As He Remembered It

November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018



Capitain Petzel freut sich, die zweite Einzelausstellung des bildenden Künstlers und Musikers Stephen Prina mit dem Titel »As He Remembered It« anzukündigen, die vom 24. November 2017 bis zum 13. Januar 2018 auf den drei Ebenen der Galerieräume zu sehen sein wird. Die Ausstellung ist eine geringfügig verkleinerte Version der Installation des gleichen Titels, die ursprünglich 2011 in der Wiener Secession und 2013 im Los Angeles County Museum of Art präsentiert wurde. Zwei Wandarbeiten komplettieren die Ausstellung, unter anderem wird das jüngste Beispiel des fortwährenden Projektes »Exquisite Corpse: The Complete Paintings of Manet« von Stephen Prina zu sehen sein.

 

»As He Remembered It« ist mit einer Anekdote verknüpft, an die sich Stephen Prina wie folgt erinnert:
»Irgendwann in den frühen bis mittleren 1980er Jahren fanden sich Chris Williams und ich spät in der Nacht auf der La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles wieder. Auf der anderen Straßenseite konnten wir ein beleuchtetes rosa Objekt in einem Schaufenster sehen, von unserem Blickwinkel aus konnten wir es allerdings nicht identifizieren. Wir überquerten die Straße, um es genauer anzusehen. Praktischerweise war auch ein Label an das Objekt angebracht das darauf hinwies, dass es sich um ein Möbel von R. M. Schindler handelte. Offensichtlich war dieser Schreibtisch, der einmal ein Einbaumöbel gewesen war, aus seinem Kontext herausgebrochen worden, um ihn freistehend zu machen. Er erschien uns jedoch als ein amputiertes Glied.«

 

Stephen Prina (*1954 in Galesburg, Illinois) lebt und arbeitet in Los Angeles, Californien und Cambridge, Massachusetts, wo er als Professor im Fachbereich Visual and Environmental Studies an der Harvard University unterrichtet. Einzelausstellungen umfassen unter anderen: Museo Madre, Neapel (2017); Museum Kurhaus Kleve (2016); Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (2015); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013); Wiener Secession und Kölnischer Kunstverein (2011); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010); Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla und Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2008); Frankfurter Kunstverein (2000); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1992); The Renaissance Society und University of Chicago (1989). Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl): Mumok, Wien und Museum Brandhorst, München (2015–2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago und Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2012); Whitney Biennial, New York (2008); Documenta IX, Kassel und Museum of Modern Art, New York (1992); Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1991); und Venedig Biennale (1990).

 

 

 

Capitain Petzel is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by visual artist and musician Stephen Prina, titled »As He Remembered It« which will be on view on three levels of the gallery’s exhibition space from November 24, 2017 to January 13, 2018. The exhibition is an abridged version of the installation of the same title originally exhibited at Secession 2011 and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2013. The most recent example of the ongoing project entitled »Exquisite Corpse: The Complete Paintings of Manet« will be included in the exhibition, amongst others.

 

»As He Remembered It« is linked to an anecdote that Stephen Prina recalls as follows:
»Sometime in the early-to-mid 1980s, Chris Williams and I found ourselves on La Brea Avenue
in Los Angeles late one night. From across the street, we could see a spotlighted, pink object showcased in a storefront window, but, from our vantage point, we could not identify it. We crossed the street to gain a closer look. Conveniently, a label describing the object as a piece of furniture by R. M. Schindler was on display. Clearly, this desk that had once been built-in had been pried out of its surroundings with the attempt to render it freestanding. However, it appeared to us as an amputated limb.«

 

Stephen Prina (*1954, Galesburg, Illinois) lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is Professor, Department of the Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Solo exhibitions include Museo Madre, Naples, Italy (2017); Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve (2016); Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen (2015); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2013); Vienna Secession, Vienna; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2011); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010); Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2008); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankurt am Main (2000); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1992); The Renaissance Society and the Univeristy of Chicago (1989). Group exhibitions (selection): Mumok, Vienna; Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2015/2016); The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2012); Whitney Biennial, New York (2008); Documenta IX, Kassel; Museum of Modern Art, New York (1992); Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1991); Venice Biennale (1990).


  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Stephen Prina Exquisite Corpse: The Complete Paintings of Manet 255 of 556 Femme au Jardin (Woman in a Garden) 1876? Formerly in Berlin, Liebermann Collection October 10, 2017 left: ink wash on rag, barrier paper, 126 x 175 cm / 49.61 x 68.9 inches right: offset lithography on paper, 66,2 x 83 cm / 26.6 x 32.7 inches  
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Stephen Prina, THE WAY HE ALWAYS WANTED IT VII, 2011, Griffin 100% natural silk bead cord with needle attached, 35mm film frames, Czech pressed-glass beads, 42,5 m length, installation dimensions variable, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Stephen Prina, THE WAY HE ALWAYS WANTED IT VII (detail), 2011, Griffin 100% natural silk bead cord with needle attached, 35mm film frames, Czech pressed-glass beads, 42,5 m length, installation dimensions variable, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation view: Stephen Prina, "As He Remembered It", November 24, 2017 – February 3, 2018 © the artist, photo: Jens Ziehe