Wilhelm Mundt 659
27 Aug—12 Nov 2016

Wilhelm Mundt 659

27 Aug—12 Nov 2016
Buchmann Lugano
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
St. Petri Church, Lübeck (with Michael Jäger)
Buchmann Box, Berlin
2011
Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2010
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Buchmann Galerie, Lugano (with Lawrence Carroll)
Galerie Ernst Hilger, Wien
2009
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
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
Künstlerhaus Thurn u. Taxis (mit Steven Parrino), Bregenz
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, NL
1995
Galerie Martina Detterer (mit Jürgen Meyer), Frankfurt
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
1994
Buchmann Galerie, Basel
Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld
1993
Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brüssel
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande u. Westfalen, Düsseldorf (cat.)
Ado Gallery, Antwerpen (cat.)
Galerie Six Friedrich, München
Kunstverein Bochum, Bochum
1992
Thomas Backhauß, Düsseldorf
Galerie Luis Campana, Köln
Vincenz Sala Galerie, Berlin
Lisson Gallery, London
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss (cat.)
1990
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
Thomas Backhauß, Düsseldorf
1989
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
1988
Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (cat.)
Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Galerie Schütz, Worms
1986
Künstlerhaus Weidenallee, Hamburg
Galerie Schütz, Worms

Group Exhibitions

2020
Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf
Fondation Villa Datris, L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich, Munich
2019
Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen
2018
Guardini Stiftung, Berlin
Bautzener Kunstverein
2017
Goya Contemporary, Baltimore
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2016
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Palazzo Reale, Milan
Goya Contemporary, Baltimore
2015
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Enea Baummuseum Rapperswil / CH
Galerie Hartwich, Sellin
Amsterdam
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami
2014
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich
Burg Gudenau
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
KM Temporaer, Berlin
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (cat.)
2013
Martina Kaiser - Cologne Contemporary Art, Cologne
Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umea, SE
Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen e. V.
Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
K20 Grabbeplatz, Düsseldorf
Märkisches Museum Witten, Witten
Umeå, Sweden
Unique Gallery, Köln
Artzuid 2013, Amsterdam
2012
Elektrohaus Hamburg e.V.
National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow
Galerie oqbo \\ Raum für Bild Wort Ton \\, Berlin
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich
C. Rockefeller Center For The Contemporary Arts
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, NL
Neue Galerie Gladbeck; Kunsthalle Erfurt
Pilane Sculpture Park, Tjörn
2011
Raum 2810, Bonn
Kunsthalle zu Kiel (cat.)
Kunstverein Ulm; b-05, Montabaur (cat.)
Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (cat.)
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen (cat.)
2010
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, NL
Ostrale, Dresden
MARTa Herford
Buchmann Galerie Berlin
Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Köln
MOCA, Tucson, USA
Skulpturenpark Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck
2009
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Dresden
Goya Contemporary, Baltimore
2008
Villa Goecke, Krefeld
CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, FR
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal
2007
Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture /
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of London, London
guest cur. by Jon Wood, Henry Moore Institute Leeds, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
2005
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
2004
Buchmann Galerie, Agra
wildlife.sommerpalast, Neuss
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Kunstmuseum Bonn
WG im Malkasten, Düsseldorf
Europäische Kunsthalle, Köln
PAN kunstforum niederrhein, Emmerich
Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, München
2003
Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, München
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
wildlife.sommerpalast, Neuss
2002
Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, München
Gladbeck, (cat.)
Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, (cat.)
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
2001
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Bremen, (cat.)
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
2000
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf / Kunsthalle Lingen / Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz / Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (cat.)
Skulpturenprojekt Gladbeck in der Maschinenhalle Zweckel, Gladbeck, (cat.)
Galleria Civica Di Arte, Trento (cat.)
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (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
Städtische Ausstellungshalle Am Hawerkamp, Münster (cat.)
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Haus der Kunst, München / Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Galerie Six Friedrich, München
1996
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss
Henry Moore Institut, Leeds,
1995
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss
Blumenstraße, Bochum
Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (cat.)
Museum van Bommel van Damm, Venlo, Abtei Brauweiler, (cat.)
Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
1994
Galleria Manuela Allegrini, Brescia (cat.)
Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss
Galerie Six Friedrich, München
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim
1993
Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Villa Frank
Buchmann Galerie, Basel
1992
Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld (cat.)
Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Kampnagel, Hamburg
Galerie Zacheta, Warschau (cat.)
1991
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bozen (cat.)
Stiftung Niedersachsen/ Sprengelmuseum, Hannover (cat.)
1990
Galerie Thomas Backhauß, Düsseldorf
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
1989
Künstlerwerkstätten Lothringerstraße, München
Kunstverein Hamburg (cat.)
1988
Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (cat.)
Galerie Luis Campana, Frankfurt
1987
Schloß Parz, Grießkirchen, Österreich (cat.)
Rheinkilometer 685, Köln
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