ConcentArt / Sign & Time
27 January – 26 February, 2011
Sign & Time
With: Alexandra Dementieva, Koen Theys, Costantino Ciervo, Don Ritter, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, Anna Frants, Raphaele Shirley and Georgi Begun. Curated by Georgi Begun.
Vernissage: 27 January, 19:00
ConcentArt e.V., Kreuzbergstraße 28, 10965 Berlin
Opening times: Wed – Fri 14:00 – 19:00, Sat 12:00 – 16:00
Non-profit art association ConcentArt e.V. was founded with the aim of promoting and realising specific projects. The association’s primary objective is to enable the cost-effective and concrete realisation of projects. In addition, the thematic content implicit in these projects will be thematized, encouraging debate and discussion of the social and moral values and issues addressed by individual works. In the project Sign & Time, artists analyze the discrepancy between sign and content within the structure of existing cultural sign systems. Cultural and social memory consists of signs and coding systems. The transformation of these signs over time (through the development of communication technology and computer science) and its transfer to another artificial milieu or medium, creates a new intercultural environment, offering a possibility for new and diverse interpretations. The works – cultural mutants or hybrids – are objects of immunization and deconstruction, dissolving the social and cultural canon. A game between the cultural archetypes and society develops, allowing for the permanent exchange between form and content.