Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Tobias Rehberger, Sébastien Lifshitz, Presque Rien, 2000, 2015
© the artist. Courtesy Studio Rehberger
(mural on terrace wall)

IbizaArt & Culture

Coming Down

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon join forces to combat the loneliness of Ibiza's collective comedown...

Viewed up close, it’s impossible to fully understand Tobias Rehberger’s five square metre tile painting on the outside of Ibiza’s Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (MACE). The digital pixellation caused by the large tiles renders this artwork abstract, and only by stepping back far enough or viewing it through the lens of a phone camera does the image reveal itself to be the upper halves of two men having sex.

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Douglas Gordon, Sleep, 2015
© Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
(bronze object on window sill)

Inside the gallery is the companion piece to Rehberger’s work, this time by his partner Douglas Gordon. This video work, projected onto the venue’s wall but viewable from outside in conjunction with the mural, depicts the men’s writhing legs.

After the After is a joint show by Rehberger and Gordon, whose title references the post-party come-downs of Ibiza’s hedonistic club scene when paranoia runs rife and loneliness is to be avoided at all costs. The exhibition includes many collaborative sculptures and film works created by the pair linked by themes of abandonment and neglect, and expands beyond the confines of MACE to incorporate the surrounding area. Visitors to the island will see the event advertised in spraypaint on a Cocoon Club billboard takeover en route from the airport to the museum, while another public work, viewed from the museum’s balcony, features the words “something else is possible” on a building in the old city.

The comedown concludes 4 October.

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Douglas Gordon & Tobias Rehberger, Trying to understand himself , 2015
©the artists / Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015/ Studio Rehberger
(pheasant and painting on level -2)

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Installation shot Douglas Gordon and Tobias Rehberger, After the After, 2015 at MACE, Ibiza
© the artists / Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
Photo Studio lost but found / Bert Ross

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Installation shot of Douglas Gordon, Something else is possible, 2015 (vinyl banner, left)
and
Douglas Gordon & Tobias Rehberger, Sad and forgotten object, 2015 © the artists / Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015/ Studio Rehberger
Photo Studio lost but found / Bert Ross

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Douglas Gordon and Tobias Rehberger
Study for “Sébastien Lifshitz, Presque Rien”, 2000, 2015
© the artists

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Tobias Rehberger, Ever changing Mood, (thanks to Carsten), 2015 (curtain at the entrance to the exhibition space)
© the artists / Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015. Photo Studio lost but found / Bert Ross

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Douglas Gordon
B-Movie, 1995
Single channel video installation without sound
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Studio lost but found, Berlin
© Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

Tobias Rehberger

Tobias Rehberger
B-Movie (club version), 2015
Single channel video installation without sound
35 x 45 cm
Courtesy neugerriemschneider Berlin
© Tobias Rehberger

Tobias Rehberger and Douglas Gordon, After the After

Douglas Gordon & Tobias Rehberger
PRESQUE RIEN, 2015  (Detail)
Digital print on cement asbestos, bee hives, 
Single screen video projections with no sound
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Studio lost but found, Berlin and neugerriemschneider Berlin  
© Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015 & Tobias Rehberger

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