christine koenig galerie: THOMAS STIMM - DAS PARLAMENT
IM ZEICHENRAUM: HANS WERNER POSCHAUKO: Love is my religion - 17 Mar 2010 to 24 Apr 2010
SOYLENT GREEN: Thomas Stimm / Uta Weber
Terranian Dot, 2009, aluminium cast, lacquered, 65 x 65 x 65 cm
here: model on Egon Eiermann table (1953) Courtesy Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Opening: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7 - 9 pm, together with the galleries Georg Kargl,
Engholm, Gabriele Senn, and Momentum.
The artist is present.
Duration of the exhibition: March 17 - April 24, 2010
Exhibition views will be available after the opening at
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Thomas Stimm was born in 1948 in Vienna, he lives and works in Vienna, Cologne, and Burgau. 1968-74 Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Max Weiler), 1971 member of GUM, 1974-76 Max Weiler's assistant, 1995 professor, University of Fine Arts Bremen, 1997 professor, Claremont School of Art, Perth, West Australia.
2010 TERRA, Kunstpalais Erlangen; 2009 Bella Terra, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich; Art Berlin Contemporary Drafts Establishing Future (abc def), Berlin; Köln Skulptur 5 Reality Check, Skulpturenpark Köln; 2008 Out Site 01, MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; 2007 Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; 2006 Der Spaziergänger, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; European Ceramic Context 2006, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Gudjem, Dänemark; 2005 Keramik. Aktuelle Tendenzen aus Österreich, MAK Vienna; Schokolade, Ludwig Museum Köln; 2004 Porträts, MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; 2003 1. Österreichischer Skulpturenpark, Graz; The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale 2003, Icheon City, South Korea; Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Albisola, Italy; 2002 Terra, my Terra, planet so sweet, I can feel you under my feet, Christine König Galerie, Vienna (with Uta Weber); Bäume, Löwenzähne und ein Buch, Museum Ludwig, Köln; 2001 Terra Meine Terra, Kjubh Kunstverein Köln (with Uta Weber); Kleine Welten, Galerie Karla Stützer (with Uta Weber); 2000 4 Ketten, 2 Bäume und 1 Buch mit Bäumen, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; made for fun, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn (with Uta Weber); Welcome to the Terranian Dot, Kunstverein Baden.
The particular way to reproduce nature has characterized the artist's work for nearly 40 years. 45 large scale, colourful pop pansies - each one unique - will be shown in the exhibition DAS PARLAMENT, alongside man-sized meadow flower sculptures, and an urban planning model.
For Thomas Stimm creating large sculptures has always been his original and ongoing aspiration. After the first large-scaled papier-mâché try-outs at the beginning of the 70s, he decided to focus on smaller sculptures. 1980 was the start for his clay series: idylls, landscapes, everyday situations with humans “en miniature”.
From the 90s, the artist began with his pasture-, fruit-, blossom-, and flower sculptures. These plants were a particular challenge to again venture on to oversized scales. Thomas Stimm sees these meadow flowers (crowfoots) - first shown in this exhibition - as “stela”, truly classic, sculptural forms.
The sculptures have become part of the public space: 2008 aluminium-cast, larger-than-life and colourfully painted, in front of the Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna; 2009 Skulpturenpark Cologne; 2010 within the project "publicart Niederösterreich", Hüttendorf.
“Terranian Dot, a model for urban planning (originally designed for Berlin) is conceived as a planetarian meeting point for terranians. In the very center of the plaza would be a huge sculpture which embodies the sun, a sculpture of 20-meters height with ten sunrays. One of these sunrays holds planet Earth which represents our “home” in space. Terranian Dot provides new insights into the concept 'home'.” (Soylent Green: Thomas Stimm/Uta Weber, 2009)
IM ZEICHENRAUM II
HANS WERNER POSCHAUKO: Love is my religion
Opening: Saturday, March 27, 2010 at noon
Opening speech: Tex Rubinowitz
until April 23, 2010
The new series IM ZEICHENRAUM - originally conceived by Tex Rubinowitz - will be inaugurated every last Saturday of the month at noon, in the gallery's Third Room. Based on their thorough experience and singular approach on the medium drawing, Tex Rubinowitz (until September 2010) and Dan Perjvoschi (from October 2010) will present artists who work with drawing in their very own way.