Rainer Ganahl
Manhattan Marxism / Wool Works / Exploitation
Strange Teaching / Wool Works / Exploitation
Apr 13 - May 14, 2017
Opening Apr 12, 10pm

 

A project by Raphael Linsi and Pedro Wirz
WWW by Alex Kern

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Rainer Ganahl

Manhattan Marxism / Wool Works / Exploitation

Strange Teaching / Wool Works / Exploitation

Apr 13 - May 14, 2017

Opening Apr 12, 10pm

 

MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS, 2017 machine knit wool, 110 x110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Juliana Boller, 42 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Juliana Boller, 42 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Rintaro Takahashi,  28 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Rintaro Takahashi, 28 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MRXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Carmen Velert Castellanos, 30 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MRXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Carmen Velert Castellanos, 30 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Ruxin Liu, 20 hours, Porto 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches  * name misspelled on art work , not Riuxin but Ruxin
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Ruxin Liu, 20 hours, Porto 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches * name misspelled on art work , not Riuxin but Ruxin
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Grecia Paola, 48 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotten, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Grecia Paola, 48 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotten, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Josephine Ducat, 23 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Josephine Ducat, 23 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Marta Arcanio, 57 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotten, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Marta Arcanio, 57 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotten, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Leila Dendic 30hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Leila Dendic 30hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Elmar Mellert, 3 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Elmar Mellert, 3 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Gil Raro, 52 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Gil Raro, 52 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Soraia Pinheiro, 48 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
MANHATTAN MARXISM / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION, Student: Soraia Pinheiro, 48 hours, 2017 mixed media, wool, cotton, knitting needles, size variable, 150 x110 cm / 59 x 43.3 inches
THE PROCESS:
THE PROCESS:

--- STRANGE TEACHING / WOOL WORKS / EXPLOITATION - THE PROCESS 

--- STRANGE TEACHING / SCHONE AUSSICHT / BOA VISTA - EXHBITION OF PARTICIPATING" EXPLOITED" STUDENTS

 

 

In this exhibition, Rainer Ganahl combines his projects Manhattan Marxism and Strange Teaching, emphasizing the aspect of exploitation. 

Ganahl, a professor of fine art, calls his art education Strange Teaching, an educational extravaganza, and invites his and other teachers' students to participate in his art endeavors.  A variety of strange teaching projects that have so far taken place include squatting in a dilapidated department store in Leipzig, a lecture and studio visit marathon in New York City, and now a sweat shop production here in Porto. To learn more about Strange Teaching Porto click here.

Manhattan Marxism has previously taken place at Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein (2012), White Columns, New York (2013), and De Vleshaal, Middelburg (2014). Ganahl is interested in Karl Marx as a theoretician and as a metaphor for a more just world. He is interested in convivial spaces to be shared with others. 

His guiding idea for the Porto edition of Manhattan Marxism consists of working with wool in a preindustrial way. The students spin, make felt and produce works from scratch that compare and compete with five machine-knitted pieces that are made possible with the help of STOLLs knitting computers. The work process is documented and quantified. Thus, it is meant to raise consciousness about the manifold complicated hidden production processes that enter the consumer products we purchase at department stores for little money. Like a Do It Yourself (Marxian) superstructure, a series of guest lectures with visiting local and international artists and critics, as well a presentation by the participating students, accompany the hard and restless labor of the unpaid work program. 

Ganahl's exhibition is complemented with a separate show of works by the selection of students from the  AbK-Stuttgart and FBAU Porto who volunteered to be "exploited" by the artist. 

Participating students: Marta Arcanio, Juliana Boller, Carmen Velert Castellanos, Josephine Ducat, Leila Dendic, Elmar Mellert, Ruxin Lui, Grecia Paola, Soraia Pinheiro, Gil Raro, Clara Silva, Rintaro Takahashi.

Thanks to the participating institutions in Stuttgart and Porto, and to the local coordinator Rute Rosas. Thanks also to STOLL, Reutlingen