post-title Esther Stocker | Anarchy of Forms | drj art projects | 08.09.-02.11.2019 – extended until 16.11.2019!

Esther Stocker | Anarchy of Forms | drj art projects | 08.09.-02.11.2019 – extended until 16.11.2019!

Esther Stocker | Anarchy of Forms | drj art projects | 08.09.-02.11.2019 – extended until 16.11.2019!

Esther Stocker | Anarchy of Forms | drj art projects | 08.09.-02.11.2019 – extended until 16.11.2019!

extended until 16.11. | #2630ARTatBerlin | drj art projects currently presents the solo exhibition “Anarchy of Forms” in the form of a space-related artwork by the artist Esther Stocker. Accompanying the artist has arranged works of special artist guests from the fields of installation, sculpture, clothing, furniture and painting with further works of her own to form an art living space (see below).

Looking to the derivation of the words, it’s easy to see that anarchy and chaos are opposites: while anarchy understands the absence of authority as a system of order, chaos means total disorder, a gloomy emptiness—ultimately the nothing that is antithetical to life. The equation of the two concepts in political-social daily life is therefore to be understood as an attempt to equate lack of authority with a state of danger, and conversely to suggest that the rule of the many by the few is a prerequisite of security.

In the exhibition Anarchy of Forms, Esther Stocker explores this relationship in the context of a specific architectural space: What is the effect of a non-hierarchical—therefore anarchic—arrangement of congruent forms in a 19th-century interior space, which is anything but neutral? For instance, in the context of its limits and our perception of them? To investigate this, Stocker arranges variously-sized black squares in the first exhibition room of drj, on the walls, floor, and ceiling—the limits of the space— disregarding the space’s predetermined characteristics, thereby breaking down the given relationship between space and forms both geometrically and structurally.

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Esther Stocker bei drj art projects, 2019, Foto: drj art projects 

This work is a continuation of Esther Stocker’s years-long interest in systems of order, their disruption, and the effect of this experience on the viewer, which she has pursued in many successful site-specific installations.

As in these pieces, Stocker’s artistic work, which is rooted in painting, has also expanded into the realms of sculpture, clothing, furniture, and architectural space itself. This can be experienced in the second half of the exhibition. As a counterweight to the geometric installation in the first room, in the second, Stocker arranges works and objects of her own, as well as pieces by other artists from her community and that of drj, with the goal of designing an abstracted art living room. The composition creates a spatial and atmospheric ambience that aspires to the vision of a Gesamtkunstwerk, in the sense of a site of connection between people and space, or rather, being and living, as an artistic vision, as inspiration for a deepened understanding of a personal, everyday life with art.

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Esther Stocker und Künstler-Gäste, komponiert als Kunst-Wohnraum bei drj art projects, 2019, Foto: drj art projects 

Artist guests: Carlo Battisti [IT], Alain Biltereyst [BE], Hartmut Böhm [DE], Daniela Comani [IT], Matthew Deleget [US], Stephan Ehrenhofer [AT], Siegfried Kreitner [DE], Flora Miranda [AT], David Moises [AT], Jan van Munster [NL], Kerstin Liedtke/ComicSense [AT], Regine Schumann [DE], Jan Vormann [DE] und Zora Kreuzer [DE].

1974 born in Silandro, Italy
1994 – 1997 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien
1996 Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano
1999 – 2000 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

2018 „Geometrisches Glück“, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf
Galerie Krobath, Wien
2017 „Out of Order“, Galerie Frey, Salzburg
„TRIANGULAZIONE“, D.A.C. Dolceacqua arte contemporanea, Dolceacqua
„Think change“, EOS, Bolzano
2016 „on architecture. Projects for the Setouchi Triennale, Japan“, dr. julius I ap, Berlin
„Approximation Linéare“, La BF15, Lyon
„From the Future“, Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava
“Approaching Loneliness“, Galerie Alfa, Košice
Výstavní síň Sokolská 26, Ostrava
„Geometrien“, Marcello Farabegoli Projects, Botschaft von Italien, Wien
Galerie Krobath, Wien
2015 „Die Tarnung der Bilder“, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg
„Based on Anarchic Structures“, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
2014 „Zweifel an der Geraden“, Kunstraum Dornbirn
Schloss Kastelbell, Kastelbell
2013 „Unlimited Space“ , The Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic
Galerie Krobath, Wien
2012 „Portrait of Disorder“, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
„Form follows Vision“, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
„Degrees of Freedom „, Coalmine im Volkart Haus, Winterthur
2011 „In Defense of Free Forms „, Oredaria Arti Contemporanee, Roma
„Dirty Geometry“, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
„Destino Comune“, Macro, Roma
„Abstraktion und Verirrung“, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren
„Gestalt“, Künstlerhaus Hannover
2010 „La solitudine dell´opera (Blanchot)“, Associazione Ko.Ji.Ku., Galleria Studio 44, Genova
Galerie Krobath, Wien
Wannieck Gallery, Brno
Galerie Krobath, Berlin
2009 „Nothing could be done – men were only men, and space was their eternal enemy. (Ellison) „, House of Art, eské Bud jovice
2008 „What I don‘t know about space“, MUSEUM 52, London
„Abstract Thought Is A Warm Puppy“, CCNOA – Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels
Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Wien
„geometrisch betrachtet“, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Wien
2007 „Noise. Von der Kunst der Malerei“, Staatsoper, Wien
„Esther Stocker“, Ragenhaus Bruneck
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
2006 Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre
Galleria unosunove, Roma (with Peppe Perone)
2005 „Geometrisch betrachtet, sind alle Richtungen im Raum gleichwertig“, Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund Berlin
„Der Zusammenhang zwischen Teilen“, Plattform, Berlin
Minoritengalerien Graz
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt
„Was sind das für Gegenstände, die wir voraussetzen? (Quine)“, Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Wien
2004 „Das Wort ‚gleichartig‘ zieht unsere Aufmerksamkeit auf sich, und doch besagt es eigentlich gar nichts“,
AR/GE Kunst Galerie Museum, Bozen
Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt (with Robert Klümpen)
2003 Galerie im Kunsthaus Mürz, Mürz
Galerie im Trakl-Haus, Salzburg (with Suse Krawagna)
Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Wien
„Who needs structure.“, Open End, Chicago (with Marc Le Blanc)
2002 Galerie Christine Mayer, München (with Klaus Auderer)
2001 Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Wien
Galerie Antonio Ferrara, Reggio Emilia
1997 „Malerei“ Galerie Trabant, Wien

2009 Preis der Stadt Wien
2007 Südtiroler Preis für Kunst am Bau
2004 Otto-Mauer-Preis
Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst des BKA
2002 Anton-Faistauer-Preis
Paul Flora Preis

Vernissage: Sunday, 8th September 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Introduction at 12:30 p.m.

Exhibiton period: Sunday, 8th September to Saturday, 2nd November 2019 – extended until Saturday, 16th November 2019!

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