BINDING, STITCHING, AND THE HAPTIC THREAD

January 11, 2013 10:09

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Tag Blick III (antizyklisch), 2002, Fotostitching

Annegret Soltau: Binding, Stitching, and the Haptic Thread, Text by Heather Hanna in EYEMAZING Magazin, Amsterdam NL, Winter issue 2012

Soltau`s Tagblick (Dayview) works, reference her own dental surgery. Her aesthetic surgery focuses on the eyes, our mode of seeing the world around us, of understanding it visually. These images refer not to an unknown victim, but to the artist who is both victim and perpetrator, patient and doctor, stitching herself together with a needle and strong black thread. Her injected eyes transfer their pain to ours, in a haptic violence. Those pictures of her face obliterated by an all-seeing eye play upon the language of “I” and “eye”, as identity is suggested as simultaneously fragmented, overwhelmed and horrible. (Hanna Heather, detail)

MOSTRA A PALAZZO STROZZI FIRENZE

December 12, 2012 12:08

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Annegret Soltau, Selbst, 1975, 17, Fotografia cucita / Photo overstitching
www.strozzina.org/artists/Annegret SoltauFilm by Gherardo Miliani – Publication: Hatje Cantz Verlag

until January 27, 2013 / fino al 27 gennaio 2013

Francis Bacon e la condizione esistenziale nell’arte contemporanea/Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art:
Nathalie Djurberg, Adrian Ghenie, Arcangelo Sassolino, Chiharu Shiota, Annegret Soltau

A cura di / Curated by: Franziska Nori e / and Barbara Dawson
Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Il corpo, la memoria, l’identità: la mostra propone opere di artisti che investigano il tema dell’esistenza nel rapporto tra individuo e collettività, dando forma a stati d’animo e interrogativi che l’essere umano si pone nel rapporto con la sfera personale e il mondo esterno.
Punto di partenza della mostra è una serie di capolavori di Francis Bacon affiancati da alcune opere incompiute esposte per la prima volta in Italia e da una selezione di materiali fotografici e d’archivio dello studio dell’artista, presentati grazie alla collaborazione con la Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
La commistione tra figurazione e astrazione, i corpi trasfigurati, il riferimento a elementi autobiografici, l’utilizzo di diverse fonti iconografiche, la tensione e l’isolamento come metafore della vita dell’essere umano si ritrovano come parti fondamentali nel lavoro dei cinque artisti contemporanei posti in dialogo con Bacon per una riflessione di carattere esistenziale sul vivere contemporaneo.

Body, memory, and identity: this exhibition presents work by artists who examine the existential state of contemporary society’s collective mindset, exploring the kind of questions man asks himself in relationship to his own interior being and the outside world.
At the core of the exhibition is a selection of paintings by Francis Bacon set against some unfinished works by the artist—on display in Italy for the very first time—and a selection of photographic and archival material from the artist’s studio, presented thanks to a collaboration with the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
Bacon’s mingling of the figurative and the abstract, his bodies transfigured, his reference to autobiographical elements, his use of a variety of different iconographic sources and of tension and isolation as metaphors of human life are also present in the work of the five contemporary artists chosen to dialogue with each other in an effort to trigger an existential reflection on contemporary living.

ORARIO MOSTRA / OPENING HOURS:
05.10.2012 – 27.01.2013
martedì-domenica / Tuesday–Sunday 10.00-20.00
giovedì fino alle 23.00 / Thursdays until 23.00
Info: news@strozzina.org, T. +39 055 2645155
www.strozzina.org
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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

November 29, 2012 09:00

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ANNEGRET SOLTAU: MUTTER-TOCHTER, Installation in der Ausstellung CORPI SOLITARISOLITARY BODIES

Ausstellungsverlängerung bis 15. Dezember 2012
mit Arbeiten von Stefania Beretta, Katharina Gaenssler, Maria Mulas, Brigitte Niedermair, Annegret Soltau, Aldo Tagliaferro

Associazione Culturale, Maurer Zilioli – Contemporary Arts, Brescia, Italia

MYSELF AS AN INSECT

November 14, 2012 15:36

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Ich als Insekt, 1985/2012, Fotogramm

in der Winterausstellung ACCROCHAGE der Galerie Merkle in Stuttgart
17. November 2012 – 26. Januar 2013
Vernissage: Freitag, 16. November um 19 Uhr

THE SELF AND THE OTHER

November 08, 2012 11:57

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Das Eigene und Andere in der Fotografie – eine Ausstellung für Hannah Höch bis 01. 02. 2013
Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund Berlin: www.deutscher-kuenstlerbund.de

Der Blick auf künstlerische Fotografie im Allgemeinen und der Blick Hannah Höchs im Besonderen zeigt eine Vielschichtigkeit, die mit dem künstlerischen Auge eine Umsetzung erfährt und weit über das bloße Sehen hinausgeht. Die teilnehmenden Künstlerinnen und Künstler werden im Projektraum des Deutschen Künstlerbundes Einblicke in zahlreiche Facetten ihrer Arbeit vorstellen. Gefiltert durch die Sensibilität der Autorinnen und Autoren eröffnen sich Ansichten, die vom Festhalten des Eigenen im Wechselspiel mit dem Anderen, gar dem Fremden oder dem Unbekannten erzählen. Die künstlerische Fotografie wirft den Betrachter bei allen Abstraktionsvarianten und Interpretationsspielräumen immer wieder auf das Maß des Menschen selbst zurück und schildert so in aller Vielfalt die Beziehung des Künstlers zu seinem jeweiligen Gegenüber.