Opening: Friday, October 9, 2009, 7 pm
Opening Hours: Mon thru Thu 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m. until 3.30 p.m.
Showing until February 5, 2010
No Entrance Fee
A solo exhibition by the German artist Jårg Geismar with installations indoor and outdoor at the Japanese-German Center Berlin and a Japanese Restaurant in Berlin.
The artist lived and worked the last years mainly in Tôkyô. The exhibition will show fort he first time his recent works about non-communication, communication, visual philosophy (MINAMISHIMA Hiroshi ), contemporary future (Jernej Kožar), Querweltein (Otto Neumaier) and responsibility and sensitivity in our world today.
- Cellophans, Tôkyô 2004-09
Drawings on cellophane with glas colors in the entrance hall.
- Aquarium, Tôkyô 2009
A big installation with Cellophan drawings in the Atrium
- “Contemporary Future", Japan 1982-2009”
Installation with up to 2.000 Photos from Tôkyô 2004-09.
On the walls of the Atrium.
- “Aquarium Cinema” Japan 1988-2009
First viewing of a selection of aprox. 50 films, all created in Tôkyô, Nagoya, Himeiji, Yamaguchi / Japan 1988-2009
- “Small Fishes, big Fishes, Tôkyô/Berlin/Düsseldorf 2008/09“ Installation with Neon
- "Fishnames” sound installation, Japan 2000
- “inbetween” Tôkyô 2009, Installation with drawings and slide projections
- “walking on ground”, Tôkyô/Berlin 2009
(Interactive Installation and Dinner Action with invited guests in a Japanese restaurant in Berlin, end of November)
Jårg Geismar born 1958 in Burgsvik, Gotland, Sweden as son of German parents. Studies at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Meisterschüler) and New School of Social Research, Parsons School of Design New York(MFA).
Scholarships, grants, awards: DAAD für New York, Kunstfonds eV.; Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW, Düsseldorf; IASPIS, Stockholm, Schweden; Fondation Cartier, Paris, Frankreich; Artist Space Grant New York; AIAV, Yamaguchi, Japan.
Long stays in Tôkyô, New York, Düsseldorf and Gotland.
Bienale Venice; Trienale Tirana; Trienale Prag; Kulturhauptstadt Stockholm; PS 1 Museum, New York; Kunsthalle zu Kiel; Kunsthalle, Kunstmuseum, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen (all three Düsseldorf); Joan Miro Fondation, Barcelona, Spanien; Le Magasin, Grenoble, Frankreich; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Konsthallen Göteborg, BAC, Visby (all Sweden); The National Museum of Modern Art, Tôkyô und Kyôto; Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tôkyô; CAMK Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto; Prefecture Yamaguchi Museum of Art (alle Japan); The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
Jårg Geismar is a Guest Professor at HISK (Higher Institut of Fine Arts) in Gent, Belgium.
His works are in public and private collections in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France and USA.
Jårg Geismar's work is presented by the galleries Jiri Svestka Berlin and Prague, TZR Kai Brückner, Düsseldorf and LA Lothar Albrecht Frankfurt. In Japan by the galleries HAM, Nagoya and Hashimoto, Tôkyô.
The Asia-Pacific Weeks are supported by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie (DKLB).