"Blaue Prinzen" Video instalation 2nd - 12th May . Vernissage 6th May 2011

Cristina Moreno Garcia & Lisa Saumweber / Colective Exhibition.

pantocrator gallery

 

 

 

Reskate 22th-30th April. Vernissage 23th Saturday at 19.00h.

Colective Exhibition

pantocrator galleryReskate! is a project by the versatile group called Nube. It is born with the intention of rescuing that skateboard you abandoned where you left your teens behind, that didn't resist your last trick or it's just rotting in your balcony. Reskate is an idea both simple and romantic that seeks restoring your old skateboard into a brand new mini long. Again. With such purpose, Nube staff recollect abandoned boards which once reshaped are delivered to either acclaimed or novel illustrators. They reuse them as the legitimate support of artistic expression they always were. This way, we get a limited and unrepeatable edition. If it makes you go skating again, you'll make its creators happy. The results is so exciting that it's worth it giving the skateboard a second chance. Relive it.

RESCUERS:

Cristian G. Castellón, Pau Bonet, Nil Bartolozzi, Maria López, Anna Rubio, Mademoiselle Chloé, Aida González Subirà, Mercedes Valgañón, Kikayis, Cristian Blanxer, Diego Muñoz, Ernest Rupérez, Guibo, Adrià De Yzaguirre, Glem, Amaia Arrazola, Berto Martínez, Nube, Monsieur Álvaro Pinacho, Manifesto79, Dourone, Jalón, Crajes, Hector Olivares, ConspiracyStudio, Máximo Tuja, Ibie, Maria Diamantes, Conrad Roset, Hamo Studio, Ina Fiebig.

 

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VideoPan "Made in China" 15th - 21th April.

Li Wei

curator laura clemente

 

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Pictoplasma 2011 4th-10th April.

Rina Donnersmarck

rina donnersmarck

 

pantocrator gallery

 

 

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“What would you do if you had no fear?”17th-30th March.  Vernissage thursday. 17th

Román Lokati

pantocrátor gallery

An arithmetical rhythm of game played by people who spend their lives toing and froing.
When life is a continuous journey in shared solitude....
 
Urbanites in the city and nearly urban trees.
This vital space of separation, of individual bubble, wuich instead of
defending us is sentencing us to the emptiness of no comminication.
 
Light, organising the exquisiteness of colours which pretty well define a job
done coherently and passionately.
 
Solitude, cosmopolitan solitude, all in order.
 
As a witness of diversity, Lokati reivents himself and, from the distance, he
manages to be even closer.
 
Text by Carmen Zurita.

 

 

 

 

 

3th - 12th February, vernissage 10th 19.00 at 23.00h  

How much does your building cost, Mr Fletcher?

pantocrator gallery

pantocratir gallery

 

 

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"Sex - It's just a job" 10th - 25th November . Vernissage 12th November 19.00h

Kathrin Grissemann

pantocrator gallery

The common conception of prostitutes and our estimation of them in our minds are always preceded by images which are woven into contemporary discourse, both historically and in terms of the media. Almost every photographer or artist, be they famous or unknown, will have tackled the subject, and helped to purport the myth which shapes the idea of sex as a job.

Kathrin Grissemann chose a different way, approaching the subject more carefully and most importantly getting to know people. In a certain sense it could be said that she overcame the semantics of imagery that we are confronted with via the widespread and standardized use of images on the subject of prostitution and prostitutes.

When you scratch the surface, then people like you and I emerge. Men and women who simply "don't look like that".

Kathrin Grissemann removes the context, switches off the red lights and takes them away from the streets, limousines, pseudo-glamour, the red or the black clothes, the stigma, the brothels, and the ubiquitous debate about whether they are all victims to reveal the actual people behind the escort girls, rent boys, strippers, hostesses and dominatrices.

Society's opinion reduces sex-workers to mere flesh, and the one-dimensional way that they are described implies that they are objects without a will of their own. The media are all happy to trot out on an infinite loop the historical prototypes that the whore, the prostitute, the woman of easy virtue have always constituted and distorted. Right-wing feminists, stereotypical religion-based radical opponents and even revitalized patriarchal structures have taken over the monopoly of interpretation and formed an alliance which puts sex-workers firmly in their place as victims and objects.

The "prostitute" now finds him or herself at the intersection of a balance of power and defined as a "problem" which usually negates self-determination regarding their actions. Sex-workers are perceived as sexual competition and as a public disturbance; they are the "objects" of research in medical history, psychiatric, sociological, repressive feminist and right-wing discourses, and a way of procuring outside investment and jobs in the aid and support sector. Bans, criminalization, economic exploitation, force, dependency and human trafficking are what set the tone for an activity which is carried out in the shadows.

While the reality is less so, the imagined world is a brutal one, with everyone milking it dry and taking advantage of the contorted, demonized faces of sex and the helpless victims.

This possibility of an activity with self-determined, responsible dealings which adhere to the conditions of structural economic necessities, of consensual sexuality, of respectful intimacy, of an activity which allows for closeness and humanity – beyond exploitation and force – barely seems to even be entertained.

It is actually society's take on the matter which perverts the sex trade in its entirety, makes it rot away into an "immoral state of affairs" and advocates victimization, and reproduces itself as a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is not what "legitimate human beings" look like…

As the US performance artist and sex-worker Sadie Lune phrased it: "Stop punishing me just because you may not be able to imagine being me."

Not policing the bodies, but "noticing that the diversity of experience is enormous." Laura Augustín

The variety and diversity of experiences, the manifold sexual knowledge beyond privatistic assimilation and making sex public... something that is worth thinking about beyond the realm of the sex trade.

GOLDSCHWANZ

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25th October - 7th November - Vernissage 29th October

"From Porn Star to Connoisseur"

Makode Linde

makode linde

 

was macht den mann zum mann?

die männliche gesichtsbehaarung ist wohl eines der eindeutigsten zeichen des mann-werdens. 13 jährige lassen sich den flaum auf ihren oberlippen stehen um sich so von ihren (noch) flaumlosen freunden zu unterscheiden. und bereits achtjährige imitieren im badezimmer ihre väter, seifen sich ein und "rasieren" sich mit der stumpfen kante eines kamms den fiktiven bart.

die vielfalt der männlichen geischtsbehaarung erscheint fast wie ein letzter kleiner triumpf einer (alt)herren riege über die emanzipation. eines letztes gebiet auf dem man(n) sich austoben kann.

was treibt einen mann dazu, sich einen bart wachsen zu lassen? was treibt einen adolf hitler dazu, seinen kaiserbart abzurasieren und die klägliche imitation eines schnurbarts für den rest seines lebens zu tragen und somit zu einem symbol des grauens des dritten reichs werden zu lassen? wäre der heutige trend zum vollbart möglich, hätte hitler einen getragen? warum feiert der stalinbart ein revival nach dem anderen? war sadam hussein im erdloch ein trendsetter?

wer versteckt sich hinter einem bart? was bleibt, wenn man dem monster seinen bart nimmt? wie stark prägt unsere vorstellung des grauens die gesichtsbehaarung der agitatoren?

in makode lindes serie "From Porn Star to Connoisseur" spielt der künstler in 62 porträts die möglichenkeiten der kennzeichnung durch gesichtsbehaarung durch. bekannte bärte auf unbekanntem (?) gesicht. der bart als indentifikation, die macht der gesichtsbehaarung...

„Adolf Hitler, dem sein Bart, ist von ganz besondrer Art. Kinder da ist etwas faul: Ein so kleiner Bart und ein so großes Maul.“
Bertolt Brecht

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"The Bait" 4th - 23th October - vernissage 8th october 2010, 19h

 

Dirk Mueggenburg

pantocrator gallery / La Pan

On Saturday nights,
before I leave for the clubs,
I arrange stuff in my apartment.
I guess it's that I aim to impress and charm
my guest and thereby extend
the one-night stand
beyond the casual sexual encounter.
My sexual skills are on a low level.

 

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"LA COSA ANIMADA"September 16 - 1 th October - vernissage 16 september 19h

 

Pablo Fernandez Pujol(Spain)

pablo f pujol

 

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"I´M STRESSED OUT" September 3th - 15 th

 

Romina Bassu(Italy)

pantocrator gallery

By Romina Bassu

This series of paintings presents two fundamental elements:
the objects on one hand and moods on the other. Coffee cups,
cigarettes, prozac pills, bottles of spirits are portraits of a
continuing withdrawal into ourselves.
The object painted is already considered as a necessity, which
outlines the shallowness left by material things.

The elements are decontextualized in a fading background, where
transparencies and dripping alternate one another to shrink the
line between abstract and figurative.
Such a pattern is a language that could belong to the world
of advertisement, where the object goes with a message; the
vaguely pop aspect is accompanied by a rather traditional still
life overview. The precise choice of the represented objects
emphasizes ironically the ordinary aspect of life in this series
of still lives; instead of fruit baskets or silver jugs we find
drugs and cigarettes!
In the background some veiled sentences appear, describing
intimate and nevrotic thoughts, almost in the form of anti-
promotional slogan.

The oil painting looks slightly pop and loses its thickness
transforming itself in a minimal design language.Some works
replicates the same element organically, studying thoroughly
each single variation of a common gesture such as sitting.
The repetition of the same module amplifies the ludic sides
of a basic action which is almost grotesque as it reveals the
necessity of planning even our relaxation.

In this pieces, the media through which we fight pain and sorrow
is an excuse to describe a society that imposes an increasingly
pressing pace of life together with highly competitive models:
finally it is normal to feel constantly under pressure.

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"VIDEOPAN" August 30 - September 2 th- Vernissage Wednesday 1 September at 19.00h


Selected papers were clustered looking for a link between them:
Videos that reflect on the "modernity" looking for criticism, irony, melancholy ... Videos made from illustrations of the artists to create their own universe.
Videos that are simple "Loops" visual, that transform purely plastics spaces .
Videos that focus on the "nature" claiming the atavistic of man and Earth.
Videos that reflect scenes from pure passion.

 

Elise Roedenbeck(Miami - NY)

Vienne Chan(Corea)

Nuno Vicente(Portugal)

Pedro Guirao(Spain)

Guy Hundere(Texas)

Tomy Ceballos(Spain)

Kate Burnet & Dan Woern(NY)

Sergi Botella(Spain)

Sondra Perry(NY)

Sergi Botella(Spain)

Laura Clemente(Spain)

Giuseppe Boccassini(Italy)

Cristina Moreno(Spain)

Ariadna Parreu(Spain)

Marisa Benjamin(Portugal)

 

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"Intentando encontrarte" Augost 23 - 29 th

 

Ana Rincón(Spain)

Enrico Basta

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"Gefühle der Sinne"15th - 22th August.

 

Pablo Lerma(Spain)

pantorator gallery

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"ActionCollagePainting" WHERE ARE YOU?" Augost 5-15 th

 

Angels Le Fou(Spain)

Enrico Basta

 

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"After Dark in Colour" July 15th - Agust 3th

 

Enrico Nagel(Germany)

Enrico Basta

 

 

In his new exhibition Enico Nagel evokes scenarios of the sunrise.
Watercolour pastels conciliate the inherent agression of his
subjects. Warriors from white universes appear. While his works once
again oscillate between sculpture and painting, Nagel tells us fairy
tales form asterisks far away with a minimum use of elements

 

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"6 Artist 6" Spanish Art exhibition July 8th - 13th

 

Paintings , Photos , Video art , Drawings , Graphic Design

Angels Le Fou, Pablo F. Pujol, Alba Pardo, Lucía Zapata, Raúl Estal, Laura Clemente.

la pan

Angels Le Fou, oil on canvas

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Cristina del Barco(Spain)

Black Portraits June 18th - 30th

cristina del barco


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April 28 th

vernissage 19 h

 

I am talking

 

On April 28th we inaugurate a new exhibition of photography and video art.

Three women who share an independent and nomadic lifestyle, in the eternal pursuit of "knowledge."
This time Miranda Clark shows the result of her latest work carried out in the Black Forest (Germany).
Lucia Zapata experiences with perceptions with the solitude of space.
And Laura Clemente shows her dreamlike vision of goodness and her antithesis.

 

Miranda Clark, photography, "Black forest Germany", 2010

 

la pan

Lucia Zapata, photography, "I think I can fly", 2009

Laura Clemente, video art "Love yourself", 2009

 

In parallel, we show the latest work of prolific artist Raul Estal. Young painter from Murcia (Spain) with more than a decade in activity which evokes in his paintings a graceful

neo-impressionism world.

 

Raul Estal, fragment "Girls on the balcony", oil on canvas, 40x30 cm, 2010

 

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April 15th - 28th

 

Guy Hundere

 

Currently working with video and animation, Guy Hundere is animated forms - even when not representing living things - have something strangely living about them. They feel and think and breathe invisibly, as if built around some kind of physiological structure.

Guy Hundere, originally from Texas, lives and works in Germany. He has exhibited widely in the United States and in Europe.