„Man gewöhnt sich an einiges.“
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart is Christian Flamm’s first project dealing solely in sculpture. It brings the artist’s core interests to the fore, which are attitude and composition. This work is informed by personal recollections and based on collective memory; the past is brought into the present, until the latter becomes part of the former, eventually.
The exhibition is accompanied by The End of Selling Out, a specifically conceived screening programme, curated by Mike Sperlinger.
The End of Selling Out
Opening event: 23 February, 8pm
A screening of films by Paul Kelly, including the European premiere of Take Three Girls (The Dolly Mixture Story). Followed by a conversation between Sperlinger and Kelly.
Cinema looping programme – part 1: The Target Shoots First
24 February – 11 March, Wednesday to Sunday from 12-6pm
Debt Begins At 20
Stephanie Beroes, 1980, 40 mins
Grassroots documentary on the Pittsburgh punk scene.
The Target Shoots First
Chris Wilcha, 2000, 72 mins
Video diary of philosophy grad working at mail order record company, becoming involved in their attempts to market Nirvana and other grunge bands to their catalogue customers.
Interspersed with compilation of ads made from tracks on Moby’s Play album.
Cinema looping programme – part 2: The Future of Exploitation
12 March – 29 March, Wednesday to Sunday from 12-6pm
Ondi Timoner, 2004, 100 mins
Parallel portrait of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols in pursuit of fame.
What is a Group?
Ian Svenonius, 2016, 30 mins
‘The first Sci-Fi Documentary Rock ‘n’ Roll Exploitation Film.’
Interspersed with selected adverts:
John Lydon – Country Life
Bob Dylan – Chrysler
Robyn – Volve Drive-E
Cinema looping programme – part 3: Can Artists Sell Out?
30 March – 15 April, Wednesday to Sunday from 12-6pm
Robert Longo, 1987, 35 mins
Satire of 80s New York artworld, including Ray Liotta as a money-mad artist.
Lukas & Hoffmann zu Gast bei der Künstlergruppe Schleifschnecke
Cosima von Bonin, featuring Nicolaus Schafhausen and Markus Schneider, 1994, 60 mins
House and Garage
Oliver Payne and Nick Relph, 2000, 25 mins
Two young artists, still at art school, try to connect pop music, youth culture, art and commodification.
The Sixth Year
Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, 2013, 65 mins
Satirical online TV series about the art world.
Interspersed with extracts from Argument by Anthony McCall & Andrew Tyndall, 1978
Several short sections from the film with a blank screen in which a droning voiceover complains about the difficulty of combining a radical art practice with a corporate day job.
Christian Flamm has been working in the field of visual culture for years. Including the exhibition Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm in Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 1998.
Photography: Frank Kleinbach.
Realised with the support of the Stiftung der Landesbank-Baden-Württemberg, Hugo Boss and PhotoFabrics.