Kaari Upson

DOOR, OPEN, SHUT

Kaari Upson DOOR, OPEN, SHUT
7.9.
17.11.2019
Kunstverein Hannover

The presentation at Kunstverein Hannover is American artist Kaari Upson’s (b. 1972 in San Bernadino, lives in Los Angeles) first institutional exhibition in Germany. Upson’s multilayered sculptural, drawing-based, and cinematic works explore traumas rooted in incisive personal experiences.

In prototypical domestic spaces, the artist draws on her own past by molding it in latex, painting it, and finally transferring it to the exhibition space as (abstract) sculptures. Her drawings represent psychologically-charged worlds that bear witness to traumatic memories and experiences. The exhibition at Kunstverein Hannover features a series of films in which she appears as a protagonist: Upson can be seen dressed in clothes worn by her mother, who emigrated from Hanover to the United States in 1965, or she embodies the Botox-injected women who fulfil stereotypical, heterosexual male fantasies as living sex dolls. Sprinkled with quotations that Upson herself grew up with around Hollywood, the artist’s cinematic work reflects the utopian fantasies and American dream factory seduction mechanisms that are already in decline at the moment of their creation.

Kaari Upson’s work featured at this year’s 58th Venice Biennale and in the Whitney Biennial and the 15th Istanbul Biennial in 2017, the same year that a solo exhibition of her work opened at the New Museum in New York. Showing concurrent to her Kunstverein Hannover exhibition is »Go Back the Way You Came«, an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel with a newly commissioned body of films and sculptures by Kaari Upson.

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The focus this Friday will be on Kaari Upson’s works, which were produced using an experimental casting process. In the “Open Space” we create plaster casts using plastic packaging (e.g. chocolate biscuits). We then combine the plaster casting volumes to form a plastic structure. You are kindly welcome to bring packaging objects from home!

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Larissa Lammers.

19.00–20.00
Kunstsalon
Who will be the European Capital of Culture in 2025? The potential of Hannover in the past and present

A conversation with Dr. Ralf Beil (Exhibition curator, cultural historian, Braunschweig) and Melanie Botzki (Team Kulturhauptstadt 2025)

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

15.00–18.00
Open Space

At the end of September, we will create modern glass paintings in the “Open Space” using the centuries-old technique of reverse glass painting. The paint is applied with acrylic paint or foil pens on the back of the glass. The view from the window offers the opportunity to draw around buildings, parks, outdoor works of art or streets. Several motifs can be displayed in different colours and can also overlap in multiple perspectives. We have enough material on our hand and look forward to your visit!

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

18.00–20.00
Kunststoff
for young art enthusiasts between 18 and 30 years of age

Get tagged later
Graffiti workshop with Ole Görgens

Participation fee: 10 €
Registration until 23.09

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Mareike Poehling.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

19.00–20.00
Curator´s Tour

Guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOT, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Sergey Harutoonian (Kurator).

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15.00–16.00
Holiday Guide Tour

Enjoy our holiday guided tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson.

15.00–18.00
Open Space: Rollage with Larissa Lammers

In the current exhibition we take a look at the drawings and films of Kaari Upson. Afterwards we create our own picture from illustrations in magazines and posters using the technique of rolling. A rollage is a form of collage in which the originals are disassembled and reassembled. Evenly vertically or horizontally cut strips of the originals are alternately glued next to each other onto a substrate. The changed arrangement creates a new image. The result can then be painted with pens or chalks. Join us, the cutting machine is ready for you this afternoon in the Open Space!

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Larissa Lammers.

09.00–15.00
Autumn Holiday Workshop
Everything at Once // for children from 8 to 12 years of age

With clay and dough, the children can recreate sculptures and objects from the exhibition and make the art “tangible”.

Participation incl. material costs:
25 € per participant*in
Registration until 30.09.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Christiane Oppermann.

18.00–20.00
Atelier Visit

We are visiting the projektKLUB; members exclusive

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

19.00–20.00
Curator´s Tour

Guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOT, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Sergey Harutoonian (Kurator).

More information

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Christiane Oppermann.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

19.00–21.00
Talk
Escalations and abysses in the work of Kaari Upson

Silke Hohmann (Editor, Monopol, Berlin)

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

19.00–22.00
Kunststoff
for young art enthusiasts between 18 and 30 years of age

*Pop Up Showroom I *
Kunststoff outdoors
25.10.- 27.10.

Students from creative study courses show their projects in the art laboratory “Tanke” (Sonnenweg 25). Curated by the Kunststoff team.

Admission: 3 € / free for members

Further information: http://www.facebook.com/kunststoff.kunstverein.hannover
http://www.instagram.com/kunststoff_kunstvereinhannover/

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Mareike Poehling.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

19.00–21.00
Guided tour in dialogue with Laura Berman

with Laura Berman (Artistic director, Hannover State Opera)

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Christiane Oppermann.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

19.00–21.00
Talk
»Go Back the Way You Came« about the Kaari Upson exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel

Dr. Elena Filipovic (Direktor, Curator, Kunsthalle basel)

19.00–23.00
Sophie`s Afterwork

Art to enjoy and a Get-together after work at the Kunstverein.
participation: 10€ / 7 € for members incl. Short guide and Snack; without registration

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

12.00–15.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Larissa Lammers.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson (30 minutes).

19.00–20.00
Curator´s Tour

Guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOT, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Kathleen Rahn (Director).

More information

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT« by Kaari Upson with Mareike Poehling.

Kaari Upson »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT«, 2019
Kaari Upson »DOOR, OPEN, SHUT«, 2019
Kaari Upson Still aus »Pepsi Chair«, 2016
Kaari Upson Still aus »Pepsi Chair«, 2016
Kaari Upson »TK (Internal Pocket #2)«, 2011 –2019
Kaari Upson »TK (Internal Pocket #2)«, 2011 –2019
Kaari Upson »Chandelier Inversion«, 2011
Kaari Upson »Chandelier Inversion«, 2011
Kaari Upson Still aus »Split Eye«, 2012–2017
Kaari Upson Still aus »Split Eye«, 2012–2017
Kaari Upson »eternal return«, 2015–2019
Kaari Upson »eternal return«, 2015–2019
Kaari Upson Still aus »House Worry« 2019
Kaari Upson Still aus »House Worry« 2019