ÆTHER ART SPACE*ROSA STERN SPACE
22/09 – 29/09/2021
Rosa Stern presents the first edition of GASTSPIEL: a series of reciprocal collaborations with other art spaces and art organizations, which aim to develop sustainable structures of independent exchange and self-empowerment: microstructures and cosmoses, stages and spaces, echo chambers and reference systems collide.
Our first exchange partner will be Sofia based Aether Art Space, which is run by Voin de Voin.
This reciprocal project is intended to open a long-term dialogue between Munich and Sofia. The concept of both spaces is based on the strengthening of local as well as international networking structures and, beyond that, on the self-empowerment of cultural practitioners through the definition of a common space and the associated striving for independence, polyphony and plurality.
The double group exhibition named „I got here on a floating tin can“ will be staged both in Sofia and Munich. The first chapter at Æther Art Space will part of Sofia Art Week’s fourth edition „Future Oracles“, showing works by the team members of Rosa Stern Space. Consequently the team of Æther Art Space will be guests in Munich with a group exhibition and a performance program to present the positions and concepts that shape the art space.
Aether Art Space, “Knyaz Boris I" 39, Sofia
w/ Rosanna Marie Pondorf, Alexander Scharf, Simon Sternal, Josua Rappl, Zarah Abraham, Mathias R. Zausinger
Curated by Constanze Metzel and Kalas Liebfried
Which ideas do we use to think other ideas…
ROSA STERN SPACE on display – autonomous project and collective subject, independent platform and multi-layered network – an art space whose links reach far beyond its material dimensions and concrete, local interventions. Off to new shores… the spaceshift produces additional playing surfaces, fields of action and experimentation, virtualities, simultaneous worlds and interstices. Transferred to another place the translocated spatial and media structures open up new narratives, contexts and perspectives – analogous translations with a different vocabulary, framed by a collaborative, interdisciplinary and transnational practice. The exhibition at AETHER ART SPACE brings together the influences which form the space as a discursive construct that unfolds in common thinking and acting and involves the perforation of existing formats and a shifting of boundaries – dialogues between diverse positions and visual languages. More layers to be experienced soon…
The exhibition envisages a transfer of the ROSA STERN SPACE spatial dispositif – together a conceptual display will be developed that translates the spatial structures and provides an experimental framework for the interdisciplinary positions and space-related works of the artists* who shape and produce the SPACE: Rosanna Marie Pondorf and Simon Sternal, Kalas Liebfried, Alexander Scharf, Josua Rappl, Zarah Abraham and Mathias R. Zausinger.
PREMIUM FLEX (2021)
Rosanna Marie Pondorf
laser engravings on marble, trowel (stainless steel, wood), tile adhesive
seven pieces, each 15 x 30 x 10 cm, dimensions variable
FRIENDS IN A RUBBER 2 (2021)
rubber, textile, filler, polyester
WAGMI (WE ALL GONNA MAKE IT), (2021)
A THOUSAND PLACES, (2021)
brass, glass, PMMA Optical Fiber
36 x 6 cm
acrylic, ink on display protection foil, light
YOU CAN SMELL THE DUST, EVEN (2021)
Mathias R. Zausinger
video, HD, 7:42 min
narration: Ranran Zhu
18 min 48 min
Rosa Stern Space, Belgradstr. 76, Munich
Æther Art Space Sofia started its activities in spring 2016. It seeks to offer a possibility for experimentation and generate a critical feedback on the contemporary obscurities of living through art, science, politics and activism. It wishes to engage and bridge the local and international art scene in different propositions and activation of collective rituals and thinking. It asks for strengthening the dialogue between artists and its publics. Micro-society, which purpose is to deliver an autonomous ground for sharing and reflection, where different ways of communication intersect, shaping new ideas about art, history and the present states of both beings and affairs.
w/ Voin de Voin, Michaela Lakota, Lola Göller, Sofia Domova
Curated by Voin de Voin