The Forces Behind the Forms : Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck

December 8, 2015 § Leave a comment


Geological History, Matter and Process in Contemporary Art

Jonathan Bragdon, Nina Canell, Julian Charrière, Olafur Eliasson, Ilana Halperin, Roger Hiorns, Katie Paterson, Giuseppe Penone, Jens Risch and guests, Hans Schabus, George Steinmann 

December 12, 2015 – February 28, 2016 

The exhibition The Forces behind the Forms – a title derived from artist and geologist Per Kirkeby – is devoted to the engagement with matter and formative processes in contemporary art. The exhibition brings together works that reflect the creative processes and formative energies in nature, translating them into artistic forms and exploring their references to mankind. The artists travel all around the world in a spirit of research and develop – using found objects and new conglomerations – a geology of our present day world; draw microscopics that imply the macrocosmic; use geology as a language to develop our understanding of time and our relationship with a continually changing environment; find adequate forms of expression – in different artistic media – for natural evolvement and growth processes, and concern themselves with the consequences of our handling of nature, matter, and thus – ultimately – of ourselves. 

In cooperation with Kunstmuseen Krefeld / Museen Haus Lange, Haus Esters and Kunstmuseum Thun

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