Foreign Affairs 2 - Linda Weiss

20-25 May 2017 Platforms Project 2017 Cultural Centre (Charilaou Trikoupi 121, Athens 11473 Greece Five International artist-led art initiatives have collaborated to present each other’s creative art practice. A cross-cultural collaboration that explores the relationship between the artist as curator, as artist. A unique project curating across borders, highlighting the presence of the artist-led approach in contemporary art. This comes at a time where attitudes of separation are particularly prevalent in world politics. However, instant means to communicate through new media, anytime anywhere, allows even greater engagement and communication across cultural borders. For Foreign Affairs 2, PAPER will present Berlin-based artist, Linda Weiss. Linda will create an installation of photographic prints under the title Wahala. The term 'Wahala' refers to the Nigerian pidgin English term, 'trouble' or 'terrible mess'. The origin of the term is thought to have derived from Arabic. Linda Weiss references this term as the title of a constructed narrative made up of a number of serendipitous moments in New York’s Wall Street: A chance meeting of an African-American Wall Street professional, The Occupy Wall Street Demonstration in 2011, and a shooting at Trump Tower. These disparate elements form an ongoing plot of oppositional forces: political action vs love vs business.

The concept is to have five artist-led curatorial art platforms to collaborate in a cultural concept to present each other’s creative practices. Alongside PAPER, there is Rosalux (Berlin), Scotty (Berlin) and Juje (Canada) and BEASTON Projects (UK). The aim is to promote an open exchange of ideas characterised by the presentation of each others very different art practices under the umbrella of Platform Projects 2017. A cross-cultural collaboration that explores the relationship between the artist as curator as artist. The cultural concept is a unique project on the subjectivity of art and curating across borders, highlighting the presence of the artist-led approach in contemporary art and questions the implications of combining these roles and subverting them to produce new opportunities and secure relationships.
Linda Weiss

Trump Tower Grid (detail) 
(trump tower ny october 17th, 2011)
c-print,
100 cm x 128.3cm
2017

Brexit Grid (detail) (union jack 50%; brexit vote diagram 50%)
c-print,
100 cm x 126.7 cm
2017

Made in America (shots taken after bump into a wall street professional five years ago and remeeting at jimmys ny october 14th; end of sunnyside avenue chicago, 2011)
c-print,
29 x 30 cm
2017

Made in America (shots taken after bump into a wall street professional five years ago and remeeting in ny recently, zuccotti park october 16th, 2011)
c-print,
29 x 30 cm
2017

Made in America_Made in Russia (shots taken after bump into a wall street professional five years ago and remeeting in ny recently; march of millions, moscow september 15th, 2012)
c-print,
29 x 30 cm
2017

CV

Education
i.a. Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig (MFA), University of Arts Berlin (Free Class, i.a. Harun Farocki, Madeleine Bernstorff, David Lamelas)

Grants/Collections (Selection)
2016 Sponsorship for Ad Campaign, LINDA WEISS, Gladys Glover at Monopol (Special Issue Berlin Art Week)
2013 Sponsorship Art Fair Booth, Preview Berlin Art Fair, Berlin
2012 Scholarship Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Senate of Cultural Affairs, Berlin
2007 International Studio & Curatorial Program NY, Ministry of Culture Saxony
2004 Scholarship for Postgraduates, Ministry of Culture Saxony
2001 Graduate Prize, Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg
Museum Bildende Künste Leipzig, Museum Folkwang Essen, Arario Gallery Seoul, Stiftung Sachsen LB Leipzig
Exhibitions (Selection)
2017 The Real Estate Show Extended/Berlin, Spor Klübü and Kunstpunkt, Berlin
2017 Alternatives to Apocalypse (festival for utopian futures), Shedhalle, Zurich
2016 Back When, Scotty Enterprises, Berlin (SE)
2016 Land You Refugee, Platforms Project, Art Athina, Athens (Cat.) (SE)
2015 What is the Sound of Protest?, Errant Bodies, Berlin curated by Joseph Young
2015 Found in Translation, Galleria Huut, Helsinki with Goethe Institute
2015 World Without End, Campell Works, London
2014 FAE (Made in Russia, America...), Scotty Enterprises, Berlin (SE)
2014 Le chant de mon chantier, Immanence, Paris
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 You knee them in the chin + IWF-Mördertreff + REMIX + Cocaine, Spor Klübü, Berlin
2013 Made in America [Explicit], Preview Berlin Art Fair (Berlin Art Week) (Cat.) (SE)
2012 Chic-Maschini (Made in Moscow), Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography
2012 A Burnt Out Case?, NGBK, Berlin (Cat.)
2012 A Museum of Cruelty, Salon Populaire, Berlin curated by Ellen Blumenstein
2011 Rundgang, University of Arts, Berlin, curated by Madeleine Bernstorff
2011 Umlaut, Scharpenberg Gallery, Chicago, curated by Ines Meier
2011 Based around Babusch, Babusch, Berlin, curated by Barbara J. Scheuermann
2010 The Art of Speculation, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, curated by Justin Hoffmann
2010 stadt land film, Kino Arsenal Berlin + UdK Berlin, curated by Madeleine Bernstorff
2010 to think the outside, Scotty Enterprises, Berlin (SE)
2010 Jenga + REMIX 7, forgotten bar project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
2010, 2008, 2007 comvideo + scrawl + the most curatorial biennial of the universe, apexart, NY
2009 It’s All Yours Now, Sculpture Center, New York, curated by Sarina Basta
2009 Sudden White (after London), Royal Academy of Arts, London, curated by Mark Beasley (Cat.)
2008 Poll of Push and Pull curated by i.a. Kristine Siegel, ISCP, NY
2007 Open Studio + Business and Pleasure, ISCP, NY
2006 Vor aller Augen (Film - Still), Goethe Institute, Paris (Cat.) (SE)
2004 Just Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig