Effort & Circumstance is a series of conversations around practice, survivalism and desire on Sunday afternoons at Café Weiß. Using the setting of a bar, usually closed on Sundays, the gatherings take the form of semi-public conversations that exist somewhere between a talk about work, and its holding environment.
The first session brings together Stephan Dillemuth and Saim Demircan in a part-screening, part-conversation on the ‘control image’ and ‘giving up’ as a method of reinvention. They will question these terms against the backdrop of Dillemuth’s work – from his early paintings and Disko Dekorationen in the 1980s to his most recent installation and assembly of animated kinetic bodies, The Damned.
Stephan Dillemuth is an artist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Recent solo exhibitions this year include The Damned at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2015) and Neueröffnung, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne (2015).
Saim Demircan is a critic and curator based in Munich, Germany. Between 2012 and 2015 he was curator at Kunstverein München, and previously Curatorial Associate – Offsite Projects at Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea, UK. He regularly writes for frieze d/e, frieze and Art Monthly, and is a contributing editor to Art Papers.