Volume Imaginaire

  • Artists:
    Lucia BruMarina FaustTrude FriedrichNicolas JasminManfred PaulWilhelm SchürmannAnita LeiszUlrike SchulzeFranziska StraussJoëlle TuerlinckxDavid Umemoto
  • Date:
    19.1. to 03.3.2018
  • Venue:

Created in cooperation with Wilhelm Schürmann

 

Shouldn’t we show these things? Works that aroused our curiosity, which we encountered in mails, newspaper articles, conversations, chance encounters, a Volume Imaginaire, emerged from the continuous friendly exchange between Wilhelm Schürmann and Daniela Steinfeld. With a shared, everlasting desire to turn the vague state of their different perceptions into a surprisingly quiet poetry for both of them, they played with imagination. Internal, external. “I’ll show you something”;”How do you find it”;”It’s a great combination”;”No holds not” – a to and fro made of ideas, thoughts and works and looking at it again and again leads to a viewable exhibition. The title “Volume Imaginaire” (which is borrowed from a work by Joëlle Tuerlinckx) describes the collaborative process that led to the exhibition, as well as the works on display.

 

Lucia Bru, *1970 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels The sculptor dedicates all her energy to the things and their peculiarities herself, first imagining each object and leaving it completely “out of control” to its own extent, and then being taken for what it is.

 

Marina Faust, Austrian artist and photographer, lives and works in Vienna. As the only photographer who has worked with Martin Margiela throughout her career, she now looks at her photo series commissioned between 1990 and 2008. They gain a peculiar materiality by printing on special tissue paper.

 

Trude Friedrich, born 1955 in Argentina, lives and works in Walleshausen. The subject of her work are everyday, inconspicuous occurrences, casual views that Friedrich upgrades through her artistry: Grasses, houses, fences. Her art irritates through subtle variations or shifts of found reality.

 

Nicolas Jasmin, born 1967 in France, lives and works in Vienna Nicolas Jasmin is interested in the conditions of painting and the process between existing and still possible works.

 

Manfred Paul, born 1942 in Schraplau, lives and works in Berlin. His still lifes from “Nature Morte” are an echo of the Vanitas or the Memento mori. It is nothing less than a memory of transience and the need to grasp every moment. His photographs contribute to the reflection on the “inner” life and the multi-layered concept of intimacy in the GDR.

 

Wilhelm Schürmann, *1946 Dortmund is a German photographer, art collector, exhibition organiser and professor of photography. Schürmann’s gaze confirms photography as a highly effective means of analysing reality as well as a vivid narrative of personal and collective views and memories. In all devotion, with humour and self-irony, Wilhelm Schürmann shows facts given life circumstances as well as an unforgettable attitude to life.

 

Anita Leisz, *1973 Austria, lives and works in Vienna. Leisz himself uses the term “building a story” for her works. It is as if one could not only build a form out of gypsum fibreboards, but also “install” a charge of intensity, personality and contradiction with decided processing and formal precision – an extremist variant of concrete art.

 

Ulrike Schulze, *1985 Dormagen, lives and works in Cologne. Her rawly worked, puristic objects are of poetically sensual quality, which seems to come from a mysterious world. They alternate between the familiar, the foreign and the imaginary dreamlike. Grace, aggression, fragility and coarseness meet.

 

Franziska Strauss, *1984 Cottbus, lives and works in Berlin Franziska Strauss directs her camera at people. On the one hand, she dedicates herself to dance as a means of expressing human communication and moods, and on the other hand to street photography in which she observes people in public space.

 

Joëlle Tuerlinckx, *1958 Brussels, lives and works in Brussels Tuerlinckx’s art is based on the long-lasting confrontation with simple things; finds or objects of daily use that cross their way and are consistently collected by her in a comprehensive archive. Her wall and floor objects combine art themes with philosophical questions about the essence and relationship between time, place and language.

 

David Umemoto, *1971, lives and works in Montreal, Canada David Umemoto’s concrete works function as studies of volume. At the interface of sculpture and architecture, these miniature pieces are reminiscent of temporary buildings or monuments in distant countries. They refer to the archaic and ephemeral, despite the solidity and modernity of the medium.

Paul Manfred, Pampelmuse mit Löffel, 1984

Umemoto David, SC xxii nfrastructure vi, 2016

Volume Imaginaire

  • Artists:
    Lucia BruMarina FaustTrude FriedrichNicolas JasminManfred PaulWilhelm SchürmannAnita LeiszUlrike SchulzeFranziska StraussJoëlle TuerlinckxDavid Umemoto
  • Date:
    19.1. to 03.3.2018
  • Venue:

Created in cooperation with Wilhelm Schürmann

 

Shouldn’t we show these things? Works that aroused our curiosity, which we encountered in mails, newspaper articles, conversations, chance encounters, a Volume Imaginaire, emerged from the continuous friendly exchange between Wilhelm Schürmann and Daniela Steinfeld. With a shared, everlasting desire to turn the vague state of their different perceptions into a surprisingly quiet poetry for both of them, they played with imagination. Internal, external. “I’ll show you something”;”How do you find it”;”It’s a great combination”;”No holds not” – a to and fro made of ideas, thoughts and works and looking at it again and again leads to a viewable exhibition. The title “Volume Imaginaire” (which is borrowed from a work by Joëlle Tuerlinckx) describes the collaborative process that led to the exhibition, as well as the works on display.

 

Lucia Bru, *1970 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels The sculptor dedicates all her energy to the things and their peculiarities herself, first imagining each object and leaving it completely “out of control” to its own extent, and then being taken for what it is.

 

Marina Faust, Austrian artist and photographer, lives and works in Vienna. As the only photographer who has worked with Martin Margiela throughout her career, she now looks at her photo series commissioned between 1990 and 2008. They gain a peculiar materiality by printing on special tissue paper.

 

Trude Friedrich, born 1955 in Argentina, lives and works in Walleshausen. The subject of her work are everyday, inconspicuous occurrences, casual views that Friedrich upgrades through her artistry: Grasses, houses, fences. Her art irritates through subtle variations or shifts of found reality.

 

Nicolas Jasmin, born 1967 in France, lives and works in Vienna Nicolas Jasmin is interested in the conditions of painting and the process between existing and still possible works.

 

Manfred Paul, born 1942 in Schraplau, lives and works in Berlin. His still lifes from “Nature Morte” are an echo of the Vanitas or the Memento mori. It is nothing less than a memory of transience and the need to grasp every moment. His photographs contribute to the reflection on the “inner” life and the multi-layered concept of intimacy in the GDR.

 

Wilhelm Schürmann, *1946 Dortmund is a German photographer, art collector, exhibition organiser and professor of photography. Schürmann’s gaze confirms photography as a highly effective means of analysing reality as well as a vivid narrative of personal and collective views and memories. In all devotion, with humour and self-irony, Wilhelm Schürmann shows facts given life circumstances as well as an unforgettable attitude to life.

 

Anita Leisz, *1973 Austria, lives and works in Vienna. Leisz himself uses the term “building a story” for her works. It is as if one could not only build a form out of gypsum fibreboards, but also “install” a charge of intensity, personality and contradiction with decided processing and formal precision – an extremist variant of concrete art.

 

Ulrike Schulze, *1985 Dormagen, lives and works in Cologne. Her rawly worked, puristic objects are of poetically sensual quality, which seems to come from a mysterious world. They alternate between the familiar, the foreign and the imaginary dreamlike. Grace, aggression, fragility and coarseness meet.

 

Franziska Strauss, *1984 Cottbus, lives and works in Berlin Franziska Strauss directs her camera at people. On the one hand, she dedicates herself to dance as a means of expressing human communication and moods, and on the other hand to street photography in which she observes people in public space.

 

Joëlle Tuerlinckx, *1958 Brussels, lives and works in Brussels Tuerlinckx’s art is based on the long-lasting confrontation with simple things; finds or objects of daily use that cross their way and are consistently collected by her in a comprehensive archive. Her wall and floor objects combine art themes with philosophical questions about the essence and relationship between time, place and language.

 

David Umemoto, *1971, lives and works in Montreal, Canada David Umemoto’s concrete works function as studies of volume. At the interface of sculpture and architecture, these miniature pieces are reminiscent of temporary buildings or monuments in distant countries. They refer to the archaic and ephemeral, despite the solidity and modernity of the medium.