"Scalalogia and The Wheel of Life" (2019)
Book Launch with Jasmin Werner and a lecture by Philipp Kleinmichel in combination with a concert by pogendroblem
May 28, 2019 at 7pm
Organised by Miriam Bettin
As part of the first edition of Show and Tell, Jasmin Werner and Miriam Bettin will introduce the publication Scalalogia and The Wheel of Life (2019), published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. On this occasion, philosopher Philipp Kleinmichel and the punk band pogendroblem will be presenting a dialogic lecture with a concert. Based on the leitmotif of the staircase, the evening is dedicated to the subject determined by capitalism, searching for happiness, freedom, and success somewhere between consumption, creativity, and spirituality, between competition and self-actualization.
"Scalalogia and The Wheel of Life" (2019) by Jasmin Werner has been released beginning of the year on the occasion of her first institutional solo exhibition in the Remise of the Kunstverein Braunschweig. In cooperation with the Friedrich-Mielke-Institute for Scalalogy, the exhibition catalog includes not only installation views and images of the individual works, but also texts that deal with aspects regarding the history of art and architecture in Jasmin Werner‘s practice as well as original texts by Friedrich Mielke. With contributions by Miriam Bettin (curator and editor), Jule Hillgärtner (director Kunstverein Braunschweig), Philipp Kleinmichel (Zeppelin Universität), Harry Thorne (Associate editor frieze), Sophie Schlosser (Friedrich-Mielke-Institute for Scalalogy, OTH Regensburg) and Chloe Stead (freelance writer and critic).
Jasmin Werner (* 1987 in Troisdorf) lives and works in Cologne. In 2016 she graduated from the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2018), Gillmeier Rech, Berlin (2017), MI / mi1glissé, Berlin (2016) and RM, Auckland (2014) and in group exhibitions at Braunsfelder, Cologne (2018), Saloon, Brussels (2018) and at the Folkwang Museum, Essen (2017). In 2017, Jasmin Werner completed a residency at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. Since this year she is a scholarship holder of the studio program of the Kölnischer Kunstverein.
Philipp Kleinmichel studied philosophy, art, and media theory in Freiburg, Karlsruhe and New York. He is a graduate of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art and was a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude. Since January 2018 he is a research assistant at Zeppelin University and was previously a lecturer at the University of Gießen, the University of Hamburg and the UDK Berlin. His research is on the transformation of art and mass culture in the digital age.
So-called ‘pogendroblem’, the Enfant Terrible of the Deutschpunk, have made their way from the Bergisch Gladbacher province to the metropolitan area of Cologne, where they are equally lost between pubs and competence marathon on public transport and in private-political conditions to enjoy the bad life. Their chitchat is said to be a pinch 80s, a bit of Hamburger Schule, and a nose of garage, some pop cuteness. Four white, mostly asset-backed academic cis men have little to report here. The private is political, but the private can also be boring. But they really try hard and are enthusiastic. In 2018 they released their album “Erziehung zur Müdigkeit”.
Show and Tell is an ongoing, autonomous series of events with shifting formats. Inivited are various guest, among those artists, authors, and musicians.
With the kind support of
Stadt Köln, RheinEnergie Stiftung – Kultur, Gaffel Kölsch