Here, we present certain pieces of our collection that are currently not exhibited in the mSE Kunsthalle as well as the occasional feature of a contemporary artist who inspires us.
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canal grande, venice (1992)
Hans-Joachim Ellerbock, digital photography, 76 x 120 cm
Venice is at least as old as vedute painting. Ellerbrock, trained street-photographer, burnes the motifs of a shot-to-death (Marlene Dietrich) city into the negative without contortion. His Venice-series shows art as repetition and as the repetition of a casual moment in crystalline black and white.
Hermann Nitsch, mixed media, 200 x 300 cm
The splatter painting with a creaturely-clerical aroma was created in a performance in Rovereto, presided over by Nitsch, old sorcerer of the Viennese Actionism, resulting in a pice of art history that compells through its format. The color of blood is never going out of style; it flashes in all epochs and it will keep doing so presumably for as long as human beings bleed.
Mee Ai Om, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 x 5 cm
This work was created with unfathomable patience and carefully layered color varnishes, that allow for spacial deapth and the titular nebula behind a metallic look. The Korean artist strives to mirror the inner reality in abstract forms: clean, deep, dreamy, and tidy. The look of the artwork is sensitive to the lighting and, metaphorically speaking, to the spectators emotions. Prolonged contemplation befits the painting.
THE dog from POMPEII (1991)
Allan McCollum, stone and fibreglas, 53 x 53 x 53 cm
In a dreadful moment 1,950 year ago, a small dog was lifted from the course of the world by the ashes of Mount Vesuvius. McCullums series multiplies the animal in stone and fibreglas. Series are a key feature in the work of the American artist. Selection, multiplcation and variation are the principles by which not only artists create but also art historians, or (over long stretches of time) nature itself.
Defending a long-lasting love, Vicenza
Mauro Fiorese, Photography, 80 x 80 cm
The series "Mindmap of Love" collects variations of love in various places around the world. It shows people in large poses or in delicate ennui and followes the heart on the pathes that it loves to tread. The defensive love in Fiorese's photograph wavers between discovery and staged pose, kitsch and composition, and blends the couple in patched patterns.
Way of the hare 2 (2006)
Beth Moon, platin.palladium print, 70 x 60 cm
In her series "Thy Kingdom Come", Moon, who has become famous for her photographs of the world's oldest trees, examines without reservation rites that unite man and nature. The photographs highlight a staged and artificial quality and at the same time radiate a haunting force. The light lets one of the most beautiful nature shots emerge from the platinum print.
Header image: Valentina Zamboni/Mauro Fiorese, Treasure Rooms of the Belvedere - Vienna 2017 (Detail)