G2 #3
N A R R A T I O N
Thomas Taube

“Leipziger Jahresausstellung” Prize 2015
11 March – 3 April 2016

 

OPENING
Thursday, 10 March 2016, 6–9pm

PRIZE
The Prize of the 22nd edition of the “Leipziger Jahresausstellung” is awarded by the Sparkasse Leipzig, the Elke and the Thomas Loest Foundation and Doris Günther Foundation. The Prize of the year 2015 is dedicated to the Jewish banker Hans Kroch (1887–1970). The award includes a solo exhibition realized by Thomas Taube – the Prize winner of 2015 – in close collaboration with the G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. The exhibition is generously supported with technical equipement by the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.

PRIZE WINNER
Thomas Taube, born 1984 in Munich, studied Media Arts in Leipzig at the classes of Günther Selichar and Clemens von Wedemeyer and in Braunschweig with Candice Breitz, receiving his degree in 2014. Since September 2014 Taube is “Meisterschüler” (postgraduate) at the class of Clemens von Wedemeyer, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig; 2016 International Studio and Curatorial Program New York fellowship from Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen. In 2015 Thomas Taube was honoured with the Prize of the 22nd edition of the “Leipziger Jahresausstellung”. An expert jury chose Taube’s video installation Dark Matters (2014). The award exhibition Narration at the G2 Kunsthalle is Taube`s first institutional solo presentation.

NARRATION
In the award exhibition G2 Kunsthalle presents Taube’s latest video piece Narration from 2016 as a 6-channel installation (115 minutes). The film – featuring Ulrich Matthes in the role of the narrator – will be premiered at the opening of the exhibition at G2 Kunsthalle on 10 March 2016. With Narration the artist, once again, succeeds in realising a project dedicated to a complex as well as universal topic. In Narration Taube explores the principle of narration not only in terms of artistic practice, yet also as a form of human communication. Narration is divided into six interrelated parts focusing on different aspects of its subject: setting, situation, narrator, approach, past, and construct. The film discusses the elements that make narratives in visual or literal form possible and mark every narrative structure in different ways. All six aspects of the term narration are presented equally and simultaneously, but not in identical form. To emphasise their simultaneity and mutual connection Taube presents his piece as a 6-channel installation, giving the viewers the opportunity to connect all parts of the film in regard to the images and content themselves, and thus to approach Narration in the most adequate form possible: as an exploration of the individual order of things that represent the basis of all fiction.

Thomas Taube, Narration, 2016, 6-channel video installation, ca. 115 minutes (movie version: 86 minutes), actors: Ulrich Matthes, Pina Bergemann, Denis Petković, Hannes Lehmann, Eva Langkabel, Laust Frederiksen, Tjarko Bohlen a.o.

curated by Anka Ziefer

INFORMATION
G2 #3
N A R R A T I O N
Thomas Taube
Exhibition duration: 11 March – 3 April 2016
Venue: G2 Kunsthalle, Dittrichring 13, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Opening: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6–9pm
Press-Preview: Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 11am
Further information & registration for the press preview:
Ms Anka Ziefer email, phone: +49 (0)341 35 57 37 93
High-res press images related to the exhibition are available upon request.
Download press release (EnglishGerman)
Download low-res press pics (EnglishGerman)

Parallel to the “Leipziger Jahresausstellung” award exhibition held at the G2 Kunsthalle, maerzgalerie presents the video work Dark Matters (2014, 20 min, Spinnereistr. 7, Halle 6, 04179 Leipzig).

VISIT
The G2 Kunsthalle is open every Wednesday from 3 to 8 pm. Special opening hours on Saturday, 12 March 2016 from 2 to 5 pm.
To visit our special and permanent exhibition from Thursday to Monday please book a guided tour online in advance. Several times a week we offer guided tours in groups of maximum 15 persons in German and English language.

  • Cover invitation / Einladungskarte © Thomas Taube
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    Bildergalerie / picture gallery

  • Image invitation / Einladung © Thomas Taube
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    Image invitation / Einladung

  • Installation view NARRATION by Thomas Taube, 6-channel video installation © G2 Kunsthalle, photo: Dotgain.info
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    Installation view NARRATION by Thomas Taube, 6-channel video installation at the G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, March 11 – April 3, 2016

  • Installation view NARRATION by Thomas Taube, 6-channel video installation © G2 Kunsthalle, photo: Dotgain.info
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    Installation view NARRATION by Thomas Taube, 6-channel video installation at the G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, March 11 – April 3, 2016

  • Scene from The Narrator with Ulrich Matthes, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube
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    Scene from The Narrator with Ulrich Matthes, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube

  • Scene from The Setting, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube
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    Scene from The Setting, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube

  • Scene from The Construct with Tjarko Bohlen, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube
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    Scene from The Construct with Tjarko Bohlen, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube

  • Scene from The Approach, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube
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    Scene from The Approach, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube

  • Scene from The Past with Hannes Lehmann, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube
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    Scene from The Past with Hannes Lehmann, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube

  • Scene from The Approach, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube
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    Scene from The Approach, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube

  • Scene from The Narrator with Ulrich Matthes, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube
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    Scene from The Narrator with Ulrich Matthes, NARRATION (2016) © Thomas Taube

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