Der Schein der Dinge
solo show by Sophia Pompéry
Sophia Pompéry is a keen observer. With a phenomenological vision onto the world she questions the deceptive appearance of things and opens up unusual perspectives on apparently well-known objects and conditions. At studio space 45cbm she presents a set of works, that pay homage to the elusive moment, with a focus on the transition from one state of being to another. In a playful experimental set-up physical and optical regularities are being fathomed out, and philosophical questions concerning space, time and self are raised.
The Pan Tadeusz Museum in Wroclaw is a place where history and modernity come together. Based on the best traditions of Polish Romanticism, it continues to promote the most vivid and active aspects of Polish culture, seeking a language which makes it possible to present the cultural legacy of this great work of literary art in a contemporary context, allowing room for reinterpretation
The phenomenon of illegibility and the accumulation of layers of script is the subject of the new temporary exhibition at the Pan Tadeusz Museum. The exhibition includes works e.g. by Andrzej Bednarczyk, Irma Blank, Zbigniew Libera and Andrzej Szewczyk.
Most of us have experienced writing down a note which is later illegible, even to ourselves; it has occurred to almost everyone that we failed to decipher someone else's scribbling, or have come across a system of signs that we couldn't understand. How do we feel then: irritated, helpless, powerless? Or perhaps, in those conditions, when the desire for meaning evades us so blatantly, do we discover perception of different kind, where the script becomes a material phenomenon in itself, a fascinating ornament, a code without information? We see scripts which are visible, but not legible.
The notion of a palimpsest appears to be closely related to illegibility. This term describes a manuscript written on previously used material. A palimpsest involves layers of overwritten script, in which the old layers eventually begin to reappear from below the new, making the writing less legible, if at all.
Line and Dot
The line and the dot, these ancient characters of script, become cues for two radical and experimental artworks exhibited during Appropriating Language #17, in Maničre Noire. With both pieces: Und Punkt as well as Häuserzeilen. 1600 Meter Monostichon, Sophia Pompéry examines the visual form of writing, given extreme amplifications.
Illegibility, the context of script
Curated by Marta Smoliska
O Wlos! / By a hair!
Contributing artists: Krystyna Piotrowska, Aleksandra Ska, Servet Kocygit (Turkey), Sara Skaaning (Denmark), Pawe Matyszewski, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Magorzata Wielek-Mandrela, Ula Kluz-Knopek, Beata Szczepaniak, Zofia Krawiec, Justyna Or?owska, Beata Szczepaniak, Sophia Pompery (Germany).
Fragments of an Empire
curators : David Elliott & Rachel Rits-Volloch
featuring Kader Attia, Lut Becker, Theo Eshetu, Amir Fattal, Gülsun Karamustafa, Fiona Parkington et Sopia Pompéry
an exhibition about text based art
selected by Pierre Granous & Jordan Seydous
image : Sophia Pompéry - der letze Punkt aus "die Leiden des junge Werther" by Goethe (series Und Punkt, 2013)
avec Art & Language, Georg Baselitz, Patxi Bergé, James Brooks, Ursula Döbereiner, Maurice Doherty, Reinhard Doubrawa, Adib Fricke, Pierre Granoux, Alekos Hofstetter, Annette Hollywood, Mark Lammert, P. Nicolas Ledoux, Nanne Meyer, François Morellet, Alexander Negrelli, Sophia Pompéry, Marc Rebollo, Lawrence Weiner and others
Festival of Future Nows
Work by Sophia Pompéry :
Weather Chart, 2014
2 banners, light sensitive ink on polyester
Vertigo of Reality
How does today's art alter reality? How do aesthetic production and political, social space interact with each other?
with Marina Abramovic, Art+COM, Herman Asselberghs, Alexander Bruce, Peter Campus, Andrea Clemens, Thomas Demand, Ariana Dongus, Olafur Eliasson, Valie Export, Christian Falsnaes, Harun Farocki, Rosa Feigs, Hamish Fulton, Jochen Gerz, Dan Graham, gold extra, Lars Harzem/ Bastian Schmidt, Alex Hay, Jeppe Hein, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Richard Kriesche, Bjřrn Melhus, Sarah Möller/ Christian Brinkmann/ David Wiesner, Molleindustria, Bruce Nauman, Julian Oliver/ Danja Vasiliev, Trevor Paglen, Paidia Institute, Nam June Paik, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Sophia Pompéry, Franz Reimer, Ulrike Rosenbach, Tino Sehgal, Tale of Tales, Nasan Tur, Bill Viola, Giny Vos, Thomas Wrede.
Art and Health
Sanofi Headquarters, Potsdamer Platz 8, Berlin.
Anton BURDAKOV | Olafur ELIASSON | Philip HAUSMEIER
Miriam JONAS | Caroline KRYZECKI | Ulrike MOHR | Sophia
POMPÉRY/Sebastian RIEMER | Maren ROLOFF | Bettina SCHOLZ (shows Antonius BLOCK) | Aiko TEZUKA | Timm ULRICHS | Sinta WERNER
Pompéry & Scholl
Bredowstraße 35a, 4. OG