25 May – 25 June 2006
Parallel to the Tupperware design exhibition, artists will be addressing banal items and consumer goods in a critical, poetic manner extending beyond the sphere of their conventional usage.
A room installation by Margreet Bulthuis and new video works by international artists – some referring directly to the design exhibition – will be on display in the four other galleries of the museum. Two works have been specially commissioned for Marta Herford:
Echoing Tupperware’s aim of preserving food, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller goes in for the editing and montage of found footage–sequences taken from old advertising films from the cosmetics industry. Daniele Puppi will be transforming the galleries’ extraordinary architecture into a surreal piece of scenery in order to confront space with objects and violent gestures.
Meanwhile, Anette Rose will be focusing on industrially shaped movements and gestures resulting from production processes. Using a mysterious game involving for example three men and a rubber ball, Annika Larsson will be unveiling sex-specific rituals and modes of behaviour. The movements of a female body filmed by Pipilotti Rist will be projected onto an outsize kitchen frontage. Runa Islam’s video depicts a young woman smashing precious items of porcelain on the floor, while in Adel Abdessemed’s exhibit a naked foot crushes a Coca-Cola can. Hans op de Beeck’s moving camera highlights the monotony of a huge supermarket, and Yves Netzhammer’s animation explores in its own world of images the boundaries between objects and bodies.
Adel Abdessemed, Margreet Bulthuis, Runa Islam, Annika Larsson, Antoni Miralda, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Yves Netzhammer, Hans Op de Beeck, Stefan Panhans, Daniele Puppi, Pipilotti Rist, Anette Rose, Aïda Ruilova