Sep 20 – Dec 08, 2018
Christian Odzuck takes as his focus architectural fragments, urban building processes, and the material conditions of specific locations. This comprises all technical, economical, and political prerequisites in their asymmetrical developments and increasingly networked shapes, which are in an ongoing process of actualization. At S2 the artist exhibits new objects and video works, looking into acts of making and remaking.
Curated by Holger Otten. On the occasion of the exhibition Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, and SRZELECKIBOOKS, Cologne, will publish a catalogue.
Christian Odzuck (*1978 in Halle, lives in Düsseldorf) works were shown respectively realised e.g. at K20/K21 and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2018), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2016/17), Bijlmeer Stichting Flat Residency, Amsterdam (2015) Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2014), Gdanska Galeria Miejska, Gdansk (2013) and Goethe Institute, Chicago (2012). He studied from 2005 to 2010 at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Rita McBride, Hubert Kiecol and Walter Nikkels, from 2000 to 2004 at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, and as a visiting student at Peter Behrens School of Architecture, Düsseldorf. Since 2015 Christian Odzuck is a lecturer at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, art in the public sphere.
Holger Otten (*1975 in Jever, lives in Cologne) studied art history, German philology, and history in Cologne and Basel. From 2004 onwards he worked as a freelance curator and writer. Since 2010, he is a curator at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen. He realized in Aachen group exhibitions such as “dis/order. Art and Activism in Russia since 2000” (2017/18), and solo shows about or with Mies van der Rohe (2016/17), Artur Żmijewski (2012) and Pawel Althamer (2010/11). He has published a number of reviews, essays and catalogue contributions, for example in “Mies van der Rohe. Montage Collage” (2017), “Pawel Althamer. Aachen Projects 1992/2010/2014” (2016), “Before the Law. Post-war sculpture and Spaces of Contemporary Art” (2012). Holger Otten was awarded the German Justus Bier Prize for Curators 2017.