Salon de Lirio
Salon de Lirio founded in 2014 aims to create a space for the arts in South Goa. We operate an independent, non-profit, showroom which focuses on Indian and Western comparitive, symbiotic projects and intercultural exchange.
Caro Suerkemper (Germany), Pradeep Pal (India)
Salon de Lirio
Goa – 403723
Salon de Lirio presents ALPTRAUM
January 4, 2015 - January 30, 2015
Curated by Marcus Sendlinger, Berlin
Co-curated by Caro Suerkemper, Berlin
Artists from India joining the exhibition in Goa at Salon de Lirio:
Mandakini Devi | Kedar Dk | Crisologo Furtado | Jayant Gupta | Megha Joshi | Katharina Kakar | Kalidas Mhamal | Midhun Mohan | Viraj Naik | Ayesha Seth | Gayatri Subramanian | Karuna Tank | Works of Tara Trust
Pio Abad (Philippines) | Christian Achenbach (Germany) | Sanell Aggenbach (South Africa) | Minor Alexander (Ukraine) | Sonja Alhäuser (Germany) | Pablo Alonso (Germany-Spain) | Deniz Alt (Germany) | Axel Anklam (Germany) | Nina Ansari (Iran) | Laura Baginski (Germany) | Alexandra Baumgartner (Austria) | Matthias Beckmann (Germany) | Boris Beja (Slovenia) | Viktor Bernik (Slovenia) | Marc Bijl (The Netherlands) | Zander Blom (South Africa) | Armin Boehm (Germany) | Sascha Boldt (Germany) | Jan-Henri Booyens (South Africa) | Wim Botha (South Africa) | Lutz Braun (Germany) | Stuart Cairns (South Africa) | Ilja Chichkan (Ukraine) | Il-Jin Atem Choi (Germany) | Nenad Cizl (Slovenia) | Ben Cottrell (United Kingdom) | Mimmo Catania (Italy) | Eric Decastro (France) | Jos Diegel (Germany) | Ulrich Diezman (Germany) | Thomas Draschan (Austria) | Sven Drühl (Germany) | Peter Duka (Germany) | Nils Daniel Ebert (Germany) | C. van Eeden (South Africa) | Dominik Eggermann | Elisophie Eulenburg (Austria) | Mina Fina (Slovenia) | Heiner Franzen (Germany) | Shrutti Garg (India) | Jonathan Garnham (South Africa) | Stephen Gibson (U.S.A.) | Andrew Gilbert (United Kingdom) | Samuel Grajfoner (Slovenia) | Georgina Gratrix (South Africa) | Liza Grobler (South Africa) | Ian Grose (South Africa) | Jayant Gupta (India) | Margarete Hahner (Germany) | Florian Heinke (Germany) | Andreas Helfer (Germany) | Trasi Henen (South Africa) | Lori Hersberger (Switzerland) | Gregor Hildebrandt (Germany) | Stefan Hirsig (Germany) | Johannes Hueppi (Germany) | Ichiro Irie (U.S.A.) | Adam Jankowski (Austria) | Birgit Jensen (Germany) | Lisa Junghanss (Germany) | Katharina Kakar (India) | Katrin Kampmann (Germany) | Isabel Kerkermeier (Germany) | Clemens Krauss (Austria) | Edgar Leciejewski (Germany) | Xenia Lesniewski (Germany) | Joep van Liefland (The Netherlands) | Simone van de Loo (Germany) | Catherine Lorent (Luxembourg) | Christoph von Löw (Germany) | René Luckhardt (Germany) | Ernie Luley Superstar (Germany) | Polona Maher (Slovenia) | Jörg Mandernach (Germany) | Sandra Mann (Germany) | Stefan Mannel (Germany) | Nomthunzi Mashalaba (South Africa) | Dieter Meier (Schweiz) | Sandra Meisel (Germany) | Ekaterina Mitichkina (Belarus) | Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa) | Virginie Mossé (France) | Iris Musolf (Germany) | Elena Muti (Italy) | Viraj Naik (India) | Robyn Nesbitt (South Africa) | Mario Neugebauer (Austria) | Wolfgang Neumann (Germany) | Rainer Neumeier (Germany) | Beatrix Opolka (Germany) | Jurgen Ostarhild (Germany) | Manfred Peckl (Austria) | Christian Pilz (Germany) | Mark Požlep (Slovenia) | Arjan Pregl (Slovenia) | Richard Priestley (United Kingdom) | Eva Räder (Germany) | Tanja Rochelmeyer (Germany) | Anke Röhrscheid (Germany) | Römer + Römer (Germany Russia) | Jenny Rosemeyer (Germany) | Julia Rublow (Austria) | Dennis Rudolph (Germany) | Ruth Sacks (South Africa) | Jaco van Schalkwyk (South Africa) | Maik Schierloh (Germany) | Andreas Schlaegel (Germany) | Sebastiaan Schlicher (The Netherlands) | Bettina Scholz (Germany) | Ann Schomburg (Germany) | Mascha Schubiba (Ukraine) | Bettina Sellmann (Germany) | Marcus Sendlinger (Germany) | Natalija Šeruga (Slovenia) | Ayesha Seth (India) | Claudia Shneider (South Africa) | Heidi Sill (Germany) | Diana Sirianni (Italy) | Katarina Sočan (Slovenia) | Miha Štrukelj (Slovenia) | Linda Stupart (South Africa) | Gayatri Subramanian (India) | Simona Šuc (Slovenia) | Caro Suerkemper (Germany) | Nina Šulin (Slovenia) | Karuna Tank (India) | Alex Tennigkeit (Germany) | Amalia Theodorakopoulos (Greece) | Peter Thol (Germany) | Žiga Tomori (Slovenia) | Klaus-Martin Treder (Germany) | Luka Uršič (Slovenia) | Tamzyn Varney (South Africa) | Urša Vidic (Slovenia) | Rachel von Morgenstern (Germany) | Sašo Vrabič (Slovenia) | Maik Wolf (Germany) | Renate Wolff (Germany) | Michael Wutz (Germany) | Ed Young (South Africa) | Phillip Zaiser (Germany) | Frank Michael Zeidler (Germany) | Thomas Zipp (Germany)
Salon de Lirio presents a wandering exhibition, Alptraum, conceived by artist Marcus Sendlinger (Berlin). It has been traveling the world since 2010, with one aim only – to build a collection of artists' visions of a nightmare (Alptraum). In each stopover-city 10 to15 new artists add their vision to the exhibition, exploring the relationship between the individual, the national and the global collective subconscious. The exhibition has thus far travelled through Washington D.C., London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Manila and Maribor. Currently, artists from 16 countries are taking part in this wandering exhibition. They are joined by new artists from India while it is presented in Goa.
Versions of what constitutes a nightmare vary greatly. In his predictive book of 1984, George Orwell made a poignant case about an absurd but plausible future. The nightmare theme has a longstanding tradition in visual arts with its intertwining of the fantastical, the horrifying and the elusive. The theme has long fascinated artists – from the hellish landscapes of Hieronymus Bosch, Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare (1781), Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (c. 1798), right through to the 20th Century when nightmares became a central concern of surrealists. But are nightmares individual only? Like dreams, have they become synonymous with individual ambition? Or are nightmares perhaps expressions of the undesirable sub-conscious - that common denominator of a community? Do they indicate national archetypes? Or do they simply remain in the grips of the global fears of the present age? These are the questions at the centre of the Alptraum exhibition, suggesting answers through the various repetitions of the same theme.
Salon de Lirio, Goa and Marcus Sendlinger have invited a group of Indian artists to experiment within the frames of this theme, with no further directions. The artists were asked only to submit a work which has their direct hand in it, so physical contact and mark on the surface of the material are evident and the works were restricted in size and material in order to lessen the task of transporting the show from country to country.
Curators: Marcus Sendlinger and Caro Suerkemper
This wandering exhibition was kindly supported by private sponsors (for example Alptraum in Washington D.C. and Goa), project spaces (Alptraum in London, Manila and Los Angeles) and institutions (for example: ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen funding for Alptraum in Cape Town, Goethe Institut for Alptraum in Johannesburg, Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V. Berlin for Alptraum in Berlin and UGM Maribor Art Gallery for Alptraum, Maribor)