An immaterial gallery for immaterial artworks
“Perhaps the artworks we often call immaterial indeed do not really work. Or maybe they question what work is: what do we mean by (art)work and when do we know if it works? And where does the work actually take place?“ – Galerie
In its dictionary sense, the word “immaterial” means spiritual, unimportant or irrelevant, but in the arts it has assumed another role. According to Galerie, an immaterial artwork is a work that cannot be reduced to a physical object or to the documentation of an action. In the past fifteen years, Krõõt Juurak has developed a series of practices and performances that do not necessarily take place in a black or white box, in neither a theatre nor a gallery, at certain time or space, but rather come to existence as performative conditions through certain other triggers. Similar to the way an “accident-prone” person is likely to get into an accident, these performances may or may not be seen or experienced. There are no guarantees and the more you document the less happens.
In TQW Explore, Krõõt Juurak and Galerie, in collaboration with invited guests, will attempt to present some unpresentable artworks, works between practice and (immaterial) performance, practice presentations and present practices. Through five themed chapters, the visitors are invited on an exploration of different kinds of moods, conversations, workshops, conflicts, guided tours, rumours and dances.
Daily Guided Tours / Presentations:
Tue, 11 June, 17.00: Animal Day
Animal Day is about attempting to see the world through other perspectives and including pets as our colleagues from a different species. There will be a sleeping workshop taught by Linus, the dog, and a guided tour by Galerie, Krõõt Juurak and Alex Bailey through excerpts of AUTODOMESTICATION (2008), Performances for Pets (2014), Animal Jokes (for Animals) (2014), and Animal Show (2015).
Wed, 12 June, 17.00: Family Day
Family Day is an exploration into the co-domestication of families, a child-inclusive shared work space. The audience will be guided through excerpts of CODOMESTICATION (2019) and a distracted discussion about utopian families and parenting together with Krõõt Juurak, Alex Bailey, Albert Juurak and Adriano Wilfert.
Thu, 13 June, 17.00: Audience Day
Audience Day focuses on the audience, the visitor and the participant, and on performances involving participation and not. Excerpts from Scripted Smalltalk (2008), Scripted Meeting (2007), Cleaning Performance (2008), Various Moods (2018), Presentation (2012), Internal Conflict (2014), The Place of the Grave (2013), Sleeping Performance (2008).
Fri, 14 June, 17.00: Bad Mood Day
Bad Mood Day is a day of minimal performances (performative conditions) of various moods, conflicts, rumours and other misinformation. Excerpts from Bad Mood (2013), Scripted Smalltalk (2008), Scripted Meeting (2007), Cleaning Performance (2008), Various Moods (2018), Presentation (2012), Internal Conflict (2014), The Place of the Grave (2013), Sleeping Performance (2008) as well as minimal protest, procrastination as an integral part of practice and various ways of saying no.
Sat, 15 June, 15.00: Party Day
Party Day brings together all of the above mentioned practices including drinks and karaoke. Excerpts from Grand Opening (Galerie, 2017), Artist Talk (2019), Cleaning Performance (2008), Various Moods (2018), Internal Conflict (2014).
born in Tallinn, is an artist and performer living in Vienna, whose performances address both human and non-human audiences. She graduated from ArtEz, Arnhem, in dance and choreography and obtained an MA in fine arts from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Her work comprises presentations, texts, workshops, moods and conflicts. Krõõt Juurak has shown her work in and outside Europe. She has created performances and performative settings including, among others, Bad Mood, Look Look (with Anne Juren),Once Upon, Ride the Wave Dude (with Mårten Spångberg), Animal Jokes (for Animals), Performances for Pets and CODOMESTICATION (all three with Alex Bailey).
is an immaterial gallery for immaterial artworks. The mission of Galerie is to promote immaterial objecthood: works that cannot be reduced to an object or to the documentation of an action. Simultaneously a commercial entity, a performance and a research project, Galerie has been involved in a wide range of activities since its launch in 2014, including Group Show – a performed exhibition, The Booth – an empty art fair booth, where the two gallerists represent artworks using their own means and offer the works for sale, The Intensive Curse – a workshop on artist and artwork representation, The Grand Opening – the choreography of a vernissage without artworks. Galerie has been working in venues such as Material Art Fair (Mexico City, 2017); Jan Mot (Brussels, 2017); Le Menagerie de Verre (Paris, 2017) ArtRotterdam (Rotterdam, 2016); De Appel (Amsterdam 2016); La BF15 and ENSBA-École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts (Lyon, 2016) a. o.
Day ticket € 10
Week ticket € 25
Krõõt Juurak and Galerie reserve the right to make changes in the programme.