Corinna Schnitt. Family life, ideas of happiness, everyday stories about dealing with landlords or insurance reps - the artist's short movies are dedicated to apparently personal but socially based rituals and interactions. Georg Herold, Wo man kind. A selection of works. Roof battens, bricks, car lacquer, caviar - regardless of whether the material comes from a DIY store or a deli: Georg Herold topples art from its pedestal.
Corinna Schnitt / Georg Herold. wo man kind
27 October 2007 to 6 January 2008
Family life, ideas of happiness, everyday stories about dealing with landlords or insurance reps – Corinna Schnitt’s short movies are dedicated to apparently personal but socially based rituals and interactions. Against the backdrop of clear, calm takes chosen by the artist, the texts spoken off-screen assume a life of their own that is further underlined by the skill with which the motifs are introduced. The artist couples her minimalist script with concentrated images in such a way that the meticulously observed transactions are transposed in to an artistic work of great abstractive power. Corinna Schnitt has produced her piece as part of the Edition Bewegte Bilder run by Museum Ludwig and the Rheingold Collection, which enables new projects to be realised by selected artists. The installation will be presented at the exhibition for the first time in public, along with a selection of the artist’s earlier pieces. The installation was realised as part of the Edition Bewegte Bilder – a cooperation between Museum Ludwig and the Rheingold Collection.
Georg Herold. wo man kind
27 October 2007 to 16 March 2008
Roof battens, bricks, car lacquer, caviar – regardless of whether the material comes from a DIY store or a deli: Georg Herold topples art from its pedestal. Sharp witted and astute, mischievous and sometimes even saucy, ever since the late seventies he has played with material and concepts. And his interest is constantly rekindled by the changing relationships between society and the art business.
Museum Ludwig has a broad selection of works by this Cologne artist from the period between 1986 and 2001. He has now been invited to devise his very own presentation of his works. Herold will show pieces from the Museum Ludwig collection along with new sculptural pieces. Not least a three-metre-tall angular figure in livid orange. It consists of a construction of wooden battens that were screwed together until the structure had the outline of a woman. Covered in canvas and sprayed with car lacquer, this mannered figure has been given one sole attribute: a long wooden batten which she is holding between her legs.
Image: Corinna Schnitt
Bischofsgartenstrasse 1 - Koln