CHARTA #4

Jan 20 – Feb 18 2023, HAUNT, Berlin

CHARTA #4

William Engelen, Gregor Hildebrandt, Carsten Nicolai, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Jorinde Voigt, Nicole Wendel

curated by Jan-Philipp Frühsorge & Stephan Klee
 

20 Jan - 18 Feb 2023

Handout in German / English

CHARTA #4 - Sound and Order
William Engelen
Gregor Hildebrandt
Carsten Nicolai
Chiyoko Szlavnics
Jorinde Voigt
Nicole Wendel

curated by
Jan-Philipp Frühsorge & Stephan Klee
curatorial assistance by Matteo Lorusso

Vernissage
Friday 20 Januar  6 – 9 pm

Duration
20 Jan – 18 Feb 2023

Opening hours
Wed – Sat  2 – 6 pm
and by appointment at office@frontviews.de
Free entrance
we recommend to wear a mask.

Location
Frontviews at HAUNT
Kluckstraße 23 A / yard
D - 10785 Berlin


Programme

Vernissage
Friday 20 January 6 – 9 pm

Finissage
Saturday 18 Feb 5 – 9 pm with
Artist Talk
Sat 18 Feb 7 – 8 pm

Book your slot at
rsvp@frontviews.de
more info here

With the essential support of the Berliner Senatsverwaltung
für Kultur und Europa

with the kind funding of blueplanet Investments AG & the very helpful sponsoring by EIDOTEC


CHARTA # (lat.: "the paper sheet"' deu.: "the constitution") is a series of four group exhibitions curated and organized by Jan-Philipp Frühsorge and Stephan Klee under the umbrella of frontviews. The series brings together artists from the Berlin area, whose main medium is drawing, and who each work on common themes in the field of drawing. There are four exhibitions planned In 2021 and 2022, two exhibitions per year. Each issue of CHARTA # is under a different thematic complex and shows five remarkable positions in each category:

CHARTA #1 - Movement and Space
CHARTA #2 - Identity and Narration
CHARTA #3 - Pattern and Territory
CHARTA #4 - Sound and Order

CHARTA #4 - Sound and Order
Drawing is not always a silent procedure. In this exhibition, we explore drawing as an individually structured system and process in interplay with sound and music. William Engelen, Carsten Nicolai, and Chiyoko Szlavnics, as composers, play equally with sounds and drawings, exploring visual art through the lens, or speaker, of musical composition. Gregor Hildebrandt, Nicole Wendel, and Jorinde Voigt, whose main form of expression is not necessarily instrumentally generated music per se, use music and sound either in a very direct way through the used material or soundscapes created in drawing processes. Examples of this are Gregor Hildebrandt's use of phonograms as the main material for creating visual artworks or Nicole Wendel's creation of acoustic rhythms during performative drawings. Some artists also transform what they hear into graphic structures that are as individual as they are complex; Jorinde Voigt, for example, is an outstanding pioneer in this field of contemporary drawing.

William Engelen is a visual artist and composer, in his work the artist travels between drawing and music. His compositions are a response to a context or space. Some works can be exactly reproduced, others are new each time they are played. The aim of his artworks is to test the boundaries between image and sound.

Gregor Hildebrandt uses pre-recorded cassette tapes as the main media for his pictures and installations. The tapes get applied directly onto the canvas and forcefully ripped away from it, leaving beautiful lines that create the final composition.

With his works, Carsten Nicolai explores music, art, and science. The artist often uses mathematic patterns like grids and codes to create installations with a minimalistic aesthetic.

Chiyoko Szlavnics is an artist and composer. Her drawings combine both disciplines, and her compositions have been performed internationally.

Jorinde Voigt‘s drawings appear as an abstract map or a musical score; made on large sheets of paper. Using layers of fine pen ink, the artist creates a complex but delicate web of lines, dots, waves, and writing.

Nicole Wendel’s drawings are constant research of the relationship between body and space which creates a deeper connection with the image.



Frontviews at HAUNT
Kluckstraße 23 A / yard
D - 10785 Berlin
Free Entrance

Public Transport
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Lützowstr./Potsdamer Str. and a 4 minute walk // U-Bahn
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William Engelen

Gregor Hildebrandt

Carsten Nicolai

Chiyoko Szlavnics

Jorinde Voigt

Nicole Wendel