Stay Twice

BEATRIZ OLABARRIETA

07.09.–10.11.2019
Opening 06.09.2019, 19:00

The Kunstverein Bielefeld, under the new direction of Nadine Droste, is delighted to present Stay Twice, the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany by Beatriz Olabarrieta. Olabarrieta’s work deals with the visual representation of communication and language. It reflects on the relationship between literal and metaphorical meaning, text and materiality, message and sign, in order to examine the standardized, codified and disembodied forms of communication of the information society. Olabarrieta stages texts and signs as messages that do not find their addressees, that fail to make effective statements, or refuse to be concretely assigned. For Bielefeld, in collaboration with Armin Lorenz Gerold, Hendrike Nagel, Romy Kießling and Zach Furniss, Olabarrieta has created a setting with new works extending across the entire Kunstverein. In Stay Twice, objects become figures, symbols become bodies, and signs become characters, so as to open up an imaginative space in which changed contexts of meaning are constituted.

Beatriz Olabarrieta (born in Bilbao, Spain) lives and works in Berlin. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Espai 13, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (2019), and CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain (2020). Selected recent ones include Ask the Dust, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California, US (2018–19); New Clear Family, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin (2018); The only way out is in, The Sunday Painter, London, UK (2017); Book! Don’t tell me what to do, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); Dumb Bells, Saturdays Live, Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2016). Recent group shows include The Garden Bridge, Brücke-Museum, Berlin (2019); M. Quelque Chose, Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France (2018); Los Algoritmos Suaves, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (2018).

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The installation "A predictive T" by Beatriz Olabarrieta shows the kinetic object "Horizon" and an object from the series "Players". The cut-outs of the series The Players, consisting of melamine panels, proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships. They enter into new constellations in order to open up connections and opposites at the same time.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, A predictive T including Horizon + The players (A again), 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The work "Horizon" by Beatriz Olabarrieta is a kinetic object that plays sound pieces by Armin Lorenz Gerold.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, Horizon, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The cut-outs of the series The Players, consisting of melamine panels, proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships. They enter into new constellations in order to open up connections and opposites at the same time.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, The players (A) + The players (B, stunt double) + Unplugged, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The cut-outs of the series The Players, consisting of melamine panels, proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships. They enter into new constellations in order to open up connections and opposites at the same time.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, The players (A) + The players (B, stunt double) + Unplugged, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The cut-outs of the series The Players, consisting of melamine panels, proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships. They enter into new constellations in order to open up connections and opposites at the same time.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, The players (A) + The players (B, stunt double) + Unplugged, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The cut-outs of the series The Players, consisting of melamine panels, proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships. They enter into new constellations in order to open up connections and opposites at the same time.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, The players (A) + The players (B, stunt double) + Unplugged, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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Helmet object by Zach Furniss.

Zach Furniss, untitled, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The work "We will soon find out" generates a retarding moment. The interplay of videos and objects creates a state of tension that anticipates an upcoming, unnamed event.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, We will soon find out, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The work "We will soon find out" generates a retarding moment. The interplay of videos and objects creates a state of tension that anticipates an upcoming, unnamed event.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, We will soon find out, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The work "The players (D is Dorian)" ist part of the series "The players" consisting of melamine panels, that proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, The players (D is Dorian), 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The work "The players (D is Dorian)" ist part of the series "The players" consisting of melamine panels, that proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, The players (D is Dorian) + You, going upstairs, 2019. Exhibition view Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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Beatriz Olabarrieta, You, going upstairs, 2019. Exhibition view, Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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The cut-outs of the series The Players, consisting of melamine panels, proceed from graphic or semantic structures in order to reconstitute the relationship between sign and meaning. In their dimensionality, materiality, relation and determination, Olabarrieta’s works are always in the process of transcending attributions and generating altered relationships. They enter into new constellations in order to open up connections and opposites at the same time.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, Bare interior, with printed script by Hendrike Nagel, 2019. Exhibition view, Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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Catastrophe and lysis are linked in the video work Author unknown. Dystopian video recordings of tornados behave contrary to the melodic sound and create a moment in which certainties are undermined through the change of context.

Beatriz Olabarrieta, Weather report, 2019. Exhibition view, Stay Twice, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2019. Photo: Fred Dott

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Press information

Events:

  • 06.09.2019, 19:00

    OPENING – STAY TWICE

  • 07.09.2019, 15:00

    EXHIBITION CONVERSATION

    with Beatriz Olabarrieta
    (in English language)

  • 08.09.2019, 17:00

    EXHIBITION TOUR

    with Nadine Droste

  • 21.09.2019, 10:00

    CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY

    Workshop with Klaus Braun
    10:00–15:00
    Contribution: 15 €
    Please register at
    vermittlung@kunstverein-bielefeld.de

  • 09.11.2019, 10:00

    CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY

    Workshop with Klaus Braun
    10:00–15:00
    Contribution: €15
    Please register at
    vermittlung@kunstverein-bielefeld.de

  • 10.11.2019, 17:00

    EXHIBITION TOUR

    with Nadine Droste

Publications and editions

Beatriz Olabarrieta
Stay Twice, 2019

Beatriz Olabarrieta
Stay Twice, 2019