Week 2 / Course (engl.) –
Eva Berendes

After having some of Eva Berendes' wonderful works in a recent exhibition here in Autocenter we are so very happy she agreed to give a course at this year’s ACSA! Eva considers her practice as Painting „in the expanded field“. What may or may not be obvious at the first sight of her works –various kinds of freestanding screens, expansive tubular constructions recalling playgound equipment, metal grid structures outfitted with found objects, billowing curtain installations, or discreet white plaster reliefs– is, that they do in fact share a concern for what can be understood as quintessential Painting-issues, such as choice and application of colour, surface, composition, the relationship between the image and its bearer, to name a few. Yet, Evas' practice reaches beyond those traditional topics and explores the possibilities of abstract Painting in a broader sense: in its relation to space, the body, objects and everyday culture. Eva studied at Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, at Hochschule der Künste (UdK) Berlin and completed an MA Fine Art* at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Her works have been presented at museums and institutions worldwide. We can't wait to explore the "expanded fields" together with her here at ACSA!

Please also check: http://evaberendes.com/

Week 2 / Tour (engl.) –
Aleksander Cigale

Aleksander Cigale is - not only because he is an artist himself - an expert in art productions but he also worked at studio Anselm Reyle for quite some time. We invited Aleks to share his knowledge about the planning and creative process of art projects and exhibitions. This tour will provide insights in the variety of artist studios and workshops and probably you will find some major works in progress along your way…

Week 2 / Lecture (engl.) –
Kolja Reichert

It is our great pleasure to announce Kolja Reichert’s lecture at ACSA 2014. We cannot wait to learn more about his critical research on the situation of artistic production and representation today – analyzed in the wide economic, infrastructural, cultural and social context of today’s art world. Kolja was born in 1982. Studied philosophy and literature at Freie Universität Berlin. He writes intensely on contemporary art, music, architecture, culture economy and travels for major German dailies and weeklies. And last but not least he won the prize for art criticism from Arbeitskreis Deutscher Kunstvereine and Art Cologne in 2012; and that will sure not be the last one. Looking forward to controversial thoughts and discussion!

Please go check: http://www.koljareichert.de/

Week 2 / Lecture (engl.) –
Uta Grosenick

Uta Grosenick is responsible for some of the most important books on contemporary art! Born in 1960 she studied art history and literature, worked as organizer and curator of exhibitions. She is the editor of such internationally distributed books as Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Women Artists, Art Now, International Art Galleries: Post-War to Post-Millennium and Art Now Vol 2.. That means she knows everything about the art market, art production, trends and developments in the art world. Thus, everything we are very keen to hear more about…