Manfred Pernice at Lulu / Mexico

Manfred Pernice
February 6 – April 3, 2016

Lulu is pleased
to announce a solo exhibition of the German, Berlin-based artist Manfred
A sculptor by
trade, Pernice
s work exists at the juncture of autonomous
sculpture and installation. Its specific constellation of reference includes
everything from vernacular or anonymous urban architectural elements, product
display design, and the accidental cumulative aesthetics of, say, the garage,
as well as an elaborate, on-going discourse regarding the sculpture and its
pedestal that goes back to Brancusi.
Although it will
feature sculptural elements, this exhibition will focus on the artist
s cassette series. Probably the most pictorial aspect of Pernices work, the cassettes presented here consist of metal armatures with
glass coverings inside of which the artist places two-dimensional material in
what he refers to as
a sorting system. This sorted
material can be everything from images, newspaper clippings, a napkin, texts, in
one case, images of his own work, so and so forth. Unfixed inside the cassettes
loose leaf, so to speak, the material is subject to the same provisionality and
indeterminacy known to characterize the sculpture, and as such, functions as
unstable elements of what could almost be considered living collages.
Pernices exhibition will inaugurate the expansion of Lulu through the
incorporation of a second space. Located on the street directly in front of the
building where Lulu now is, the new space represents a modest expansion of 12
square meters, in addition to the 9 square meters of our current venue. As
such, Lulu will now be comprised of two exhibition spaces.
The exhibition
will be accompanied by a catalog published by Mousse Publishing.
Manfred Pernice
was born in 1963 in Hildesheim. He lives and works in Berlin. His works have
been shown in numerous international solo and group exhibitions, including the
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2014), in the Secession in Vienna (2010), in the Neue
Nationalgalerie in Berlin (2010), at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009), the
Venice Biennial (2003), the documenta11 in Kassel (2002) and at Portikus in
Frankfurt a.M. (2000). Pernice
s work is included in institutional
collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Ludwig
Museum in Cologne, the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Gent and the
Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.
Lulu is an
independent, Mexico City-based project space founded and run by the artist
Martin Soto Climent and the independent curator Chris Sharp.