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Bitter Sweet Harmony - M+M Solo Exhibition

German Artists duo: M+M (Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia)
Exhibition: 2015/08/22−9/19
Opening:22nd August 19:00 p.m.
Location: VT Artsalon
(B1, No.17, Lane 56, Sec 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, TaipeiCity 104, Taiwan, Taipei)
Curator: Lars Koepsel

Symposium: 2015/08/15(Sat.) 15:00
Symposium location: Auditorium room, Department of Communication Design
(Shih Chien University)
Website: https://www.vtartsalon.com/
Contact Number: 02-2597-2525  
Email: info@vtartsalon.com


M+M

M+M- Marc Weis / Martin De Mattia
stands for the artistic collaboration between Marc Weis, born 1965 in Daun/Germany, and Martin De Mattia, born in Duisburg/Germany 1963

2008         Teaching position at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture, Düsseldorf
2001/02    Teaching position at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (HGKZ), Zurich
2000/01    Teaching position as guest professor at the Academy of Arts, Munich
1992/93    Teaching position at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG), Karlsruhe

Awards

2013         Project grant  Kunstfonds e. V., Bonn
2009         ADC-Award for “Pie Bible
2006         Scholarship at Villa Aurora, Los Angeles;
2006         Publication grant through the Art Foundation Bonn e.V.  
2002         USA grant through the Bavarian Council
1998/99    One year scholarship at Villa Massimo, Rome 
1997         Grant through the Bavarian Council 
1996         Grant through Young Art, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen 
1994         Working scholarship by the Art Foundation Bonn e.V.;
1994         Botho-Graef Art-Price by City of Jena 

Solo Exhibitions

2015         “Bitter Sweet Harmony”, VT Artsalon, Taipei
2015         “7 Tage”, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain, Galerie im Taxispalais,Innsbruck
2011         “Sunday, Monday”, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne;
2011         “Komm erst mal zu mir”, Kunstpalais, Erlangen (Cat.)
2010        “Montag”, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
2009         “To Demon Kings castle, of course”, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (with Wolfgang Weileder);
2009         “La sospensione”, Galleria Neon, Bologna
2009         “Wahnsinn als Wohnzimmer”, Galerie Walter Storms, Munich
2008         “Keine Erziehung”, Baukunst Gallery, Cologne
2007         “Muro Giovanni e George”, neon fdv, Milan
2006         Baukunst Gallery, Cologne
2005         Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf/Bern (Cat.), Kiosk, Luxembourg
2004/05    Museum of Photography, Berlin (Cat.)
2004         Munich; Storms Gallery, Munich; 
2004         Institute of Modern Art, Nuremberg
2003         hammersidi Gallery, London; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal
2003         careof, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan 
2002         Schauspiel, Frankfurt 
2001         Vpe-Projekt, Munich 
2000         Marstall, Munich 
1999         Galleria Neon, Bologna; Villa Massimo, Rome (Cat.) 
1998         Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen (Cat.)
1998         Galerija Skuc, Ljubliana (Cat.)
1998         Dany Keller Gallery, Munich
1997         “Pam”, Prag (with Pavel Kopriva); Clairefontaine Gallery, Luxembourg;  
1997         Passagegalerie im Künstlerhaus, Vienna 
1996        Danny Keller Gallery, Munich (Cat.)
1996        Förderkoje, Art Cologne, Cologne


 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2015         “Tele-Gen”, Kunstmuseum Bonn
2015         “Serielle Strukturen”, Serielle Verfahren, Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl)                                           
2014         “The Scorpion's Sting”, Villa Stuck, Munich, Radialsystem V, Berlin,
2014         Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
2013         “Elastic Video”, Kunstraum NOE, Viena
2013         “Kino der Kunst”, Kunstverein München;
2013         “Emscherkunst 2013”, Landschaftspark Nord, Duisburg
2012         “(On)Accordance”, Gran Union, Birmingham
2011         “Tankstelle Martin Bormann”, New Acqisitions of Folkwang Museum, Essen
2011         “I love Aldi”, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen;
2011         “New Culture Festival”, Central House of Artists, Moskau
2011         “auto.MOBIL”, Kunstverein Erfurt, Erfurt
2010         “Hacking the City”, Folkwang Museum, Essen
2010         “EMSCHERKUNST.2010”, public art, Ruhr Valley
2010         “Transatlantische Impulse”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2009         “el dorado", Kunsthalle Nürnberg; "Man Son”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2009         “Movie Painting”, ncca Moscow
2009         “Die Gegenwart der Linie”, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich
2008         “Sensitive Timlines”, 26cc, Association for contemporary art, Rome
2008         “glossy gibt auf - Jörg Koopmann und Martin Fengel laden ein”, Kunstraum, Munich
2008         “850”, Museumsinsel, Munich (Cat.)
2007         “Virtuosic Siblings: Berlin-LA Festival of Film/Art”, Redcat, Los Angeles
2007         “say it isn't so”, New Museum Weserburg, Bremen (Cat.) 
2007         “Meet the artist's wife ... ”, in connection with the exhibition
2007         “Un/Fair Trade Die Kunst der Gerechtigkeit”, Neue Galerie Graz; Evolution D'Art, c/o Space, Bratislava             
2007         “ABC der Bilder”, Pergamon Museum Berlin (Cat.)   
2007         “architectdocuments”, KUBA, Kassel (Cat.)
2007         “Shining-Festival” Rasthaus Felden, Chiemsee
2006         “Re-Vision”, Edith Ruß Haus, Oldenburg; "Diagnosis Art - Contemporary Art “Reflecting Medicine”, Museum of Contemporary Art Ahlen
2006         “Simplicity - ars electronica 06”, Linz (cat.)
2006         “Filmfest”,Munich
2006         “Auflösung I - High Definition”, NGBK, Berlin

2005        ideonale 10, Museum of Modern Art, Bonn (cat.)
2005        “Saltuna Projekt”, Rooseum, Malmö
2004        “Ortstermine-Freie Kunst im öffentlichen Raum”, Munich (Cat.)
2004        “Kraftwerk peripher”, Imst (Cat.)
2003        “Science & Fiction” ZKM, Karlsruhe and Hygiene Museum, Dresden (Cat.)
2003        “impark 1”, Olympic Park, Munich (Cat.)
2003        “no art - no city! ”, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor Bremen (Cat.)
2002        “Stories” Haus der Kunst, Munich (Cat.)
2002        “Kopfreisen” Kunstmuseum, Bern (Cat.)
2002        “Das zweite Gesicht” Deutsches Museum, Munich (Cat.)
2002        “Science & Fiction” Sprengel Museum, Hanover (Cat.)
2001        “Sala di consultazione” Institut Français, Florence
2001        “2115 km” Museum für Moderne Kunst, Moscow
2000        “Vision-Ruhr Zeche II”, Dortmund (Cat.)
2000        “Heldenfrühstück” Kunstverein Rosenheim
2000        “Was geschieht”, bestimmt der Ort" L.A.C., Sigean (Cat.)
2000        “Der körpererfüllte Raum fort und fort... ”OK-Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz (Cat.)
1999        “TALK-Show” Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal and Haus der Kunst, Munich (Cat.)
1999        Serien und Konzepte Museum Ludwig, Cologne
1999        “Berge”Kunstverein Kitzbühel
1999        “Oreste”Italienischer Pavillion, Biennale Venedig (Cat.)
1999        “Officina Europa”(European Factory), Bologna, Rimini a.o. (Cat.)
1998        “Die Unruhe und die Zufriedenheit” Kunstverein Karlsruhe (Cat.)
1998        “e-mail” Galleria Jelly Bits, Bologna (Cat.)
1998        “Circuitos d'Agua” Expo, Lisbon (Cat.)
1998        “Transferit” Außenraumprojekt, Munich (Cat.)
1997        “Video-Interieur” Kunstverein Konstanz
1997        “G-A-M-e” Galleria D'Arte Moderna, Bologna
1996        “Junge Kunst” Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen and Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus (Cat.)

Bitter Sweet Harmony - M+M Solo Exhibition

German Artists duo: M+M (Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia)
Exhibition: 2015/08/22−9/19
Opening:22nd August 19:00 p.m.
Location: VT Artsalon
(B1, No.17, Lane 56, Sec 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, TaipeiCity 104, Taiwan, Taipei)
Curator: Lars Koepsel

Symposium: 2015/08/15(Sat.) 15:00
Symposium location: Auditorium room, Department of Communication Design
(Shih Chien University)
Website: https://www.vtartsalon.com/
Contact Number: 02-2597-2525  
Email: info@vtartsalon.com


Bitter Sweet Harmony - M+M Solo Exhibition Artist Statement
By Lars Koepsel / M+M

This exhibition is from one of the 3-year program between VT Artsalon(VT) and Apartment Of Art from German. VT and the director of Apartment of Art -Lars Koepsel have signed the contract for a “3-year program“ 2 years ago. The program is aim to promote the exchange in artist and art space between Taiwan and German. Each space will corporate in 3 stages every year, from exchanging the artist exhibition, curator to artist residency program. This exhibition is now in the 2nd-year. It was the director of Apartment of Art -Lars Koepsel, who recommended to exhibit the new media art group, named ”M+M” as their very first show in Taiwan.

Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia are a digital artists group named “M+M”, which use the new media in their project, from German. M+M has various international exhibition experience , which includes: the one-year residency program in Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy, back in 1999 and exhibited their work in Venice Biennale in the same year. They have also exhibited at ZKM in 2003 and participated the Ars Electronica Lintz in 2006. Their latest exhibition was at Casino, Luxembourg.

“M+M” have been focusing on the vocabulary produced from the media work, and analyze the operation between image media. They combined the public social consume system, and use non-way to describe things. They used film making skills such as camera movements and cuts to mix-up the fictional and the realistic image content. And also find out the new way to describe things through the difference between the fiction and reality.

”M+M” will be exhibit their new works in “7 Tage” (7 Days)series, which are 《Dienstag (Tuesday)》and《Freitag (Friday) 》. The artists picked two classic movie, includes《The hairdresser’s husband》and《Tenebre》as the elements. They named their works as“7 Tage” (7 Days), and make the image in their works able to correspond in 7 days a week. They have also excerpt some of the classic scenes from the epic movie as the everyday life in their works. From the artists remakes, cuts and the main actor’s view and mind changing from time to time; audience will get the new visual experience to re-conduct with the double projection device. The viewer will also find out the against between two non-linear original videos and conversion with the double channel device. And the other works named《kurz vor fünf (shortly before five)》in this exhibition have combined the movie scene and the computer operations and re-export the file fragmentation into 290 as a 2D picture. With the computer operations, they separated every scene in three minutes, which audience will find out the picture and the story are all at the same place and the same time in everyday. By gathering the video scene into on image, the viewers will discover the fun part in the isolation.

They have been shooting the ”7 Tage” series works for 7 years from 2009, and have also released the latest new works in recent, named 《Dienstag (Tuesday)》&《Freitag (Friday). The audience will get to see some of the actors repeatedly and the actor from Austria -Christoph Luse’s excellent performance skill, which he interpreted and showed the sad and odd emotional changes to incarnate the main character’s inconsistent mind structure. Whether is any threat or conflict emotion response, will all brings the audience the unexpected plot.

Bitter Sweet Harmony ─ M+M Solo Exhibition


Bitter Sweet Harmony ─ M+M Solo Exhibition