edited by

Marcel Broodthaers
Tjorg Douglas Beer
Letizia Battaglia
Manfredi Beninati
Angela Bulloch
Jonas Burgert
Olimpia Cavriani
Jimmy Durham
Lionel Estève
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Guenther Foerg
Ernest Mancoba
Olaf Metzel
Yoko Ono
Maria Papadimitriou
Bernhard Prinz
Henning Rogge
Thomas Schuette
Luca Vitone
Franz Erhard Walther

Kunsthochschule Kassel
Nordbau, Raum 0322
Menzelstrasse 13
34121 Kassel

Breakfast Reception and Opening
June 8 2017, 9 am to 11 am
June 9 2017, 9 am to 11 am
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June 8/9 2017, daily from 11 am to 6 pm


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The exhibition FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND brings together 20 small to tiny artworks being presented inside a mobile exhibition vitrine. The works have been created and selected by the artists for FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND - works that deal with utopian visions, pessimistic expressions, fragility and destruction or they are fragments from the individual’s sometimes personal backgrounds.

The central piece is a 4 cm by 3 cm miniature book by Marcel Broodthaers THE CONQUEST OF SPACE - Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military.

„Atlas - measuring 1 5/8 by 1 1/8 in. (4 by 3 cm), with a simple black slipcase - is a miniature book by Marcel Broodthaers, made after the model of the fifteenth-century incunable. It was originally published in 1975 in an edition of fifty numbered copies, and it is Broodthaers`s last book, created shortly before his death, in 1976. The object plays on language and functions in a manner characteristic of Broodthaers`s sense of humor: it refers to the use of atlases by militaries pursuing territorial conquest - a task for which this tiny edition is absurdly unsuitable - in order to make artists aware of their own such victories. Broodthaers deepened the level of intrigue by not following any established geographical organization; instead, he chose to present a small selection of countries in alphabetical order, each represented graphically at the same size.“ (Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Works included in the exhibition are i.e. the work Atlas Marcel Broodthaers THE CONQUEST OF SPACE - Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military) - a 4 cm x 3 cm book, a rarely seen tiny sketch on paper from the painting universe of Jonas Burgert, three gold-plaid puppy seeds by Lionel Estève, a small bell against the Greek crisis from the Venice Biennale from the Greek Pavillon 2015 by Maria Papadimitriou, Frucht gegen Furcht (English: Fruit against Fear) by Thomas Schütte.

The exhibition FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND has no home or place to be. The exhibition FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND can be seen on the opening days of Documenta14 in Kassel. The exhibition format, the short presentation and the works presented are reflecting a certain uncertainty in our time. At the same time FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND is a precious collection of thoughts, sketches, personal fragments, tools against fear, utopical plans.

It is shown inside GALERIE UTOPIA`s Lightbox - a custom-made aluminum vitrine by the German artist Tjorg Douglas Beer. 20 artworks by 20 international artists are displayed inside this vitrine.

FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND is curated by the sicilian curator Paolo Falcone.

The presentation of FRAGMENTS FROM NOWHERELAND in Kassel is a collaboration between GALERIE UTOPIA, PRODUZENTENGALERIE HAMBURG and the Palermo based foundation FONDAZIONE SAMBUCA.
The project has been developed by Juergen Vorath from PRODUZENTENGALERIE HAMBURG in conjunction with Tjorg Douglas Beer and Paolo Falcone with the kind support of ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS KASSEL, STUDENTS OF THE SEMINAR OF PROFESSOR BERNHARD PRINZ, GALERIE MIKAEL ANDERSEN COPENHAGEN

Dates + Hours
June 8 + June 9 2017
daily from 11 am - 6 pm



Paolo Falcone curated exhibitions and projects in Italy and abroad with important artists as: Jannis Kounellis; Richard Long; Carsten Höller & Rosemarie Trockel, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Martin Creed, Grazia Toderi; Luca Vitone, Shobha, Josef Koudelka, Letizia Battaglia, Jonathan Monk, Giovanni Anselmo, Aleksandra Mir; and many more. Special consultant of Maurizio Cattelan – Hollywood for 49° Biennale di Venezia, he curated also Are you experienced? With Nicolas Bourriaud on different venues in Europe, the projects Visions with Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Poetical Politics amd many more.

He collaborated to realized the art programs of Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa of Palermo, from 1996 to 2000. On 2001 he founded micromuseum, the smalles official museum of contemporary art in the world. He collaborated with museums and institutions as Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, Serpentine Gallery London, l’ARC/Museè d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Istanbul Biennale, Sidney Biennale, la Biennale di Venezia (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017) l’Historischer Museum Frankfurt, Acax Budapest, MNAC/National Museum of Contermporary Art Bucarest, MAXXI, Roma and many more.

Consultant for contemporary art for the Sicilian Region, creates the first Museum of Contemporary art of Sicily and he create the collection and he define the identity of the Museum (Riso, Museo d’arte contemporane della Sicilia). On 2009 he curated for Riso, Museum of Contemporay art of Sicily Passage to Sicily, the collection of Riso and more, first presentation of the collection of the new museum.On 2006 consultant for contemporary art for the Minister of Economy to develop arts on the south of Italy. On 2012-13 member of the Committee guide for the Sicilian Region to address the politics to develop contemporary art on Sicily. On 2013 consultant of Palermo City Council to create Zac, the new center of contemporary art of the City of Palermo.

From 2008 cofounder and artistic director of Fondazione Sambuca,.were he curated, supported and produced exhibitions, projects, workshop, residencies with: Tomas Saraceno, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Philippe Parreno, Luca Trevisani, Rosa Barba, Rossella Biscotti, Shobha, Rä di Martino, Laboratorio Saccardi, Martin Creed, Mariana Castillo Deball, Stefania Galegati, Letizia Battaglia Michael Beutler, Olafur Eliasson and many more.

Paolo Falcone is a member of CIMAM - International Commetee for ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (UNESCO); member of ICOM - International Council of Museums (UNESCO), member of IKT - International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.


Beer has developed the idea for Galerie im Regierungsviertel (Regierungsviertel = German: the area in Berlin where most of the Administration of the German Government and Parliament is located) as a first manifestation of his interest in Influencing the context of his own artistic work - by defining situations and contexts as an extension of it. As the main tool for Galerie im Regierungsviertel´s work Beer developed a mobile aluminum lightbox that was positioned next to the German Parliament in the center of Berlin`s Regierungsviertel. The idea was to create a tool that would allow presentations in any kind of setting - even in outside locations and that reflects the general idea of spreading these presentations into the world like a transmitter.

The Lightbox itself appeared in many of the projects as the mobile exhibition tool. In 2010 Beer has changed the name to Galerie Utopia.

Since April 2007 Galerie Utopia has realised different exhibitions in Europe and the US, i.e. GINNUNGAGAP/PAVILLION OF BELIEF, Venice, THE FOUR HORSEMEN/DIE RAND COOPERATION, Berlin, Torino, THE END WAS YESTERDAY, Berlin, Innsbruck, THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT, Berlin, Milan, Turin, Stockholm, NARCOTICA, Basel, ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS at No Soul For Sale / X-INITIATIVE, New York, DEFENDING OUR VALUES Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, THE GREEN VALLEY DISASTER at No Soul For Sale, TATE modern London, RESPONSOLIDARITY REMAP3 Athens. In 2010 Galerie Utopia has realised the 1st BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE called AYRAN & YOGA. For the Re-opening of the Palais de Tokyo in September 2012 Galerie Utopia has realised the exhibition THE GARDEN OF EDEN. The second edition of The Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale was presented at Palais de Tokyo aswell as at Open Museum / Hamburger Kunsthalle in September 2012.

The work has been introduced in talks and lectures or workshops i.e. at Schaulager, Basel, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Kunstakademie Münster, Made in Germany II, Hannover, Artforum Berlin and Art Karlsruhe.

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The Fondazione Sambuca, is a no profit organization established on 2009 by Paolo Falcone and Marco e Rossella Giammona to develop contemporary art projects and exhibitions and to evaluate the historical patrimonium of Sicily and the Mediterranean Sea. The Foundation created a system to connect the territorial stakeholder to build programs with the local and international institutions, museums, foundations, companies in a cultural net to lead contemporary culture, international recherche and experimentation on the global scenario.

Major projects (selection)
2017 Support Olafur Eliasson with Green Light for Viva Arte Viva at 57. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia. Co-producer Michael Beutler Shipyard for Viva Arte Viva at 57. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia; Producer of the exhibition Letizia Battaglia, Per Pura Passione Maxxi, Museo Nazionale del XXI Secolo, Roma. 2016 Producer of the exhibition Letizia Battaglia, Anthologia at Zac ai Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo; Stefania Galegati Shines, 6x6x5,9 public project at Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo. 2014/15 Michelangelo Pistoletto Rebirth-day 2014 public project at Porta Felice, Palermo; Producer of the exhibition Jonathan Monk, Senza Titolo 2012 at Cappella dell’Incoronazione and Riso, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia. Giovanni Anselmo e Jannis Kounellis at Riso, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia. 2013 Michelangelo Pistoletto: Rebirth-day 2013 public project at Quattro Canti Piazza Vigliena, Palermo; Produced Rossella Biscotti - I dreamt that you changed into a cat… gatto… ha ha ha for Il Palazzo Enciclopedico/The Encyclopedic Palace 55. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia; Co-produced Luca Vitone - per l’eternità (2013), per Vice versa for 55. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia. Padiglione Italia. 2012/2013 Restoration of Torre del Tempo by Emilio Tadini at Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo. 2011 Shobha: a journey at 54. Venice Biennale at Palazzo Sambuca. 2011 Supported Mariana Castillo Deball with Aqui el ombre desnudo se enflorò la cabeza, Martin Creed with The lights going on and off and Philippe Parreno with Marqueee for Illuminazioni // Illumination 54. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia; Ambassador for Ariane de Rothschild Foundation Palazzo Reale, Milano; 2010. Laboratorio Saccardi - Sikania rising project at Museo della Mafia di Salemi/ Temporary Museum and Oratorio di San Lorenzo Palermo; Rossella Biscotti - The undercover man at Museo della Mafia di Salemi; Rä di Martino - The dancing kid at Teatro Massimo, Sala degli Stemmi, Palermo; Michelangelo Pistoletto - Stracci d’Italia 150° celebrazioni dell’Unità d’Italia at Castello di Salemi, Torre Cilindrica; International Art Campus at Favignana, Ex stabilimenti Florio delle tonnare di Favignana e Formica. Isola di Favignana with Laboratorio Saccardi, Gianni Gebbia e Filippo Giuffrè. Luca Trevisani, Rosa Barb, Shobha. 2010 Sicilian Pavillion for 52. Biennale di Venezia con Aleksandra Mir, Marion Franchetti, Luca De Gennaro e Salvatore Prestifilippo. 2009 Passaggi in Sicilia – La collezione di Riso ed oltre at Riso – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia and Palazzo Sambuca. Coproducer Tomas Saraceno Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web per Fare Mondi // Making Worlds for 53. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia..

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