06 SEPTEMBER 2018 > 20 hrs
Celebrating the launch of HANS & FRITZ LAB, the new project space of HANS & FRITZ CONTEMPORARY in Barcelona and an exciting new season – we are pleased to invite you to the Vernissage of the exhibition THE FOOLOSOPHER by MARC BADIA with a live session performance by the resident DJ’s at Razzmatazz, LA BRITNEY CALVA.
ARTIST: SATOSHI HASHIMOTO
22 May 2018
20hr > “BREAK THE PEDESTAL”
21hr “WATCHING MOVIES WITH ROPES”
HANS & FRITZ CONTEMPORARY – BARCELONA is pleased to present a performance evening with two happennings arranged by the artist SATOSHI HASHIMOTO for his solo exhibition NIGHT-TIME = DARKNESS.
Hashimoto is currently one of Japan’s most ‘alarming’ artists, producing works of art in the form of performances, actions, and instructions aimed at inducing the viewers’ into questioning their role in experiencing art.In the experience of art appreciation, we have acquired the habit of playing the role of an art viewer, which is allocated as one part of the structure of artist/artwork/viewer.
Hashimoto’s works act like anti-props, seemingly meaningless actions which only reveal themselves fully when one engages with them. The works demand of the viewer a commitment — to time, to play, to incarceration and surrender. The actions offer a way out of an “art of the everyday” by moving into a decidedly Bataillian territory of content without meaning that refuses to accept the “everyday” as a neutral, un-problematic experience.
Hans & Fritz Contemporary among top 5 art galleries!
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Artland Trending | February 2018 | Top Galleries
“It’s really an art form to be a dealer. It’s a calling rather than a job”
Providing artists a space to experiment and showing what other galleries might not want or dare to, are top priorities to Marc Trensig. As a director of the gallery space Hans & Fritz Contemporary, located in Barcelona and Copenhagen, he dares to break with traditions and take chances by detracting the white cube format and opening up the gallery to the actual production process. His goal is to build an eye-opening, organic program that fosters knowledge and dialogue to a global audience, while constantly pushing the limits for his artists and himself. For Marc Trensig, being a dealer is not really a job. It is a calling.
Marc Trensig, Founder and Director of Hans & Fritz Contemporary interviewed by Artland, March 2018