Adam Fearon: The Poet, The Writer, My Work and My Lover
Three Guided Tours of Adam Fearon’s installation built from his material experiments. The work was introduced through a series of tours led by Inger Wold Lund (Friday), John Holten (Saturday) and Caique Tizzi (Sunday).
Adam Fearon’s experiments with matter are done from a soft position, underlining the sensorial capacities of the surfaces he works with, revealing the subtle traces that they register, as if the forms were similar to photographic skins. Usually, Fearon’s installations are placed in between display structures and sculptorical elements, bringing an expanded notion of imagery to the production of space.
12.02.16 INGER WOLD LUND’s tour guided visitors through the work via a fictional discussion of the artist’s fear of wolves.
13.02.16 JOHN HOLTEN’s tour guided walked through of what he has terms the ‘Surface Exhibition’ of the artist’s work. Holten’s decade long conversation with Fearon will promises to offer a candid insight into the work of the artist.
14.02.16 CAIQUE TIZZI’s tour took the form of a love letter read aloud that relates to the parts of the work as it they were parts of the body: a declaration of love through the artwork.
The tours were limited to 15 places per day.
Inger Wold Lund (Bergen, 1983) is an artist and writer based in Berlin. Lund is educated at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts; Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm; and Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main. Recent exhibitions include Roberta; Frankfurt am Main, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Museo Apparente, Napoli; Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main; Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Galleri Box, Gothenburg; and INCA, Seattle. Her first book in her native Norwegian was published by Flamme Forlag in 2015. A chapbook with stories in English was published by Ugly Duckling Presse the same year. She is a current recipient of a work grant from Art Council Norway
John Holten was born in 1984 in Ireland. He co-founded the Berlin art publishing project Broken Dimanche Press in 2009 which published his novel The Readymades in 2009 (‘Holten’s novel is one of the greatest works of art to come out of Berlin in recent years’ – Art in America ; ‘Holten has expanded the scope of the contemporary novel’ – Brian Dillon) and his follow up, Oslo, Norway, in 2015. His writing has appeared in many national and international publications.
Caique Tizzi (*1984, BR). Lives and works in Berlin. He is the co-founder of Agora Collective and is the mind behind AFFECT, Agora’s flagship artistic residency. Agora is interested in investigating the development of social art practice, experimental methods of group work and interdisciplinary processes. It is also known for its artistic approach to food. Part studio, part laboratory – Agora’s kitchen has become a place where notions of collaboration, self-organisation and sustainability are put into practice.
Adam Fearon was born in Dublin where he studied Fine Art at NCAD. He went on to study at Frankfurt’s Städelschule. He has exhibited widely, including recently at NR Projects, Berlin; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. He lives and works in Berlin: adamfearon.org
Formation Centre is the branch of development of the institute that deals with study of forms and forms of study. The project seeks to explore relationships between institutional forms, experimental formats, spatial design and cognitive processes. It is located in TIER’s director Lorenzo Sandoval’s studio. Formation Centre works as an experimental model to expand the studio practice with a (self) pedagogic program. Coming from a variety of fields, the different guests are invited to introduce their practice through a format in between a workshop, a presentation of the matters with which they work, or a collection of their findings.