‘Objects are closer than they appear’
Objects are closer than they appear
30 Jun—2 Sep 2017

Objects are closer than they appear

30 Jun—2 Sep 2017
Buchmann Galerie
Press release

The Buchmann Gallery is happy to announce the group exhibition Objects are closer than they appear

 

The exhibition’s title is a variation of the well-known phrase used as a safety warning on rear-view mirrors in American automobiles. The exhibition adopts this phrase as a point of departure to reflect on the relationship between sensibility and nearness. All of the works exhibited share a specific reference to the phenomenon of nearness and a sensory tactility. The phenomenological, imaginary and emotional aspect of the works shown, deals with possibilities of perception and poses questions on approaches to perception.

 

A series of works which either make use of mirrors or reflecting surfaces are presented in the exhibition and point towards the origin of the exhibition’s title and at the same time expand on the utilitarian function of the mirror and its possibilities to play with our perceptions. 

 

While Daniel Buren splits up the reflection through his visual tool the stripe thus creating a dividing line between real surfaces and reflections; Alberto Garutti uses the mirror as a memory of past images, moments and reflections. The holes and the title of the work serve to bridge the gap with this past and as an invitation to observers to enter this in their imaginations.

 

The new group of works by Tatsuo Miyajima has the abbreviation C.T.C.S. in its title. This stands for Counter Time Counter Self and precedes all the titles of Miyajima’s work using mirrors and is to be understood as a connection or fusion between the work and the observer. The observer and the surroundings become a part of the perpetually counting work of art.    

 

The reflecting black form in the photographic work by Wilhelm Mundt incorporates the outline of his Trashstones. The observer or objects reflected in its surface become a part of the work within a seemingly dematerialized space which knows neither proximity nor distance.     

 

Bettina Pousttchi is showing a work from her ensemble Squeezers – twisted street bollards – which obviously takes the title of the exhibition quite literally by its ingenious combinations which achieve an anthropomorphic appearance.  

 

According to the concepts of ancient times a beam of optic rays was emitted from the eye which informed the observer of the distance, position, size, form and colours of an object. The eye scans the surface just as the hand touches the body of the beloved one. The sculptures by William Tucker and Tony Cragg in the exhibition exemplify this emotionalized perceptual model.     

 

The pastel-coloured abstractions in Fiona Rae’s latest paintings are variations on a cartoon which the artist developed in an extensive series of drawings. The influences of calligraphy and Chinese ink painting are evident. Rae exploits our innate faculty of recognizing familiar forms in anything we see and which stand closer to us than mere abstract-geometric compositions. Again here the close relationship of the eye and the hand are remarkable. In an interview Rae describes it like this. “I want the urgency of paint marks and gestures made only by the hand; the need to make a mark that goes back thousands of years.”

 

 

If you wish to obtain further information on the artists or images of the

works, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery.

 

Pressemitteilung

Die Buchmann Galerie freut sich die Gruppenausstellung Objects are closer than they appear anzukündigen. 

 

Der Ausstellungstitel ist eine Abwandlung des Satzes der in amerikanischen Auto-Rückspiegeln als „safety warning“ zu lesen ist. Die Ausstellung nimmt diesen Satz als Ausgangspunkt zu einer Reflektion über die Beziehung von Sensualität, Taktilität, Ferne und Nähe. Die phänomenologische, imaginäre und emotionale Seite der ausgestellten Arbeiten verhandelt Möglichkeiten von Wahrnehmung und fragt nach den Bedingungen derselben.

 

Eine Reihe von Arbeiten, die Spiegel oder spiegelnde Oberflächen verwenden, sind in der Ausstellung präsent und deuten auf den Ursprung des Ausstellungstitels hin, erweitern aber die utilitäre Funktion des Spiegels um seine Möglichkeit mit unserer Wahrnehmung zu spielen.

 

Während Daniel Buren das Spiegelbild durch sein visuelles Werkzeug der Streifen auffächert und eine Grenze zwischen realer Oberfläche und Spiegelbild erzeugt, nutzt Alberto Garutti den Spiegel als Gedächtnis vergangener Bilder, Momente und Reflektionen. Die vorhandenen Löcher und der Werktitel dienen als Brücke in diese Vergangenheit und Aufforderung an den Betrachter diese imaginär zu beschreiten.

 

Die neue Werkgruppe von Tatsuo Miyajima hat die Abkürzung C.T.C.S. im Titel. Ausgeschrieben lautet sie Counter Time Counter Self und steht allen Titeln von Spiegelarbeiten Miyajimas voran. Sie ist als Verbindung oder Verschmelzung zwischen Werk und Betrachter zu verstehen. Der Betrachter und der Umraum wird zum Teil des zählenden Werks.  

 

Die reflektierende schwarze Form in der Fotografie von Wilhelm Mundt nimmt den Umriss seiner Trashstones auf. Der Betrachter oder sich spiegelnde Objekte werden Teil des Werkes innerhalb eines scheinbar entmaterialisierten Raumes, der weder Nähe noch Ferne kennt.

 

Bettina Pousttchi zeigt eine Arbeit aus der Werkgruppe Squeezers - verbogene Straßenpfosten, die den Titel der Ausstellung offensichtlich wörtlich nehmen, durch ihre geschickte Gruppierung aber zudem eine anthropomorphe Erscheinung erlangen.

 

Nach antiker Auffassung sendet das Auge einen Kegel von Sehstrahlen aus, der über Abstand, Lage, Größe, Gestalt und Farbe der Gegenstände unterrichtet. Das Auge tastet die Oberfläche ab wie die Hand den geliebten Körper. Die Skulpturen von William Tucker und Tony Cragg dienen in der Ausstellung als Beispiele dieses emotionalisierten Wahrnehmungsmodells. 

 

Die pastellfarbenen Abstraktionen auf den neuen Bildern von Fiona Rae sind Variationen eines Cartoons den die Künstlerin in umfangreichen Zeichnungsserien entwickelte. Auch der Einfluss der Kaligraphie und Chinesischer Tuschmalerei ist zu ahnen. Rae spielt mit unserem Vermögen in allen Dingen bekannte Formen zu erkennen, die uns menschlich näher stehen als abstrakt-geometrische Kompositionen. Auch hier ist das Verhältnis von Auge und Hand bemerkenswert. In einem Interview beschreibt die Künstlerin dies so: „Ich will die Kraft der Farbspuren und Gesten, nur von Hand gemacht; das Bedürfnis eine Spur zu setzen, die tausende von Jahren zurückreicht.“

 

 

Für weitere Informationen über die Künstler und für Bildmaterial können Sie sich gerne jederzeit mit der Galerie in Verbindung setzen.

Daniel Buren

Born 1938 Boulogne-Billancourt. Lives and works in situ.

Grants and Awards
2007 PRAEMIUM IMPERIALE AWARD 2007 - FOR PAINTINGS
The Japan Art Association, Tokio

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Tony Cragg

Born 1949 in Liverpool. Lives and works in Wuppertal.

Education
2009 - 2013 Director of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2002 Professorship for sculpture at UdK Universität der Künste, Berlin 
Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1994 Member of the Royal Academy, London
1979 Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1973 - 1977 Royal College of Art
1968 - 1972 Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Cheltenham und Wimbledon School of Art
1966 – 1968 Lab Technician at the National Rubber Producers Research Association
Grants and Awards
2017

Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center

2016

Knight Bachelor of the British Empire

2013

Chaire de Création Artistique, Collège de France

Rheinischer Kulturpreis, Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rheinland

2012 Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1st Class
Artist's Medal of Honor of the Hermitage, Russia
2009 Honorary doctor of the Royal College of Arts
2007 Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture, The Japan Art Foundation
2005 1st Prize for Best Sculpture, 2. Biennale Beijing
2002 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
2001 Honorary Fellowship John Moores University, Liverpool
Shakespeare-Prize
1992 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres
1989 Von-der-Heydt-Prize, Wuppertal  
1988 Turner Prize
British
 Representative at the 43rd Venice Biennale

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Alberto Garutti

Born in 1948 in Galbiate

Lives and works in Milan

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Permanent Installations and Commissions

2012Permanent artwork, Porta Nuova-Garibaldi, Milan
2011Permanent artwork, Malpensa airport, Stazione Cadorna, Milan
2005Appointed for the enclosure project of the garden in front of the Fondazione Sandretto, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Invitation contest for the new Cittadella Giustizia, Venice
2002Artwork for the Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome
1999Artwork for the Pietrasanta Hotel, Room 101, Pietrasanta Forte dei Marmi
1998Permanent artwork, Piazza Dante, Bergamo
1996Artwork for Palazzo Cordati, Fondazione Teseco per l’Arte, Barga
Permanent artwork, Piazza Pontida, Bergamo
1993Permanent artwork, Hotel Palace, Room 402, Bologna

Tatsuo Miyajima

Born 1957 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Ibaraki, Japan.

 

2012 - 2016Kyoto University of Art & Design Vice President

2006 - 2016Tohoku University of Art & Design Vice President

 

 

Education
1986 Completed postgraduate studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (M.A.)
1984 Graduated from Oil Painting Course, Fine Arts Department, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (B.A.)
Grants and Awards
1998 London Institute honorary doctorate
1993 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1990–1991 DAAD Scholarship Berliner Kunstprogramm Berlin,
1990 ACC - Asian Cultural Council, New York

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Selected Collections

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic Museum in Osaka, Japan

FARET Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

TV Asahi building, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan

Chiba City Museum, Chiba, Japan

Group Home Sala in Florence Village, Akita, Japan

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Saitama Prefectural University, Saitama, Japan

Izumi City Plaza, Osaka, Japan

Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan

Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

 

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Samsung Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Leeum, Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea

Chinese Telecom, Taipei, China

 

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

Université de Genève, Switzerland

La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Fondazione TESECO per l'Arte, Pisa, Italy

Chateau La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France  

 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A.

Dallas Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, U.S.A.

Dannheisser Foundation, New York, U.S.A.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia

Other Projects
2005 ARTISTS SUMMIT, KYOTO, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
2002 Collaboration with SOPHNET (fashion design brand) 2002 A/W Collection Tokyo
1000 Real Life Project - Death Clock, Tokyo
2000 Floating Time - Hospice Project, Sotoasahikawa Hospital, Akita
1998 Portfolio for The Edge of Awareness
1995 Portfolio for 4. Uluslararasi Istanbul Bienali-ORIENT / ATION
1994 Mirror, multiple, Spiral, Tokyo
1993 Over Economy, acrylic, pencil on bank note \10,000
1992 Project for PARKETT
1984 Time Funeral, record jacket, SMS Records

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

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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

Bettina Pousttchi

Born 1971 in Mainz. Lives and works in Berlin.

Education
1999/2000 Whitney Independent Studio Program, Whitney Museum, New York
1995-1999 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (with Prof. Gerhard Merz and Prof. Rosemarie Trockel)
1992-1997 Studies in philosophy, art and film history, Universities of Cologne and Bochum
1990-1992 Studies in Fine Art, Université de Paris 
Grants and Awards
2016 Villa Aurora, Los Angeles

2014

Wolfsburg Art Award

2008

TrAIN Research Center for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, University of the Arts, London
2007 BBAX - Berlin Buenos Aires Art Exchange, Buenos Aires
2005 Provinzial Förderprojekt
2000 Kunststiftung NRW

 

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington DC

Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas

Margulies Collection Miami

Rennie Collection Vancouver

The Arts Club of Chicago

The Phillips Collection Washington DC

Freybe Collection Vancouver

Nasher Collection Dallas

Albertina Vienna

Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art Berlin

Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Hall Collection New York

Blake Byrne/Skylark Foundation Los Angeles

Levine Collection Washington DC

Wemhöner Collection Herford/Berlin

Kadist Collection Paris

Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany

University of Cologne

Von-der-Heydt Museum Wuppertal

Absolut Art Collection Stockholm

Wolfsburg City Art Gallery

MMAG Foundation Amman

Fiona Rae

Born 1963 in Hong Kong. Lives and works in London.

Education
1983-84 Croydon College of Art, London, UK
1984-87 Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Grants and Awards
1991 Shortlisted for the Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK
1993 Shortlisted for the Eliette von Karajan Prize for Young Painters, Austria
2002 Elected to Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2002-05 Shadowland, Tate Modern Restaurant Commission, London, UK
2003 BBC Commission: Signal, installation for Art Site, BBC Broadcasting House Public Art Programme, London, UK, July 1–November 5
2005 Master Artist in Residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA
2005-09 Appointed Tate Artist Trustee, London, UK
2007 Shortlisted for the Charles Wollaston Award, The 239th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, June 11–August 19
2010 Curator of Invited Room, The 242nd Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, June 14-August 22
2011-13 Tate Members’ Artist Commission
2011-15

Professor of Painting for the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK

2015

Honorary Fellow of Goldsmiths, London, UK

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Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA

Arts Council England, UK

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK

British Council, UK

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Carré d’Art - Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France 

Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d'Île-de-France, France

Fundación Barrié, A Coruña, Spain

Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain 

Government Art Collection, UK

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany 

Jerwood Collection, UK

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds, UK

Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne, France

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Sintra Museum of Modern Art, Portugal

Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

Tate Collection, UK

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Warwick University Art Collection, UK

William Tucker

Born 1935 in Cairo, Egypt

Lives and works in Massachusetts, USA

Education
1959-1960 Studies at St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, London
1955-1958 Studies at University of Oxford, England
Grants and Awards
2011 Elected as honorary National Academician, National Academy Museum, New York
2010  Lifetime Achievement Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton
2009  Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1995  Rodin-Moore Memorial Prize, Second Fujisankei Biennale Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan
1991  Sculpture Center Award for Distinction in Sculpture
1980 Guggenheim Fellowship

1968-1970

Gregory Fellowship in Sculpture, University of Leeds

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Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Arts Council of Great Britain, London

British Council, London

The British Museum, London

City of Bilbao, Spain

Contemporary Art Society, London

Florida International University, Miami, FL

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

The Margulies Collection, Miami

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY

Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Tate Gallery, London

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN