September 7, 2016

Putting Rehearsals To The Test: It’s not about models, it’s about modeling

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University
Klaus Scherübel, La Répétition (Prototype), VOL. 24, 2016.

A three-part exhibition, in partnership with SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art and VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine

Marwa Arsanios, Judith Barry, Martin Beck, Rainer Bellenbaum, Cana Bilir-Meier / Liesa Kovacs / Lisa Kaeppler in collaboration with Nora Jacobs, Merlin Carpenter, Keren Cytter, Carola Dertnig, Discoteca Flaming Star, Loretta Fahrenholz, Harun Farocki, Heike-Karin Foell, Marie Claire Forté and Alanna Kraaijeveld in dialogue with Sophie Bélair Clément, Hanako Geierhos, Jean-Luc Godard, Ana Hoffner, Oliver Husain, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, On Kawara, Jutta Koether, Eva Könnemann, Krüger & Pardeller, Achim Lengerer (in collaboration), Rashid Masharawi, Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk, Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, minimal club, Regina (Maria) Möller, Yoko Ono, Silke Otto-Knapp, Falke Pisano, Mathias Poledna, Marlies Pöschl, Isa Rosenberger, Constanze Ruhm, Susanne Sachsse, Klaus Scherübel, Eske Schlüters, Maya Schweizer, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Tanja Widmann, Katarina Zdjelar, Heimo Zobernig

Curated by Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art and VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine host a major event entitled Putting Rehearsals to the Test, accompanied by a film program presented at the Cinémathèque québécoise and at VOX. The three curators of the exhibition, Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer, and Constanze Ruhm, bring together over 50 international artists who address a set of positions and strategies in contemporary art that consider rehearsal as both subject and practice.

While the subject of “rehearsal” is popular in film and theater, as well as in the fine arts, it has been scarcely considered in historical and contemporary art discourses. It is with this in mind that the exhibition Putting Rehearsals to the Test investigates the role and function of the notion of “rehearsal,” understood as a methodology, a modus operandi, a medium, a site of representation and reflection for artistic production processes.
Other venues presenting the event:

SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
August 31–December 10
To be continued: Unfinished Repetitions

VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine
September 1–November 26
In-the-Making: The Post-Dramatic Image

This event is made possible through the invaluable support of the BKA – The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, the Austrian Cultural Forum/Austrian Embassy, the Goethe-Institut, IFA – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (Germany), the Mondriaan Fonds (Netherlands), the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Free admission / wheelchair accessible

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