The exhibition series Doppelzimmer combined two artistic positions each in four successive editions and in doing so shone a spotlight on the collaborative process. The form of collaboration varied from the juxtaposition of existing works all the way to joint new productions. Its setting was Room 3 ½ of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, which despite its size was used variously as a “double room”. The connections between the works – be they sculptural objects, assemblages of material, sound or video installations – arose from a dialogic structure that intensified through physical proximity. Here at times the place was an exhibition room with a focus on individual objects, occasionally an extensive installation in which the dividing lines between the work and the environment dissolved. The artists “moved into” the Doppelzimmer one after the other, redeveloping it time and again and redefining it in terms of its content.
Rosa Aiello (* 1987 in Hamilton, CA) and Cooper Jacoby (* 1989 in Princeton, US)
10 October to 2 November 2015
Opening: Friday 9 October 2015 at 7pm, with a reading by Rosa Aiello
Curated by Nóra Feigl, Erik Jacobs, Elisa R. Linn and Anna Straetmans
With support from Städelschule Portikus e.V.