THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE | AMSTERDAM

THE
BEAUTIFUL
FORMULA
COLLECTIVE

LIVE
PAINTING
PERFORMANCE

WIHH
GALLERY
AMSTERDAM
MAY 31
2024
17:00

Daniel Geiger
Oleksiy Koval
Thomas Rieger
Veronika Wenger
Michael Wright
In the context of
RHYTHM
SECTION
LOOP
WIHH
Gallery
Amsterdam
May 24 –
June 30
2024
Curated by
Anneke Bosma
Henriëtte van’ t Hoog
Lon Godin

WIHH Gallery
Reguliersdwarsstraat 73
1017 BK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Opening hours:
Tue-Sat, 12-18h
WIHHgallery@gmail.com

Matrix
The Beautiful Formula Collective 2023
Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger
51 x 41 cm, marker on styrofoam
Photo: rhythmsection.de

The Beautiful Formula Collective is about painting and creating collective works based on The Beautiful Formula Language. The Beautiful Formula Language makes it possible to understand the course of compositions, to realize the compositions and to design new ones. We use the combination of spontaneity, improvisation, and rhythm in applying colors to surfaces. The Beautiful Formula Collective paints not only in the studio, but also in public spaces. The Beautiful Formula Collective has performed and exhibited in Kyiv, Singapore, Zurich, Istanbul, London and Wuhan, to name a few stops.

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THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE – DUO WITH STEVE COLEMAN AND KOKAYI + SPECIAL GUEST: ALINA SOKULSKA

THE
BEAUTIFUL
FORMULA
COLLECTIVE

DUO
WITH
STEVE
COLEMAN
AND
KOKAYI
+
SPECIAL
GUEST:
ALINA
SOKULSKA

LIVE
PAINTING
MUSIC
WORD
DANCE
PERFORMANCE

LOTHRINGER 13 HALLE
NOVEMBER 11 2022
20:00

Daniel Geiger (painting)
Oleksiy Koval (painting)
Thomas Rieger (painting)
Veronika Wenger (drawing)

Steve Coleman (alto saxophone)
Kokayi (wordsmith)

Alina Sokulska (dance)

“ The purest rhythm must be the purest expression of life … all expressions of rhythm are true. ”
– Piet Mondrian

The Beautiful Formula Collective is a group of international artists who produce and stage group works not only in the studio, but also as live painting performances in front of an audience. The Beautiful Formula Collective deals with painting and creates collective works, in a combination of spontaneity, improvisation and the logic of rhythm.
www.thebeautifulformulacollective.com

Steve Coleman is an American saxophone player, spontaneous composer, bandleader and music theorist. Since 1994 Steve has done a series of performance and educational residencies around the United States and in many other countries (Cuba, India, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Brazil, France) through his non-profit, M-Base Concepts, Inc. This non-profit also has a an online music community website; m-base.net, which promotes educational activities through various multimedia formats and interactive media events.
www.m-base.net

Kokayi the Grammy nominated artist, preeminent improvisational vocalist, producer, educator and CEO/Creative Director of Less Talk More Walk LLC. Pronounced “Ko-Kah-Yee” his name is taken from the Swahili word meaning “to summon the people”. Kokayi keeps busy on multiple fronts with several solo and side projects.
www.kokayi202.com

Alina Sokulska is an international dance artist, choreographer, performer, instructor and researcher. She has elaborated on her dance language through the inspiration and deep research and more than 12 years of practice of social dances, in a mix with contemporary dance techniques and movement research concepts.
www.alinasokulska.com

Lothringer 13 Halle
Lothringer Str. 13
81667 Munich
Free admission

Funded by
Bezirk Oberbayern, Munich
Stiftung van de Loo, Munich
Creaventis, Munich
ViniNocco, Munich

Special thanks to
Luzi Gross and Lothringer 13, Munich
Sooya Arts and Sophia Wong, New York
Saudades Tourneen GmbH, Jenbach

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THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE | PLATFORMS PROJECT ATHENS 2022

 

THE
BEAUTIFUL
FORMULA
COLLECTIVE

Daniel Geiger
Oleksiy Koval
Thomas Rieger
Veronika Wenger
Michael Wright
In the context of
RHYTHM
SECTION
Platforms
Project
Athens
Booth 54
October 13 – 16
2022
Live
Painting
Performance
Oct 13 – 15 19:00
Oct 16 13:00
Curated by
Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck
www.thebeautifulformulacollective.com

 

Keil composition by Oleksiy Koval
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Keil composition by Oleksiy Koval
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Epigonal composition by Daniel Geiger
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Epigonal composition by Daniel Geiger The Beautiful Formula Collective Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright 130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile Platforms Project, Athens 2022
Epigonal composition by Daniel Geiger
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Französischer Wein composition by Veronika Wenger The Beautiful Formula Collective Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright 130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile Platforms Project, Athens 2022
Französischer Wein composition by Veronika Wenger
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Französischer Wein composition by Veronika Wenger
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Low Tide composition by Oleksiy Koval The Beautiful Formula Collective Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright 130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile Platforms Project, Athens 2022
Low Tide composition by Oleksiy Koval
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Low Tide composition by Oleksiy Koval
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
130 x 230 cm, ink on synthetic textile
Platforms Project, Athens 2022

 

Not to be confined by the greatest, yet to be contained within the smallest is a definition, which declared the enterprise of the artists group Rhythm Section.

The substantive trait, which linked the artists of the group Rhythm Section in their works is the commitment to a hyper reflexivity in dealing with the rhythm, not as a compulsion, but as an original constant. The clear handling of the rhythm allows an endless variety of individual variations.

Rhythm Section is a platform for artists, who are interested in an exchange on the subject rhythm in the visual arts.

Rhythm Section consists not only of visual artists representing installation, drawing, video, sculpture, painting, digital art to name a few, but also of art critics and theorists, philosophers, teachers for rhythm and movement.

Parallel to the group shows, Rhythm Section organizes artist talks, lectures and symposiums on the subject rhythm in visual arts.

www.rhythmsection.de

The objective of Platforms Project is to map artistic action as it is produced in the context of collective initiatives by artists who decide to join forces in seeking answers to artistic questions by creating the so-called platforms.

www.platformsproject.com

Funded by
Kreativ-Transfer

 

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THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE | EP.CONTEMPORARY BERLIN II

THE
BEAUTIFUL
FORMULA
COLLECTIVE

Karina Bugayova
Daniel Geiger
Oleksiy Koval
Thomas Rieger
Veronika Wenger
Michael Wright
ep.contemporary
Berlin
22.07. – 27.08.
2022
Live
Painting
Performance
22.07.2021
19:00
Artist Talk
23.07.2022
14:00
Kuratiert von
Albert Coers

THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE setzt sich auseinander mit Malerei und schafft kollektive Werke, in einer Kombination aus Spontaneität, Improvisation und der Logik des Rhythmus. Das internationale Ensemble, dessen Mitglieder u.a. aus München, Kiew, Berlin und London kommen, produziert Gruppenarbeiten auch als Live-Painting-Performance vor Publikum, an Kunsthochschulen, Galerien und Museen, bisher z.B. in München, Zürich, Istanbul, Teheran und London – und jetzt bei ep.contemporary in Berlin.

Ziel ist ein Austausch, wie er pandemiebedingt vermisst wurde, auf sozialer, medialer und künstlerisch-ästhetischer Ebene: über Begriffe wie Malerei, Bild, Schönheit und Rhythmus. Ist so etwas Subjektives wie Schönheit in Formeln zu fassen – und wenn ja, wie? Welches sind die Zugriffe, auch aus anderen Disziplinen wie der Musik, dem Tanz, der Mathematik? Wie ist das Verhältnis von Planung und Improvisation, zwischen Individuum und Kollektiv, zwischen Regeln und künstlerischer Freiheit? Welche Rolle spielt der Prozess, welche das Ergebnis? In einem Künstlergespräch werden solche Fragen diskutiert. Die entstandenen Arbeiten bieten Anlass zur weiteren Auseinandersetzung.

Anknüpfen lässt sich ein Austausch darüber, wie sich Künstlergruppen organisieren, wie sie interagieren. Während bei der Gruppe um die Berliner Produzentengalerie ep.contemporary der gemeinsame Raum im Mittelpunkt steht und die Mitglieder recht unterschiedlich arbeiten, geht es bei The Beautiful Formula Collective mit Schwerpunkt in München um einen Prozess der Interaktion, die gemeinsame Arbeit im Medium der Malerei, an wechselnden Orten und Räumen.

Mehr Informationen www.thebeautifulformulacollective.com

ep.contemporary

info@ep-contemporary.de
+49 30 652 180 18

Pohlstraße 71
10785 Berlin

Veronika Wenger, ep.contemporary Berlin, 2022

 

DrDDr composition by Thomas Rieger
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Karina Bugayova, Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
Tape on wall, ep.contemporary Berlin, 2022

 

Epigonal composition by Daniel Geiger
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Karina Bugayova, Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
Tape on wall, ep.contemporary Berlin, 2022

 

Choleriker composition by Oleksiy Koval
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Karina Bugayova, Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
Tape on wall, ep.contemporary Berlin, 2022

 

Tau composition by Oleksiy Koval
The Beautiful Formula Collective
Karina Bugayova, Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
Tape on wall, ep.contemporary Berlin, 2022

 

The Beautiful Formula Collective
Karina Bugayova, Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Thomas Rieger, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright
Tape on wall, ep.contemporary Berlin, 2022

 

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THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE – DUO WITH STEVE COLEMAN AND KOKAYI | VIDEO

THE
BEAUTIFUL
FORMULA
COLLECTIVE

DUO
WITH
STEVE
COLEMAN
AND
KOKAYI

IM RAHMEN DER 1. BIENNALE LINDAU
Sonntag, 3. Juli 2022, 19:30 Uhr
Stadttheater Lindau
Daniel Geiger (painting)
Oleksiy Koval (painting)
Thomas Rieger (painting)
Veronika Wenger (drawing)
Steve Coleman (alto saxophone)
Kokayi (wordsmith)
Kuratiert von
Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck

Gefördert durch:
1st Lindau Biennale
Jazzclub Lindau
Theater Lindau
Richard Stury Stiftung, München

Besonderen Dank an:
Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck, Lindau
Sooya Arts and Sophia Wong, New York
Saudades Tourneen GmbH, Jenbach

The Beautiful Formula Collective – Duo with Steve Coleman and Kokayi
Theater Lindau, July 3, 2022
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