Must be a nice feeling to have been, as the avant-garde artists demanded in the 20s of the last century, new forms for new people! 100 years later, the self-image of Homo sapiens arg attached to crack: The prospect of soon being in every respect more nimble machines replaced, sits us in the neck. Not new, but outdated, we come to us, and with regard to new forms of... anyone Who still believes this? After 100 years of repeated taboo-breaking we think we have seen it all.
so, the grant of the new art to the concrete-constructive Ideals of the new departure time of 20. Century, the us demonstrated just in the Haus Konstruktiv with an overwhelming amount of examples, the expression of a longing for the revolutionary Impetus of that time?
the conclusion to pre-empt: no. So, it is a. In the case of the contemporary artists, to be observed, the onset of the new love of Geometry, it is rather, at the end of the course, as something of a Mantra for the new generations of artists. A Reflection on old Inge played rituals and universal parameters, for the purpose of calming the disruptive frayed nerves.
Playful contemporary art
Between the initial question and the final three floors of wonderful, fun, playful, and thoughtful contemporary art, which plays quite cleverly with the specific Tradition. The Director of the house in a Constructive, Sabine Schaschl, is also curator of this exhibition , has done all the work and the plants for the best possible development of helped.
they occupy whole rooms – such as the fascinating immersive mirror Cabinet of the German-Iranian Timo Nasseri. Or climb the Stairwell as Esther Stocker's wood cascade slat with a strange suction effect. In turn, other artists, like the Austrian, Herbert Hinteregger, may stack up their canvases to great effect up to the high ceiling.
The exhibition starts on – and nothing could be better selected with a chair. Or, rather, with your Hundred. Like an army standing in Rank and file, the white copies of the design classic of modern design, such as it kitchens worldwide in the residential community or to the dining tables of young families.
The talk is of the "ant" from the Danish designer Arne Jacobsen. This chair, at the beginning of the 1950s, from the avant-garde spirit of the reduction is born, is one of the "Holy objects" of our time (such as the Tom Wolfe-formulated). In the house Constructively, you have to think, of course, now Max bill's "cross-frame chair", created at the same time as Jacobsen's "Ant", and also still in series is produced.
The Original from the copy
In her work "Copy Right", the power in the ground floor picturesque wide, takes possession of the Danish artists ' group Superflex a large amount of unauthorized copies of the seat classic of their compatriot, and saw this slightly bumbling fakes into the stick more faithful to the original forms. So originals are created from the copies, and the concept of the legally-controlled repetition (i.e., copyright) is cleverly drawn by the cocoa. But, were Jacobsen and Bill is motivated from the noble Ideal of a socially constructive "good Form", in the case of Superflex at the end of the – actually, a successful social process, only a tired and arg disillusioned gesture.
Something fresh and powerful, the attitudes of the artists, the Geometry, and your game types as a buffer in coping with the globalisation of culture are collisions. The Lebanese Walid Raad, for example, the reinsägt forms in his beautiful series of objects "Letters to the Reader" the Shadow of imaginary Arab works of art in the surface, and thus the difficulty signals, Arab art in Western museums. Timo Nasseri calls his Oriental mirror room grace directly "Florence and Baghdad" and playing with the title on the differences between the extroverted West and the meditative Eastern art.
"it's still True, Siri?"
Blinded by the alluring Glitter of his Mirror triangles, thinks the visitor to the exhibition preceding Maxim, "Nothing is more concrete than a line, a colour, a surface" of the avant-garde theorist Theo van Doesburg. And the temptation to pull your iPhone out of your pocket and "is this true, Siri?" to ask into the microphone.
"Concrete presence" in the house Constructively, to 5.5. (editor-in-Tamedia)
Created: 07.02.2019, 16:42 PM