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Water Contemporary

WC is a bathroom hosting emerging and contemporary art

Tessa Perutz @tessaperutz

Forest Canopy at Dusk (La Lune Lavande, Fleurs sûr Miroir), Lavender flowers on paper on mirror
100 x 80 cm, 2021

WC: Coming from a painterly approach, how did you come up with that mirror?

TP: What prompted my exploration into mirrors was my interest in the self-portrait, the inquisition into the depiction of self. But in wanting to get away from figurative representation. Opening a space for the self-portrait to be occupied not only by myself, the artist, but anyone who wants to interact with the artwork.

So there’s also this question of plurality – in creating a piece which extends beyond itself in generating infinite unique experiences, morphing the context for the artwork with each individual viewer and visit.

#tessaperutz #watercontemporary #whereartsypeoplepee #holyshit #wc #watercloset #contemporaryart #mirrow #painting #supportwater #paintersofinstagram #artistofinstagram #fiebachminninger #luiaschlotterbeck

@fiebach.minninger @luisa.sco 

📸 @martinplueddemann

Tessa Perutz @tessaperutz

Forest Canopy at Dusk (La Lune Lavande, Fleurs sûr Miroir), Lavender flowers on paper on mirror, 100 x 80 cm, 2020

WC: Coming from a painterly approach, how did you come up with that mirror?

TP: What prompted my exploration into mirrors was my interest in the self-portrait, the inquisition into the depiction of self. But in wanting to get away from figurative representation. Opening a space for the self-portrait to be occupied not only by myself, the artist, but anyone who wants to interact with the artwork.

So there’s also this question of plurality – in creating a piece which extends beyond itself in generating infinite unique experiences, morphing the context for the artwork with each individual viewer and visit.

Pics: @martinplueddemann

#tessaperutz #mirrow #lavender #blossoms #lunelavende #onlinexhibition  #bathroomexhibition #watercontemporary #whereartsypeoplepee #holyshit #wc #contemporaryart #supportwater #paintersofinstagram #bathroomsofinstagram #baronianxippas #fiebachminninger 

Tessa Perutz
@tessaperutz

Forest Canopy at Dusk (La Lune Lavande, Fleurs sûr Miroir), Lavender flowers on paper on mirror, 100 x 80 cm, 2020

WC: Do you have a morning routine?

TP: I like to wake up, make coffee, and do web-related work for an hour or two, checking email and such. Then it’s out of the way and I can paint or work with my hands and open mind for the rest of the day. If there is sun, I’m outside for a bit absorbing the energie of the Karma Solaire.

WC: What do you think about an online project space?

TP: In our current state of the world it feels important to pose the questions – what are the alternatives for hosting exhibitions ? How do we gracefully extend art-viewing experiences to those who cannot be present ? How do we adapt and emerge stronger in our expressions ?

I am especially pleased with this project because the mirror piece was physically hung in the space, then integrated onto an online platform. So there’s an inter-fusion between traditional and more contemporary exhibition approaches. It works actively to challenge our preconceived notions of presenting art – I love this level of creative curiosity and exploration.

Pics: @martinplueddemann 🖤

@baronianxippas

#tessaperutz #mirrow #lavender #helloworld #hellobathroom #morningroutine #artist #artistoninstagram #contemporaryart #bathroomselfie #lavender #baronianxippas #watercontemporary #whereartsypeoplepee #holyshit #whereartbelongs #bathroomexhibition #fiebachminninger #luisaschlotterbeck

Welcome @tessaperutz !! It’s so nice you made it!! I am so much looking forward to see your work! Thank you for coming 💗🌸

#tessaperutz was born in 1988 in Chicago – she lives and works in Brussels and New York – she is the founder and president of @massif_central – and she is:                                                                                       A W E S O M E

What do you think about bathrooms?

TP: I’d say the bathtub is the best place to fall in love.

 

#tessaperutz #opening #tomorrow #artist #rtistoninstagram #contemporaryart #bathroomselfie #lavender #baronianxippas #watercontemporary #whereartsypeoplepee #holyshit #whereartbelongs #bathroomexhibition #fiebachminninger

Hope you all enjoyed your sunday funday! Next week is gonna be awesome! 🥳🤯🥰
@tessaperutz @watercontemporary
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#wc #tessaperutz  @ #watercontemporary #holyshit #offspace #galleryspace #whereaartsypeoplepee #artsyfartsy #soloexhibition #soontocome

While we spend around three years of our life on average on the toilet, there’s still plenty of time left to use the bathroom for other activities…

#wc #toilet #holyshit #artsyfartsy #bathroom #art #whereartsypeoplepee #supportwater #supportart #watercontemporary #offspace #galleryspace #whereartbelongs

In the timeless (and slightly modified) words of Big Sean:
“Aesthetics aesthetics aesthetics. Look at my bath, man, it’s full of synthetics.”

What the 70’s did to you? Probably nothing. But they did something to these bathrooms.
I’m split between “Yuck. Also the geeerms!” and “Looks kind of nice though…”.

Link to article in our Bio!

#wc #fuzzytoilets #holyshit #artsyfartsy #bathroom #art #whereartsypeoplepee #supportwater #supportart #watercontemporary #offspace #galleryspace #whereartbelongs

 

Let’s be real. You knew this was coming, I knew this was coming. Can’t have a bathroom themed art channel without ever touching the subject of Duchamps pissoir… and at the same time I just can’t ignore graffiti and all these f***ed up nightclub toilets. How did this become a thing though? I’d say Art-OG and Agent Provocateur Marcel Duchamps a.k.a. Richard Mutt a.k.a Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven paved the way!!
You think I’m wrong? 😤Let me know in the comments!😘

#elsavonfreytagloringhoven #readymades #duchamp #marcelduchamp #wc #toilet #holyshit #artsyfartsy #bathroom #art #whereartsypeoplepee #supportwater #supportart #watercontemporary #offspace #galleryspace #whereartbelongs #whatsthatthingwitharthistory

Who wants to learn about toilets & bathrooms?!..Nobody? Well 💩. ⠀
Speaking of 💩, did you know that as a society we’ve pulled a complete one-eighty? While public bathhouses during the Roman Empire and even the middle ages served as a societal meeting point and a place to wash your 🍑, at some point we became ashamed of it and the bathroom became the clandestine location it is today. (Ha! Tricked you into learning!)⠀

Let’s change that and open this space up again! We talked to some of our favorite artists about their works, visions & inspiration. And toilets. ⠀

Give us a follow if you haven’t already and stay tuned for more…💩 i guess.⠀

#holyshit #wc #toilet #holyshit #artsyfartsy #bathroom #art #whereartsypeoplepee #supportwater #supportart #watercontemporary #offspace #galleryspace #whereartbelongs 

Hello world! I am THE secret bathroom! None of you will ever dare to have a shit on my throne. I will show you my world in fragments. I will share my thoughts, my taste and my passion for art with you and I will show you and tell you what I learned and what I know. Follow me and everything is all right.

#pablopicasso #josephbeuys #thomasdemand #byebye #hello #wc #outnow #watercontemporary

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