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GALERIE LICHTPUNKT: ''Zipor, Ziporim, Ziporra - ansonsten Danke und Liebe Grüße'' - 7 May 2010 to 21 May 2010

Current Exhibition

7 May 2010 to 21 May 2010
Tuesday-Friday : 13-18h
Opening: 6 May 2010
Lothstraße 78a
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Sandro Botticelli, Zipporah Daughter of Jethro
Detail from " The Trials and Calling of Moses"
1481-82, Fresco, Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome
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Artists in this exhibition: Lisa Adams, Sylvie Arlaud, Joss Bachhofer, Louise Bristow, Ching Ching Chen, Ben Cottrell, Robert Crotla, Stephen Irwin, Helga Goetze, Rayk Goetze, Camilla Guttner, Karen Fabrizzi, Frederik Foert, Patrick Frazar, Eva Eun-Sil Han, Peregrine Honig, Christian Jasper, Heike Jobst, Zvika Kantor, Michael Krueger, Brooke McGoven, Estella Mare, Ellen Munro, Otto Mühl, Ekkehart Panek, Geoffrey Pugen, Inge Pries, Nina Saunders, Bertram Schilling, Daniel Schüßler, Roger Wardin, Oliver Winheim

"Zipor, Ziporim, Ziporra - ansonsten Danke und Liebe Grüße"

"Zipor, Ziporim, Ziporra - thank you anyway and kind regards"

7.- 21 May. 2010

The image of the bird evokes ideas that are connected to the occult and the surreal but it also touches a nerve of hope, perhaps an old wish to be socially compatible. It transports with a naive certainty the of a more peaceful future.

On May 6th 2010 at 7 pm Galerie Lichtpunkt, Lothstraße 78a in 80797 Munich is opening the international group show 'Zipor, Ziporim, Ziporra - thank you anyway and kind regards'. Thirty international artists present their take on the bird, Zipor in Hebrew.

Thirty international artist pay tribute to the bird, zipor in Hebrew. "Zipor, the bird, arouses manifold associations. This thought chain for example: the bird, birds, what birds do (the verb vogelen or voegeln is colloquial for copulating in German)" gallery owner Horst Ambacher explains about the background of the exhibition, "but the international approach is just as important for the concept. The works came flying in just as the birds from all directions. In safe packages, of course.

Aside from works by Inge Pries (Germany), Zvika Kantor (Israel), Brooke McGoven (USA), Ellen Munro (Scotland) and others, the exhibitions also hosts a piece by Danish artist Nina Saunders who took part in the successful show 'The Collectors' at the 53th Venice Biennale. Themed exhibitions like 'Zipor, Ziporim, Ziporra' automatically expand. The idea is what makes the exhibition. That way everyone, from art lovers to experienced collectors, will be able to find access.

the bird
Forever limited to the ground mankind has always been impressed by those seemingly weightless creatures in between heaven and earth: the birds (hebrew: zipor, ziporim).

Far back into mythology we find a certain role attached to those individuals. Phoenix burns dead just to awaken from the ashes again. Gryphon is closely connected to the sun and embodies alertness and acumen. Ziz is the ancestral image of the bird in jewish mythology while Garuda - half human half eagle - takes on a role as messenger of the gods.

As the current exhibition makes clear, artists of our time are still playing on the bird from different viewpoints. Mainly we will find smaller works from almost all genres of art, drawings, collages, watercolours, photography painted on, video and more. Also there are two bigger sculptures mounted on the wall and installed in the room leaving it to the observer to find a statement for what they see. Other works will dictate more directly how they want to be interpreted.

On a sidenote it shouldn't be missed that the Middle High German verb vogelen originally meant the birds' process of copulation. It was only in later times that it came to be used for humans as well.

Lisa Adams Los Angeles
Sylvie Arlaud Munich
Joss Bachhofer Munich
Louise Bristow Brighton
Ching Ching Chen Los Angeles
Ben Cottrell Berlin
Robert Crotla Munich
Stephen Irwin New York
Helga Goetze Berlin
Rayk Goetze Leipzig
Camilla Guttner Munich
Karen Fabrizzi Barcelona
Frederik Foert Berlin
Patrick Frazar Berlin
Eva Eun-Sil Han Brussels
Peregrine Honig San Francisco
Christian Jasper Munich
Heike Jobst Munich
Zvika Kantor Hamburg
Michael Krueger Lawrence
Brooke, McGoven New York
Estella Mare Munich
Ellen Munro Edinburgh
Otto Mühl Wien
Ekkehart Panek Düsseldorf
Geoffrey Pugen Toronto
Inge Pries Hamburg
Nina Saunders London
Bertram Schilling Munich
Daniel Schüßler Munich
Roger Wardin Berlin
Oliver Winheim Munich

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