Julian-Jakob Kneer@info@artde666eneratecurrent (online)A night in Alexander (browser-based group show curated by Gregory Blunt), anightinalexander.grHOOKED (in collab. w/ Eva Collé), www.gruppemagazine.comrule#34 (in collab. w/ Blue Stork), www.oslo10.ch
group show, private space, Geneva CH
wicked games, 2018Room E–10 27 @ Center, Berlin DE
Room E-10 27 @ Center is pleased to present wicked games, a solo exhibition by Julian-Jakob Kneer. Kneer is primarily a sculptor and installation artist. He questions social mores with art that skirts the line between abjection and attraction. His investigations of subcultural semiotics and obscure bodily fetishes are underlined by a particular interest in (traditional) craft and the juxtaposition of opposing aesthetics.For his presentation at Center, the artist focuses his attention on the carnival and its potential to parody and produce grotesque identity configurations. The carnival sets the stage for a world of extremes where laughter subverts authority. His engagement with this theme raises questions about our conception of high and low culture, where the centrality of archetypes continues to exert a powerful influence on the collective imagination.Loners, Emos (emotional hardcore rockers), and cultural misfits are exemplified by the figure of the Waggis, a character that figures in the yearly Carnival of Basel. In this carnival, the Waggis is excluded from the community and this is played out as a parody of social relations and groupthink. The Waggis occupies the paradoxical position of being a misfit within a group of outsiders.The subjective identity produced by the group and those excluded from the group throws up questions related to libidinal investment, the taboos on which power relations are constructed and the violence that is exacted on, and by, those outside of the norm.
exhibition text by Ella Plevinhttp://artviewer.org/julian-jakob-kneer-at-center/http://www.sleek-mag.com/2018/04/25/gallery-weekend-berlin/http://www.ofluxo.net/wicked-games-julian-jakob-kneer-at-room-e-10-27/http://tzvetnik.online/portfolio_page/julian-jakob-kneer-at-room-e-10-27/
pole, 2018weathered paint on lathed wooddimensions variable From the group exhibition:A night in Alexanderbrowser-based group exhibitionhttp://anightinalexander.grCurated by Gregory Blunt, with works by: Gregory Blunt, Karim Boumjimar, Drew Lint, Lukas Hofmann and Hara Shako Kiri, Paul-Alexandre Islas, Julian-Jakob Kneer, Metasitu, Maria Metsalu, NBDBKP, Karol Radziszewski, Zuzanna Ratajczyk, Paul-Stuart Sandford, Fritz Marlon Schiffers, Anna Uddenberg, Young Boy Dancing Grouphttp://www.ofluxo.net/a-night-in-alexander-a-browser-based-group-curated-by-gregory-blunt-at-alexander-sauna-athens/http://tzvetnik.online/a-night-in-alexander/
'sub rosa appendix' with texts by Nele Ruckelshausenavailable at PARIS ASS BOOK FAIR in Palais de Tokyothrough M.I/mi1glissé 16.–18.03. in Paris.order a copyedition of /20, 40 pages
Jugend ist Trunkenheit ohne Wein, 2018BIKINI, Basel CHJugend ist Trunkenheit ohne Wein is a show I curated and intervened with my own installation and theoretical backdrop. This exhibition is built with artistic instruments and is examining the notions of the curatorial vs. the artistic practice. The hierarchy between the artworks and their environment is fluent / seamless.Jugend ist Trunkenheit ohne Wein is the living space of a fictitious (teenage) character with infantile and senile tendencies, depicting the teenager as a meta between child and adult, between childish and perverted. with: Bora Akinciturk, Fred H. Berger, Kamilla Bischof and Laura Welker, Adam Cruces and Louisa Gagliardi, R. Crumb, Zoë Field, Elin Gonzalez, Esben Weile Kjær, Jan Kiefer, Julian-Jakob Kneer, Veit Laurent Kurz, Michael Luberry, Marie Lea Lund, Tobias Madison, Evan McGraw, New Noveta / Louis Backhouse, Antoine Renard, Chromosome Residence, Yves Scherer, Laura Schusinski, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, The Gate, Amalia Ulman, Malte Zander http://www.ofluxo.net/jugend-ist-trunkenheit-ohne-wein-by-julian-jakob-kneer-at-bikini/http://tzvetnik.online/portfolio_page/jugend-ist-trunkenheit-ohne-wein/http://www.we-find-wildness.com/2018/02/jugend-ist-trunkenheit-ohne-wein-bikini-basel/http://www.aqnb.com/2018/02/21/jugend-ist-trunkenheit-ohne-wein-and-the-pubescent-experience-at-bikini-basel/http://kubaparis.com/jugend-ist-trunkenheit-ohne-wein-by-julian-jakob-kneer-at-bikini/
Crib, 2017 (in collab. w/ Yves Scherer)wood, straw, package tape, fir, spots, jute, hardwaredimensions variable
Cradle, 2017package tape60 x 40 x 40 cm
From the group exhibition:CRIB IIGalerie 95, Biel CH23.12.2017 – 03.03.2018Curated by Yves Scherer, with works by: Mitchell W. Anderson, Dimitra Charamandas, Claudia Comte, Julian-Jakob Kneer, Nico Müller, Tobias Nussbaumer, Mathis Pfäffli, Oliver Roth, Jennifer Scherer, Yves Scherer, Stella, Dominique Wyss, Pascal Zobrist
HOOKED, 2017with Eva Collé, Gruppe, Berlin DEFrom needle work through sex work to art work.Visual artist Julian-Jakob Kneer and model & sex worker Eva Collé merge their professions to reimagine the used panty business:Kneer's handknitted panties are worn by Eva and subsequently encased in plexiglass. The process is documented through selfies and snapshots over the course of the production.The art edition of 8 used panties is for sale – see credits for further information:http://gruppemagazine.com/visuals/hooked/
sub rosa, 20171.1, Basel CHund wills jn bichtswisz han geton,and if you want to confess,das nit verwissung kum darvonfirst make sureund das ers under der rosen hettthat you stand under the roseund jn din eigen hertz geredt.before you disbosom yourself.sub rosa online archivesubrosa.pdfhttp://kubaparis.com/solo-show-sub-rosa-by-julian-jakob-kneer/http://tzvetnik.online/portfolio_page/julian-jakob-kneer-at-1-1-basel/
Ushirode, 2017Geddert Hronjec Collection, Berlin DEInstallative solo performance with a nawashi (shibari master), ropes, a bondagering and nitro. https://youtu.be/XtXphFCWnik
GTdaHÖ, 2017Ambassador ******, Vienna ATExhibition in a hotel room in Vienna I curated together with my mom.with: Philipp Friedrich, Birke Gorm, Flora Hauser, Victor Lizana, Bruno Mokrossich brauche das gar nicht dass mich an jeder ecke 500 jahre geschichte anfallenüber der tür der Hotel Suite hat man dann eine moderne lüftung angebracht, für ein bisschen gegenwartsgefühl(was ist das eigentlich)Ja das ist eine Klimaanlageohne die kunst erscheint mir das gar nicht kontemporärFranz Lehár sitzt immer noch in den blauen kissenkaffee kuchen mozart ambassadorich denke ich bin jetzt vor acht generationen angekommen–Hanna Fiegenbaumhttp://tzvetnik.online/portfolio_page/gtdaho/https://www.facebook.com/pg/aqnbmag/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154681278377514
rule#34 by Julian-Jakob Kneer in collaboration with Blue Stork was hosted by Oslo10 as its fifth webresidency.
It was launched on January 5th 2017, 7pm CET.
“If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions.“
– Peter Morley-Souter
Philanthropic approaches mutate into inhumane regulations; fantasies turn into nightmares;
tribe behavior increases into massacre; love degenerates into fetish;
Minnesang grows into fanfare; esoterism matures into wizardry.
Culture evolves into cult.
There is only one direction.
International blood drinker, 2016with Clémence de la Tour du Pin, Gärtnergasse, Vienna ATInternational blood drinker is a duo show of Clémence de La Tour du Pin and Julian-Jakob Kneer.Star and Starting point of the show is Saint Mother Theresa. Being famous for her charity work in Calcutta, the show deranges the perception of Mother Theresa and brings it in close proximity with a rather infamous depiction from which her undying holyness displays certain similarities to the immortality and behaviour of vampires.Stepping over the oddly soft Lilith (Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Julian-Jakob Kneer) the visitor sees the crusaders crucifiction: a collection of unwittingly baptised Calcutta ClipArt (Julian-Jakob Kneer) spirits. Against the uncanny feeling, which slowly slips in, Scarecrow (Clémence de La Tour du Pin) does not afford protection. In fact, it heightens the glimpse of revelatory disenchantment by bending over your head full of blood into the cold white enlightened artspace.internationalblooddrinker.pdfhttp://kubaparis.com/clemence-de-la-tour-du-pin-and-julian-jakob-kneer-invited-by-philipp-friedrich-vienna/http://tzvetnik.online/portfolio_page/clemence-de-la-tour-du-pin-and-julian-jakob-kneer-at-gartnergasse/