Goliath Visual Space

117 Dobbin Street

Greenpoint Brooklyn NY 11222





For immediate release


Solo site-specific installations






September 20 - October 12, 2003


Opening reception: Saturday, September 20, 6 - 9 pm


Method performance by Hideki Nakazawa, September 27, 7 pm



Goliath Visual Space is pleased to launch the fall season with new site-specific installations by Hannes Kater and Hideki Nakazawa in their recently renovated and expanded space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.



Space I:“Say hi to the seven possibilities of drawing” (working title) is a wall drawing installation by Hannes Kater and marks his first solo exhibition in the United States. Over the past ten years, the German artist has developed a personal iconography of drawing by producing made-to-order drawings, based upon short written anecdotes submitted to the artist by viewers. He, in turn, ponders the stories and reinvents them, the aggregate of which is an individual 2-D semiology or ‘pictionary’. Hannes Kater thus names himself a drawing generator, whose large 3-D installations, as in Goliath’s space, are a dynamic macrocosm of the constellations of thought and interpretation already produced on paper, drawn directly on the walls and augmented by styrofoam cut-outs.

See www.hanneskater.com


Space II: the Japanese artist, Hideki Nakazawa, presents new work in accord with the principles of his “method”, which advocates logical systems of thinking and rendition rather than an emotional approach to making and interpreting art. A fixed number of pulleys cause ropes to curve at fixed times, which are statically pulled by a fixed number of sandbags. Tension is created by fragility, and boredom by pre-established harmony. The artist’s intention here, however, is to present line drawings as one hand of art history (the other being color paintings). The ropes represent “line drawings” and nothing more, neither expressing human feeling nor artistic intuition. For Nakazawa, art is not a method of expression; he believes the method itself to be the purpose of artistic endeavor. He has thus been calling himself a “methodicist” since 2000.

See www.aloalo.co.jp/nakazawa


Hannes Kater and Hideki Nakazawa are artists-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.