201014: n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / New Berlin Art Society: Luca Vitone - Imperium.

n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / New Berlin Art Society: Luca Vitone - Imperium. 20.09.14 to 09.11.14 Turned to dust By Raimar Stange "Porträts" by "four institutes of state power", writes the Neue Berliner Kunstverein / New Berlin Art Society about Luca Vitone's exhibition "Imperium", showing the Italian artist there. It concerns so-called "Dust Aquarelles / Watercolours", pictures that Luca Vitone, who incidentally, was represented last year in the Italian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, painted with dust from vacuum cleaner bags which he acquired from the following four buildings: The German Central Bank, the German Federal Parliament, the Federal Court of Justice and the Berlin Pergamon Museum. The monochrome pictures "Spaces / Rooms", 2014, appear, and this is not actually surprising, very similar, simply through the intensity of the prevalent, varied brown tones of all four pictures. The four locations thus "portrayed", however, are cleverly chosen as they stand, after all, for economic, legislative, judicial and cultural power. Likewise, good to see are the minimalistic pictures in their severe yet in spite of that almost poetical impression. But the political aspiration of the exhibition – which incidentally also stresses the title of the exhibition which, if nothing else, alludes to Negri/Hardt's book "Empire" – needs to be questioned: how far, namely, do these four pictures really represent "portraits" of implied centres of power? So: tell me how your dust looks and I'll tell you who you are? Precisely this calculation of Luca Vitones doesn't work out - the political quality is unfortunately lacking in this concept. It's similar in the exhibition's other room in which the artist presents his olfactory sculpture "Imperium", 2014. In co-operation with the master perfume maker, Maria Candida Gentile, Vitone tried to compose the "Scent of Power" (nbk). What one smells in the brightly lit exhibition room brings, perhaps, the smell of fear to mind, or of musty offices. But finally, this work is no more successful than the hopefully tongue-in-cheek allegation that there is a typical stench of leadership. n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / New Berlin Art Society 10115 Berlin, Chausseestr. 128/129, Tel: +49 (0)30 280 70 20 Fax: +49 (0)30 280 70 19 Email: nbk@nbk.org http://www.nbk.org Opening hours: Tue – Fri 12.00 – 18.00 hours, Sat 14.00 – 18.00 hours

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Tel: +49 (0)30 280 70 20, Fax: +49 (0)30 280 70 19
Email: nbk@nbk.org
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