Another attempt at the democratic sculpture. The work of the Viennese collective, which consists of performances, installations, plasticine paintings & collages, watercolors, furniture, sculpture, etc., is always characterized by a contagious, childlike enthusiasm. Through body, hose, 37 degrees, their democratic sculpture comprised of liquid logic, an accumulation of us. Inside outside inside. Emptying each other for each others' comfort.
Tim Van Laere Gallery happily presents Gelatin and another attempt at the democratic sculpture.
After "Zapf de Pipi" at the first Moscow Biennale and "Dig Cunt", a part of "Six projects for New York City" produced by Creative Time, is "ALL TOGETHER NOW" another attempt at a democratic sculpture.
This is what to expect:
As we all together now and yes we can, where one never could one alone could never, being part in a gentle voiding of superfluid comfort, a little bit of flooring underneath.
Through body, hose, 37 degrees, this democratic sculpture comprised of liquid logic, an accumulation of us.
Inside outside inside.
Emptying each other for each others' comfort.
Join us, share yourself, feel free and give your honey to sweeten our lives.
The universe of Gelatin could be defined as a stupendous extravagant jumble. To quote the artists: "Gelatin is like a salad. It grows on a field of possibilities. It has leaves. Each member of Gelatin grows over and into each other. Sometimes the folds are very complex, sometimes simple manifolds. The works crumble out like earth between the leaves. Sometimes the salad is blue, sometimes green, sometimes yellow, and sometimes rotten." The work of the Viennese collective, which consists of performances, installations, plasticine paintings & collages, watercolors, furniture, sculpture, etc., is always characterized by a contagious, childlike enthusiasm. Their practice is hell-bent on creating new hedonistic and physical experiences. Excited to a state of eruption, they stimulate the audience to participate with their ideas and to bring something in. Their work often deals with the body that functions as a common language. Sometimes, the body gets reduced to a purely digestive system. Dealing with defecation provokes; obsessions come to the surface with a profound pursuit of freedom bursting all over.
Gelatin is comprised of four artists. They first met in 1978, when they all attended a summer camp. They have been playing and working together since then. From 1993 they began exhibiting internationally. They have exhibited globally with museums and leading art galleries including solo shows at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris; Galerie Nicola von Senger AG, Zürich; Carlson Gallery, London; Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan; Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna; Gagosian Gallery, London; Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, Miami; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; group shows at Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Image: Untitled, 2010, 44,5 x 54 x 46 cm wood, textile, string
Tim Van Laere Gallery
Verlatstraat 23-25 2000 Antwerp - Belgium