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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘659’, Installation view, Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta, 2016
Wilhelm Mundt
Installation view
Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta
2016

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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘659’, Installation view, Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta, 2016
Wilhelm Mundt
Installation view
Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta
2016

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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘659’, Installation view, 2016
Wilhelm Mundt
Installation view
2016

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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 659’, 2016
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 659, 2016
Production waste in GRP
83 (h) x 87 x 149 cm

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Wilhelm Mundt, ‘Trashstone 659’, 2016
Wilhelm Mundt
Trashstone 659, 2016
Production waste in GRP
83 (h) x 87 x 149 cm
Press release

The Buchmann Lugano city space will present the world premiere of a new work of art, Trashstone 659 by the German artist, Wilhelm Mundt (*1959, Grevenbroich), on Saturday 27 August from 5.00 pm. 

 

Wilhelm Mundt studied at the Kunstakademie of Düsseldorf where he later, from 1989 to 1991, had a teaching assignment. From 2009, he has has a professorship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. Today, he lives and works in Rommerskirchen, a small city in Northern Rhineland-Westphalia, not far from Cologne.

 

The Trashstones constitute the most representative and best-known group of works by Wilhelm Mundt. The artist began to create these sculptures in 1989. They consist essentially of inorganic waste materials produced in his studio, coated in a coloured polyurethane resin. It is thus the content that assumes a great importance because it has the duty of giving form to the sculpture. However, the form is not recognizable or identifiable, but is what can be defined as ‘amorphous’. In addition, the various layers of colour applied one after another so as to completely surround to production wastes, contribute to creating the work and to completing the sculptural process. From the start, Mundt has meticulously numbered each work with a sequential triple-digit number that appears on the external surface of each example. Each Trashstone is a unique piece, and differs in the form or the colour from all the others. To date, there are more than 600 individual works of art.

 

The Lugano space is proud to present a new type of Trashstone, never shown to the public previously. In fact, Trashstone 659 is the particular outcome of a colour experimentation conducted in secret by the artist during recent years. It seems that the intent to present precisely this work at Lugano, followed upon a visit by the artist to the city on the banks of the Ceresio River. Actually, in his opinion, the colour of Trashstone 659 refers not only to the green slabs of marble that cover the building of the LAC, but also to the green turf, the green of the olive trees and of the cypresses growing in the adjacent court.

 

Works by Wilhelm Mundt have been exhibited recently at the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2010); Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen (2011); National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow (2012); K20 Grabbeplatz (2013) and Museum Kunstpalast (2014), Düsseldorf; Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles (2015); and Palazzo Reale, Milan (2016). His works are included in collections such as those of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, the Margulies Collection in Miami, Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, the Bayreuth University collection, MunichRE, BNP Parisbas, and Vestas Aarhus.

 

 

For more information:

 

Buchmann Lugano

Via della Posta 2, CH-6900 Lugano

From 30 August

Tuesdays - Fridays: 1.00 - 6.00 pm

Saturdays 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

 

buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch / www.buchmanngalerie.com

Comunicato stampa

Lo spazio cittadino Buchmann Lugano presenta sabato 27 agosto a partire dalle ore 17.00 la nuova opera, mai esposta in precedenza, Trashstone 659 dell’artista tedesco Wilhelm Mundt (*1959, Grevenbroich). 

 

Wilhelm Mundt si è formato presso la Kunstakademie di Düsseldorf, dove poi, dal 1989 al 1991, ha insegnato su incarico; dal 2009 detiene una cattedra presso la Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Oggi vive e lavora a Rommerskirchen, cittadina situata nella Renania Settentrionale-Vestfalia, nei pressi di Colonia.

 

Le Trashstone costituiscono il gruppo di opere più rappresentativo e conosciuto di Wilhelm Mundt. Nel 1989 l’artista ha iniziato a creare queste sculture, che consistono essenzialmente in scarti di produzione inorganici ricavati dal suo studio, rivestiti da una resina colorata in poliuretano. È dunque il contenuto ad assumere grande importanza, siccome ha il compito di dare forma alla scultura; forma che però non è riconoscibile o identificabile, ma che può essere definita una ‘amorfa’. Oltre a ciò, i vari strati di colore, applicati uno dopo l’altro fino ad avvolgere completamente gli scarti di produzione, contribuiscono a creare l’opera e completare il processo scultoreo. Sin dal principio, Mundt ha meticolosamente numerato in ordine progressivo ogni opera con un numero a tre cifre che compare sulla superficie esterna di ogni esemplare. Ogni Trashstone è un pezzo unico, e si differenzia per la forma o per il colore da ogni altra. Ad oggi si contano più di 600 singole opere.

 

Lo spazio di Lugano ha la fortuna di ospitare un nuovo tipo di Trashstone, finora mai presentata al pubblico. Infatti, Trashstone 659 è il particolare risultato di una sperimentazione sul colore, portata avanti in segreto dall’artista durante questi ultimi anni. La volontà di presentare proprio quest’opera a Lugano, pare essere nata a seguito di una visita dell’artista nella città sulle rive del Ceresio. In effetti, a suo dire, il colore della Trashstone 659 richiama non solo le verdi lastre di marmo che ricoprono l’edificio del LAC, ma anche il verde del prato, dell’ulivo e dei cipressi nell’adiacente corte.

 

Le opere di Wilhelm Mundt sono state esposte di recente presso il Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg (2010), Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen (2011), National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA), Mosca (2012), K20 Grabbeplatz (2013) e Museum Kunstpalast (2014) Düsseldorf, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles (2015), Palazzo Reale, Milano (2016). I suoi lavori fanno parte di collezioni quali Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Margulies Collection Miami, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Universität Bayreuth, MunichRE, BNP Parisbas, e Vestas Aarhus.

 

 

Per maggiori informazioni:

 

Buchmann Lugano

Via della Posta 2, CH-6900 Lugano

Dal 30 agosto

Dal martedì al venerdì 13.00 – 18.00

Sabato 13.00 – 17.00

 

buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch / www.buchmanngalerie.com

Wilhelm Mundt

Born 1959 in Grevenbroich. Lives and works in Rommerskirchen, Cologne and Dresden.

 

2009 -Professorship at University of Fine Arts, Dresden

 

1989 - 91Teaching assignment at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Education

1979 - 86 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Grants and Awards

2007 Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1986 Scholarship Kunstfonds e.V., Bonn

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Goya Contemporary, Baltimore
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich
2016
Schönewald, Dusseldorf
Buchmann Lugano
Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm
2015
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2013
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich
2012
Buchmann Box, Berlin
St. Petri Church, Lübeck (with Michael Jäger)
2011
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm
2010
Buchmann Galerie, Lugano (with Lawrence Carroll)
Galerie Ernst Hilger, Wien
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
2009
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona
2007
Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, Appenzell/ CH (cat.)
2006
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Klasse Kamp, Düsseldorf
2003
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
2002
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
2000
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
1999
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
1997
Schloß Ringenberg, Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft e.V., Ringenberg
1996
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, NL
Künstlerhaus Thurn u. Taxis (mit Steven Parrino), Bregenz
1995
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Galerie Martina Detterer (mit Jürgen Meyer), Frankfurt
1994
Buchmann Galerie, Basel
Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld
1993
Ado Gallery, Antwerpen (cat.)
Galerie Six Friedrich, München
Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brüssel
Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande u. Westfalen, Düsseldorf (cat.)
1992
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss (cat.)
Lisson Gallery, London
Thomas Backhauß, Düsseldorf
Vincenz Sala Galerie, Berlin
1990
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
Thomas Backhauß, Düsseldorf
1989
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
1988
Galerie Schütz, Worms
Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (cat.)
Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
1986
Galerie Schütz, Worms
Künstlerhaus Weidenallee, Hamburg
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich

Group Exhibitions

2017
Human - Nature , Goya Contemporary
Objects are closer than they appear, Buchmann Galerie
2016
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie
Breve storia del futuro, Palazzo Reale, Milan
Repurposed Realities, Goya Contemporary, Baltimore
2015
Brief History of the Future, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Enea Baummuseum Rapperswil / CH
Baywatch, Galerie Hartwich, Sellin
ArtZuid 2015, Amsterdam
fifteen year anniversary exhibition, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
2014
P79, Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich
Brouhaha, Burg Gudenau
Art and Alchemy - The Mystery of Transformation, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
surplus living, KM Temporaer, Berlin
Kunst und Alchemie, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (cat.)
2013
schwarz - weiß. Einheit und Trennung von Polaritäten, Martina Kaiser - Cologne Contemporary Art, Cologne
5:2, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umea, SE
Abstrakt, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen e. V.
Artzuid 2013, Amsterdam
Die Bildhauer. Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 1945 bis heute, K20 Grabbeplatz, Düsseldorf
A World of Wild Doubt, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
My kind of Disneyland, Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten
Unedalen Skulptur, Umeå, Sweden
Unique Gallery, Köln
2012
Ant man bee, Elektrohaus Hamburg e.V.
The presence of Pictures - German Painting: Highlights from Six Decades , National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow
oqbo exchange > dok25a Düsseldorf, Galerie oqbo \\ Raum für Bild Wort Ton \\, Berlin
Formal?, Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich
Wilhelm Mundt / Paul Barsch, C. Rockefeller Center For The Contemporary Arts
Callum Innes / Ingo Meller / Wilhelm Mundt / Robert Zandvliet / Remy Zaugg, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
EU - 27 countries, 27 artists, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, NL
Abstract Confusion, Neue Galerie Gladbeck; Kunsthalle Erfurt
Pilane Sculpture Park, Tjörn
2011
Leidenschaft - Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Frederick, Raum 2810, Bonn
Biomorph!, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen (cat.)
Abstrakt///Skulptur, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (cat.)
From Trash to Treasure, Kunsthalle zu Kiel (cat.)
Abstract Confusion, Kunstverein Ulm; b-05, Montabaur (cat.)
2010
Group Exhibition, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, NL
Ostrale 010, Ostrale, Dresden
Unsichtbare Schatten - Bilder der Verunsicherung, MARTa Herford
The Crystal World: to J.G.Ballard, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
Slick Surfaces, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck
Move on up, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Köln
MOCA, Tucson, USA
Skulpturenpark Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
2009
Goya Contemporary, Baltimore
Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Dresden
Kunstmuseum Bonn
2008
Slick Surfaces, Villa Goecke, Krefeld
Pour une méthodologie de l’accrochage Feng Shui : la collection Société Générale, CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, FR
Parkhaus im Malkasten, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal
2007
Rock Paper Scissors, guest cur. by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute Leeds, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
Trashstone 306, Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture /
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of London, London
2005
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
2004
John Chamberlain - Wilhelm Mundt - Tony Cragg, Buchmann Galerie, Agra
Europäische Kunsthalle, Köln
Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, München
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Kunstmuseum Bonn
PAN kunstforum niederrhein, Emmerich
WG im Malkasten, Düsseldorf
wildlife.sommerpalast, Neuss
2003
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, München
wildlife.sommerpalast, Neuss
2002
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
Aspects de la sculpture Contemporaine, Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, (cat.)
Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, München
Städtische Galerie im Rathauspark, Gladbeck, (cat.)
2001
Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Bremen, (cat.)
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
2000
Galleria Civica Di Arte, Trento (cat.)
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf / Kunsthalle Lingen / Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz / Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (cat.)
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (cat.)
Skulpturenprojekt Gladbeck in der Maschinenhalle Zweckel, Gladbeck, (cat.)
1999
Forum Landesbank Baden-Württemberg / Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart
und Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart / Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Villa Merkel / Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach / Kunsthalle Kiel, (cat.)
1998
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (cat.)
P.S.1, New York
1997
Galerie Six Friedrich, München
Deep Storage, Haus der Kunst, München / Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Städtische Ausstellungshalle Am Hawerkamp, Münster (cat.)
Plastik, Eine Ausstellung zeitgenössischer Skulptur, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
1996
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
Contemprary Art in the Bowes Museum, Henry Moore Institut, Leeds,
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss
1995
Blumenstraße, Bochum
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss
Sammlung des Bundes, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (cat.)
Museum van Bommel van Damm, Venlo, Abtei Brauweiler, (cat.)
1994
Galerie Six Friedrich, München
Galleria Manuela Allegrini, Brescia (cat.)
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim
1993
Buchmann Galerie, Basel
Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Villa Frank
Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
1992
Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld (cat.)
Galerie Zacheta, Warschau (cat.)
Kampnagel, Hamburg
Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
1991
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bozen (cat.)
Stiftung Niedersachsen/ Sprengelmuseum, Hannover (cat.)
1990
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
Galerie Thomas Backhauß, Düsseldorf
1989
Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringerstraße, München
Kunstverein Hamburg (cat.)
1988
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (cat.)
1987
Rheinkilometer 685, Köln
Schloß Parz, Grießkirchen, Österreich (cat.)
1986
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (cat.)
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf (cat.)
1985
Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringerstraße, München
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (cat.)

Selected Collections

Kunstmuseum Bonn

Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

Margulies Collection, Miami

Société Générale Collection, Paris

Universität Bayreuth

MunichRe, München

Vestas, Aarhus

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