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Hello, Galerie Yeche Lange is pleased you are experiencing the Tournament for Swollen Hearts Round Un, our inaugural exhibition.

This show features work by Amalia Ulman, Spiky DJ, Jared Madere, Nomemene and Wretched Wurm. Each artist created three 1 of 1 NFTs for the occasion, viewable below.

Tap the heart to toggle an overlay with information about the artists and their work.

The carousel of images at the top of the page displays these works in situ. We took inspiration from fashion editorials and populated scenic locations like amusement parks, and romantic beach picnics with artworks, presented to the viewer by illustrated maître d's whose visages are based on such icons as Michel Würthle and Michèle Lamy.

Visitors can drag the carousel and heart piñata to rearrange their positions on the screen.

Holders of Yeche Lange Pie Keys (snapshot taken 06.06.22) are entitled to a 10% discount on available works, connect your wallet for authentication and enjoy!
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Through her artwork, Amalia Ulman has permanently altered our understanding of digital identity. The illusion of fame is frequently both the subject and result of her art practice. Her social media performance pieces and video essays have secured her an almost celebrity status, while themselves commenting on the nature of celebrity. A prankster of many faces, Ulman takes on the costume of different contemporary female tropes through the crafting of a myriad of online personas.
War in May

Amalia Ulman
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Recently she has written, directed, and starred in her first feature length film El Planeta which has received glowing reviews from publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Variety. Amalia Ulman’s work has been exhibited at many institutions including Tate Modern, the Prada Foundation, The New Museum, KWM Art Center in Shanghai, Whitechapel Gallery. She has had solo exhibitions at Deborah Schamoni Gallery in Munich, Mother Culture gallery in Los Angeles, and Barro in Buenos Aires.
War in August

Amalia Ulman
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For this exhibition Amalia has chosen to render two sculptures, a wheelchair and a tank, from her wireframe series into digital works. These works represent Amalia’s contemplation of the sometimes violent, sometimes comic or tragic narratives that being an artist necessitates.
Cigarettes Are Back #1

Amalia Ulman
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Accompanying the two sculptures is a 2D scan of a famous sign, an image the artist first saw on the internet, and then almost a year later in the window of a corner store near her house. The message “Cigarettes are back” was a gift to Amalia from the owner of the store and now is a gift to the world.

A conversation between Amalia Ulman, Dean Kissick, and Milo Conroy
Artist Jared Madere’s work is the product of an obsession with the limits of human subjectivity. His art is a haven for extreme emotions. It’s where associations become exploded from the inside out and new forms of mutilating meaning burst from the heart of familiar things.
Laughing alone at the restaurant 17 hours occupying the table only paid for one tea

Jared Madere
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He uses AI, generative imagery, and collaborations with artisans and craftspersons based on linguistic prompts, his practice employs automated systems within more traditional structures of signification as a means of eliciting an emotional response.
Laughing alone at the restaurant the tip is equal to the weight of the waitress smile in platinum cough drops

Jared Madere
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Madere’s installations have been exhibited internationally at various institutions and galleries including the Centre Pompidou, La Panacée, Liberty London, The Istanbul Biennial, Armada Milano, David Lewis Gallery and Bortolami. He his art has been shown and resides within the permanent collections of Whitney Museum of American Art, The Watermill Center, and Kaikai Kiki x Takashi Murakami. He has been profiled by New York Times Magazine, and Interview. Madere's artworks in Tournament for Swollen Hearts Round Un are digital paintings whose content is bright, colorful, highly unusual and not entirely clear.
Rambutan persimmon hawk cake

Jared Madere
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The moment captured is in between blinks, a collision of dreams, a seated figure becoming flowers, cake, jewels, pillows, and vice versa. These works begin as a collaboration with a custom made AI notebook and then are composed into their final form by the artist with tablet and stylus.

A conversation between Jared Madere and Wretched Worm
Nomemene is a Japanese artist whose work we first discovered on Twitter. We were taken with her style and found the implementation of perspective in her art to be totally original. Her singular talent is an observation not unique to the Yeche Lange gallery team, as Nomemene commands the respect of an online subculture of Japanese artists.
If you try to create a world where no one is hurt

It became a world where no one was forgiven

Nomemene
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She is self taught and this is the first formal exhibition to present her work. That being said, Nomemene posts artwork nearly daily on Twitter, often a series of the same artwork in different stages of development and undevelopment.
white clover (Trifolium repens)

Nomemene
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Delicate pictures that come together and then fall apart, posted and then sometimes deleted.
untitled

Nomemene
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Nomemene has three paintings in this exhibition. The figures that appear consistently in her work are framed gracefully here by reflections of light and signage, or buried under a mist-like layer and adorned with clovers. There is a combination of melancholy and humor present in each of her pictures that come across very gently.

Interview with Nomemene by Tenko
Spiky DJ is a project by the FPBJPC art collective. This group of artists is based in a myriad of locations including New York, Chicago, and Berlin. Similarly they produce a diverse array of media, including records, paintings, movies, clothing, books, installations, and Spiky DJs.
Fire Extinguisher Spray

Spiky DJ
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For one such installation they transported a car from Manhattan to the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris for the Foire internationale d’art contemporain. There is always an air of irreverence to FPBJPC projects, Spiky DJ being no exception; an nft project that constantly delays a proper release like a club DJ building up a beat endlessly without a drop.
Cafe Decentral

Spiky DJ
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Too much of an inside joke to be opportunistic, Spiky DJ is a persona that has invigorated the avant-NFT community and galvanized the downtown art world. Spiky has made a series of 3 digital paintings for Yeche Lange’s first exhibition using custom “brushes” made entirely of Spiky emotes.
Fruit Crash

Spiky DJ
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These paintings have an initial chaotic and humorous impression that requires the viewer to zoom in for clarity. After the scene becomes clear the intensity of the Spikys subject matter has a sobering effect, that is until a further zoom in reveals thousands of faces, all the face of Spiky DJ. I could swear a few of them are winking at me.

Text by Spiky
Wretched Wurm is a sinner saved by grace.

I asked Wurm to describe the pieces he created for this show and this is what he sent me:

All the work I’m presenting in this show is based on imagery sourced from the Zhengzhou Huahong Machinery Equipment Co., Ltd. located at No. 16, Gongye Road, Mazhai, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. This factory focuses its manufacturing predominantly on a large diverse range of crushing, shredding and grinding machines that crush, shred and grind industrial materials at an industrial scale. the largest segment of its offerings is its range of crushing machines—fitted with rotating spiked tooth interlocking cylinders that can crush near any material fed into it. The internet is like a kind of crushing machine, where photographs of the real world are fed into it as digital images that are crushed flatter than flat into pixels upon a screen's surface. When something goes into a crushing machine it gets broken down into lots of tiny little pieces. Even if you think you’re looking at a whole solid image on a screen, if you zoom in really close you will see its really lots of small pieces. I’ve made this work where you can zoom in quite a lot before it breaks down into its small crushed pieces—through a process involving photoshop, scanned textures, GAN generated materials and upscaling AI I’ve added a lot more pixels to these images than they already had. When the crushing machines finish crushing their material, it's normally recomposed into a new material with another kind of machine, to build new things with, sometimes even new machines.
Crushing Machine 1,2,3

Wretched Worm
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The paint in these images isn’t real paint, it never existed but you don’t need real paint to make paintings. When making digital paintings I don't want to just make images that sit flat on the surface of the screen like they don't exist, i want to break into the image the same way my fave abex painters want you to enter into their paintings—then its no longer just an image or a painting, its an event. breaking into a digital image is necessary for something to break into you—thats where everything important happens, in you.
Everything Forever

Wretched Worm
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I want the crushing machines to crush you. When you’re crushed into so many small pieces you might get to enjoy putting yourself back together into something even better too. I thought about all this after I made the work, I didn’t even realize they were crushing machines at first I just thought they looked beautiful, painted in primary colors standing proudly in the brown and grey hued warehouses.
Rotating Spiked Tooth Interlocking Cylinders

Wretched Worm
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It was important to show them alongside humans because the machines only really matter in relation to humans, their mighty scale is lost without human reference and without humans to feed them nourishing industrial refuse, that they can happily crush away, they become as as useful as a sculpture, and they are not sculptures, they are crushing machines.

A conversation between Jared Madere and Wretched Worm
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