Philipp Messner, Jorge Peris
08.09. – 12.10.2021
Opening: 8.09.2021, 6 – 9 pm
GiG Munich is excited to present the two-person exhibition ‘I feel like Ramses’ featuring new work by Philipp Messner and Jorge Peris. Together they explore the disappearance of the outside and the expanding inner-world.
Ramses II, the mighty pharaoh, held the mythical position of absolute power, looking down at his works, his land and his people. He was at the center of a cosmic order, all work and production flowing through him. Through their sculptural work, Messner and Peris bring the sensual world, the bestial and the disgusting as close to us as they dare. They are concerned with the process of production as desire, slippery and slimy, always escaping our grasp.
Philipp Messner (born in Bolzano, IT, 1975) lives and works in Munich. Recent exhibitions include eating harmony, Museum im Prediger, Schwäbisch, Gmünd (2021, solo); Welt in Teilen, Kunstverein St.Pauli, DE (2020, group); Dissolved Landscape, Mediafacade, Museion, Bozen, IT (2019, solo); Darkness loves to hide, Kunstraum., München, DE (2019, solo); Open Borders, Biennale Curitiba, BR (2019, group); Da lontano era un isola, Kunsthaus Meran, Merano, IT (2019, solo), Lust der Täuschung, Ludwig Forum Aachen, DE (2019, group); CLOUDS, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, DE (2017, solo).
Jorge Peris (born Alzira, Valencia, 1969) lives and works in El Palmar, Valencia, and Bucharest, Romania. Recent exhibitions include Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2021, solo); Michiel Ceulers and Jorge Peris: Endangered Species, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2020); Dark Man a lomos del Pájaro de Fuego, IVAM Instituto Valenciàno d’Arte Moderna, Valencia (2020, solo); Adam’s Resurrection, Sandwich Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (2019, solo); Al norte de la tormenta, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy (2019); Our Lady of the Flowers, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2018).
The exhibition is the next of GiG Munich’s ‘Thinking Nature’ series supported by the Department of Art and Culture, Munich.