Alptraum: The Wandering Show (Edition 16)

Curated by Marcus Sendlinger with Grant Vetter and Rembrandt Quiballo

The title of the wandering exhibition was inspired by the paintings of the Swiss artist Johann- Heinrich Füssli (1741 Zurich - 1825 London) who painted different versions of an "Incubus“ (Nachtmahr). He made the world of dreams and visions subject of his paintings which were inspired by ghost stories. Conceived and put together by Marcus Sendlinger, The Wandering exhibition or "Alptraum“ has been travelling through the world since 2010 and connects artists from all over the world, reflecting on artistic, social and cultural circumstances that are concerned with the theme of "The Nightmares." The mediums in the show include drawing, collage, photography and works on paper and the artists invited to contribute to this exhibition have been asked only to submit a work which has their direct hand in it, so that physical contact and mark making on the surface of the material is implied in a manner that is akin to the skrier, an ‘automatic writer’, a pyromancer’s stirring of the hot embers, or an ectoplasmic medium, where the hand that re-creates the subconscious wanderings of its owner. 

This naturally excludes many types of processes, but rather than excluding artists because their process prevents them from physical contact with their final piece, the artists invited to contribute have simply been asked to experiment within the pre-requisits of the theme. This offers them the opportunity to break the mould of their practice and try something slightly new, or indeed, old but discarded. Like George Orwell’s Room 101, in his predictive tale, ‘1984’, we all have our own version of what constitutes a nightmare, and for this reason, the project has been opened to a large number of artists whose nightmare versions, or visions, act to reflect different states associated with human fears and fobias, pain and panic. Alptraum is an artist led project. It is a model which utilizes global communication between localized artist hubs and clusters to form an international grouping with the intent of opening a dialog about this subject across borders and cultures in order to delve into the murkiest parts of the collective mind or to further explore the random, idiosyncratic and specific interpretations ‘The Nightmarish’ experince. As such, Each artist draws on their own internal world in order to visualize those anxieties which take them beyond the realm of everyday dreams. 


Artists: Sammie Aasen (AZ) | Merryn Alaka (AZ) | James Angel (AZ) | Malena Barnhart (AZ) | Joe Brklacich (AZ) | Rowan Burkam (AZ) | Jeff Chabot (AZ) | Ashley Czajkowski (AZ) | Bill Dambrova (AZ) | Blaise Danio (AZ) | | Jeff Davis (AZ) | Swapna Das (AZ) | Renée Dennison (AZ) | Cam DeCaussin (AZ) | Fausto Fernandez (AZ) | Louise Fischer (CA) | Sam Fresquez (AZ) | Dani Godreau (AZ) | Josh Haunschild (AZ) | Ize (AZ) | Eric Kasper (AZ) | Erin Kuhn (AZ) | Lena Klett (AZ) | Thomas Knight (AZ) | Amber Linkey (AZ) |  Larry Madrigal (AZ) | Julia Martin (AZ) | Misha Mayr (AZ) | Abbey Messmer (AZ) | Emily Ritter (AZ) | Ethan Roads (AZ) | Justin Rodier (AZ) | Cole Seefus (AZ) | Tara Sharpe (AZ) | Madison Stratford (AZ) | Chris Vena (AZ) | Hannah Walsh (AZ) |  Jonathan Wright (US) | Yuko Yabuki (AZ) | Lisa Zirbel (AZ)  Pio Abad (Philippines) | Christian Achenbach (Germany) | Sanell Aggenbach (South Africa) | Minor Alexander (Russia) | Sonja Alhäuser (Germany) | Li Alin (Canada) | Pablo Alonso (Germany-Spain) | Deniz Alt (Germany) | Axel Anklam (Germany) | Nina Ansari (Iran) | Salvatore Arancio (Italy) | Marco Arce (México) | Laura Baginski (Germany) | Alexandra Baumgartner (Austria) | Matthias Beckmann (Germany) | Boris Beja (Slovenia) | Viktor Bernik (Slovenia) | Zander Blom (South Africa) | Armin Boehm (Germany) | Sascha Boldt (Germany) | Jan-Henri Booyens (South Africa) | Wim Botha (South Africa) | Lutz Braun (Germany) | Laura Bruce (U.S.A.) | Joanna Buchowska (Poland) | Jessica Buhlmann (Germany) | Stuart Cairns (United Kingdom) | Mimmo Catania (Italy) | Il-Jin Atem Choi | Nenad Cizl (Slovenia) | Ben Cottrell (United Kingdom) | Christoph Dahlhausen (Germany) | Ismael de Anda (USA) | Eric Decastro (France) | Mandakini Devi (India) | Kedar Dk Dhondu (India) | Jos Diegel (Germany) | Ulrich Diezman (Germany) | Stefan Draschan (Austria) | Thomas Draschan (Austria) | Sven Drühl (Germany) | Peter Duka (Germany) | Martin Durazo (U.S.A.) | Arian Dylan (México) | Nils Daniel Ebert (Germany) | Elisophie Eulenburg (Austria) | Patricia Eustaquio (Philippines) | Mina Fina (Slovenia) | Bettina Forget (Canada) | Heiner Franzen (Germany) | Jonathan Garnham (South Africa) | Andrew Gilbert (United Kingdom) | Saúl Gómez (México) | Samuel Grajfoner (Slovenia) | Georgina Gratrix (South Africa) | Liza Grobler (South Africa) | Ian Grose (South Africa ) | Jayant Gupta (India) | Fernanda Guzmán (Chile) | Konstanze Habermann (Germany) | Margarete Hahner (Germany) | Hannah Hallermann (Germany) | Florian Heinke (Germany) | Trasi Henen (South Africa) | Lori Hersberger (Switzerland) | Gregor Hildebrandt (Germany) | Stefan Hirsig (Germany) | Jim Holyoak (Canada) | Robert Horvath (U.S.A.) | Johannes Hueppi (Germany) | Thaddaeus Hueppi (Germany) | Rocio Infestas (Chile) | Aska Irie (Japan) | Ichiro Irie (U.S.A.) | Adam Jankowski (Austria) | Birgit Jensen (Germany) | Megha Joshi (India) | Susanne Jung (Germany) | Lisa Junghanss (Germany) | Katharina Kakar | Isabel Kerkermeier (Germany) | Gabriele Konsor (Germany) | Clemens Krauss (Austria) | Edgar Leciejewski (Germany) | Xenia Lesniewski (Germany) | Joep van Liefland (The Netherlands) | Catherine Lorent (Luxembourg) | René Luckhardt (Germany) | Lilly Lulay (Germany) | Polona Maher (Slovenia) | Jörg Mandernach (Germany) | Sandra Mann (Germany) | Stefan Mannel (Germany) | Cécile Martin (Canada) | Nomthunzi Mashalaba (South Africa) | Sandra Meisel (Germany) | Kalidas Mhamal (India) | Rebecca Michaelis (Germany) | Midhun Mohan (India) | Ekaterina Mitichkina (Belarus) | Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa) | Lillian Morrissey (Australia) | Virginie Mossé (France) | Jan Muche (Germany) | Iris Musolf (Germany) | Elena Muti (Italy) | Viraj Naik (India) | Robyn Nesbitt (South Africa) | Wolfgang Neumann (Germany) | Rainer Neumeier (Germany) | Nik Nowak (Germany) | Mario Nubauer (Austria) | Enda O`Donoghue (Ireland) | Jennifer Oellerich (Germany) | Beatrix Opolka (Germany) | Alex Ortiz (Canada) | Justine Otto (Germany) | Max Presneill (U.S.A.) | Manfred Peckl (Austria) | Mick Peter (Germany) | Christian Pilz (Germany) | Mark Požlep (Slovenia) | Arjan Pregl (Slovenia) | Richard Priestley (United Kingdom) | Fernando Rascón (México) | Eva Räder (Germany) | Alexandra Reiss (South Africa) | Tanja Rochelmeyer (Germany) | Anke Röhrscheid (Germany) | Römer + Römer (Germany Russia) | Jenny Rosemeyer (Germany) | Dennis Rudolph (Germany) | Ruth Sacks (South Africa) | Maik Schierloh (Germany) | Andreas Schlaegel (Germany) | Sebastiaan Schlicher (The Netherlands) | Bettina Scholz (Germany) | Ann Schomburg (Germany) | María Jose Seañez (México) | Bettina Sellmann (Germany) | Marcus Sendlinger (Germany) | Natalija Šeruga (Slovenia) | Claudia Shneider (South Africa) | Alexander Skorobogatov (Russia) | Heidi Sill (Germany) | Katarina Sočan (Slovenia) | Miha Štrukelj (Slovenia) | Linda Stupart (South Africa) | Simona Šuc (Slovenia) | Gayatri Subramanian (India) | Nina Šulin (Slovenia) | Ernie Luley Superstar (Germany) | Karuna Tank (India) | Alex Tennigkeit (Germany) | Amalia Theodorakopoulos (Greece) | Peter Thol (Germany) | Žiga Tomori (Slovenia) | Klaus-Martin Treder (Germany) | Luka Uršič (Slovenia) | Simone van de Loo (Germany) | C. van Eeden (South Africa) | Jaco van Schalkwyk (South Africa) | Tamzyn Varney (South Africa) | Alvaro Verduzco (México) | Urša Vidic (Slovenia) | Christoph von Löw (Germany) | Rachel von Morgenstern (Germany) | Grant Vetter (U.S.A.) | Sašo Vrabič (Slovenia) | Maik Wolf (Germany) | Renate Wolff (Germany) | Michael Wutz (Germany) | Ed Young (South Africa) | Phillip Zaiser (Germany) | Frank-Michael Zeidler (Germany) | Thomas Zipp (Germany)


Previous Editions

The Transformer, project space. Washington D.C., United States of America, December 11th, 2010 - January 15th, 2011.CELL project space, London, United Kingdom, January 28th - February 27th, 2011.Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, March 11th - April 15th, 2011.
The Company Gallery, Los Angeles, United States of America, May 1st, 2011 - May 30th, 2011.Blank Projects, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, August 3rd, 2011 - August 27th, 2011.
Goethe Institute Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, February 9th, 2012 - March 9th, 2012.
Green Papaya Art Projects, Metro Manila - Quezon City, Republic of the Philippines, April 4th, 2012 - April 24th, 2012
X project space, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, October 13th, 2012 - October 20th, 2012.
Artspace Rhein-Main, City of Offenbach, Federal Republic of Germany,November 8th, 2013 - December 31st, 2013.
UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, museum for modern and contemporary art, Republic of Slovenia, May 30th - July 7th, 2014.
Salon de Lirio, Fine Art Association, Velim Salcete-Goa, Republic of India, January 4th, 2015 - January 30th, 2015.
Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Panjim, Goa, Republic of India, March 27th - April 30th, 2015.
Visual Voice Gallery, Belgo Building, Montréal, Canada, June 18th - June 25th, 2015.
RAE space for contemporary art Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, April 30th - May 17th, 2016.
La Estacion Gallery, Chihuahua, Federal Republic of Mexico, March 1st - March 16th, 2019.



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