(Russian) “Художник должен быть модным”

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Martin Kasper.Architecture and Transgression

Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

22. 06. until 30.07.2017

The spaces in Martin Kasper’s paintings captivate the viewer with their sensitively painted interiors, detailed depiction as well as with the specificity of their interior design. Spatial perspectives, high ceilings, glass fronts and disturbing geometric relationships become comprehensable as a paradigma of homelessness of places, which manifests itself in the abandonment of Kasper’s „non-places“. References relating to architectural styles of the nearer past serve as a leitmotiv throughout the space fantasies of this internationally acclaimed artist. One thing is clear from the beginning: Kasper’s architectures are not simple copies of reality but elaborated compositions of perspectivealignments, angles, curves, proportions and light effects. But theysimultaneously bear the possibility of deconstruction within themselves. In hislatest compositions Kasper experiments with the destabilisation of these spatialstructures, what implicates an enormous gain of complexity. The consequent use of central perspective is a conscious decision for the illusionary space inorder to involve the viewer into the picture. Martin Kasper’s paintings provethat not only humans but also spaces possess their own physiognomy.Martin Kasper, born 1962 in Germany, studies at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe (GER), 1990/91 scholarship Academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (GER), scholarship in Montreal, CA, from IAAB, Bale, scholarship Cité des Arts, Paris (F), since 2011 guest lecturer at HEAR, Strasbourg (F)
soloexhibitions in Museum Künstlerkolonie, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (GER), Städtisches Museum Engen (GER) and Museum Artplus Donaueschingen (GER) Group exhibitions in Kunsthalle Basel (CH), Museum Franz Gertsch (CH), Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (F), Biennale 2009, Peking (RC), Centre d’Art Contemporain Meymac (F) Martin Kasper`s art works are in MAMCS (Musée d‘Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg), Städtische Kunstsammlung Darmstadt (GER), Collection Biedermann, Donaueschingen (GER), Collection Novartis, Bale (CH), Collection Roche, Bale (CH), Collection Droege, Düsseldorf (GER), Collection Staedtische Galerie Villingen-Schwenningen (GER), Collection Bernard Massini, Nice (F), Collection Colas, Paris (F)


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This exhibition is a journey conceived by Russian artist Gosha Ostretsov and his curator Simon Njami. It takes place at Palazzo Nani Bernardo from May 8 to June 30, 2017.

 «I’ve been abducted hundreds of times» is a hallucination, a heterochrony, and archaeology of the future. Using the specific world of an artist, we have decided to present history as a script in which components complement each other, break up and conduct a dialogue. These components are an Italian renaissance palazzo, relics of Soviet-era culture, archives, an interstellar flight, literature and, of course, the plasticity of Venice hosting the best examples of contemporary art from around the world. We have put our heads together with Gosha Ostretsov to tell you a story where everyone can find himself or herself, a story of all forms and all periods in human history.


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