5 Years

Tim Bennett, Jenny Dunseath, Jonah Gebka, Andrea Hanak, Jane Hayes-Greenwood, Hannes Heinrich, Melina Hennicker, David Henrichs, Stefanie Hofer, Lukas Hoffmann, Lou Jaworski, Steffen Kern, Stefan Lenhart, Jo Love, Michael Lukas, Robin Mason, Kathrin Partelli, Rebecca Partridge, Plastique Fantastique, Berthold Reiss, Miriam Salamander,  Michael Schmidt, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Stefanie Ullmann, Maria VMier, Susanne Wagner, Youjin Yi, Andrea Zabric, Janka Zöller.

23.07 – 19.09.2020

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5 Years

Tim Bennett, Jenny Dunseath, Jonah Gebka, Andrea Hanak, Jane Hayes-Greenwood, Hannes Heinrich, Melina Hennicker, David Henrichs, Stefanie Hofer, Lukas Hoffmann, Lou Jaworski, Steffen Kern, Stefan Lenhart, Jo Love, Michael Lukas, Robin Mason, Kathrin Partelli, Rebecca Partridge, Plastique Fantastique, Berthold Reiss, Miriam Salamander,  Michael Schmidt, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Stefanie Ullmann, Maria VMier, Susanne Wagner, Youjin Yi, Andrea Zabric, Janka Zöller.

23.07 – 19.09.2020

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After Realism: Maria Thurn und Taxis

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Maria Thurn und Taxis is a recent graduate of the City and Guilds of London Art School, showing with Patrick Ebensperger in Berlin. Her recent paintings deal with the carnivalesque, finding in disguise and concealment a means of presenting the hidden aspects of reality. 

Maria Thurn und Taxis ist junge Absolventin der City and Guilds of London Art School, die von der Galerie Patrick Ebersperger in Berlin repräsentiert wird. Ihre jüngsten Gemälde beschäftigen sich mit dem Phänomen “Karneval”, in welchen sie in der Verkleidung und Tarnung ein Mittel entdeckt hat die verborgenen Aspekte der Realität aufzuzeigen.

New Show: After Realism

12th March – 15th April 2016, Opening 12th March, 3 – 6 pm

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After Realism brings together five artists, who in the face of contemporary challenges persist in making representational images. Liane  Lang, Richard Moon, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Gavin Tremlett and Youjin Yi work with the twofold difficulty of representing reality. First brought to the fore by a previous generation of artists, this consists of, on the one hand, an increasingly absent sense of what reality may be. Long mediated through the photographic and digital imagery, in its present commodified form reality retreats ever further behind a multitude of touch screens. On the other hand, art has since lost its privileged place in the task of representation.

In their work, Liane Lang, Richard Moon, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Gavin Tremlett and Youjin Yi reclaim some of the lost ground of representation, but in a manner that is alternately teasing, earnest, hostile, careful and funny.

After Realism führt fünf Künstler zusammen, die trotz heutiger Herausforderungen nicht davon abweichen gegenständliche Bilder zu schaffen. Liane Lang, Richard Moon, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Gavin Tremlett und Youjin Yi sind dabei einer doppelten Problematik ausgesetzt die Realität darzustellen. Bereits von einer vorangegangenen Generation von Künstlern beleuchtet, bedeutet dies zum einen ein zunehmend mangelndes Gefühl, was Realität sein könnte. Lange Zeit durch fotografische und digitale Bildsprache vermittelt, zieht sich die Realität nun in ihrer aktuellen kommerzialisierten Form noch weiter hinter einer Fülle von Touchscreens zurück. Zum anderen hat die Kunst ihre privilegierte Position in der Aufgabe der Repräsentation seitdem verloren.

In ihren Arbeiten gewinnen Liane Lang, Richard Moon, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Gavin Tremlett und Youjin Yi Bereiche des verlorengegangenen Terrains der Repräsentation auf eine Weise zurück, die abwechselnd scherzhaft, ernsthaft, feindselig, vorsichtig und humorvoll ist.

(trans. Nadja  Gebhardt)

USA participating artists: Maria Thurn und Taxis

 

During the USA exhibition, GIG Munich will be posting short individual features on all participating artists. This is the first of the series:

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I have always been drawn to American popular culture, specifically to the movies from the 70s, which I watched when growing up in the 80s. Looking back, I find the film Star Wars particularly relevant to my current practice.

The epic struggle between good and evil in Star Wars is a very prominent one and very American in its simplification of moral values. The “good guys” are clearly contrasted with the “bad guys”. This moral branding is a theme throughout the film, ominous music appearing when the Empire is on screen and changing into something lighter and more hopeful with the appearance of the Republic. Darth Vader represents darkness right down to his black uniform as opposed to Luke and Lea’s almost monastic white.

For this show, I wanted to create a Darth Vader logo. Against a plain red background, I coupled the image of his helmet with some flowers, a hippie gesture, which belongs to the troubled American civil rights movement originating in the 60s, but already on the wane by the time the Star Wars films were being made.

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