DAS INSTITUT

Artists Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder each have their own practice but have worked collaboratively as DAS INSTITUT since 2007. Their first major exhibition in a UK institution is at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery from 3 March 2016 to 15 May 2016.
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PELE’S Tears ...is Hot Stone Red Eyes Red Stone; Kerstin Brätsch, 2014/2015; Rose window shards, antique glass shards, agates, lead, luster, enamel on baked antique glass; 38 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (97.7 x 62 cm)

The Serpentine presented the first major exhibition of work by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder in a UK public institution. Brätsch and Röder are based in New York and London.

'DAS INSTITUT's blurring of authorship is evident throughout the exhibition as it also involves unique contributions from Brätsch and Röder’s' long-term collaborators: artist and composer Sergei Tcherepnin and multi-disciplinary and performance artist Ei Arakawa, as well as a new collaboration with renowned German author and filmmaker Alexander Kluge.' Julia Peyton Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist from the Directors' Forward, DAS INSTITUT published by Serpentine Galleries and Koenig Books…

'DAS INSTITUT's blurring of authorship is evident throughout the exhibition as…

LAST CHANCE to see DAS INSTITUT at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The exhibition closes on Sunday 15 May.  DAS INSTITUT; Detail of installation view; Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (3 March – 15 May 2016); Image © David M. Benett/Getty Images  #kerstinbratsch #adeleroder #DASINSTITUT

LAST CHANCE to see DAS INSTITUT at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The exhibition closes on Sunday 15 May. DAS INSTITUT; Detail of installation view; Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (3 March – 15 May 2016); Image © David M. Benett/Getty Images #kerstinbratsch #adeleroder #DASINSTITUT

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I loved looking close up at these paintings. Some other works would have benefitted from seating arrangements, specially for the slide projection

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The Serpentine presents the first major exhibition of work by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder in a UK public institution.

'Adele Röder and I are always trying to create a visual memory, to formulate a visual vocabulary, like a kind of cosmology. DAS INSTITUT is an entity within which Adele and I can co-exist. It’s a field...a ship is a wonderful way to describe it [too], because a ship moves. It’s like a thought model, or a place where two artistic positions—two people—can come together, but it’s also a field with enough room for a lot of other people.' Kerstin Brätsch from Conversation Between Alexander…

'Adele Röder and I are always trying to create a visual memory, to formulate a visual vocabulary, like a kind of cosmology. DAS INSTITUT is an entity within which Adele and I can co-exist. It’s a field...a ship is a wonderful way to describe it [too], because a ship moves. It’s like a thought model, or a place where two artistic positions—two people—can come together, but it’s also a field with enough room for a lot of other people.' Kerstin Brätsch from Conversation Between Alexander…

Paul Black Reviews: DAS INSTITUT At The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Paul Black Reviews: DAS INSTITUT At The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

DAS INSTITUT at Serpentine Galleries - artforum.com / critics' picks

Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder, who collaborate under the name DAS INSTITUT, conjure polymorphic forms that merge painting with cosmology. Brätsch’s series of

'DAS INSTITUT was formed by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder out of a desire to explore new ways of working together, and with others. The idea of an institution that is defined neither by the individuals who work within it, nor by an immediately recognisable output, was intentionally subversive. The creation of a branded identity was a mantle of self-aggrandisement that the artists intended to work with and behind... to test the edges of their individual practices and to question the ways…

An undercurrent of violence … works by Das Institut, Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Photograph: David M Benett/Getty Images

Skylights, prints, neons - installation details from DAS INSTITUT opening at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on Thursday 3 March.

Skylights, prints, neons - installation details from DAS INSTITUT opening at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on Thursday 3 March.

Adele Röder, O L Y M P I A, or: Message from the Dark Room, Installation view, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2015. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Uli Holz.

The Serpentine presented the first major exhibition of work by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder in a UK public institution. Brätsch and Röder are based in New York and London.

DAS INSTITUT Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (3 March – 15 May 2016) Image © Uli Holz

First major exhibition of work by DAS INSTITUT on view at the Serpentine Galleries

DAS INSTITUT Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (3 March – 15 May 2016) Image © Uli Holz

The multimedia works of Das Institut—the duo of German artists Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder—is bewildering, unsettling, and unpretentious.

DAS INSTITUT Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (3 March – 15 May 2016) Image © Uli Holz

The Serpentine presented the first major exhibition of work by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder in a UK public institution.

Am Sonntag (from When You See Me Again It Wont Be Me series), DAS INSTITUT with Kathrin Sonntag, 2015. Medium format slide projection, size variable. Photgraph: Kathrin Sonntag.

Am Sonntag (from When You See Me Again It Wont Be Me series), DAS INSTITUT with Kathrin Sonntag, Medium format slide projection, size variable.

DAS INSTITUT is at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery until 15 May 2016.

DAS INSTITUT is at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery until 15 May 2016.

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