Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, Gdańsk/Poland
Joas Nebe, Hamburg/Germany — Okt 14, 2016
The momentum is turned against the regular viewer in this film. If you want to find out what the message is and why fish are swimming upside down, pls turn yourself from upright position to a more horizontal one!
If you are disable, e.g. sitting in a wheel chair, please ask the personnel to turn the film back in upright position. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Joas Nebe, who holds degrees in psychology and literature, is a self taught artist, born in Hamburg but now located in South Germany. After a few years in Berlin he decided two years ago to move south close to the French and Swiss border. The different shades he conjures up haven’t gone unnoticed in the art world, and seem to be on the rise. Paintings of his, touching on the topic of ritual sacrifice are part of the Joop van den Ende Collection in Hamburg and “Philosophical Cartoons” is part of the Collection of DIAF ( = Deutsches Institut für Animationsfilm). Important exhibits include the artist´s “Climate Change Cartoons“ on display on exhibition “Letters from the Sky” which accompanied the Durban UN conference on Climate Change 2011 in South Africa and “Machine Fair”- a film about the mechanical site of a metropolis- shown at Museum of Modern Art, Moscow as part of “Now&After” screening in 2012. Other film works has been shown at 25th Festival Les Instants Video (Biblioteca Alexandrina, Cairo), Videoformes Festival 2014 and 2015, Sustain Our Africa, Madatac 3, 4, 5, 6 Competitive Official International Selection (Madrid), Papy Gyros Nights 2016 Hong Kong/ ART_TECTURE, just to name a few.
Solo shows are Intrude Art and Life at the Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai in 2008, where Santiago Capriccio, a short epilogue to the Philosophical Cartoon cycle was chosen to be one out of 100 non-Chinese artists to be displayed on public video screens in Shanghai, 2016 “Encyclopedic”, a one night solo show at The Greenhouse, Berlin, 2016, “You Did A Bad Thing For A Good Reason”, solo show at Berlin´s Cormac Weiss Gallery, curated by Marinus Jo Dimitrov, IFEA (International Curatorial Award 2016) supported by Christopher Grape Fund, and 2016 The Brave New World by curator Nicolas Vamvouklis dedicating each video artist one evening.
Joas Nebe ́s curatorial works have been shown in different european countries. He developed two projects to which international video artists contributed. “The Encyclopedic Cartoons Video Project” had it ́s premiere in Berlin. His latest curatorial work “the Proverb Picture Project” again with participating artist from different continents and countries had it ś premiere on VisualContainer TV in 2014.