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The second edition of DOPPELZIMMER – an exhibition curated by students of the Curatorial Studies, opens on today at KW Institute for Contemporary Art at Room 3 ½ and will last until November 2nd. This will show a collaboration between Rosa Aiello and Cooper Jacoby.


The exhibition series DOPPELZIMMER (DOUBLE ROOM) combines two artistic positions in each of its four consecutive exhibitions, thus highlighting its inherent collaborative process. The forms of collaboration range from juxtaposing existing artworks to new joint productions. The 3 1⁄2 space at KW Institute for Contemporary Art provides the frame, and counters its miniscule size by functioning as a “double room”. The various connections between the artworks – be it objects, material assemblages, sound or video installations – arise from the dialogical structure and are further enhanced by their spatial proximity. The space is thus intermittently perceived as an exhibition room focusing on an individual object, and then as a large-scale installation coalescing boundaries between a piece and its surrounding.“

Rosa Aiello, born 1987 in Hamilton, CA, is a video artist and writer whose work the limits of language, reason, and humanness. She completed her MA at Oxford in literature and philosophy, and completed an artist’s residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Aiello has had her work shown at the Museo d’arte Contemporanea Roma and the Festival de Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal.

Cooper Jacoby, born 1989 in Princeton, NJ, finished his BFA at Bard College in New York in 2011. His work has been exhibited at High Art in Paris, White Flag Projects Art Gallery in St. LouisMathew Gallery in Berlin, Michael Thibault Gallery in Los Angeles, and C L E A R I N G Gallery in Brussels and New York. Last year he received the Kunststiftung Northern Rhine-Westfalia Young Artists Scholarship and Bard College Sol Lewitt Studio Art Award in 2011. 

The opening was accompanied last night with a reading by Rosa Aiello, Tess Edmonson, Eva Kenny and Hannah Black. This exhibition is curated by Nóra Feigl, Erik Jacobs, Anna Straetmans, Elisa R. Linn.

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