17 day long exhibition marathon
17 day long exhibition marathon created at a two month residency programme during Milan Art Week & Salone del Mobile.
Kitty Maria and Alban Karsten engaged in a continuous marathon of daily build-ups and nightly openings with an opening talk at their Daily Solo Show in M^C^O, Milan. Their perpetuated loop of daily openings introduced all participating artists of the residency with a solo show, lasting for the duration of one opening.
Karsten and Maria invited fellow residents to participate and write a one-day solo show proposal. A shape-shifting exhibition space was created that was designed exclusively for the act of opening – hinged at every corner, the space could take on any desired shape, and with white walls of roller blinds that could be opened or closed partially or fully at any time.
Turning the art of exhibition making into day-to-day labor as a protocol against lethargy and an attempt to investigate the function of performance during the process of exhaustion.
Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 300 cm (exhibition space; flexible sizes)
Materials: structural timber, roller blinds, lacquer, hinges
In collaboration with Alban Karsten and the 17 daily soloists:
April 1: Anna Reutinger – Real Talk
April 2: Aurélien Lepetit – I Hate Your Body
April 3: Team Yellow – Hello Milano
April 4: Rachel-Rose O’leary – Deam Transcript: Flesh Eating Computer Virus
April 5: Elise Ehry – Bed Piece
April 6: Aaron McLaughlin – iPhone Curatorial 2016
April 7: Fire – Cuore di Fuoco
April 8: Nicola Baratto, Valentin Noiret, Alberto Valz Gris – Hunter Gatherers Escapism (w/ Stefano Testa & Francesco Gagliardi)
April 9: Yiannis Mouravas – Helping Hands
April 10: Clément Carat – Track Bike
April 11: Eurico Sá Fernandes – 5 Dark Objects
April 12: Angelo Rrem – The Body Of The Assembly
April 13: Cyril Menouillard – Selected Works 2010-2016 (by L&M)
April 14: Carolin Gießner – Drop Piece
April 15: Tom & Arthur – Ludoteca Club Tonic
April 16: Maarten Nico Hoogendijk – Everything I Do Is For My Mom / I Guess That’s Just The Reality You Have To Deal With
April 17: Thijs van de Loo – Burning The White Cube