Summer Winter EastWest by Martin Beck

Summer Winter EastWest by Martin Beck

June 2015

In conjunction with the release of the publication
Martin Beck. Summer Winter East West

A presentation by Martin Beck

Followed by a conversation between the co-editor
of the book Christina von Rotenhan and the artist

Display and its social dimensions are leitmotifs in the multiform art practice of Martin Beck. His exhibition ‘Last Night’ at Kunsthaus Glarus reflected on the relations between exhibiting and community by bringing together two bodies of works: one drawing on modern exhibition history, the other building on the history of countercultural communes in the 1960s and early ’70s United States. Summer Winter East West discusses Beck’s engagament with display not only as a tool of presentation but also as a form of communication – within and beyond the realm of the exhibition. What are the possibilities for imaging community? How can togetherness be presented (or present itself), and to what degree is exhibiting already an aspect of community building?

Martin Beck. Summer Winter East West
Edited by Christina von Rotenhan
and Sabine Rusterholz Petko
Co-published by Archive Books
and Kunsthaus Glarus

. . . . . .

The same night Spike Art Quarterly
is presenting the second installment
of a series of window display shows.

Windows #2
by Martin Beck

Opening at 7pm
Spike Berlin
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 45
10178 Berlin