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Caroline Achaintre

The Self and the Other
27 July–8 August 2020

Caroline Achaintre, Glover
Glover, 2018, photo: Andy Keate


Media
Drawing, 2D- and 3D-collage, clay

Location
Hohensalzburg Fortress

Teaching language
English (the teacher also speaks German and French)

What to bring
Small objects for 3D-collages, structures to press into clay, pencils

Requirements
None

Maximum number of participants
20

Co-teacher
Kathrin Delhougne

Participation fee
€ 720.– (€ 560.–)

What might the “Self” and the “Other” be – and what is the role of art in this context? In the group, we will discuss old and new forms of representing the Self and the Other; starting with images from prehistory, we will try to create associations with futuristic forms of representation. We will visit the archaeological department of Salzburg Museum, deal with texts on the ‘uncanny’ and study representations from the genre of Science Fiction. This wide, suspense-laden range will provide the starting-point and the source for our artistic production. We will draw with pencils, and make 2- and 3-dimensional collages, paper sculptures and small works in clay.

During the course, students’ works will be discussed both one-to-one and in the group. At the end of the course we will try as a group to develop an overall context for the final exhibition.
Caroline Achaintre, born in Toulouse (FR) in 1969 and brought up in Fürth (DE), lives and works in London. She works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd. Citing German Expressionism, post-war British sculpture and Primitivism as influences, her work also makes reference to more contemporary sub-cultural strands of sci-fi, the Goth-metal scene, psychedelia and horror films.

Exhibitions
2019
Permanente, MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, Montpellier (FR). Dauerwelle, Belvedere 21, Vienna. 2018 Fantômas, De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea (UK) and BE-PART, Waregem (BE). Duo Infernal, Art : Concept, Paris. Dissolver, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (DE). Wimper, Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale (UK). 2017 Escanér, Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado, Quito. Caroline Achaintre, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (FR). Caroline Achaintre, A.D.O. Farbvision, Berlin.

Group exhibitions (recent)
2018 Pissing in the River. Again!, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin. Childhood. Another Banana Day for the Dream-Fish, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. BALTIC Triennial, curated by Vincent Honor., Vilnius; Tallinn; Riga. A Forest, Arcade Gallery, London. Nomadic Murals: Contemporary Tapestries and Carpets, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Miami, FL (US). 2017 En Crue, Fondation Albert Gleizes, Moly-Sabata (FR). Morphogenesis, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon. Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (CH).

Publications
Stella Rollig, Charlotte Cosson, Emmanuelle Luciani, Oriane Durand: Permanent Wave / Dauerwelle, exh. cat., Belvedere 21, Vienna, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna 2019.
Emma Dean, Ann Dressen, Zoë Gray: Caroline Achaintre, exh. cat., BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and FRAC – Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims 2016.

www.carolineachaintre.com
Caroline Achaintre, portrait
Portrait photo: Claire Dorn