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THE SAD TRUTH / NILAND
3. Juli 2020 @ 15:00 - 19:00kostenlos
Photo: Georg Klein at Salton Sea during his artist residency
at Villa Aurora (Los Angeles, spring 2019)
© The artist
THE SAD TRUTH / NILAND — The Dry and the Wet
Exhibition with recent paintings by Marian Wijnvoord and an audiovisual installation by Georg Klein
Opening afternoon with the artists
Friday, July 3, 2020, 3-7 p.m.
Ulrich Köstlin, board member of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V.,
with the artists Georg Klein and Marian Wijnvoord
Available online after July 10
THE SAD TRUTH
Recent paintings by Marian Wijnvoord
Marian Wijnvoord is a painter whose work lies close to a certain definition of painting itself: the illusion of space created on a flat surface. Looking at her work, we see brushstrokes—paint and nothing more. Still, we believe in the space within the painting. Contradictions guide us through her paintings: figuration versus abstraction, the physicality of paint versus the ephemerality of the image. It is in the moments when both worlds hold that the magic of her painting operates.
Wijnvoord has exhibited internationally for over 30 years. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki and the National Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg. Recent artist’s residencies in Russia and Norway have pulled her image-making to the North, most recently in a one-month stay above the Arctic Circle.
NILAND – The Dry and the Wet
An audiovisual installation by Georg Klein
In hardly any other region of the world does the wet meet the dry in such an extreme way as in southern California. In an almost brutal way. Green fertility borders directly on empty, parched soils. In the middle of all this lies a huge blue lake, created by a man-made disaster: the Salton Sea.
In a 2-month artistic research, Georg Klein investigated the entire area, collected sounds, pictures and text remains in the hostile desert region, which is exclusively traversed by artificial water. The documentary material points to a dystopian future: the struggle to control water, which is already underway in many countries and will become increasingly acute as a result of climate change. The audiovisual installation condenses the documentary material in a video triptych with 4-channel sound, in cooperation with the composer and saxophonist Ulrich Krieger (LA).
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2 – 7 p. m.
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