STARSHIP 11 – various sketches for leaving the room

July 26–August 10, 2008

 

Opening: July 25, 7pm with DJ Andy Grier (Thieves Like Us)

Ludlow 38 is pleased to present the new issue of STARSHIP, a Berlin based art magazine founded in 1998 by Hans-Christian Dany, Martin Ebner, and Ariane Müller. STARSHIP is a magazine that permanently shifts forms and formats: it appears as a print magazine about once a year but also takes the shape of a gallery, a cinema space, a publishing house, or a production office, organizing exhibitions and concerts. STARSHIP is the collective art practice of its three founding members and serves as a collaborative platform for inviting other artists and writers.

The new issue of the printed magazine is the result of a close collaboration with the artist Henrik Olesen. Under the title “various sketches for leaving the room”, STARSHIP 11 negotiates several demarcation lines and passageways of real and fictional journeys through national landscapes, public places, and private spaces. The magazine launch will be contextualized via a collaborative installation: a suite of possible entrances and exits, reflecting the territorial dialectics of marking off and crossing through, being invited and inviting, being producers and artists as well as being inside or preferably outside – because of the summer heat.

The exhibition also includes a visual research project on excess and sustainability initiated by STARSHIP: “Seinesgleichen geschieht – The Like of It Now Happens” – a series of 19 posters and a plastic bag by Simone Gilges, Judith Hopf, Daniel Pflumm, Bless, Nils Norman, Stefan Dillemuth, Christoph Schaefer, Nina Rhode, Sebastian Lütgert, Henrik Olesen, 4000, Michaela Eichwald, Diplomacy in Reflex, Gunter Reski, Klaus Weber, Deborah Schamoni, Florian Zeyfang, Ariane Müller, Martin Ebner, and Hans-Christian Dany (funded by Kunstfonds Bonn).

STARSHIP 11 was edited in collaboration with Henrik Olesen and includes contributions by: Danh Vo, Enrico David, Sean Snyder, Jay Chung & Q, Takeki Maeda, Dominic Eichler, Elodie Evers, Julian Goethe, Jakob Kolding, Crispin Oduor Macachia, Martin Kirchner, Siw Umsonst, Jeronimo Voss, Francesca Drechsler, Kobe Matthys/Agency, Michaela Eichwald, Richard Hawkins, Simon Fujiwara, Shahira Issa, Klaus Weber, Andy Grier, Gerry Bibby, Gunter Reski, Nicolas Siepen, Stephanie Wurster, Judith Hopf, Gürsoy Dogtas, Sebastian Bodirsky, Francesca Lacatena, Henrik Olesen, and Florian Zeyfang.

www.starship-magazine.org