Diomira…a city with sixty silver domes…the multicoloured lamps are lighted all at once.
(Italo Clavino, Invisible Cites)
Cut or torn, carefully placed or hidden between layers of pattern; the various components merge to form a no-mans land where they can create and inhabit a space of their own.
The title of this piece is borrowed from ‘Invisible Cities’ by Italo Calvino. Calvino’s imagined cities provide a quasi-narrative for this work that locates itself somewhere between the realms of drawing, painting and collage.
Joanna Phelps. 2014
OPENING: 5th SEPTEMBER 2014, 18:30-20:30 – SAVE THE DATE!!!
[Exhibition open from the 6th of September till the 3rd of October – by appointment only]
After a long break GiG Munich begins season 2014 with drAwn 2gether, a group exhibition featuring 12 artists connected with the gallery, both directly and indirectly. Despite widely divergent practices, each had agreed to submit one drawing on the condition it is the standard A2 landscape in size. What the drawing is – this was left for the individual artist to decide.
As a premise then, the show takes up the old and somewhat tired question of medium: on the one hand art theory’s preoccupation with how to classify, assess and give value to the fact that the arts are diverse rather than one; on the other, philosophy’s affirmation of the one essence of art. But while it acknowledges the tension inherent in these two concepts of art, it makes no serious claims to that effect. Instead, it makes use of this tension to bring together an otherwise disparate group, while simultaneously allowing for their differences. Whereas the restriction in format is meant to serve as an individuating device, spotlighting the artist’s particular set of concerns, the call for drawing affirms art (as Adorno righty notes) a free movement of discrete moments.
The list of exhibiting artists:
More updates on artists coming soon!