"Desant in alb", vernisaj la Aiurart

“Desant in alb”, vernisaj la Aiurart

Cei cinci tineri artisti germani lucreaza impreuna de mai multi ani, fara a constitui insa un grup artistic. Ferindu-se nu doar de aceasta titulatura, ci si de intregul ansamblu de aspiratii, iluzii, dependente si constringeri impuse de un grup artistic structurat ca atare, ei au preferat mereu sa colaboreze in actiuni si evenimente care nu le-au afectat independenta, dar le-au pastrat vie starea de spirit, fermentul angajarii colective intr-o directie obscura ca tel, dar impartasita cu fervoare. In combinatii entropice de cite doi sau trei, nu intotdeauna aceiasi, ei au pus la cale o retea browniana de miscari si gesturi artistice, o serie impresionanta de actiuni, evenimente si expozitii deconcertante pentru oricine ar cauta un fir unic, o platforma ideologica comuna care sa lege genul neo-dadaist de performance electro-punk-rock al grupului Lederlust (Moritz Fiedler si Alexander Wissel), incizia metafizica a enunturilor vizual-textuale post-conceptualiste ale lui Peter Lober, cabaretul apocaliptic-muzeal epuizant al Clubului Single (instrumentat de Alexander Wissel in ultimii doi ani), coregrafia dezarticulata vizual si sonor a cuplului Wanda Koller si Moritz Fiedler, sau scanarile caligrafice ale lui Johannes Bendzulla.

Laolalta in Bucuresti pentru prima data, cei cinci prieteni se lanseaza intr-un Blitzkrieg total, un eveniment in care instalatiile, fotografiile, muzica si performance-ul se vor combina pentru a produce acea unica marca a actiunilor lor comune, ivite din imbinarea unui concept „slab” al artei cu un concept „tare” al situarii in prezent si al regasirii in actul artistic. In descendenta, dar si la antipodul „operei de arta totale”, demersul lor se nutreste din atmosfera paradoxala a artei lifestyle curente, arta retrasa concomitent din consumism si din patetism, din estetismul intelectualist si din critica politica, dar atinsa de energie, exasperare si idee. Eliberata de prejudecatile si normele de definire ale artei contemporane, eliberata de rigorile factice ale „proiectelor”, „implicarii sociale” sau „analizei critice”, arta lor isi aroga apanajul dificil (acum) al gratuitului. Proaspat si decomplexat, desantul lor in alb, in gol, marcheaza gradul zero al libertatii artistice in actualitate.

Desant in albDesant in alb / Raid in Blank

Peter Lober, Alexander Wissel, Wanda Koller, Moritz Fiedler, Johannes Bendzulla:  Cinci artisti ocolind o expozitie / Five artists avoiding an exhibition.

Curator/Curated by: Erwin Kessler

Vernisaj/ Opening: vineri, 2 august, ora 19.00 / Friday 2 August, 7p.m.

2 – 3 august 2013, Aiurart Contemporary Art Space (Bucuresti, Lirei 21)

 

 

ENGLISH

The five young German artists have been working together for many years, without forming an art group, however. Shying away not only from this title, but from the whole set of aspirations, illusions, addictions and restraints imposed by an art group structured as such, they have always preferred to collaborate within projects and events that would not affect their individuality but which kept their spirit alive, the ferment of the collective commitment towards a direction that may have proven obscure as goal, but which was fervently shared. Working in entropic combinations of twos or threes, not always the same, they have set up a Brownian network of artistic movements and gestures, an impressive series of actions, events and exhibitions that may seem disorienting for those looking for a unique thread, a common ideological platform that would connect the neo-Dadaist electro-punk-rock type of performance of the Lederlust group (Moritz Fiedler and Alexander Wissel), the metaphysical incision of Peter Lober’s post-conceptualist textual-visual statements, the exhausting apocalyptic cabaret of the Single Group (orchestrated by Alexander Wissel over the past
two years), the visually and acoustically disimpaired choreography of the Wanda Koller / Moritz Fiedler couple, or Johannes Bendzulla’s calligraphic scanning.

Together for the first time in Bucharest, the five friends launch a total Blitzkrieg, an event bringing together installations, photography, music and the performance to produce that unique trademark of their common actions, resulting from combining a “weak” concept of art with a “strong” concept of being positioned in the present and of finding oneself in the art act. Descending from, but also at the opposite end of the “total work of art” concept, their  endeavour nurtures on the paradoxical atmosphere of the current lifestyle art, one that is concomitantly withdrawn from the consumerism and the pathetism, from the intellectualist estheticism and political criticism, but is touched by energy, dismay and idea. Freed form the prejudice and the norms surrounding contemporary art, freed from the artificial rigour of the “projects”, of “social implication” and “critical analysis”, their art takes on the (now) difficult appanage of the gratuitous. Fresh and unselfconscious, their assault in white, in the blank, pinpoints the degree zero of contemporary artistic freedom.