Tobias Rehberger; Presently
Tobias Rehberger’s “presently” is a group exhibition including over 60 artists. Looking back onto his manifold creative collaborations, “presently” brings together many of the individuals who have inspired Rehberger in the last 21 years, and accompanied him as friends, colleagues, and mentors. By prompting this group of artists, architects, designers and musicians to conceive a curated group exhibition together, Rehberger confirms that an artist does not have to work alone.
In the context of the exhibition, Rehberger asked his colleagues to select a work of their own choosing that they thought he might like, resulting in a multilayered spectrum that ranges from delicate works on paper to paintings, videos, sculptures and immersive installations. In exchange, Rehberger has sourced personalized gifts for each artist, which he has hidden within corresponding handmade paper sculptures. Bearing Rehberger’s vividly colored, graphic aesthetic, the presents speak to significant historical influences. In this
dynamic exchange, the artists’ works shed light on Rehberger himself while the presents subtly reflect on their recipients. Opening the possibility for others to participate in the dialogue he has initiated, Rehberger has created a second edition of each present in addition to the version that has been gifted to its designated recipient.
With Franz Ackermann, Ai Weiwei, Pawel Althamer, ATA, Thomas Bayrle, James Benning, Angela Bulloch, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Rüdiger Carl, Billy Childish, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Keith Edmier, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Eriksson, Noa Eshkol, Günther Förg, Mario García Torres, Isa Genzken, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Konstantin Grcic, Andreas Gursky, Carsten Höller, Karl Holmqvist, Martin Kippenberger, Stefan Kozalla, Louise Lawler, Sharon Lockhart, Renata Lucas, Michel Majerus, Antje Majewski, Olaf Metzel, Meuser, Reinhard Mucha, Maurizio Nannucci, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto, Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Nicolai, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Elizabeth Peyton, Pratchaya Phinthong, Claus Richter, Michael Riedel, Anri Sala, Thomas Scheibitz, Bernhard Schreiner, Andreas Slominski, Nedko Solakov, Simon Starling, Thaddeus Strode, Franz von Stauffenberg, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Luc Tuymans, Sven Väth, Not Vital, Danh Vo, Pae White, Bernhard Willhelm, Holger Wüst, Haegue Yang and Heimo Zobernig.
Gallery Images: Tobias Rehberger “presently” installation views at neugerriemschneider, Berlin, 2016
Courtesy: the artists and neugerriemschneider, Berlin. Photo: Jens Ziehe