sylvia k. kummer
SYLVIA K. KUMMER
In the angela nova exhibition, Sylvia Kummer refers to Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus – a picture that accompanied the philosopher Walter Benjamin for more than 20 years and shaped his thinking. According to the idea of the Jewish angel doctrine, Benjamin first described the New Angel “as one of innumerable angels who arise anew at every moment and immediately pass away” and thus referred to the ever present possibility of pausing, to grasp the magical moment of the present and it to release. The angel of history, however, turns his face to the past with all the destruction and chaos. Intending to repair it, it spreads its wings, but is caught in a violent storm from Paradise and catapulted backwards into the future. Paul Klee’s image has remained the same. But Benjamin’s view has changed. We are also currently in a violent storm. Where does our gaze turn? Dialogue and tolerance for ambiguity are required.
An insight of the curator to the art work of Peter Baldinger:
28.10. 2020 - 28.2. 2021
The term dissolution runs like a red thread through the entire work of Peter Baldinger (*1958). The word itself is polysemic: it has the meanings of “dissolving” in the sense of a physical disintegration and is synonymous with ending or Picking up something. One also speaks of the digital image resolution as a measure of the quality of a raster graphic – the sum of the layers of meaning is explicitly expressed in Baldinger’s series low_resolution. In addition, crystallized in his work the group of works diffusion years ago. In it, the artist puts the limits of the visual recognizability of a pictorial object to the test by looking at it as if through a fluted glass pane. Just as the word “resolution” ultimately stands for “the solution or elucidation of a riddle or secret”, Baldinger’s works address the viewer’s need to name, decipher and decipher the alienated subject to categorize.
PROCESSES OF TRANSFORMAtion
Bettina Schülke (*1967) is an Austrian multimedia artist living and working in Vienna with an unique academic, scientific and artistic background. Transformation can be seen as a process, something that takes place in time and space. Processes can become visible in different ways: In Schülke’s works, such PROCESSES OF TRANSFORMATION play a vital role. This can affect both the appearance of the works and their perception, the chosen content, the involvement of the viewer, as well as the different artistic media for the implementation of these topics. The upcoming solo exhibition of Bettina Schülke will feature textile works, drawings, paintings, video and objects and it will also be a reflection to the new era of rapidly changing environment and life as we used to know it.
"READING ABOUT LIQUIDITY" 7.11.2019 - 30.1. 2020
Bellart Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition “Reading about Liquidity” by Dorota Sadovska (*1973) which includes figurative oil,acrylic and carved paintings, as well as space and light objects. This unique art project marks a significant milestone in Dorota’s artistic work and its evolution of her explorative approach to the installation and presentation of art in a truly unique style with intertwined individual concepts that is built upon a dynamic visual construction based on a combination of different media. These constructions are readable by allowing the observers to be included in the staging. The installation motivates to emulate the gestures in the pictures and to participate in the whole artistic program. The fluid in the art of Dorota Sadovska is thus the transience of participation in viewing her own images.
Impressions from the gallery
Here are few photos from our exhibition openings and some install photos. For the ultimate visual art experience, we recommend to visit our gallery and see the unique installations live.
Curated view of Peter Baldinger's "Weeping woman" by Petra Ptáková
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