Exhibition at the ART MARKET BUDAPEST

From the 8th to the 11th of October, Christoph Both-Asmus represented by WHITECONCEPTS Gallery will be exhibiting at the ART MARKET BUDAPEST some of his old and new artworks such as, PART OF ONE FUTURE (2008), Climbing To The Edge Of A Tree Top (2010), as well as The BEGINNING I (2015) and The BEGINNING II (2015).

Christoph Both-Asmus will also introduce THE TREE WALKER project, through “The Technical Details And The Origin Of The Tree Walker Project” (video installation), “The Tree Walker First Attempt (photo) and a text informing about THE TREE WALKER and its most recent developments.

ART MARKET BUDAPEST, the international contemporary art fair presents a unique artistic composition in perhaps the most exciting exhibition halls in Europe. Giving an emphasized presence to a younger generation of galleries and artists, the ART MARKET BUDAPEST might open new doors and possibilities to the emerging artists of the future.
 
Date: 8th – 11th of October 2015
Opening hours: 11h– 20h
Location:  MILLENARIS PARK cultural and convention center: Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20, 1024 Hungary

ONE LIFE TO LIVE Live performance in Corinth, Greece

ONE LIFE TO LIVE is the title of a live performance by Christoph Both-Asmus executed in the Floisvos square of Corinth, Greece in the summer of 2015 during a one-month artist–in–residency program at Corinth Art Platform.

The artist sat on a bench in public, wearing a solid ice object over his head with fresh colorful blossoms frozen into the material. During the 180 minutes long performance the ice melted, water dripped and blossoms fell to the ground. Symbolically the ice represents the hardship of individual lives that are part of existence, while the flowers within the process of melting indicate a fascination for life, for human life, for how humanity lived throughout time and how this fascination makes life worth living. The flowers picked by the artist grow naturally in the city of Corinth and showed his connection to the ancient city and its people. His performance can again be viewed as a statement for a conscious living and the need of regenerating regarding nature. With the big ice sphere over his head he offered the audience an opportunity to take time and contemplate with him in the present. This is particularly important in a country like Greece, where crises are omnipresent and there is a great need to create visions for the future.

Christoph started his performance on a bench in the main city square. At the start of the performance, Christoph sat quietly by himself. However, the unusual object on his head quickly attracted attention and lots of people started to notice him and to come closer, gathering around and sitting next to him on the bench. ONE LIFE TO LIVE shows that communication is not only based on words, but self-experience in the inner as well as the outer realm is necessary to feel one’s identity. The artistic shape of the ice-head initiated amazement and a connection to his audience. When all the ice was melted and the artist was freed, he was happily surprised to see that he had attracted mostly young people. Afterwards Christoph talked about his projects and his visions that the planet needs to revive: “In nature everything takes its time and place (…) I believe that it would be also a wise guideline for a careful progress in modern societies. “

Lecture of THE TREE WALKER at Corinth Art Platform

During his Artist-in-Residency at Corinth Art Platform, Christoph Both-Asmus was presenting  a lecture about his long term project THE TREE WALKER.The central idea of THE TREE WALKER is to walk, almost weightlessly, on tree tops. This challenge; the search for a pristine looking forest, the technical issues to make this quest possible and financing it, kept Christoph Both-Asmus busy for over 6 years now.The artist will present videos and images, documentation of his journey that was both the high times of his life and artistic practise and a painful Odyssey.

THE TREE WALKER hopes to open an interesting discussion afterwards with his audience. Christoph is open to discuss practical aspects of organising a project and financing it as well.

Date: 20th of August 2015 
Lecture: at 21h 
Location: Sina St, Kórinthos 201 00, Greece

"RIVERS AND TREES" solo exhibition at WHITECONCEPTS Gallery

During the month of June, Christoph Both-Asmus is exhibiting his most recent artwork "Tale of River" at his solo exhibition "RIVERS AND TREES" at Whiteconcepts by Nicole Loeser.

The artist and THE TREE WALKER Team, are also using the gallery as workspace to bring together different ideas. 

--- Donate your blood to art ---

This is what Christoph Both-Asmus has done for his installation "River of Blood". Both-Asmus' blood will be flowing over a landscape made of Japanese papier mache and soil, creating its own rivulets and tributaries and leaving an even darker and bloodier stain. After this, the blood-river landscape will be displayed as a finished piece of art work.

Date: 1st - 3rd of July 2015
Artist Talk between Christoph Both-Asmus and David Medalla (artist, founder and director of the London Biennale): 9th June 2015, 18h
Performance: 26th June 2015, 22h30 - 23h30
Opening hours: Mon - Fri, 11h - 17h and by appointment
Location: Augustrasse 35, 10119 Berlin

Exhibition // HYPER HYPER / can’t stop the hardcore

THE TREE WALKER is glad to participate in the exhibition "Hyper Hyper" which is part of the famous "Spinnereirundgang" and its anniversary.

Date: 1 & 2 May 2015 / 15:00
Location: Halle 14C 1OG, Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

During these 2 days program, THE TREE WALKER will exhibit photo prints and videos documenting the process leading towards the expedition in Gabon.

The 1 of May at 15h00, Christoph Both-Asmus will give a one-hour lecture about THE TREE WALKER Chronology from South-east Russia (Tiger forest) to West Africa Gabon (Rainforest), present ideas for THE TREE WALKER film and exhibition.

He is looking forward to engage with the audience after his lecture.

Other very interesting artist will be exhibiting and performing:

THE TREE WALKER at “THE FOREST” Exhibition Art and Other Sustainabilities

Last week Christoph Both-Asmus gave a very successful artist talk at "THE FOREST" exhibition.
Come and see THE TREE WALKER at the exhibition which is still running till the end of May.

Date: from 17th April - 29th May 2015
Location: Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin

Curated by Javier Pérez-Lanza

THE FOREST" Progam:
- "It's gone for wood" Performance, H.Hernández & R.Brodt: Fr. 15.05.13, 19:00
- "Palmoööl statt Wald" Lecture by Marcel Starfinger: Fr. 22.05.15, 19:00                                                                                    - Finissage: Fr 29.05.15, 19:00 

Further information: Group Global 3000 | Art and others Sustainabilities