Presented by Goethe-Institut Hongkong In collaboration with The Ministry of Art and Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl (Germany)
“Statement 3: New Sculpture from Germany
” will be held from March 15 to April 9, 2016
at the Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio
of the Goethe-Institut Hongkong. Works by six artists from Germany will be presented and an exhibition catalogue is available for visitors to the exhibition. The exhibition is part of the VIP programme of Art Basel Hong Kong 2016
“Since the 1960s there is an extended concept of art which has abandoned the common forms of composition and design especially for the artworks in the fields of Sculpture, Plastic and Installation and emphasizes everyday materials in favour of random parameters.” (Georg Elben, Director of the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl)
Alongside the exhibition, there are guided tours
on the current trend and development of sculpture in Germany and Hong Kong. All events are held at the Goethe-Gallery, conducted in English and are free for the general public. Please mark your diary for the following dates:
Opening of “Statement 3: New Sculpture from Germany”
15.3.2016 (Tue) | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
One of the featured artists, Mr. Jan Scharrelmann will be present at the opening
Guided tour and talk on German sculpture today with examples from the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
25.3.2016 (Fri) | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Georg Elben, Director of the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
(A VIP programme of the Art Basel Hong Kong 2016)
Dialogue between Georg Elben and Hong Kong artist Nadim Abbas
26.3.2016 (Sat) | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
(An event of the Hong Kong Arts Centre Open House 2016)
The artists featured at “Statement 3: New Sculpture from Germany” are:
Markus Karstieß studied from 1992 to 1998 at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. He was artistic director of the Kunstverein Schwerte together with Christian Freudenberger from 2008 to 2012. Throughout his artistic career Karstieß has received numerous fellowships, presented both on a national and an international basis. Karstieß lives and works in Düsseldorf.
Winner of the Hector Prize 2015, Alicja Kwade studied at the University of Arts in Berlin and received in 2008 the award “Piepenbrock for Sculpture”, which was connected to a presentation at the Hamburger Bahnhof. She has held solo exhibitions, among others at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, in the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover and in the art association in Münster and in Bremerhaven.
The Hector Prize is awarded to an outstanding artist who produces three-dimensional works – sculpture, assemblage and installation art – and highlights an important focus for the collection at the Kunsthalle.
Bettina Pousttchi is a German-Iranian artist who lives and works in Berlin. From 1990 to 1992 she studied art at the Université de Paris VIII and from 1992 to 1997 philosophy, art history and film theory in Cologne and Bochum. From 1995 to 1999 she studied with Professor Rosemarie Trockel and Professor Gerhard Merz at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. From 1999 to 2000 she attended the renowned Whitney Independent Studio Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She participated twice in the Venice Biennale (2003, 2009) and her works are found in numerous private and public collections, including the collection of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2014 Pousttchi received the Wolfsburg Award for Contemporary Art.
Johanna Reich studied fine art at the Art Academy Münster, the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She works in the field of video art that focuses on the tension between the objectivity of the digitally processed image and the emergence of sensuality or poetry. Her work is represented in numerous exhibitions and collections, among others in the Goetz Collection, the Museum of Concrete Art Ingolstadt and Jerry Speyer Collection. Reich has got high honours in the ward of the NRW Media Art, the Konrad von Soest Prize and the Nam June Paik Award. She lives and works in Cologne.
Michael Sailstorfer studied from 1999 to 2005 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and in the meantime at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2003/2004). He received numerous awards, such as the 2001 A.T. Kearney-Academy Award, 2002 Prize of Darmstadt Secession (Sculpture) and 2006/2007 the Ars-Viva Prize, as well as fellowships from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2003) and from the Villa Aurora (2005). Sailstorfer is on the list of “100 Minds of Tomorrow”, an exhibition initiated by the German Government in 2006. His work is marked by raised buildings and installations. Sailstorfer lives in Berlin.
Jan Scharrelmann works and lives in Cologne. He has had several gallery and museum exhibitions including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb and at the Dan Devening Projects & Editions. There have been several articles about Jan Scharrelmann, including “Art Scope 2009 – 2011: Invisible Memories” written by Yuhei Wada for The Japan Times in 2011.
Jan Scharrelmann will be present at the opening of the exhibition “Statement 3: New Sculpture from Germany” on March 15, 2016 (Tue).
The “Statement” Series:
Introducing a new generation of German artists at the Goethe-Gallery from Oct 2014 to Mar 2016
Between October 2014 and March 2016, Goethe-Institut Hongkong presents an exhibition series that introduces a new generation of German artists to Hong Kong. In each exhibition, works by five to six established and promising young German artists are presented at the Goethe-Gallery. Among them, one or two featured artists are invited to Hong Kong to give talks and to meet the local general public. The exhibitions take a similar title with a different focus each time, and all of them will be held in partnership with a different local organisation. It is a collaboration between Goethe-Institut Hongkong and The Ministry of Art.
The previous exhibitions in the “Statement” series are:
Statement 1: New Photography from Germany
(Oct 2014, Hong Kong Partner: Hong Kong International Photo Festival)
Statement 2: New Painting from Germany
(Mar 2015, Hong Kong Partner: Art Basel Hong Kong)