Toony Navok: QED 1-102. 102 possible solutions to 1 equation, pencil and collage on carton
24,2 x 18,3 cm, 100 uniques, numbered and signed
Invited by Daniel Laufer.

This very limited edition of 22 prints by 21 artists is available to purchase at the Globe Gallery for £300. Call in or email lucy@globegallery for details.

Invited by is the first in a new series of editions made by Provinz, first released in February 2013. Invited by brings together a 22 international artists, who all contribute to a box of editions. With every round of invited by, the contributors are selected and invited by a cooperating artist, who curates the actual box.  The premiere box is of A4-format (roughly 21 x 31 cm), it comprises drawings, collages, copies, booklets, a DVD along with different printing techniques. The publication is conceived as a "magazine in a box", yet it contains autonomous and representative artworks of the contributing artists at a notably low price. Edition: 100.

Artists: Lutz BRAUN (D), Hanna BRANDES (D), Martin John CALLANAN (UK), Sunah CHOI (KOR/D), Raphael DANKE (D), Agathe FLEURY (F/D), Nina HOFFMANN (D), Adrian HERMANIDES (ZW/D), Hella GERLACH (D), Simone GILGES (D), Atalya LAUFER (IL/D), Daniel LAUFER (D), Kalin LINDENA (D), Alexandra MÜLLER (D), Toony NAVOK (IL), Martin NEUMAIER (D), Thomas RENTMEISTER (D), Annette RUENZLER (D), Roman SCHRAMM (D), Gerda SCHEEPERS (ZA/D), Hanna SCHWARZ (D), Viola YEŞILTAÇ (D/USA)

Curator: Daniel Laufer (*1975 in Hannover) studied at HBK Braunschweig with Prof Marina Abramovic und Prof. Walter Dahn. Single Exhibitions at K.M. (Berlin), Souterrain (Berlin), Galerie Otto Schweins (Köln) and Artists Space (New York) et al. Group Exhibitions: Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstverein Hannover, Bonner Kunstverein, Transmission Gallery (Glasgow), Galerie Meerrettich (Berlin), Gallery Dependence (Brüssel), PS1 (New York) et al.

Featured Artists

Born in 1972, Raphael Danke began collaborating with his brother, Tobias when he first graduated from art school in Berlin at the end of the 1990s. It was their conversation, often carried on when they were caught between different cities, which sharpened his interest in "absent physical presence". While the brothers created sculptural installations, Danke began to develop his own distinctive collages and sculptures in which a supercharged version of classic surrealism and fashion marketing collide.

Gilges works with photography and sculpture and is concerned with the crossover between the two mediums. With attention to the intricacies of material, construction and placement, Simone Gilges’ photographs, found objects and sculptures form an intriguing symbolic system. Gilges mixes monochromatic and minimal styles with expressive uses of colours and figures. Her work is permeated by a powerful sense of the uncanny; she infuses textures and images with a dramatic, atmospheric charge.

Rentmeister is a leading German artist and Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. His fascination with everyday materials and the ideas associated with minimalism, surrealism and pop art has led to the development of a very distinctive sculptural, installation and painting practice. Rentmeister has become known to a larger audience for his high-gloss polyester sculptures which look like oversized blobs or comic figures.

Navok’s work examines the affinity between art and architecture, questioning the distinction between architectural and sculptural objects and blurring the line between form and functional value. This process can be seen in her plaster niches - a simultaneously decorative and functional element prevalent in mass architecture - and transforms them into seemingly "pure" sculptural objects.

Callanan is a conceptual and performance artist and researcher working in London. He has lectured at the Slade School of Fine Art since 2008. His work explores notions of citizenship within the globally connected world. Spanning numerous mediums, Callanan’s work engages both emerging and commonplace technology. His work has included translating active communication data into music; freezing in time the earth’s water system; writing thousands of letters; capturing newspapers from around the world as they are published; taming wind onto the internet and broadcasting his precise physical location live for over two years.

Based in New York, German artist Viola Yesiltac explores the displacements that operate between photography, drawing, sculpture and performance. Drawing attention to the materiality of artworks Yesiltac’s work considers how “the fictional world leaks and leaves a stain in the physically present world”.