Days A Week 2000 : ALEXANDRA SELL , BORIS BECKER, ISKENDER YEDILER,
TOBIAS GERBER .
BLUECOAT HOSTS ITS FIFTH EXHIBITION FROM COLOGNE
7.Oktober - 11. November 2000
a cultural exchange programme with Cologne for the last thirteen years,
the Bluecoat has regularly presented exhibitions reflecting the city's
vibrant and dynamic art scene. This new exhibition, whilst not a survey
of the enormously varied art being created in Cologne, nevertheless
brings together five very different artists working in video, sculpture,
photography and drawing, to present a stimulating snapshot of current
art in the city.
skender Yediler's inflatable sculpture takes a wry look at the `religion' of consumerism. Thomas Rentmeister's amorphous sculptures have a hyperreal perfection that suggest a parallel universe of objects, and Tobias Gerber's animated drawings are rich with metamorphosis and atmosphere. .
Sell's The Avon Project stems from her commission by Avon Cosmetics
to portray three British Avon Ladies. The project became a personal
but displaced relationship with the women, lasting two years. Presented
here as a video projection, the resulting artwork documents a curious
relationship between the artist and her subject, one in which the
latter seems to have taken control, gathering a momentum and life
of its own.
The Bluecoat is the co-ordinating venue for this programme of art from Liverpool's German sister city of Cologne, featuring 14 exhibitions and other events at. venues on Merseyside this autumn, involving over 50 artists from the two cities. A free information guide is available from the Bluecoat Office.
Cologne is one
of Europe's most vibrant and dynamic cities for contemporary art.
Rather than attempt to give an overview of its enormously varied art
scene, this exhibition brings together five artists working there,
and features sculpture, drawing, photography and video.