The objects on show evolve around enduring questions which humankind has faced ever since the Stone Age, and the answering of which has given rise to a vast constellation of myths and symbols.
Graz, Austria (PRWEB UK) 23 June 2012
The human need for sensuality, passion and opulence is at the centre of Reinisch Contemporary’s first exhibition focusing purely on sculpture. Ranging from sardonic to archaic, WINDPHALL presents handpicked works by Josef Sulek, Thomas Stimm, Anton Petz und Christian Kri Kammerhofer. Each of them deals with subjects of lust, temptation and longing in their own distinctive ways.
Co-Curators Gerlinde Schiestl and Manuela Schlossinger about WINDPHALL:
“From the beginning of conscious moulding techniques, the human body and the haptic experience of it, have been the subject of innumerable manifestations of cultic and cultural history. In parallel, the outcomes of plant growth were linked to fertility and temptation.”
Through colour, shape and material, the sculptures featured in WINDPHALL radiate signals of seduction, both obvious and covert. Through symbolism, humour and conceptualisation, they tempt the audience to recognise echoes of themselves. After all, the objects on show evolve around enduring questions which humankind has faced ever since the Stone Age and the answering of which has given rise to a constellation of myths and symbols: golden apples of biblical immortality; enchanting nymphs of antiquity; fortifying fruit of the Celtic island of Avalon.
Schiestl and Schlossinger add:
“Ranging from overtly erotic design vocabularies and subtle aesthetic allusions in colour and content to caustic irony, the works of these four artists combine to form an exciting conglomerate, which invites the observer to a sensual experience.”
Anton Petz, Christian Kri Kammerhofer,
Josef Sulek, Thomas Stimm
June 25 to July 14, 2012
Hauptplatz 6, 8010 Graz
ABOUT REINISCH CONTEMPORARY
More than 25 years ago, Helmut Reinisch began to collect, exhibit and trade contemporary Austrian and international art. Alongside works by promising new talents the collection also includes pieces by artists such as Arnulf Rainer, Hubert Schmalix, Erwin Wurm and Joseph Beuys.
Operating across genre boundaries, Reinisch Contemporary explores ostensibly disparate fields of work and the connections between them. From time to time, fields of resonance between selected pieces ranging from fine arts and sculpture to textiles and photography are brought to light.
Through exhibitions, residencies and cross-disciplinary projects at its locations in central Graz and nearby Kalsdorf Castle, Reinisch Contemporary creates links between artists, collectors, experts and the wider public.