Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. at TICK TACK

Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom.

Lenz Geerk

Tick Tack

December 18, 2020 - January 31, 2021

TICK TACK is pleased to present ‘Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom.’ A painting exhibition with, for the first time in Belgium, the works of three Düsseldorf based artists: Lenz Geerk, Vivian Greven  & Mevlana Lipp The show will transport you through an atmosphere of love, silence and dangerous liaisons. We are proud to announce Ulrike Ottinger on CINEMA TICK TACK for the duration of the exhibition. Curated by Vincent Vanden Bogaard

Through this short text I would like to address some words to the audience who’s coming to visit the exhibition “Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom” at Tick Tack. I would merely tell them that each project could be the outcome of a long intellectual process or a combination of diferent factors such as research or deep readings. But in the case of « Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. » I took an opposite direction instead. With the present exhibition I expect to provide the audience with a strong narrative with a two layers reading. The first one is more related to my personal experience, more related to a combination of feelings. It is good to remember that above all, the present show is a result of life events: encounters, friendship and shared opportunities.Then, come the second reading layer: a title and a narrative. It’s about time, love and passion. About the personal interpretation of growing love and desire. About dangerous liaisons. It came for me as a challenge to unify the work of the three artists through pictures and evocations making solid resonances with our inner sentiments, with our personal interpretation of love. To shape it the way you’re able to see it, I’ve taken time to imagine it and discuss with Lenz Geerk, Vivian Greven and Mevlana Lipp about their own impressions and the way they were developing their practice over the time. It was important for me to respect the integrity of the artists and their work while, as a fan of literature and cinema, building up a coherent story.I honestly believe that with the poem I wrote you’ll get all the keys to enter the atmosphere of “Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom.”

Vivian Greven Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020
Vivian Greven Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020
Ulrike Ottinger Superbia, Installation view at TICK TACK, 1986 35 MM Color
Ulrike Ottinger Superbia, Installation view at TICK TACK, 1986 35 MM Color
Lenz Geerk Boat, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
Lenz Geerk Boat, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
Vivian Greven, Mevlana Lipp Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020
Vivian Greven, Mevlana Lipp Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020
Mevlana Lipp Spears, 2020 Pastel and Ink on Paper, Museum glass and hand sculpted plastic frame 38 x 32 cm
Mevlana Lipp Spears, 2020 Pastel and Ink on Paper, Museum glass and hand sculpted plastic frame 38 x 32 cm
Mevlana Lipp, Lenz Geerk, Vivian Greven Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020
Mevlana Lipp, Lenz Geerk, Vivian Greven Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020
Lenz Geerk Woman with Spider, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 22 cm
Lenz Geerk Woman with Spider, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 22 cm
Vivian Greven, Lenz Geerk, Mevlana Lipp Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020
Vivian Greven, Lenz Geerk, Mevlana Lipp Poisonous Kiss. Lovely Venom. Installation View at TICK TACK, 2020