Video

Vernissage

Daniel Kötter

2011, 11:00 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1018.17

A potentially endless self-reproducing mechanism referencing the white cube, the relations between production process and presentation, the network of art production and valorisation, Vernissage is at the same time the intimate story of an old man, looking at his own immediate and ephemeral past, leaving behind visual and audible traces.

"A vernissage (varnishing, from French) is a term used for a preview of an art exhibition, often private, before the formal opening. (...) At official exhibitions, artists, in the past, would give a finishing touch to their works by varnishing them. The custom of patrons and the élite of visiting the Academies during the varnishing day prior to the formal opening of the exhibition gave rise to the tradition of celebrating the completion of an art work or a series of art works with friends and sponsors.“ en.wikipedia.org

Vernissage was produced as an installation during an artist residency at A-I-R laboratory, Centre for Conteporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw 2011.

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