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STANDPUNKT
Benita-Immanuel Grosser
participating, at the same time
8 September - 3 November 2002


With their project participating, at the same time, the artist team Benita-Immanuel Grosser have been integrating the theory and practice of yoga into the context of art since 1995 (Pat Hearn Gallery, New York). In June 2001 they opened the Y8/International Sivananda Yoga Center, where positions from contemporary art and culture (Katharina Grosse, Angela Bulloch) are regularly put up for discussion within the context of yoga.

As part of our STANDPUNKT exhibition series, Benita-Immanuel Grosser will present a room installation that reflects both their ongoing project participating, at the same time and their conceptual approach to art/yoga space. For the duration of the exhibition yoga sessions will be held every Saturday in the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The platform on which the yoga classes take place is based on the floor plan of Y8 (pronounced 'yacht'), which is transferred onto the floor of the respective exhibition space. Fifty yoga mats are placed in a grid pattern, all facing east. The platform symbolizes the Y8 ship keeping course towards the east while the view/external space varies as the ship passes through the different exhibition locations. In exchange, Benita-Immanuel Grosser will bring the Hamburger Kunsthalle's Videoclub 99 into their space in the Y8 Center, showing works by Abramovic/Ulay, Charlemagne Palestine, Hannah Wilke, Bruce Nauman and Dan Graham.

A concert by Sri Venugopal Goswami and ensemble aims to provide insight into the cultural background of the teachings of classical yoga. The exhibition is supported by DORMOOLEN Fachlabor.

A catalogue booklet has been published to accompany the exhibition, priced 3 €.

Yoga sessions will be held in the Hamburger Kunsthalle every Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition.
The concert by Sri Venugopal Goswami and ensemble will take place on 28 September at 8 p.m. in the stairwell of the old building of the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Tickets: ¤25.

Booking is required for these events. Please contact:
Y8/International Sivananda Yoga Center
Kleiner Kielort 8
D-20144 Hamburg
Telephone: +49-(0)40-41424546
Fax: +49-(0)40-41424545

Benita-Immanuel Grosser

Benita-Immanuel Grosser

Benita-Immanuel Grosser