Viva Arte Viva
The 57th International Art Exhibition entitled Viva Arte Viva took place in Venice from May 13th to November 26, 2017 and included
Thomas Schönauer in conversation with Irene Daum and Peter Tepe. Part II
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This lecture was held on 27 March 2018 as part of a curated conversation in the Düsseldorf gallery Engelage & Lieder. The host was
My work focuses on mankind’s dysfunctional relationship to nature. Through a process of observing our everyday behaviour towards nature, dissociating it from its context and
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Man and Environment
Born in Japan in 1978, the painter Ryo Kato has lived and worked in Berlin for more than 15 years. His work
Since media are often applied in scientific and artistic processes, this essay offers an insight into joined features and hidden relationships between visual media such as
Mischa Kuball: “The idea [of New Pott] was born of my (so-called German) contribution to the 34th Sao Paolo Biennale in 1998 which was curated by Paulo Herkenhoff under the general theme of anthropophagy with reference to the homonym manifesto by Oswald de Audrade from 1927. This manifesto tried to give an answer to the European dominance in the domain of the arts, the Parisian art world pretending that Brazilian artists were copying European modernism. The manifesto replied: No, we will not copy, but guzzle and digest you!”
In conversation with Irene Daum and Peter Tepe the sculptor and painter Thomas Schönauer presents himself as an artist-philosopher. In some of his works he has adopted a science-related approach. In other projects he has collaborated with scientists and engineers.
On August 19th 2017, Karl Otto Götz died at the age of 103. In the time since then, many obituaries have been published, through which his artistic achievements have been widely acknowledged. I will try to discuss my personal contact with Götz, searching through my not-always-perfectly-reliable memory.
malatsion: “Science has influenced quite a few of my works as a source of inspiration. You can classify these works as science-related art. Right after my switch to the academy, my interest in science was for a while pushed into the background. It was only in 2008 that it re-emerged. Science is for me above all a source of images which helps me create installation works that remind their viewers of places such as the laboratory or of scientific methods such as the experiment.”
Gerhard Daum falls into the category of a science-related artist. He bases his work on mathematics, above all on Euclidian geometry, trigonometry and analysis. His approach is experimental, probing different techniques of mathematical construction and then reducing the constructional matrix, while continuously observing the aesthetic effect.