Negotiations is a two-person collaborative exhibition at PAPER, featuring Berlin-based artist Elisabeth Sonneck and Glasgow-based artist, Greig Burgoyne. The starting point of the work is the concept of  drawings as a substrate; it is neither front, back or inside, but is in fact, all its sides. Through rule based, process led making and thinking, each artist engages with the residual scraps of making, specifically how those rhythms may be located and extended. Burgoyne and Sonneck ask the viewers to immerse themselves in what Henri Maldiney describes as being ‘like waves, the two movements, ascending, descending are each of them in procession of themselves into their opposite’.
Negotiations incorporates both galleries at PAPER. Sonneck presents a large-scale site-specific installation incorporating paper and paint that will consume PAPER. In contrast, Burgoyne will present a new work, The Clearing in PAPER2. It consists of a series of works creating during a live performance that will take place in the courtyard area outside of PAPER, with residual objects resulting from the performance presented in the gallery itself. In The Clearing, Burgoyne literally wrestles with Heidegger’s notion of a space as an event of concealment that is in fact revealing the essence of an artwork, oscillating between thing and event. This will then be presented as a film work and installation for the duration of the show.
Referring back to Maldiney, Burgoyne and Sonneck could be viewed as those two opposites; navigating toward the place they paradoxically began form. As a result, their explorations of PAPER are to be determined by the space itself. The work remains in a state of flux until installation and subsequent performance. Though the practices of both artists are in striking contrast, Negotiations is where an intense logic verging on the machine-like and the absurd world of paradox meet.
Elisabeth Sonneck

Scrollpainting #46: Along The Red Thread
oil on paper, found pieces, remnants, tools
@ Bochum Kunsthall

Scrollpainting #49: Along The Red Thread II
oil on paper, bamboo, found pieces, tools, remnants
@ IWEArtMuseum, Kunming, China

Scrollpainting #54 Slow Vortex
oil on paper, ladder, waterbottle
110 x 323 x 500cm
IWEArtMuseum Kunming, China

Hommage à Nouvelles et Textes pour rien 20-11.3:5
oil on glassine, level, band iron etc.
@ Semjon Contemporary, Berlin

Scrollpainting #65: Small Sisters
Oil on Paper 
110 x 500-1000 cm
@Nylonschnur, Vorschlaghammer, Bohrkernstücke, Brunnhofer Gallery Linz

Scrollpainting #69
oil on paper, band iron, kinked broom, weight
110x220 cm,
@ galerieweisserelefant Berlin

Greig Burgoyne

Inside Drawing

Bad Drawing - paper cell (still)

Beachballs (still) 
@ Hickster Projects Italy

@ Bochum Kunsthallle

Lost in Space

Sticky Walk (still)
@The Lowry 

About Greig Burgoyne
Greig Burgoyne was born in Glasgow, studied at the Universität Angewandte Kunst Vienna, and MA Painting, Royal College of Art London. Recent projects and commissions in 2019-21 includes: Delay#1 Spazio Mensa Rome; Spaceman Kunsthallen Bochum, Germany; Expect the unexpected The Lowry Manchester (with Sarah Sze, Yoko Ono & Gillian Wearing); The sunny and the opaque Drawing projects UK, Lost in space Other art network Kent; Beachballs Hickster Projects Italy; Arts Council England digital commission; Papier Skulptur Verein Für Aktuelle Kunst Rührgebiet Oberhausen (VAKR) with Monika Gryzmala & Ignacio Uriarte); OK-NO Le Confection Idéal France; Edinburgh Arts festival. His work features in “Performance Drawing-New practices’ published by Bloomsbury Books in autumn 2020. Greig is currently based in Hastings.
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About Elisabeth Sonneck
Elisabeth Sonneck lives and works in Berlin. She studied sculpture at Hochschule für Kunst Ottersberg. 
Recent solo shows include: 2021 Foundation Conceptual Art, Soest/DE; Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin 2018 IWE Art Museum Kunming/CN; marie Wolfgang, Essen/DE; Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau/DE 2015 Kunstmuseum Ahlen/DE 2012 Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst Otterndorf/DE. Group shows include:Kunstraum Hochdorf/CH; City Gallery Prague/CZ; VfAKR Oberhausen/DE; Künstlerhaus Dortmund/DE; Foundation Conceptual Art, Soest/DE; Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen/DE; Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven/DE; Austrian papermaker museum Steyrermühl/AT; B. Yeltsin Centre Yekaterinburg/RU; New Bedford Art Museum/US; Georg Kolbe Museum Berlin/DE; Guardini-Galerie Berlin/DE; Vasarely museum Budapest/HU; Mies v.d. Rohe Haus, Berlin/DE; Staatliches Museum Schwerin/DE; NGBK Berlin/DE; Sanssouci Castle Potsdam/DE
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