→ Invitation: Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition

// MorphO // Isolation of (portable) pressure

Curated by Chiara Valci Mazzara and Kim Do Hyeong

The curator Ms. Chiara Valci Mazzara together with Mr. Kim Do Hyeong on behalf of Daegu Photo Biennale and Daegu Arts Center is pleased to invite you to attend the opening of Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition 2019 for the first time taking place in Berlin.

Jung Sung Tae,  MMS_3Y_02, stencil printing, 420x278mm, 2018

Jung Sung Tae, MMS_3Y_02,stencil printing, 420x278mm, 2018

The Daegu Photo Biennale Special Exhibition will function as first step in the city of Berlin, displaying one artist based in Korea, one artist based in Daegu city, Korea and two artists based in Berlin, Germany.

The theme of the show is the idea of MorphO (so written, where Morph-is the ever-changing pattern of the matter -- figuratively and literally -- and the O is an attempt to contain it and embrace it at the same time: like a circle). MorphO,  not metamorphosis neither morphosis, stands for the root of the word: 'morph' as for its etymological meaning. The portable pressure is the pressure of the object, the physical weight and, figuratively, the one given by its past and its new content, its story and new life when translated in photographic works or in sculptural volumes.

The exhibition will open with a vernissage Friday, August 23rd 2019, 18.00 and will be running for two weeks, closing with a special finissage Saturday September 7th, 2019, 18.00.  

The artists: Ricarda Roggan, Henrik Strömberg, Jung Sung Tae, Woo Chang Won.

The event will take place at 
Kunstverein am Rosa–Luxemburg–Platz
Linienstraße 40, 10119 Berlin, Germany.
Only by invitation

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→ DSL Collection MANIFESTO

Commissioned by DSL Collection, fontaine b. is charged of defining, conceiving and producing the DSL Collection Manifesto. Circling around the core missions of DSL Collection, such as the deconsecration of art, the building of a community, the flux of ideas, the Zeitgeist, the Manifesto will be projected through a series of texts, videos, interviews, algorithms. We will gather like-minded individuals to discuss and portray a new vision in the art world.

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→ fontaine contemporary new artists

We are incredibly happy to announce that Claudia Chaseling and Milovan Destil Markovic are now part of fontaine contemporary.

Claudia Chaseling,  devolution , 2017 site-mutative painting ink, aluminium and egg tempera on wall, floor and ceiling, 325 cm x 665 cm x 450 cm Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Claudia Chaseling, devolution, 2017 site-mutative painting ink, aluminium and egg tempera on wall, floor and ceiling, 325 cm x 665 cm x 450 cm Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Claudia Chaseling is a German artist known for painting large canvases, concrete objects, walls and floors. The artist exhibited her works in over fifty solo and group exhibitions, in the United States, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, and Austria, among others.

Claudia Chaseling’s work, Spatial Paintings, comprises wall size paintings and space filling murals. The artist creates swirls of organic from, upside down landscapes with reversed perspective and bright fluorescent wave structures with political content. The imagery of her Spatial Paintings consists of distorted landscapes, estranged places, mutated creatures and plants whose deformation is caused by radioactive poisoning. Images of places and landscapes, once so familiar, are now estranged.

Milan DeStil Markovic,  TOXIC  (The Abduction of Europe) Pigments and oil on canvas, 200 cm x 300 cm, 2018

Milan DeStil Markovic, TOXIC (The Abduction of Europe) Pigments and oil on canvas, 200 cm x 300 cm, 2018

Milovan DeStil Marković is Serbian visual artist, who began his career in the early 1980s. Active for over three decades, he is recently described as father of Transfigurative Painting and the Text Portrait. Visiting Professor Art in Context at the University of Arts, Berlin.

Markevitch applies the term transfigurative to a body of work he started to produce in the mid-1990s, comprising three series: Lipstick Portraits, Selfshaves and Text Portraits. In all of these works, his focus has been on the human face. In contrast to conventional portraits based on figurative procedures, however, his works are not representational and iconic. Even though his works are all pictures of real men and women, his portraits are other than figurative; they go beyond pure resemblance. They are not abstract, but rather trans-figurative.

(From Markovic: Trasfigurative Works 1996-2006)


fontaine contemporary is conceived as a group of artists, a dynamic segment, selected in order to deliver a new interpretation of their artistic production in reference to (and not necessarily inspired by!) the work of artists, which characterized the art history of the last fifty years. 

By promoting, organizing and curating shows in European capitals, fontaine contemporary conceives and presents periodic exhibitions. Each of them exhibits a journey through which rare pieces the fontaine b. selection are set in dialogue with chosen works of invited artists. 

→ fontaine b. launches fontaine contemporary

We are incredibly happy to announce a new section in our line of work which is fontaine contemporary. 

Whereas fontaine b.is curating and dealing with works signed by post-war, avant-garde masters, the idea to broaden to a further spectrum of contemporary art came to us in a natural way. In fact, the fontaine contemporaryroster is comprised mostly of artists fontaine b.has already collaborated with in the past 4 exhibitions. This section is meant to be an extension of our commitment to the goal of enhancing the awareness about the contemporary artistic tendencies.

fontaine contemporaryis not representing the artists, instead, we are creating a community of like-minded collaborating individuals. Expect a full program of exhibitions, publications, lectures, panel discussions among others.

We believe that drawing a fil rouge which interlaces work of contemporary artists with the selections of works  we are representing and promoting on behalf of our partners foundations, museums and archives would represent a new way to relate the artistic heritage of our times with the contemporary art community.

To learn more go to fontaine contemporary.