No.63 Halvor Rønning / Martyn Reynolds – ARMANI / dada

07 02 2012
Halvor Rønning / Martyn Reynolds – ARMANI / dada
ARMANI / dada is a new tendency in art.

Rub my ear with your wet finger; we amplify each other’s highs and lows.
How does one achieve eternal bliss? By saying ARMANI / dada. How does one become famous? By saying ARMANI
/ dada. With a noble gesture and delicate propriety. Till one goes crazy. Till one loses consciousness. How can one
get rid of everything that smacks of journalism, worms, everything nice and right, blinkered, moralistic, europeanised,
enervated? By saying ARMANI / dada. ARMANI / dada is the world soul, ARMANI / dada is the pawnshop. ARMANI /
dada is the world’s best lily-milk soap. And in questions of aesthetics, the key is quality.
Like Kate Moss doing Ashtanga Yoga gigantically sculpted in marble. A line of poetry is a chance to get rid of all the
filth that clings to this accursed language, as if put there by stockbrokers’ hands, hands worn smooth by coins. All
the words are other people’s inventions. I want my own stuff, my own rhythm and all I can think of is Kate Moss’s
enormous pussy.
The dadaist manifesto, is that the whole thing? I dunno, it was the first hit on Google.

Halvor Rønning (NO) and Martyn Reynolds (NZ)
have been working together since they first met in Vienna in 2010.
Recent joint exhibitions include Das Kind, der Gangsta und die neuen Freiheiten, Former Bell Street project space, Vienna 2010,
ACICS – pure affect, MFAPS, Oslo 2011 and PROPERTY PORN, Holodeck, Oslo 2011.
ARMANI/ Dada was published by Feil Forlag in conjunction with the residency program W17, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo in November
ARMANI/ dada includes text contributions from Tahi Moore (NZ) and MouNTaiNMisT (NO)

No.62 David Roth

08 05 2012
Orgy Now

A performance by
Almond, Apricot, Aquamarine, Arsenic, Azure, Cadet, Capri, Cardinal, Celadon, Charcoal, Champagne, Chocolat, Coral, Cream, Cyan, Desert, Eggplant, Emerald, Fallow, Fandango, Famous, Fawn, Feldgrau, Firebrick, Flavescent, Flame, Flax, Folly, Fulvous, Green, Iceberg, Khaki, Navy, Magenta, Manatee, Maroon, Mauvelous, Mint, Ochre, Olivine, Onyx, Orange, Peach, Red, Salmon, Scarlet, Taupe, Ube, Ultramarine, Umber, Urobilin, Waterpout, Wenge, Wheat, Wine and Yellow

Wenn man von intentionellen Farben spricht, so ist es eigentlich eine Gleichnisrede, daß man den Farben wegen ihrer Zartheit und Wirkung eine geistige Natur zuschreibt, ihnen einen Willen, eine Absicht unterlegt.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1810, Textauszug aus “Zur Farbenlehre”)


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<dienstag abend> was founded in 2009 at Kunstraum Ve.Sch by Ludwig Kittinger and Fernando Mesquita, in 2015 joined by Ana de Almeida, Sophie Thun, Dorota Walentynowicz and Phelim McConigly. Based in Vienna, <dienstag abend> activities are implemented throughout various locations in the form of numbered editions.

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<dienstag abend> deals with questions of curation and (new) forms of display, the collaborative projects are reflections about the very process of intervening in a space. What are the inherent effects upon a specific place in the urban landscape while faced with an artistic intervention and which are the implicit power relations within an intervention that happens outside the place’s own dynamics? These and other questions are materialized in project specific curatorial processes and artistic practices. The nomadic projects feed themselves from the specificities of a myriad of spaces and display the roulette of dynamics inherent to working at/with what is public, private, associative, commercial, non-commercial, institutional, hype, forgotten, structured, wild (…).

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