Painted Objects avec Franz West (AT)
Petra Bungert & Tilman (D/B)
PS projects, Amsterdam (NL): 20/11/2005 - 31/12/2005
CCNOA, Brussels (B): 10/02/2006 - 12/03/2006
’Painted Objects’, a traveling group exhibition, is the successor of the exhibition ’minimalpop’ and the second in a series of co-curatorial projects by Petra Bungert and German artist Tilman. While ’minimalpop’ was first presented at Florence Lynch Gallery, New York City in 2004, and subsequently traveled to Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris and Brussels, in 2005, ’Painted Objects’, first opened in a smaller version at PS, Amsterdam (NL) in November 2005.
The expanded version of ’Painted Objects’ presents the work of 22 international artists who namely Kirsten Arndt (D), Mike Asente (USA), John Beech (UK/USA), Marcus Bering (D/B), Andre Cadere (B), Robert Fosdick (USA), Billy Gruner (AUS), James Hyde (USA), Mathieu Mercier (F), Stephanie Paulus (L/B), Benjamin Rivière (F), Léopoldine Roux (F/B), Kurt Ryslavy (A/B), Al Taylor (USA), Eric Tillinghast (USA), Tilman (D/B/USA), Philippe Van Snick (B), Jan van der Ploeg (NL), Daniel von Sturmer (NZ/AUS), Emmanuelle Villard (F/B), Jan Maarten Voskuil (NL), Franz West (A), Tamara Zahaykevich (USA).
Not content to remain within the parameters of knowledge and preferences (especially Minimalism, which they embraced), these artists have taken a rather extroverted stance towards abstraction, exploring and expanding on the subtleties of our daily environment as well as on popular culture and its constituents. Dogmatic and pragmatic statements of the heroes of past decades have been replaced by a playful approach towards the immanence of our time, and have subsequently led to the exploration of other areas of contemporary culture, like sound, architecture, music, generic materials, video etc. The curatorial choice for ’Painted Objects’ reflects these changes in approach, practice, and perception. Featuring equally the traditional and the experimental, the high and the low, the established and the cutting-edge, ’Painted Objects’ offers a refreshing perspective on the reciprocal transfer between the material realities of art and life in the 21st Century, and their translation into - not only - (painted) objects.