John Miserendino’s Funny Games at Kunsthaus Dresden

We are thrilled to announce that John Miserendino’s version of Funny Games, developed over the course of his Session at Recess, will be on view from July 10 – July 14, 2012 at Kunsthaus Dresden.  The work will be included in the exhibition Video Violence: Optional commemoration and the future, curated by
S T O R E contemporary.  

Video Violence: Optional commemoration and the future
Part of Inside Out

Kunsthaus Dresden
Rähnitzgasse 8
1097 Dresden, Germany

July 10 – 14, 2012
Opening Reception: July 10,  7 pm
Round table talk:  July 14, 8 pm

Trisha Baga (us); Alexandra Barao (us); Marie Julia Bollansée (be); CLPPNG (us);
Dylan Fisher (us); Paul Flannery (uk)
Mekhitar Garabedian (ar/be); Adam Harms w/ Kat Harvey(us); Naho Kawabe (jp/de);
Sara Ludy (us); Veronica Luyo Torres w/ Alvaro Icaza (es); Lorna Mills (ca);
Fernando Visockis Macedo (br); John Miserendino (us);
Galeria Perdida (mx/us); Jozef Robakowski (pl); Anselm Ruderisch (de);
Yorgos Sapountzis (gr); Sutter/Schramm (de)

With a focus on moving images, S T O R E invited a wide 
selection of contemporary international artists. Created was a situation
 that drives analogies to artist’s blogs of this generation, filled with overlappping blogged and reblogged 
images. The result of the endeavor is at times hostile and violent on the surface but often poetic in detail and intellectual in focus. Different works thereby exist simultaneously – fragile or demanding, abstract or hyper real – all on one wall. Another, yet underrated,
 reference would be the almost classical petersburghian or russian hanging of 
old master’s paintings in traditional exhibitions and museums. Heart and brain of the installation will be the work of video and computer art pioneer Jozef Robakowski.
Bring hours to spend!

S T O R E contemporary is a private run non-profit art space focused on young contemporary art and boundary pushing projects. The small unique shaped room with its big window screen formerly functioned as a real store is located right next to the old jewish graveyard in the cultural centre of Dresden. Monthly changing exhibitions and artist interventions make S T O R E a local hot-spot of contemporary tendencies.

Kunsthaus Dresden is a public centre for contemporary art, and is unique in the city for its focus on current trends in the art world. The institution was formerly known as the Galerie Rähnitzgasse and its history goes back to 1981, when the original building was converted into an organisational centre and exhibition gallery for the former German Democratic Republic`s art events.

After the political change in 1989, the Dresden City Council decided that the building should be maintained as a venue for contemporary art. Since the early 1990s, Kunsthaus Dresden has mounted a series of changing exhibitions that have provided insights into both regional and international movements and trends in current contemporary art.

Changing exhibitions, with various specific themes, highlight the current topics of both international and regional contemporary art. Close collaboration with artists and others involved in the cultural sphere, reveals their conceptual impulses and illuminates how their interpretations relate to present-day living and different histories.

Lectures, films and guided tours accompany the exhibitions, and together they provide a forum for debate on contemporary culture, politics and social issues.

Many thanks to S T O R E contemporary.