OUT NOW is Uferhallen’s 2021 annual exhibition, returning for its third official edition from September 10–13. OUT NOW animates Uferhallen through an exhibition and performance program, two days of open studios, as well as a month-long residency set up under the mentorship of Rosa Barba. OUT NOW takes place in Uferhallen’s landmark main hall and combines established with emerging, internal and external positions to present the work of 34 artists and collectives.
OUT NOW is an exhibition about presence and absence, debut and expulsion. It commands us to gather and to leave. It presents work that celebrates anticipatory and consummatory pleasures alongside positions which trouble the reciprocity of hype and value through omission, concealment or refusal. Works exhibited explore apparent contradictions in order to parse the complex realities of being an artist today. The program registers a range of media, tones and textures which, in combination, suggest that singularity is not always an asset and that the new might not simply be a form of triumph, but a catalyst for new alliances.
The exhibition includes work by Yalda Afsah, Amelia Barratt, Douglas Boatwright, Ilaria Biotti, Sandra E. Blatterer, Peter Böhnisch, John Bock, Marcel Broodthaers, Patty Chang, Nina Emge, Olamiju Fajemisin, Heiner Franzen, Asta Gröting, Harriet Groß, Katharina Grosse, Yael Graetz, Alice Z. Jones, Fubbi Karlsson (House of North), Peter Klare, Ricard Larsson, Rainer Neumeier, Lukas Panek, Denzel Tristan Russell, Hansjörg Schneider, Tyra Tingleff
Performances by Justin Kennedy + Emma Waltraud Howes + Marcel Darienzo + Dylan Spencer-Davidson, Jacob Peter Kovner, PlusX, Shade Théret + Alexander Iezzi, supported by Draussenstadt Kultur
Live sets from AUCO, Vincent Vidal
Open Studios from Stefan Alber, Quirin Bäumler, Matti Blind, Antje Blumenstein / Isabelle Borges, John Bock, Peter Böhnisch, Peter Dobroschke, Steffi Düsterhöft, Elena Alonso Fernandez, Matthias Galvez / Nicole Sauerbrey / Vincent Wenzel, Wolfgang Ganter, Lena von Goedeke / Sascha Appelhoff, Christian Henkel, kennedy+swan, Peter Klare, Werner Liebmann, David Moses, So Young Park / Peter Böhnisch / Jeroen Cremers, Isabell Rehm/Tim Anadere, Rob Prideaux, Studio dB, Studio Grosse, Dasniya Sommer, Daniel Thurau, Ria Wank, Norbert Witzgall, and more
OUT NOW is organized by a curatorial team led by Isabel Parkes, curator and writer, with Melanie Klimmer, production manager, Cilia Jonda, curatorial assistant, House of North, technical direction, and Toni Brell, design, in collaboration with Uferhallen e.V.