Munich_at kunstverein_k.m ‘Sudoku’
by Venetia Kapernekas
Yesterday afternoon, a walk through of the exhibition ‘Sudoku’ at Munchen Kunstverein by its director Chris Fitzpatrick.
From 4 July until 6 September 2015, Kunstverein München presents ‘Sudoku’ — an exhibition by Gintaras Didžiapetris, Renée Levi, and Rosalind Nashashibi.
The exhibition is titled after a popular Japanese puzzle ‘Sudoku’ which deductive logic is used to fill a concentric grid of squares with the numbers 1 through 9 in correct locations. Each artist has used the puzzle’s restrictive rules as a productive system for responsively creating new individual work, re-presenting existing work in new ways, and exhibiting it all within a collective installation that is both symbiotic and parasitic. (k.m press handout, edition of 1250 copies)
Nearly 50 works were produced individually, but the resulting exhibition is a more collective affair, which is fitting since the artists have become increasingly entangled over the years. Levi made a series of paintings in response to a film by Nashashibi, who later filmed Levi painting with a mop in her Basel studio. Likewise, Didžiapetris and Nashashibi continue to influence each other’s practices. Through Sudoku the artists’ entanglement is pulled even tighter, into a knot, through which their individual approaches are even more visible. (k.m press)