wie es Euch gefällt, 2019, Photo: Ivo Faber

The artists would like to invite you to experience SUMMER: sitting on a park bench, dreaming of a long-forgotten attic, walking on a stage, or immersed in the act of fishing. You are part of this exhibition, and it will change and evolve each day with you.

As part of the works conceived specifically for KIT, performers and assistants will engage with visitors weekly. This unusual interdisciplinary project points the way for the work of young contemporary artists who increasingly combine sculpture, time-based media, and performance.

Curated by Gertrud Peters and Ji hyung Song

Maïly Beyrens, VBD TRANSIT CO., 2019, Photo: Ivo Faber

Your ticket includes the opportunity to visit the exhibition a second time to experience additional performances.

Apéro: Thursday, July 4, 2019 / 6 pm
Open Night: Saturday, July 6, 2019 / 7 pm
Sparda-Performance-Day: Sunday, September 15, 2019 / 11am-6 pm

The exhibition is funded by

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

With the kind support of