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VAULT, Berlin

August 12 2013
3:00 PM

With the spring finally behind us, galleries across the globe are transition to a more relaxed summer program with limited hours and more leisurely programming. In Berlin, however, just off of Kottbusser Tor, Hanna Nilsson and Anna Mikkola are disrupting the season’s tranquility by opening a temporary project space showing ten exhibitions between June and September. Appropriately entitled VAULT, the ephemeral exhibition space that’s sponsored by the Nordic Culture Fund hosts exhibitions that run for five days and can be visited either during their openings on Wednesdays or by appointment. Included in their programming are artists Iain Ball, Hayley Silverman, and Lars Holdhus among others. While the actual project space is unassuming in size, each exhibition continues with an online component on the space’s website. For instance, at Iain Ball’s solo exhibition featuring his (RES) Promethium Supply Kit, the artist showcased a modest installation of disparate articles placed on a laminate blue floor, as well as a compact motion-activated camera cloaked in camouflage that documented the opening. Meanwhile, inside the crowded exhibition space an adjacent laptop resting on a table exhibited found images on a Google+ page dedicated to his ENERGY:PANGEA project. Experimenting with alternative forms of exhibition, documentation, and distribution, VAULT “asks how art might be perceived in the future.” (James Shaeffer)

The next exhibition at VAULT, a solo show by Kimmo Modig, will open on the 14th of August.