Wednesday, 7 December 2011


WUNDERKAMMER at TROVE opens tomorrow. It is a project curated by Elly Clarke, Director of Clarke Gallery, Berlin. 

Here's the blurb >
Private view: 6-8.30pm Thursday 8th December 2011
with A Slide Show by… Andy Field at 6.30pm
Exhibition then open on specific days & by appointment until 30th December

12 months on from its last presentation at Franklin Furnace in New York, Clarke Gallery is honoured to unpack the contents of WUNDERKAMMER once again, this time at TROVE in Birmingham, UK.

Translating as Cabinet of Curiosities, WUNDERKAMMER is a travelling show of fifteen small works by artists from Germany, the UK, Canada and the USA that grows and changes as it goes. Incorporating sculpture, photography, painting, (a new) ‘smart phone-dependent art’ (piece by Daniel Sailsbury) and a live presentation of “A Slide Show by… Andy Field” on the opening night, this is the forth stop WUNDERKAMMER has made. Starting out at Clarke Gallery in Berlin, the exhibition then travelled to Eastern Edge in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada and Franklin Furnace in New York. For this presentation at TROVE, works by three additional artists are introduced: New York-based Columbian artist Juan Bethancurth (who I met during the last exhibition in NYC), British Birmingham based artist Daniel Sailsbury and Sparrow + Castice, who are providing a special Mulled Wine concoction on the opening night.

Works were selected that not only would fit within the confines of a hand-luggage size Wunderkammer but which also referenced story telling, dealt with the idea of the archive or that were traces of or ephemera from an event or a larger piece. The text for the type-written labels was provided by each artist.

Artists of WUNDERKAMMER in Birmingham are: Juan Bethancurth, Jessica Brouder, Elly Clarke, Julian Eicke, Liz Fletcher, Alexander Heaton, Sophia New and Dan Belasco / plan b, Terry Piercey, Daniel Sailsbury, Christian Sievers, Sparrow + Castice, Vajra Spook, Anna-Myga Kasten, E. Louise Wachler, Kym Ward and Andrea Winkler.

And here's a couple of sneak peek pictures >

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