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ALP/Peter Bergman is proud to present Tjorg Douglas Beers first solo exhibition in Sweden and an edition of the Berlin-based Forgotten Bar Project.
The works of Tjorg Douglas Beer often revolve around the themes of politics and religion. His imagery juxtaposes sarcasm with seriousness, in order to portray the absurd character of reality.
For MISANTHROPENKARUSSELL Tjorg Douglas Beer has created an installation of scupltures as well as a series of new paintings. This exhibition portrays deforming effects of an intensified media created reality. In this foreboding climate he tries to find a line between the horrific and fragile beauty. The sculptures showing deformed metal heads which constitute the misanthropic carousel and the heads painted on canvas and mirror become iconic image of our own era.
Tjorg Douglas Beer presents a dualistic view of the world. His works radiate the energy captured by the competing and conflicting forces which dominate our world. He finds a tension in this polarization, very much like the one we are exposed to in our own lives.
Tjorg Douglas Beer was born in Lübeck, Germany in 1973. He studied at the Arts Academy in Hamburg, and lives and works in Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at the Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY, Arndt & Partner, Zürich, as well as several museums and arts centres around the world.
The Forgotten Bar Project
Tjorg Douglas Beer is also the initiator of GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL BERLIN and has now put together a selection of 18 artists to introduce The Forgotten Bar Project to Stockholm.
The FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT opened in Berlin-Kreuzberg for the months July and August 2008 and showed different exhibitions every night for 60 days.
The FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT was initiated by GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL, BERLIN in cooperation with the artists and others to provide an interface for contemporary strategies and activities in art and culture as well as a resort for artists in Berlin Kreuzberg.
The artists are Julieta Aranda, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Tobias Bernstrup, Andreas Golder, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Jankowski, Dionisis Kavallieratos, John Kleckner, Alicja Kwade, Annika Larsson, Joep van Liefland, Sara Lunden, Sifis Lykasis, Stefan Mörsch, RothStauffenberg, Alexandros Tzannis, Malte Urbschat and Costa Vece.
Dates and Hours:
Vernissage Misanthropenkarussell + The Forgotten Bar Project Thursday, January 29(18-23) Records: Tobias Bernstrup
Friday, January 30(18-23) Performance: Sara Lunden
Saturday, January 31(12-17) Videoscreening: Joep van Liefland
Thursday, February 12(21-23) Videoscreening Dionisis Kavallieratos & Sifis Lykakis
Friday, February 13(18-23) Records: Sure Theodore
Saturday, February 14(17-20) Videoscreening: Christian Jankowski
Tjorg Douglas Beer`s recent monographic publication SALONU ISTANBUL / NARKOSE #02, 64 pages, 30 images, texts by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Arfus Greenwood, Stijn Huijts, Veit Loers, (ISBN 978-386895-0007), published 2009 by Stadsgaleij Heerlen and Produzentengalerie Hamburg distributed by REVOLVER PUBLISHING BY VICE VERSA is available at the Gallery.
Gallery hours Tuesday - Saturday 12-17 PM.
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Tjorg Douglas Beer
THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT
Julieta Aranda, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Tobias Bernstrup, Andreas Golder, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Jankowski, Dionisis Kavallieratos, John Kleckner, Alicja Kwade, Annika Larsson, Joep van Liefland, Sara Lunden, Sifis Lykasis, Stephan Mörsch, Roth / Stauffenberg, Alexandros Tzannis, Malte Urbschat, Costa Vece