Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

SCULPTURE UNCHAPERONED

SCULPTURE UNCHAPERONED

...perspective by magnus thierfelder

Magnus Thierfelder

...perspective, 2013

Price on Request

Saturday, May 17, 2014Saturday, September 20, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014

Seilerstätte 7
Vienna, 1010 Austria

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Wir erlauben uns zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung höflichst einzuladen

SCULPTURE UNCHAPERONED
contemporary international positions selected by artist Michael Kienzer

Jordi Alcaraz, Micol Assaël, Sepp Auer, Thomas Baumann, Peter Buggenhout, Aleana Egan, Judith Fegerl, Marcus Geiger, Tue Greenfort, David Jablonowski, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Martín Mele, Martina Klein, Magali Reus, Magnus Thierfelder, Jenni Tischer, Tatiana Trouvé, Paloma Varga Weisz, Johannes Wohnseifer

Freitag 16. Mai 2014 18 - 21 Uhr
im Rahmen des Vienna Gallery Weekend 2014

Samstag 17. Mai 2014 12 Uhr Gespräch zur Ausstellung
mit Michael Kienzer David Jablonowski und Arie Hartog (Gerhard Marcks Haus Bremen)
Moderation Dorothee Frank

17. Mai 2014 - 20. September 2014, Di-Fr 12-18 Sa 11-16 und nach Vereinbarung
Im August bleibt die Galerie geschlossen

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Contemporary international positions selected by artist Michael Kienzer ‘SCULPTURE UNCHAPERONED‘

The opening of this group exhibition is taking part during Vienna Gallery Weekend 2014.

With Jordi Alcaraz (*1963, ES) Micol Assaël (*1979, IT) Sepp Auer(*1939, AT) Thomas Baumann (*1967, AT) Peter Buggenhout (*1963, BE) Aleana Egan (*1979, IR) Judith Fegler (*1977, AT) Marcus Geiger(*1957, CH) Tue Greenfort (*1973, DK) David Jablonowski (*1982, DE) Martina Klein (*1962, DE) Lone Haugaard Madsen (*1974, DK) Martín Mele (*1960, AR) Magali Reus (*1981, NL) Magnus Thierfelder (*1976, SE) Jenni Tischer (*1979, DE) Tatiana Trouvé(*1968, IT) Paloma Varga Weisz (*1966, DE) Johannes Wohnseifer(*1967, DE)

“I am happy to comply with my gallery’s request to demonstrate what I think sculpture today can be and what I think is important in that respect. I am a sculptor, an artist, not a curator or theorist. That’s why instead of presenting a curatorial topic I have chosen an artist’s perspective.
For this I can use a term like “abjection” when used in the sense of dissolving the boundaries between subject and object, the interface between the thing itself and the experience of materiality. I also work with the historical placed in a subjective context and find buzz words like “precarious sculpture” or “post minimalism” useful.
I consider finding images as a process and means of focusing on subject matter, not in the service of any formalism, but rather as a way of developing an originary language. Sculpture is not a display of narrative scenes. It is precise thought translated into form.”

(Michael Kienzer)

Michael Kienzer born in Steyr, Upper Austria, in 1962, now lives and works in Vienna. In 2001, he was awarded the Otto Mauer Prize, in 2012 the Austrian Art Prize in Visual Arts, and in 2013 the Art Austria Award in the category Established. Numerous international exhibitions and public space projects since 1984: 2005 Neue Immobilien MAK Vienna; 2007 Vor Ort Museum für Gegenwartskunst Stift Admont; 2009 Out site_02 MUMOK Vienna; 2010Malerei: Prozess und Expansion MUMOK Vienna; 2010 Triennale Linz; 2010Linea Kunsthaus Zug; 2011 Fünf Räume Austrian Cultural Forum New York; 2011 54. Biennale di Venezia Glasstress Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti; 2012 Logik und Eigensinn Kunsthaus Graz.