Nails Projectroom, Düsseldorf
4 – 26 July 2020
In July 2020 the second exhibition of the INTER- initiative will open at Nails Projectroom in Düsseldorf. INSIDE explores the intersection of the visual arts, language and literature. In doing so, the exhibition starts from the space that is shielded from the outside by a curtain. What at first appears to be hermetic becomes the subject of an intermedial encounter inside. Be it in the form of video and sound works, embroidery or a reading of which only relics remain––language plays a decisive role here: it becomes a mediator between the inside and the outside. Thereby the boundaries between space, image and language are blurred, leaving familiar language systems, transformation and translation processes to be questioned.
Former Casino, Waldhausener Str. 2–6, Mönchengladbach
22 June – 12 July 2020
For the exhibition OUTSIDE, artists from various disciplines collaboratively transform the former casino on Waldhausener Straße in Mönchengladbach into a temporary exhibition space. Referring to the significance of textile and product design in the Lower Rhine region, the artists developed textile, object-like and scenic works for the exhibition which question common classifications of objects ranging between art, design and functionality and playfully open up new perspectives. The exhibition’s starting point is involvement with the notion of the outside. This encounter ranges from clothing, serving as a means of demarcation and identity constitution, to spatial definitions of an outside located beyond a clearly marked interior space, to the outside as something that lies beyond habits, unambiguity and predetermined structures.