Worldrecords by Kai Schäfer at Kunsthaus sans-titre, Potsdam, Germany

OPUS IN ARTEM
is pleased to announce

WORLDRECORDS by KAI SCHÄFER

Kunsthaus sans-titre
Potsdam, Germany

Opening
27 August 2022 at 6 p.m.
With Live Music by the Italian rockband Stillhouse from Parma!
Listen to them on Spotify!

Exhibition period
18 August - 18 September 2022

Opening hours
Wednesday - Sunday 2 - 6 p.m.

The greatest albums in music history high­lighted: on record players that partly became legendary too.

WORLDRECORDS is meant to be a tribute to analogue acoustic art, a homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of sound carrier. In a way – and that makes the photo series so special – it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator: music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one's personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings. The soundtrack of your life.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai Schäfer has developed for WORLDRECORDS contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

The photo series the artist started with in 2010, today includes around 100 pictu­res. At the beginning of the series "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list selected by the "Rolling Stone Magazine" helped Schäfer choosing the most adequate titles. Later on, he went on by himself to add albums that in his opinion should take part of his Worldrecords.

The work on this series allowed him to meet and collaborate with various musicians such as Lou Reed, Neil Diamond, The B-52`s, Joy Division, Motörhead, Metallica and numerous German Top Acts as Kraftwerk, Die Fantastischen Vier, Herbert Grönemeyer, CRO, Die Fehlfarben, BAP, Extrabreit, Die Toten Hosen and many more. In this interview the artist talks about his work and some anecdotes of his career.

 


Worldrecords by Kai Schäfer at ideAle2050, Alessandria, Italy

OPUS IN ARTEM
in collaboration with Alezon + ideAle2050

is pleased to announce

KAI SCHÄFER: WORLDRECORDS

c/o ideAle2050
via Alessandro III 33 – Alessandria

Opening
18 June 2022, 4-10 p.m.

Exhibition period
19 June to 9 July 2022

WORLDRECORDS are the greatest albums in music history high­lighted: on record players that partly became legendary too.

It is meant to be a tribute to analogue acoustic art, a homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of sound carrier. In a way – and that makes the photo series so special – it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator: music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one's personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings. The soundtrack of your life.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai Schäfer has developed for WORLDRECORDS contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

The photo series the artist started with in 2010, today includes around 100 pictu­res. At the beginning of the series "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list selected by the "Rolling Stone Magazine" helped Schäfer choosing the most adequate titles. Later on, he went on by himself to add albums that in his opinion should take part of his Worldrecords.

The work on this series allowed him to meet and collaborate with various musicians such as Lou Reed, Neil Diamond, The B-52`s, Joy Division, Motörhead, Metallica and numerous German Top Acts as Kraftwerk, Die Fantastischen Vier, Herbert Grönemeyer, CRO, Die Fehlfarben, BAP, Extrabreit, Die Toten Hosen and many more. In this interview the artist talks about his work and some anecdotes of his career.

 


Jens Lorenzen at the Deutsches Zeitungsmuseum, Wadgassen, Germany

Opus in Artem strongly advises JENS LORENZEN`s solo show "ZEIT UND ZEITUNG" at the "Deutsches Zeitungsmuseum" in Wadgassen, Germany.

Exhibition period: 26 March to 22 MAy 2022

Exhibition address:
Deutsches Zeitungsmuseum
Am Abteihof 1 - 66787 Wadgassen
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In addition to that, Opus in Artem has today launched a viewing room dedicated to Jens Lorenzen on Artsy.
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The exhibition Zeit und Zeitungen im Werk von Jens Lorenzen presents around 35 large-format works by the Berlin artist, mainly from his MAUER cycle of works.

Lorenzen works with oil on canvas and prefers the technique of collage, finding the motifs in his collection of photographs, which he constantly expands on his travels.

The basis for his works are the front pages of newspapers and magazines or just headlines, which in turn correspond with brand logos, advertisements and flyers.

The viewer literally stands in front of a huge wall that hurls the flood of signs and information at us with full force. This media overload runs like a thread through the artist's work, which presents the aesthetics of the torn and peeled-off billboard with his collage technique.

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