Strange Reflections and the Lounge
Flavio Favelli, Mario Giacomelli, Thorsten Passfeld, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mimmo Rotella
Vernissage: Thursday 30th August, 07, 7.p.m., the exhibition runs until 27th September 07.
Strange Reflections and the Lounge unites five artistic positions and focuses on Italian art. The exhibition comprises classical documentary photographs by Mario Giacomelli, as well as established contributions to avant-garde art by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Mimmo Rotella. Flavio Favelli and Thorsten Passfeld, the German artist, belong to the generation of young artists. The exhibition features many facets of reflections on everyday life and the environment.
Just like the other artists and their viewpoints, Thorsten Passfeld (born at Dinslaken in 1975) also defines his concept of art in the context of everyday life. His artistic "reflection" is based on transforming everyday objects into sculptures and/or installations. For example, he specifically fitted wooden huts into gallery premises. Passfeld reconstructed a kind of aircraft missile defense station for the Vienna exhibition.