Playlist, Erratum Gallery, Berlin

Exhibition : 4th November > 16th December 2017
Opening : Saturday 4th November, 5pm > 9pm
Erratum / Böckhstr. 40. 10967 Berlin /

Playlist is a group compilation featuring works by Dean Annunziata, Alexandre Bavard, Mireille Blanc, Volodymir Bevza, Mathieu Boisadan, Fritz Bornstück, Claire Decet, Daniel Ewinger, Ivan Fayard, Samuel François, Vincent Gallais, Paris Giachoustidis, Lukas Glinkowski, Anneliese Grève, Philip Grözinger, Christina Hartwich, Aurélie de Heinzelin, Pascal Hointza, Robin Isenmann, Heike Kelter, Youcef Korichi, Frédéric Léglise, Elodie Lesourd, Anna Ley, Caroline Meyer Bickenbach, Filip Mirazovic, Marc Molk, Pedro Moraes Landucci, Simon Morda-Cotel, Jan Muche, Audrey Nervi, Maël Nozahic, Florence Obrecht, Raphaël-Bachir Osman, Axel Pahlavi, Simon Pasieka, Nazanin Pouyandeh, Paul Pretzer, Robin Rapp, Franck Rausch, Mathias Schech, Götz Schramm, Alexander Skorobogatov, Juliette Sturlèse, Alex Tennigkeit & Paul Barnett, Alexander Tillegreen, Tyra Tingleff, Isabella Uhl, Raphaël Vincenot, Frank Vivier, Marta Vovk, Alexander Wagner and Sarah Wohler.

Playlist, Galerie Erratum, Berlin

Erratum is very pleased to reopen its doors with yet another exhibition on painting. To alleviate any thematic fatigue, the new four-headed team will kick off with a light and playful mode, gently experimenting with the qualities and features of the paint medium within the Raum.

As for introduction, the exhibition is conceived as a playlist de coeur from Dean, Franck, Linda, and Raphaël-Bachir. On the walls unfolds a spectrum of small-sized paintings displayed edge to edge, according to a simple principle of formal affinities and associations: a sort of visual mixtape of pieces by various artists.

This arbitrary arrangement provides the opportunity for some movements. The borders of each canvas become transitions. They take on new importance beyond the usual hierarchies and rules of seeing. The optical center is allowed to travel across the surfaces, and the installation evolves paintings into an elusive ensemble, which aims at soliciting a plurality of readings.

The purpose is not to drown the individual paintings into a larger whole, but rather to activate free shuffling between the different dimensions and genres of painting. It is about playing with “limit-situations”, to literally use the words of Olivier Mosset — that is to say painting as a becoming. From illusionism to materiality, from the cosa mentale to the readymade, Erratum hopes to initiate a friendly conversation between the contemporary practices of painting.

An audio edition completes and extends the installation on display. Available on CD, it contains a second playlist of sounds and recordings submitted by the artists.

Text: Lily Matras
Editor: Zoë Harris