TAKE US TO MADREHelper Projectspace, Brooklyn, New York
A group show curated by Marco Schmitt at Helper Projectspace, New York. With Patrick Alt, Andrew Birk, Christiane Blattmann Ulrike Buck, Chris Boni, Shelley Burgon, Nadja Buttendorf, Barbara J.T. Choit, Irving Dominguez, Helena Dietrich, Debora Delmar, Maria Elena, Christian Falsnaes, Rainer Ganahl, Sonja Gerdes, Anna Gohmert, Nathan Gwynne, Andrea Eva Györi, Anette Halm, Jörg Heiser, Sören Hiob, Daniel Herseht, Fabiola Iza, Christian Jankowski, Frieda Torranzo-Jäger, Anita Kapraljevic, Zerek Kempf, Romy Kießling, Byung Chul Kim, Florian Klette, Justyna Koeke, Lilia Kovka, Natalia Ibanez Lario, Jaeeun Lee, David Lukowski, Pia Maria Martin, Aurele B..Mechler, Nora Moschüring, Daniel Neumann, Christina Ochoa, Yoshua Okon, José Jimenez Ortiz, Anahita Razmi, Rosa Rücker, Manuel Scheiwiller, Adam Shecter, Nathalie Snel, Rebecca Sokoll, Claudia de la Torre, Serge de Waha,Fritz Welch, Joe Winter, Adnan Yildiz.
Inspired by Jim Morrison singing «Break on thru to the other side» he drops a line: A sign on the road said: Take us to MADRE. Marco Schmitt was driving an experimental group show. He asked 48 artist to participate in the show within sending him paperworks dealing with the phenomenon MADRE. The expression „A si chingar tu madre“ is used when a thing is far away geographically, but in an utopian the sense. He put each paperwork in each one of 48 cardboardboxes and and stacked all of them on top of eachother to form a minimal sculpture. He organized a pre-opening at a Parking Lot Rockaway Beach, where he drove with a car full speed through the cardboard box sculpture. The boxes were crashed and the paperworks spread on the parking lot. He installed smashed boxes, paperworks and a flatscreen showing the film, in which Schmitt was driving fast over all bridges of New York - crashing through the cardboardboxes.
Take Us To Madre (5 min, exhibition teaser, 2020):
Take Us To Madre (1 min, excerpt, 2020):