post-title Nikolaus Gansterer | Strange Wor(l)ds | Crone Berlin | 21.01.-04.03.2023

Nikolaus Gansterer | Strange Wor(l)ds | Crone Berlin | 21.01.-04.03.2023

Nikolaus Gansterer | Strange Wor(l)ds | Crone Berlin | 21.01.-04.03.2023

Nikolaus Gansterer | Strange Wor(l)ds | Crone Berlin | 21.01.-04.03.2023

until 04.03. | #3750ARTatBerlin | Crone Berlin presents from 21 January 2023 (opening: 20.01.) the exhibition “Strange Wor(l)ds” by the artist Nikolaus Gansterer.

The exhibition “Strange Wor(l)ds” by Austrian artist Nikolaus Gansterer plays with the tension between drawing, research, performance and installation. On display is a comprehensive series of around forty works in which Gansterer visualizes thoughts, treatises, and theses of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in the most diverse ways.

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Nikolaus Gansterer, Figures de Pensee, 2021
Courtesy Galerie Crone, Berlin Wien, Photo: Aurelien Mole

Nikolaus Gansterer belongs to the representatives of the “New Drawing”, who redefine drawing, extend it into space and combine it with performative practices. What distinguishes his work is the content aspect, which he transforms into the formal: in all his works, he refers to natural science, philosophy, literature, poetry, or his own knowledge.

ART at Berlin - courtesy of Galerie Crone - Nikolaus Gansterer - Strange Wor(l)ds Installationsansicht - foto Aurelien MoleNikolaus Gansterer, Strange Wor(l)ds, Installationsansicht, 2022
Courtesy Galerie Crone, Berlin Wien, Photo: Aurelien Mole

In the exhibition Strange Wor(l)ds, Gansterer now brings together over forty drawings, collages, and mixed media panels in which he deals with Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (1953). As always in his work, which is characterized by meticulous research and playful lightness at the same time, he translates Wittgenstein’s thoughts and theses on the complex relation between language and reality into pictorial representations using a wide array of techniques, methods, and modes of production. However, the word “translating” must not be misunderstood or interpreted as a servile gesture of adaption. When he “translates,” “transfers,” and “transforms” Wittgenstein’s texts into the pictorial, this is not done in the sense of an illustration. Rather, through the act of drawing, he expands them, interprets them, delimits them, gives them a new dimension, a new aggregate state, a new level of reception.

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Nikolaus Gansterer, Philosophical Investigations, 2021
Courtesy Galerie Crone, Berlin Wien, Photo: Aurelien Mole

For almost three years, Nikolaus Gansterer has worked on his Wittgenstein series, supported and accompanied by Austrian philosopher Klaus Speidel. This also resulted in their joint book Playing with Ludwig, which is now published and presented on the occasion of the exhibition Strange Wor(l)ds.

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Nikolaus Gansterer, Objekt #38,, 2021
Courtesy Galerie Crone, Berlin Wien, Photo: Aurelien Mole

Nikolaus Gansterer was born in 1974 in Klosterneuburg in Lower Austria and lives in Vienna. He studied at the University of Applied Arts with Brigitte Kowanz in Vienna and at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Gansterer has participated in a large number of institutional solo exhibitions and biennials, including the Athens Biennial; the Havana Biennial; the Venice Biennial; and the Sharjah Biennial.

Opening: Friday, 20 January 2023, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Book launch and Artist Talk: Saturday, 21 January 2023

Exhibition dates: Saturday, 21 January to Saturday, 4 March 2022

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Image caption title: Nikolaus Gansterer, I don’t know suddenly this wor(l)d seems strange to me, 2022,
Courtesy Galerie Crone, Berlin Wien, Photo: Nikolaus Gansterer

Exhibition Nikolaus Gansterer – Crone Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin

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