Ballroom, Photo Rudolf Strobl
ESTHER STOCKER – GEOMETRIES Curated by Marcello Farabegoli
ITALIAN EMBASSY – PALAIS METTERNICH VIENNA
RENNWEG 27, 1030 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Opening on 31 March 2016 by
Giorgio Marrapodi, Italian ambassador to AustriaMeinhard Rauchensteiner, adviser for science, art and culture to the president of AustriaChristoph Thun-Hohenstein, general director of MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary ArtMarcello Farabegoli, curator
Musical accompaniment: Bhoiravi Achenbach (violin) and Luca Lavuri (piano)
Part of the exhibition can be visited from 1 April to 30 June 2016 by prior arrangement with the curator: firstname.lastname@example.org / +43 660 143 52 54.
A production by Marcello Farabegoli Projects in cooperation with the Italian embassy Vienna and Krobath Wien.
Pictures of the exhibition
Pictures of the opening
artapartofculture, 6 June: 'Geometrie di Esther Stocker', Dario Lombardi
tgcom24, 21 April: 'Lettere da Vienna: L'arte dei numeri', Mila Cataldo
DIVISARE, 19 Mai: 'Esther Stocker - Geometries' (review in English)
ORF TV - Seitenblicke, 7 Mai: 'Ausstellung: Geometrische Installationen'
PARNASS - Kunstmagazin, 14 April: 'Esther Stocker im Palais Metternich', Silvie Aigner
Artribune, 11 April: 'Geometrie d'artista: Esther Stocker a Vienna', Franco Veremondi
Kronen Zeitung, 4 April: 'Wie aus Rastern die (Welt)-Formel wird', Karlheinz Roschitz
vertical, and diagonal lines and a palette reduced to black, white, and
grey form the basis of Esther Stocker’s grid structures. No matter
whether she creates (wall) paintings, objects, room-spanning
installations, photographs, or videos, the artist is always interested
in breaking up the laws of Euclidian space and the patterns of
perception involved. The artist playfully inflects
the basic components of her art in numerous variants, constantly opening
up new, sensuously perceptible geometries. Set in contrast to the
historical architecture of the Metternich Palace, Stocker ’s translation
of complex scientific content into an artistic aestheticism has a
particularly powerful impact.
For further information about the concept in English and German, click here.
Esther Stocker was
born in 1974 in Schlanders, Italy. She studied at the Akademie der
bildenden Künste Wien, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and
the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. She lives and
works in Vienna.
Venues for her solo shows include CCNOA
– Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art in Brussels, Galerie im
Taxispalais in Innsbruck, Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem,
Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Kunstverein Ulm, MACRO – Museo d’Arte
Contemporanea Roma, mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
in Vienna and Museum Ritter in Waldenbuch. Further venues for group shows
include 21er Haus in Vienna, ART Museum Sharjah, Centre d’Art
Contemporain in Yverdon-les-Bains, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi
Pecci in Prato, Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg bei Wien, Forum
Stadtpark Graz, Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin, Kunsthalle Krems,
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Moravian Gallery in Brno,
MUSEION in Bolzano/Bozen, Museum Liaunig in Neuhaus (permanent
installation), Parliament building in Vienna, Secession in Vienna, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck, Unteres Belvedere in Vienna and Vasarely Museum in Budapest.
Esther Stocker will be showing new works at Krobath Wien until 20 April 2016.
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