cur. exhibition

Invisible Force

KEIJI UEMATSU

2018-09-15 - 2018-11-10
opening: Saturday, 15 September 2018, 4-7 pm (The artist is present)
Please note: On the day of the opening the gallery opens from 4 pm

KEIJI UEMATSU (*1947, Kobe, Japan) is a conceptual artist. Over a career of nearly five-decades, he has developed a complete work that consistently strives to make the invisible relationship between objects and the spaces that surround them visible. The idea of focusing attention on the natural forces of gravity, tension and material attraction, be it through photography, drawing or sculptural installation, underpins his entire practice. Today the international influence of Uematsu is far-reaching thanks to his innovative, conceptual approach and global reach.

  • Keiji Uematsu, Invisible axis-distanceand angle, 2014, Installation, 360 x 160 x 39 cm, Studio Duesseldorf

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FABIAN CHIQUET

2018-09-15 - 2018-11-10
opening: Saturday, 15 September 2018, 4-7 pm (The artist is present)
Please note: On the day of the opening the gallery opens from 4 pm.

In his multidisciplinary work, FABIAN CHIQUET (*1985, Basel, Switzerland) is interested in the intersections of art, music, text and theater and translates this into the form of painting, photography, performance, video, installations and various possible hybrid forms. While playing with the cliches of pop culture in earlier works, this exhibition focuses on a content-related work: a video installation about the Bernese chemist and peace activist Gertrud Woker. Her barely narrated life has fascinated the artist to such an extent that he has decided to devote himself to working up her story in the form of a documentary video installation. The result is an exciting narrative about an outstanding heroine of the 20th century, which has fallen into oblivion. The work is an introduction to Chiquets additional and new creative direction, which will focus on storytelling.

  • Fabian Chiquet, Gertrud Woker, 2017, Videoinstallation