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Group show: OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR (over)

21 June 2003 until 31 August 2003
  OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
1.Eva Rothschild, Within you, without you, 2002 2.Remy Jungerman, Communication trees, 2001 3.Jim Lambie, Zobop, 2003
 
  Badischer Kunstverein

Badischer Kunstverein
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The exhibition OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR introduces three artists from the younger generation who work with the three-dimensionality of objects, whether found or created. Jim Lambie, Eva Rothschild, and Remy Jungerman address transcultural and transmedial codes in various ways, using elements from Minimalism and Pop Art and countering the after-effects of post-colonialism with an almost shamanistic magic.

Jim Lambie, born in 1964, studied at the Glasgow School of Art in the early nineties. Eva Rothschild, born 1971 in Dublin, has been living in London since studying at Goldsmith¹s College.Remy Jungerman, born 1959 in Moengo, Surinam, moved to Amsterdam in 1989; following his studies at the Academie voor Kunst en Cultuur in Paramaribo, he went on to attend the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Jim Lambie, who has been invited to do the Scottish Pavilion at this year's Biennale in Venice, has been marked by the world of objects and the aesthetic of pop music; he plays with the psychedelic power of color and form. Everyday things are combined to create magical, playful objects that are charged with energy. In the Badischer Kunstverein, he will be transforming the entire floor of the atrium (ca. 1,800 square feet) into a psychedelic energy field in silver, gold, black, and white.

In her sculptures and paper works, Eva Rothschild is interested in the potency that makes more out of things and objects than their pure materiality would seem to offer. She speaks of the "spiritual desire" that moves people from different worlds of objects and traditions. In formal terms, she refers both to geometric abstraction and to figuration, to logical structures and fetishistic idealization. In Eva Rothschild's sculptures, form latently inclines towards self-surrender.

Remy Jungerman became known in the nineties with works that introduced the "Flattened Toad Force / FLTF": an army of the silhouettes of run-over frogs as a metaphor for a migration that remains defenseless in spite of its ability to adapt. Jungermann combines natural and high tech materials, pursuing shifts in meaning and miscommunication in a variety of cultural political contexts within the context of his own biography.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a catalogue 13 x 14 cm in size with color plates and texts (German/English) by Jane Tynan, Rob Tufnell, and Angelika Stepken (6 Euro). Exhibition and catalogue have been made possible by the support of the British Council and the Dutch Embassy in Berlin.

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