Eight Days A Week 2000 : ALEXANDRA SELL , BORIS BECKER, ISKENDER YEDILER, TOBIAS GERBER .
THOMAS RENTMEISTER .

BLUECOAT HOSTS ITS FIFTH EXHIBITION FROM COLOGNE

Bluecoat Gallery, 7.Oktober - 11. November 2000
Cologne in Liverpool 2000 KOIN

Involved in 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.
Boris Becker's Fakes series of photographs demonstrates the extraordinary inventiveness of the international smuggling trade. Iskender Yediler's inflatable sculpture (above), created from plastic carrier bags from Aldi and Lidl supermarkets, takes awry look at consumerism. Thomas Rentmeister's amorphous sculptures have
a hyperreal perfection that suggests a parallel universe of objects. Tobias Gerber's animated drawings are rich with metamorphosis and atmosphere.

Skender Yediler - Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2000. Photography By Arbeiter Fotograre

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. .

image: Alexendra Sell the Avon Project

Alexandra 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 Avon Project is commissioned by the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology and presented in association with the Bluecoat.

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.
Boris Becker's Fakes series of photographs demonstrates the extraordinary inventiveness of the international smuggling trade.

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