Altering News has been my biggest solo show so far. On four floors more than 70 pieces that I worked on in the past two years were on view, many of them for the first time. Here are some impressions:
News shape. Ines Seidel
Ines Seidel with news textures.
Altering News, exhibition view.
I wish it was true. altered newspaper. Ines Seidel.
Softening. altered newspapers. Ines Seidel
Altering News. tour on the 3rd floor.
transmuting news in the exhibition. Ines Seidel.
Workshop area of the exhibition
Altering News questions how we build a physical and emotional contact with newspaper, as material, as medium, as news. In the attic of the water tower, visitors were invited to explore the topic with their own hands.
transmuting news, prototype 28. Ines Seidel.
Looking back on the exhibition, I am thankful for the chance to create a specific and spacious atmosphere in the extensive premises of the water tower and encouraged by the interest and resonance from visitors. It has also been valuable for me to be in contact with the city of Dachau, a city whose very name elicits physical and emotional reactions.
Here are some impressions from my recent exhibition “Papier. Los!” (Paper. Go!) at the Old Jailhouse in Freising. From Jan 27 to Feb 4 the space was filled with works from paper. I was there with my artist friend Eva-Maria Bischof-Kaupp, who presented new drawings and prints and many threedimensional pieces. I showed works with altered books, especially Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, new pieces from newspaper and also the recent occupation with cracks in the road that I conserved on paper.
“The Talk” was an installation that was on show at the a href=”http://fridaygallery.com/”>Friday Gallery, Munich during Munich Jewellery Week from 24 Feb to 1 March. In a dialogue with the South African artist Allun Turner I have been creating jewellery objects, textures and masks from newspaper. Over the course of several weeks I got the chance to dive deeper into my favorite subject – words and gestures. Here are a few impressions:
The Talk. installation view. Ines Seidel.
texture from burst speech bubbles. Ines Seidel
Allun Turner. trophy head.
Allun Turner @ The Talk
pendant made from newspaper. Ines Seidel.
show your wound. ring made with paper. Ines Seidel.
On the 15th of December the Procreate Project will launch in London. The initiative has been founded to support and network with international mother artists. More than 100 artists contribute to the launching exhibition at the Women’s Art Library at the University of London. Until 18th of December the works are shown in specially made photozines. I am represented with the photo series “Our Baby”.
Our Baby. self with news. photography.
The five piece installation “One” will also be shown during the launch event. It is currently on the way to London.
ONE. pigment transfer, wire, ink on concrete.
I am the chicken and the egg,
I am the shell and the crack.
I am the nest. I leave the nest.
I am in pieces that do not rhyme.
I am in pieces that rhyme with
From the 24th of July the town hall of Neufahrn will be all about communication. At least that is true for the halls where I will spread out with my posters, objects and wall hangings. The exposition “KOMMUNikation” will be all about language, listening and the unspoken, which are central to me. But it will also be about place and community.
In my last exhibition I have predominantly worked with old books but this time a few other materials will get their say: Used envelopes reveal secrets, plastic bags beg for conciliation and cereal boxes will be filled with the silence of Neufahrn, the place I am living in. Depending on their disposition, visitors can find humorous, profound or provocative messages. At any rate, there will be something to talk about!
The vernissage takes place on Thursday, the 24th of July at 7 p.m.. Not just the Neufahrn community is invited!