Gfeller + Hellsgård: No no no no I want you to be wide awake and hear details you’ve never heard before!
March 7 - May 4
No no no no I want you to be wide awake and hear details you’ve never heard before!
Printmaking exhibition by Gfeller + Hellsgård featuring experimental silkscreen printing and installation
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts
March 7 – May 4, 2019
Reception: Thursday, March 7th, 5-7pm
Texas Christian University is pleased to announce their collaboration with guest artists Gfeller + Hellsgård in the exhibition No no no no I want you to be wide awake and hear details you’ve never heard before! featuring a new, site-specific print installation with large, temporary wooden structures. This exhibition runs from March 7 – May 4 at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, with an opening reception on Thursday, March 7th from 5-7pm.
Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellsgård have been working together since 2001 and are recognized for their commitment to rethinking and stretching the limits of the screen-printing process through experimentation. The French-Swedish duo work across a wide range of media, including zines, books, posters, installation and painting, and their vibrant style is best described as a hybrid of handcraft, punk and pop abstraction.
We have been exploring screen-printing for over 20 years. From experimental zines, we slowly shifted to unique artists’ books, monotypes and paintings, but we always felt there was more to be done. We wanted to go to the essence of the process, push the boundaries of the medium, be radical. We were looking for a way to transcend the rigidity of the technique. So we had to rethink and simplify, to finally get the form and content in adequacy. That’s how we started doing monumental minimal printing.
No no no no I want you to be wide awake and hear details you’ve never heard before! will open with a reception for the artists at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts on Thursday, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. Audiences are invited to join the artists at the free opening reception where they are available to discuss their studio practice and answer questions regarding their work.
This exhibition is co-curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons, Director of The Art Galleries at TCU and Rachel Livedalen, Assistant Professor of Art, TCU. It is programmed as part of Texchange, the 2019 SGC International Conference, Dallas, March 6 – 9. SGC International is an educational non-profit organization committed to informing their membership about issues and processes concerning original prints, drawings, book arts, and handmade paper.
About Gfeller + Hellsgård
Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellsgård live and work in Berlin, Germany. As well as working on their own successful studio practice they often work in collaboration with other international artists to produce books, exhibition catalogues and zines. They have also designed record covers and posters for bands like Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, and ads for major brands such as Converse, Camel, and Sony Music.
Recent exhibitions include:Le Confort Moderne, Poitier, France (2018); Printed Art Triennale, Museum of the Chinese Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China (2018); die Wand / die Mauer, Fieldwork Project Space at the Visual Art Center of University of Texas in Austin, Austin, USA (2017); Bongoût retrospective, Center de I’illustration, Strasbourg, France (2017); Printers Matters 2 / Mad 3, la Maison Rouge, Paris (2017); 13th Biennale de Lyon, Boutique de la Biennale – Musée d’art Contemporain, Cité Internationale, Boutique de la Biennale, La Sucrière, Lyon, France (2015); Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design “Golden Bee 11” Jury Show, Moscow, Russia (2014); YuckPosters, the Manchester Center for Craft & Design, Manchester, UK (2013); Tiny Trifecta, The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, USA (2013); and, The International Poster Biennial, Istanbul, Republic Museum and Art Gallery, Turkey (2010).
Selected Collections that hold their work include: Artists Book Collection Seoul, Korea; Brooklyn Museum of Art, USA; Kunst und Museumsbibliothek Stadt Köln, Cologne, Germany; Lenton Parr Library, Victoria Collage of Art, University of Melbourne, Australia; Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA; MoMA New York, USA; Region Kronoberg, Sweden; Region Östergötland, Sweden; Sächsische Landesbibliothek SLUB, Dresden, Germany; School of the Art Institute of Chicago SAIC, USA; Temple University, Philadelphia, USA; The British Library, London, UK; The National Library of Luxembourg; University of California, San Diego UCSD , Santa Cruz UCSC & Santa Barbara UCSB, USA; and Yale University, New Haven, USA.
Gfeller + Hellsgård will be in Fort Worth, Texas from February 21 – March 8 and will be available for press interviews in person or by phone. To schedule an interview, please contact Sara-Jayne Parsons: email@example.com / 817-257-2707