Dienstag, 7. März 2023

Save the date: SUBSTITUTES at W139


Save the Date!
Exhibition opening: Friday, 21 April 2023 from 6 pm - 10 pm

W139's next exhibition, Substitutes, will be initiated by artist Philipp Gufler and opens on 21 April at 6 pm. Substitutes engages with queer history and discourses around the body, gender, and sexuality. The exhibition will feature artists across several generations working in a variety of mediums to contextualize and converse with these discourses. 

The exhibition brings together works of Lorenza Böttner, Johannes Büttner, Johanna Gonschorek, Elisàr von Kupffer, Rabe perplexum, Louwrien Wijers, and Bruno Zhu. By connecting contemporary discussions to historical perspectives, Substitutes aims to create a "living archive" that brings the past to life for current generations.

Philipp Gufler will show a new work titled Body/Text: a large-scale silk screen printed textile piece that draws inspiration from Elisàr von Kupffer's panorama painting Klarwelt der Seligen (Clear World of the Blissful). Body/Text will reflect the larger concerns of the exhibition, namely the absence of bodies, the abstraction of the body, and the tools and language used to maintain and describe our bodies—costuming, staging, masks, layering, clothing. It questions the normative frameworks that queer and functionally diverse bodies are subjected to. The human body will be, paradoxically, both absent and present within the exhibition.

Warmoesstraat 139
1012JB Amsterdam, Nederland
Tue – Sun 12:00 – 18:00

Montag, 6. März 2023

A Shrine To Aphrodite

A Shrine To Aphrodite

Philipp Gufler, 2023

The human body is a central focus in Philipp Gufler's mirror painting series. Looking at the work, the spectator is confronted with their own image. To make these works Gufler uses a silkscreen printing technique on mirrored glass in order to produce layers of translucent pigment.

"Gufler’s ‚mirrorical’ art passes through the looking glass; his spaces are traps for the gaze. The reflective surfaces and diaphanous scrims in his oeuvre function as projection screens and as obstacles in games of identification and disidentification; recognition and misrecognition; self-performance and self-alienation.“
Sven Lütticken

Concept/Editor: Philipp Gufler
Design: Sabo Day
Text contributions: Philipp Gufler, Sven Lütticken
Photos: Julika Rudelius
Silk screen print: Philipp Gufler at Grafisch Atelier Hilversum

78 p., 1c offset, softcover with linen spine and 16 silkscreen printed mirror papers, glued, 22.6 x 29.7 cm
ISBN: 978-3-947250-51-62023
numbered and signed Edition of 150
100 €

Sonntag, 5. März 2023

Eccentric 80s at Kunsthaus Hamburg


Eccentric 80s: Tabea Blumenschein, Hilka Nordhausen, Rabe perplexum, and Contemporary Accomplices

25 March – 21 May 2023
Kunsthaus Hamburg

An exhibition and publication project by Burcu Dogramaci, Ergül Cengiz, Philipp Gufler, Mareike Schwarz, Angela Stiegler.

Tabea Blumenschein, Hilka Nordhausen and Rabe perplexum were eccentric artists of the 1980s in a double sense – they deviated from norms and acted outside the centre in the subcultural milieu. Their structurally buried work will be artistically questioned and activated by the contemporary artists Ergül Cengiz (3 Hamburg Women), Philipp Gufler and Angela Stiegler. For the first time, Blumenschein, Nordhausen and perplexum will be shown in one exhibition and in the cities where they worked: Munich (Lothringer 13 Halle), Berlin (Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten) and Hamburg (Kunsthaus Hamburg).

A German- and English-language publication has been published by b_books, Berlin, to accompany the exhibition. An extensive programme of events with films, readings, workshops and discussions with contemporary witnesses accompanies the exhibition.

24 March 2023
7 pm: Opening

25 March 2023
4 pm: Guided Tour
5 pm: Screening & Talk Nicht Mann, nicht Frau, nur Rabe by Rabe perplexum with Philipp Gufler

Klosterwall 15
20095 Hamburg  

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

Samstag, 4. März 2023

Book release of A Shrine To Aphrodite at San Serriffe

Book release of Shrine to Aphrodite at San Serriffe

Join us for a celebration of A Shrine To Aphrodite with an introduction by Sven Lütticken and a reading by Philipp Gufler! The release is taking place on Saturday, 4 March 2023 at 8 p.m. at San Serriffe at Sint Annenstraat 30 in Amsterdam.

'A Shrine to Aphrodite' features texts by Philipp Gufler and Sven Lütticken, photos by Julika Rudelius and is designed by Sabo Day. The publication is published by Hammann von Mier Verlag. Works from Philipp Gufler's series of mirror paintings are on display till the end of the month at San Serriffe.