Exhibition curated by Wyatt Niehaus, Maria Lanko and Lauren Reid

Anjali Alm-Basu
Melanie Bonajo
Manuel Bürger
Chris Collins
Felix Experimental Group
Ada van Hoorebeke
Alevtina Kakhidze
Justin Kemp
Martin Kohout
Ola Lanko
Daniel Michel
Gregor Rozanski
The Telepathy Project

10 – 12 December 2012
Grimmuseum, Berlin

Material Conversion acts as a survey of transitions in materiality and the value and emphasis that we place on it. This exhibition delineates these values in three parts; space, market, and spirituality.

In all three parts, a bridge is approached regarding tangibility and intangibility. In one regard, the bridge is between an inherent value in an object and the speculative market value assigned to it. A second link is being constructed between physical and nonphysical as these terms are altered because of emerging technologies. A third connection is made between the physical and the non-physical as art objects are produced as a culmination of research based in the practice of séance and spiritualism.

Each exhibition proposes a challenge to assumptions about art-making to the viewer. They attempt to reassess and re-qualify our definition of media, our relationship to economics and commodity and how we define and represent those things that aren’t measurable in our material existence.