Práce / Work
Markus Selg talks about “Isotrop Academy”
(invited by Lenka Vítková)
Founded in 1996 by a collective of Hamburg artists, The Akademie Isotrop
was conceived as an experimental learning environment based on a democratic formulation of classes, student-teacher relationships, and exhibitions.
With a tendency towards a free-wheeling take on Expressionism, the collective output of Isotrop - and a key tenet was always to exhibit collectively - provided an adrenalin-fueled counterpoint to the formalities of Leipzig.
While its self-proclaimed independent status was largely a tongue-in-cheek nod towards officialdom, for four years the Akademie Isotrop succeeded in nurturing a spectacular array of talent including Jonathan Meese, Abel Auer, André Butzer, Birgit Megerle and Markus Selg.
Markus Selg 1974 Singen, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Selg was founding member and part of the Akademie Isotrop (1996 - 2000) and co-editor of Isotrop magazine. He was the recent scholarship holder of Kunstzeitraum, PIN, Freunde der Pinakothek in Munich (2005). Selg has had solo shows at the Vilma Gold, London (2010), MeetFactory, Prague (2009), Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (2009). In 2009 he organized a collaborative installation with Jannis Kounellis and Werner Herzog at the b-05, Montabaur and was included in ‘Heaven’, 2nd Athens Biennale. Currently he is artist-in-residence at the MeetFactory, Prague. He’s a founder and director of the publisher Possible Press.
22.09. 2010 5 p.m.
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ
held in English