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PARROTTA CONTEMPORARY ART
April 12, 2010, 11:57 am
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»ANTIGRAV – FIGUREN DES SCHWEBENS UND SCHWINDELS«
17. APRIL 2010 – 5. JUNI 2010
OPENING: FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH, 7 PM

»Antigravity – figures of levitation and vertigo«
Anna and Benhard Blume, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Judith Fegerl, Claude Horstmann, Hannu Karjalainen, Edgar Leciejewski, Ruth May, Pieter Laurens Mol, Min Jeong Seo and Susanne M. Winterling
The focal point in this exhibition is the conceptualisation of the absence of gravity as a theme which is in its utopian lineaments predestined to direct art to its limits; a limit that art shares on the one hand with science or alchemy and on the other hand with poetry- a poetry of emptiness. The objects obtain in this absence of gravity a quiet and sometimes solitary independent existence. The exhibition’s artists broach the issue of this independent existence in a profound , ironic and self-reflecting way. In doing so the emphasis also lies on a fractional and temporary abolishment of physicalness- be it that of the artwork per se or that of the medium or that of the object, which is discussed therein. The vertigo that precedes the fall or follows the downfall will be considered in the exhibition as well as the vertigo that underlies most of the absence of gravity’s demonstrations. Curated by Birgit Kulmer.

»ANNA UND BERNHARD BLUME – METAPHYSIK IST MÄNNERSACHE«
17. APRIL 2010 – 5. JUNI 2010
OPENING: FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH, 7 PM

Anna and Bernhard Blume »metaphysics is man’s business«
Anna and Bernhard Blume (*1937) are internationally seen among the most eminent representatives of a staged photography, which- incomperable in its way- focuses on human overestimation of one’s own capabilities in an ironic and profound manner. Through their black and white, large-sized and often multipartite photo-series, whose headliners they themselves are, the team explores in a self-experiment an also desperate transcendental craving- for the overcoming of limits in space, time, human experience and mental activity. Performance, painting and photography can not be seperated from each other in their large photo- series, where objects and humans defy the laws of gravity. While Anna and Bernhard Blume concentrated on the bourgois-like environment as in the photo- series „Trautes Heim“ or „Im Wahnzimmer“ for a long time with the photo- series „Im Wald“ they go, to some extend, back to the roots of the romantic german mental state, whose reflexes adorn cosy homes until today. Therein traditional topoi of role allocation are mimicked between the genders in the spiritually ascending man and a woman falling backwards towards the earth- metaphysics is just man’s work.

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