KUNSTHALLE GRAZ Aktuell

Graz → Berlin (via Stockholm)  KUNSTHALLE GRAZ - HILBERTRAUM BERLIN

BERLIN | KÜNSTLERINNEN: Feriel Bendjama, Kuno Ebert and Tobias Sternberg

GRAZ  | KÜNSTLERINNEN:
Maryam Mohammadi | Talisman

A Talsiman is an object to which certain magic qualities are attributed and which should guarantee for the owner luck or protection before a possible demon or damage. Talismans in the Middle East have trouser pocket format with a width of a few centimeters.
In this series of photo works from the artist the symbols and figures which were found on different common talismans, even today, will be mounted and interpreted as photographs in the context of a staged-photography. 

 
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Jani W. Schwob
The artist composes the Fastfood-objects of desire from consciously atypical ingredients: concrete, asphalt, PET-bottles, plastic bags, textiles, grass and lot more are the stacked components of six creations of burger-sculptures for this exhibition. A new interpretation of the picture “the temptations of holy Antonius” hangs above the table for the common meal.

 
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Josef Wurm
Till about three years, tells Wurm, he had put on his pictures on canvas via sketches and predrawings. Meanwhile he gave up this method, now the procedure could be described as a gradual process, as picturesque search on the canvas. It is multi-layered in the sense of the word; under the final ply there is a big amount of layers and pictures, which are partial documented in digital photos. They are actually not visible. However, his impression is that the repainted details “still glimmer through”. Thus his painting becomes by the overlapping of several coats of paints “almost a sculpture”. Several reminiscences to Francis Bacon are in this context understandable, as “the things that are fascinating, consciously and subconsciously”, appearing again in composition and method during painting. 

 

 
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Stockholm, April 2016: Kunsthalle Graz nimmt an der "Supermarket Stockholm 2016 Independent Art Fair" teil . Wir stellen Michael Fanta, Renate Krammer, Klaus Pichler, Jani W. Schwob, Arnold Reinisch, Alfred Resch, Roswitha Weingrill und Josef Wurm aus. Unser Ziel zukünftige Partner für internationele Zusammenarbeit zu finden, erfüllt sich mit der Kontaktaufnahme mit den Organisatoren des"HilbetRaum's Berlin". Schnell ist Entscheidung gefallen, sich auf eine Kooperation und dem damit verbundenen KünstlerInnenaustausch zu einigen. Diesen Herbst 2017 freuen wir uns, die Einladung nach Berlin wahrzunehmen und die Ausstellungsreihe "Graz → Berlin (via Stockholm)" zu beginnen. Ein Jahr später haben wir die Ehre, "HilbertRaum Berlin" in Graz zu Gast zu haben. Dieses Pendel gegenseitiger Zusammenarbeit soll langfristig und nachhaltig zwischen den beiden Städten hin- und herschwingen, die Perspektiven beider Seiten erweitern und den teilnehmenden KünstlerInnen die Plattform bieten, sich besser zuvernetzen, Kontakte zu knüpfen und Freundschaften zu schließen.


DEMNÄCHST in der Kunsthalle Graz
Erste Auflage KS POSITIV+: 05.12.2017, 19:00 Uhr

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