ESTHER STOCKER – GEOMETRIES
Curated by Marcello Farabegoli
Italian embassy – Palais Metternich Vienna
Rennweg 27, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Opening on 31 March 2016 by
Giorgio Marrapodi, Italian ambassador to Austria
Meinhard Rauchensteiner, adviser for science, art and culture to the president of Austria
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, general director of MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art
Marcello Farabegoli, curator
Musical accompaniment: Bhoiravi Achenbach (violin) and Luca Lavuri (piano)
Part of the exhibition can be visited from 1 April to 30 June 2016 by prior arrangement with the curator: firstname.lastname@example.org / +43 660 143 52 54.
A production by Marcello Farabegoli Projects in cooperation with the Italian embassy Vienna and Krobath Wien.
artapartofculture, 6 June: 'Geometrie di Esther Stocker', Dario Lombardi
tgcom24, 21 April: 'Lettere da Vienna: L'arte dei numeri', Mila Cataldo
DIVISARE, 19 Mai: 'Esther Stocker - Geometries' (review in English)
ORF TV - Seitenblicke, 7 Mai: 'Ausstellung: Geometrische Installationen'
PARNASS - Kunstmagazin, 14 April: 'Esther Stocker im Palais Metternich', Silvie Aigner
Artribune, 11 April: 'Geometrie d'artista: Esther Stocker a Vienna', Franco Veremondi
Kronen Zeitung, 4 April: 'Wie aus Rastern die (Welt)-Formel wird', Karlheinz Roschitz
Horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines and a palette reduced to black, white, and grey form the basis of Esther Stocker’s grid structures. No matter whether she creates (wall) paintings, objects, room-spanning installations, photographs, or videos, the artist is always interested in breaking up the laws of Euclidian space and the patterns of perception involved. The artist playfully inflects the basic components of her art in numerous variants, constantly opening up new, sensuously perceptible geometries. Set in contrast to the historical architecture of the Metternich Palace, Stocker ’s translation of complex scientific content into an artistic aestheticism has a particularly powerful impact.
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Esther Stocker was born in 1974 in Schlanders, Italy. She studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Vienna.
Venues for her solo shows include CCNOA – Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art in Brussels, Galerie im Taxispalais in Innsbruck, Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Kunstverein Ulm, MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien in Vienna and Museum Ritter in Waldenbuch. Further venues for group shows include 21er Haus in Vienna, ART Museum Sharjah, Centre d’Art Contemporain in Yverdon-les-Bains, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg bei Wien, Forum Stadtpark Graz, Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin, Kunsthalle Krems, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Moravian Gallery in Brno, MUSEION in Bolzano/Bozen, Museum Liaunig in Neuhaus (permanent installation), Parliament building in Vienna, Secession in Vienna, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck, Unteres Belvedere in Vienna and Vasarely Museum in Budapest.
Esther Stocker will be showing new works at Krobath Wien until 20 April 2016.
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