Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

 

Source Codes
June 26–August 29, 2009
Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Richard Artschwager
John Baldessari
Bruce Conner
Richard Hamilton
David Lamelas
Richard Prince
Ed Ruscha
Lucas Samaras
John Stezaker
Paul Thek

Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are delighted to present Source Codes, the first group exhibition to be shown in their new Berlin gallery space since it opened in October 2008. Source Codes juxtaposes a selection of works by a number of artists and filmmakers from Europe and America who mapped essential conceptual groundwork in the 1960s and 1970s and whose work remains influential to many artists today.

 

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By examining new ways to rethink and translate visual information and cultural codes in the gaps between Minimalism and Pop Art, and through an interest in process-based performative practice, their work has exerted significant influence on younger artists in a variety of ways. Their individual approaches are the result of a critical engagement with prevailing ideas in conceptual art and have become paradigms for several tendencies in contemporary art. In this sense, the work of these artists could be seen as precursors, or perhaps as a source, of today’s conceptual art practice. In spite of these artists’ impact in the long term, their conceptual practice has resisted topical and up-to-date labeling. They were and are less determined by predominant trends or transient genre classifications, but rather were driven by personal interests and necessities, deriving from a critical look at questions and changes of artistic production within their everyday environment, and tied intrinsically to their historical contexts.

A number of artists in the exhibition reveal the importance of practice that is rooted in the popular culture of the western tradition, and blurring the borders between "high" and "low". The work of John Baldessari (*1931) and Ed Ruscha (*1937) for instance, conflated visual information and text with a subtle irony towards conceptual intellectualism early on in their careers. Repositioning painterly abstraction by adopting appropriated imagery from the mass media with linguistic investigations on canvas, their work lies in the hybrid between painting and photography. By investigating and rethinking form at the edge of Minimal Art, Richard Artschwager's (*1923) work provokes stereotypes about perception, the aesthetic, and material within art and the everyday, whereas the practice of British artist Richard Hamilton (*1922) draws connections and distinction between art, product design and popular culture.

The logic of cinema and film has had a seminal impact on artists today, and is another important trope of the exhibition. Los Angeles based Kenneth Anger (*1927) is a key figure of American Experimental Avant-Garde Cinema. His films have had a profound impact on post-war visual popular culture and inspired many filmmakers and artists alike. Anger forged a hallucinatory, daringly erotic style of non-narrative filmmaking, oscillating between prosaic Hollywood movies, occult rituals and the iconography of gay culture. The exhibition features his film Invocation of my Demon Brother from 1969, a selection of film stills and a site-specific installation from his book Hollywood Babylon (1959/1975). Creating surreal, near seamless collages with film stills since the 1970's, London-based John Stezaker (*1949) addresses the autonomy of the self-enclosed image. By eclectically combining and appropriating printed matter and cinema references as disparate source material, Stezaker lifts the image and the sublime on the same level.

Following a process-orientated work approach and translating art into the social and media space, Paul Thek's (1933-1988) Meat pieces and Newspaper paintings from the 1960s radically rethink Pop Art's subject matter. Like a personal mythology evolving around the practice of performance, the world of Greek born and New York based Lucas Samaras (*1936) focuses on self-depiction and identity. Working for more than fifty years on a performance-based life-archive in the sense of an ongoing self portrait, he has substantiated his own image in diverse media, such as assemblages, sculptures and photo-collages.

Source Codes is not a retrospective or historical exhibition in an ordinary sense. Rather it points towards the present by focusing on the work of some artists whose earlier viewpoints and "Gesamtkunstwerk" have been inspirations for younger artists today. It juxtaposes both early and late work by these artists, as it seeks to comprehend the notion of influence reciprocally, both time- and process-based. The positions joined are less presented as a group because of any shared genre classification, but rather because their oeuvre is considered to be cohesive over a longer period of time, defying the artistic mainstream, dominant trends and the prevailing marketing mechanisms of the art system.

 

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Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Source Codes
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, June 26–August 29, 2009
Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Exhibited Works
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936, 2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936, 3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, 4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934, 5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936, 6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, , 1959/2009
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Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936
2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936
3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934
5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936
6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
1959/2009
6 black and white photographs
22 × 29.7 cm
8 1/4 × 11 3/4 inches

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Kenneth Anger
Hollywood Babylon, 1975/2009

Kenneth Anger
Hollywood Babylon, 1975/2009
Neon, plexiglas
86.9 × 110 × 15 cm
34 1/4 × 43 1/4 × 6 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Osiris (Donald Cammell), 1970–81

Kenneth Anger
Osiris (Donald Cammell), 1970–81
C-Print
85.2 × 109.6 cm
33 1/2 × 43 1/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Lord Shiva (Sampson de Brier), 1954–66

Kenneth Anger
Lord Shiva (Sampson de Brier), 1954–66
C-Print
85.2 × 110 cm
33 1/2 × 43 1/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Lucifer (Leslie Huggins), 1970-81

Kenneth Anger
Lucifer (Leslie Huggins), 1970–81
C-Print
85 × 112.4 cm
33 1/2 × 44 1/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Lilith (Marianne Faithfull), 1970–81

Kenneth Anger
Lilith (Marianne Faithfull), 1970–81
C-Print
85 × 112.4 cm (paper size)
76 × 102 cm (image size)
33 1/2 × 44 1/4 inches (paper size)
30 × 40 1/8 inches (image size)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Fireworks, 1947

Kenneth Anger
Fireworks, 1947
C-Print
85.2 × 110.3 cm
33 1/2 × 43 3/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Astarte (Anaïs Nin), 1954-66

Kenneth Anger
Astarte (Anaïs Nin), 1954-66
C-Print
85.2 × 110 cm
33 1/2 × 43 1/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Scarlet Woman (Marjorie Cameron), 1954–66

Kenneth Anger
Scarlet Woman (Marjorie Cameron), 1954–66
C-Print
85.2 × 116.4 cm
33 1/2 × 45 7/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Kenneth Anger
Invocation of my Demon Brother, 1969

Kenneth Anger
Invocation of my Demon Brother, 1969
16 mm film transferred to DVD, color
10:43 min

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): Upward Surprise..., 1978

John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): Upward Surprise…, 1978
Black and white and color photographs on board
40 × 61 cm
15 1/2 × 24 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): ... Attempt Boring. (Nothing But Blue Skies Do I See), 1978

John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): … Attempt Boring. (Nothing But Blue Skies Do I See), 1978
Black and white and color photographs on board
46.4 × 54 cm
18 1/4 × 21 1/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING December 7, 1991

Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING December 7, 1991
Pencil and ink on paper
58.7 × 73.7 cm
23 1/8 × 29 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
GARDEN LANTERNS December 7, 1981

Bruce Conner
GARDEN LANTERNS December 7, 1981
Pencil and Pelikan ink on BFK paper
40.3 × 54.6 cm
15 7/8 × 21 1/2 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING November 20, 1981

Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING November 20, 1981
Ink on Rives BFK paper
46.7 × 45.4 cm
18 3/8 × 17 7/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING (D), June 13, 1975

Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING (D), June 13, 1975
Pencil and ink on paper
28 × 25.5 cm
11 1/2 × 10 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
Easter Morning, 1966/2008

Bruce Conner
Easter Morning, 1966/2008
DVD
10:12 min

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
(Wallace Berman), Untitled, 1960/61

Bruce Conner
(Wallace Berman)
Untitled
, 1960/61
Mixed media
115.6 × 61 cm
45 1/2 × 24 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
(Billie Dew), SPRING WATER, November 14, 2003

Bruce Conner
(Billie Dew)
SPRING WATER, November 14
, 2003
Ink, pencil, YES glue on Bristol paper
70 × 77.5 cm
27 1/2 × 30 1/2 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
(Emily Feather), Untitled, April 13, 2005

Bruce Conner
(Emily Feather)
Untitled, April 13
, 2005
Blue ink on paper
37 × 37 cm
14 1/2 × 14 1/2 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
(Emily Feather), Untitled, November 23, 2003

Bruce Conner
(Emily Feather)
Untitled, November 23
, 2003
Ink on Bristol paper
43.2 × 50 cm
17 × 19 3/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Bruce Conner
(Justin Kase), Untitled, April 28, 2005

Bruce Conner
(Justin Kase)
Untitled, April 28
, 2005
Red and black ink on paper
21.6 × 17.6 cm
8 1/2 × 6 15/16 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Richard Hamilton
Palindrome, 1975

Richard Hamilton
Palindrome, 1975
Color collotype print
61 × 45.7 cm
24 × 18 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
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David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Eight color prints and 16 mm film
8:00 min
30.5 × 27 cm each
12 × 10 3/4 inches each

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Richard Prince
Monster Cowboy Sailor, 1987-88

Richard Prince
Monster Cowboy Sailor, 1987–88
Ektacolor-Print
218 × 121 cm
85 7/8 × 47 5/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Very Angry, 1973

Ed Ruscha
Very Angry, 1973
Cherry stain on moire
50.8 × 61 cm
20 × 24 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Twentysix Gasoline Stations , 1962

Ed Ruscha
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962
Black offset printing on white paper
48 pages, 26 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk, 1964

Ed Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk, 1964
Black offset printing with yellow varnish tint overprint on white Vicksburg Vellum text paper
48 pages, 26 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965

Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965
Black offset printing on white Vicksburg Vellum text paper
48 pages, 26 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Every Building On The Sunset Strip, 1966

Ed Ruscha
Every Building On The Sunset Strip, 1966
Black offset printing on white paper, folded and glued
17.8 × 14.3 × 1 cm (unopened)
760.7 cm (opened)
7 × 5 5/8 × 7 3/8 inches (unopened)
299 1/2 inches (opened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Royal Road Test, 1967

Ed Ruscha
Royal Road Test, 1967
In collaboration with Mason Williams and Patrick Blackwell
Black offset printing on white Prentice Gloss Text paper, spiral binding
64 pages, 36 photographic illustrations
24 × 16.5 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
9 7/16 × 6 1/2 × 3/16 inches (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, 1967

Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, 1967
Black offset printing on white paper
48 pages, 34 photographic illustrations
25.4 × 20.3 × 0.3 cm (unopened)
10 × 8 × 1/8 inches (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1968

Ed Ruscha
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1968
4-color offset printing on white paper
64 pages, 10 photographic illustrations
18.1 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/8 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 inches (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Crackers, 1969

Ed Ruscha
Crackers, 1969
Black-and-white offset printing on Lithosheen Gloss paper
240 pages, 115 with photographic illustrations
22.2 × 15.2 × 1.3 cm (unopened)
8 3/4 × 6 × 1/2 inches (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Babycakes with Weights, 1970

Ed Ruscha
Babycakes with Weights, 1970
From the portfolio Artist and Photographs
Black-and-white offset printing on white paper
52 pages, 22 with photographic illustrations
19.1 × 15.2 × 0.3 cm (unopened)
7 1/2 × 6 × 1/8 inches (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunities, 1970

Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunities, 1970
Black-and-white offset printing on white Vicksburg Vellum paper
48 pages, 25 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
A Few Palm Trees, 1971

Ed Ruscha
A Few Palm Trees, 1971
Black-and-white offset printing on white Vicksburg Vellum paper
64 pages, 14 photographic illustrations
17.8 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Records, 1971

Ed Ruscha
Records, 1971
Black-and-white offset printing on white Lithofect paper
72 pages, 60 with photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Colored People, 1972

Ed Ruscha
Colored People, 1972
4-color offset printing on Flocote Enamel paper
60 pages, 15 photographic illustrations
17.8 × 14 × 0.6 cm (unopened)
7 × 5 1/2 × 1/4 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
Hard Light, 1978

Ed Ruscha
Hard Light, 1978
Collaboration with Lawrence Weiner
4-color offset printing on Mountie Matte paper
120 pages, 65 photographic illustrations
17.8 × 12.7 × 0.8 cm (unopened)
7 × 5 × 5/16 (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Ed Ruscha
S Books, 2001

Ed Ruscha
S Books, 2001
Offset – printed, 27 pictorial wrappers, sewn bound, color
20.2 × 14.5 cm (unopened)
8 × 5 3/4 inches (unopened)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, May 18, 1976

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, May 18, 1976
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, June 2, 1976

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, June 2, 1976
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, June 2, 1976

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, June 2, 1976
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, February 1, 1974

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, February 1, 1974
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, February 27, 1974

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, February 27, 1974
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Lucas Samaras
Box #101, 1977-89
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Lucas Samaras
Box #101, 1977–89
Mixed media
35.5 × 54.6 × 14.6 cm (opened)
14 × 21 1/2 × 5 3/4 inches (opened)
35.5 × 27.6 × 14.6 cm (closed)
14 × 10 7/8 × 5 3/4 inches (closed)

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John Stezaker
Dark Star III, 1979

John Stezaker
Dark Star III, 1979
Collage
20.5 × 25.8 cm
8 1/8 × 10 2/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Love VII, 2006

John Stezaker
Love VII, 2006
Collage
23 × 18 cm
9 1/8 × 7 1/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Nest, 1979

John Stezaker
Nest, 1979
Collage
24 × 19.4 cm
9 3/8 × 7 5/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Tabula Rasa VI, 2005

John Stezaker
Tabula Rasa VI, 2005
Collage
27 × 36.5 cm
10 7/8 × 14 3/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XXV, 2007

John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XXV, 2007
Collage
27.5 × 20.5 cm
10 7/8 × 8 1/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Couch, 1978

John Stezaker
Couch, 1978
Collage
20.8 × 16 cm
8 1/4 × 6 1/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Untitled, 1977

John Stezaker
Untitled, 1977
Collage
27 × 19.4 cm
10 5/8 × 7 5/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XIV, 2007

John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XIV, 2007
Collage
27 1/2 × 20 1/2 cm
10 7/8 × 8 1/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XXII, 2007

John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XXII, 2007
Collage
26 × 20.3 cm
10 1/4 × 8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Paul Thek
Newspaper painting , 1969

Paul Thek
Newspaper painting, 1969
Collage, Acrylic on newspaper
59 × 84 cm (framed)
23 1/4 × 33 inches (framed)

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Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936
2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936
3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934
5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936
6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
1959/2009
6 black and white photographs
22 × 29.7 cm
8 1/4 × 11 3/4 inches

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936, 2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936, 3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, 4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934, 5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936, 6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, , 1959/2009
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936
2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936
3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934
5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936
6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
1959/2009 (detail)

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936, 2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936, 3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, 4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934, 5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936, 6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, , 1959/2009
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936
2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936
3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934
5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936
6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
1959/2009 (detail)

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936, 2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936, 3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, 4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934, 5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936, 6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, , 1959/2009
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936
2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936
3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934
5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936
6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
1959/2009 (detail)

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936, 2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936, 3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, 4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934, 5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936, 6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, , 1959/2009
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936
2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936
3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934
5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936
6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
1959/2009 (detail)

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936, 2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936, 3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, 4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934, 5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936, 6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, , 1959/2009
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936
2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936
3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934
5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936
6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937
1959/2009 (detail)

Kenneth Anger
1. Myrna Loy, William Powell, Asta in The Thin Man, MGM 1936, 2. Jean Harlow production still, MGM 1936, 3. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, 4. Greta Garbo, Aubrey Smith, Director George Cukor on set of Queen Christina, MGM 1934, 5. Jean Harlow with mother on set, MGM 1936, 6. Greta Garbo in Camille, MGM 1937, , 1959/2009
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Hollywood Babylon, 1975/2009
Neon, plexiglas
86.9 × 110 × 15 cm
34 1/4 × 43 1/4 × 6 inches

Kenneth Anger
Hollywood Babylon, 1975/2009
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Osiris (Donald Cammell), 1970–81
C-Print
85.2 × 109.6 cm
33 1/2 × 43 1/8 inches

Kenneth Anger
Osiris (Donald Cammell), 1970–81
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Lord Shiva (Sampson de Brier), 1954–66
C-Print
85.2 × 110 cm
33 1/2 × 43 1/4 inches

Kenneth Anger
Lord Shiva (Sampson de Brier), 1954–66
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Lucifer (Leslie Huggins), 1970–81
C-Print
85 × 112.4 cm
33 1/2 × 44 1/4 inches

Kenneth Anger
Lucifer (Leslie Huggins), 1970-81
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Lilith (Marianne Faithfull), 1970–81
C-Print
85 × 112.4 cm (paper size)
76 × 102 cm (image size)
33 1/2 × 44 1/4 inches (paper size)
30 × 40 1/8 inches (image size)

Kenneth Anger
Lilith (Marianne Faithfull), 1970–81
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Fireworks, 1947
C-Print
85.2 × 110.3 cm
33 1/2 × 43 3/8 inches

Kenneth Anger
Fireworks, 1947
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Astarte (Anaïs Nin), 1954-66
C-Print
85.2 × 110 cm
33 1/2 × 43 1/4 inches

Kenneth Anger
Astarte (Anaïs Nin), 1954-66
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Scarlet Woman (Marjorie Cameron), 1954–66
C-Print
85.2 × 116.4 cm
33 1/2 × 45 7/8 inches

Kenneth Anger
Scarlet Woman (Marjorie Cameron), 1954–66
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Kenneth Anger
Invocation of my Demon Brother, 1969
16 mm film transferred to DVD, color
10:43 min

Kenneth Anger
Invocation of my Demon Brother, 1969
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): Upward Surprise…, 1978
Black and white and color photographs on board
40 × 61 cm
15 1/2 × 24 inches

John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): Upward Surprise..., 1978
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): … Attempt Boring. (Nothing But Blue Skies Do I See), 1978
Black and white and color photographs on board
46.4 × 54 cm
18 1/4 × 21 1/4 inches

John Baldessari
Blasted Allegories (Colorful Sentence): ... Attempt Boring. (Nothing But Blue Skies Do I See), 1978
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING December 7, 1991
Pencil and ink on paper
58.7 × 73.7 cm
23 1/8 × 29 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
GARDEN LANTERNS December 7, 1981
Pencil and Pelikan ink on BFK paper
40.3 × 54.6 cm
15 7/8 × 21 1/2 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING November 20, 1981
Ink on Rives BFK paper
46.7 × 45.4 cm
18 3/8 × 17 7/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
INKBLOT DRAWING (D), June 13, 1975
Pencil and ink on paper
28 × 25.5 cm
11 1/2 × 10 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
Easter Morning, 1966/2008
DVD
10:12 min

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
(Wallace Berman)
Untitled
, 1960/61
Mixed media
115.6 × 61 cm
45 1/2 × 24 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
(Billie Dew)
SPRING WATER, November 14
, 2003
Ink, pencil, YES glue on Bristol paper
70 × 77.5 cm
27 1/2 × 30 1/2 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
(Emily Feather)
Untitled, April 13
, 2005
Blue ink on paper
37 × 37 cm
14 1/2 × 14 1/2 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
(Emily Feather)
Untitled, November 23
, 2003
Ink on Bristol paper
43.2 × 50 cm
17 × 19 3/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Bruce Conner
(Justin Kase)
Untitled, April 28
, 2005
Red and black ink on paper
21.6 × 17.6 cm
8 1/2 × 6 15/16 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Richard Hamilton
Palindrome, 1975
Color collotype print
61 × 45.7 cm
24 × 18 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Eight color prints and 16 mm film
8:00 min
30.5 × 27 cm each
12 × 10 3/4 inches each

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972 (detail)

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972 (detail)

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972 (detail)

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972 (detail)

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972 (detail)

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972 (detail)

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972 (detail)

David Lamelas
To pour milk into a glass, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Richard Prince
Monster Cowboy Sailor, 1987–88
Ektacolor-Print
218 × 121 cm
85 7/8 × 47 5/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Very Angry, 1973
Cherry stain on moire
50.8 × 61 cm
20 × 24 inches

Ed Ruscha
Very Angry, 1973
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1962
Black offset printing on white paper
48 pages, 26 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Twentysix Gasoline Stations , 1962
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk, 1964
Black offset printing with yellow varnish tint overprint on white Vicksburg Vellum text paper
48 pages, 26 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk, 1964
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965
Black offset printing on white Vicksburg Vellum text paper
48 pages, 26 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Every Building On The Sunset Strip, 1966
Black offset printing on white paper, folded and glued
17.8 × 14.3 × 1 cm (unopened)
760.7 cm (opened)
7 × 5 5/8 × 7 3/8 inches (unopened)
299 1/2 inches (opened)

Ed Ruscha
Every Building On The Sunset Strip, 1966
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Royal Road Test, 1967
In collaboration with Mason Williams and Patrick Blackwell
Black offset printing on white Prentice Gloss Text paper, spiral binding
64 pages, 36 photographic illustrations
24 × 16.5 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
9 7/16 × 6 1/2 × 3/16 inches (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Royal Road Test, 1967
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, 1967
Black offset printing on white paper
48 pages, 34 photographic illustrations
25.4 × 20.3 × 0.3 cm (unopened)
10 × 8 × 1/8 inches (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, 1967
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1968
4-color offset printing on white paper
64 pages, 10 photographic illustrations
18.1 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/8 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 inches (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1968
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Crackers, 1969
Black-and-white offset printing on Lithosheen Gloss paper
240 pages, 115 with photographic illustrations
22.2 × 15.2 × 1.3 cm (unopened)
8 3/4 × 6 × 1/2 inches (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Crackers, 1969
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Babycakes with Weights, 1970
From the portfolio Artist and Photographs
Black-and-white offset printing on white paper
52 pages, 22 with photographic illustrations
19.1 × 15.2 × 0.3 cm (unopened)
7 1/2 × 6 × 1/8 inches (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Babycakes with Weights, 1970
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunities, 1970
Black-and-white offset printing on white Vicksburg Vellum paper
48 pages, 25 photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 7 3 1/16 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunities, 1970
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
A Few Palm Trees, 1971
Black-and-white offset printing on white Vicksburg Vellum paper
64 pages, 14 photographic illustrations
17.8 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
A Few Palm Trees, 1971
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Records, 1971
Black-and-white offset printing on white Lithofect paper
72 pages, 60 with photographic illustrations
17.9 × 14 × 0.5 cm (unopened)
7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Records, 1971
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Colored People, 1972
4-color offset printing on Flocote Enamel paper
60 pages, 15 photographic illustrations
17.8 × 14 × 0.6 cm (unopened)
7 × 5 1/2 × 1/4 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Colored People, 1972
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
Hard Light, 1978
Collaboration with Lawrence Weiner
4-color offset printing on Mountie Matte paper
120 pages, 65 photographic illustrations
17.8 × 12.7 × 0.8 cm (unopened)
7 × 5 × 5/16 (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
Hard Light, 1978
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Ed Ruscha
S Books, 2001
Offset – printed, 27 pictorial wrappers, sewn bound, color
20.2 × 14.5 cm (unopened)
8 × 5 3/4 inches (unopened)

Ed Ruscha
S Books, 2001
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, May 18, 1976
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, June 2, 1976
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, June 2, 1976
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, February 1, 1974
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Lucas Samaras
Photo-Transformation, February 27, 1974
SX-70 Polaroid
7.6 × 7.6 cm
3 × 3 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Lucas Samaras
Box #101, 1977–89
Mixed media
35.5 × 54.6 × 14.6 cm (opened)
14 × 21 1/2 × 5 3/4 inches (opened)
35.5 × 27.6 × 14.6 cm (closed)
14 × 10 7/8 × 5 3/4 inches (closed)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin
Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Lucas Samaras
Box #101, 1977–89 (detail)

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Dark Star III, 1979
Collage
20.5 × 25.8 cm
8 1/8 × 10 2/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Love VII, 2006
Collage
23 × 18 cm
9 1/8 × 7 1/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Nest, 1979
Collage
24 × 19.4 cm
9 3/8 × 7 5/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Tabula Rasa VI, 2005
Collage
27 × 36.5 cm
10 7/8 × 14 3/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XXV, 2007
Collage
27.5 × 20.5 cm
10 7/8 × 8 1/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Couch, 1978
Collage
20.8 × 16 cm
8 1/4 × 6 1/4 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Untitled, 1977
Collage
27 × 19.4 cm
10 5/8 × 7 5/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XIV, 2007
Collage
27 1/2 × 20 1/2 cm
10 7/8 × 8 1/8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

John Stezaker
Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XXII, 2007
Collage
26 × 20.3 cm
10 1/4 × 8 inches

Source Codes – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Paul Thek
Newspaper painting, 1969
Collage, Acrylic on newspaper
59 × 84 cm (framed)
23 1/4 × 33 inches (framed)

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Selected Press

‘Source Codes’
ArtNews, review by Daghild Bartels, October, 2009

Source Codes
Art Monthly, review by Sarah James, September, 2009

Vorgestern war alles besser
Welt am Sonntag, review by Tim Ackermann, August 2, 2009

Look back on Anger
epd Film, review by Jörg Buttgereit, August, 2009

Source Codes
Monopol, August, 2009

Aus psychedelischer Zeit
Berliner Zeitung, review by Irmgard Berner, July 7, 2009

Magie, Sex und Selbstdisziplin
Berliner Zeitung, interview by Bert Rebhandl, July 2, 2009

“No, no, poems are my films and please make that clear, I’m a film poet”
Paradis, interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2009