Bedroom Culture

CLUB CHIC is pleased to announce it’s participation at the exhibition Artist-Run, curated by TIGER STRIKES ASTEROID, in partnership with The Satellite Show Miami Beach. Please feel warmly invited to see our installation at Room #115.

CLUB CHIC: Bedroom Culture, Room #115
Artist-Run at The Satellite Show Miami Beach, December 1–6. 2015.
The Ocean Terrance Hotel, 7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach FL


An (not so) exhibitionistic exhibition

The Bedroom, especially the Girl’s Bedroom was revealed in the 1970s as a cultural site of production and consumerism that is hidden, that keeps itself a secret from the public view. The Girl’s Bedroom is a sacred place where some of the most mysterious rites of passages get practiced. Behind those closed doors we find a notorious place of underground culture, specifically the production and consumption of subculture. The Artist’s Studio is almost as notorious and as good in keeping secrets as the Girl’s Bedroom. Here artists hold secret meetings and conversations where only insiders have access. The Artist-Run-Gallery on the other hand plays exactly with those boundaries. Where does the public domain begin, where comes the public in, how far can it go until it looses its authenticity? But this is also its advantage to the commercial gallery. The artist-run-gallery can give an interested audience the key to the mysterious rituals of the artist’s cultural space.

With the decision of TSA to partner with SATELLITE it reveals exactly this borderline activities. Here the subcultures of artist-run initiatives get an international audience through the collaboration with other parallel running art-events in Miami. With the decision to show a group of installations by artist-run projects at a former hotel this get further underlined. The hotel as home away from home, but also as public space perfectly mirrors this contradiction of the artist-run-gallery. The Hotel is perfectly situated between private domain and public site of consumption. Here a group of strangers share the same roof to participate in a cultural consumerism through tourism. Club Chic’s Installation BEDROOM CULTURE; or an (not so) exhibitionistic exhibition plays exactly with this overlap of the Girl’s Bedroom Culture, the Artist’s Studio and the artist-run Gallery. A group of artists present works that relate to those questions of subculture versus pop culture, visibility versus invisibility of art production and public versus private production and consumption of art. Please come in, if you dare.

Created by Johanna Braun

Participating artists
Maria Anwander, Thomas Ballhausen, Johanna Braun, Karin Ferrari, Kerstin von Gabain, Robin Kang, Anna Khodorkovskaya, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Muntean/Rosenblum, Michael Niemetz and Elisabeth von Samsonow.

This installation is generously funded by
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington D.C. and Bundeskanzleramt: Österreich.





We gave our best now the rest is up to the hope chest

Hope Chest: Traditionally in the form of a wooden trunk or box, contained the dowry of a young woman. The box and its content played an important part not only in the business transaction between two families, but served as a survival kit for the new life a girl was about to enter. The Hope Chest didn’t just contain the objects that would secure a young women’s future but comprised her heritage, her sense of belonging. With this in mind we will produce a Hope Chest that will travel from the Old World to the New World and then back again. At each station a group of artist will participate in shaping the content of the Box and therefore the exhibition. With this gesture of sharing and hands-on participation we want to highlight the highly international intellectual exchange within the European - North American Art community, and therefore this exhibition series allows maximum visibility of this inspirational exchange.

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showed in New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles



Club Chic Exchange

Sunday Afternoons
ADDS DONNA & community

Club Chic freut sich im Rahmen der Ausstellungsreihe Club Chic Exchange das KünstlerInnen Kollektiv ADDS DONNA nach Wien einzuladen. ADDS DONNA bezeichnet nicht nur das Kollektiv sondern benennt auch die Räumlichkeiten in Chicago in den sie anderen KünstlerInnen Platz für innovative Ausstellungskonzepte geben. Somit ist ihre künstlerische, wie kuratorische Praxis im Kollektiv als ein kohärenter Prozess anzusehen der die Aktivitäten im Ausstellungsraum ebenfalls miteinschließt. In diesem Sinne laden ADDS DONNA für ihre erste internationale Ausstellung Sunday Afternoons sieben weitere KünstlerInnen ein um gemeinsam durch die fragmentierte Zusammensetzung von individueller und kollaborativer Autorschaft spielerisch mit dem Begriff Kollaboration umzugehen. Co- Laborare, die Zusammenarbeit steht hier im Zentrum und lässt so eine Ausstellung entstehen, die durch ihre unzähligen Querverweise auf eine Expedition der Referenzen einladet. Dadurch transformieren ADDS DONNA & community den ihnen unbekannten Ausstellungsraum des S-W-D-Z zu einem vertrauten Umfeld. ADDS DONNA bringen ihre Herangehensweise auf den Punkt wenn sie schreiben:

Our collective dynamic, constant search for curatorial experimentation and community allows individual gestures to consume each other. Seen as an inquiry, the separate components of Sunday Afternoons create an assemblage of influence. Each element in play may be regarded in relation to its surroundings.”­­­


ADDS DONNA, wurde 2009 von den KünstlerInnen Jesus Gonzalez Flores, Xavier Jimenez, Justin Jackson, Jerome Acks, Kaylee Rae Wyant, Holly Murkerson und Alejandro Jimenez in Chicago gegründet. Die KünstlerInnen leben und arbeiten in Chicago IL, und Cooperstown NY. Des Weiteren freuen wir uns über die Teilnahme an Sunday Afternoons von: Mark Booth, Edmund Chia, Jessica Hyatt, Laura Mackin, Leah Patgorski, Ryan Richey, und Sayward Schoonmaker.

S-W-D-Z, Gärtnergasse 14, 1030 Wien
16.Mai – 5.Juni.2014