UPDATE from 4 December: The silo talk with Alex Wissel has unfortunately been cancelled at short notice.
The "Single Club" was conceived by artist Alex Wissel as an alternative model of public space and participatory "social sculpture". Every month from June 2011 to June 2012, artists staged experimental 24-hour parties and performances at Bistro Agi (Düsseldorf), which unfolded with the participation of the audience. The lecture "Andropause" refers to the exhibition of the same name, which was shown this year at Galerie Nagel Draxler in Cologne. Alex Wissel took the exhibition as an opportunity to realize a processual memory work about the Single Club and his time as a student at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under the rectorate of Markus Lüpertz. The installative setting was also a questioning of artist roles and (self-)images that are built up during an art academy degree.
About the artist:
Alex Wissel (born 1983 in Aschaffenburg) lives and works in Düsseldorf. He is the initiator of numerous local art projects such as the Oktoberbar, the Klüngel and the Single Club, which have been used by many artists for performances, concerts and temporary exhibitions. On the subject of celebrating festivals, Wissel has examined the tradition of artists' festivals in the 19th and early 20th centuries and investigated the extent to which art contributed to the formation of national identity. He uses all available media for his work, from drawings to spatial installations and films. Alex Wissel studied at the "Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts" in Lyon and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Rosemarie Trockel. His works have been shown at the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Haus der Kunst Munich, Forde Geneva, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, Volksbühne Berlin, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Theater Basel, WDR Hauptgebäude Cologne and mumok Vienna, among others.
The SILOGESPRÄCHE were launched in 2007 and offer a forum for artistic, art-scientific and art-educational debates on a variety of topics. With lectures, discussions and artist talks, the subject of art opens up to university discourse and an interested public.
In the winter semester 2023/24, the initiators will continue the topic of "Projects and Processes" with representatives from art practice, art education and art studies and open up a variety of insights into dynamic fields of art and artistic research, transitory practices and curatorial forms of action in the present.
Interested parties can dial into the event via the following link: zoom.us/j/99269345523
Meeting ID: 992 6934 5523
ID code: Single
Further information can be found here.
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