INTRIGUING UNCERTAINTIES offers a slew of diverse artistic imaginings on that buried realm of the unconscious – that which is far and near, known and unknown, familiar and unfamiliar, and always with us, because it is within us. In everyone’s life and memory, in the present and in the past, there exist strange, vivid, even aggressive moments that have the potential to profoundly destabilize – occasionally, even to burn and torture. They are resistant to the passing of time; they never quit us, and they leave their mark indelibly upon the never-ending chain of events that constitutes life as we know it, emerging to shape our desires and dreams, our fear for the future and our horror of the past. As denizens of a seam of unfiltered urges and pulses lying subterranean under the daily progression of lived experience, these moments are nonetheless vital components of our anthropological reality as complex humans.
ARTISTS: Ruth Barabash, Radu Belcin, Anya Belyat-Giunta, Günter Brus, Davide Cantoni, Guglielmo Castelli, Tony Cragg, Gianni Dessi, Nicolas Dieterlé, Per Dybvig, Barbara Eichhorn, László Fehér, Andrea Fogli, Ugo Giletta, Kerstin Grimm, Erich Gruber, Allison Hawkins, Veronika Holcová, Marine Joatton, Tibor iski Kocsis, Nina Kovacheva, Juul Kraijer, Dirk Lange, Denisa Lehocká, Iris Levasseur, Felice Levini, Christian Lhopital, Peter Martensen, Andrei Molodkin, Alois Mosbacher, Muntean/Rosenblum, Hermann Nitsch, Dennis Oppenheim, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Qiu Zhijie, László László Révész, Bernardí Roig, Serse, Barthélémy Toguo, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Tinus Vermeersch, Zeng Fanzhi.
1 September 2018 - 5 January 2019
24 March - 20 September 2019
Pastel on paper
29.5 x 20.5 cm
Ugo Giletta_Urs Lüthi
The exhibition features 34 contemporary artists from various countries and across different generations. These works suggest a strong belief in the ethical character and powerful mission of contemporary art to convey visual metaphors about human existence, through strong expressive language which reinforces and highlights the emotional, passionate and human character of contemporary art.
ARTISTS: Abramović Marina, Miguel Angel Rios, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Roberto Barni, Davide Cantoni, Gianni Dessi, Jan Fabre, Fehér László, Gloria Friedmann, Ugo Giletta, Paolo Grassino, Kamerić Šejla, Liu Xiaodong, Urs Luthi, Motti Mizrachi, Muntean/Rosenblum, Maurizio Nannucci, Hermann Nitsch, Ontani Luigi, Dennis Oppenheim, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Qiu Anxiong, Arnulf Rainer, Bernardi Roig, Sung-Myung Chun, Barthélémy Toguo, Vásquez de la Horra Sandra, Bill Viola, Wang Luyan
Parkview Green Museum (Beijing, China)
Watercolor on paper
56 x 76 cm
Die Ausstellung VOLTO präsentiert unterschiedliche ästhetische Vorstellungen und künstlerische Methoden innerhalb der zeitgenössischen Zeichnung im Zusammenhang der Untersuchung zum Motiv des Gesichts und dem hervorgerufenen Bedeutungszusammenhang.
Das Medium Zeichnung ist in den vergangenen Jahren eine sehr häufig genutzte und zentrale Disziplin im zeitgenössischen Kunstschaffen geworden. Der Grund liegt sicher sowohl in seiner persönlichen, intimen, subtilen und fragilen Natur als auch in seiner sehr reichhaltigen, sinnträchtigen Ausstrahlung. Zeichnen ermöglicht wie auch das Schreiben spontane Improvisationen und sucht oft undefinierte und unvollendete Formen während die befreite Vorstellungskraft / die radikale Phantasie Dimensionen des Vordringens in verschiedene Territorien der Realitätserfahrung eröffnet.
ARTISTS: Radu Belcin, Anya Belyat-Giunta, Aron Gàbor, Ugo Giletta, Eric Gruber e Marine Joatton.
Pastel on paper
29.5 x 20.5 cm
curated by Lóránd Hegyi
For this year’s edition of curated_by Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna presents an exhibition in three parts, symbolizing the city’s cultural complexity, creative openness, and innovative potential as well as its attraction and often provocative intellectuality in the context of the international art scene and of artists cultivating a long-standing relationship with Vienna’s art life.
They include famous paradigmatic masters of the last half-century who have been living in Vienna for years and actively shaping and influencing the Austrian capital’s art and cultural discourses. One of them is Michelangelo Pistoletto. Teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the artist’s oeuvre and aesthetic approach has influenced his students as well as generations of young artists. Along with Pistoletto, the exhibition features several middle generation artists whose work deals with the themes, questions and aesthetics of literary and scientific narratives that have been of interest to a wide range of Viennese intellectuals.
The artworks of Kendell Geers and Bernardí Roig address theoretical, linguistic, aesthetic and architectural ideas of Ludwig Wittgenstein and are inspired by the famous thinker’s fascinating and extensive oeuvre. Ugo Giletta’s explorations of appearance and essentiality were also influenced by Wittgenstein’s theses as well as Otto Weininger’s philosophies and ideas on essentiality. The graphical works of Sandra Vásquez de la Horra and Marine Joatton contain psychoanalytical aspects and concepts of the unconscious, which they consider in a cultural-anthropological context that leans heavily on mysticism and the world of magic.
Symbols and signs of certain ritual practices and indicators of popular, at times folkloric or historical narratives come into sharp focus in the works of Barthélémy Toguo and Fabien Verschaere. Barthélémy Toguo addresses African fertility rites, while Fabien Verschaere highlights late medieval Flemish and French ideas of magic, fairy-tales, witchcraft, passion plays, and death cult.
All these artists foster a close relationship with Vienna, its cultural traditions, and its contemporary art scene; and some even established friendships with Viennese artists—Fabien Verschaere with Franz West, Ugo Giletta with Hermann Nitsch.
ARTISTS: Kendell GEERS, Michelangelo PISTOLETTO, Bernardí ROIG, Ugo GILETTA, Marine JOATTON, Barthélémy TOGUO, Sandra Vasquez DE LA HORRA, Fabien VERSCHAERE
Sep 14th – Oct 13th
Vienna, Weihburggasse 26
Water color on paper
29.5 x 20.5 cm
The work of the artists invited to exhibit in “Uncertainties/ Improbabilities” is particularly authentic and remarkable because the artists radically focus on freeing imagination, on contextualizing visual narratives of improbabilities and obscurities in far-reaching referentiality. The excessive, provocative intensity of the sensual, physical entity of visual creation functions as a subversive, liberating, anarchical and creative force that destroys the ostensible, seductive attractions of the empty, meaningless, superficial and manipulated simulacrum of the world.
ARTISTS: Guglielmo Castelli, Ugo Giletta, Juul Kraijer, Barthelemy Toguo, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra & Tinus Vermeersch.
07.09 – 27.10.2018
Pastel on paper
29.5 x 20.5 cm
About Parkview Green Museum
Dedicated to promoting and participating in the development and research in contemporary art
The Parkview Museum, a private non-profit art institution started in March 2013 by Huang Jianhua, Chairman of Parkview Group, is on Level 10, D Tower, Parkview Green, No. 9, Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing－in the immediate vicinity of CBD.
As a non-profit art institution with integrated functions of exhibition, research and public education, The Parkview Museum is dedicated to promoting and participating in the development and research in contemporary art. Inspired by humanism, it has broken away with the “object-oriented” tradition that used to dominate most exhibition halls. While keeping updated with prevailing art trends and leading artist in China, the exhibition hall is keen on discovering and promoting new artists. In the age of globalization, the exhibition hall also encourages art exchange and academic communication on a global level and promotes cooperation between artists, art institutions and art events both at home and abroad so as to become an medium for international exchange with modern vision for art.
ARTISTS: Roberto Barni, Alighiero Boetti, Paolo Canevari, Pizzi Cannella, Guglielmo Castelli, Bruno Ceccobelli, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Gianni Dessi, Giuseppe Gallo, Ugo Giletta, Jannis Kounellis, Felice Levini, Nicola de Maria, Carla Mattii, Mario Merz, Aldo Mondino, Nunzio, Mimmo Paladino, Marina Paris, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pierluigi Pusole, Salvo, Maurizio Savini, Mario Schifano, Francesco Sena, Marco Tirelli.
Watercolor on canvas
100 x 70 cm