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Jessica Gispert & Melike Kara

Honey: Bread & Butter

16 07 2016 — 28 08 2016
Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd, 2016, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil stick on glas, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd, 2016, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil stick on glas, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Jessica Gispert: So Lege, 2016, bath salt crystals & acrylic medium on digital print, 84 x 119 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.
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MÉLANGE is proud to present
“Honey: Bread & Butter”
with Jessica Gispert & Melike Kara
at Komplot, Brussels

Jessica Gispert (b. 1984 in Miami; Düsseldorf) and Melike Kara (b. 1985 in Bensberg; Cologne) both refer to the body as subject- they speak of seduction and meet each other in attrition. Originally, the idiom “bread and butter” relates to something providing livelihood, like your income on a regular basis, whereas this time it might speak of specific needs and greeds to be nourished.

Jessica Gispert uses cloud-like construction foam reminiscent of whipped cream or body fat combined with body shaping under garments that are meant to constrain the body but also provide support, leaving it open when the process of ‘forming’ turns into deforming.

Melike Kara’s site specific intervention joins the window of Komplot with traces of mythology. Through a layered composition the window becomes a hermetic display box. 

Amy Ball

Third Eye Blind

14 10 2016 — 29 10 2016
Third Eye Blind I, 2016, Steel, 150 x 300 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Third Eye Blind I (Detail), 2016, Steel, 150 x 300 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Amy Ball, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE.Amy Ball, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE.Amy Ball, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE.Authentic Handcrafted Tote-Bag, Order Online I, 2016, Recycled paper twine, CD-foil on paper, 70 x 26 x 10 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Authentic Handcrafted Tote-Bag, Order Online II, 2016 Recycled paper twine, CD-foil on paper, 66 x 28 x 11 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Amy Ball, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE.Amy Ball, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE.Third Eye Blind II, Video, 6:56 min. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Namaste (Detail), 2016, Steel, sage, 40,5 x 97,5 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne.
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Namaste, my friend. We welcome you to our little refuge, why don´t you stay a while and listen? Here, have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. Be encouraged to discover yourself. Exercise your relaxation – rely only on your inner resources. Radically express yourself. No one other than the individual or a truely collaborative group...

Atlas Economy

Don't Dust

31 08 2016 — 30 09 2016
Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016Atlas Economy: Don't Dust, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016
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In times of increasingly dense communication networks and ties within the art world, certain practices appear which break with claims of determined authorship and instead propose alternative methods of collaboration. The artist group Atlas Economy (*2014, Frankfurt) developed a working structure in which symbiosis and parasitic relations seem to meet. For MÉLANGE, AE created a...

Jessica Gispert & Melike Kara

Honey: Bread & Butter

16 07 2016 — 28 08 2016
Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd, 2016, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil stick on glas, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd, 2016, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil stick on glas, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Jessica Gispert: So Lege, 2016, bath salt crystals & acrylic medium on digital print, 84 x 119 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.
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MÉLANGE is proud to present “Honey: Bread & Butter” with Jessica Gispert & Melike Kara at Komplot, Brussels Jessica Gispert (b. 1984 in Miami; Düsseldorf) and Melike Kara (b. 1985 in Bensberg; Cologne) both refer to the body as subject- they speak of seduction and meet each other in attrition. Originally, the idiom “bread and butter” relates...

DSCTHK

Up Close, Nothing Personal

09 07 2016 — 28 08 2016

MÉLANGE is happy inviting the curatorial collective Komplot from Brussels presenting DSCTHK a project by Jérôme André and Thibaut Blondiau “‘Up Close, Nothing Personal’ is the title of a book in which Lee Morrison states, in regard to his experience, the good attitudes for the nightclubs doormen to adopt. The nightclubs are places whose architectural...

Misael Soto

Solo Show

28 06 2016 — 06 07 2016
Misael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Alexander Bornschein in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Alexander Bornschein in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Sophie Thun in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Sophie Thun in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Sophie Thun in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Sophie Thun in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Domingo Castello in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Arden Sherman in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Arden Sherman in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Performance by Arjan Stockhausen in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Performance by Taisiya Ivanova in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Performance by Taisiya Ivanova in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneMisael Soto: Misael Soto - Solo Show. Performance by Taisiya Ivanova in collaboration with Misael Soto, MÉLANGE, 2016, Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne
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Infrastructure is much more important than architecture. – Rem Koolhaas Melange is pleased to present Misael Soto’s first solo show,1 Misael Soto: Solo Show. Containing painting, sculpture, video, photography, sound, performance, furniture, plant life, text, intervention, and gestures, Solo Showis both a singular work and a collaborative curatorial effort. say something here about the blurring of authorship. the banal vs spectacle. personal identity vs public...

Edition

BOX ONE

17 05 2016 — 31 05 2016
Silke Albrecht, Ohne Titel, 2013/2016, Water colour on paper, 28 x 21 cm, one of 26 uniquesAnders Clausen, Ohne Titel, 2016, mixed media, necklace object, diameter approx. 31 cm, length of necklace 100 cm, one of 13 uniques, each +1 APPaul Czerlitzki, Key, 2016, metall, engraved, 6,8 x 2,5 cm, numbered with certificateJessica Gispert, Water / Earth / Wind / Fire, each 2016, ink jet prints on velum, mounted on glitter and watercolour paper, 33 x 23 cm, 4 motifs, each 4 + 4 APAnne-Louise Hoffman, Lefties, 2016, brass wire, sugar, approx. 25 x 18 x 4 cm, one of 26 uniques of a series, with certificateEllen Yeon Kim, Laundromat, 2016, silkscreen print on paper, folded, 27 x 35 cm (folded), 54 x 35 cm (unfolded)Piotr Lakomy, Untitled, 2016, aluminium rode tape, mesh metal, varnish, approx. 35 x 23 cm, one of 26 uniques of a seriesHugo Montoya, Yo Corto, 2016, archival pigment print on paper, 21,7 x 29 cmAlex Morrison, The Illuminated Witness, 2016, archival pigment print on Epson Hot Press Bright Paper 320 g/m, 20 x 29,7 cmPatrick Fabian Panetta, EDITION, 2016, Fine art print, 29 x 21 cm, one of 13 numberedMarco Schmitt, A flying cube containing an object of unimportance but big value, 2012/2016, fine art print, signed and numberedJoshua Sex, Untitled, 2016, water colour on paper, 29,5 x 21 cm / 21 x 29,5 cm, one of 26 uniquesMisael Soto, Object Displacement Holly Tree Sketch, 2016, archival pigment print on paper, 21,7 x 29 cm
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MÉLANGE is happy to announce its first Edition Box. “BOX ONE” consists of 13 works by 13 artist, that we proudly worked with over the course of our first year of programming. Artist list: Silke ALBRECHT, Anders CLAUSEN, Paul CZERLITZKI, Jessica GISPERT, Anne-Louise HOFFMANN, Ellen Yeon KIM, Piotr ŁAKOMY, Hugo MONTOYA, Alex MORRISON, Patrick Fabian...

Anders Clausen

Straight Lines

31 03 2016 — 01 05 2016
Anders Clausen, Straight Lines, Installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneAnders Clausen, Untitled (Urmeter X-Profil), 2015 Brass, 2,5 x 100 x 2,5 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneAnders Clausen, Untitled (feather), 2016 Bird feather, water transfer print,  21 x 3,8 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneAnders Clausen, Untitled (feather d), 2015 Scissor cut , nickel galvaniced bird feather,  water transfer print, Kawaski green lacquer, 35 x 5 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneAnders Clausen, Straight Lines, Installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneAnders Clausen, Untitled (feather aC), 2016 Scissor cut, nickel galvaniced bird feather, 33 x 4 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneAnders Clausen, Untitled (feather j) 2015  Bird feather, air bursh, chlorin bleach,  36 x 4,5 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, CologneAnders Clausen, Untitled (feather aB), 2016, Bird feather, air brush, 32 x 4,5 cm. Courtesy the Artist and MÉLANGE, Cologne
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One should be aware of the momentariness/volatility of social habits. Tools guide you through everyday life, supplying a proper framework, a set of possibilities to help with the guise of worldly interaction. Yet, it is mostly technological invention that has slowly – though nowadays quite quickly – shaped social manners and our way of living....

Patrycja German & Patrick Fabian Panetta

TAUSCHHANDEL

05 03 2016 — 05 03 2016

A project by Patrycja German and Patrick Fabian Panetta in cooperation with artothek and MÉLANGE Patrick Fabian Panetta – Scale of Rating Place: artothek, Sat., March 5, 1 – 4 pm Patrycja German – Kartenlegen Place: MÉLANGE, Sat., March 5, 6 – 9 pm  

Patrick Fabian Panetta

SCALE OF RATING

02 02 2016 — 06 03 2016
Patrick Fabian Panetta, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Patrick Fabian Panetta, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Patrick Fabian Panetta: SCALE OF RATING / A FINAL CUT, 2016, Screen capture, sound, min. 20:15, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Exile, Berlin.Patrick Fabian Panetta: SCALE OF RATING / PETZEL & SCALE OF RATING /LEHMAN MAUPIN, each 2014, Screen capture, sound, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Exile, Berlin.Patrick Fabian Panetta: SCALE OF RATING / PETZEL & SCALE OF RATING /LEHMAN MAUPIN, each 2014, Screen capture, sound, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Exile, Berlin.Patrick Fabian Panetta: SCALE OF RATING / PERES PROJECTS, 2014, Screen capture, sound, min. 01:35, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Exile, Berlin.Patrick Fabian Panetta: SCALE OF RATING / PERES PROJECTS, 2014, Screen capture, sound, min. 01:35, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Exile, Berlin.Patrick Fabian Panetta, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Patrick Fabian Panetta, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016. Patrick Fabian Panetta, installation view, MÉLANGE 2016.
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Scale Of Rating The material is the medium – is the message – equals questionable content – or is there any content left? Patrick Fabian Panetta’s (b. 1977, lives and works in Berlin) video works at his MÉLANGE show belong to the same series but are displayed in variety of common modes of video-art-presentation: A...