STUDIO FOR PROPOSITIONAL CINEMA
Scenes at an Inauguration
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
2 July - 14 August 2016


PRESS RELEASE

Bonner Kunstverein is pleased to announce two new solo exhibitions by Phung-Tien Phan and Studio for Propositional Cinema, recipients of the 2015 Peter Mertes Stipendium.

Phung-Tien Phan will present a series of 8 sculptures based upon traditional gravesites in Vietnam. Clad with ceramic tiles, Phan’s tiered structures not only reference ancient Vietnamese tombs but also reflect modern Western architecture and urban planning. They will be accompanied by a new film that employs references to popular culture to humorously pose questions about issues including creativity, privilege, and consumption.

Studio for Propositional Cinema will exhibit the off-set printing plates for ‘Scenes at an Inauguration’, a new play based upon the Studio’s 2013 inaugural performance at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf in 2013. Written in collaboration with the artist Keren Cytter, the text is a layered fiction derived from scripted and improvised dialogue spoken by both official and unofficial participants at the event.

The exhibitions are generously supported by the Peter Mertes Wine Company with additional support from the Embassy of Canada, Berlin (Botschaft von Kanada) and Zimmermann, Cologne. They are accompanied by a new publication produced in collaboration with Strzelecki Books, Cologne.

Studio for Propositional Cinema, 'Scenes at an Inauguration', 2016
Installation view, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Courtesy Studio for Propositional Cinema und Bonner Kunstverein, Photo: Simon Vogel



Studio for Propositional Cinema, 'Scenes at an Inauguration', 2016
Installation view, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Courtesy Studio for Propositional Cinema und Bonner Kunstverein, Photo: Simon Vogel



Studio for Propositional Cinema, 'Scenes at an Inauguration', 2016
Installation view, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Courtesy Studio for Propositional Cinema und Bonner Kunstverein, Photo: Simon Vogel



Studio for Propositional Cinema, 'Scenes at an Inauguration', 2016
Installation view, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Courtesy Studio for Propositional Cinema und Bonner Kunstverein, Photo: Simon Vogel



Studio for Propositional Cinema, 'Scenes at an Inauguration', 2016
Installation view, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Courtesy Studio for Propositional Cinema und Bonner Kunstverein, Photo: Simon Vogel



Studio for Propositional Cinema, 'Scenes at an Inauguration', 2016
Installation view, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Courtesy Studio for Propositional Cinema und Bonner Kunstverein, Photo: Simon Vogel