THE EXHIBITION HAS ENDED gracefully ON THE 11TH JUNE 2010 at 10 o'clock.
IT WAS AT 15 XINLE LU, SHANGHAI 200031 上海市新乐路15号17室
MAY 16 - JUNE 12, 2010 － 2010年5月16号－6月12号
DR. DANIEL DAHM
MARTIN EBNER (STARSHIP)
YUSUF ETIMAN (BASSO)
ARIANE MUELLER (STARSHIP)
THOMAS SCHROERENJULIANE SOLMSDORF
VALERIE STAHL VON STROMBERG
Expo Valerie (Tropical Winter) was a private exhibition of artist Valerie Stahl von Stromberg, having invited friends, artists she has met in Cologne, Berlin, London and Shanghai, places she has lived in recently and lives in. The art work shown here was chosen by her and the artists as a sort of extensive conversation or exchange, making up something like a collected memory.
Presented in a private house in Shanghai, China, the singular artworks stand alone, but might enter in a sort of new dialogue without that all of their story might be revealed. Expo Valerie opened as a private view at Xinle Road, as an invitation.
The singular artworks may also be seen as annotations to very different bodies of works of the different artists. This may be seen as well in the different use of media, from sketches, documents, drawings, to time based art works and sculpture.
The setting of the exhibition, in a private house, also added to the nature of the exhibition as a collection that exists more in the perception of artist Valerie Stahl von Stromberg, than in a curatorial approach, as can be seen in most group shows. Therefore the emphasis of the exhibition lies not in the notion of the "new" or the "actual", but in the ongoing process an artist is involved in, to constantly create a discourse between the own artwork and that of others.
Bringing this discourse to Shanghai is a private attempt turned public, that might enroll into a further discussion. (AM)
Expo Valerie (Tropical Winter热带之冬) 是属于艺术家Valerie Stahl von Stromberg本人, 一些被她邀请的朋友，她在科隆 ，柏林，伦敦和上海遇见的艺术家们，和她居所的一场私人展览。在这里展出的艺术品都是由她和艺术家们经过大量地沟通和交流后挑选出来的，就像被重拾起来的回忆。
展览在中国上海的一个私人住宅里举办，一些杰出的艺术作品被单独展出，这些作品放在一起可能会在它们之间产生一些新的对话。Expo Valerie 的开幕预展在新乐路举行，已注明在邀请函上。
整个展览被置于一个私人住宅中，这增加了展览的亲和力，艺术家Valerie Stahl von Stromberg更像一个收集者，而不是在大部分群展中所见的组织者。因此，展览的重点不在于“新”或“真实”的概念，而是一位艺术家在继续前进的过程中不断地将自己和其他艺术家的作品所作的交流
Sigmar Polke (February 13, 1941 – June 10, 2010) was a German painter and photographer.